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Likely Presidential Candidate Promises Pre-Emptive Strikes on US Foes

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker - who is widely expected to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2016 election - has reaffirmed his conviction that the US should be able to take pre-emptive military action against what he calls certain attacks on the United States.

Scott Walker Courts Congressional Republicans

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker brought some sunny Midwestern optimism Tuesday to Washington, D.C, a place known for partisan gloom. Congressional Republicans who met with Walker, a soon-to-be presidential contender, called him a breath of fresh air. Show More Summary

GOP primary for governor in Kentucky too close to call

Candidates Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott waged a furious campaign in an unusually crowded field for a Republican primary in a state that has long been dominated by Democrats. [...] Comer and Bevin were locked in a virtual tie with nearly all precincts reporting.

Big Medicaid enrollment numbers serve as excuse to Republican governors to refuse expansion

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) In light of the ongoing debacle in Florida over Gov. Rick Scott's refusal to take federal money that has Obamacare cooties, Politico takes a deep dive into Medicaid expansion and its consequences so far. The big...Show More Summary

GOP Lawmakers Flabbergasted by Jeb's Iraq Stumbles

Scott Wong, The Hill: Jeb Bush stumbled over questions about the Iraq War this week, unnerving some congressional Republicans who wonder if he has what it takes to win the White House. Steadfast allies to the former Florida governorShow More Summary

Candidates Win Evangelicals With Pro-American Worker Immigration Policy

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, drew the ire of the political right and left recently over his comments on immigration. When it comes to the immigration issue, Republicans are expected to use the tried and true, consultant tested "secure the border" talking point and move on to other issues. Gov. Show More Summary

Scott Walker: I'm 'The Most' Qualified On Foreign Policy Because I Visited Six Countries

Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker argued on Sunday that he would be the most qualified person to lead the country's foreign policy because he had visited six countries while serving as governor of Wisconsin. "If I choose to get into this race... Show More Summary

Scott Walker: Visiting six countries makes me ‘the most’ qualified to be president on foreign policy

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker argued on Sunday that he would be the most qualified person to lead the country’s foreign policy because he had visited six countries while serving as governor of Wisconsin. “If I choose to get into this race… I’m going...

Scott Walker heads to Washington to pander to the 'religious' far right

Look, I'll hate whatever you tell me to. While Wisconsin Governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is a favorite among business leaders looking for favors and wealthy Americans keen on slashing government toShow More Summary

The religious right is worried about Scott Walker

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), the son of a Baptist minister and an outspoken evangelical in his own right, may still have some work to do to court conservative Christians. The governor is mulling a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential...Show More Summary

New Iowa Poll: Bush in 7th Place, Walker Soaring

The newest Iowa poll has nearly catastrophic news for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must be smiling: Bush comes in 7th, a virtual fringe candidate (which is indeed what more moderate Republicans are in today’s GOP) and Walker is zooming. Politico reports: The Wisconsin governor retains his advantage among Iowa [...]Show More Summary

Walker In Wisconsin: A $1 Sweater And $2 Billion In Tax Cuts

Since becoming governor of Wisconsin in 2011, Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker has signed into law 15 tax bills that have reduced taxes by nearly $2 billion.

Why the 2016 GOP race may be all about taking down unions

By Thomas Geoghegan, Reuters Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is emerging as a strong potential candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination largely because he took on the public-employee unions in his state. If he wins the White House because of his union-busting chops and for pushing right-to-work laws, maybe he’ll abolish the U.S. Labor Department, too.

With Walker’s success, other Midwest govs eye 2016 GOP nomination

Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in. Continue reading ? The post With Walker’s success, other Midwest govs eye 2016 GOP nomination appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Labor Union Consolidates as Membership Declines

All thanks to Republican governor Scott Walker, who ended coercive union rules and survived political challenges from the labor unions. Now AFSCME is trying to survive after Wisconsinites can choose whether to join a union or not.

"Scott Walker enters the Republican presidential race with far stronger ties to the party’s biggest fund-raisers than any other candidate besides Jeb Bush."

Derek Willis at the NYT analyzes Federal Election Commission records and state records:Roughly half of the nation’s top 250 Republican donors have given money to Mr. Walker in his campaigns for Wisconsin governor.... By comparison, 30 percent have given to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, 20 percent to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and 10 percent to Gov. Show More Summary

Florida Republicans Pass Forced Waiting Period Bill in Party-Line Vote

The Florida legislature's Republican majority on Friday passed a measure mandating a 24-hour waiting period for people seeking abortions, sending it to Republican Gov. Rick Scott for approval. Image: Republican Governor's Association/ Youtube The post Florida Republicans Pass Forced Waiting Period Bill in Party-Line Vote appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Scott Walker Is Said to Take a Long View in 2016 Strategy

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Advisers and donors to the Wisconsin governor, a likely Republican candidate for president, say he has put plans in motion that cede early fund-raising momentum to his chief rival, Jeb Bush.

Scott Walker: Mobilizing Resentment

It's early in the Republican presidential primary process, but at this point former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a slight favorite. However, the latest CNN/ORC poll indicates that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is closing in on Bush. Show More Summary

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