The big stories this week included Rep. Peter King’s radical Islam hearing, the continued unrest in Libya, the union defeat in Wisconsin, and the embarrassing video of NPR executives seeking a donation from a pretend Muslim brotherhood front group:
Daily Archives: March 11, 2011
According to the AP:
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Friday that takes away most collective bargaining for state employees on Friday.
The state Assembly passed the bill Thursday after the Senate approved it Wednesday without 14 AWOL Democrats. The vote in the Senate followed more than three weeks of dramatic protests that clogged the streets, hallways and meeting rooms of the Capitol.
Well, it wasn’t 21st century McCarthyism like leftists and terrorist-sympathizers predicted it would be.
Rather than detail everything that happened (if you want that, listen to Friday’s KaibCast (it is just 30 minutes long), which included a report from FNC’s Catherine Herridge), I want to expose the lies of one man who testified, Rep. Keith Ellison.
Below is video from the hearing:
Betsy Liley, who had a supporting role in the first NPR video from James O’Keefe, is the star of an all new video released by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas:
New video released Thursday afternoon indicates National Public Radio intended to accept a $5 million donation from fictitious Muslim Brotherhood front group Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust – and that the publicly funded radio network might have helped MEAC make the donation anonymously to protect it from a federal government audit.
After the Wisconsin Senate, sans Dems, passed the anti-union measure late Wednesday, the Wisconsin Assembly took up the legislation, passing it 53-42 on Thursday. Now Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill ASAP:
The state’s Assembly passed Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s explosive proposal 53-42 Thursday. The state’s Senate approved it the night before after using a procedural move to bypass its AWOL Democrats.
Walker says he’ll sign the legislation as quickly as possible.
“I applaud all members of the Assembly for showing up, debating the legislation and participating in democracy,” Walker said in a statement. “Their action will save jobs, protect taxpayers, reform government and help balance the budget.”
Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca filed a complaint Thursday with a local district attorney’s office claiming that Republicans violated the state’s open meetings law with the Senate’s actions Wednesday. He complained that the conference committee that first took up the proposal did so without a prior vote in the Senate and that lawmakers were not given sufficient notice.