The Badger Politic

Narrowcasting from our undisclosed bunker in Milwaukee with your hosts Scott Stearns and Paul Sickel.

December 7th, 2017    

Episode 35: Franken resigns, Alabama ponders

The tax cut bill passed the Senate and heads to conference committee with the House. Meanwhile, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has resigned his seat leaving Minnesota's governor to name a successor. The fate of the tax cut legislation is in the hands of Alabama voters who head to the polls next week to elect Roy Moore (R-Crazytown) or former US Attorney Doug Jones.


December 1st, 2017    

Episode 34: Tax cut bill heads to the full Senate

The Senate takes up the tax cut bill this week in hopes of passing it by end of the week. Which GOP senators stand in the way? Project Veritas had an embarassing fail this week when the Washington Post caught on to their game. Also, who's running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?


November 25th, 2017    

Episode 33: Wisconsin governor’s race update

Lots of news since our last episode two weeks ago. We'll touch on the special election in Alabama for US Senate, and spend some time discussing the 2018 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin with our friend Tony Spencer.


November 9th, 2017    

Episode 32: Election Day pod

Tuesday was Election Day in Virginia, New Jersey and other areas. The results were surprising in that Democrats were reminded what victory feels like. Scott and Paul break down the exit polls to see who turned out, and look forward to see if any lessons learned here can be applied to the 2018 races.


November 2nd, 2017    

Episode 31: Indictments

It was a busy news day on Monday with the announcement that three former Trump advisers were charged in the probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. We'll discuss that in addition to some local issues including Scott Walker maybe not reaping the benefits he had hoped from the FoxConn announcement. Also, Milwaukee and Waukesha reached a deal on the latter gaining access to Lake Michigan water. Is this the beginning of a budding new friendship?


October 28th, 2017    

Episode 30: Numbers numbers numbers

We've reached the milestone of Episode 30. This week, we take a deep dive into the latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) polling data on the Wisconsin political landscape. Lots of interesting numbers telling a story. Join us on the journey.


October 13th, 2017    

Episode 29: Power corrupts or something

Lots to discuss this week from the revelations about Harvey Weinstein to Trump's sinking poll numbers. Also, another candidate enters Wisconsin's race for governor.


October 6th, 2017    

Episode 28: America Mourns (again)

Full show this week. We spend a good portion of the episode discussing the mass shooting in Vegas and what we as a people should focus on going forward. Wisconsin's gerrymandered state legislative districts undergo scrutiny by the US Supreme Court. We look at the possible outcomes there.


September 27th, 2017    

Episode 27: Rocket Man and a Dotard Walk into a Bar

Lots going on this week from the latest failed attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Trump and Kim Jong Un trading barbs, and another candidate entering the Wisconsin race for governor. Also, crazy Roy Moore just won the Republican primary and is now the party's candidate to be Alabama's next US Senator.


September 20th, 2017    

Episode 26: Back in Session

Hey listeners, we're back after a week off and have a lot of catching up to do. Sheriff David Clarke quit, the Foxconn welfare bill passed, more candidates are eyeing a run for governor, and the zombie TrumpCare bill lives!


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