More anti-union legislation signed by Scott Walker

President Barack Obama criticized the newly enacted legislation as "anti-worker," calling it the product of a "sustained, coordinated assault on unions led by powerful interests and their allies in government."

More anti-union legislation signed by Scott Walker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, considered a likely Republican presidential contender, signed a bill into law on Monday allowing private-sector employees to avoid joining unions or paying them dues even when covered by union-negotiated contracts. The measure, approved by the Republican-led state Senate and Assembly over the course of two weeks, takes effect immediately, making Wisconsin […]

Can Scott Walker find his way to be President?

Can Scott Walker find his way to be President?

Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he’s still finding his way in presidential politics. The Wisconsin governor made a splash last month in first-to-vote Iowa, marching on stage in shirt sleeves to wow Republicans and vault to the top of several still-way-too-early polls. Then came “punts” on questions […]

Scott Walker doubts Obama’s love of America

Scott Walker doubts Obama’s love of America

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a leading Republican contender for the White House in 2016, said Saturday he doesn’t know whether President Barack Obama loves his country. “You should ask the president what he thinks about America,” Walker told The Associated Press while in Washington for a weekend meeting of the National Governors Association. “I’ve never […]

Questions raised on Scott Walkers’ job agency

Questions raised on Scott Walkers’ job agency

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential Republican presidential candidate, traveled on a trade mission to Britain last week, he brought along top officials from his economic development agency to help drum up jobs. It’s a task they have struggled to accomplish at home. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a public-private body set up by […]

Now Scott Walker looking to join run for President

Now Scott Walker looking to join run for President

Shifting his focus to Washington, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expanding his political operation as he fights for early momentum in the increasingly crowded field of GOP White House prospects. The two-term Republican governor will address a Washington audience for the first time this year on Friday afternoon, his only speaking engagement in a day […]

Presidential aspirations dominate governor’s meeting

Presidential aspirations dominate governor’s meeting

No fewer than a half-dozen potential presidential candidates are gathering in Florida as the Republican Governors Association prepares to select its next leader. The organization’s annual conference begins Wednesday in a luxury oceanside resort where the nation’s Republican governors will celebrate their party’s recent success in the midterm elections. Privately, they’re jockeying for position as […]

A big GOP sweep in governor’s races

A big GOP sweep in governor’s races

Republicans swept governor’s races across the country Tuesday, holding on to control of key swing states like Florida, Michigan and Ohio and scoring upsets in Democratic bastions like Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois. Among the victors was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a conservative darling who won his third election in four years. The victories boosted the […]

Injuction in Scott Walker criminal case lifted

The investigation won't resume immediately because the state judge effectively stopped it

Injuction in Scott Walker criminal case lifted

A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign. The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals overturned […]

Obama back in Wisconsin for tight governor’s race

Polls show Scott Walker and Mary Burke deadlocked with the election just two months away

Obama back in Wisconsin for tight governor’s race

The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers’ rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights. Now, four years later, he’s returning to the state with […]

Scott Walter investigated for ‘criminal activity’

Scott Walter investigated for ‘criminal activity’

First it was Chris Christie, humbled by members of his staff who shut down a bridge from New Jersey into Manhattan in an apparent act of political retribution. Now it’s Scott Walker, who prosecutors in Wisconsin believe acted criminally by coordinating the fundraising and spending of outside conservative groups. They’re two of the nation’s highest-profile […]