Political

Where do New Hampshire voters stand on issues? Poll suggests not with Scott Walker

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 28 August 2015 10:31

A survey from Public Policy Polling in August found that a majority of New Hampshire voters, including many GOP voters, hold positions on key issues contrary to those held by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.


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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Written by AP Sunday, 23 August 2015 02:43

Christian-right candidate Dr. Ben Carson appears on CNN's 'State of the Union' this morning.

 Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Billionaire Koch brothers welcome Jeb Bush to tea party

Written by THOMAS BEAUMONT & JULIE BYKOWICZ
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Friday, 21 August 2015 06:35

Jeb Bush. — PHOTO: Gage Skidmore

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are opening the tea party's door for Republican Jeb Bush, whose time as Florida governor preceded the movement.

Mystery money pays for pro-Republican television ads

Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ,
Associated Press
Monday, 17 August 2015 12:54

Opportunity News Media wants people to believe it’s OK to be a Republican, and it is spending $3 million to say so in the presidential battleground states of Ohio and Colorado.

Where that money comes from is anybody’s guess.

Mark Pocan: ‘a diamond in the congressional rough’

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:41

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan takes the podium at a press conference on July 23 to introduce the Equality Act.
— PHOTO: Courtesy

In November 2012, Tammy Baldwin made international headlines when she became the first out lesbian ever elected to the U.S. Senate. She was also the first woman ever elected to that chamber from Wisconsin.

Scott Walker flip-flops for third time in a week on birthright citizenship

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 22 August 2015 18:55

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to include Scott Walker's third flip flop on the issue this morning on a Sunday TV news program.]

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A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Scott Walker losing by 10 points in the state against Hillary Clinton in a presidential matchup. The poll also finds that Walker is still the leading contender in Wisconsin in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but with far less backing than he had among members of his party in April.

Trump bombast overshadows GOP trouble with women

Written by The AP Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:42

When Jeb Bush said he wasn't sure the country needs to spend "a half billion dollars for women's health issues," many viewed the remark as a gaffe and the Republican candidate for president rushed to clean it up.

A week later, it's all but forgotten - thanks to Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders takes aim at 'greedy' Koch brothers

Written by Bill Barrow,
AP writer
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:38

David and Charles Koch

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch the face of a “corrupted” political and economic system that the Vermont senator wants to upend.

Scott Walker’s chief of staff quits amid plummeting poll numbers

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:48

Scott Walker’s longtime chief of staff Eric Schutt is stepping down, the governor’s office announced.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end “birthright citizenship” for their children, he said on Aug. 16.

And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only “the good ones.”

Right-wing confab dumps Trump for blaming tough debate questions on moderator’s menstrual cycle

Written by Laurie Kellman
and Jill Colvin,
AP writers
Sunday, 09 August 2015 04:20

Donald Trump has a long history of insulting women over their physical appearances.

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday he can’t recall using words such as “dog,” ‘’fat” and “disgusting” to insult women he believes have slighted him, but such language litters his Twitter feed and other public comments he’s made for years.