Paul Ryan to hold first town hall in nearly two years and these priests want to be there

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The Rev. Tony Russo would like to be in the room when Paul Ryan holds his CNN “town hall” Monday evening in Racine. That’s because Russo is among 12 members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in Franklin who over the past few months have engaged Ryan on the issue of immigration. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Republican challenger to Paul Ryan agrees with Trump blaming Charlottesville violence on ‘both sides’

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President Trump struck the “right balance” when he blamed both sides for racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, congressional candidate Paul Nehlen said Wednesday. Nehlen, a Republican who is challenging Rep. Paul Ryan in the 1st District primary, visited Janesville on Wednesday for a town hall meeting. > Janesville Gazette

Wisconsin GOP responses to Trump: Gallagher and Steineke pointed; Walker, Johnson and Ryan indirect; Vos and Fitzgerald silent.

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While Sen. Ron Johnson, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker condemned the Charlottesville violence without citing Trump’s name, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher and state Rep. Jim Steineke came out far more pointedly against Trump’s failure. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have made no public comment. > La Crosse Tribune

‘Iron Stache’ wants to ask a question at Ryan’s CNN ‘town hall’

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Paul Ryan challenger Randy Bryce is trying to attend Ryan’s town hall meeting next week. Bryce said he’s submitted questions for the CNN-hosted town hall Ryan will hold August 21 in Racine, but added that, because CNN will decide the attendees and whose questions will be asked, it was “by definition NOT a public town hall.” > Roll Call

How each of Wisconsin’s congressional delegates responded to the Charlottesville violence

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While both of Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators and all eight of the state’s U.S. Representatives spoke out against the violence, some were more pointed than others, and some were more critical of President Donald Trump’s response. Wisconsin Public Radio‘s lays out all ten responses.

Paul Ryan to host CNN town hall at Racine Theatre Guild next week

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to host a town hall meeting in Racine next week, one which will have a live audience. Scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Racine Theatre Guild, the town hall will be televised on CNN and anchored by CNN’s Jake Tapper. > Racine Journal Times

Wisconsin a key state for Russian hacking

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There is increasing proof of widespread Russian cyber hacking. And yet there’s also evidence that certain states were targeted for more interference, and one of them was Wisconsin. Ultimately, key members of the state’s congressional delegation, namely Johnson, Ryan and Duffy, may be facing a raft of embarrassing questions over the situation. > Urban Milwaukee