NBC's Domenico Montanaro looks at the day in politics. The focus is President Obama's speech on America's use of drones. But there's some campaign news, too, with Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., in Iowa and ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., making his first campaign stop in his bid for …
Scott Walker and his tea party cohorts bought the snake oil of austerity. They forced the Badger State to drink it. And Wisconsin's families are suffering because the governor ignored the evidence that it is a toxic brew.
(CNN) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker heads to Iowa Thursday, stoking speculation that he's considering a run for the White House in 2016. But the Republican governor is downplaying the visit to the state that votes first in the presidential caucus and primary process. Walker will headline the Polk County, Iowa Republican Party fundraising event, […]
Hmmm... At the AP, via @conartcritic. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is gearing up for re-election next year, his third race in four years. But the Republican?s courting of out-of-state donors and conservatives, his plans to visit Iowa this week and...
"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
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) is pushing a report from his administration’s Department of Workforce Development that puts the state’s net private-sector job gains at 32,000 for 2012. Federally tallied figures for all states won’t...Show More Summary
Of the 71 gubernatorial election winners before Walker in Wisconsin history, only three failed to complete their term by resigning from office.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wisconsin's economy has not exactly been roaring under the leadership of Gov. Scott Walker, and it's not just people who support collective bargaining who've noticed. Walker went to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event last week to talk about "How to lead enterprising states." But there was a hitch: Unfortunately, the U.S. Show More Summary
Click here to view this media I told you before that the only difference between PA Gov. Tom Corbett and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is that Corbett made sure to avoid saying things in front of TV cameras that might turn up on YouTube. Show More Summary
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker One of Scott Walker's big attempts to boost job creation as governor of Wisconsin was dismantling the state's commerce department and handing over many of its functions to the public-private Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. 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
"I will guarantee you that you will see the most vicious education campaign ads that you've ever seen in your life next year, because I am going to be the next Scott Walker in this country, because I am challenging the status quo."-- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), quoted by the Bangor Daily News, committing to running for re-election.
Today in Wisconsin, the Koch brothers stand exposed as manipulators of Governor Scott Walker, and the Republican state government. This is scandalous and disturbing, because it is the worst sort of political corruption. In Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
In 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a law that allowed state and local public employees to opt out of paying dues into public unions, required higher payments into health care and retirement pensions, and also stipulated that public unions had to hold annual recertification votes. Show More Summary
Well, not really. Not when it comes to things like union membership. It would rather you not have a choice. Because when you do, you do stuff like this: More than two years after Scott Walker’s showdown with organized labor in Wisconsin, the official numbers for the state’s public sector union membership are in — [...]
"... 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
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, ALEC and Florida Republicans. Talk about a noxious mix. Florida Republicans are looking to follow Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's lead on paid sick leave. So you're asking yourself, what can state politicians do beyond not passing paid sick leave? Easy: They can block local governments from passing it. Show More Summary
Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) has possibly secured for himself a unique front-runner spot among his fellow Republican governors and rumored 2016 presidential contenders on the issue of healthcare. The expansion of Medicaid, once...Show More Summary