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  • Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

    11/23/2015 7:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 11/23/15 | todd richmond
    A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's 2-1 decision doesn't put the question to rest. Nearly a dozen states have imposed similar requirements on abortion providers, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a challenge to Texas' law in a case that could settle the issue nationally. The Wisconsin case centers on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services. The groups argue that the 2013 law amounts to an unconstitutional...
  • GOP Consultant Class Heroes Publicly Panhandling in Desperate Bid to Derail Donald Trump

    11/21/2015 6:01:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    In its incredibly limited wisdom, the D.C.-based Republican Party establishment is declaring war on current GOP voter favorite Donald Trump, and it seems they've enlisted the help of at least a couple of Keystone Cops -- consultants Liz Mair and Rick Wilson -- in an effort to destroy their own front runner. In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican. In fact, so arrogant is the establishment, they want to encourage their own voters to stay home....
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • GOP Operative Plans ‘Guerrilla Campaign’ Against Donald Trump

    11/20/2015 12:46:06 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Beth Reinhard and Janet Hook
    A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump's presidential bid is planning a "guerrilla campaign" backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race. Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity businessman's candidacy, according to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal. "In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race," the Trump Card memo says. "The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is...
  • No Glory in the Hawkeye State

    03/18/2015 10:06:44 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/18/15 | Jonah Goldberg
    I am no fan of the Iowa caucuses. I like Iowa. Ive been there many times. But the caucuses have turned into something like a permanent subsidy for the political class of Iowa. What is supposed to be a democratic test of candidates in real America often morphs into a playground for savvy political consultants whove mastered a single skill: helping out-of-state politicians navigate their way around Iowas political landscape. As a result, the vast and bipartisan network of politicians, consultants, and activists unite to guard their food bowl. And thats fine, or at least understandable. But they act as...

    03/17/2015 6:56:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made another massive misstep on Monday, hiring Liz Mair of Mair Strategies to handle communications and social media for his campaign-in-waiting. Mairs support for amnesty for illegal aliens, wide-open-borders immigration policies, and public advocacy for the Senate Gang of Eight amnesty bill is sure to dog Walker in Iowa, South Carolina, and other early presidential states. During the Senate Gang of Eight bill fight, Mair very publicly and very aggressively promoted the amnesty billpushing it to media and making the case for the need for it over and over again. She claims her advocacy was done...
  • 'Conservative' joins homosexual lobby

    02/15/2011 5:19:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 14, 2011 | WorldNetDaily
    The former executive director for the American Conservative Union has agreed to serve on the advisory council for GOProud, a homosexual lobby that has approved of same-sex "marriage" and the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that allowed homosexuals to serve in the military if they didn't make an issue of their lifestyle choice even though the law banned that. According to an announcement today from GOProud, Chuck Muth, the former executive director of the ACU, is joining the GOProud leadership team. Christopher Barron, chairman of GOProud's board, said in a prepared statement the organization was honored to...
  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 493 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the trenches, but an insecure attention seeker who cannot help but pander to his audiences' prejudices. In the past few days, Trump has been asked variously whether, if elected, he would use his power to close mosques; whether he believes that Muslims should be registered in a special government database; and whether or not it would be a good idea to...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Governor Scott Walker releases statement regarding federal Syrian refugee resettlement program:

    11/16/2015 1:00:26 PM PST · by BraveMan · 9 replies
    In light of these horrific and tragic attacks, our first priority must be to protect our citizens.  Along with governors across the country, I have deep concerns about the Obama Administration's plan to accept 10,000 or more Syrian refugees, especially given that one of the Paris attackers was reportedly a Syrian refugee. In consultation with our Adjutant General, who also serves as my Homeland Security Advisor, it is clear that the influx of Syrian refugees poses a threat.
  • Get Ready for Scott Walker and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

    07/29/2015 5:01:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Nation ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Nichols
    Scott Kevin Walker, fresh from a free-spending yet folksy campaign in which he carried his lunch in a brown paper bag and promised to create 250,000 jobs, delivered his first inaugural address as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011. I stand before you not as the governor of one party or another, or the governor of one part of the state or another, he declared. Today, I stand before you as the governor for all of the people in the state of Wisconsin. Days later, Walker traveled from Madison, the state capital, to Beloit, a working-class town battered by...
  • Walker says event with Jeb Bush is not an endorsement

    11/06/2015 4:39:42 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will appear with Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush for an event to promote school choice. The Nov. 9 event is hosted by Hispanics for School Choice at La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha. The group says Walker and Bush will meet with charter school and private school students.
  • Scott Walker To Appear With Jeb Bush

    11/09/2015 11:35:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 11/09/15 | Justin Duckham
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R), who dropped out of the 2016 race in late September, will appear alongside his former primary rival Jeb Bush on Monday afternoon. Walker and the former Florida Governor will be joined by private and charter school students for an event touting the importance of school choice. It will be hosted by Hispanics for School Choice at La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The joint appearance marks the first time that Walker has shared the stage with a 2016 candidate since leaving the race. The press release put forward by the Bush campaign does not...
  • Marco Rubio Asked Scott Walker to Endorse Him

    11/07/2015 12:20:26 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/06/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Marco Rubio, looking to capitalize on a wave of momentum, is pushing to win the support of a former rival: Scott Walker. After last weeks debate in Boulder, Colorado, Rubio tried to initiate a phone call with the Wisconsin governor, who dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination in September. A source close to Walker, who requested anonymity to discuss the outreach, said the two connected by phone late last week. That conversation, which lasted 15 to 20 minutes, began with friendly banter. The Florida senator asked Walker what hed been up to since he departed the primary....
  • Scott Walker Signs Legislation That Could Protect Him from ‘John Doe’ Investigations

    11/01/2015 7:14:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/01/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation sponsored by his fellow Wisconsin Republicans that could protect him and his colleagues from political investigations.The legislation was quickly approved by the Wisconsin General Assembly and the Senate only days after it hit the floors of both chambers.A spokesman for Walker said the governor signed the legislation because he supported “common-sense reforms that protect free speech and ensure transparency and accountability.”Democrats say Walker only wants to make sure he never again faces the kind of scrutiny that was produced by investigations that the former GOP presidential candidate has seen over the past three...
  • WSJ: Wisconsin's political John Doe targeted national conservatives

    10/27/2015 9:52:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-27-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 272 of 270 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin The four Republicans reportedly with cold feet about reforming the rogue Government Accountability Board would do well to read the latest piece from the Wall Street Journal on the expanded abuses of the political John Doe probe. Court-sealed documents, according to the publication, show the GAB, working with the Democrat-led Milwaukee County District Attorneys office, looking into several national conservatives in their star chamber. The John Doe team searched the digital cache for information related to their now-discredited theory of campaign-finance coordination, but they didnt stop there....
  • Lawmakers want answers on GAB director Kevin Kennedys IRS conversations

    10/26/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-26-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 271 of 269 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin The authors of a bill reforming Wisconsins controversial John Doe law want answers from state Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy about his conversations with the Internal Revenue Service regarding a now-dead, political John Doe probe. State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and state Rep. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, are particularly interested in an email from former GAB staff counsel Shane Falk to Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Robles. In the Feb. 28, 2013, communication, Falk tells Robles: As you may know, things are really heating...
  • Where is Scott Walker now that we need him?

    10/22/2015 7:18:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    The Wisconsin governor was right; a fence between Canada and the United States is a legitimate issue. When Donald Trump first entered the Republican race for president he captured the attention of the nation with his stance on illegal immigration. One of his proposals, laughed at by the elites but popular with ordinary Republican voters, was to build a fence along the southern border of the United States. The guy whose main reputation is in real estate and who builds hotels and other buildings, said he was capable of erecting a fence. In late August, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, who...
  • A Win for the first Amendment

    10/21/2015 8:29:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | Erik Telford
    This bill is about people being terrorized in their own home. Those were the words of Wisconsin State Rep. state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, (R-New Berlin) last night at the state legislature debated a bill that would limit the power, scope, and length of the states John Doe procedure. Im sure by now youve seen the exciting news as our Wisconsin bureau chief, Matt Kittle,emailed me in the wee hours of this morning to let me know that the bill passed both houses and is headed to Gov. Scott Walkers desk. I wanted to take a moment to thank you...
  • Major Teamsters pension fund to slash recipients' benefits

    10/19/2015 4:10:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 133 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-19-15 | Rick Romell and Joe Taschler
    No wonder Tom Minerath is angry. Sixty-eight years old and retired since 2007, the Town of Merton man is about to have about $20,000 taken away from his annual pension money he earned, money that was promised him, money guaranteed in contracts negotiated by one of the country's strongest labor unions. "I'm going to make it through this, but it's just not right," he said. "It's just not right." Which probably sums up the feelings of more than 270,000 people, including thousands in Wisconsin, who have been told by the financially troubled Central States Pension Fund that their pension...
  • Sick benefit for Wisconsin lawmakers could cost taxpayers millions

    10/17/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-16-15 | Paul Brennan
    Its enough to make any Wisconsin taxpayer sick. For 40 years, state legislators have enjoyed a special benefit that not only grants them sick leave but also allows them to bank all unused sick days and use the cash value of those days to pay for health insurance after they retire from the Legislature. Its a health-care golden parachute for legislators, said State Rep. David Steffen, R-Green Bay. Because lawmakers arent required to call in sick when they miss a day in the Capitol, few ever use any of their sick leave. The unused days pile up over the years,...
  • Trump's Sept. 11 Comments Draw Ire of Other Candidates

    10/17/2015 11:47:59 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 153 replies
    NBC ^ | October 17, 2015 | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump set off another political firestorm Friday after implying that President George W. Bush was to blame for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, drawing the ire of his Republican rivals.
  • Fundraising reports reshuffle race for GOP nomination

    10/16/2015 11:50:58 AM PDT · by Isara · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak
    Many have predicted that the 2016 race for president would be the year of the super-PAC. The thinking goes: Candidates don't need money they need a sugar daddy to fund a super-PAC. Not so fast, my friend. Already two formidable and impressive Republican candidates, former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, have bowed out of the presidential race due to slow campaign fundraising. Perry raised under $300,000 in the third quarter and Walker has $1 million in debt. Both possessed super-PACs that were flush with millions in cash. Why does hard money fundraising matter?...
  • Gov. Walker; Trump Can Win The Nomination

    10/14/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump can win the GOPs 2016 nomination unless the crowded GOP field consolidates around a rival, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker admitted Wednesday. Yeh its possible that Trump can win, Walker told Wisconsins 620 WTMJ.
  • Gov. Walker: Trump Can Win the Nomination

    10/14/2015 1:13:13 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/2015 | Neil Munro
    Donald Trump can win the GOPs 2016 nomination unless the crowded GOP field consolidates around a rival, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker admitted Wednesday. Yeh its possible that Trump can win, Walker told Wisconsins 620 WTMJ. Trump can be defeated if the candidates rally around a consensus candidate, Walker said, at 13.50 into the interview. If more Republican [candidates] sat back and say Boy, I can have an impact in narrowing this field so that..a true conservative with a positive message is the viable alternative, maybe it is time to suspend the campaign I think youll get a viable alternative,...
  • George Will and Karl Rove Endorse Paul Ryan for Speaker (VIDEO)

    10/12/2015 3:09:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bad Blue
    If you needed any more reason not to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, check out the Fox News hacks this past Sunday. Karl Rove and George Will are basically in love with Paul Ryan, claiming he would be a perfect selection to replace the weeping drunk Boehner. George Will must have some sort of connection to Republican RINOs from the state of Wisconsin. His wife worked on Scott Walkers failed campaign, and now he wants Paul Ryan to be the next speaker. When you add Karl Rove to the mix, it basically tells you what type of...
  • Rebecca Bradley sworn in as Wisconisn Supreme Court's newest justice

    10/12/2015 10:25:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-12-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison Rebecca Bradley was sworn in as a state Supreme Court justice on Monday and soon afterward participated in oral arguments. Chief Justice Patience Roggensack made a brief mention of Bradley's appointment to the court just before arguments but did not dwell on it. "I think you will notice we have a full complement of justices," she told those gathered for arguments. GOP Gov. Scott Walker appointed Bradley to the bench Friday to replace Justice N. Patrick Crooks, who died Sept. 21. Crooks had said he was not going to run for re-election next year, and Bradley was one of...
  • Cruz to sub for Walker at Family Foundation gala

    10/10/2015 11:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2015 | Andrew Cain
    Another 2016 hopeful, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has stepped in for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the headline speaker for the Family Foundation of Virginia's annual gala Nov. 14 in Richmond. Walker was slated to headline the organization's 30th annual gala at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, but he announced Sept. 21 that he was dropping out of the presidential contest. Cruz also addressed The Family Foundation's annual gala in October 2013. This time his father, the Rev. Rafael Cruz, will join the senator and will discuss the importance of family and fatherhood. During his March 23 presidential campaign announcement...
  • Gov. Scott Walker to appoint new Supreme Court justice within days

    10/08/2015 12:07:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-8-15 | Jason Stein
    Stoughton -- Gov. Scott Walker said he could appoint a new justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of this week. "I interviewed all three of the applicants yesterday," Walker told reporters at a high school here Thursday. The Republican governor said he would make his decisions "probably in the next couple days because youve got oral arguments coming. I think its important for the people of the state. They want the court to be filled. They dont want a long-term vacancy on the Supreme Court." Three people have asked Walker to put them on the state's highest...
  • Walker says Zoo Interchange savings could keep other projects on track (WI)

    10/08/2015 11:47:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-8-15 | Jason Stein
    Stoughton Gov. Scott Walker Thursday promised savings on the massive Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee and urged lawmakers to release $150 million in borrowing for road projects, saying together those two steps would be enough to keep at least five major highway projects from facing delays. In other remarks Thursday, Walker said that he could appoint a new justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of this week and that he also favored clearer rules on which bathrooms can be used by transgender students in public schools. Walker's administration announced last week it was delaying the five...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • NV Assembly Majority Whip Jim Wheeler Endorses Ted Cruz for President (former Walker's NV co-chair)

    10/05/2015 3:17:43 PM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today received the endorsement of Nevada Assembly Majority Whip Jim Wheeler, who had previously endorsed Scott Walker and served as his state co-chair. This is the most recent of several endorsements Sen. Cruz has secured from former Walker supporters, including Nevada Assemblyman and Assistant Majority Floor Leader Ira Hansen, Nevada Assemblywoman Victoria Dooling, along with Julianne Thompson, Rachel Little, and Louie Hunter of Georgia and Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra.“I am thrilled to have Jim join our team in Nevada. His record as a principled leader and strong, conservative fighter will be invaluable...
  • Scott Walkers Campaign Manager Rick Wiley Should Never, Ever, Work In Politics Again

    10/04/2015 11:42:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | September 23, 2015 | Scott McKay, publisher
    With the implosion of the Scott Walker campaign that culminated in his withdrawal from the race last week, were now in the autopsy stage. After all, Walker was at one time seen as the frontrunner in the race and the fairly obvious choice as a fusion candidate between the conservative grassroots and the business community/GOP establishment. Walker had all the ingredients the Republican Party usually looks for a fairly unassailably conservative record, and in his case pretty aggressively so, a history of fiscally conservative acts, not just deeds, a life story suggestive of economic and social mobility to show...
  • Scott Walker reminds us money can get you on the stage but if you cant sing you get the hook

    10/04/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/4/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Like a significant number of conservatives I thought Scott Walker would be the right man to lead the Republican Party to victory next year. He seemed to have what it takes to fight Democrats and win even in a Blue State. His list of accomplishments impressed others as well. Then came the first Presidential Debate. Walkers performance was stunningly poor. Worse still was his disappearance in the second debate which cost him the support of 98% of his previous backers. In the first debate he was a silent crash dummy. In the second go-round Walker, the guy who had built...
  • How the election revolution has arrived

    10/04/2015 9:52:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-4-15 | Robert Merry
    Without votes or caucuses, candidates are winnowed out A political revolution is taking place in America. The process of selecting party presidential candidates has been transformed in the last two or three election cycles. Now we have the early debates designed to drive poll numbers and tell us whos ahead and whos behind, whos gaining and whos dropping. Yet not a single vote has been taken, not a single voter has pulled a lever in a voting booth or gone to a single caucus. And yet candidates are being winnowed out. Take, for example, Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Is he...
  • Scott Walker's presidential race exit might propel conservative agenda

    10/03/2015 3:09:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-2-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison The collapse of Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign could actually propel conservative legislation in Wisconsin over the next several months. From ending all public money to Planned Parenthood to allowing state retailers to sell goods at cost or at a loss, lawmakers are considering proposals that conservatives have sought to pass in Wisconsin for years. Bills before the Legislature this fall could put new limits on biomedical research and remake the state's ethics and elections agency. The controversial bills could match scientists against activists opposed to abortion and big Wisconsin retailers like Kwik Trip of La Crosse against far...
  • Will the voices of the John Doe victims be heard?

    10/01/2015 2:44:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. The state Government Accountability Board has launched a desperate public relations campaign to save the rogue agency. And the left including Wisconsins mainstream media has been more than willing to provide backup for the states campaign finance, election and ethics regulator. What you will find in the GABs PR campaign is a plea for more delay in reforming a nonpartisan agency found to have been extremely partisan in pushing a political probe into dozens of conservative groups and the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker. Delay has been the modus operandi of the GAB in defending...
  • Iowa State Senator and Former Walker Supporter Randy Feenstra Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    10/01/2015 10:28:38 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/30/15
    HOUSTON, Texas Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of former Scott Walker supporter, Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra. The endorsement follows Cruzs earlier announcement that all three of Walkers former grassroots co-chairs in Georgia are also now organizing for the Cruz campaign.It is an honor to earn Randys support and I look forward to working with him as we compete to win Iowa and the entire GOP primary, Sen. Cruz said. I am very proud of the network of courageous conservatives weve built across Iowa. Their hard work will be crucial to restore jobs, growth and security...
  • Campaigns scramble to lock up Scott Walkers financial backers

    10/01/2015 8:53:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | October 1, 2015 | Matea Gold
    In the wake of Scott Walker's exit from the 2016 race last week, Chart Westcott a major donor and fundraiser for the Wisconsin governor heard personally from four GOP presidential candidates. He spoke to the finance chairs for nearly every campaign and super PAC. And he got lobbied by local supporters of the various candidates. "It was intense," said Westcott, a Dallas-based biotech investor who bundled money for Walker and gave $200,000 to a super PAC supporting him. In the end, he decided to go with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. "I wanted somebody who would completely shake...
  • John Kass: Scott Walker's parting shot leads to Marco Rubio

    09/28/2015 7:26:26 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 9-28-2015 | John Kass
    CHICAGO Donald Trump wanted to kick him off the debate stage. Fox News ignored him. CNN limited his time, then called him a loser. Having been resoundingly Trumped, Gov. Scott Walker wants a positive conservative to emerge in the Republican race for president. But just who is this positive conservative Walker dreams of? Could it be Sen. Rand Paul, right on the Constitution, appealing to young voters but woefully lacking in good hair and TV game-show host charisma? Perhaps the angry Sen. Ted Cruz, whose formidable brain is overshadowed by a wide-eyed zeal that frightens children and political independents?...
  • George Will: Candidate Trump Will Soon Become One of the Losers He Constantly Mocks

    09/28/2015 7:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | George Will
    Americas loopy Left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trumps repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises losers. In 2011, Bernie Sanders said weve got some very, very serious problems because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • George F. Will: 'Bobblehead campaign' has many bizarre turns to go

    09/23/2015 9:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Contra Costa Times ^ | September 23, 2015 | George F. Will
    America's loopy left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trump's repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises -- "losers." In 2011, Bernie Sanders said "we've got some very, very serious problems" because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • GOP Insiders: Jindal and Pataki Quit Next

    09/25/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/25/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Pauls on the departure list too, insiders predict. Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. Thats the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. . A quarter of Iowa Republicans say its Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added...
  • Its a Fing Bitch, Man Why Republicans Hate Political Consultants

    09/25/2015 12:44:02 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    One day after Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race, the Politico headline read: Walkers campaign manager unloads. The same day, the Washington Post had an article, Inside the collapse of Scott Walkers presidential bid, which also drew heavily from Walkers campaign manager, GOP consultant Rick Wiley. Its almost as if Wiley had an agenda.
  • Ted Cruz Sees Walker Support Coming His Way (Video)

    09/25/2015 12:16:19 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/25/2015 | THe Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz says both in the donor world and in the voter world that Walker support is coming his way. He points out that many had chosen between them, some to Walker and some to him, and now that Walker is out they are coming into his camp. Video at link.
  • Ann Coulter: Useless Idiots

    09/23/2015 8:20:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 231 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Good grief. Scott Walker can't even drop out of the presidential race without invoking Ronald Reagan! He began his exit speech, "As a kid, I was drawn to Ronald Reagan ..." then went on to read a statement written for him by GOP donors, calling on the other one-percenters (in the polls) to get out, so that the party can nominate a "conservative alternative to the current front-runner." A true admirer might have recalled that the front-runner terrifying Republican insiders in the summer of 1979 was one Ronald Reagan. (And surely, everyone remembers how Reagan's constant droning on about...
  • Nuclear winter descends upon Scott Walker supporters

    09/24/2015 7:45:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Walker is gone. His presidential candidacy has been nuked, and his supporters are now left dealing with impact winter. So, what the hell happened? As I wrote in a previous post, Walker had the backstory and legislative record to formulate a narrative to carry a national campaign, or at least thats what it seemed on paper. Alas, that wasnt the case. And from what has been reported; this campaign certainly had its fair share of problems, ranging from ignorance on the issues, staffing, fundraising, and, of course, The Donald. Politico reported that Walker simply wasnt ready for the national stage....
  • Scott Walker, The GOP And The Fools Gold In Iowa

    09/24/2015 6:43:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I liked Scott Walker, I really did. I still do. His record of accomplishment as governor of Wisconsin is unrivaled, both by his fellow governors and by its success. That being said, he was a horrible presidential candidate. Still, Walker dropping out of the race so early came as a shock to the political world. Hed been the frontrunner most of the spring and summer. But once he started to slide, as all early frontrunners do, he seemed lost as to how to stop it. The Walker campaign had a lot of problems, and every one of them was self-inflicted....
  • Hold That Fork: Donald Trump Soaring in Iowa

    09/23/2015 12:54:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 22, 2015 | Tommy Christopher
    Theres been a whole lot of talk recently about how Donald Trumps ride at the top of the Republican primary field may finally be over, blunted by Carly Fiorinas star-making debate performance and Trumps own poor performance. The mainstream media types who just refuse to believe that Republican voters actually are the way every poll proves they are got a little bit of good news this week when a CNN/ORC poll showed that Trumps support had dropped by eight points, while Carly Fiorina shot up by 12, passing Ben Carson for second place. See? Maybe Republicans arent so racist after...