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February 26, 2009 | Scott Timberg
The early scenes of the documentary look like some lost reel from "This Is Spinal Tap," spanning what seems like half of rock history -- complete with hem lengths and haircuts. But the protagonist is not a metalhead but a Zelig-like figure: Here he is as a squeaky-clean pop idol in the Frankie Avalon mode, gazing bashfully. He shows up on L.A.'s Sunset Strip at its wildest. Next he's part of a mop-topped boy band in swinging London.
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February 20, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Another incriminating cache of emails, another Republican governor facing harsh questions and once more the hounds of political scandal are in full cry. There are, however, important differences between the controversies surrounding Wisconsin's Scott Walker and New Jersey's Chris Christie, which matter as both weigh potential 2016 campaigns for president. On Wednesday, Wisconsin investigators released thousands of pages of documents regarding public employees doing inappropriate political work for Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive, before his 2010 election as governor.
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June 14, 2012 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker, fresh from his victory in last week's recall election, has been on something of a victory lap, making the circuit of Washington newsmaker venues and offering public advice to Mitt Romney's campaign. On Sunday, Walker was on CBS' "Face the Nation" program. Thursday, it was the breakfast session sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor , a longstanding institution that gives ambitious politicians a chance to speak to an audience of Washington correspondents.
OPINION
December 1, 2013 | Doyle McManus
Don't look now, but auditions for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are already underway in Washington. And the flavor of the moment is - governors. First came Chris Christie, the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, who won reelection by a landslide last month and almost immediately headed to the nation's capital for a burst of speeches and television appearances. Days later, a less pyrotechnic (but equally combative) chief executive arrived to do the Washington media rounds: Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
NEWS
June 6, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Mitt Romney, who avoided getting entangled in the Wisconsin recall election, cheered the victory of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, saying voters of varying ideological backgrounds embraced conservative ideals such as reducing the size of government and reforming union power in the public sector. "My optimism about the country comes in part from the fact that I'm optimistic about the ability of the American people to do the right thing right now. And I say that because of this.
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May 30, 2012 | By Bob Secter
MILWAUKEE -- If the ability to raise money is the be all and end all of politics - as some swear it is -- then Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has all but sewed up next Tuesday's historic recall battle with Democrat Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor. Newly released numbers show Walker has raked in more than $20.7 million since the first of the year, more than $5.1 million in the last month alone. Barrett's campaign was slower to file its official paperwork with Wisconsin campaign finance authorities, but a spokesman claimed the Democrat had brought in $3.1 million over the most recent filing period.
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March 26, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is drawing heat over his choice of ghostwriter for a forthcoming book. As the National Review online reported, Walker will team up with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen on the book, which according to a source will "tell his story. " The book, which is not yet titled, will be published by Sentinel, an imprint of the Penguin Group. Thiessen, a Washington Post op-ed columnist, supports "enhanced interrogation" in the war against terror, as spelled out in his 2010 book "Courting Disaster.
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June 8, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Piers Morgan Tonight 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET Today Customer service; talking to doctors; summer travel. (N) 4 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY Good Morning America (N)
NEWS
July 9, 2013 | By Daniel Rothberg
Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker, has rarely shied away from controversy. But on Friday, Walker seemed wary to draw much attention to a contentious abortion law he signed. The bill requires ultrasounds as a pre-condition for an abortion and bars procedures from doctors without admitting privileges to local hospitals. Walker did not sign the law in public. There were no announcements or celebrations. Instead, his office issued a generically-titled news release: “Governor Scott Walker Signs Several Bills Into Law.” The statement goes through each of the 18 bills signed that day, assigning no greater or lesser importance to each one. Politically, Walker is in a difficult place on abortion.
NEWS
September 25, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- Bipartisanship may not be in vogue this year, but there's still one thing that can bring political opponents together - a blown call in a "Monday Night Football" game. The NFL, which is relying on substitute referees while the league's officials sit out due to an ongoing labor dispute, has been criticized throughout the season after a series of controversial calls. But the situation reached a tipping point Monday, when Green Bay Packers safety M.D. Jennings intercepted a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game - until he didn't.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - Voters have seen in the last few years that divided government leads to gridlock, and Republicans should make the case in 2014 and 2016 “to give this party a chance” to run both the White House and Congress, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told reporters Friday. "Instead of sufficient checks and balances,” divided government has delivered “a lot of gridlock,” Walker said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. The audition season for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is already well underway, with potential candidates making speeches in key states, meeting party activists and testing out their message with national political reporters.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
As a filibuster against Obamacare, it was a flop. But as the opening salvo in a presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz's 21-hour (more or less) talkathon Tuesday and Wednesday worked just fine. And that, after all, was the point of Cruz's tilting at windmills. After vowing to speak against Obamacare until he couldn't stand, Cruz sat on Wednesday morning. Then, the Senate voted 100-0 (yep, that means our guy Cruz too) to move ahead on a spending plan to keep the government running.
NEWS
July 9, 2013 | By Daniel Rothberg
Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker, has rarely shied away from controversy. But on Friday, Walker seemed wary to draw much attention to a contentious abortion law he signed. The bill requires ultrasounds as a pre-condition for an abortion and bars procedures from doctors without admitting privileges to local hospitals. Walker did not sign the law in public. There were no announcements or celebrations. Instead, his office issued a generically-titled news release: “Governor Scott Walker Signs Several Bills Into Law.” The statement goes through each of the 18 bills signed that day, assigning no greater or lesser importance to each one. Politically, Walker is in a difficult place on abortion.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is drawing heat over his choice of ghostwriter for a forthcoming book. As the National Review online reported, Walker will team up with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen on the book, which according to a source will "tell his story. " The book, which is not yet titled, will be published by Sentinel, an imprint of the Penguin Group. Thiessen, a Washington Post op-ed columnist, supports "enhanced interrogation" in the war against terror, as spelled out in his 2010 book "Courting Disaster.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Clinton and Biden 2016 prospects; Inaugural address: Chuck Todd, NBC; Kathleen Parker, the Washington Post; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC; Chris Frates, National Journal. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Hoda Kotb.
NEWS
September 25, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- Bipartisanship may not be in vogue this year, but there's still one thing that can bring political opponents together - a blown call in a "Monday Night Football" game. The NFL, which is relying on substitute referees while the league's officials sit out due to an ongoing labor dispute, has been criticized throughout the season after a series of controversial calls. But the situation reached a tipping point Monday, when Green Bay Packers safety M.D. Jennings intercepted a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game - until he didn't.
NATIONAL
June 7, 2012 | By David Horsey
Surrounded by dozens of supporters at an evening campaign rally in Madison on May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin's tumultuous recall election, had something encouraging to tell the crowd: The fact that his opponent, Republican Gov. Scott Walker, was outspending him by more than 7 to 1 was no big deal. “He's got the mountains of money,” Barrett declared. “I've got you.” Now, Barrett probably wishes he'd had the mountains of money.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Bipartisanship may be dead in the 2012 election year, but a questionable call by replacement referees in the NFL has breathed new life into the corpse of political amity -- even in Wisconsin, recently the scene of a bitter battle over workers' collective bargaining rights. After the state's Green Bay Packers had a victory snatched from their outstretched mitts by an outrage-inducing call on Monday, the current governor and one of his erstwhile opponents in the fight over collective bargaining found common ground, agreeing that it was time for the NFL to end its labor morass and bring back the real umpires.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Bipartisanship may be dead in the 2012 election year, but a questionable call by replacement referees in the NFL has breathed new life into the corpse of political amity -- even in Wisconsin, recently the scene of a bitter battle over workers' collective bargaining rights. After the state's Green Bay Packers had a victory snatched from their outstretched mitts by an outrage-inducing call on Monday, the current governor and one of his erstwhile opponents in the fight over collective bargaining found common ground, agreeing that it was time for the NFL to end its labor morass and bring back the real umpires.
NEWS
September 22, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
MILWAUKEE -- President Obama got a plug from baseball great Hank Aaron, who asked fans Saturday afternoon in his former home of Milwaukee to help the president “hit a grand slam.” Aaron, a native of Alabama during segregation, told the crowd that it was Milwaukee that first made him feel at home, when he moved here to play for the Braves. And he asked them to rally around the 44th president of the U.S. PHOTOS: Obama on the campaign trail “Here in the state of Wisconsin, I found respect, acceptance, appreciation for my talent,” Aaron said.
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