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Primaries set in suburbs; some incumbents pitted against each other

Primaries set in suburbs; some incumbents pitted against each other | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Suburban primary elections will be needed Feb. 21 to trim the number of candidates to two for the April 3 spring ballot in a handful of races, including mayoral races in Oak Creek, Wauwatosa and Port Washington.
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Investment board nominee drew scrutiny in past stint

Investment board nominee drew scrutiny in past stint | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A nominee for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board drew scrutiny from a legislative audit during a past stint on the board as well as fresh criticism Tuesday from the former head of the state's biggest investment fund.
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Judge: Black church rightful owner of KKK store

Judge: Black church rightful owner of KKK store | United States Politics | Scoop.it
After a lengthy legal battle between a black South Carolina church and members of the Ku Klux Klan, a judge has ruled that the church owns a building where KKK robes and T-shirts are sold.
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Obama bucks GOP, OKs consumer watchdog

Obama bucks GOP, OKs consumer watchdog | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation's chief consumer watchdog even though the Senate contends the move is inappropriate, senior administration officials told The Associated Press
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North Korea military strategy superior, says think-tank

North Korea military strategy superior, says think-tank | United States Politics | Scoop.it
North Korea's military strategy is superior to the defensive posture of its affluent neighbor to the South, an independent think-tank said on Wednesday, giving Pyongyang the edge in the early days of any war on the divided peninsula.
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Wheels down in New Hampshire: Newt Gingrich high-tails it out of Iowa

Wheels down in New Hampshire: Newt Gingrich high-tails it out of Iowa | United States Politics | Scoop.it
After coming in fourth place in Iowa--8 percentage points behind third-place finisher Ron Paul--Newt Gingrich chartered a late-night plane to New Hampshire and was in the air even before the full Iowa caucus results were even tallied.
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In Iowa opposite candidates win in opposite ways

In many ways distinctly different, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney took near opposite paths to twin victories in Iowa's presidential caucuses.

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The Rise Of Billionaire Politics: Another Bubble?

One of the few certainties of the Iowa caucuses is that they have given us a snapshot of the increasingly torrid romance between money and politics.
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Michele Bachmann quits presidential race following poor showing in Iowa

Michele Bachmann quits presidential race following poor showing in Iowa | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa--Michele Bachmann announced her exit from the presidential race Wednesday morning following a sixth-place finish in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa.
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Michele Bachmann Cancels SC Trip After Poor Iowa Caucus 2012 Finish

Michele Bachmann Cancels SC Trip After Poor Iowa Caucus 2012 Finish | United States Politics | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Bachmann is suspending her campaign, reports National Journal. DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann canceled her campaign trip to South Carolina on Wednesday after a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses.
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Election Center 2012 - Iowa Caucus Results

Election Center 2012 - Iowa Caucus Results | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Latest on the 2012 Primaries and Caucuses - State Results from CNN.
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State's decision to halt health exchanges worries insurers

State's decision to halt health exchanges worries insurers | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A recent decision by Gov. Scott Walker could give the federal government greater influence over the state's health insurance market - and that worries some in the industry.
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'Obama naive about rising tide of Muslim Brotherhood'

'Obama naive about rising tide of Muslim Brotherhood' | United States Politics | Scoop.it
U.S. President Barack Obama is "naive" and needs to face up to the threat presented by the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East, Israel's National Security Council concluded during a strategic discussion several days ago.
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Abele, Barrett see little opposition in spring races

Abele, Barrett see little opposition in spring races | United States Politics | Scoop.it
With the withdrawal of the sole opponent to surface in the race for Milwaukee County executive, 8 1/2 -month incumbent Chris Abele appears to be headed for a free ride to a full four-year term in the April election.
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Judges again rule for Democratic group in redistricting case

Judges again rule for Democratic group in redistricting case | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In a scathing ruling, a three-judge panel decided for the third time Tuesday that a Democratic group has a right to an array of information on how Republican lawmakers drew new legislative districts.
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Carter's advice to Obama: Don't alienate voters

Carter's advice to Obama: Don't alienate voters | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Former President Jimmy Carter has some advice for Barack Obama as he gears up for the 2012 election: Don't alienate voters with controversial positions.
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NY police say man confesses in firebomb on mosque

NY police say man confesses in firebomb on mosque | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A New York City man faces arson and bias charges after confessing on Tuesday to a series of Molotov cocktail attacks that hit a mosque and a Hindu place of worship and unsettled civic leaders concerned the actions might portend violent religious bigotry.
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Iowa Caucus Winners and Losers

Iowa Caucus Winners and Losers | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WINNERS: Rick Santorum – Proving that retail politics isn’t dead, the former Pennsylvania senator worked the state harder than any other candidate and it paid off. Can he ride this win to victories elsewhere?
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After Iowa questions grow about Occupys impact

With several attention-grabbing protests before Iowa's caucuses, Occupy Wall Street activists proved their movement did not end when its encampments in big cities dispersed.

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Huntsman: Republican race wide open in Iowas wake

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is calling the Republican presidential race a contest of "extraordinary ambiguity," and says he's not giving up.

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Government We Deserve

On Tuesday, December 5, President Obama went to Oswatomie, Kansas, where Teddy Roosevelt in 1910 had made one of his most famous speeches. Democrats, the current president would have us think, are following in the tradition of Teddy Roosevelt in pushing for higher taxes on the rich and temporary Social Security tax breaks for the middle class.

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Michele Bachmann suspending campaign: report

Michele Bachmann suspending campaign: report | United States Politics | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is suspending her bid for the White House after coming in a distant sixth in the Iowa caucuses, CNN reported on Wednesday.
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Michele Bachmann cancels South Carolina campaign trip, announces press conference 

Michele Bachmann cancels South Carolina campaign trip, announces press conference  | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Last-place Iowa finisher Michele Bachmann has canceled her campaign trip to South Carolina and called a press conference for 10 a.m. CST, according to reports.
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State scales back Medicaid shortfall by $300 million

State scales back Medicaid shortfall by $300 million | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In a bit of good news for taxpayers and the needy, Gov. Scott Walker's administration is scaling back by more than $300 million the two-year shortfall projected for state health programs for the poor.
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