Marquette Wire

Syrian conflict pushes Congress to make decisions

Jason Kurtyka

September 10, 2013

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The Senate will vote Wednesday to approve or reject President Obama's resolution to employ a round of “limited and narrow” strikes at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons. U.S officials reported Aug. 30 that more than 1,400 people were killed in multiple chemical weapons attacks in suburbs outside Damascus. One year ago, Obama said a chemical weapons attack would cross a “red line,” prompting American military intervention. According to the Washington Post, there is projected bipartisan support for and against the resolution and many representatives remain undecided. This reflects the stance of the Marquette College Republicans and Democrats, who declined to make a comment leaning one way or the other. “The Marquette University College Republicans have a wide range of positions within our organization on the current debate about militar...

Negative Baldwin and Thompson ads flood airwaves

Alexandra Whittaker

October 16, 2012

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Negative television and Internet attack ads have been especially prevalent in the Wisconsin Senate election between Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson. Baldwin and Thompson have thrown punches...

Baldwin and Thompson face off over debt, economy

Alexandra Whittaker

October 2, 2012

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U.S. Senate candidates Tommy Thompson and Tammy Baldwin faced off about taxes, the middle class and the national debt at their first debate Friday in Milwaukee. Both candidates were on the attack and blamed each other's parties and former adm...

Doyle calls for ‘growth and expansion’

Tim Seeman

January 28, 2010

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State first to enact renewable portfolio standards With Wisconsin's economy as his focus, Gov. Jim Doyle delivered his final State of the State Address Tuesday night in Madison. During his final year in office, Doyle sai...