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  • EXCLUSIVE: NYT Debunked: Scott Walker’s ‘I’m Not Going Nativist’ Conversation Never Happened

    07/04/2015 12:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. “We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: “Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walker’s embrace of a...
  • Scott Walker files papers to run for president

    07/02/2015 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2015 | By Mary Spicuzza
    Gov. Scott Walker is making it official that he is running for president — sort of. Wisconsin's Republican governor filed papers with the Federal Election Commission Thursday "after hearing from countless Americans" during his testing the waters stage, an aide said. "While I have not yet announced whether I will be a candidate for President of the United States, I have received contributions of more than $5,000 within the last 15 days," Walker wrote in a Thursday letter to the FEC. "Should I formally announce, I will seek the Republican nomination for the office of President of the United States...
  • Iowa poll: Trump takes second place behind Gov. Walker

    07/01/2015 6:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    CBS 58 ^ | July 1, 2015 | Dana Bishop
    CNN - Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too. After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also claiming the silver in Iowa -- where he traveled hot off his announcement -- claiming 10% of support among likely caucus-goers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to lead the Republican field in the Hawkeye state with 18%, while Ben Carson tied with Trump for second. Walker has yet to announce he is running for president, but is expected to launch his campaign...
  • Trump near top of pack in Michigan, Clinton leads GOP field

    07/01/2015 1:57:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    PPP's newest Michigan poll finds a four way cluster at the top of the Republican field- Scott Walker's at 15%, with Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump all right behind at 14%. Marco Rubio at 9%, Mike Huckabee at 8%, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz at 5%, and Rand Paul at 4% also all make the top 9. Rounding out the field are Carly Fiorina and John Kasich at 3%, Rick Santorum at 2%, Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry at 1%, and Bobby Jindal and George Pataki with less than 1%. It's interesting to note that Trump is in...
  • Bernie Sanders And Unions Have A Common Enemy: Scott Walker

    06/30/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 30, 2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    Democratic presidential hopeful and self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders Tuesday went after Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting union power in Wisconsin. “Needless to say I’m strongly opposed to his agenda,” Sanders told reporters during a phone conference, according Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I think we need leadership in this country that is ready to stand up for working families. We need to strengthen the trade union movement in this country, not break it.” Though most of the major unions have yet to officially endorse a candidate, local unions have been increasingly moving to support Sanders. Walker, however, is loathed by organized...
  • Elizabeth Warren slams Scott Walker over gay marriage

    06/30/2015 1:12:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Cnn ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN) Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't running for president -- but that's not stopping her from taking a swing at a leading likely Republican presidential candidate. The progressive senator from Massachusetts on Monday night knocked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for calling for a Constitutional amendment that would allow states to ban gay marriage. "Well, Scott Walker, if you believe the next president's job is to encourage bigotry and to treat some families better than others, then I believe it is our job to make sure you aren't president," Warren said while speaking at a fundraiser for Connecticut's Democratic party.
  • Conservatives Love Scott Walker’s Anti-Gay Transition

    06/30/2015 6:02:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    the Daily Beast ^ | June 30, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    Scott Walker’s call for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling has saved his reputation with the conservative right. Scott Walker has his groove back with social conservatives and he has the Supreme Court to thank. After the court ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, Walker released a statement calling for a Constitutional ban on gay marriage. And social conservatives loved it, and it came at a moment when he needed all the love he could get. Back in May, the Wisconsin governor traveled to Washington to...
  • Scott Walker says most Americans support voter ID laws, which make it easier to vote harder to cheat

    06/29/2015 2:23:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politifact ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lucas Daprile
    In Scott Walker and Hillary Clinton's perfect world, at around this time next year each will be preparing to participate in the 2016 presidential debates. For now, they will have to be content exchanging jabs from afar. The latest exchange began June 4, 2015 when Clinton, who is the leading Democratic presidential candidate, criticized Walker and three other GOP contenders in a speech at Texas Southern University in Houston for their support of voter ID laws. She claimed Walker had cut back early voting in Wisconsin and made it harder for college students to vote. We rated that Mostly True....
  • Walker Maintains Lead in 4th Kristol Clear Straw Poll ...Fiorina gets a boost

    06/29/2015 12:35:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    TWS - The Weekly Standard ^ | June 22, 2016 | JIM SWIFT
    Over the past few months, the boss has conducted an unscientific straw poll to ask newsletter subscribers and TWS blog readers their top three choices for the 2016 GOP nominee. This morning, he sent out the results, and Scott Walker has maintained his lead. Here's an excerpt from the newsletter: Last but not least: the results of our straw poll. First, a caveat: The last newsletter appeared just before Donald Trump got in the race, so he wasn't on the list of candidates. He nonetheless got a fair number of write-in votes (he ended up with 2% of the first...
  • Notes from a gathering of conservatives and candidates

    06/28/2015 11:55:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    This weekend, I attended the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University's annual Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The red-eye flight on Saturday night to D.C. gave me plenty of time to sort my impressions before appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" the following day, during which host Jake Tapper went out of his way to over-allocate time to me — perhaps as a sort of welcome to an ambassador from fly-over land. Here's what I reported to him: 1. While there is considerable division within conservatives generally and among Republican activists specifically on whether state legislatures and electorates ought...
  • Ben Carson wins conservative straw poll, Fiorina and Walker close behind

    06/28/2015 1:31:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 28, 2015 | Philip Klein and Ariel Cohen
    DENVER -- Ben Carson, the famed surgeon turned presidential candidate, rode his outsider message to victory on Sunday at the Western Conservative Summit straw poll sponsored by the Washington Examiner, edging out former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Taken together, the results point to the resonance of the anti-Washington message among conservative audiences, as all three candidates argued in different ways that they would shake up the DC status quo. Carson garnered 26 percent of the 871 votes cast; Fiorina got 23 percent; Walker was at 22 percent; and Ted Cruz, at 11 percent, was the...
  • Scott Walker on Crime and Punishment: Back to the ‘90s

    06/26/2015 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Marshall Report ^ | June 26, 2015 | Eli Hager
    Governor Scott Walker knew exactly what he was doing Wednesday as he signed two bills expanding access to guns only a week after a gunman had murdered nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. “If we had pulled back on this,” the likely Republican presidential candidate said as he abolished Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for purchasing handguns (which had been in effect since 1976) and authorized off-duty and retired cops to carry firearms inside public schools, “I think it would have given people the erroneous opinion that what we signed into law today had anything to do with...
  • [Rep. Jeff] Miller to Announce Bid for Rubio’s Senate Seat

    06/25/2015 7:40:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 06/25/2015 | Emily Cahn
    Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State’s open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller’s plans. A second source said the announcement could come next week. Miller will be the third Republican to officially enter the contest to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, who is vacating the competitive seat to run for president. Miller will be the third member of Congress in the race. Florida’s Senate race is a top Democratic target as the party looks to net the five seats necessary to ensure Senate control. President Barack Obama carried the state twice. On the...
  • Cruz’s Lead Widens, Clinton Stays Strong in UT/Texas Tribune Poll

    06/22/2015 12:04:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    University of Texas Austin ^ | June 22, 2015 | Rachel Griess
    AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain front-runners among Republican and Democratic primary voters in Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. If the 2016 primary elections for president were held today, Texas Republicans would favor Cruz over former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 20 to 12 percent, widening Cruz’s one-point lead over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the February poll. The statewide poll was conducted using the Internet between June 5 and June 14 by the market research firm YouGov. The sample included 1,200 self-declared registered voters...
  • Trump regrets being 'too rough' on Jeb Bush

    06/19/2015 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says he was too critical of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during his formal campaign launch earlier this week. Trump says he now regrets swinging so hard at Bush, a 2016 White House rival, during his own campaign kickoff Tuesday from New York City’s Trump Tower. “I actually saw myself a couple of days ago and I said, ‘that’s, that’s too rough,’ ” Trump told host Jake Tapper in an interview airing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union." “I really think he’s a nice man, I think he’s a wonderful man,” he said. “I...
  • Cruz Woos Evangelicals, Saying Religious Liberty Will Be the Defining Issue of 2016

    06/19/2015 4:35:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | June 19, 2015 | Alexis Levinson, senior political reporter
    Speaking to a group of Christian conservatives on Thursday, senator Ted Cruz was the only candidate to dispense with his stump speech. Instead, his remarks focused entirely on religious liberty, which he said will be the central issue of the 2016 presidential election. The speech, which Cruz delivered at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference, was indicative of the crucial role social conservatives and evangelicals will play in Cruz’s bid for the Republican nomination. The Texas senator has, during his three years in Washington, tried to define himself as the most conservative man in the race. Perhaps...
  • Lyons: Democrats Underestimate Scott Walker at their Own Peril

    06/19/2015 1:28:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Twin Falls Times Idaho ^ | June 18, 2015 | Gene Lyons
    Economically speaking, all 237 GOP presidential candidates are selling the same Magic Beans. Everybody knows the script. Tax cuts for wealthy “job creators” bring widespread prosperity. Top off Scrooge McDuck’s bullion pool, and the benefits flow outward to everybody else. The economy surges, budget deficits melt away, and the song of the turtledove will be heard in the land. Almost needless to say, these “supply side” miracles have never actually happened in the visible world. State budget debacles in Kansas and Louisiana only signify the latest failures of right-wing dogma. Hardly anybody peddling Magic Beans actually believes in them anymore....
  • Walker Continues Lead in Iowa Caucus Poll, Rand Paul Slides

    06/19/2015 12:10:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    Scott Walker continues to lead the field of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa, according to a poll of likely Republican Iowa caucus participants released on Thursday. The poll, commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, also found a 5-point drop in support for Sen. Rand Paul compared to a similar survey by the Des Moines Register late last month. Walker received 19 percent in the poll, followed by Ben Carson at 13 percent and Jeb Bush at 11 percent. Marco Rubio received 9 percent, followed by Rick Perry at 7 percent, Ted Cruz at 6 percent and Rand Paul at...
  • Wisconsin Governor Walker leads among Republican conservatives

    06/18/2015 5:17:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18, 2015 | Andy Sullivan
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the clear favorite of conservative voters as he readies an expected bid for the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 2016, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Walker has gained little traction among the moderate voters who account for the majority of the party, the poll shows. But his strength on the right gives him a good base of support, analysts said. "It's never bad to be the most conservative guy in a Republican primary fight - he could win the nomination that way. The question is can he do so in a way that does not...
  • Donald Trump: "Highly Overrated Pundit" Charles Krauthammer Is "A Loser"

    06/18/2015 2:03:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 17, 2015
    On FOX & Friends this morning, presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to criticism from Charles Krauthammer and George Will on last night's Special Report panel. Krauthammer said Trump is a candidate who should not be taken seriously. "The mainstream media who wish the Republicans no good will lavish upon him enormous coverage," Krauthammer said. "As far as Charles Krauthammer, I'm not a fan of his," Trump said on Wednesday. "I think he is a highly overrated pundit. He's wrong on so many things, including the Iraq war, I've just never been a fan and obviously he knows that and I...
  • Clinton, Rubio Close In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    06/17/2015 6:51:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | June 17, 2015
    FLORIDA: Clinton 47 - Rubio 44 OHIO: Kasich 47 - Clinton 40, Clinton 43 - Paul 43 PENNSYLVANIA: Rubio 44 - Clinton 43, Paul 45 - Clinton 44 U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida runs best against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential matchups with eight top Republican contenders in three critical swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Voters in each state say by margins of 8 to 14 percentage points that the Democratic front-runner is not honest and trustworthy. Clinton still leads or is in a...
  • Witless Ape Rides Escalator [Trump]

    06/16/2015 1:50:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | June 16, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Donald Trump may be the man America needs. Having been through four bankruptcies, the ridiculous buffoon with the worst taste since Caligula is uniquely positioned to lead the most indebted organization in the history of the human race.The Trump conglomerate is the Argentina of limited-liability companies,having been in bankruptcy as recently as 2009. To be sure,a lot of companies went bankrupt around then. The Trump gang went bankrupt in 2004,too,and in 2001. Before that, Trump was in bankruptcy court back in 1991 when his Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City—the nation’s first casino-cum-strip-club, an aesthetic crime against humanity that is...
  • Hillary! Jeb! (first names only, please)

    06/15/2015 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    June 15, 2015 | vanity
    Hillary! drops "Clinton" Jeb! drops "Bush." So, why in the world are they running if they have to run away from their names?
  • Who Needs to Bone Up on Foreign Policy? Gov Walker has demonstrated solid leadership qualities

    06/11/2015 1:33:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | June 11, 2015 | Colin Dueck
    As Scott Walker appears to be preparing a bid for the 2016 Republican nomination, he has been suggesting that his time spent as governor of Wisconsin demonstrates some leadership qualities that would be useful in a commander-in-chief. Critics reply that Walker’s gubernatorial experience is irrelevant to the presidency. President Obama himself has chimed in, saying that Walker needs to “bone up” on foreign policy. But Walker has a point. Here’s why. Obviously, any plausible candidate for president needs to familiarize himself with a broad range of international issues. And that is exactly what Walker has been doing over the past...
  • Times Hit Piece Ignores Scott Walker's Success

    06/08/2015 11:13:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 8, 2015 | Stephen F. Hayes
    "....The article describes at length the sources of conservative money that helped propel Walker forward and notes the “right-wing talk radio hosts” who amplified his voice. There is some rather straightforward campaign finance reporting that helps the reader understand Walker’s backing, but it’s tainted by loaded characterizations of the players and hints of sinister motives. And the story is missing one major component: the other side.National labor unions poured money into Wisconsin in an attempt to defeat Walker during the 2012 recall and again in the 2014 midterms,where Walker was the top target of national Democrats and the unions. As...
  • Behind Scott Walker, a Longstanding Conservative Alliance Against Unions

    06/07/2015 11:21:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | PATRICK HEALY and MONICA DAVEY
    MADISON, Wis. — Less than a week after he was elected governor of Wisconsin in 2010, Scott Walker went to Milwaukee at the invitation of his political patron, Michael W. Grebe.Mr. Grebe was Mr. Walker’s campaign chairman. He was also president of the Bradley Foundation, a leading source of ideas and financing for American conservatives. And the bankers, industrialists and public intellectuals on the foundation’s board wanted to honor the state’s next governor over dinner at Bacchus, a favorite restaurant of the city’s elite.While the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation could not endorse candidates outright, it provided more than $2 million in...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • Scott Walker Bets on Midwestern Appeal in Iowa - BBQ versus the cocktail party

    06/07/2015 4:46:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    Mr. Walker’s bet on his regional appeal comes after a generation of Midwestern Republicans flopped in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. Michele Bachmann touted her roots in Waterloo, a small city in eastern Iowa. Neighboring governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin dropped out when they didn’t catch fire. Midwestern roots did little to boost their presidential campaigns among Iowa’s Republican voters. Regional appeal, in fact, hasn’t helped any Republican candidate win here since Bob Dole of Kansas carried the GOP caucuses two decades ago. The Wisconsin governor, who hasn’t formally announced a presidential campaign, is the only...
  • 'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ': Scott Walker tells how he proposed to his wife Tonette....

    06/07/2015 1:33:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2015 | Francesca Chambers For Dailymail.com In Des Moines, Iowa
    'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ': Scott Walker tells how he proposed to his wife Tonette at a Wisconsin barbecue joint while devouring a spare rib at Iowa 'Roast and Ride' Barbecue has a special place in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's heart. He reminisced about their courtship today while devouring a spare rib at a 'Roast and Ride' event in Boone, Iowa... Walker had just finished helping employees of Lynch BBQ, the event catering company, prepare a rack of ribs when he professed his love for barbecue - and his spouse. 'We met at a karaoke night, even though we...
  • Republican Walker is leader of 2016 election pack in Iowa

    06/07/2015 12:09:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2015 | John Whitesides
    "...The spot in front was appropriate for the new front-runner in Iowa, the state that in seven months holds the first nominating contest to pick the party's presidential candidate before the November 2016 election.Walker, who built his reputation by taking on labor unions, has led the five most recent polls in Iowa, including the respected Des Moines Register poll. The Register showed him with a seven-percentage point lead over four tightly bunched rivals and found he was viewed favorably by two-thirds of likely Iowa caucus-goers."If the caucuses were today, he would win. Unless he really screws up, he should win,"...
  • Scott Walker gets a Harley edge during Saturday Iowa event

    06/06/2015 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 6, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Boone, Iowa — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hopped on a Harley Saturday to raise his profile in this early presidential nominating state.A half dozen other presidential candidates were on hand, but Walker was the only one to participate in the ride with U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and 300 other bikers. The 39-mile ride honoring veterans wove from the Big Barn Harley-Davidson dealer in Des Moines to the Boone County exposition grounds that will host the Iowa Straw Poll in August....Walker regularly promotes the motorcycle company headquartered in Menomonee Falls and owns a 2003 Road King that his wife Tonette...
  • Scott Walker is the only potential presidential candidate who can go to a biker rally and mean it

    06/06/2015 4:36:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Scott Walker hasn’t yet said that he’s running for president. But the Wisconsin governor is working to brand himself as the plain-speaking, Miller-drinking, cheap-clothes-wearing candidate who understands the struggles of the middle class. And he rides a Harley. This weekend is an opportunity to showcase it: He’s taking part in a “Roast and Ride” fundraiser for Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst (R), who drew national attention last year when she ran campaign ads saying that she castrated hogs growing up on a farm and that she isn’t afraid to “make ’em squeal” in Washington. (Walker’s political organization recently hired Ernst’s former...
  • Liberals Can’t Tell the Difference Between ‘Satire’ and News, and GOP Campaigns pay the price

    06/03/2015 1:59:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Have you noticed your liberal friends on Facebook spotlighting some unbelievably shocking comments from Republican presidential candidates lately? Comments like Ted Cruz declaring on May 22, “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do to each other.” Or Dr. Ben Carson saying on May 10, “Mother’s Day is a sad, lonely day for women who aborted their babies. Even if they have a living child, they focus on the one they murdered. It’s why suicide rates are so high on Mother’s Day.” Or Marco Rubio asking...
  • Epic Fail: ‘Climate Change Voters’ Attempt To Protest Scott Walker NH Cruise

    06/02/2015 12:15:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Epic Fail: ‘Climate Change Voters’ Attempt To Protest Scott Walker NH Cruise With ‘Floating Iceberg,’ People Dressed As Moose Before Walker went on a fundraising cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Americans United For Change (AUFC)—a liberal organization—announced it would be organizing a counter-protest to Walker’s cruise. A couple things made this different than any normal protest, however. First off, the people “protesting” Walker on global warming—who they called “climate change voters”—would be dressed as moose. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, they’d be on a “floating iceberg” behind Walker.................................. ...........In fact, the protest was so successful that Sirius XM’s The David Webb...
  • Rand Paul’s Worst Enemy

    06/01/2015 11:15:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | June 1, 2015 | John Dickerson
    "...As a constitutional conservative who has argued this ground before, it wasn’t surprising [Sen. Rand Paul] made this case. In fact, it aligns with the central tenets of the conservative bloc of the Republican Party that believes that lawmakers should remain vigilant about ceding too much power to government. It was in keeping with William Buckley’s line about conservatives being the ones who stand athwart history and yell “stop.”So far in the Republican primary process the national security debate has been thin:Obama is weak and the proper response is strength. Whether you agree with Paul’s national security positions or not,...
  • Paul: Colleagues hoping for an attack to blame on him

    05/31/2015 11:07:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) late Sunday suggested that supporters of a National Security Agency (NSA) phone records surveillance program are hoping for a terrorist attack after the program expires so they can blame it on the Kentucky Republican. "People here in town think I'm making a huge mistake. Some of them I think, secretly want there to be an attack on the United States, so they can blame it on me," Paul, who is running for president, said from the Senate floor. Paul added that a reporter recently asked him if he would "'feel guilty'" if there was an attack....
  • Fox appoints itself a GOP primary gatekeeper

    05/31/2015 5:45:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 30, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    It's finally official: Roger Ailes, the president of Fox News, will decide which candidates can compete in Republican presidential primaries next year.. ------------ FOR THE RECORD GOP debate: Doyle McManus’ column on the rules for the first Republican presidential debate stated Roger Ailes is president of Fox News. He is its chairman and chief executive. A photo caption said the date of the first 2015 GOP debate is Aug. 5. It is Aug. 6. ------------ Think I'm exaggerating? The rules Fox recently announced for the first GOP debate Aug. 6 make the cable network a more influential player in the...
  • 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...
  • 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.””
  • Pro-Paul group unleashes fiery attack ad

    05/29/2015 4:59:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    A super PAC backing Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is pulling no punches with the first attack ad of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, complete with fire-breathing bald eagles and slams of Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham for their stances on government surveillance. Mimicking the aggressive style of a wrestling event promo, the one-minute spot teases the Senate debate Sunday ("Sunday! Sunday!") over expiring portions of the Patriot Act as the “greatest brawl for liberty of the century." The ad, released by America's Liberty PAC, pits a photoshopped picture of Paul’s face on a bodybuilder against President Obama, “the head...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • While Rick Santorum Whines About Rules, Carly Fiorina Steps Up To GOP Debate Challenge

    05/26/2015 5:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week Fox News announced rules for it's August 6, 2015 GOP primary debate, the first debate of the 2016 cycle. CNN did the same for it's September 16 debate. Currently, the Republican field sits at nearly two dozen potential candidates. Fox's rules allow for 10 to be on-stage. CNN allows for two groups to debate with 10 frontrunners on stage and a second group of less popular contenders invited to participate in a another forum. Getting into the top 10 on-stage will be determined by averages of public opinion polling. You can learn more about the rules and what they...
  • Exclusive — Gov. Walker: Federal Government ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Next President Must Shrink It..

    05/25/2015 11:22:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Exclusive — Gov. Scott Walker: Federal Government ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Next President Must Shrink It So It’s ‘Small Enough To Succeed’ 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. [snip] ......I think there’s this incredible sense, particularly amongst our base and primary voters is they don’t want someone who just talks about it. They want someone who can do it. Due to God’s grace and circumstances,...
  • The 2016 political report: Walker emerges from Southern confab as GOP front-runner

    05/25/2015 10:20:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 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....
  • 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...
  • Ben Carson wins SRLC straw poll

    05/23/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | May 23, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Ben Carson won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday, demonstrating his popularity among conservative activists at one of the party’s traditional presidential cattle call events. Carson, a former surgeon who formally launched his underdog campaign this month with an appeal to the GOP’s tea party wing, finished first with 25 percent. He was followed by Scott Walker, who received 20 percent, and Ted Cruz at 16 percent. Chris Christie and Rick Perry tied at 5 percent, with Jeb Bush narrowly behind. Marco Rubio tied with Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul at 4 percent....
  • Where Is Scott Walker?

    05/23/2015 2:38:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | Marin Cogan
    Over the last three months, the GOP's Iowa front-runner has become an incredible, shrinking presence on the campaign trail. Sure, he's still touring the country, introducing himself to voters, telling them how unafraid he was to stand up to the unions and liberal protesters he battled in Wisconsin, but he's also ducking out of uncontrolled situations, skipping questions from the press, and spending more time on small or private events, usually packed with friendly crowds. Last week, when he traveled to Israel — usually an occasion to invite reporters or hold a press conference — Walker held no press events....
  • Eckhart to challenge Portman for U.S. Senate nomination (Ohio)

    05/21/2015 3:19:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    examiner.org ^ | 5/21/15
    Don Elijah Eckhart has announced he will try to wrestle the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senator from incumbent Rob Portman in the March 2016 primary. “I am pro-life, and I continue to support the Ohio Constitution’s definition of marriage as one man and one woman,” Mr. Eckhart said. “I will protect religious freedom, especially the right of pastors and priests to preach values from the Bible.” He said he is committed to simplifying the federal income tax and reducing tax rates for the middle class. “By eliminating special tax breaks, the overall income tax rates could be reduced substantially,”...
  • Scott Walker Will Keynote Philly GOP Conference

    05/21/2015 12:32:37 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Politics PA ^ | May 21, 2015 | Nick Field
    Scott Walker is coming to Philadelphia. The Wisconsin Governor and probable 2016 presidential candidate will keynote the 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.“Governor Scott Walker is one of the leading voices of conservative values in the Republican Party,” PA GOP Chair Rob Gleason said. “Governor Walker has a proven track record of putting Republican principles into practice in government. Scott Walker has always put the needs of the taxpayer ahead of the wishes of special interests, and I look forward to hearing him discuss his vision for the future of our Party and our country.” “As the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia...