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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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Chelsea Clinton

Bill Clinton drops grandchild due date hint

Nine months could be winding down to the last nine days.

In an interview that aired Sunday, former President Bill Clinton gave the closest clue yet as to when…

Tony Blair

Blair: West must fight ISIS, its ideology

When Tony Blair heard British aid worker David Haines mention the former prime minister prior to his beheading, it strengthened his resolve to fight ISIS, he…

Same-sex marriage, gay marriage

Efforts underway to change GOP on gay marriage

Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Party's position on same-sex marriage. Their approach: one state and…

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New Zealand's National Party takes election

New Zealand's center-right National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, won Saturday's general election with 48% of the vote, according to a complete…

Ron Paul

Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul said this week that he would vote in favor of going to war with ISIS, but his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, made it clear Friday night that he…

Opponents try to oust GOP senator without Dem. candidate

The Democratic candidate running for Senate in Kansas took his case to the state Supreme Court this week to get his name off the ballot. And he won.

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Biden lauds infamous senator

At a women's leadership event, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday briefly praised a senator notoriously known for resigning amid sexual harassment allegations.

Hillary Clinton

Democrats making hard sell to women

Democrats were making an election-year pitch to women on Friday, mindful of their past advantage among the voting bloc and hoping to convince enough women to…

White House evacuated

Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service…

US Capitol

Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved -- ready to whisk their bosses to train…

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.…

Biden, Obama

Obama sets new plan against college assaults

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

ISIS training

Syrian Kurds warn of crisis as ISIS advances

The latest ISIS advance in Syria has brought a swath of the country's north-central Kurdish region under siege, with Kurdish leaders warning of another…

NFL logo sign outside football stadium

Hagel looking into military ties to NFL

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his staff for detailed information about the U.S. military's relationships with the National Football League in the…

Police in Ferguson

Bill aims to curb police 'militarization'

A new Senate bill is the first proposed legislation to curb so-called police militarization after the disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Opinion

Patel: Climate change is an 'everybody issue'

Scientists are normally a pretty measured bunch. But in recent months, they've been resorting to some unusual language to get our attention. One top…

Sutter: On the front lines of climate crisis

On Friday morning, I boarded a leaky oyster boat in Connecticut with a captain who can't swim. Our destination: Manhattan, 84 miles down the coast. Mission:…

Zakaria: Is the world going nuts?

Is the world spinning out of control?

I get asked this question a lot these days, and for understandable reasons. Look at what's been in the news in just the…

Zhang: Why fall in love with ballet?

Is ballet dying?

Isabella Boylston, the 27-year-old new principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, says it's not. Born in Idaho, she started dancing at…

Kohn: Ignoring an imminent threat to U.S.

There is an imminent threat facing the people, economy and territory of the United States of America.

A report by the Center for Naval Analyses Military…

Opinion: Politics a turnoff for millennials

Scotland may have voted no on independence, but 16- and 17- year-olds offered a resounding yes to the question of whether young people can be motivated to…

Opinion: Arab public has no faith in U.S.

As the United States gears up for possible airstrikes inside Syria, it should remember one thing: No matter how much planning has gone into U.S. military…

Ghitis: Will ISIS try terrorist plot in U.S.?

Australian authorities say that ISIS leaders ordered followers to behead someone on Australian soil as a "demonstration killing." Prosecutors say they…

Opinion: Let 16-year-olds vote

Scotland decided to trust its 16-year-olds to vote in the biggest question in its history when the country headed to the polls this week for a referendum on…

Opinion: Money a weapon in domestic violence

A mother and her young son were at a mall, when she considered buying him a sandwich. She knew her husband would beat her later for spending the $7, but her…

Obeidallah: A new low in anti-Muslim bias

As a Muslim American, I didn't think anything could shock me when it comes to anti-Muslim bigotry.

But I have to give it up for Oklahoma state Rep. John…

Begala: Why Hillary won't say she's running

"Are you running for president?"

"When will you announce that you're running for president?"

"Why won't you just announce that you're running for president?"

"…

What Scotland's "No" means to the world

The news that Scotland has rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom -- by a relatively close 55-45 margin -- has reassured financial markets…

Why al Qaeda's South Asia expansion will fail

In the space of a short few months, the self-styled Islamic State (also known by the acronym ISIS) has claimed to have established a fundamentalist state and…

Kohn: Obama has a foreign policy doctrine

Critics say that President Barack Obama's foreign policy is "feckless," "mushy" or "too cautious" and above all, that it lacks a clear overarching doctrine.…

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White House fence jumper

On camera: White House fence jumper runs across lawn

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured. A bystander got…

Scotland votes come in

Scotland rejects independence

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.

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