"I think when we do, we win in Iowa, we win in Wisconsin, and all across this great country, and we transform this place we live in." Scott Walker in Iowa.
"Walker may be shrugging off chatter about 2016, but political observers see plenty of signs he is considering a run for president after his 2014 re-election campaign is over." He’s working on a book about his life, tentatively titled...Show More Summary
"Gov. Scott Walker plans to ask the Legislature to freeze tuition in the University of Wisconsin System in light of reports of $650 million in reserves."
"... for two years for the entire UW System during their deliberations on the budget," said Governor Scott Walker, seizing the political advantage after the revelation that the University of Wisconsin System has a $648 million cash reserve. UW...Show More Summary
"Gov. Scott Walker is the sleeping lion in a list of possible Republican candidates for president in 2016, surging to the top of some politicos’ lists who see his scandal-free past as a big boon. Mr. Walker stands above even 'first tier' Republican candidates like Sen. Show More Summary
"... union membership in that state has plummeted," writes John Hinderaker. [N]ot only did Scott Walker’s reforms strike an important blow for employee freedom, they also had the happy side-effect of depriving the unions of a large chunk of their funding, and therefore their ability to sway elections. Show More Summary
"Walker told reporters it was 'unfortunate' that Dane County Circuit Judge Rebecca St. John lost Tuesday's election." She was defeated by attorney Rhonda Lanford, who used the Walker connection to attack St. John during the campaign."The mayor, the (district attorney) and others said that St. Show More Summary
"... including two accused of double voting in 2012 elections and two felons ineligible to vote." Also among the fraud cases: a Milwaukee woman who is accused of signing a recall petition against Republican Gov. Scott Walker three times; and the petition circulator who collected those signatures.
"... she told the department's staff Monday after being tapped for the new job." ... Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, said on Twitter that Blank is "a great pick" for the job. "Academic credentials, leadership experience & economic smarts." Welcome to our new leader!
On "Meet the Press" today, David Gregory asked Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: "Are younger conservatives more apt to see marriage equality as something that is, you know, what they believe, that is basic, rather than as a disqualifying issue?" Walker said: Well, I think there's no doubt about that. Show More Summary
At the top of the CPAC straw poll. Further back was Santorum in third place with 8%, then Christie at 7%, and then 2 Wisconsinites: Paul Ryan with 6% and Scott Walker with 5%.
Headline at Politico. Walker was pushed on the question because he visited Iowa. His response was: "I guess the only thing I’d say is I’m not ruling it out." He's got to win a second term as governor first (in 2014). Do people hold that...Show More Summary
Yikes. Screen shot of the now-deleted tweets here.
"While some may agree, they haven’t been the ones silencing, patronizing and marginalizing folks of color in Madison. That distinction belongs to the liberal establishment in this community."
"Sorry for anyone who got their hopes up." The 301st post in a thread titled "John Doe probe of Walker makes another move." I don't have the energy to comb through the whole thing looking for the most egregious bloodlust, but I'm glad to see it's over.
"I think I can say that with some authority, whether you all agree or disagree with the things I've done over the last 2 years, there obviously have been a lot of personal attacks against me and my family. But I've tried to ensure, hopefully, the best thing I've passed on to my children is even in times like that - don't respond in kind. Show More Summary
... to 9 new districts, including — gasp! — Madison. Here's what Walker said last night in his budget speech: For communities where some schools fail to meet expectations, we include an expansion of the parental choice program in this budget. Show More Summary
It's Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, eating roast beef sandwiches and deviled eggs in the finished basement of the Wisconsin Governor's Mansion. Obama: “Let’s agree, right here, right now, to keep the people’s government open,Show More Summary
"... Mayor Tom Barrett went on the offensive Friday, saying he's certain property values would drop if the requirement goes away." "People in [the southwest and northwest sides] of the city are concerned about their property values," Barrett said. Show More Summary
Says Governor Scott Walker, announcing a plan for a "significant" cut in state income taxes.