Walker to NFL: Stop ‘divisive’ anthem protests, stand against domestic violence instead


Gov. Walker sent a letter Monday to the National Football League and the NFL Players Association with what he called a simple request: that players stand during the national anthem and instead use their platforms to stand against domestic violence. > Cap Times

National DNC chair to UW-Madison students: ‘We win Wisconsin if we start working now’


UW-Madison students packed into a small room in Memorial Union Friday to hear Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez’s take on how to win the state back. Among various factors, he said none are more important than millennial involvement. “We can do this, folks,” Perez said, “but only if you’re engaged.” > Daily Cardinal

A tale of two Wisconsins


Call it “the two Wisconsins,” as the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance presciently did two years before the Great Recession: While Dane County booms and the bigger cities in the Fox River Valley and western Wisconsin prosper, the rest of the state is largely mired in a downturn that is a recession in all but name. > Isthmus

Public finally scores a victory on Wisconsin water


The Wisconsin DNR has long been the guardian of the state’s lakes and rivers, until Scott Walker and company got their hands on the department. That’s why this week’s Dane County Circuit Court ruling provides a glimmer of hope that the current DNR and Republican AG Schimel can at least somewhat be reined in. > Cap Times

Coastal conservatives battle Duffy, Republican leadership on flood insurance reform


Weeks before a spate of hurricanes ravaged America’s coastlines, a little-noticed fault line arose among congressional Republicans: Conservative members, like Rep. Sean Duffy, who are trying to reduce federal subsidies that encourage development in flood-prone areas are facing resistance from Republicans’ whose districts touch the ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. > Washington Examiner

Ryan applauds Trump’s decision to end Obamacare payments


House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Trump’s decision to end Obamacare insurer payments was the right call as it preserves the House’s congressional authority over federal spending. Trump announced late Thursday it would end the payments that help low-income Obamacare customers, saying they are unconstitutional. > Washington Examiner

Walker blames ‘Obamacare’ for big premium jumps


Gov. Walker says a projected 36 percent jump in average premiums for Wisconsinites buying health coverage through the federal exchange show that “Obamacare” is collapsing. Walker says the increases show that the changes championed by former President Obama are not working to deliver affordable health care. > WSAW Wausau