Johnson: Trump accusations have already been vetted


U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday that he does not support investigating accusations against President Trump for sexual assault because the voters have already cast their ballots. “Trump’s problems were vetted during the campaign,” Johnson said on CNN. “The American people elected President Trump.” > Washington Times

Wisconsin Dems hope Alabama upset signals nationwide shift


Wisconsin Democrats were hopeful Wednesday that the defeat of scandal-plagued Republican Roy Moore in Alabama means voters are turning against the GOP across the country, especially those with close ties to President Trump. Wisconsin Republicans, meanwhile, tried to ignore or downplay the potential domino effects. > Wisconsin State Journal

Baldwin calls on Trump to release Buy American report


U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin called on President Donald Trump to deliver on one of his buy American promises. In April, Trump signed a Buy American Hire American Executive Order in Kenosha, which also called for a report on the current buy American laws. Baldwin sent Trump a letter Tuesday asking for the report to be finished and released. > NBC 4 Milwaukee

Trump administration takes a cue from Walker’s union reforms

Days after President Trump took office, Gov. Walker sat down with Mike Pence to discuss the benefits of applying many of the same rules for federal workers that Walker had instituted in Wisconsin – namely, dramatically curtailing the power of public unions to collectively bargain. It now appears that Walker may have been persuasive. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Great Lakes, great stakes: A hostile EPA threatens to undo past progress


President Trump’s EPA head Scott Pruitt likens environmental stewardship to harvesting an apple orchard. But what if that orchard is bordered by eight states and two nations? What if it holds 20 percent of the world’s surface freshwater? > The Progressive

Trump threatening ‘livelihoods,’ say unions, Democrats

Labor unions and Democrats slammed the White House Thursday for weighing in against public-sector unions in a major Supreme Court case, saying the Trump administration’s opposition to mandatory union dues threatens the unions’ ability to represent government workers. > Washington Examiner

Walker supports Trump declaring Jerusalem as capital


Gov. Scott Walker is backing President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Walker tweeted his support Thursday: “How can we ignore the capital of one of our closest allies in the world? Of course Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.” > Associated Press / U.S. News