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.
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.
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.
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.
As a student, conservative judge also said the voters were “totally stupid or entirely evil” for electing Bill Clinton.
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.
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.
Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin plans to drop out of the 2016 presidential race after determining he has no path to win.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
Charles Koch said politicians must end taxpayer-funded subsidies and preferential treatment for corporations. Surprising, given how much he has benefitted from them.
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.
If the GOPeeWee debate was a chamber piece, the main stage show was arena rock: loud, soaring, inspiring for some, and occasionally incoherent.