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  • Wisconsin “John Doe” Whistleblower Michael Lutz dead, apparent suicide

    07/27/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 27, 2015 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Michael Lutz, the Wisconsin whistleblower and former prosecutor who alleged that the union-operative wife of “John Doe” prosecutor John Chislhom was behind the targeting of conservative activists that recently was thrown out by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.... Is dead in what police are terming an apparent suicide....Lutz, 44, a former Milwaukee police officer, suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound “while in the presence of Menomonee Falls tactical officers after a brief tactical situation,” the medical examiner’s office said in a release issued Sunday. Lutz was pronounced dead in the 12300 block of W. Mill Road in Milwaukee at 4:05 a.m.,...
  • Trump pro-amnesty? Walker stands firm against pro-amnesty ambush. Lots of changed ratings.

    07/27/2015 5:58:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | July 26, 2015 | Roy Beck
    Trump pro-amnesty? Walker stands firm against pro-amnesty ambush. Lots of changed Presidential immigration ratings. Donald Trump, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum revealed important things about themselves in high-pressure moments this past week, surrounded by the cameras and tape recorders of national media. Trump on national TV and on the Arizona border stumbled and let himself get boxed into saying he would offer amnesty to the illegal aliens who aren't the "bad ones." He seemed to be defensive and trying to prove that he isn't hostile to immigrants by also indicating he would like to see legal immigration increased. But Walker...
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Scott Walker: How I would cut Washington down to size

    07/27/2015 9:04:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7-27-15 | Sarah Westwood
    Scott Walker is running for president hardened by four years of fighting for fiscal pragmatism and public sector reform as governor of Wisconsin. Those bruising battles, and his victories in them, underscore nearly every position he has staked out on the road he hopes will take him to the White House. He touts legislative accomplishments in a blue state, his defeat of militantly hostile unions, and his reversal of the state's budget deficit. Walker slashed wasteful spending by forming a special commission tasked with rooting out abuse, and forced the state government to publish its expenditures online. Candidates often talk...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • Team Scott Walker Rams Winner Take All Primary Down NC's Throat

    07/27/2015 7:27:14 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 58 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | helmconservative
    Supporters of Presidential candidate Scott Walker have gotten their way in the North Carolina General Assembly in their maneuvers to make the NC presidential primary a winner take all affair for the first time in the state’s history, something that does not go down well with many GOP activists in the state. The General Assembly had passed legislation in a previous session to set the primary for February, creating an RNC rule violation that would have led to punitive measures greatly reducing the size of the NC delegation. That set up a drive within the party to move the date...
  • Barbarians at the Gate WI: Owner Defends Store and Self with AR 15 clone (Video)

    07/26/2015 4:11:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 3rd, 2015, Ronnie Murrar grabbed a sport utility rifle when it counted.  It was a good choice.   Three robbers smashed through a concrete barrier and into the gates of his store with a stolen mini-van.  Ronnie accessed an AR 15 pattern rifle and fired at the invaders as they attempted to squeeze through the damaged gates.  At seconds 54-57, he fires about 7 shots. Link to video   Deishun L. Byrd-McWay has been charged in the incident.  He showed up at the hospital with three gunshot wounds.  Three hits in three seconds out of seven shots at...
  • Walker Gets Tromped By Trump

    07/26/2015 1:48:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Crooks & Liars ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jeff "Capper" Simpson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Donald Trump unloaded on Scott Walker over the weekend while in Iowa: He went down a list of criticisms that seemed the result of an overnight opposition-research effort. “Wisconsin is doing terribly,’’ he said. “The roads are a disaster because they don’t have any money to rebuild them, and they’re borrowing money like crazy.’’ He cited figures for the state’s budget deficit. “I wrote this stuff all down but I don’t need it because I have a really good memory,” he said. He also accused Mr. Walker of flip-flopping on the Common Core education standards, having once supported them....
  • Polls: Donald Trump Way out in Front; Ted Cruz Surges Underneath, Marco Rubio Keeps Sinking

    07/26/2015 9:59:18 AM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80%as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the pack—where he’s been unable to climb out. Virtually every major pollster has shown Rubio’s chances at being a serious contender for the GOP nomination slipping away... Rubio was supposed to be the golden boy who could woo the donor class but still excite the grassroots. He’s succeeded in winning over lots of big-money backing, with billionaire donors...
  • "Lion-like animal" apparently slips out of contained area

    07/26/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/26/2015 | John Fauber, Sarah Hauer
    The Milwaukee lion saga continued Sunday morning as the "lion-like" creature apparently slipped through a police dragnet on the north side. Police saw the animal in a ravine near N. 31st and W. Cameron Ave. as late as 7:15 Sunday morning but by 9:30 they said they had searched the entire four-block containment area and had come up empty. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep visibility on it very long and it went into some very thick vegetation," Milwaukee Police Lt. Paul Formolo said. After the sighting this morning, they made a more extensive search and called in canine units,...
  • Donald Trump: I Pay My Own Way, Unlike Bush, Walker or Clinton

    07/26/2015 8:24:02 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Heather Haddon
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Donald Trump said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters. Speaking at a free-wheeling press conference following a rally in this city east of Des Moines, Mr. Trump also attacked Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Democrat Hillary Clinton with accusations that they were beholden to wealthy donors. Mr. Trump, a real-estate developer and television personality, has almost entirely self-financed his campaign so far. “Bush is controlled by those people. Walker is...
  • How Walker Turned 'Job Creation' Into a Goodie Bag for Campaign Donors

    07/25/2015 11:04:11 PM PDT · by 1947Jenn · 49 replies
    TPM ^ | July 23, 2015 | Brian Murphy
    Apologies for posting from TPM. Discussion on a thread sent me looking for information on the Walker/WEDC situation as that was a new program he implemented from the start. While I generally do not like this source, the information appears rather cut and dried. Even if 1/2 of it is exaggerated, there is a lot to be concerned about. [SNIP]"One of his first acts in January 2011 was to call an emergency session of the state legislature. One of the first pieces of legislation he signed as governor, Act 7, privatized the state’s department of commerce by turning it into...
  • Who are your top 3 GOP picks?

    07/25/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by MNDude · 184 replies
    Who would you want to see for the GOP nomination? List your top three choices in order.
  • Kenosha Dig Points to Europe as Origin of First Americans

    03/04/2002 12:05:29 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 91 replies · 5,281+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-4-02 | John Fauber
    A contentious theory that the first Americans came here from Europe - not Asia - is challenging a century-old consensus among archaeologists, and a dig in Kenosha County is part of the evidence. The two leading proponents of the Europe theory admit that many scientists reject their contention, instead holding fast to the long-established belief that the first Americans arrived from Siberia via a now-submerged land bridge across the Bering Sea to Alaska. The first of the Europe-to-North America treks probably took place at the height of the last Ice Age more than 18,000 years ago, said Dennis Stanford, ...
  • As Hillary! Craters, Democrats Search for Panic Button

    07/25/2015 4:20:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | July 25, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Toast It’s no longer a question of whether Hillary! Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016; it’s only a question of when she will drop out of the race rather than face humiliation a second time: Democrats are seeing warning signs after a new poll showed Hillary Clinton losing three swing states and deep in negative territory on questions of character. One Democratic strategist who spoke on condition of anonymity described the poll results as “the canary in the coal mine.”The poll, from Quinnipiac University, surveyed voters in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. President Obama won all three...
  • Trump launches offensive against Walker

    07/25/2015 3:51:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25th, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump on Saturday unleashed a personal attack at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, days after being the target of the governor’s latest campaign blast.>p> Trump’s speech in Iowa came on the heels of a fundraiser for Walker referring to the New York business mogul as “DumbDumb” in an event invitation email earlier this week. Blasting the “horrible” insult from Walker’s campaign, Trump went on the offensive with criticism against Walker’s economic record. “Wisconsin is in turmoil,” Trump told a boisterous crowd at a rally in Iowa. He pointed to the state’s roads, schools and hospitals, which he said...
  • Trump slams Walker as governor leads in early voting Iowa

    07/25/2015 3:20:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 136 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 15 minutes ago | By THOMAS BEAUMONT
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened up a line of attack Saturday on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, accusing the leader in recent polls in Iowa of running his neighboring state into financial trouble. It's the latest broadside against a rival of the outspoken New York billionaire. Last week, Trump went after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for calling him a "jackass." The New York businessman has characterized other candidates as unfit for the office and said the party's 2008 nominee, Sen. John McCain, was not a war hero in spite of his years as a prisoner...
  • Donald Trump takes aim at Republican rival Scott Walker for Wisconsin record

    07/25/2015 1:54:47 PM PDT · by VinL · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/25/2015 | Jessica Glanza
    Donald Trump on Saturday took shots at Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, the only Republican in a field of 16 who is leading the business mogul in Iowa polls. Trump has surged in such polls nationwide, during a campaign in which he has caused controversy over immigration and with a widely condemned attack on the Vietnam war record of Senator John McCain. On Saturday, Trump addressed a rally in Oskaloosa, Iowa from which his campaign had barred the Des Moines Register newspaper, which published a critical editorial about him. At the rally, he repeated several traditionally Democratic talking points in...
  • Trump launches offensive against Walker

    07/25/2015 1:51:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 25, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump on Saturday unleashed a personal attack at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, days after being the target of the governor’s latest campaign blast. Trump’s speech in Iowa came on the heels of a fundraiser for Walker referring to the New York business mogul as “DumbDumb” in an event invitation email earlier this week. Blasting the “horrible” insult from Walker’s campaign, Trump went on the offensive with criticism against Walker’s economic record. “Wisconsin is in turmoil,” Trump told a boisterous crowd at a rally in Iowa. He pointed to the state’s roads, schools and hospitals, which he said...
  • Walker Cancels Campaign Events to Attend Funeral of Marine Killed in Chattanooga

    07/24/2015 6:08:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government, ^ | 7/24/15 | Sarah Rumpf
    Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has cancelled his campaign events scheduled for tomorrow in order to attend the funeral of one of the five service members killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, Breitbart News has learned. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, 25, a native of Wisconsin, was killed on July 16th when a gunman opened fire at a Chattanooga Naval Reserve support center. According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, Holmquist was born in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and graduated from Grantsburg High School. Holmquist joined the United States Marine Corps in 2009, and his service included deployments in Afghanistan and
  • Trump Responds to Walker on Twitter

    07/25/2015 10:43:51 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 60 replies
    http://www.twitter.com ^ | 7/.25/2015 | Donald Trump
    Despot of the Delta alerted us to this on a thread. "Scott Walker, despite your coming to my office to give me an award, your very dumb fundraiser hit me very hard-not smart."
  • Milwaukee gun initiative is good step but more is needed

    07/25/2015 4:45:53 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 25 july 2015
    The initiative to curb gun violence in Milwaukee announced last week by state and local officials is a necessary and welcome step that may help reduce the sharp spike in homicides and shootings the city has experienced this year. Focusing on the aggressive prosecution of gun crimes, much like the successful Operation Ceasefire did when it was launched 15 years ago, this push should give authorities more of the the tools they need. The day the initiative was announced, Milwaukee matched its homicide total for all of last year with the death of a 17-year-old girl. While the total number...
  • Video shows Bouchard's owner defending his store

    07/24/2015 8:58:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    WISN ^ | 7/23/15 | Christina Palladino
    Surveillance video shows Bouchard s owner shooting at burglars Surveillance video shows a Milwaukee man defending his store against a brazen break-in by would-be burglars. MORE BURGLARS SMASH VAN INTO SPORTING GOODS STORE ONLY TO FIND... Thieves drove a van into the Bouchard's Sporting Goods store early Friday morning, but they met some unexpected resistance. MORE REWARD OFFERED IN BOUCHARD'S ROBBERY, SHOOTING A reward is being offered for information about an armed robbery and shooting on Nov. 18. MORE The owner of the store found out Wednesday he won't be charged in the shooting. The attorney for Bouchard's owner told...
  • WSJ : Trump Manager Calls on Walker to Apologize for Insult

    07/24/2015 3:24:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    The WSJ reports: “A fundraiser for Scott Walker’s presidential campaign called Donald Trump ‘DumbDumb’ in a fundraising invitation and said electing the New York developer would be ‘a total and complete disaster for the country.’ … “Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, predicted Mr. Walker will not stand for his supporters questioning Mr. Trump’s intellect. “’Gov. Walker is a good guy and he would not condone such type of negative thinking about the leading presidential candidate in the GOP field,’ Mr. Lewandowski said. ‘I’m sure he will quickly denounce Mr. Slayton and his rhetoric.”(continued)
  • Top Scott Walker Fundraiser Calls Donald Trump ‘DumbDumb’

    07/24/2015 2:55:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 24, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    A fundraiser for Scott Walker’s presidential campaign called Donald Trump “DumbDumb” in a fundraising invitation and said electing the New York developer would be “a total and complete disaster for the country.” “As you’ve seen Gov Walker is now well ahead of everyone not named DumbDumb (aka Trump) in the national polls,” wrote Walker fundraiser Gregory Slayton, a New Hampshire venture capitalist who served as consul general to Bermuda during the George W. Bush administration..... [SNIP] Mr. Slayton added: “To elect someone who alienates his friends, the guy would be a total and complete disaster for the country and I...
  • Polls: Clinton trails GOP in swing states

    07/22/2015 3:45:50 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton is in trouble in three key swing states, according to new Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails in hypothetical general-election matchups with three leading Republican candidates: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Survey shows Clinton trailing Republican candidates in Colorado [Walker 9-point advantage]

    07/22/2015 4:53:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Web Staff
    DENVER — A Quinnipiac survey released Wednesday morning shows presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton trailing top-tier Republican candidates in Colorado. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has the biggest lead in the hypothetical matchup in the state 15 1/2 months ahead of the General Election. With a nine-point advantage, Scott Walker has the biggest lead in poll in Colorado over Clinton, leading 47 percent to 38 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio leads Clinton 46 percent to 38 percent. And former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is ahead of Clinton 41 percent to 36 percent in the survey.
  • PAC Supporting Walker Gets Huge 20-Million Dollar Bump from Donors

    07/22/2015 2:47:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-21-15 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker is getting a bump from donors. Unintimidated PAC – an independent organization that is supporting Walker’s candidacy — announced in a press release that it raised more than 20-million dollars from just 300 donors, “securing its place among the top-tier outside groups supporting a presidential candidate.” According to the press release, Unintimidated PAC’s fundraising comes in third place out of all Super PACs supporting GOP candidates this quarter. “The $20 million haul is even more impressive considering that the dollars were raised before Scott Walker officially entered the race for President.” “Governor Walker’s record...
  • Major Changes Needed After Supreme Court Strikes Down John Doe Abuse

    07/22/2015 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Maciver Institute ^ | July 22, 2015 | James Wigderson
    "I think the word 'freedom' came out of my mouth because I saw it in front of me. I saw the freedom that we were looking for. And every person was sharing it, and so that word came out." - Richie Havens, Rolling Stone interview The state Supreme Court announced Thursday a four to two decision to end the "second John Doe," the coordinated secret investigation, political in nature, into the issue-advocacy activities of Wisconsin conservatives. July 16, 2015, should be commemorated in Wisconsin as holiday celebrating the return of the First Amendment. It is a long-established practice of so-called...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Still on the Rise, No Hit from John McCain Attack

    07/22/2015 1:48:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 21, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    In a poll conducted from July 17th to July 20th, support for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn’t taken a hit despite Trump’s comments about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Saturday, July 18th, while attending the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa. A recent Morning Consult poll reveals Trump leads all of the GOP contenders, with 22 percent of the vote. This places Trump seven percentage points ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who held 15 percent of the vote. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in third place with 12 percent of the vote. According to the poll, Dr. Ben...
  • Scott Walker Is Right on Iran

    07/21/2015 11:47:42 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    National Interest ^ | July 21, 2015 | Michael DoranMatthew Kroenig
    We have seen this before. In 1980, the American people elected a president with a reputation for resolve and on day one of Ronald Reagan's presidency, literally as he took the oath of office, the Iranians released the hostages that they had been holding prisoner for 444 days. The time to show leadership on Iran is now, not after one gets settled into the position. A ruckus has erupted between Republican presidential candidates over Iran. In a speech announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on July 13, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared that he would “terminate the bad...
  • Children Used by Leftist Group to Attack Scott Walker on Immigration

    07/21/2015 5:49:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    A well-funded leftist community organizing group that works closely with unions brought a family of illegal immigrants to Iowa to harass GOP presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor. Scott Walker(R-WI)on Sunday.A look at mainstream media reports on the incident, however, provides a stark lesson in how the country’s newsmakers twist,slant,and bury the real story of the tactics used on a daily basis by the organized network of pro-illegal immigration groups that are pushing for a radical agenda to erase America’s sovereignty.It began when Walker made a campaign stop in his Iowa hometown. Surrounded by the media horde of whirring cameras, Gov....
  • Hillary Clinton Defends Late-Term Abortions, Calls 20-Week Ban “Extreme and Unacceptable”

    07/21/2015 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    Yesterday, Hilary Clinton defending late-term abortion on Twitter and called Wisconsin’s abortion ban dangerous and unacceptable. As LifeNews previously reported, on July 19th, pro-life Governor Scott Walker signed the Pain–Capable Unborn Protection Act, making Wisconsin the 15th state to ban abortions after 20-weeks of pregnancy. Prior to signing the bill, he said, “At five months an unborn child can feel pain. As a society we should be protecting that child.” But Hillary Clinton has a vastly different view: Governor Walker responded with his own rejoinder calling Clinton out of touch: Unfortunately, if Hillary Clinton becomes our next president she will...
  • Scott Walker issues executive order to arm Wisconsin National Guard members

    07/21/2015 10:42:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-2-15 | Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while they are on duty. The move comes less than a week after a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, opened fire on a military recruiting center, then drove to a Navy operations support center and launched a second attack, killing four Marines and a sailor. "Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga," Walker said in a written statement. "Allowing our National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty gives them the tools they need to serve...
  • TRUMP LEADS NEVADA POLL WITH OVERWHELMING HISPANIC SUPPORT

    07/21/2015 11:01:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican and Democratic Presidential Polling Results for Nevada conducted by Gravis Marketing. The results show that GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a commanding lead of 27.7%, with recently announced Presidential Candidate Scott Walker in second with 15%. In third is Ben Carson with 7.8% with Jeb Bush a point behind at 6.8%. Marco Rubio rounds out the top five with 5.4%. Undecided voters remain high at just over 20%.
  • Jeb Bush vs. Scott Walker: Round 1 of a long brawl

    07/21/2015 12:43:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Suddenly, the gloves are off between Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Surprisingly, Bush threw the first punch, sparking a back-and-forth between the two leading Republican candidates in early-state polls, both eager to highlight what they see as the other’s fatal flaw — Bush as the establishment shill and Walker as the foreign policy lightweight. It started during a town hall in Nevada Friday, when Bush took an unprovoked shot at Walker, portraying him as unserious and unsophisticated over a promise he made in his announcement speech last Monday to repeal the nuclear deal with Iran “on the very first day...
  • Cruz for President Releases Video Telling the Story of Dick and Betty Odgaard (Refused homo wedding)

    07/21/2015 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/21/15
    Announces August 21st Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IAHOUSTON, Texas – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released a video telling the story of Dick and Betty Odgaard, the Iowa couple who recently had to shut down their business as a result of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s efforts to force them to host a same-sex wedding ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs. The video highlights the Odgaards’ experience with government-sanctioned religious intolerance, as well as their reaction to being targeted. Cruz will host a special event in Des Moines, IA, next month featuring the Odgaards. “It...
  • Trump campaign is the best thing that could have happened to Scott Walker

    07/21/2015 9:02:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/21/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A few weeks ago when billionaire Donald Trump made his remarks about the number of violent Mexican criminals sneaking into our country illegally it made the biggest splash of the young campaign season. The reaction was maddeningly predictable from the Washington Uniparty and the media. Both lined up to get their breast beating comments heard on the nightly news shows. The snide remarks came fast and furious – to borrow a phrase. Some were even personal with nothing to do with policy. Next came the oh-so learned comments from political “experts”- like the ones the Republicans hire to help them...
  • Scott Walker’s Many Answers on Gay Rights

    07/21/2015 9:55:01 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 21, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    Pandering Is Hard. Suffice it to say the Wisconsin governor and 2016 hopeful has a hard time explaining his views on the subject. It’s safe to say LGBT issues are not Scott Walker’s favorite conversation topic. Questions about various aspects of the gay rights debate have frequently tripped him up on the campaign trail - most recently during an interview on CNN when he was asked whether being gay was a choice. “Oh, I mean, I think that’s -- that’s not even an issue for me to be involved in,” the Wisconsin governor said. “The bottom line is, I’m going...
  • Police investigate report of lion on Milwaukee's north side

    07/21/2015 10:09:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-21-15 | Jesse Garza
    Milwaukee police late Monday were investigating a report from a woman who said she saw what she believed to be a lion on the city's north side. The woman reported seeing the animal shortly after 4 p.m. in the 200 block of E. Garfield Ave., according to a news release from the Milwaukee Police Department. Officers checked the area for several hours and contacted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, according to the release. The DNR asks that anyone who sees a wild cat should call authorities immediately and not attempt to capture it, police said.
  • Oh yes: Trump 24, Walker 13, Bush 12 in new ABC/WaPo national poll

    07/20/2015 7:05:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The most amazing data point in this poll? He was near 30 percent when they first started polling on Thursday — and then dropped off the table after his comments about McCain as a prisoner of war. Hmmmm. I’ve been through enough online episodes of “criticizing Republican X makes you a RINO” to enjoy this one before it inevitably fades this fall. May President Trump reign for a thousand years, and may all the no-class RINO establishmentarians with their loser net worth in the low seven figures weep at his feet. His views on immigration are not widely shared. Just...
  • Scott Walker Proposes Shutting Wisconsin Ethics Board

    07/21/2015 12:17:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 20, 2015 | JULIE BOSMAN
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin said on Monday that he wanted to eliminate the state’s Government Accountability Board, a nonpartisan agency that oversees elections, ethics, campaign finance and lobbying. In 2012, the board voted unanimously to approve an election to recall Mr. Walker, the first governor in the state’s history to face such a challenge, and it later authorized an investigation into allegations of violations by the governor’s campaign in that election. Mr. Walker would replace the board with “something completely new that is truly accountable to the people of the state of Wisconsin,” he told reporters after a bill-signing...
  • Scott Walker Signs Wisconsin Pro-Life Bill Banning Abortions on Unborn Babies After 20 Weeks

    07/20/2015 4:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today signed into law a pro-life bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. States do not have the ability under Roe v. Wade to ban all abortions, so pro-life groups are using a 20-week ban as a test case to get the Supreme Court to roll back the Roe decision that allowed unlimited abortions even further. “At five months an unborn child can feel pain,” Walker said before signing the bill. “As a society we should be protecting that child.” Wisconsin becomes the 15th state to ban abortions at 20 weeks — which...
  • Scott Walker’s Reforms Have Benefited Wisconsin Workers

    07/20/2015 12:17:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/20/2015 | Deroy Murdock
    Hillary Rodham Clinton shed her usual sunny demeanor last week and snarled at Republicans in general and one presidential candidate in particular. “Republican governors like Scott Walker have made their names stomping on workers’ rights, and practically all Republican candidates would do the same as president,” Clinton growled at Manhattan’s New School. “I will fight back against these mean-spirited, misguided attacks. Evidence shows that the decline of unions may be responsible for a third of the increase of inequality among men. So, if we want to get serious about raising income, we have to get serious about supporting union...
  • Jeb’s Already Going Wobbly on Iran

    07/20/2015 9:12:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/20/15 | CHRISTIAN WHITON
    Congress will hold the first of several hearings on Obama’s Iran deal this Thursday, with some Democrats likely to join unified Republicans in opposing the disaster negotiated in Vienna. Getting the votes to send a disapproval to Obama’s desk should be doable. The two-thirds majority needed to override a certain Obama veto is harder to obtain, but not impossible. GOP aspirants to the presidency have all expressed opposition to the deal. When he joined the race last Monday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker promised to end the appeasement scheme with Tehran on “day one” of his administration if elected. (Full disclosure:...
  • Walker's Iran view shaped by friendship with ex-US hostage

    07/20/2015 9:12:14 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 7/20 | Kyle Potter
    Neither his foreign policy adviser nor a member of his inner circle has shaped the Republican presidential candidate's position. Walker's deep distrust for Iran instead comes from his long friendship with one of the Americans held hostage for 444 days more than three decades ago. Kevin Hermening was a 20-year-old Marine sergeant stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 when militant Iran students overran the building and captured him and 51 others. Thirty-five years after his release, Hermening has become the face of Walker's foreign policy, as the two-term governor works to build credibility on a high-stakes issue...
  • GOP presidential hopeful Walker signs abortion ban bill

    07/20/2015 9:12:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-20-15 | Todd Richmond
    OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one week after launching his bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, signed a bill Monday that outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy. The governor's signature makes Wisconsin the 15th state to pass similar bans. There is no exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. Walker's signing of the bill comes just nine months after he ran a television ad during his gubernatorial re-election campaign where he said whether to obtain an abortion is a decision between a woman and her doctor. The new law — which...
  • Bush-Walker Dispute Catches Fire Over Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/20/2015 8:49:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/20/15 | Stephen F Hayes
    A smoldering policy dispute over the Iran deal between two frontrunners for the Republican nomination caught fire over the weekend, as the campaigns of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and former Florida governor Jeb Bush traded accusations of bad faith and the candidates themselves engaged in a pointed back-and-forth about how a newly elected president should handle the deal. -snip- The following day, Michael Doran, a former National Security Council official and a well-regarded scholar at the Hudson Institute who has been briefing Walker and is close to his team, tweeted a link to a Politico article about Bush’s comments and...
  • Scott Walker tells undocumented worker that immigrants must follow the law

    07/19/2015 11:58:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-19-15 | Jenna Johnson
    PLAINFIELD, Iowa — As presidential hopeful Scott Walker toured a farm in this tiny town where he lived as a child, he was confronted by an undocumented worker from Mexico who is living in Wisconsin and demanded to know why Walker does not support President Obama's plan to give temporary status to some undocumented workers, including parents of children who were born in the United States. "We're a nation of laws," Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, repeatedly told Jose Flores, 38, who was joined by two of his four children, Luis, 7, and Leslie, 13, who had tears rolling...
  • Scott Walker: Satan's Candidate

    07/20/2015 2:34:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Pravda ^ | July 20, 2015 | David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor
    At the beginning of my recent article, Will Wisconsin's Ignorance Become America's Ignorance Again? (Pravda.Ru, 03/04/2015), I stated, "Ever since America's politicized, corrupt, unethical, corporate-controlled Supreme Court decided the cases of Citizens United vs. FEC (2010) and McCutcheon vs. FEC (2014), I have written numerous articles for Pravda.Ru describing how these two decisions destroyed the ability of working class Americans to exercise their once fundamental right to freedom of speech and unleashed a torrent of unbridled political corruption that is rapidly replacing democracy with corporate fascism." As the machinations of Wisconsin governor, and newly announced presidential candidate, Scott Walker graphically...