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  • New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight races for Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senate seat

    08/22/2018 12:54:26 PM PDT · by ScottinVA · 63 replies
    Marquette University Law School Poll ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | Charles Franklin
    MILWAUKEE — A new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds a tight race for governor following last week’s statewide primary elections. Among likely voters (that is, those who say they are certain to vote), incumbent Republican Scott Walker receives 46 percent, Democrat Tony Evers receives 46 percent and Libertarian Phil Anderson 6 percent. Only 2 percent say they lack a preference or do not lean to a candidate. Among likely voters in the race for the Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in November, 49 percent support the incumbent, Democrat Tammy Baldwin, and 47 percent support Republican...
  • Poll: Scott Walker trailing Dem challenger by 13 points

    07/26/2018 4:25:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) is trailing Democratic challenger Tony Evers by 13 points in the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial race, according to a new poll released Thursday. Of the registered voters surveyed in the NBC News/Marist poll, 41 percent backed Walker in the race, compared to the 54 percent who supported Evers. When asked if Walker deserves to be reelected, 34 percent of the voters agreed with the statement. Sixty-one percent said a new person should be given a chance, and 5 percent were unsure.
  • Outrage and support as NBA rookie won’t celebrate 4th of July

    07/06/2018 8:13:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 6, 2018 | Jake Nisse
    Lonnie Walker IV made a different kind of fireworks on his Fourth of July. The Spurs rookie drew a lot of attention when he tweeted Wednesday that he did not celebrate the holiday. Walker’s implication, it seems, is the holiday does not observe independence for all Americans. “Will never celebrate the 4th of July,” he wrote. “Know your history and stay woke.”
  • SEIU 1000 email to members regarding today's USSC decision

    06/27/2018 10:14:06 AM PDT · by MeganC · 77 replies
    SEIU 1000 email message (no link) ^ | 6/27/2018 | Yvonne Walker
    From an email: Dear SEIU Local 1000 Members: Today the Supreme Court issued the long-awaited decision in the case of Janus vs. AFSCME. As expected, we witnessed the highest legal authority in the United States disregard 40 years of their own legal precedents protecting workers’ rights and instead choose to continue to erode unions. The Janus vs. AFSCME case was argued by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation – a group whose sole purpose is to break unions. This case, like many others, is supported and funded by billionaires and corporations who began the “Right to Work” movement....
  • Clint Walker, Towering Western Star, Is Dead at 90

    05/22/2018 3:40:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 120 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/22/2018 | John Schwartz
    Clint Walker, a former merchant seaman and real-life deputy sheriff who roamed the West as a towering, solitary figure on “Cheyenne,” the first hourlong western on television, died on Monday in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 90. His death, at a hospital, was confirmed by his daughter, Valerie Walker, who said the cause was congestive heart failure. Mr. Walker lived in Grass Valley, about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento. Mr. Walker also appeared in the “The Dirty Dozen” and other movies, but he was best known for “Cheyenne,” seen on ABC from 1955 to 1963.
  • Hate messages flood wrong Pa. golf course after 'racial' incident makes national headlines

    04/24/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 24 April A.D. 2018 | Christine Vendel
    The story of five black women who were asked to leave a York County golf course for reportedly playing too slowly is making headlines and causing outrage across the country. The group of regular golfers said they were confronted at the second hole by Steve Chronister, one of the owners of the Grandview Golf Course and a former county commissioner, who accused them of lagging and offered to refund their money if they would leave. They were the only African Americans or all-female groups on the course in Dover Township, according to Sandra Thompson, who posted a detailed account of...
  • Walker warns GOP 'at risk of a #BlueWave' after Democratic win in Wisconsin court race

    04/03/2018 10:08:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2018 | Eric Bradner
    ... Walker, who is up for re-election to a third term next fall, tweeted that the results were another sign that the GOP is in trouble. "Tonight's results show we are at risk of a #BlueWave in WI. The Far Left is driven by anger & hatred -- we must counter it with optimism & organization. Let's share our positive story with voters & win in November," he tweeted. In another tweet, Walker added, "Big government special interests flooded Wisconsin with distorted facts & misinformation. Next, they'll target me and work to undo our bold reforms. We need to keep...
  • I wanted Scott Walker, I ended up with Bruce Rauner

    02/28/2018 8:05:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Soon, Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., is expected to sign pro-life legislation, expanding on his unbroken history as governor of supporting pro-life policies. This is in contrast to his neighbor to the south, Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., who actually expanded taxpayer funding for abortion. On Election Day 2014 I watched election results come in at the Hilton Chicago with the Chicago GOP and the Rauner campaign. As a campaign manager for a state house representative, I celebrated as the Republicans retained control of the U.S. House and won the Senate. Late into the evening, I cheered as Bruce Rauner pulled off...
  • Mort Walker, creator of long-running 'Beetle Bailey' comic strip, dies at 94, family says

    01/28/2018 4:27:14 AM PST · by DFG · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/28/2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    “Beetle Bailey” comic strip artist Mort Walker died Saturday at age 94, his family said. According to his oldest son, Greg, who partnered with his father on that venerable cartoon take on the military life, the elder Walker died of old age at his home in Stanford, Conn. Walker was part of more than a half-dozen comic strips in his career, including "Hi and Lois," ''Boner's Ark" and "Sam & Silo." But his greatest success came from Beetle, his hot-tempered sergeant and the rest of the gang at fictional Camp Swampy, which he drew for nearly 70 years. After an...
  • Union rep Mahlon Mitchell joins governor’s race, attacks Walker for wanting 12 years in office

    01/16/2018 1:38:58 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | November 13, 2017 | Theo Keith
    MILWAUKEE — State firefighters union leader Mahlon Mitchell joined into a crowded Democratic field for Wisconsin governor on Monday, November 13th. In a kickoff event at Milwaukee Area Technical College's downtown campus, Mitchell criticized Gov. Scott Walker for seeking a third term totaling 12 years in office.
  • Left-Wing Prosecutorial Crusaders Spied on Wisconsin Republicans, Defied Court Orders

    12/08/2017 9:44:42 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Guy Benson
    the Left engaged in gross abuses of criminal law to intimidate, harass and silence conservatives in the state. The specifics were chilling -- from pre-dawn raids on political activists' homes, to stifling gag orders preventing them from saying a peep about what was happening to them, all in pursuit of criminalizing and punishing the Badger State conservative movement. Eventually, one target violated his gag order and blew the whistle on the whole operation, eventually leading to investigations of the investigations, and multiple courts shutting down the witch hunts with extreme prejudice. ... ruthless the Left had become in its efforts...
  • Bombshell Report: Political Persecution Of Scott Walker Swept Up High-Level GOP Officials

    12/07/2017 9:30:40 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2017 | Warren Henry
    On Wednesday, a Wisconsin judge unsealed an 88-page report on the state Department of Justice’s (WIDoJ) investigation into a leak of sealed evidence from the politically motivated “John Doe” investigation of Gov. Scott Walker, his supporters, and various conservative groups related to his recall election campaign. Despite concluding a crime was committed during the John Doe proceedings, WIDoJ recommends no criminal charges. Instead, the report recommends that former Government Accountability Board (GAB) lawyer Shane Falk be referred to the state judiciary’s Office of Lawyer Regulation for discipline and that contempt proceedings be initiated against John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz and former...
  • Walker eliminates Wisconsin's minimum hunting age

    11/13/2017 4:01:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 13, 2017 5:30 PM EST | Todd Richmond
    Children of any age can hunt in Wisconsin, after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that eliminates the state’s minimum age. Walker quietly signed the Republican bill Saturday, exactly a week before the state’s nine-day gun deer hunting was set to open. The law took effect Monday. Kids will have to wait five days before they can start shooting deer, but they can participate in several seasons already underway, including bow deer, pheasant, ruffed grouse, rabbit and squirrel. A Wisconsin resident must be at least 12 years old to purchase a hunting license or hunt with a gun. However, until...
  • Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

    10/16/2017 3:42:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 5:10 PM EDT | Todd Richmond
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence. The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes players are showing disrespect for the flag and veterans. Players should drop the “divisive political sideshow” and speak out against domestic violence instead, the governor wrote. NFL league meetings Tuesday offer an opportunity to strongly condemn domestic violence, Walker added. “My request is simple: stand for the American flag and the national anthem...
  • Titan’s Delanie Walker has OUTRAGEOUS message for boycotting fans

    09/28/2017 12:06:33 PM PDT · by 2banana · 76 replies
    Allen B West ^ | September 28, 2017 | Derrick Wilburn
    Delanie Walker is a tight end for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and has opened his yap about fans who are upset over players choosing to disrespect our nation’s flag and anthem by sitting it out at the start of games. He probably should’ve just clammed up. Walker, who is currently on a two-year contract that’s paying him $13,375,000 (that’s THIRTEEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS) that includes a “signing bonus,” a “roster bonus,” a “workout bonus” plus other incentives, has come across as the ultimate entitled millionaire jock by telling fans he really doesn’t care if you...
  • Midnight raids, secret subpoenas: IRS' Lerner close friends with leader who targeted Scott Walker

    07/13/2015 8:16:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-11-15 | Barbara Boland
    The official behind the IRS' conservative nonprofit targeting scandal, Lois Lerner, was friends with the Wisconsin regulator who targeted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's conservative aides and allies. Lerner and Kevin Kennedy, director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, were friends for 20 years and traded emails on campaign finance, politics, and personal matters between 2011 and 2013, emails obtained by the Wall Street Journal reveal. That was the same time frame the IRS increased its harassment of conservative groups and Wisconsin prosecutors conducted a secret John Doe probe of Walker's allies, raising the troubling question of whether they coordinated their...
  • ‘All clear’ issued after earlier ‘active shooter incident’ at Fort Lee in Virginia

    08/25/2014 6:49:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 8/25/14
    <p>An “active shooter incident” has been reported at the Army base in Fort Lee, Virginia, according to multiple reports.</p>
  • Scott Walker: Trump should ‘tweet more’

    06/30/2017 3:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker encouraged President Trump to “tweet more” on Friday, in stark contrast to recent Republican backlash over some of Trump’s more incendiary tweets. “Unlike others, I’d tell him to tweet more, to be on Facebook more, to get the message out more, but to be focused,” Walker told FOX’s Julie Banderas. He praised the president’s direct connection on social media with “all these great Americans.” “Tweet more, I’m fine with but don’t get off in the weeds on other issues,” the 2016 presidential candidate said. If the president focuses on the issues he was elected by...
  • House Republicans warned of prospect for 2018 midterm losses [RINO #fakenews]

    06/13/2017 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2017 11:48 AM EDT
    House GOP leaders are warning their rank-and-file members of the potential for heavy midterm losses next year that could cost Republicans their majority. The warning Tuesday was aimed at encouraging lawmakers to stay focused and not be “chasing all the different other shiny objects” — according to Republican Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina. It comes a week ahead of a special election in Georgia, where Democrats are spending heavily to contest what should be a safe Republican seat. …
  • Walker Says People Outside of Washington Like Trump

    06/13/2017 1:08:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | June 12, 2017 | Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that when President Donald Trump comes to Wisconsin, he will see that people outside of Washington "still like his policies." Walker spoke on the Mike Gallagher radio show about a fundraiser Trump is hosting for Walker in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Trump is also touring a technical college with Walker in the Milwaukee area. The fundraiser comes as Walker prepares for an expected re-election run in 2018. Walker didn't initially endorse Trump, but came around after he secured the Republican nomination. Trump carried Wisconsin by less than a percentage point.....