Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, may have landed herself in some trouble after it was reported her office did little to address the rather high rate of opiate prescriptions coming out of the Veterans Affairs center in Tomah, Wisconsin. As a result, Baldwin’s office fired a top aide, offered her a severance package, and a confidentiality agreement. The aide, Marquette Baylor, rejected the deal and is considering a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Baldwin. At the same time, Baldwin’s office had the Tomah VA report since last summer.
To make matters worse, three deaths are linked to the overmedication problem highlighted in the report on the facility. A congressional hearing is scheduled on the matter (via AP):
As a member of the political press, I have to say, the media’s recent attempts at exposing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as an unsuitable presidential candidate have been nothing short of embarrassing.
If you were dropped into America from Mars — nay, Canada! — you’d have the distinct impression that we only elected amateur psychologists, who were required to peer into the soul of some guy named Barack Obama, who is not running for President in 2016. Let’s stop the madness.
Does Scott Walker believe that President Obama loves this country? Does he believe Obama is a Christian?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said this week that he will sign right-to-work legislation if it gets to his desk.
In a statement issued Friday, Walker press secretary Laurel Patrick said: “Governor Walker continues to focus on budget priorities to grow our economy and to streamline state government. With that said, Governor Walker co-sponsored right-to-work legislation as a lawmaker and supports the policy. If this bill makes it to his desk, Governor Walker will sign it into law.”
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, a Republican, also said in a radio interview Friday that he is “confident” Walker will sign a right-to-work bill if it gets to his desk.
Reacting on “The Kelly File” Tuesday to a federal judge’s blocking of President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which was set to award work permits to four million illegals, Judge Andrew Napolitano called the court’s decision “devastating” for the Obama administration’s agenda.
Gail Collins, in NY Times Op-ed: Scott Walker Cut Teachers’ Jobs in 2010 — Before He Was Even Governor
What an ironic title New York Times op-ed columnist and former editorial page editor Gail Collins used — “Scott Walker Needs an Eraser” — in her February 13 opinion piece blasting Wisconsin’s Republican governor. In her nitpicky, selective mind, Walker must already have an eraser, one that’s so powerful that it could reach back to the year before he became Badger State chief executive and eliminate teachers’ jobs.
Why would Scott Walker ever leave college early? Did he murder a co-ed? Did he have to skip town? Surely there must be some kind of horrific scandal in his past. The answer couldn’t be as simple as pursuing a good job opportunity and avoiding mountains of student loan debt. Why else would the media be investigating the “mystery” of his college exit? Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article entitled “As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit”. In the article, the author writes, “To most of the Class of 1990 — and, later, to Wisconsin’s political establishment — Walker’s decision to quit college has been a lingering mystery.” Glenn, Pat, and Stu didn’t quite understand why it was such a big deal.
The response from democrats on Benjamin Netanyahu giving a speech before congress is really sad. To read more about it click on the link below.
Political analyst Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Thursday he was “stunned’ by remarks President Barack Obama made earlier that day at the National Prayer Breakfast.
In his speech, Obama appeared to suggest that violence committed in the name of Islam was not so different from the violence committed by Christians during the Crusades.
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
2016: Media attacks on GOP White House hopefuls contrast sharply with the kid-glove treatment of Democrats. We saw the same one-sided vetting in the 2012 and 2008 campaigns. But this time, hits on Republicans are coming earlier than ever.
Republican candidates haven’t even officially thrown their hats into the ring. Yet they’ve been blasted with a barrage of negative press in an orchestrated attempt to turn voters off to the entire GOP field and take down any threats against Hillary Clinton’s coronation.
The campaign for 2016 has started to heat up, with many politicians starting to make moves signifying their interest or disinterest in taking the GOP nomination. Lots of focus over the past few weeks has been on Jeb Bush, but is that who conservatives really want to see in office? According to a new poll by The Drudge Report, the answer would be a resounding “NO”.
Instead, the clear frontrunner is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 46% of the vote.