This awesome video, shot on May 16th, 1991, documented the last time the Iowa Class Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) fired off its main battery. Watching her 16 inch guns going off in a crescendo and then ending in a full broadside is breathtaking, and the sound is ferocious. Read more...
Year by year, Americans learn about the decommissioning of the old workhorses of the U.S. Navy. In the early 1990’s, the battleships USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Missouri, and the USS Wisconsin were decommissioned, following many in the years previous. Show More Summary
The U.S. Navy and the Lockheed Martin-led industry team launched the fifth littoral combat ship (LCS) Milwaukee, at the Marinette Marine shipyard, Wisconsin. Prior
Commissioned in 1901, USS Wisconsin (BB-9) (right) was the lone Illinois-class battleship built on the West Coast. Moving south in 1902, it aided in ending the Thousand Days' War in Colombia before later seeing extensive service inShow More Summary
WASHINGTON – It began on the USS Wisconsin, but has turned into a sinking proposition, which I wrote about when the moment crystallized. Nate Silver now gives Romney a 15% chance of winning. This gloom bathes the entire polling universe. Five weeks to Election Day, President Barack Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral [...]
On the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk harbor, a coatless Mitt Romney named a tieless Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee. Romney's choice was not much of a surprise after he told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday...
It’s been a week since Mitt Romney made what virtually all pundits called a “bold choice,” picking Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. That scene at the battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., thrilled Republicans yet to fully embrace Mr. Show More Summary
The floundering Romney campaign was thrown a life ring of sorts last week, from aboard the USS Wisconsin, a decommissioned US Navy vessel based in Norfolk, Virginia.
Click here to view this media “What kind of country do we want to have?” That was the question asked by Mitt Romney's new running mate Paul Ryan during his speech this Saturday morning aboard the USS Wisconsin. It was also the question asked by Chris Matthews when he played the clip of Ryan on Hardball this Saturday. Show More Summary
'Biggest Honor': Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced on Saturday aboard the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would be his running mate, The Washington Post reports. "It's gone from the surreal to the real....
Introducing his running mate against the backdrop of the USS Wisconsin on Saturday, Mitt Romney flubbed his easiest line. “Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States,” he declared. There is no way to avoid reading this as a Freudian slip. Show More Summary
THE 2012 REPUBLICAN never too white or too male 2012 team theme team is official. What’s the theme? Austerity or bust, baby. Because it’s worked so well over the pond. But what optics. With the USS Wisconsin as the stage, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Mitt Romney, who jogged down to the platform set up to [...]
It was the end of a whirlwind first day on the campaign trail as Mitt Romney’s running mate — a day that started in front of an early-morning crowd of thousands before the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, took the GOP ticket to an 8,000-person rally in Manassas and was soon about to wind down at a hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Read full article >>
The image of a youthful Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) jogging down the steps of the USS Wisconsin. The shot of Ryan hugging his young children. Ryan, tieless with Mitt Romney, jacket-less, waving to the crowd. Those are golden campaign moments for a Romney campaign that’s lately gotten beaten up in the press and taken guff from the base. Show More Summary
(CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used an event at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday to announce Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, as his vice presidential pick. Romney's choice of Ryan is considered by political observers to be a bold, risky move that could potentially change the dynamic of the Oval Office [...]
Rep. Paul Ryan is known for his wonky, information-packed speeches. Today, after Mitt Romney introduced Ryan as his running mate -- and after Ryan strode manfully, tielessly forth from the belly of the USS Wisconsin -- Ryan delivered a speech...
Norfolk, Virginia (CNN) - The battleship was a tip-off in more ways than one. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan descended from the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia Saturday with the campaign equivalent of a call to arms. In the conservative movement, there is arguably no bigger gun than the GOP's presumptive vice presidential nominee. – [...]
Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. He made the announcement this morning on the USS Wisconsin and introduced his vice presidential pick as the "next president of the United States." The campaign is off to a good start! LOL Watch the video here: Mitt Romney introduces Paul Ryan as ‘Next President of the United States’ – Video is a post from: Rickey.org
Today during his VP acceptance speech on the USS Wisconsin, Paul Ryan didn't wear a tie. Big deal right? Well, to CNN's James Carville...
House Budget Chair Paul Ryan made his debut as the the Republican vice presidential candidate today, introducing himself and his family to American voters from the deck of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va. While pundits have raised doubts...Show More Summary