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- Scott Walker calls for Congress to act on Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement planGov. Scott Walker said Monday he believed House Republicans were improving their plan to repeal Obamacare and warned the worst thing they could do is fail to act. ..... Read More.44 mins ago
- Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson skeptical House GOP health care bill can pass in 2017Senate Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin voices deep skepticism of his party's Obamacare replacement bill. ..... Read More.45 mins ago
- U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has a lot riding on House health plan voteAlong with the vast political stakes for his party and president, the dramatic House showdown over health care is an acid test of Speaker Paul Ryan’s ability to deliver on the promise of unified Republican rule. ..... Read More.45 mins ago
- Marquette University Law School poll shows Trump’s approval rating at 41% in Wiscons...Forty-seven percent of registered voters in Wisconsin disapprove of the job President Donald Trump is doing, according to the first Marquette University poll since the November election. ..... Read More.46 mins ago
- Government Official Who Negotiated Trump Hotel Deal Says Deal Is FineA top government official who negotiated a controversial deal to lease a historic Washington, DC, property to Donald Trump has announced that he sees no problem with the arrangement—despite a clause in Trump's contract that prohibits any elected officials from benefiting from the deal. Since before Trump's inauguration, ethics experts and Trump critics have cried foul over the 60-year lease Trump signed with the General Services Administration in 2013 to take over the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue. Long before he ran for president, Trump beat out a handful of large hotel chains to redevelop the property, which had long languished under poor management, costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year. In late November, George Washington University law school professor Steve Schooner wrote in Government Executive magazine that the lease Trump signed includes a clause that prohibits any elected officials from benefiting from the deal. For months,… ..... Read More.52 mins ago
- Appeals Court Sets May 8 Arguments In Travel Ban Case Out Of MarylandCarlos Barria / Reuters WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, will hear arguments over part of President Trump's revised travel executive order on May 8 — later than the Justice Department had sought, but sooner than the plaintiffs challenging the president's action proposed.The Justice Department is appealing a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the 90-day ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries. The injunction, from a federal court in Maryland, halts enforcement of section 2© of the executive order and was issued by US District Court Theodore Chuang more than a week ago.The Justice Department, in a Wednesday court filing, had asked for the court to combine briefing on its forthcoming motion for a stay pending appeal with the briefing on the merits of its appeal of Chuang's order. Under their proposal, briefing would have been completed by April 5, with oral arguments to follow at… ..... Read More.53 mins ago