Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and who among us cannot celebrate that? Well, perhaps Mayor Bloomberg could find that the iconic sandwich contains too many calories, especially if it has been supercharged by the addition of some bacon. For the rest of us, it is interesting to know that the grilled cheese sandwich dates back to the Romans and that the French have their way of doing what they call a Croque Monsieur.
The French, however, have nothing on the cheeseheads of Wisconsin, where “last year the first Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship was held in Mineral Point and drew 1,200 fans from seven states to celebrate one of America’s most beloved comfort foods.”
The judging for this year's even will take place in two weeks and, as Daniel Higgins of the Green Bay Press Gazette writes, organizers are advising those entering a recipe “to get creative with the bread and butter, noting that one competitor is making her own bread.”
Madison, Wis. Sitting in front of an oversized HD television in the basement of the governor’s residence, a relaxed Scott Walker settles in to wait for Barack Obama to begin the first State of the Union address of his second term.
A new 30-second ad airing on cable news in Wisconsin and New Hampshire features Americans who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 voicing their disenchantment with the president over the last four years. The spot, which is an advertisement for the Citizens United film The Hope and the Change, will air on MSNBC and CNN in Wisconsin and New Hampshire through the rest of this week.
Milwaukee Speaking at a Tea Party rally on a sunny Saturday in June in southeastern Wisconsin, Paul Ryan confidently predicted Governor Scott Walker would win the recall election he was facing that coming Tuesday, June 5. “On Tuesday, we save Wisconsin,” Ryan said to applause from the crowd of 4,000. “And on November 6, Wisconsin saves America.”
The latest Wisconsin polling from Rasmussen Reports, taken yesterday and released today, shows Mitt Romney and President Obama tied at 49 percent apiece among likely voters. A week earlier, Obama led by 2 points in Rasmussen’s Wisconsin polling — 50 to 48 percent — so Romney is on the rise in the Badger State. Indeed, in its three prior polls taken this fall in Wisconsin, Rasmussen had always shown Obama to be up by either 2 or 3 percentage points.
A new ad airing across Wisconsin television stars three local women who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 but who will be switching to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (a Wisconsin native) this year. "Paul Ryan embodies the work ethic of Wisconsin," says Connie of Green Bay. Watch the ad below:
The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as the Republican vice presidential nominee continues an odd and indeed unprecedented pattern so far in the 21st century. Seven of the eight major party vice presidential candidates have been the first people from their home states to be major party national candidates.
Ephraim, Wisc. At an appearance last week at a high school in Cascade, Iowa, a half hour drive from the Wisconsin border, Barack Obama told the crowd gathered to see him that he’d take questions from anyone who had one. There was one exception – a gentleman wearing a Green Bay Packers t-shirt.
Mitt Romney closed his Sunday rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with a stirring account of patriotism from American speed skater Derek Parra at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Watch the whole speech below, but the story begins around 9:00: