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  1. And finally tonight some domestic politics
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    A look at the intensifying clash
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    between red and blue America
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    Few places reflect the growing political chasm as
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    does the state of Wisconsin
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    and in particular
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    metropolitan Milwaukee-
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    home to an engaged electorate
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    and deep racial, social, and
    economic divisions.
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    Gwen traveled there this past week...
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    50 years ago we had that battle
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    Why are we fighting it again?
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    Lifelong Milwaukee resident Earl Ingram
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    lives on one side of the divide
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    Earl Ingram: Wisconsin has had
    a terrible history
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    like many other states, in this
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    in this country
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    of not being fair when it comes
    to people of color.
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    Not just here, but across the nation.
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    With the conservative reality
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    that has come back.
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    Keith Best, who left the city
    for the suburbs
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    in his 30s
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    lives on the other.
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    Keith Best: I saw our jobs
    were leaving,
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    I saw our taxes were going up.
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    and I saw the school system was failing.
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    And that's why I moved on to Waukesha
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    Best and Igram are from essentially
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    the same place--
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    Battleground, Wisconsin--
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    minutes away from one another in distance,
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    but miles away in their politics.
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    In Milwaukee's neighborhood named Coffee
    Coffe Makes you black
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    the topic was how to curb the neighborhood violence.
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    Thirty children have been shoot in the city
    only this year.
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    It is politics it takes
    it takes every single resource
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    that we have not out of not on te
    rigt here in Milwaukee
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    By contract, the republican Congressman
    James S Community own all a few miles away
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    the hot topic was immigration.
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    I believe there is no only humanitarian crisis,
    but it is a national security crisis.
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    The audience-- black and white,
    Democrats and Republicans,
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    urban and suburban,
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    reflects a sober truth.
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    Residents of Metropolitan Milwaukee,
    once home to independent thinkers,
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    no longer view the world through the same lens.
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    The City of Milvokee, its majority and minority,
    56% of Black and Hispanic
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    But te minoity poulation in the surrounding
    suburbs is somewhere in the single digits.
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    And here, in Southeastern Wisconsin,
    it goes way beyond race--
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    to social, economic, and partisan segregation.
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    Milwaukee suburbs are almost reder than
    anywhere else outside of South.
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    who tracked Wisconsin's growing polarization
    in the four-part series for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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    Said the split in 2012.
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    That is when effort to recall the Republican governor,
    Scott Walker,
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    draw the record partisan turnout
    in the blue cities Milwaukee and Madison.
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    as well as in the red suburbs accoss
    around both.
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    It is just do devisive! I mean it is all
    about how you feel, how he has governed the state
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    over past four or fie years.
    And every piece of evidence tat we have is that
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    it is almost right down the middle.
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    One example: Republicans give Walker
    95% of approval rating.
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    ident ObamaAmong Democrates, Preso
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    It is just a tough situation. Good question. I can't answer that.
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    It could determine outcome for years.
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    HOw typical is this divide for the rest of the country.
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    In 1994, just 20 years ago, carrried