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  • All in: Democrats plan full-court press to defeat Walker

    10/24/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 16 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 24, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Scott Walker appeared to be pulling away from Mary Burke. He led by nearly six points in the respected Marquette Law poll, had cracked 50, and enjoyed a 13-point cushion with independent voters. Then came MU’s mid-October survey, in which Walker’s lead vanished completely, with the race deadlocked at 47. All three of those data points represented noticeable departures from most polling trends, but the top line number showed an exact tie — which mirrors the RCP average. The last three polls of the contest have produced a tie, a Burke lead of one point, and Walker edge of the...
  • Thousands of Gov. Walker-Related Emails Released

    10/21/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 21, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER
    Thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's former aides and associates when he was a county executive were released Tuesday, prompting allegations from Walker and other Republicans that the timing two weeks before the election was politically motivated. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's office made public the nearly 16,000 emails and attachments that prosecutors seized from county and personal computers during the investigation that ended in 2013. Walker was never charged but six of his aides and associates were convicted on charges ranging from theft to misconduct in office. The documents' release...
  • Walker’s Opponents Get Personal - Democrats resort to making stuff up

    10/21/2014 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2014 | Christian Schneider
    ".....For instance, Burke has been traversing the state telling voters that Walker’s policies have led to a $1.8 billion deficit. This is demonstrably false; Democrats essentially took a brief one-time revenue downtick and extrapolated it over the course of four years, saying the hiccup would extend to 2017. But that number assumes state revenues wouldn’t grow a dime in the next four years. Heck, why not stretch it out over eight years and call it a $4 billion deficit? Or Burke could warn voters of the impending $1 trillion deficit due around the corner in 4236..... ....But this is campaign...
  • Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field

    10/19/2014 12:40:55 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Ryan Struyk
    That would be Mitt Romney, supported for the GOP nomination by 21 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That’s double the support of his closest potential rival, but it also leaves 79 percent who prefer one of 13 other possible candidates tested, or none of them. When Romney is excluded from the race, his supporters scatter, adding no clarity to the GOP free-for-all. In that scenario former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have 12 or 13 percent support from leaned Republicans who are registered to vote. All others have support in...
  • Poll: Scott Walker's 5 Point Lead Disappeared

    10/15/2014 3:24:05 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 52 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10-15-2014 | Daniel Strauss
    A new Marquette Law School poll finds the Wisconsin gubernatorial race tied with Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke each getting 47 percent support among likely voters. The most recent Marquette poll's findings, released on Wednesday, contrast a previous Marquette poll which showed Walker leading Burke by 5 percentage points. The most recent poll's findings underscore what other polls have shown about the race: that Walker and Burke are only separated by a small margin. The new Marquette poll also suggests that Burke has, at the very least, not totally lost her chance to win the race...
  • WI John Doe targets seek full rehearing of dismissal of lawsuit against prosecutors.

    10/08/2014 12:57:28 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/7/2014 | William Jacobson
    The short version is that the targets initially succeeded at the federal trial court level in obtaining an injunction shutting down the investigation (which already was on hold because of a state court judge’s ruling), and allowing the civil damages lawsuit against the prosecutors/investigators to go forward in federal court. The Court of Appeals reversed, finding that there was no ground for the federal courts to intervene in a state investigation, particularly where a state judge already had effectively shut it down (which is on appeal in the state court system). Here are the grounds stated in the Petition to...
  • Scott Walker: Gay Marriage Fight Is 'Over In Wisconsin'

    10/06/2014 9:16:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 6, 2014 | Caitlin MacNeal
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) conceded that the state of Wisconsin lost its fight to ban same sex marriage on Monday when the Supreme Court declined to hear gay marriage cases in multiple states. With the Supreme Court's punt back to the appeals court that struck down the ban, county clerks in Wisconsin have started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. And Walker seems to have accepted that this is the end of the road for the state's ban....
  • Wisconsin Reporter Was Sent to Cover Michelle Obama’s Speech and

    09/30/2014 8:57:05 AM PDT · by Mygirlsmom · 37 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Meg Kissinger is a seasoned reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin’s well-known newspaper. She’s seen a lot in her days. But what she said happened at a speech by Michelle Obama in the state on Monday left her utterly “creeped out.” Kissinger took to her Facebook and Twitter page to describe what happened. In short, she said, aides for both the first lady and Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, told her she was banned from talking to members of the crowd. Kissinger was in Hudson, Wisconsin, covering the first lady’s speech in which she was stumping for...
  • 7th Circ. Lifts Injunction On Scott Walker Probe

    09/25/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 17 replies
    Law360, Los Angeles (September 24, 2014, 8:44 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that it is up to Wisconsin state courts to decide whether an investigation into potential campaign finance violations involving Gov. Scott Walker and a host of conservative groups should proceed, overturning a lower court injunction that halted the probe on First Amendment grounds. A three-judge panel called the injunction issued in May by U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa an "abuse of discretion," saying that "this case does not present a situation in which state proceedings may be displaced." The panel directed the lower court...
  • Federal Court: Walker Campaign Probe a State Issue

    09/25/2014 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign. The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that halted the probe, but the judges found state courts are the proper venue to resolve legal issues with the case. Despite the ruling, the investigation won't resume immediately because the state judge overseeing it also effectively stopped it in January...
  • GOP House Candidate Has No Qualms About War with Mexico to Stop Illegal Immigration

    09/19/2014 9:56:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Andrew Kirell
    The Republican candidate for U.S. House in North Carolina’s 6th district recently suggested that the United States military could use force in Mexico to prevent the flow of foreigners crossing the border with drug cartels. During a GOP runoff forum in June, hosted by a tea party group in Rockingham County, Mark Walker was asked how he would secure the United States’ southern border.
  • ISIS Strategy splits Rubio, Paul, Cruz

    09/16/2014 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/16/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has created an opportunity for three White House hopefuls in the Senate to grab the spotlight from Republican governors. ... Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence panels has used the debate to distinguish himself as the inheritor of the muscular foreign policy worldview held by former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) While he says it would be good for president Obama to seek congressional support for military action against ISIS, he argues the president doesn't need it. Rubio supports arming...
  • Race for Governor: Walker Up 4 in New CBS News/New York Times Poll

    09/13/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 9-12-14 | Kyle Maichle
    NEW YORK – Governor Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) holds a four point lead in a CBS News/New York Times/YouGov poll. The poll of 1,473 likely voters shows Governor Walker up 49 to 45 percent over Mary Burke with five percent undecided. The poll was conducted from August 18th to September 2nd with the margin of error being at plus or minus four percent. The last two polls issued by Marquette Law School and We Ask America have found Mary Burke up by two to four percentage points among likely voters. The newest edition of the Marquette Law School Poll will be...
  • Court OKs voter ID in Wisconsin

    09/12/2014 3:31:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The State of Wisconsin can enforce a new voter identification law in this November's election, a federal appeals court said Friday. After hearing arguments on the issue earlier in the day, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously stayed a district court judge's order blocking enforcement of the new Wisconsin law or any similar measure imposing new voter identification requirements. "Having read the briefs and heard oral argument, this court now stays the injunction issued by the district court. The State of Wisconsin may, if it wishes (and if it is appropriate under rules of...
  • District attorney’s wife drove case against Wis. Gov. Walker, insider says

    09/09/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Mygirlsmom · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 9, 2014 | Staff Writer
    a longtime Chisholm subordinate reveals for the first time in this article that the district attorney may have had personal motivations for his investigation. Chisholm told him and others that Chisholm’s wife, Colleen, a teacher’s union shop steward at St. Francis high school, a public school near Milwaukee, had been repeatedly moved to tears by Walker’s anti-union policies in 2011, according to the former staff prosecutor in Chisholm’s office. Chisholm said in the presence of the former prosecutor that his wife “frequently cried when discussing the topic of the union disbanding and the effect it would have on the people...
  • GOP blasts Dem party leader for saying Gov. Walker gives women ‘back of his hand’ (Wisconsin)

    09/04/2014 5:17:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | Septermber 03 2014
    Reached by FoxNews.com, Burke spokeswoman Stephanie Wilson said of Wasserman Schultz's comments: "That's not the type of language that Mary Burke would use, or has used, to point out the clear differences in this contest."
  • Politico: Obama to Limit Campaigning to 'States Where He's Still Popular'...

    08/30/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-30-14 | Tom Blumer
    A Friday afternoon dispatch at the Politico from Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein tells us that "The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular." The list of states where the Politico pair alleges that's the case is quite short: "Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California." That's it. Obama, in a situation resembling that of Richard Nixon in the final months of his presidency, when "Tricky Dick" was mocked for being able to find friendly audiences in just a few Southern states, is apparently...
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by Democrats [Dem M.O as with Gov Walker Gov. Christie]

    08/17/2014 6:12:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2014 | Rick Moran
    From the film "All the President's Men": Deep Throat: The people behind all of this were frightened of Muskey and that's what got him destroyed. They wanted to run against McGovern. Look who they're running against. The bugged offices, they followed people, false press leaks, passed fake letters... they canceled Democratic campaign rallies, they investigated Democratic private lives, they planted spies, they stole documents... and now don't tell me that all of this was the work of one Donald Segretti. The source was talking about the Republican party of Richard Nixon. Yesterday, the third major candidate for the GOP presidential...
  • Attention, Ted Cruz: Look at what Doug Ducey’s political director said about anti-amnesty Cons

    08/06/2014 10:36:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    Last week, conservative Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Doug Ducey in ArizonaÂ’s GOP gubernatorial primary: " The crisis at AmericaÂ’s border is a defining issue in the coming election, especially in Arizona. IÂ’m supporting Doug Ducey for Arizona governor because he is the best candidate to help secure the border, protect the people, and enforce the law. He has the most serious and credible plan to address the border crisis." (SNIP) The endorsement was considered a major coup for Ducey, who is distrusted by some Arizona conservatives. (SNIP) In the wake of CruzÂ’s endorsement, tweets posted early last year by DuceyÂ’s...
  • Germantown kindergarten teacher accused of political vandalism identified

    08/04/2014 12:25:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-4-14 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis – Wisconsin Reporter has learned the identity of the suspect accused of politically motivated disorderly conduct at last month’s Jefferson County Fair. April Kay Smith, 38, a kindergarten teacher in the Germantown School District, was issued a disorderly conduct citation for tearing up and stomping on several signs on July 9 at the Jefferson County Republican Party booth after the fair had shut down for the night, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department report obtained by Wisconsin Reporter. The incident report, filed by Jefferson County Deputy Heather Larson, states that Smith and her husband, Andrew Smith, 31,...
  • Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

    08/02/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 8-2-14 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. -- A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law that's designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion and may even open the door to the very type of behavior Republican lawmakers were trying to prevent. Policy makers, attorneys and voter ID experts were struggling Friday with how to interpret a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling from a day earlier, which mandated a change to the law in order to make it constitutional. The court said the state can't require applicants for state-issued IDs to present government documents that cost money to obtain, such as a copy...
  • Voter ID law upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court

    07/31/2014 9:04:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2014 | BY BRENDAN O'BRIEN
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state law requiring voters to have photo identification to cast a ballot, although the law remains blocked by an earlier ruling by a federal judge that it is unconstitutional. The court wrote in its decision that providing a photo identification at the ballot box does not create a substantial burden to the voter, as claimed by the plaintiffs in the case. "Photo identification is a condition of our times where more and more personal interactions are being modernized to require proof of identity," the court wrote.
  • Scott Walker Calls on Wisconsin Legislature to Repeal Common Core

    07/17/2014 9:41:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/7/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called on state lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill in January that would repeal the Common Core standards and replace them with “standards set by people in Wisconsin.” According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Walker released a statement Thursday afternoon, just hours after two Republican state senators, Leah Vukmir and Paul Farrow, issued a joint press statement calling for a delay in the use of the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) that are aligned with the Common Core standards. Earlier in the year, Walker helped draft a bill that would create a state board to replace...
  • Convicted Spy Arthur Walker Dies in Prison

    07/13/2014 2:52:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 26 replies
    Military.com ^ | Jul 10, 2014 | Lauren King, The Virginian-Pilot
    Arthur Walker, one of four men convicted of selling secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, has died in federal prison. He was 79. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website confirmed that he died this month. A spokesman said he died over the holiday weekend, and Walker's family told Pete Earley, who wrote "Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring," that he died Friday of acute kidney failure. Walker was serving three life sentences plus 40 years for copying and conspiring to deliver secrets to the Soviet Union. He was sentenced in 1985.
  • A Sexual Revolution for Young Evangelicals? No.

    07/09/2014 9:49:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 7-9-14 | Russell D. Moore & Andrew Walker
    In any discussion about the future of religion in America, especially as it relates to stalled growth in churches and denominations, those outside our religious communities find one theory especially compelling. This is the idea: that young Evangelicals are frustrated with Christian orthodoxy’s strict standards of sexual morality. We’re told that these young Evangelicals will soon revolutionize our churches with liberalized views on same-sex marriage, premarital sex, gender identity, and so on. But a new study by a University of Texas sociologist finds that Evangelical Christians ages 18 to 39 are resisting liberalizing trends in the culture. The suggestion of...
  • Mainstream media forced to walk back Walker ‘criminal scheme’ narrative

    06/27/2014 11:44:26 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | M. D. Kittle - Watchdog.org
    After last week’s breathless headlines putting Gov. Scott Walker at the center of a nationwide “criminal scheme,” the mainstream and left-leaning media are being forced to step back from such sensational indictments. The man doing the forcing is the special prosecutor who raised the specter of said conspiracy in a court document — part of 268 pages of previously sealed records dumped last week by order of a federal appeals court and embraced by John Doe prosecutors.
  • The failed media assassination of Scott Walker

    06/27/2014 10:41:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-27-14 | DrJohn
    <p>Back in November I wrote a post about the war on Scott Walker, the man democrats fear the most. It hasn't gone well for liberals, and so they have resorted to outright slander and libel.</p> <p>Demented democrat prosecutors in Wisconsin have been conducting a John Doe probe for the last few years, bottom feeding in an effort to find something with which to try someone on the right. Anything.</p>
  • Statement from Friends of Scott Walker Campaign Regarding Statement Issued By Special Prosecutor

    06/26/2014 11:17:46 AM PDT · by bigbob · 8 replies
    Friends of Scott Walker ^ | 6-26-14 | Tom Evenson
    Friends of Scott Walker campaign Communications Director Tom Evenson issued the following statement today after a statement was released by the special prosecutor in the John Doe: After the media's slanderous reporting last week, today’s statement by prosecutors should serve as an opportunity for the media to correct the record and report the real facts of this story. Two judges have ruled there is no case. Now prosecutors have stated clearly that not only was Governor Walker not a target of the investigation but that: "It is wrong for any person to point to this sentence in a legal argument...
  • Clinton Candidacy Imperiled by Overexposure

    06/21/2014 11:51:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Scott Erickson
    In electoral politics, familiarity often breeds comfort. The more recognizable a politician is the more likely that politician can expect to enjoy a certain level of support from among his or her constituency. But when familiarity descends into overexposure it can constitute the tipping point upon which a politician’s appeal begins to wane. This appears to be the conundrum facing Hillary Clinton in her build up to the 2016 presidential campaign season. Her noncommittal demeanor toward 2016 notwithstanding, there is not a pundit or voter from California to Maine that doesn’t fully expect the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary...
  • The Latest Allegations in Wisconsin Are Much Ado About Nothing

    06/20/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/19/2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Today’s revelations about local prosecutors’ claims that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker “was at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups” in a “criminal scheme” are much ado about nothing. Why? Because federal district court Judge Rudolph Randa already enjoined the prosecutors’ investigation, saying they were trying to criminalize the political speech of the governor and conservative organizations in violation of the First Amendment. In fact, Judge Randa called the prosecutors’ appeal of his injunction order “frivolous.” Despite the excitement by some over the fact that amongst the documents unsealed today by a federal judge is...
  • Heinous Bias: Media Ignores Two Court Rulings Rejecting 'New' Walker 'Scandal'

    06/20/2014 1:34:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Welcome to a genuine phony scandal. You may have caught a glimpse of the lurid headlines this morning, which were splashed across thefront pages of many of America'sleading newspapers -- and, indeed, on our own website: "Prosecutors Say Scott Walker at the Center of Criminal Scheme." The resulting impression is that the Wisconsin governor is embroiled in a serious new scandal, in which charges may be imminent. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the media's breathless coverage of a recent document release has largely promulgated the opposite of the truth. On that score, Gabriel Malor, an attorney...
  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker Part of Criminal Scheme

    06/19/2014 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
    Newly released documents show prosecutors believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff. Prosecutors say Walker, his chief of staff and others who worked for him were discussing illegal coordination with a number of national groups and prominent figures, including GOP strategist Karl Rove.
  • Abortion foes criticize Scott Walker over campaign spokeswoman

    05/20/2014 7:42:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Daniel Bice
    Alleigh Marre has supported Planned Parenthood, abortion rights Gov. Scott Walker is quickly learning there may be a political litmus test for top campaign staff. Walker — a self-described "100% pro-life" politician — is drawing sharp criticism from some of his strongest anti-abortion allies after it was discovered this week that his newly hired campaign spokeswoman has expressed support for Planned Parenthood and abortion rights in the past. "Obviously, naturally, that's a problem," said Matt Sande, legislative director for Pro-Life Wisconsin, which endorsed Walker in 2010 election and his recall contest. "I think he needs a new spokeswoman, immediately." Walker's...
  • Wis. governor offers a way around ObamaCare problems

    05/20/2014 7:36:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 13, 2013 | Mike Tobin
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants to give people in his state a way around ObamaCare’s problems. He is floating a proposal that would still channel federal subsidies to Wisconsin’s poor and uninsured, but his plan would allow them to purchase coverage directly from the insurer and sidestep the on-line “exchange” created by the Affordable Care Act.His idea is getting support, even in the bitterly divided Wisconsin state house. Six Democrats crossed party lines and backed his proposal in the assembly, sending it over to the Senate with a healthy majority. Still, before it goes into effect, Walker’s idea would need...
  • Scott Walker to tea partiers: Let’s focus on taking out Democrats, not our fellow Republicans

    05/18/2014 2:57:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 112 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 6, 2014
    Some righties are grumbling about this, but c’mon. No one expects a Republican governor who’s up for reelection in a blue state to lead the “throw the RINOs out!” movement. Besides, this makes strategic sense if I’m right about Walker’s niche in the 2016 field. I see him as an establishment/tea party “hybrid” candidate who’ll challenge Christie from the right (especially on social issues) and whoever emerges as the tea-party favorite from the center (especially on immigration). His war with the left over collective bargaining reform in Wisconsin is already so legendary that there’s practically nothing he could do to...
  • Scott Walker: Gay Marriage Accepted by Young Conservatives [Mar 2013]

    05/18/2014 2:37:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 64 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 17 Mar 2013 | Greg Richter
    <p>Same-sex marriage is accepted by younger conservatives and won’t likely be an issue in upcoming political races, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said.</p> <p>Urgent: Should Pope Francis Allow Women Priests, Contraception? Vote Here Now.</p> <p>The discussion stemmed from Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s announcement last week that he has changed his position on same-sex marriage because he wants his son, who is gay, to have the same “joy and stability of marriage” that he has had and that he wishes for his other two children.</p>
  • Scott Walker endorses Doug Ducey in Arizona governor’s race

    05/18/2014 2:19:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sean Sullivan
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is wading into the crowded Arizona governor's race by throwing his support behind state treasurer Doug Ducey (R) Wednesday morning. "Doug Ducey demonstrates the kind of conservative, common-sense leadership that our party needs in Arizona," Walker said in a statement shared with Post Politics by Ducey's campaign. "He’s not afraid of taking on tough challenges, and that’s why I know he’d be a great Governor."
  • Twists, turns in John Doe hard to follow? This Q and A may help

    05/10/2014 5:04:32 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 10 may 2014 | Patrick Marley
    Madison — In a pingpong match of court orders this week, a federal judge halted an investigation into conservative groups' political activities, an appeals court immediately blocked that ruling and the judge then reinstated his injunction blocking the probe. They were the latest twists and turns in the complex litigation surrounding the secret John Doe probe looking into fundraising and spending during the attempts to recall Gov. Scott Walker and state senators. Here's a look at how the situation got to this point and where it could go next. Q. Who launched the investigation? A. Milwaukee County District Attorney John...
  • Judge halts secret probe of Wisconsin conservative groups, in win for Walker

    05/07/2014 6:43:53 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7 May 2014 | By M.D. Kittle [watchdog.org]
    The "John Doe" investigation into conservatives is dead. At least for now. In a monumental victory for targeted conservatives in the secret Wisconsin investigation, Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction to stop the politically charged probe, ruling in favor of conservative activist Eric O'Keefe, his Wisconsin Club for Growth and "others." The probe had been looking into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign, but came under fire for the opaque way it was conducted.
  • Federal judge orders halt to 'John Doe' investigation

    05/07/2014 3:10:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 7 may 2014 | Dee J. Hall
    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a halt to the "John Doe" investigation targeting groups including Americans for Prosperity, here seen holding a pro-Scott Walker rally in Madison in 2011. The challenge brought in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee was filed by Wisconsin Club for Growth. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday ordered a halt to the John Doe investigation that targeted the recall campaign of Gov. Scott Walker and “all or nearly all right-of-center groups and individuals in Wisconsin who have engaged in issue advocacy from 2010 to the present.” In issuing his preliminary injunction, Randa sided with...
  • Walker’s in, the left fires first, and the War for Wisconsin is on

    04/16/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-16-14 | M. D. Kittle
    Literally minutes after Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch officially announced their re-election campaign Tuesday, a Hillary Clinton front group rolled out its attack machine against the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential hopeful. American Bridge, backed by big-money liberal donor George Soros, “welcomed” Walker and his “failed job creation promise to the Wisconsin governor’s race.” The liberal “research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words” by employing liberal spin, made its first sortie an all-out assault on Walker’s jobs record, criticizing the governor’s failure to date to hit his ambitious pledge that the...
  • WI: Shooting Range Protection signed by Governor Walker

    04/13/2014 6:20:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    SB527, the Wisconsin range protection legislation, passed the legislature with wide margins,  19 - 13 in the Senate and  65-35 in the House.   It was signed into law by Governor Walker on 9 April, 2014.  The law builds on current law which exempts sport shooting ranges from zoning ordinances related to noise and grandfathers in ranges that legally existed prior to July 16th, 2013. This bill extends immunity from lawsuit to the owners and operators of the shooting ranges, and exempts shooting ranges from state or local zoning conditions or rules related to noise or to nonconforming use, including...
  • Poll: Scott Walker approval hits 59 percent, leads Democratic opponent by 16 points

    04/12/2014 10:57:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2014 | Guy Benson
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a good run lately. He signed a major tax relief package into law, his controversial budget reforms have put the state back in the black, and his opponent has been torched for telling some high-profile fibs. A new poll from Wisconsin Public Radio suggests that voters are appreciative of the governor’s accomplishments. Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by 16 points in the survey (56/40), with Walker’s approval rating soaring to just shy of 60 percent — an all-time high in the series. (President Obama’s job approval is underwater at 48/50 in the poll). Walker’s...
  • Gov. Scott Walker looks to finish his college degree

    04/08/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 8, 2014 | By LINDSEY BOERMA
    Gov. Scott Walker is going back to school. A spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Republican says Walker is looking to sew up a degree he abandoned 24 years ago when he was a senior at Milwaukee's Marquette University and left to accept a position with the American Red Cross. Walker explained his struggle in finishing up his college education: "I kept thinking I'd go back, got married, had one kid, had another kid, next thing you know," he said, "you're worrying more about paying for your kids' college education than you are for your own."
  • The Chatter: Governor bets bourbon on Final Four game; Ky. health exchange in national spotlight

    04/01/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/1/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting bottles of big name bourbon on the Final Four game when the University of Kentucky takes on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in Dallas. Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a friendly wager Tuesday on the game, betting items from the signature industries of each state. The Kentucky bourbon basket wagered by Beshear will include some of the state’s most well-known Bourbon brands such as Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, Elijah Craig and others as well as glasses and apparel. If Kentucky wins, Beshear will receive a gift of some of Wisconsin’s...
  • Intolerant atheists go after Gov. Walker’s religious tweet

    03/21/2014 7:33:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    allemwest.com ^ | March 20. 2014 | Allen West
    Well, here we go again, the oh so very tolerant secular humanist liberal progressives are showing their ignorance of America’s Judeo-Christian faith heritage. As reported in The Christian Post, “A Wisconsin-based atheist organization has demanded that Governor Scott Walker remove a posting on his Twitter feed that is religious in nature. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) stated Tuesday that they took exception to Walker’s official account, including a tweet posted Sunday that simply read, “Philippians 4:13.” As rendered by the New King James Version, Philippians 4:13 states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
  • Atheist Group Makes Legal Threats Against Republican Governor Scott Walker For Tweeting Bible Verse

    03/20/2014 10:49:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    RightWingNews ^ | March 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    An atheist group has come unhinged over a tweet posted by Wisconsin Gov.Scott Walker and are demanding that he uphold the “godless” Constitution by deleting it. Walker tweeted “Philippians 4:13” from his official Twitter account Sunday — the Bible verse reads: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation took exception to the tweet, saying it’s religious in nature and a “misuse of gubernatorial and state of Wisconsin imprimatur,” according to The Christian Post. “This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” the group wrote in a letter. “As...
  • Governor Scott Walker's Substantial Tax Cut in Wisconsin

    03/19/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by DLfromthedesert · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Website ^ | 3/19/2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The New York Times. What is this, a tiny little paragraph? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 lines. National Briefing, Midwest. It's page A14 of the New York Times today. Here's the headline: "Wisconsin: Assembly Passes Governor’s Tax-Cut Plan -- The Wisconsin Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $504 million tax-cut plan. The chamber approved the bill on Tuesday by a vote of 61 to 35." It wasn't even close
  • Conservatism vs Liberalism debate between Govs. Walker and Shumlin

    02/25/2014 10:40:45 AM PST · by dleeper47 · 6 replies
    WesternFreePress ^ | 2/25/14 | dleeper47
    VIDEO: Conservatism vs Liberalism mini-debate between Gov. Scott Walker (WI) and far-Left Gov. Peter Shumlin (VT). Walker cleans Shumlin's clock and shows what kind of candidate Walker might be in 2016.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.