Sponsored by
scott walker

scott walkerRSS

Voting wars

Review of states with voter ID laws found no impersonation fraud

Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.... Read more»

 1 2 >

FactChecking the CNN Republican debate

The candidates flubbed claims on vaccines, immigration, Hillary Clinton and more.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's Iowa press conference

Donald Trump’s recent press conference garnered a lot of media attention for his put downs of two high-profile journalists, but he didn’t treat the facts much better.... Read more»

Could Scott Walker's legal victory expand PAC superpowers?

Proponents of tighter reins on political money worry that a Wisconsin ruling about the governor's recall campaign could carry seeds of another 'Citizens United.'... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP debate, late edition

The candidates made misleading claims on banking, jobs, education and more.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s attack on McCain

Donald Trump distorts the facts in a recent op-ed in which he says Sen. John McCain has “abandoned our veterans” and “failed the state of Arizona and the country.” ... Read more»

FactChecking Scott Walker

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became the 15th Republican to officially declare he is running for president of the United States. “I’m in,” he tweeted to his followers this morning. ... Read more»

Factchecking CPAC

A parade of potential Republican presidential candidates took turns at delivering speeches and answering questions at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that started on Feb. 26. Along the way there were some distortions of facts.... Read more»

Republican governors' victories make Medicaid expansion unlikely in 5 states

Tuesday’s re-election of Republican governors in closely contested races in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Maine and Kansas dims the chances of Medicaid expansion in those states.... Read more»1

Gun Wars

Domestic violence: Efforts focus on getting guns away from abusers

Advocates for domestic violence prevention and victims repeatedly asked Congress and state legislatures for a more streamlined process to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. However, the NRA cites the necessity to arm oneself for protection against acts of violence.... Read more»

Pro-biz groups are publicly funded, but privately controlled

Public-private partnerships such as the Arizona Commerce Authority further business interests in the state, overseeing state corporate tax incentives and grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Similar organizations in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Florida function amid persistent questions about transparency as unelected business authorities operate on state funds, but disclose little.... Read more»

Think again

When unions were at the center of politics

In the early post-WWII years, even the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce agreed that “collective bargaining is a part of the democratic process.” That statement would today be considered controversial not only on the far right but also by many in the mainstream media.... Read more»

Az killing among 5 ‘Stand Your Ground’ cases to know

A recent Tampa Bay Times investigation identified nearly 200 instances since 2005 where the state's Stand Your Ground law has played a factor in prosecutors' decisions, jury acquittals or a judge's call to throw out the charges. ... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The new American politics: Voting with dollars

The future of elections rest with how you spend your paycheck. This election season marks a tipping point for American politics. We are at the moment when money is poised to replace voting as the way that elections are decided. ... Read more»

Think again

Money talks, media walks

Three related phenomena are today combining to strangle American democracy: Economic inequality, floodgates that have opened to the influence of outsized wealth — and the media’s failure to put these changes at the center of their election narrative. ... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Is birth control the new third rail of politics?

Who knew 21 little pills could wield such power in a presidential election?... Read more»

 1 2 >