Scott Walker


  • NEW YORK, March 6- Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..." Like the other would-be Republican candidates who took the stage over three days in Washington at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Wisconsin governor studiously avoided...

  • MADISON, Wis., Feb 25- The Wisconsin Senate narrowly approved a "right-to-work" bill on Wednesday that would bar private-sector employees who work under union-negotiated contracts from being required to join their unions or pay them dues. The bill, which would make Wisconsin the 25th U.S. state with a right-to-work law on the books, cleared the Republican-led...

  • MADISON, Wis., Feb 25- The Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday began debating a proposal to make Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state in the nation, as thousands of demonstrators protested the measure at the state capitol. The Republican-led state Senate is expected to approve the bill, which would prohibit requiring private sector workers to join or...

  • What Rudy, Homeland Security flaps say about GOP Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Rudy Guiliani

    Is the GOP an ideological movement based on opposing President Barack Obama in every conceivable way? Politico's Ben White asks.

  • Obama patriotism flap 'insane': Ex-Romney advisor Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Rudy Giuliani should not have questioned President Obama's love of America, a former advisor to Republican Mitt Romney tells CNBC.

  • Souring on Christie: Some backers abandon ship Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Chris Christie

    Some longtime supporters of Chris Christie are turning to his rivals, The New York Times reports.

  • I'm worried about ISIS threat in US: Scott Walker Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    "We need aggressive leadership to take the fight to them instead of waiting for it to come to us," possible GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- 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. "The idea was that Wisconsin policies are better than the national policies and we were going to move ahead of the...

  • This new governor moves against unions Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:59 AM ET
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

    Labor leaders say the governor's executive order is aimed at shrinking union membership and diminishing labor's power. The NYT reports.

  • Politics comes down with measles, GOP on defensive Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Medicine, morality and free will are colliding in the debate over requiring measles vaccines. The NYT reports.

  • What to expect from Washington, or NOT, in 2015 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman jogs near U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

    Washington was vastly transformed in 2014 with a very uncertain outlook for the year ahead. Politico's Ben White offers some predictions.

  • Congress just slipped this into the spending bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama's moves: Congress could sue the president for...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million illegal immigrants, as leading Democrats lined up behind the U.S. leader in the face of Republican attacks. Obama dispatched his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to Capitol Hill for lunch with Senate Democrats who grilled him on the politics and...

  • Gov Walker wants drug tests for aid recipients Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

    Newly re-elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he's working a plan for drug testing for people seeking unemployment checks and food stamps.

  • Hillary Clinton is a big loser: Gov. Walker   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton is a big loser: Gov. Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.), says Hillary Clinton in the White House would represent an extension of President Obama's term in office. It's put up or shut up time for the GOP, says Walker.

  • Ideal GOP candidate should do this: Gov. Walker   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    Ideal GOP candidate should do this: Gov. Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.), discusses the hot button issues he would like to see Republicans tackle on Capitol Hill, including dropping corporate tax rates, implementing entitlement reform and drug-testing welfare recipients.

  • Gov. Walker's GOP message   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    Gov. Walker's GOP message

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.) shares his thoughts on labor unions, entitlement reform, and public education.