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RNC attendee bucks GOP's anti-environmental stance with ConservAmerica

Rob Sisson is tired of seeing environmentalism being dismissed by Republicans. In a party that recently adopted the slogan "drill baby, drill" he's a bit of an odd duck. But he's prodding the party to take environmental issues seriously. >More
 Delegates swoon over Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention

While Walker seemed tentative and a bit nervous, Ryan was a man completely at ease with himself on the national stage. Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" blared from the speakers as Ryan swaggered onto the stage to thunderous applause. During his speech he was confident and funny, and portrayed the Obama administration as one that had been filled with new excitement but has failed. >More
 Wisconsin Realtors make controversial donations to Wisconsin Club for Growth

Newly filed federal tax forms show that the Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance, a WRA offshoot billed as "a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization devoted to representing homeowners and property owners," gave $1,059,367 to Wisconsin Club for Growth in the fiscal year between October 1, 2010, and September 30, 2011. This accounted for most of the Alliance's expenditures that year. >More
 Wisconsin state Rep. Brett Hulsey pleads no contest to disorderly conduct charge

Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) pled "no contest" Aug. 15 to disorderly conduct for flipping a 9-year-old boy, whom he did not know, off his inner tube while both were swimming on July 4 at Spring Harbor Beach. >More
 Scott Walker speech a high point for Wisconsin delegates at GOP convention

"Scott captured the mood. And most importantly, he captured what everybody's thinking - that Mitt Romney did a very daring thing by picking Paul Ryan," Tommy Thompson said from the floor. "And by doing this, he's telling the world that they're going to solve the problems and not keep postponing them." >More
 National GOP and Romney campaign have high hopes for Wisconsin

Not since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan won re-election, has a Republican candidate for president won in Wisconsin. But now Rick Wiley, the Republican National Committee political director, believes the stars are aligning to end that drought. Wiley spoke to reporters in a Tuesday conference call from the Republican National Convention in Tampa. >More
 Protesters gleefully recount banner drop over Scott Walker at Republican convention

Tyler Mitchell, a young community organizer in St. Petersburg, took a drag on his cigarette as he and his friends stood on the sidewalk, describing how they dropped a banner during a speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker attracting a lot of media attention and disrupting a carefully planned rally. "We'd been planning it for a couple of weeks," said Mitchell. >More
 Sunlight Foundation tracks corporate spending at Republican National Convention

Liz Bartolomeo of the Sunlight Foundation wondered if the Republican delegates were all out partying Monday. Bartolomeo's organization is geared toward shining light on the how money is corrupting politics. She and her colleague, Keenan Steiner, are monitoring the money lavished on delegates and politicians, often through "in-kind" donations like parties. >More
 Kleefisch tells GOP convention crowd that Walker's playbook can win nationally (audio)

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has never been to a Republican National Convention before. She came to the grand show in Tampa, Florida, this year as one of its stars, riding the coattails of Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, who is the vice-presidential nominee. >More
 Paul Ryan rallies in Janesville in advance of Republican National Convention (slideshow)

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited his alma mater, Janesville Craig High School, on Monday just before heading to Tampa for the Republican National Convention. >More
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