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With One Final Democratic Victory, Midterms End All in all, it was a good year for donkeys, and a good start on their 2020 goals.
Foxconn Hopes to Staff New Wisconsin Plant With Robots and Chinese Workers Thanks to Scott Walker, Wisconsin could end up paying the Taiwanese company $1 million for every American job its new plant creates.
Scott Walker Is Trying to Dodge the Midwest’s Backlash Against Trump For the Wisconsin governor, the question of how to handle Trump is a tricky one.
Halloween Polling Update: Both Tricks and Treats for Democrats and Republicans There’s good news for Democrats in Kansas and Utah, and for Republicans in North Dakota and Tennessee.
11 Tight Governor’s Races Will Shape America’s Political Landscape Democrats will probably make overall gains, but there are an amazing eleven gubernatorial elections that are tossups.
Even The GOP’s ‘Popular’ Health Care Ideas Are Politically Toxic Scott Walker is refusing to impose work requirements on Medicaid until after voters go to the polls.
Some of the Most Unpopular Governors in America Are Up for Reelection Some unpopular governors, like Bruce Rauner, are looking mighty toasty. Others, like Scott Walker, are in close races.
Heartland Heartburn Grows for Republicans in Gubernatorial Races The very region that did so much to make Trump president is moving away from his party in the midterms.
Leah Vukmir’s Victory in Wisconsin Is a Rare Win for Republican Women The veteran conservative state legislator will now face incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin in another uphill race in Wisconsin.
Primary Results: Dems Embrace Diversity, GOP Pulls Closer to Trump As Democrats nominated several candidates whose win in November would be a historic first, Republicans continued rejecting their pre-Trump past.
Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin Prepare for a November Slugfest in Wisconsin Democrats will choose an opponent for longtime nemesis Scott Walker while Republicans are staging a pricey primary to challenge Tammy Baldwin.
Democrats Could Make Big Gains in Governor Seats in the Midterms In what might be the most overlooked category in midterm races, there’s lots of potential for a blue wave.
Scott Walker Will Give 671,00 Wisconsin Families an Election-Year Check The Wisconsin governor’s $100 child subsidy is a dumb, cynical policy — but there’s a lot Democrats can learn from it.
Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special Election It was a sweet and auspicious victory for Wisconsin progressives, who have recently taken a beating.
Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Election Is Going To Be A Barnburner In a closely divided and intensely partisan state, this judicial election will be among other things a tune-up for November.
Scott Walker Abandons Fight Against Special Elections The hyper-partisan governor of hyper-polarized Wisconsin loses a round to the courts.
Gov. Walker Wants to Change the Law So the GOP Can Avoid a Special Election Loss Has a judge interpreted the law to compel Scott Walker to hold elections he’s afraid his party will lose? Okay, he’ll change the law.
Court Orders Scott Walker to Hold Special Elections Republicans Want to Avoid Scott Walker figures the best way to avoid embarrassing special election results is to not hold the elections at all. But a judge disagrees.
Tammy Baldwin’s Tough Reelection Fight in Hyperpolarized Wisconsin An awful lot’s going on politically in Wisconsin this year, and Senator Tammy Baldwin’s right in the middle of it.
Democrats Pick Up Wisconsin State Senate Seat in District Trump Won by 17 Points Scott Walker, the state’s Republican governor, called it a “wake-up call” for his party.
Oprah Should Run — for Governor of Wisconsin Democrats won’t need star power to win the White House in 2020. But they sure could use some at the state level next fall.
After Tax Cut for the Rich, Trump Hopes to Take Food From Poor Kids The president plans to cut off food aid to low-income children whose parents are unemployed, or test positive for marijuana.
Voter Suppression In Wisconsin May Have Won the State for Trump There’s growing evidence that GOP efforts to discourage voting were as important as any Clinton mistakes in turning the crucial state red.
15 Governors — Republicans All — Offer Cheers for Graham-Cassidy Countering an earlier bipartisan governors’ letter opposing Graham-Cassidy, 15 GOP governors put on the party yoke.
Wisconsin Just Gave Foxconn Preferential Treatment in Its Court System Scott Walker lured the tech company to Wisconsin by giving it special privileges in the state’s courts. That could be unconstitutional.
Republicans Fall Back in Love With Crony Capitalism A central tenet of Obama-era conservatism dies a quiet, lonely death.
Trump Announces $10 Billion Foxconn Plant in Paul Ryan’s District The plant will initially employee 3,000, with the potential to add 10,000 more jobs, and eat up billions in incentives.
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Scott Walker Is in a Twitter War With Beer Nerds, America He was reminded emphatically that Miller Lite is a bad beer.
Everything Wrong With Scott Walker’s Grilling Technique This is not how Americans celebrate Memorial Day. Do not normalize this.
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Let This Scott Walker Tweet Be a Lesson in How to Never Grill Meat The Wisconsin governor’s Memorial Day–weekend kebabs were raw and unseasoned.
Trump Is Shaping Up As a Nightmare for Labor Despite a strong performance among white working-class voters, Trump will very likely tilt labor law and its enforcement strongly toward employers.
Scott Walker, Please Stop Tweeting About Sandwiches Wisconsin’s governor just won’t stop tweeting about ham-and-cheese sandwiches.
The Cynical Dark-Money Game Behind the Effort to Impeach the IRS Commissioner The whole IRS “scandal” has disguised an effort to hide big donors behind the veil of tax-exempt status.
What Cruz, Rubio, & Walker Need to Do at the RNC Three pols who lost to Trump but probably still see a future president in the bathroom mirror each morning face interesting challenges.
Scott Walker Says GOP Delegates Should Feel Free to Depose Trump As hundreds of Republican delegates join the anti-Trump rebellion, the Wisconsin governor gives their coup attempt his blessing.
Scott Walker Is the Latest Savior for the #NeverTrump Crew The best thing you can say for the very idle speculation that he will challenge Trump at the GOP convention is that he’s no David French.
Walker Endorses Cruz Ahead of Wisconsin Primary He no doubt imagined he’d be playing a very different role in this event.
Carly Fiorina and the GOP Outsider Boom Along with Donald Trump and Ben Carson, she’s the latest 2016 candidate to ride the wave of dissatisfaction with the GOP Establishment to a higher spot in the polls.
Why Donald Trump Needed Scott Walker to Walk Away The Wisconsin governor’s departure gives the Donald some breathing room during his toughest week yet.
The Stunning Demise of Scott Walker’s 2016 Campaign: A Timeline How he went from front-runner to former candidate in less than a year.
No White House for You, Scott Walker Leaving the campaign to spend more time with hot ham.
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Wallets Full of Women Let’s analyze what the GOP candidates said when asked, “Which woman would you put on the $10 bill?”
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Scott Walker Has No Opinion on Migrant Crisis “Everybody wants to talk about hypotheticals; there is no such thing as a hypothetical.”
Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk “Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run,” says a senior member of his 2012 team.
Scott Walker Suggests Northern Border Wall He calls the possible need for a barrier between the U.S. and Canada a “legitimate issue.”
Scott Walker Clarifies His Third Position on Birthright Citizenship He now supports it, after not having a position on it, after opposing it, all within a week. Load More