In our news wrap Monday, a Texas grand jury decided not to charge a police officer for killing an unarmed Mexican man in a Dallas suburb. Also, police in Waco, Texas, were on high alert after a deadly shootout on Sunday involving five motorcycle gangs. Nine bikers were killed and at least 18 wounded; more than 170 people were arrested. Continue reading
Wisconsin’s Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It’s a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill talks to Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Tamara Keith of NPR about a trip to New Hampshire by GOP candidates — both those who have officially announced and those who haven’t — and why Hillary Clinton was a big topic among the Republican contenders. Continue reading
Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its kind this year in the first-in-the-nation primary state. Continue reading
“All the candidates have mixed statements – they have statements that seem to support amnesty and they all have ones that seem to oppose it,” said Roy Beck, executive director of Numbers USA, which seeks to reduce immigration. Continue reading
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter identification law, allowing the law to stand and handing a victory to Gov. Scott Walker following a long fight by opponents who say it’s a thinly veiled attempt to make it more difficult for Democratic backers to vote.
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why a human trafficking bill is standing in the way of a Senate confirmation vote for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, what happened when Jeb Bush and Scott Walker recently tested the waters in New Hampshire and whether voters care about scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s email. Continue reading
Wisconsin labor unions took another hit today as Governor Scott Walker signed a bill known as the “right to work” into law Monday morning. In 2011, Governor Walker won a bitter fight to restrict collective bargaining for public sector workers. Now, after surviving a recall election and potentially looking towards a White House run, Mr. Walker has put restrictions on unions in the private sector.
It’s that time of year again — time for CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, when potential Republican presidential hopefuls try to woo activists from around the country who are gathering just outside of Washington. Here’s what to watch. Continue reading