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4 Things To Know: Gov. Walker’s US-Canada Wall, Stadium Death Funeral & More

From a funeral for the worker tragically killed at U.S. Bank Stadium construction site to Gov. Scott Walker’s thoughts on a U.S.-Canada wall, here are the four stories to know for Monday, Aug. 31.

08/31/2015

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Walker Administration Assigns Armed Guards To DOJ Offices

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration plans to post armed security guards at the entrances to the state Department of Justice’s Madison headquarters. The guards will go on duty beginning Sept. 1. A guard has been stationed at a desk at the main lobby entrance but doesn’t carry a weapon.

08/26/2015

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GOP Scorecard: How The Candidates Fared In 1st Debate

On a crowded debate stage, 10 Republican candidates for president sought breakout moments and tried to avoid missteps that could sink their White House hopes at this early stage. Here’s a look at how they fared during the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign.

08/07/2015

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GOP’s House Speaker Daudt Picks Walker In Presidential Race

The highest-ranking Minnesota Republican is throwing his support behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president.

08/06/2015

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Gov. Walker Leaves For GOP Debate Without Answering Questions

Gov. Scott Walker left Thursday for the first Republican presidential debate without answering questions about whether he knew he was suspected in 2011 of committing felony misconduct in office.

08/06/2015

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Gov. Walker Halts Campaigning To Attend Marine’s Funeral

Gov. Scott Walker has canceled presidential campaign stops in North Carolina and New Hampshire so he can attend the funeral of a Wisconsin native who was one of four Marines killed in last week’s shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

07/24/2015

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Good Question: Why Are Political Novices Attractive Candidates?

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, Donald Trump leads Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush by more than 10 points.

07/21/2015

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GOP Presidential Hopeful Walker Signs Abortion Ban Bill

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one week after launching his bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, signed a bill Monday that outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.

07/20/2015

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Professor Warns Off Prospective Students From Wisconsin

A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is under fire for encouraging prospective students to go elsewhere because she believes academic freedom is in jeopardy in Wisconsin.

07/17/2015

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Walker Reminds Voters Of Union Wins As He Enters 2016 Race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared his candidacy for president on Monday, casting himself as a “fighter” who muscled through an aggressive conservative agenda in a state that typically supports Democrats.

07/13/2015

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With Social Media Tease, Wisconsin’s Walker Jumps Into 2016

Aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say the Republican is entering the crowded Republican race for president.

07/02/2015

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Gov. Walker Calls Marriage Decision A ‘Grave Mistake’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a “grave mistake” and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.

06/26/2015

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Gov. Walker Says Haley Asked That He Not Talk About Confederate Flag

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he didn’t initially offer his opinion on whether the Confederate flag should be taken down from the Capitol grounds in South Carolina because Gov. Nikki Haley asked him to hold off speaking about it.

06/24/2015

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Gov. Walker To End Decades-Old Waiting Period For Handguns

Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a pair of bills that would loosen Wisconsin’s guns laws Wednesday, legislation that had passed the Republican-controlled Legislature before last week’s fatal shootings at a South Carolina church.

06/24/2015

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Walker Tells Donors He’s Still Praying Over Presidential Run

Scott Walker told donors on Friday that he’s still praying over whether to run for president in 2016, but the Wisconsin governor said he believes he is “uniquely qualified to lead this country.”

06/19/2015

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Gov. Walker Backs 20-Week Abortion Ban With Or Without Exemption

Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign a 20-week abortion ban whether or not it includes an exemption for cases of rape or incest. Walker was asked Monday about the bill following a speech at a Boys and Girls Club event in Delavan.

06/01/2015

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Public Hearing Tuesday On 20-Week Abortion Ban In Wis.

A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

05/27/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s Ban On Common Core Up For Vote

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal prohibiting the state superintendent from forcing local school districts to adopt Common Core academic standards is up for a vote in the Legislature’s budget committee.

05/19/2015

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Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Makes Unannounced Visit To Minn. Capitol

Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker spent Thursday in his neighboring state. The potential Republican presidential candidate had three private events, including an unannounced visit to the State Capitol for a meeting with Republican state lawmakers.

04/23/2015

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Wis. Gov. Heads To Minn. For Lawmaker Meet-Up

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is heading west to make connections in Minnesota. Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he and other Republican lawmakers will meet with the likely presidential candidate Thursday.

04/22/2015

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Walker Declares State Of Emergency Over Bird Flu

Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency following an outbreak of the deadly bird flu in Wisconsin.

04/20/2015

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Obama: Gov. Walker’s Approach On Iran Deal Would Embolden Enemies

President Barack Obama said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be taking a foolish approach if he follows through with vows to revoke a nuclear deal with Iran if elected president.

04/07/2015

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Republicans Says UW Autonomy Plan On ‘Life Support’

It doesn’t look like the Legislature will support Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to grant the University of Wisconsin System autonomy from state oversight and laws, including the setting of tuition rates, key lawmakers said Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Walker Draws Scrutiny From GOP Rivals For Changing Positions

Scott Walker’s rivals see him as an up-and-comer in the Republican race for president, so they are focusing on the Wisconsin governor’s changing positions on a number of issues.

03/14/2015

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Wis. Business Owner Upset Over ‘Right-To-Work’ Expanding in Minn.

A Wisconsin business owner upset over enactment of a right-to-work law and other policies says he is expanding in Minnesota because the economic policies there are more conducive for his operation.

03/10/2015

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