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.

Jeb Bush's remarks about women's health draw backlash

Written by Sergio Buston
and Erik Schelzig
Associated Press writers
Thursday, 06 August 2015 04:48

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues.”

Billionaire Koch brothers welcome Jeb Bush to tea party

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

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.

Fact checking the first Republican debate

Written by Josh Lederman,
AP writer
Saturday, 08 August 2015 19:45

The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the truth.

Who's in and who's out at Republican debate tonight

Written by Steve Peoples,
AP writer
Thursday, 06 August 2015 04:25

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump

It’s the first really good news — and really bad news — for Republicans seeking the presidential nomination: Who’s in the first prime-time debate and who’s not.


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.

Special prosecutor moves John Doe ruling a step closer to U.S. Supreme Court appeal

Written by Scott Bauer,
AP writer
Thursday, 06 August 2015 10:06

Michael Gableman

A special prosecutor has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider its decision ending an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign, a move that signals he may take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fewer than 60 donors account for one-third of 2016 campaign money raised

Written by Julie Bykowicz
and Jack Gillu,
AP writers
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 04:14

It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks.