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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…

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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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Dozens of Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday has further strained an already tense relationship with President…

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12 states that still ban same-sex marriage

What a difference a couple of years makes. A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific…

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Clinton: No official email address at State

Hillary Clinton did not have a State Department email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a senior state department official said Monday, and…

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Artist: Lewinsky overshadows Clinton portrait

The painter whose portrait of former President Bill Clinton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery snuck a covert reference to Monica Lewinsky into it.


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U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC

Though U.S.-Israeli relations are under significant strain given the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress,…

Ben Carson

Carson launches exploratory committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson took his clearest step yet towards a presidential bid with the launch of an exploratory committee on Monday.

Terry Giles,…

John Boehner continuing Homeland Security drama

Boehner peering over DHS funding cliff's edge

John Boehner is facing his toughest week yet as speaker of the House of Representatives -- and that's saying a lot after a tumultuous four years of repeated…

Clinton 2013

Clinton to announce sooner rather than later

Hillary Clinton and her close circle of advisers, including many former campaign aides to President Barack Obama, are coalescing around a plan to start her…

Netanyahu 2013

Netanyahu regrets speech seen as political

Israeli Prime Minister said Tuesday he deeply regretted that his speech to the U.S. Congress was being seen as a political ploy, opening remarks in which…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wife Sarah

Obama attacks Netanyahu's credibility

The differences between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were on display Monday when the two offered dramatically divergent…

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White House lawn temporarily locked down

Three men were arrested and charged with unlawful entry between Sunday and Monday after crossing onto unauthorized grounds near the White House.

The Secret…

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Air Traffic Control vulnerable to hacking

Problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's cybersecurity is "threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the…

Jeb Bush in Detroit

Bush won't sign no-taxes pledge

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will not sign a pledge promising not to raise taxes, or any pledges from "lobbying groups," a spokeswoman said this weekend.

Barbara Mikulski

Longest serving female senator to retire

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving female senator in history, will retire at the end of her term.

Israeli leader seeks to bolster ties with Jordan

Poll: Nearly half of Americans disapprove of Netanyahu invite

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to make his case on Iran's nuclear abilities in a controversial speech to Congress on Tuesday, nearly…

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Opinion: Why the GOP Congress is a disgrace

Last November, the American people placed a great amount of trust in Republicans when they gave them complete control of Congress. Voters bought the illusion…

Zelizer: Republicans run down Obama's clock

It looks like the Republicans in Congress have failed again. House Republicans defeated a plan pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fund the…

Opinion: Bush must speak truth to GOP voters

When Jeb Bush spoke last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, the likely GOP presidential hopeful did better than…

Perry: On LAPD shooting, take a broader view

Over the weekend, Los Angeles Police Department officers shot a man known as "Africa." The killing was caught on video by bystanders as well as by currently…

Obeidallah: Did 'SNL' ISIS skit cross a line?

It's outrage time again.

This time it's over a "Saturday Night Live" commercial parody that aired over the weekend. The subject (take a deep breath and…

Opinion: Why I teach 'Star Trek' in my class

Around 2002, I was browsing in a used book store in Pittsburgh, and there it was: "The Ethics of Star Trek" by Judith Barad and Ed Robertson. Coincidentally,…

Carey: Fulfill George Washington's last wish

In 1796, in his final annual address to Congress, President George Washington called for the creation of:

"...a National University; and also a Military…

Treisman: Nemtsov's extraordinary life, death

Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader slain Friday night a stone's throw from the Kremlin, was a true original, one of the towering figures of his…

Anti-Jewish attacks in Europe: Perspective

Thirty years or so ago, the synagogue in Washington DC where I was attending Yom Kippur services received a bomb threat. As we evacuated the building, I was…

Gergen: Bibi vs. Barack -- time for a truce

It's time for leaders in Israel and the United States to call off their war of insults before they cause serious, lasting damage. Heading into Prime Minister…

Has Netanyahu gone too far?

In Washington's polarized political environment, support for Israel has been a rare area of bipartisan cooperation -- at least until now. Israeli Prime…

Brazile: In 2016, Hillary will run as a woman

After spending much of her 2008 campaign seemingly running away from the fact that she is a woman, Hillary Clinton is showing signs that 2016 is going to be a…

Opinion: Nemtsov killing: A chilling parallel?

In Moscow on February 27, 2015, a lone gunman killed Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and a powerful and charismatic opposition leader who stood…

Liu: What Star Trek taught me

I'm not one of those crazy Trekkies -- you know, those fanatics who go to Star Trek conventions and own all kinds of preciously cheesy Star Trek memorabilia.…

Aldrin: Leonard Nimoy, fellow space traveler

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, a fellow space traveler because he helped make the journey into the final frontier accessible to us…

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Netanyahu to speak to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of U.S. Congress Tuesday at the invitation of Speaker John Boehner. Netanyahu is…


Netanyahu appears before AIPAC

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday to talk about his country's national security.


Netanyahu: 'I appreciate Obama's actions'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is deeply grateful for everything President Obama has done for his country.

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