8:00 AM, Jan 28, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The first ad making the case for Scott Walker for president of the United States, from his newly formed committee called Our American Revival:
"America stands on the brink," says the voiceover. "At a time and place in our history where failed leaders preside over a nation adrift. With family incomes in steady decline. Dreams stifled. A foreign policy that apologizes for America and projects weakness abroad."
At this moment, a still picture of Hillary Clinton comes on screen, and the voiceover continues. "American can't stop this by looking to the past or for answers in Washinton, D.C."
The committee then makes the case for someone from outside Washington, who's been responsible for bold and fresh ideas--that is, Scott Walker. Touting, in particular, these ideas: "conservative reform," "new ideas," "empower people," "eliminate deficits," reduce government," "cut taxes," and "create jobs."
It closes with one of Walker's favorite lines. "In America, we take a day off to celebrate the Fourth of July, and not the Fifteenth of April, because in America we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it."
Has anyone broken more progressives’ hearts than Wisconsin’s governor? Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Scott Walker has won every round of his long fight with Big Labor in Wisconsin, but it wasn’t until November 4 that he delivered the knockout punch. In his third gubernatorial election in four years, Walker defeated Democratic challenger Mary Burke by 6 points. It was the same margin of victory he had in the 2010 Republican wave and just a point shy of his 2012 performance in a union-funded recall.
Why Indian gaming is proliferating.Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By JIM SWIFT
Two years after it was supposed to help revitalize Atlantic City, the $2.4 billion Revel casino—all 57 stories of it—is closed. It’s an expensive eyesore that sums up Atlantic City’s decline.
Vegas is still a big draw, but it’s an anomaly these days. Destination gambling, as it was once known, is dying: 80 percent of states now have some form of legalized gaming.
After the high drama of a recall, Scott Walker runs a low-key reelection campaign.Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
4:28 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It's still a year and a half before the first presidential primaries of 2016, but Gallup has a new survey out asking Republicans and Democrats about the potential GOP candidates. Analyzing those candidates' familiarity and favorability among Republicans, Gallup has discovered the best known and best liked are former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and Texas governor Rick Perry.
10:42 AM, Jun 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Madison school board member Mary Burke is the Democratic challenger to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. But Democrats should hope interested voters don't head to MaryBurke.com. Wisconsin Republicans snagged the web address before Burke could and have created a near-mirror image of Burke's real campaign site, burkeforwisconsin.com.
Here's a screenshot of the real site, which features an outline of Wisconsin and the words "Mary Burke, governor" in the logo:
Meet Wisconsin lieutenant governor Rebecca Kleefisch.3:45 PM, Apr 7, 2014 • By MARIA SANTOS
Rebecca Kleefisch, the Republican lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, likes to talk about butter. By the time we’re done talking, I know exactly how to buy a month’s worth from a Wisconsin Kwik Trip—and what Kleefisch thinks that has to do with Republican politics.
7:38 AM, May 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, both Republicans, have written a letter President Obama saying the IRS scandal "is big brother come to life."
The State of the Union, as seen from Wisconsin.Feb 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 23 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Sitting in front of an oversized HD television in the basement of the governor’s residence, a relaxed Scott Walker settles in to wait for Barack Obama to begin the first State of the Union address of his second term.
12:00 AM, Aug 20, 2012 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
At an appearance last week at a high school in Cascade, Iowa, a half hour drive from the Wisconsin border, Barack Obama told the crowd gathered to see him that he’d take questions from anyone who had one. There was one exception – a gentleman wearing a Green Bay Packers t-shirt.