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  • Scott Walker Vows to Compete in Florida

    06/02/2015 12:16:19 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 06/02/2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin wants to make sure everyone knows he loves Florida. He began his remarks at the Economic Growth Summit on Tuesday by ticking off city after city that he has visited, saying that he has an aunt who lives in Bonita Springs, a lot of friends in the Villages, and that he first visited Disney World in 1971. “We’ll be back many more times,” Mr. Walker promised as he concluded his remarks. “We love the connection to Florida.” His outpouring of adoration for the Sunshine State may have been in response to the media’s portrayal of...
  • Gov. Scott Walker Heads To Europe On Trade Mission

    04/09/2015 12:40:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Street ^ | April 9, 2015 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker heads to Europe this week on a trade mission featuring private meetings with business and government representatives in Germany, France and Spain, as he ramps up for a likely bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The most high-profile event on Walker's itinerary comes Tuesday when he's slated to deliver a 15-minute speech titled "Opportunities for bilateral trade and investment" at the Hannover Messe trade show in Germany. That is the world's largest industrial fair, Walker's office said in the documents detailing the trip provided to The Associated Press.... Walker's last trade...
  • Author Of Original Patriot Act: No, The Law Was Never Intended to Collect Data On All Americans

    06/02/2015 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/2/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, the main author of the original Patriot Act, wrote an op-ed in 2013 explaining the NSA bulk collection of data belonging to Americans is an abuse of the legislation. In particular, Sensenbrenner slammed the Obama administration for abusing the Patriot Act in order to collect phone call information of all Americans, despite any ties to terrorism. Last week, the Guardian reported that the Obama administration is collecting records of every call made to, from or within the US, as well as records of many digital communications. President Obama has tried to deflect criticism by claiming "every member...
  • Clinton Lawyer Accuses Wisconsin of Trying to Suppress the Vote

    06/01/2015 3:33:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | By Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top campaign lawyer has filed a second voter-access lawsuit accusing a Republican-led state of trying to suppress the vote — this time in Wisconsin, home to Scott Walker, the governor and likely Republican 2016 presidential candidate. “This lawsuit concerns the most fundamental of rights guaranteed citizens in our representative democracy — the right to vote,” the complaint states, then refers to a curtailing of early voting in the state, among other changes that affect minority voters and other groups. “That right has been under attack in Wisconsin since Republicans gained control of the governor’s office and both...
  • McCain, Paul scuffle amid NSA debate

    06/01/2015 6:06:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Republican Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) faced off late Sunday afternoon, as the Kentucky Republican tried to speak from the Senate floor about expiring provisions of the Patriot Act. McCain and Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) were speaking about the National Security Agency's (NSA) phone "metadata" collection program when Paul tried to ask a question. Coats said he had not yielded the floor to Paul, effectively blocking the 2016 presidential candidate from speaking. Coats then yielded to McCain for a question, instead. "The senator from Kentucky needs to learn the rules of the Senate," McCain said. "Maybe the...
  • The Left Goes Insane

    05/31/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Fay Voshell
    The fall in to “certain untruth” is almost complete within the ranks of the increasingly mentally disturbed Left. Further, because so much of what the Left is promulgating is in fact certain untruth, it must continually seek to cut off rational debates. It abhors questions about the veracity of its dogma and praxis. Leftists believe it is vitally important to prohibit questions that might undermine them or their system’s credibility. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about the dogma of the Left is to be questioned. It is only to be believed. That is one reason why the Left’s current chief flag bearer,...
  • Poll: Scott Walker holds seven-point advantage over GOP presidential rivals among voters in Iowa

    05/31/2015 12:38:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Fox News Now - 6 ^ | May 30, 2015
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds a 7-point advantage among Iowan voters over the rest of the crowded Republican field in the scramble for the party’s 2016 nomination for president, a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll finds. The poll, released late Saturday afternoon, shows Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rounding out the top five in the state, which, as the first-in-the-nation caucus, is a critical battleground for presidential hopefuls. Walker captured 17% of the vote among likely GOP caucus-goers. He first gained...
  • Walker defends stance on abortion, recent comments

    05/30/2015 8:59:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2015 6:57 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Challenged by a New Hampshire woman, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker held firm Saturday on his recent comments about ultrasounds and defended Wisconsin’s law that requires doctors to conduct them before performing abortions. “I’m pro-life, but if someone’s pro-choice, don’t you want an informed choice?” Walker said in response to a question from Mary Heslin of Concord. […] Walker reiterated those comments Saturday and charged the media with twisting the facts around Wisconsin’s law. …
  • Scott Walker Praises Carly Fiorina, Adds That ‘We Play to Win’ on Iowa Straw Poll

    05/30/2015 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Wisconsin Governor and likely GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker joined the Howie Carr radio show on Friday to praise GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and knock a recent Washington Times story. A columnist for the Boston Herald and talk radio host, Carr took to Twitter posting quotes during his interview with Walker. His first tweet read, “@ScottWalker tells me WashTimes story is inaccurate. He will not be skipping Iowa. IAPolitics “We play to win.””
  • Can True Conservatives Win in Primaries? One Group Has the Answer

    05/30/2015 5:32:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Art McGrath
    In many presidential elections, conservatives have been frustrated that they get stuck with establishment Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney, their votes often lost among a plethora of candidates. A group of New Hampshire conservatives has a plan to consolidate behind a constitutional conservative in advance of the pivotal first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Primary, coming up in February. The group, the 603 Alliance, sees itself as a potential model for conservatives in other states that are sick of having establishment RINOs foisted upon them election after election. At a recent meeting in Littleton, New Hampshire, organizers of the 603...
  • Marco Rubio won’t compete in Iowa Straw Poll

    05/30/2015 12:49:28 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/30/2015 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Marco Rubio will not participate in the Iowa Straw Poll, his campaign team confirmed Saturday. The Florida senator and 2016 hopeful’s decision marks the latest blow to the August event long considered a staple on the Republican road to the presidential nomination. Jeb Bush, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Mike Huckabee have all said they won’t participate this cycle. Many, including Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Rand Paul, have yet to signal if they will attend.
  • Budget panel adopts Scott Walker's cuts to DNR scientists, bucks....

    05/30/2015 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 30, 2015 | STEVEN VERBURG and DEE J. HALL, with Molly Beck
    Budget panel adopts Scott Walker's cuts to DNR scientists, bucks natural area buy moratorium The Legislature’s budget committee voted Friday to slow down conservation land purchases and eliminate half of the state Department of Natural Resources senior science staff as part of an overall reduction of 80 DNR positions. With their plan to reduce annual borrowing for purchases of natural areas, Republican lawmakers bucked Gov. Scott Walker, who wanted a 13-year moratorium to reduce debt payments that ballooned in 2012 because the state postponed payments during the recession. Joint Finance Committee leaders announced they would propose cutting stewardship land borrowing...
  • and Paul: 'I will force the expiration' of the PATRIOT Act

    05/30/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/30/2015 | Manu Raju
    Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite debate on a key surveillance bill. In a statement to POLITICO Saturday, Paul warned that he would not consent to any efforts to pass either an extension of current law or the USA Freedom Act, a reform bill passed overwhelmingly by the House earlier this month.
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Quickly approve the USA Freedom Act

    05/30/2015 5:54:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-29-2015 | Sen. Mike Lee
    More than four years ago, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Patriot Sunsets Extension Act of 2011. Since that day, May 26, 2011, it’s been known that key provisions of our nation’s counterterrorism surveillance programs are set to expire this June 1. That is why Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and I worked diligently on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to produce the USA Freedom Act. As with any legislation, the USA Freedom Act is not perfect. It does end the bulk collection of phone records and other data by...
  • Keith Ellison: 'Proud to Stand' with Rand Paul

    05/24/2015 8:59:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not the endorsement someone heading into the Republican primaries would normally want, but it's the one Rand Paul got. On today's This Week [hosted by Jonathan Karl in the absence of Stephanopoulos], far-left Rep. Keith Ellison declared that on a variety of issues, including opposition to the Patriot Act, he is "proud to stand" with Rand Paul. Roll the video and watch Bill Kristol look on benignly as Ellison praises Paul. You can imagine he was thinking that every Ellison accolade was another chunk of GOP primary voters lost for Kristol's least-favorite Republican candidate. In the unkindest cut, Kristol claimed...
  • OPINION: Bernie Sanders is Hillary's leftward advance man

    05/27/2015 6:09:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Is Bernie Sanders pulling Hillary Clinton to the Left? No, for the same reason a canoe doesn’t pull an aircraft carrier. The Vermont socialist running in the Democratic presidential race is currently at 7.4 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, versus Clinton’s 64.2 percent. Clinton is in fact moving leftward on issues like immigration, gay marriage, inequality and more, but it’s not because she’s feeling the heat from a little-known competitor. Still, Sanders is staking out a role as the forward scout of the Democratic Left,
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders' Essay: Women 'Fantasize About Being Raped'

    05/28/2015 2:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    MRC ^ | 5/28 | Dan Joseph
    In a 1972 essay, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) opined that men fantasized about women being abused. He also claimed that women fantasized about being gang raped. In an article entitled "Men-And-Women," published in an alternative newspaper called the "Vermont Freeman" Sanders shared his thoughts on male and female sexuality in ways that would cause a media firestorm if it had been penned by any current GOP candidate. Even one with as little chance at grabbing his party's nomination as Sanders currently has. "A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy," wrote Sanders. "A woman on her knees....
  • Bernie Sanders Essay: Women Fantasize on 'Being Raped by 3 Men Simultaneously'

    05/28/2015 9:19:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/28/15 | Tim Graham
    Dan Joseph at our MRCTV website reports that Mother Jones dropped a little bomb on the Bernie Sanders campaign: an essay that Sanders wrote in February 1972 about the “typical” rape fantasies of men and women. In an article entitled "Man -- And Woman," published in an alternative newspaper called the Vermont Freeman, Sanders spun his theories: "A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy," wrote Sanders. "A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused." Sanders didn't specify as to how he had gained such a deep understanding of the male psyche. In terms of...
  • Mika Muzzles Talk of Bernie Sanders Writing That Women Fantasize About Rape

    05/29/2015 7:01:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Willie Geist wondered out loud what would happen to a Republican candidate who had written that women fantasize about being raped--and Scarborough asked if he would he still be in the race? But when it's a candidate for the Dem presidential nomination who had written those words, well, that's a different story. On today's Morning Joe, when Joe Scarborough raised the matter of Bernie Sanders having written that women fantasize about being raped, Mika Brzezinski repeatedly tried to shut him down and turn the page. View the video here.
  • James E. Fendry Aim For Understanding (Pro 2nd Amendment piece.)

    05/29/2015 4:18:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | James Fendry
    I remember the first time I noticed the phrase “gun violence” being used in the media. What about all the other forms of violence, I wondered; such as, violence committed with knives, baseball bats, table lamps, golf clubs and garden tools? When used as weapons, these items can be no less fatal or injurious than firearms. People were being murdered by strangulation, drowning, and blows from what the F.B.I. refers to as ‘hands and feet’. The FBI was reporting that about 60% of the homicides in America were a result of the misuse of firearms and the remaining 40% were...
  • Inevitable: Rand Paul supporting group labels Ted Cruz “the capitulating Canadian”

    05/29/2015 2:27:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We had a hit in the headlines section this week about how Rand Paul is “under attack” from the rest of the GOP field and it’s probably the best thing that could happen to him. Clearly one of the Super PACs supporting the Kentucky Senator is getting into the spirit of the battle… though perhaps a bit too much. As The Hill reports today, America’s Liberty PAC has released one of the very first attack ads of the cycle as we approach the deadline for the expiration of the PATRIOT Act, and one of their chief targets is Ted...
  • Rand’s ready to rumble … in a WWE-style ad slamming his GOP rivals

    05/29/2015 9:44:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    ... He's taking on President Obama or, his wrestling name, "Obama the email reader." He is aided by his "so-called conservative" sidekicks -- and here comes the Republican-on-Republican violence. Meet "The Capitulating Canadian," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who is battling Paul in real life for the 2016 nomination. Cruz is pictured wearing shorts and boxing gloves and standing in front of the Canadian flag, flanked by a moose and Obama.
  • WATCH: Gov. Scott Walker Addresses Now Infamous Politico/TPM/Jezebel/NPR/Kos/Etc Ultrasound Misquote

    05/29/2015 1:06:57 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | May 28th, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    On the Dana Loesch Radio Show today, Governor Scott Walker addressed the made-up controversy over his non-controversial remarks, first pointed out by Loesch and which we wrote about here at RedState. His response is perfect.
  • Gov. Scott Walker: Rand Paul is 'wrong' on ISIS [transcript of Cavuto's interview]

    05/29/2015 1:25:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Neil Cavuto's Interview with Scott Walker
    NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Then there were 100. All right, I'm exaggerating, but talk about a crowded field, the latest Quinnipiac poll showing that five Republican candidates are all tied at the top at 10 percent of voter support, include Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who told me moments ago he is not at all worried. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) GOV. SCOTT WALKER, R-WIS.: Well, as a kid, I ran track. So my coach always used to say a lot of times I would win by whipping around the end that last quarter lap there and... (CROSSTALK) CAVUTO: Me too, me too, although I...
  • iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates

    05/28/2015 11:18:46 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 67 replies
    May, 28, 2015 | Self
    iCarly and the RNC Pseudo-candidates I hope people realize iCarly is full on GOPe RNC and her role is to aid GOPe candidates.  As RNC talent, she is better than most. She is articulate,  concise, intelligent.  But don't think we can trust her long term any more than we can trust Prince Rebus, Boner or Mitchie-poo.  iCarly is not the only strategic pseudo-candidate.  Why would Huckabee run other than to dilute support for Ted Cruz.  It's win win win for GOPe, Huckabee and Fox  Huckabee gets to help Cruz lose and then gets to go back to Fox as a...
  • Walker: I Disagree With Rand On NSA,ISIS

    05/28/2015 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Wisconsin Governor and prospective GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker expressed his disagreement with Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on ISIS and the NSA on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Fiorina, Kasich Crack Top 10 In New Q Poll

    05/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner - Buzz Cut ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    Marco Rubio skidded. Jeb Bush slid. Ben Carson zoomed. Mike Huckabee bounced. Scott Walker stayed steady. And that’s how you end up with a five-way tie for first place in the latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the GOP Sixteeners. Put another way: With five candidates evenly dividing half of the vote, there is no first place. While Rubio lost a third of his support and Bush continued to droop, losing three points for the second month in a row, all five can say with confidence that they will meet the polling criterion for the first GOP debate, hosted by...
  • The 7 Reasons Scott Walker Should Get the Republican Nomination for President

    05/28/2015 12:43:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 27, 2015 | Scott Ott
    [Note from Scott Ott: The presidential primary process doesn't help us to decide who's qualified to bear the party standard, and to serve as chief executive, but rather who’s disqualified. It’s just our way of crushing the hopes and dreams of anyone who dares poke head from hole. Because you already know all of the reasons why every candidate, and potential candidate, has no right to expect the nomination, I'm going to write an utterly one-sided series on why each one should get it. If you’re concerned that I’m not providing fair and balanced analysis, I’m sure the folks in...
  • Politico Quotes Scott Walker Wildly Out Of Context To Invent Abortion Attack

    05/28/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Politico reported Wednesday on a controversial statement made by Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a piece entitled “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.'” The only problem? Walker never said that. In an interview with radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a law he signed that required an ultrasound be performed before an abortion. But the context makes clear that ultrasounds were a “cool thing,” not mandatory ultrasounds before an abortions. In particular, he made his statement during a discussion of people who keep ultrasounds of their own children:
  • Blaze pink would be in fashion for hunting under Wisconsin bill

    05/27/2015 6:41:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-26-15 | Andrew Hahn
    State Rep. Joel Kleefisch (left) and Rep. Nick Milroy (center) unveil their bill to legalize blaze pink attire for hunters. They are joined by UW-Madison Professor Majid Sarmadi (rear) and State Rep. David Steffen (right). Madison— Wisconsin hunters likely would be the first in the nation allowed to wear blaze pink instead of the traditional orange in the woods under a bill announced Tuesday by a Republican and a Democrat. State Reps. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) and Nick Milroy (D-South Range) said at a Capitol news conference they hoped the attire would encourage more Wisconsinites to hunt and appeal to women...
  • Mark Levin – We Don’t Need A Governor As President – We Need A Conservative Visionary Leader

    Mark Levin addresses the talk about the type of candidate that the United States needs if we are going to have any chance of extricating ourselves from the overwhelming destruction of the Obama regime. He says it doesn’t really matter to him what the current employment of the individual that would assume the office of President of the United States. What matters are that person’s values, their vision and their leadership ability.He sees an agenda to restore the Republic, respect for the American people, stop ruling by the administrative state and regulation and the infamous pen and phone. He notes...
  • The Most Important Republican Donor That You Don’t Know Is Married To One You Do

    05/27/2015 12:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rosie Gray
    Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife. In the late 1980s, Miriam Ochshorn was living in New York. Already a successful Israeli doctor, she had come to the United States for a fellowship in addiction medicine in 1986. She was divorced, and the mother of two daughters. One day, she got a call from a childhood friend, who was also now living in the United States. The friend, Sara Aronson, had just run...
  • Ann Coulter: Michelle Obama’s Just Letting Out Her Inner Reverend Wright Now (VIDEO)

    05/11/2015 10:09:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Author and columnist Ann Coulter responded to Michelle Obama’s comments last weekend at Tuskegee University.Coulter said Michelle Obama is finally letting out her inner Rev. Jeremiah Wright… (G-ddam America). I think she’s just letting out her Reverend Wright, now. You know, a week before this, I’m really glad you played the segment of her saying, ‘It’s the first time in my adult life she’s proud of her country.” And then she’s indignant people might think she doesn’t lover her country. Last week she was claiming museums discriminate against and aren’t welcoming to minorities. What do they have do, be even...
  • Scott Walker might skip Florida primary in Bush-Rubio territory

    05/26/2015 12:03:06 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    As Republicans prepare to pick their next presidential nominee, there's one primary that's already likely to get expensive and intense: Florida -- home to former governor Jeb Bush, who is likely to run, and Sen. Marco Rubio, who made his announcement in Miami. That's why Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who has been riding high in early polls, said Tuesday that he might skip the Florida primary. “If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there that we wouldn’t play in," Walker, who has yet to get into the race, said on Laura Ingraham's radio...
  • What Scott Walker and Marco Rubio are doing right

    05/26/2015 11:56:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5-26-15 | Jennifer Rubin
    If you look at early polls, fundraising, campaign staffing and media acumen, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appear to be the two strongest opponents to take on Jeb Bush. What are Walker and Rubio doing right, and why have they separated themselves from the rest of the pack? Certainly, their newness is part of their appeal. They are a generation (at least) behind Hillary Clinton and congressional leaders of both parties. They are relatively new to the national stage for many voters. They can credibly claim to be outside the permanent political class. Perhaps because Clinton...
  • Slender Man attorneys call charging law unconstitutional (WI)

    05/26/2015 11:43:40 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Milwlaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-26-15 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Leading into a key hearing in her case Tuesday, one of two Waukesha girls charged in the Slender Man stabbing case has asked a judge to declare the law that required her to be charged as an adult unconstitutional and dismiss the case. Attorneys for 13-year-old Anissa Weier filed a motion last week challenging the law as it applies to her, saying it violates the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, and that keeping her from the juvenile court system violates her rights to equal protection and due process. Weier and Morgan Geyser, 12, are charged as adults...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ‘Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Florida’s most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clinton’s candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: “Walker would be the first president with a GED.”The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Scott Walker slammed as climate change denier

    04/15/2015 4:13:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Capital Times ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mike Ivey
    Billionaire hedge fund manager and green power advocate Tom Steyer is taking Gov. Scott Walker to task, accusing the Republican presidential hopeful of being a pawn for fossil fuel interests and a climate change denier. In a full page ad running in the Wisconsin State Journal Tuesday, Steyer’s group NextGen Climate blasts the state’s GOP leadership for promoting a “war on science” by banning work on climate change. The group calls out Walker specifically for staying silent on the issue and for signing a Koch-backed anti-climate change pledge. “Fossil fuel interests like the Koch Brothers have made millions while opposing...
  • Exclusive-Gov. Scott Walker:Federal Government "Too Big To Fail" (Shorten)

    05/25/2015 6:10:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview over Memorial Day weekend that he’s getting much closer to a decision on whether he’ll pursue a presidential campaign in 2016, a decision he expects will come in early July.
  • Fraud case leaves PharMerica whistle-blower bitter, seeking new career

    05/25/2015 5:39:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-25-15 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Jennifer Buth thought being a pharmacist would be a challenging, well-paid, respected profession that would let her help people safely manage pain and illness. She also quickly learned the dark side of the job. Shortly after returning to Wisconsin from Florida with a doctorate in pharmacy, Buth was robbed twice in a month. When Walgreens wouldn't transfer her to a different store, she quit. She found work at a Sam's Club pharmacy, then was recruited to PharMerica's Pewaukee operation, where the national firm filled prescriptions for institutions such as nursing homes. As the managing pharmacist, she earned six figures and...
  • GOP’s demonic new crusade:Right-wing zealots look for crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage

    05/25/2015 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | May 25, 2015 | Joan Walsh
    [full title] GOP’s demonic new crusade: Right-wing zealots look for even crueler ways to treat the poor like garbage Happy Memorial Day! But if you’re in Wisconsin, and relying on food stamps, remember that Republicans don’t want you to have ketchup on your hamburger. They’d probably rather you didn’t have a hamburger at all, but Wisconsin farmers and ranchers have clout, and so proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program made room for Wisconsin products. But they still don’t want you to have “crab, lobster, shrimp, or any other shellfish.” Or ketchup. Or spaghetti sauce. Really. For now, that’s...
  • The 2016 political report: Walker emerges from Southern confab as GOP front-runner

    05/25/2015 10:20:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    OKLAHOMA CITY — The annual Southern Republican Leadership Conference provided a glimpse into the state of the Republican base and the presidential field. The conference revealed a Republican base that is (1) broadly happy with the crowded and conservative field, (2) still smitten with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and (3) unimpressed and uninterested in Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Senate chaos over the Patriot Act kept the four senators who are running from making it, dampening the mood a bit. The candidates running a second time — Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and Mike Huckabee — do not excite the conservative base....
  • Surprise school sports legislation stirs up critics in Wisconsin (non-public school kids get access)

    05/25/2015 7:50:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dana Ferguson
    MADISON — Critics are blasting Wisconsin legislators after the state's budget committee passed a surprise motion last week that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee passed a motion early Wednesday morning that included the plan. The plan wasn't addressed in the meeting. "For that to be done in a sneaky, behind the scenes fashion and passed at 1:30 in the morning without any discussion ... that's a problem," said Larry Kaseman, executive director of the Wisconsin Parents Association. While nonpublic school students in some...
  • Walker appoints son of right-wing Bradley Foundation president to UW Board of Regents

    05/25/2015 7:18:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Wisconsin Gazette ^ | May 25, 2015
    Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports tea party causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. The board oversees the University of Wisconsin system, setting policies and approving budgets, among other vital regulatory duties. Walker appointed Mike M. Grebe, son of Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive of the Bradley Foundation, to the board. The foundation is an essential part of Walker’s “brain trust.” It’s poured millions into promoting such right-wing policies as busting unions, expanding voucher schools and eliminating social welfare programs. In addition to his association with...
  • Privatization Fail: Scott Walker's WEDC in Full Meltdown (Is this Free Market economics?

    05/24/2015 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 91 replies
    PR Watch ^ | 5/18/2015 | Mary Bottari
    During the 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. Toward this end, one of his first acts as governor was to privatize the state's economic development agency. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) opened its doors in July 2011. After a series of damning audits, which highlighted mismanagement and incompetence, and news reports of special treatment for Walker donors, on Monday Democratic state lawmakers called for a federal investigation of the scandal-plagued entity. Walker is the Chairman of the Board When walker created WEDC in 2011, he named himself Chairman of the Board....
  • Southern Republican Leadership Conference: 5 takeaways

    05/24/2015 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    At one of the most important events on the GOP calendar, Scott Walker showed his crash course in foreign policy is paying off. OKLAHOMA CITY — Like most other recent GOP presidential forums and meetings, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this week teemed with 2016 candidates aiming for a breakthrough moment. Nothing like that happened here. But in attending one of the most important events on pre-primary season calendar — one that drew roughly 2,000 conservative activists, mainly from the Republican Party’s Southern heartland — the White House hopefuls revealed a little more about themselves and the paths they see...
  • The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

    05/24/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Moe Lane
    Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish that. Moving on… …less attention has been paid to how the shrinking number of Democratic officeholders in the House and in statewide offices is affecting the party’s Senate races. It’s awfully unusual to see how...
  • Scott Walker's GOP rips apart local democracy

    05/24/2015 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Madison Capital Times, Your Progressive Voice ^ | May 24, 2015 | John Nicholas, Associate Editor
    Scott Walker and his legislative minions have no respect for local democracy. One of Walker’s early acts as governor was to sign a law that pre-empted Milwaukee’s paid sick days ordinance — which voters had approved by 69 to 31 percent and which the state Court of Appeals had upheld. Dana Schultz of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, described the state override of the Milwaukee law as “an assault on democracy, local control and working families." The assaults have continued, with Walker and his allies moving again and again to prevent Wisconsin’s towns, villages and cities from acting...
  • Crooks says Roggensack threatened to throw justices off cases (WI)

    05/22/2015 1:41:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 5-22-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison— Days before three state Supreme Court justices skipped ceremonies to admit new lawyers to the bar, Justice N. Patrick Crooks accused newly elected Chief Justice Patience Roggensack of breaking court rules by threatening to throw him off a case without any authority. Crooks and another justice also contended Roggensack had violated court rules by scheduling a conference to discuss three cases without the permission of all seven justices, emails between the justices show. The exchanges are the latest sign of turmoil on a court that has drawn national attention for infighting. Their disputes have been on public display in...
  • FREEP A POLL: Red State Poll (Cruz Walker 1 and 2 as of posting)

    05/21/2015 4:04:44 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 63 replies
    Red State ^ | 5-21-15 | none`
    Just a link to the poll