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Wisconsin Assembly to begin final debate on right-to-work bill

By Brendan O'Brien, Reuters Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday will begin a final debate on a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would prohibit private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union contracts.

Rick Scott Gives Up Trying To Drug Test Florida Welfare Applicants

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing The law, a top priority of the Republican governor's first term, was ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts. Show More Summary

Wisconsin Assembly to begin final debate on right-to-work bill

By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday will begin a final debate on a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would prohibit private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union contracts. Show More Summary

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His...Show More Summary

Thanks But No Thanks

[Content Note: War on agency, violence, and a description of a perineum tear. NB: Not only women need access to abortion.]Republican Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, who totally wants to be president so bad he's considering legally...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Vows to Sign 20-Week Abortion Ban

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Wisconsin Governor and probable 2016 Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker attempted to make his position on abortion abundantly clear on Tuesday, penning an "open letter on life," in which confirmed he plans to sign legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in his state if it reaches his desk.

Some Government Workers Will Get Pay Raises in Wisconsin

From State troopers who protect Governor given $4 an hour pay raise: Just after Republican lawmakers announced they were rejecting raises for rank-and-file state troopers, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration granted $4-an-hour raises to the State Patrol officers responsible for protecting the governor. … The pay bump will cost the state about $36,500 and comes at […]

What’s the case for Jeb Bush?

We have looked at the arguments in favor of the Republican presidential nomination for former Texas governor Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Today we look at former Florida governor Jeb Bush. There are well-known objections — the dynasty problem, the desire for a new generation of leaders and his […]

Tony Perkins: Jeb Bush Seems Geniunely Interested In Being More Anti-Gay

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"In a refreshing change from past years, Republican hopefuls tried to verify their conservative credentials on the full-portfolio of issues. Leaders like Governor Scott Walker, who's been criticized for shunning social issues, put on a full-court press for non-negotiables like life. Show More Summary

Despots, dictators, and dipshts: ‘President’ Walker would join ‘elite’ club of world leaders without degrees

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

If Scott Walker were elected president of the United States, he would stand out as one of only a handful of current world leaders who did not complete their college education. The Republican governor of Wisconsin dropped out of Marquette University in the spring semester of his senior year, in...

How the left’s attempt to take Scott Walker down only made him stronger

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

How Scott Walker Got His Head Start It has been quite a ride for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. He went from an also-ran in a 2006 gubernatorial primary to two-term Republican hero and a leading contender for the presidential nomination. And he has the early 20th century Progressive movement to...

Obama, Christianity and Scandal

A few days ago, Wisconsin Governor and potential presidential nominee Scott Walker was trolled at a meeting of the National Governors Association: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a prospective Republican presidential contender, said Saturday he does not know whether President Obama is a Christian. Show More Summary

Scott Walker – Top Republican Strategist Says Presidential Candidate Is A ‘Dumb A’

Current Wisconsin Governor and 2016 Presidential Candidate hopeful Scott Walker can’t seem to catch a break… least of all from his own party. Following Scott Walker’s recent trip to England, Scott caught flack from GOP big-wig Karl Rove,...Show More Summary

Classless and Spiteful: Jezebel's 'Update' to False Walker Sexual Assault Reporting Story

As noted this morning (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), Jezebel's Natasha Vargas-Cooper wrote a Friday morning hit piece directed at Scott Walker, Wisconsin's Republican Governor, calling him a "conservative werewolf" for including a provision...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second. The results were Paul at 25.7 percent, Walker at 21.4 and Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 11.5. Mitt Romney won the straw poll in 2012.

NBC Declares Scott Walker Made 'First Major Blunder' of 2016 Race at CPAC

Desperate to tear down 2016 Republican frontrunner Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, co-host Matt Lauer led off Friday's NBC Today by proclaiming: "Governor's gaffe?...Presidential hopeful Scott Walker under fire for saying his experience with union protesters has prepared him to take on ISIS. Is it the first major blunder of the presidential race?"

At CPAC, Scott Walker highlights a big Republican weakness

In many ways, Scott Walker’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday was another success for the Wisconsin governor as he continues to solidify his frontrunner status in the 2016 Republican race. A packed house of attendees gave Walker multiple standing ovations. “Calls of ‘run, Scott, run,’ became a brief chant toward the […]

Scott Walker Panders to Republican Party's Lunatic Wing

  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, center, talks to reporters at the conclusion of the opening session of the National Governors Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, February 21, 2015. I 'm no fan of John McCain's...Show More Summary

Jindal: GOP Getting Ready to 'Wave the White Flag' on Obamacare

Appearing between conservative heavyweights Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal showed he could more than hold his own at CPAC on Thursday evening., slamming the new Republican majority in Congress for not trying...Show More Summary

Reggie Love ‘Jokes’ About Carrying Obama’s Muslim Prayer Rug

Recently, Wisconsin Governor and 2016 Republican presidential nopeful Scott Walker resurrected the once-hot parlor game of questioning President Obama’s religion when he told reporters he didn’t have any way of knowing that the prez is a Christian. Guess he missed that prayer breakfast, and the biblical references he makes always. While Walker insists he was [...]

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