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Republican Governor Scott Walker Warns Against Medicaid Cuts

It was not a statement one would expect to come out of the mouth of one of America’s most vocal enemies of “big government” and public sector spending. “You can’t cut Medicaid, there’s just no way about it,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said on Friday, reflecting the reality a lot of top state executives are facing when it comes to the pending health care overhaul in Congress.

February 25, 2017
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz gives a thumbs up after speaking during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

9 Lies From Day 3 Of The Republican National Convention

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product has grown between 1.5 and 2.5 percent every year since 2012. In addition, private sector jobs have grown and the unemployment rate has declined under the Obama administration.

July 21, 2016
Unions workers (front) and various supporters hold up signs before a U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee

A Bitter Political Summer In Wisconsin

The blue-leaning state of Wisconsin is already a major battleground in play in 2016, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump vying for very different voter bases. Clinton will court the two cities, Madison and Milwaukee, while Trump may concentrate on the rest of the state, branding and sneering at the city folk as elites and eggheads.

July 8, 2016
Scott Walker watches his wife Tonette address the crowd as he stands backstage looking at a TV monitor before going out to formally announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin, July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Why Would Scott Walker Endorse Ted Cruz?

He wouldn’t be alone in supporting Cruz because, well, Donald Trump. Earlier this month, Lindsey Graham, who had previously compared endorsing either Trump or Cruz to choosing between being “shot or poisoned,” said he would be formally endorsing Cruz, his “15th choice” of all the Republicans originally running for the nomination.

March 31, 2016
Scott Walker makes a campaign stop at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, Illinois, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz

Wisconsin is the only state with a primary on April 5, and the candidates are camping out in the Badger State.

March 29, 2016
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, via Facebook.

Wis. Supreme Court Justice Up For Election Apologizes For Vitriolic Anti-Gay College Columns

As a student, conservative judge also said the voters were “totally stupid or entirely evil” for electing Bill Clinton.

March 7, 2016

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill On Campaign Finance Laws

Republican Gov. Scott Walker privately signed a measure Wednesday loosening the state’s campaign finance laws and eliminating the state elections and ethics agency that investigated his campaign for teaming up with conservative groups.

December 22, 2015
Bobby Jindal Caricature

Debt And Low Polls Can Be A Lethal Pairing For Candidates

Money, and the risk of incurring personal debt, is the driving factor for most candidates who opt out.

October 26, 2015

Scott Walker’s Foreign Trade Missions Cost Taxpayers $150,000

A pair of international trade missions headed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this year cost taxpayers nearly $150,000.

October 11, 2015

Walker Exit From 2016 Presidential Race Scatters His Supporters

Walker’s exit left his network of donors up for grabs.

September 23, 2015

Walker Quits GOP Race, Urges Other Candidates: Stop Trump

In a brief, blunt statement Wisconsin governor Scott Walker suspended his campaign for president and begged the party to rally behind an alternative to Donald Trump.

September 21, 2015

Republican Walker To Drop Out Of 2016 Presidential Race

Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin plans to drop out of the 2016 presidential race after determining he has no path to win.

September 21, 2015

Fiorina Steals The Show At Primetime Republican Debate

She wasn’t even supposed to be there. But Carly Fiorina exuded a fiery resolve and competency, a capacity for leadership and efficiency that seemed to elevate her above the petty squabbles of partisan rancor and the bluster of reality TV.

September 17, 2015

Scott Walker Cuts Higher-Ed Budget, Funds Corporate Welfare

Meet Scott Walker, corporate whore and lousy gambler (with taxpayer money, of course).

September 16, 2015
Reagan The gipper

Republican Debate Dilemma: Echo Sunny Reagan? Or Go Negative?

The candidates’ split, in the end, is between optimism and pessimism, between those channeling the anger of unhappy voters and those aiming, in the style of the sunny Ronald Reagan, for inspiration and uplift.

September 15, 2015

5 Reasons It’s So Easy For Trump To Make Republicans Look Like Fools

Why is Trump so successful in drawing his opponents into battles they can’t win? He riffs on a Republican Party that is ripe for contemptible comedy, ridiculous rhetoric, and daring demagoguery.

September 14, 2015

5 Biggest Losers Of The GOP Primary So Far

A big chunk of the right loves Trump because all he does is humiliate his foes and refuse to act humiliated himself. Here are the 5 GOP candidates who have suffered the most in Trump’s wake. In his parlance, they are “losers.”

August 31, 2015

Could Pope Francis Be Donald Trump’s Undoing?

Think about what we try to teach our children, and then think about four years of trying to explain away a President Trump. Maybe the contrast with Pope Francis during his upcoming visit will jump-start the process of scales falling from eyes.

August 27, 2015

Endorse This: Walker Walks It Back

Scott Walker is now clarifying his position on Donald Trump’s most controversial proposal, to end the constitutional right of birthright citizenship in order to fight illegal immigration. Walker’s new, bold answer: “I’m not taking a position on it one way or the other.”

August 21, 2015

Walker Offers Obamacare Alternative As He Tries To Regain Footing In GOP Race

Walker’s plan is missing many key details, including specifics on how he would pay for it.

August 18, 2015

Donald Trump: The New GOP Immigration Standard Bearer

Donald Trump’s newly released mass deportation plan might be impossible ever actually carry out — but it’s definitely setting the agenda for the GOP field.

August 17, 2015

Powerful Message From An Imperfect Messenger

Charles Koch said politicians must end taxpayer-funded subsidies and preferential treatment for corporations. Surprising, given how much he has benefitted from them.

August 14, 2015

Trumping One Too Many Bankruptcies

You really are going to have to pay attention in these Republican debates. Zone out, and you’ll spend the rest of the night worrying that you missed something good.

August 7, 2015

GOP Primetime Debate Is What Republicans Deserve

If the GOPeeWee debate was a chamber piece, the main stage show was arena rock: loud, soaring, inspiring for some, and occasionally incoherent.

August 7, 2015

Debate Memo: Who’s In, Who’s Out, And What To Expect

Here’s what you need to know, and what to expect from the GOP candidates.

August 6, 2015