Political

Presidential hopefuls Walker, Santorum want curbs on legal immigration

Written by Andy Sullivan,
For Reuters
Monday, 06 July 2015 09:08

Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Scott Walker and Rick Santorum are suggesting admitting fewer legal immigrations into the United States, claiming that will boost job prospects for U.S. citizens.

The notion, absent from presidential politics for at least 20 years and harkening back to the days of Pat Buchanan’s far right candidacy, could help the conservatives tap into the frustrations of right-wing working-class voters who have struggled with stagnant wages and reduced job opportunities since the economic crisis of 2007-2009.

Walker to announce the week of July 13
The GOP hopefuls — who’s in, about to act

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 02 July 2015 08:16

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker campaigns in Iowa, though he hasn't announced his candidacy yet.{break}— PHOTO: Reuters

There are only a few serious declared candidates for the Democratic nomination for president — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley. 

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry today, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business.

Indiana governor launches reelection campaign with defense of anti-LGBT law

Written by The Associated Press Saturday, 20 June 2015 08:09

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence launched his re-election campaign this week by taking a defiant stance against critics of the state's new religious objections law that battered his image as a national star among conservatives.

Pence claimed before a crowd at a state Republican Party fundraising dinner earlier this week that he doesn't tolerate discrimination against anyone.

Hispanic leaders bristling at GOP's tepid response to Trump's racism

Written by Steve Peoples,
AP writer
Sunday, 05 July 2015 15:16

Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

In Madison, Bernie Sanders draws largest crowd of 2016 presidential race

Written by AP reports Thursday, 02 July 2015 08:10

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s backyard.

Court decisions highlight political challenges facing GOP

Written by Steve Peoples
and Julie Bykowicz,
AP writers
Sunday, 28 June 2015 04:45

Brian Brown, who heads the National Organization for Marriage, a group that exists to oppose marriage equality. GOP presidential candidates are growing uncomfortable with the issue.

Twice in two days last week, the Supreme Court struck at the heart of the Republican Party platform.

Politics and jobs: Partisan occupations?

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 19 June 2015 06:37

Most librarians are Democrats. Most farmers are Republicans.

Where Scott Walker stands on key issues as of today

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:37

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has shifted his stances on everything from the federal ethanol mandate to Common Core education standards to immigration reform as he positions himself for a presidential run. Here’s where he stands on some key issues as of today, July 3.

Money, that's what they want
2016ers try political alchemy to turn emails into cash

Written by NANCY BENAC,
Associated Press writer
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 19:12

When it comes to raising money by email, everybody’s got an angle. Some of the “ask” strategies being employed by the 2016 presidential candidates:

ENTER TO WIN

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows

Written by The AP Sunday, 21 June 2015 03:40

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.

Cover of the New York Daily News announcing Donald Trump's bid for the presidency

Donald Trump has clown-style hair and the personality of an attack dog — but no regrets.