Scott Walker http://kunc.org en Abortion Providers Sue As Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill http://kunc.org/post/abortion-providers-sue-wisconsin-governor-signs-bill Wisconsin <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/06/17/191070894/wisconsins-walker-downplays-presidential-buzz">Gov. Scott Walker</a> has signed a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:18:00 +0000 46706 at http://kunc.org Wisconsin's Walker Downplays Presidential Buzz http://kunc.org/post/wisconsins-walker-downplays-presidential-buzz A little more than a year ago, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall election after an epic battle with unions that gave him folk-hero status with many conservatives. Some political observers now consider him a presidential contender.<p>But Walker is downplaying that talk, even as he takes steps that hint at national ambition.<p>Although the state Legislature hasn't yet passed his latest budget, Walker is already touring the state on a victory lap. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:53:00 +0000 Shawn Johnson 45909 at http://kunc.org Wisconsin's Walker Downplays Presidential Buzz Book News: Wis. Governor Takes Heat Over His Choice Of Ghostwriter http://kunc.org/post/book-news-wis-governor-takes-heat-over-his-choice-ghostwriter <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is being <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/03/25/scott_walker_hires_torture_apologist_to_ghostwrite_campaign_book/">criticized</a> for hiring Marc Thiessen, a journalist and vocal supporter of "enhanced interrogation techniques," to ghostwrite his book. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:13:00 +0000 42036 at http://kunc.org Book News: Wis. Governor Takes Heat Over His Choice Of Ghostwriter It's Still Early, But GOP Hopefuls Test The Waters For 2016 http://kunc.org/post/its-still-early-gop-hopefuls-test-waters-2016 During the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that begins Thursday, a slew of men who appear to want to try their hand at leading the GOP back to the White House in 2016 will be speaking, though not every potential presidential candidate was invited.<p>Yes, it's four years away, but that hasn't stopped Republican hopefuls from testing the waters. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:56:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 41496 at http://kunc.org It's Still Early, But GOP Hopefuls Test The Waters For 2016 A Tough Year For Unions, With Few Bright Spots Ahead http://kunc.org/post/tough-year-unions-few-bright-spots-ahead This year was a tough one for organized labor.<p>In June, Scott Walker — the Wisconsin governor who banned collective bargaining for public employee unions — survived a recall election.<p>And, despite huge protests in Michigan, the union stronghold became the 24th right-to-work state, banning unions from requiring workers to sign up. That came just 10 months after Indiana passed a similar law.<p>Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large of <em>The American Prospect,</em> says it's only the latest in years of mostly union defeats. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:58:00 +0000 38241 at http://kunc.org A Tough Year For Unions, With Few Bright Spots Ahead