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Ryan's Cuba embargo stance examined

jsonline.com — Mitt Romney sought to reassure Cuban-American voters in Florida on Monday that his new running mate Paul Ryan now supports the U.S. embargo of Cuba after opposing it earlier in his congressional career, according to the Univision network. Ryan's votes and his words still leave questions.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @joshgreenman: Before his reeducation, Paul Ryan had a very intelligent position on the Cuba embargo: jsonline.com/news/statepoli…

Dec 17, 2014

Before his reeducation, Paul Ryan had a very intelligent position on the Cuba embargo: jsonline.com/news/statepoli…

Tampa Bay's Lovie Smith has familiarity with Packers

jsonline.com — Green Bay --- This has been a long, long season for Lovie Smith. He knew building the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a winner would take time; he just didn't expect 2-12. But this week, he's back to preparing for the Green Bay Packers. And the former Chicago Bears head coach has been here before.
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats

jsonline.com — The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film. In a statement, Sony said it was cancelling "The Interview" ''in light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film."

Randall Cobb helps kids shop for gifts

jsonline.com — Green Bay - On his day off Tuesday, Randall Cobb spent the evening helping children spend their money wisely - and giving them a little life lesson as well. Cobb assisted 10 children from Eisenhower Elementary School on a shopping excursion for winter coats, gloves, boots, hats and gifts for Christmas with a $100 DICK'S Sporting Goods gift card provided by the store located on Pilgrim Way in Green Bay.

Prospects dim for new arena at Journal building site

jsonline.com — While the door is not shut completely, the prospects that the land owned by Journal Communications could be part of a new, multipurpose arena have dimmed. For months, the Milwaukee Bucks had targeted the Journal Communications block in downtown Milwaukee as one piece of a three-part property acquisition that includes the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and the Milwaukee Theatre.
Dec 18, 2014

Prospects dim for new Milwaukee arena at Journal Sentinel building site. on.jsonl.in/1wicncd

Dec 17, 2014

RT @journalsentinel: Probably no arena at the @journalsentinel site. Move along. Nothing to see here. …jsonl.in/G4oI0

Dec 17, 2014

RT @journalsentinel: Probably no arena at the @journalsentinel site. Move along. Nothing to see here. …jsonl.in/G4oI0

Packers pick six new captains to ramp up team's urgency

jsonline.com — Green Bay - This is the worst time of year for a team to become lethargic. Year after year, right now is when contending teams either capture momentum and ride it into February (think: 2010 Green Bay Packers) or plateau before a sudden, shocking loss (think: 2011 Packers).
Dec 18, 2014

#Packers elect playoff captains, hope these six players set the tone for a postseason run ... jsonline.com/sports/packers…

Dec 17, 2014

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Video: Julius Peppers on being a Packers captain

jsonline.com — Green Bay --- The Packers announced their six playoff captains with two regular-season games to go. Newcomer Julius Peppers was one of the six. Here's what he had to say inside the locker room... main player to use in blogs, scaleable

Aide won't say if Scott Walker will follow Jeb Bush in releasing emails

jsonline.com — A spokesman for Gov. Scott Walker won't say if the governor will follow Jeb Bush's lead by voluntarily releasing all of his emails from his first term in statewide office. Earlier this week, Bush said he would make public some 250,000 emails from his two terms as Florida's governor as well as a new e-book.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @DanielBice: Aide won't say if @GovWalker will follow Jeb Bush in voluntarily releasing emails from 1st term - JSOnline jsonline.com/blogs/news/286…

Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

RT @DanielBice: Aide won't say if @GovWalker will follow Jeb Bush in voluntarily releasing emails from 1st term - JSOnline jsonline.com/blogs/news/286…

Dec 17, 2014

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Walker: National Guard would help if protests erupt in Hamilton case

jsonline.com — Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he is prepared to call out the Wisconsin National Guard to quell any unrest after prosecutors announce whether they will charge the former police officer who shot Dontre Hamilton. But Walker said he fully expects Milwaukee residents to respond peacefully to the charging decision.
Dec 17, 2014

Walker ready to call out National Guard when decision on police shooting comes down in #Milwaukee - buff.ly/1v17DDp @patrickdmarley

Bucks stay with Blazers until fourth quarter but lose, 104-97

jsonline.com — Trail Blazers 104, Bucks 97 Portland, Ore. - Giannis Antetokounmpo crashed to the floor and the scene looked all too familiar. But this time a young Milwaukee Bucks star was able to walk off the court.
Dec 18, 2014

Late-night (or early morning) game report from the Northwest: Bucks lose to Blazers and Giannis sprains ankle. bit.ly/1GulCsC

Milwaukee police investigate handling of 911 calls before sister killing

jsonline.com — Milwaukee police have opened an internal investigation into the handling of 911 calls placed by a woman who was charged this week in the strangulation death of her sister during an argument. Marcia Render, 51, was arrested Dec. 9 after authorities responded to her home in the 1600 block of N.
Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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Bears set to bench Cutler

jsonline.com — Multiple reports said Wednesday that the Chicago Bears have benched quarterback Jay Cutler and plan to start Jimmy Clausen against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Cutler, who signed a seven-year, $126.7 million deal early this year, leads the NFL with 24 turnovers as the Bears have struggled to a 5-9 record.

Tom Silverstein's Thursday and Saturday night NFL picks

jsonline.com — GamePoint spreadStraight upvs. spreadTitans at Jaguars (Thurs.)Jaguars by 31/2JaguarsJaguarsEagles at Washington (Sat.)Eagles by 9EaglesWashingtonChargers at 49ers (Sat.)49ers by 1ChargersChargers
Dec 18, 2014

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Packers' Next Opponent: Buccaneers

jsonline.com — Green Bay - Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' best player, and two of their top four receiving weapons were placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Making matters worse, the Bucs (2-12) are a 10-point underdog Sunday when the Green Bay Packers, coming off a loss in Buffalo, visit Raymond James Stadium.

Mike McCarthy warns team against overconfidence against Bucs

jsonline.com — Green Bay - The Green Bay Packers are 10-point favorites on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have won just one of their last 10 games and none in six tries at home.
Dec 18, 2014

New from JS:Mike McCarthy warns team against overconfidence against Bucs ift.tt/1wjZzSt

Aaron Rodgers on McCarthy: 'He likes to ooze confidence'

jsonline.com — Green Bay --- Whether it's getting his team fitted for Super Bowl rings ahead of time or showing them videos of the "Death Zone," Packers coach Mike McCarthy has always found unique ways to motivate his team. This year? He had the team elect playoff captains before his team has officially clinched a playoff berth.
Dec 17, 2014

New from JS: Aaron Rodgers on McCarthy: 'He likes to ooze confidence' ift.tt/1wixVFF #packers

Dec 17, 2014

New at the JS Blog: Rodgers on McCarthy... "He likes to ooze confidence" jsonline.com/blogs/sports/2…

Paul Chryst introduced as UW's new football coach

jsonline.com — He's back home. The Madison native and former Badgers offensive coordinator was introduced as Wisconsin's 30th head football coach Wednesday evening by athletic director Barry Alvarez.

Paul Chryst, family are used to being on the move

jsonline.com — Madison - In the early 1990s, Robin Chryst was a newlywed working as a pharmacist in Racine when her husband, Paul Chryst, took a coaching job with the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football. At the time, Paul's brother, Geep, was a quality control coach with the Chicago Bears.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @jaypo1961: You want a journey? Check out path Chryst family has taken back to #Badgers: jsonline.com/sports/badgers…

Aaron Rodgers leads Pro Bowl voting by fans

jsonline.com — With the conclusion of fan voting on Monday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers received 1,015,004 fan votes to lead all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2015 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced. The Pro Bowl players are determined by the votes of fans, players and coaches.