Foreign Affairs, Military, and Veterans Category Archive


  • Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

    Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into the center of an impeachment investigation and looks very much like one of Donald Trump’s men in Ukraine.

    Mike Browne, 10/29/2019
  • Mike Browne: Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

    Sen. Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into center of impeachment investigation.

    Urban Milwaukee, 10/29/2019
  • Walker and the Russian Connection

    “The timing of this quarter-million dollar contribution sure looks like Scott Walker’s non-meeting meant something to somebody.”

    Urban Milwaukee, 02/13/2019
  • Scott Walker Put Veterans at the Mercy of the Domestic War Profiteer For-Profit ‘College’ Cartel

    Another Scott Walker Election Year publicity ploy for veterans is undermined by his record supporting the for-profit “college” industry.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/24/2018
  • Scott Walker Promotes Foxconn in Four New Ads As Two of His Top Democratic Challengers Hit the Airwaves

    “Scott Walker is so angry about his tanking poll numbers, he forgot he is the only candidate for governor who got his photo taken with an indicted Russian spy,” Scot Ross of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/31/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Political Operation Snagged $250,000 Check Mere Days After Meeting With Accused Russian Spy

    A new report discloses Scott Walker's political operation mere days later snagged a $250,000 donation from a billionaire who made a fortune in Russian oil.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/20/2018
  • State Debate: Scott Walker’s Photo With Russian Spy Has the Bloggers Talking

    The liberal advocate One Wisconsin Now contends that it’s been Walker’s 25-year relationship with the National Rifle Association that opened the doors to the Russian accused of spying to get personal access...

    Capital Times, 07/20/2018
  • The Rest of the Picture: $3.5 Million in NRA Support Paved the Way for Accused Spy to Get Personal Access to Scott Walker

    The Rest of the Picture: $3.5 Million in NRA Support Paved the Way for Accused Spy to Get Personal Access to Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/18/2018
  • Scott Walker Has Not Been Contacted by FBI Over Interactions With Russian, Campaign Says

    Gov. Scott Walker has not been contacted by the FBI for his interactions with a Russian woman charged with trying to interfere with U.S. politics, according to Walker’s campaign. But Walker campaign...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/18/2018
  • Scott Walker Said He Doesn’t Know Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Who Allegedly Offered Sex for Influence

    Butina said in online posts in 2015 that Walker said “hello” and “thank you” to her in Russian and that she did not detect any hostility toward Russia from him. Walker said...

    USA Today, 07/18/2018
  • Scott Walker Denies Accepting Gift From Woman Charged As Russian Agent

    Walker did not disclose receiving any gifts from Butina on campaign finance forms. Walker spokesman Brian Reisinger said Tuesday that Walker did not accept a gift and he has not been contacted...

    Chippewa Herald, 07/17/2018
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Met During His Presidential Bid With Woman Now Arrested in Russian Plot

    A Siberian woman charged Monday as part of an alleged Russian plot to interfere with U.S. politics was at Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign launch and said she did not see him...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/16/2018
  • Scott Walker Hits Heights of Hypocrisy in Appearance Before Armed Service Veterans in Fox Valley

    If Scott Walker really wanted to show respect for our veterans his policies would reflect that.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/13/2018
  • Gov. Walker Signs Bill Expanding National Guard Benefits

    Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that expands Wisconsin National Guard members’ benefits. The Republican bill requires the state Department of Military Affairs to pay a guard member injured on state...

    Associated Press, 04/16/2018
  • Scott Walker Calls for Military Training Facilities Along Mexican Border

    Gov. Scott Walker launched himself headlong into the immigration debate Monday, advocating for military training facilities along the Mexican border after previously backing President Donald Trump’s call for sending National Guard troops...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/10/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Extends Craven Campaign Cash Chase to Foreign Policy

    Scott Walker has endorsed Donald Trump’s controversial announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/07/2017
  • From 2015-16 Scott Walker, Ron Johnson Had Strong Opinions About Release of Classified Materials

    Scott Walker & Ron Johnson but have nothing to say about their party’s leader handing over classified information to one of our nation’s biggest enemies, Russia.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2017
  • Scott Walker Praises Donald Trump’s ‘aggressive Action’ in U.S.-Canada Dairy Dispute

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is hopeful President Donald Trump’s “aggressive negotiating style” will lead to a positive resolution of a dispute between the U.S. and Canada over the northern country’s dairy policies....

    Capital Times, 04/26/2017
  • New Veterans Affairs Secretary Acknowledges Past Problems at King Veterans Home

    The state’s new veterans affairs secretary acknowledged Wednesday the agency previously focused on filling beds at the King Veterans Home to the detriment of staff, but said despite recent reports about problems...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/30/2017
  • Scott Walker, WDVA Award $400,000 in Grants for Veteran Entrepreneur Efforts

    Walker, with newly appointed state Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Daniel Zimmerman, presented the awards on Monday at the state Capitol. “Veterans, through their military service, already have some of the essential...

    Capital Times, 03/20/2017
  • Veterans Oppose Gov. Walker’s Proposed Repeal of Prevailing Wage law

    The American Legion is warning Republicans that eliminating the prevailing wage on state projects could cost hundreds of veterans their jobs in the construction industry. The prevailing wage law sets minimum salaries...

    Associated Press, 02/22/2017
  • Gov. Walker’s Proposed Capital Budget Rejects New Nursing Facility for Vets

    Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday recommended spending $803 million on building projects across the state, which would be the smallest total spent on new construction, repair and renovation since he took office...

    Associated Press, 02/22/2017
  • Gov. Walker Budget Boosts Funding for State Homes for Vets

    Millions of dollars in state money could be headed to Wisconsin’s veterans homes over the next two fiscal years, if lawmakers approve Gov. Scott Walker’s spending plan for veterans affairs. In his...

    Capital Times, 02/08/2017
  • Gov. Walker Appoints New Vet Affairs Secretary With Instruction to Investigate Quality of Care at State Homes

    Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Daniel Zimmerman to head the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and immediately review operations of the state’s veterans homes. Walker announced the appointment Thursday. Zimmerman is a...

    Associated Press, 02/02/2017
  • Scott Walker Compares Possible Russian Election Influence With Scottish Endorsement

    Jenni Dye, research director for liberal group One Wisconsin Now, called Walker’s comparing the two scenarios “simply jaw-dropping.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 12/13/2016
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Reported to Be Auditioning for National Security Job With Donald Trump

    This guy, who spends more time chasing media appearances than doing his job, has no business close to a job with responsibility for protecting national security.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/28/2016
  • Candidate for Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security Unable to Maintain County Jail

    It is horrifying to think someone as manifestly incapable of running a county jail as David Clarke is considered by Donald Trump and his team to a qualified.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/17/2016
  • Issues at Wisconsin Veterans Home at King Become Focal Point in 14th District Senate Race

    "He's had his head stuck in the sand for years over serious concerns about the veterans' home in his district, only recently taking action to cover his political backside."

    Capital Times, 10/11/2016
  • Ron Johnson Concerned About Citizenship ‘rush,’ Russian ‘meddling’ Before Election

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said Johnson was "channeling his inner Donald Trump" with those comments.

    Capital Times, 09/30/2016
  • Luther’s Choice: Pie > Veterans

    Sen. Luther Olsen Shameful Record Includes Votes to Raid Funds From Nursing Homes for Veterans, Proposal to Cut Funding to Local Veterans Service Officers

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/29/2016
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker to Lead Business Development Mission to Mexico

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will travel to Mexico in June to promote exporting opportunities and encourage foreign investment in Wisconsin. The governor will join representatives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and...

    Milwaukee Business Journal, 05/12/2016
  • UNSPUN: November 18, 2015

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross made his regular appearance on UNSPUN to discuss the recent terrorist attacks and failed Republican foreign policy.

    WMTV-TV, 11/18/2015
  • Scott Walker, GOP Lawmakers Say Wisconsin Won’t Accept Syrian Refugees

    Gov. Scott Walker pledged Monday that the state “will not accept new Syrian refugees” as he and Republican legislators joined a national chorus of mostly GOP leaders Monday calling on President Barack...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/17/2015
  • Five ‘Legitimate Ideas’ Gov. Scott Walker Ought to Consider On His Next Trip Home to Wisconsin

    The increasingly desperate and embarrassing campaign of Scott Walker hit a new low as he opined building a fence along the 5,525 mile long United States - Canada border is a legitimate idea.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/31/2015
  • Muslim Advocate: Scott Walker Is ‘enabling ISIS’ With ‘radical Islam’ Rhetoric

    One Wisconsin Now suggested Walker's message was driven by the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, whose president is Walker's presidential campaign chairman.

    Capital Times, 08/29/2015
  • Scott Walker Gives Foreign Policy Speech: ‘I Have Been Tested Like No Other Candidate in This Race’

    "This guy couldn't keep 14 senators from sneaking off to Illinois but he's going to secure our borders, end hostilities in the Middle East and rid the world of ISIS.'

    Capital Times, 08/29/2015
  • In Light of Scott Walker’s China Comments, Aides Defend Wisconsin’s Trade Relationship

    Scott Walker desperately wanted to change the media focus on his three positions in a week as he tries to chase Donald Trump's race to the sewer.

    La Crosse Tribune, 08/26/2015
  • Walker’s Dystopian Vision Will Push the Threat of Economic Isolation, Military Feet on the Ground and “steal in the Face of Our Enemies.”

    One Wisconsin Now made an important point. In fact, if anybody needs a backbone it's Scott Walker, Walker was once drooling over the possibility of trade with China.

    Democurmudgeon, 08/24/2015
  • Scott Walker Is Two-Faced on China

    “In his desperate attempt to out-Trump Trump, Scott Walker has out-Palined Palin.”

    Daily Beast, 08/24/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Foreign Affairs & Veterans

    One does not expect a Governor to be an expert on foreign and military affairs. However, neither does one expect the buffoonery we have gotten from Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Gov. Walker Touts Rank As Eagle Scout As His Leading Qualification for Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America

    Walker used his attainment of the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve to answer the the question, “...does the prospect of being commander in chief daunt you?”

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/27/2015
  • Walker Prepares for First Overseas Trade Mission

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker departs Friday for his first overseas trade mission, a 10-day tour to China that comes as Walker keeps up a furious travel schedule in the United States –...

    WLUK-TV, 04/09/2013
  • Ron Johnson Missed Intelligence Briefing (no Kidding)

    John Kerry gets #OurDumbSenator to admit he missed an intelligence briefing.

    Wonkette, 01/24/2013
  • Hillary Clinton OWNS Ron Johnson

    Senator, when you're in these positions, the last thing you want to do is interfere with any other process going on.

    Talking Points Memo, 01/23/2013
  • Signed Bill That Put Liability Limits in Tort Actions Above Protecting Health of Wisconsinites, Particularly Veterans

    Signed a bill that set limits on liability in tort actions and failed to protect veterans who become sick as a result of asbestos exposure during military service and for a bill...

    2013 AB 19, Senate Vote, 01/01/2013
  • Ron Johnson Blocked Veteran Employment Opportunity Legislation

    Once their discharge comes through via disability or retirement, there are civilian jobs where they can continue their ambition to help America. Ron Johnson voted against it.

    Sly's Office, 10/03/2012
  • 3 Wisconsin Veterans Board Members Have Resigned in Protest

    A third veteran has resigned from a state board in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s moves to gain greater control of the Department of Veterans Affairs, including his decision to appoint John...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/18/2012
  • Politicized Department of Veterans Affairs & Appointed Crony As Secretary

    Walker signed into law a bill that politicizes the Department of Veterans Affairs by giving the governor authority to appoint the Secretary, rather than being selected by the Board of Veterans Affairs,...

    2011 WI Act 36, 07/13/2011