Ryan takes center stage in new ad from Dem super PAC

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Two days after Pennsylvania voters delivered a stinging rebuke to Paul Ryan and his Republican House majority, a leading Democratic super PAC is looking to twist the knife. House Majority PAC is debuting a TV ad that describes Ryan as giving billions in tax breaks to Wall Street millionaires while kicking millions off health care. > Washington Post

March For Our Lives announces 50-mile march from Madison to Janesville


March For Our Lives has announced “50 Miles More”, a follow-up to the nationwide March 24 protests that will call for sensible gun reform. March For Our Lives is calling for Wisconsin students to march from Madison to Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville on March 25. Details for multiple Wisconsin cities can be found here.

Fact checks on guns, school shootings, background checks, and mental illness


Since 17 students and faculty members were killed in a school shooting in Florida last month, PolitiFact Wisconsin has run a number of fact checks on statements made by Wisconsin legislators about background checks, mental illness, guns and school shootings. Read the rundown of their findings here.

Ryan targeted by ad from Gabby Giffords’ gun safety group

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The gun safety group co-founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has launched its first ad targeting House Speaker Paul Ryan. The new online ad accuses Ryan of blocking attempts to strengthen gun laws, failing to protect people from gun violence, and being a top recipient of contributions from the gun lobby. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Where does Wisconsin’s congressional delegation stand on Trump’s tariffs?


President Trump’s decision to announce tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has drawn warnings of a trade war by Republican critics, including by Gov. Scott Walker, who has asked Trump to reconsider. The Cap Times runs through all 10 of the state’s U.S. Senators and Representatives on where they stand regarding the tariffs.

Students plan march to Paul Ryan’s hometown to spur gun reform


Students in Wisconsin announced plans Monday to make a four-day, 50-mile march to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown later this month to urge gun reform. The March 24 event, called “50 Miles More,” called for students to stand in solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. > UPI

Harley-Davidson: Trump’s tariffs pose grave threat to famous American name


For countries wanting to make a political point, Harley-Davidson is a great target. Based in Paul Ryan’s home state, the iconic Wisconsin manufacturer is not in a strong position to withstand a punitive trade war. Indeed, as the company struggles with falling sales, Trump’s steel tariffs could add $30 million to its costs. > The Guardian