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State Supreme Court to take on voter ID issue

After two previous refusals, the Wisconsin Supreme Court says it will hear arguments on two Wisconsin voter identification cases.

Request made for Capitol Christmas tree ornaments

Gov. Scott Walker has put out the call for ornaments to decorate the Capitol Christmas tree this year.

Impact of governor's tax cut depends on school district

School districts in Dane County say they don't yet know how a property tax proposal will affect taxpayers. But one group is doing some preliminary math, and…

Scott Walker

Governor to head to fundraisers in Seattle, NYC

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is headed to Seattle on Thursday and New York City later this month.

Walker slips when referring to federal politics

Gov. Scott Walker quickly caught himself with a laugh when telling reporters he was not "yet" involved with politics at the federal level.

Capitol police issue 25 no-permit citations to 22 singers

Twenty-five no-permit citations were issued Wednesday to 22 people following a tense standoff between Capitol police and protesters.

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Obama in Wis.

Obama: 'I'd join a union'

President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say no," he is the one who "placed a bet…

Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as a vice chairman and board…

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Rick Perry takes back tweet

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night. Less than an hour later,…

Dianne Feinstein

Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting…

Paul McCartney

McCartney appeals to Scotland to stay in UK

Beatles star Paul McCartney became the latest high-profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scottish voters to choose to remain part of the United Kingdom in…

Bob McDonnell

Arguments wrap trial of former Gov. McDonnell

Closing arguments concluded Friday in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The two are accused of conspiring to commit…

Rand Paul

Rand Paul defends remarks about Clinton

Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Kentucky Republican,…

Mitch McConnell walking in Capitol

Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing…

Al Gore

5 U.S. leaders and words that tripped them up

Speaking off the cuff is always a bit of a tightrope act for the occupant of the nation's highest office, and even more so when it's in front of a room of…

Xi Jinping China

Xi Jinping: Following Deng Xiaoping

The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events…

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't…

Obama

Uproar over Obama's no Syria strategy comment

When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football. President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a…

Cold War spy John Walker

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies

John Walker Jr., a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S.…

Chris McDaniel

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results.

George W Bush, Bill Clinton

Former Presidents Clinton, Bush to launch new initiative

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve…

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Opinion

Drexler: J-Law nude photos: Who's at fault?

The latest nude celebrity photo leak is yet another case of how the Internet often lets people do whatever they want to whomever they want.

On Sunday, a user…

Stanley: The ugly return of anti-Semitism

On Sunday, there was a rally in London to protest something I never thought would need protesting in modern Britain: the rise of anti-Semitism.

The rally was…

Kohn: Why Labor Day was a political move

Labor Day isn't only a commemoration of American workers -- it's also a reminder of the often oppressive power of employers backed by the law and muscle of…

Opinion: Why strategy on ISIS will take time

When asked to describe "strategy," every military leader who has attained the rank of colonel will probably begin the description with an explanation of ends,…

Why Beijing is courting trouble in Hong Kong

In 2012, China announced that in 2017 Hong Kong could elect its chief executive through "universal suffrage."

Previously, the leader of the Hong Kong government…

Opinion: An atheist for Congress?

This fall, for the first time in U.S. history, an openly atheist candidate is running for Congress. James Woods is fighting an uphill battle as a Democrat…

Zelizer: How labor unions and Dems broke up

Labor Day used to be a big deal for the Democratic Party. For much of the 20th century, organized labor was at the heart of Democratic politics. Unions were a…

Bergen: Bin Laden raid's architect steps down

On Thursday in Tampa, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over a change of command ceremony during which Adm. William "Bill" McRaven handed over…

Opinion: Japan's PM scores another own goal

Here at an international gathering of Japan specialists currently underway in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the actions of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in…

Bergen: An American's gateway to jihad

On Wednesday, a propaganda video appeared on the Internet featuring Moner Abu-Salha, the U.S. citizen from Florida who died conducting a suicide bomb attack…

Stanley: What's behind sex abuse of 1,400

The publication of a report into child abuse in the northern town of Rotherham, England has shocked Britain to the core.

The report, by Professor Alexis Jay,…

Aron: How to make Putin back down

Unable either to win the war in Ukraine by proxy or to retreat from the conflict because of the enormous blow a defeat would deliver to his regime's legitimacy…

Opinion: Fog lifts to show Russia at war

The fog has been lifted. There is no serious doubt left that Russia is "now directly involved in the fighting" in Ukraine, as Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador…

Drexler: Why did Angie and Brad bother?

You might have heard: Brad and Angelina secretly tied the knot at last. A spokesperson for the couple announced that the pair wed privately in a…

O'Mara: Reconsider cops' 'deadly force'

Several recent high-profile cases involving cops who have shot civilians have acquainted us with the nuances of self-defense, deadly force and the standard of…

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Gillibrand faces sexist comments

Male senator to female colleague: 'I like my girls chubby'

In her new book, Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand of New York discusses what it's like to be a woman in politics -- including sexism from some of her male…

No strategy yet Obama

Obama: No ISIS strategy yet

President Barack Obama said that he is soliciting "a range of options" about what the United States could do to go after ISIS in Syria.

Lady Al-Qaeda

Who is 'Lady Al-Qaeda?'

Find out more about the woman known as "Lady Al-Qaeda," whom ISIS wanted to excahnge for James Foley.

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