The Badger Politic

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

February 18th, 2018    

Episode 41: Wisconsin Spring Primary time

Gun violence is back in the news with yet another tragic school shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. A number of indictments came down from the DOJ on Friday focused on Russians. Immigration reform goes nowhere in the Senate. There's an update on the redistricting in Pennsylvania. Then we focus the bulk of this week's episode on the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The primary election is this Tuesday, February 20th, and we have your preview.


February 13th, 2018    

Episode 40: Dueling memos

The GOP memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is released. The response memo from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) gets stopped in its tracks. What gives? Also, the Supreme Court rejects appeals from Pennsylvania Republicans to avoid redrawing gerrymandered districts in time for this year's elections.


February 6th, 2018    

Episode 39: The state of things

We have our State of the Union postgame on this week's episode. The gap between Republicans and Democrats has narrowed on the generic ballot. Also, we'll look ahead to the potential outcome of the Supreme Court case on gerrymandered districts.


January 30th, 2018    

Episode 38: Beware of false prophets

This week, we zero in on a couple candidates in the Wisconsin governor's race and size up their candidacies. Lots to discuss as we get closer to the race being in full swing.


January 15th, 2018    

Episode 37: We’re back

We kick off 2018 with the president asking profoundly about people coming here from shithole countries. The mayor of Madison jumps into the governor's race. We'll review the current field as we slide into campaign season.


January 7th, 2018    

Happy New Year

Hey all, here's a quick message on our next recording. Happy New Year!


December 18th, 2017    

Episode 36: Sweet blue Alabama

Doug Jones wins the special election for US Senate in Alabama. We'll review the results. You can review the exit polls along with us at Net neutrality also took a hit this week at the FCC which we'll discuss as well. It's our last podcast of 2017, but much lies ahead as we look to 2018.


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.


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