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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: 'No sympathy' for violence in Ferguson

President Barack Obama said he has "no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities," urging protesters in Ferguson to avoid a second night of violence…

Obama Ferguson comments

Obama rebuffs immigration hecklers

President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to…

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

Obama urges peace after Ferguson decision

President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who…

Obama, Hagel resignation

Defense secretary leaving

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.

Hagel,…

President Obama speaks to Urban League

Obama's balancing act on race

President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate…

Joe Lieberman

Cruz floats Lieberman to replace Hagel

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is floating an unexpected option to take over for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat…

Rand Paul

Japanese lawmakers slam Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul is receiving blowback from some of his Japanese-American colleagues after using World War II Japanese internment camps to describe what happens…

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DNC 2016: New York, Philadelphia or Columbus

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia and New York are the finalists to host the 2016 presidential nominating…

SEN LINDSEY GRAHAM

McCain encourages Graham to run for president

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for President.

"I think he is looking…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas readies challenge to immigration plan

Incoming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he expects to legally challenge President Barack Obama's new immigration action "in the next two weeks."

Abbott,…

Hillary Clinton

Clinton has a 49-point lead in New Hampshire

Sixty-two percent of Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire say that if the primary were held today, Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive favorite for the…

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Obama on 2016: Americans want 'new car smell'

After taking responsibility for his party's sweeping defeat in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama now says that he is aware that his brand has lost…

Rudy Giuliani file

Giuliani: Ferguson a 'significant exception'

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white police…

Lindsey Graham

Is the GOP presidential field growing by two?

Add two more to what's the possibly largest club in Washington: Republicans who might seek their party's 2016 nomination.

Obama prepares for immigration speech

Skit: Obama dumps 'Schoolhouse Rock' Bill

You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to reach the Capitol building in Washington, so just imagine what the tumble down is like.

Or, just ask "Schoolhouse Rock"…

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Opinion

Foubert: At UVA a culture of rape tolerance?

The nation's colleges have a serious rape problem. Five percent of college women experience rape or attempted rape every year on campus. Most universities are…

Granderson: America, we have a problem

A frail, elderly black man holding a thick, leather-bound Bible stood on the curb within earshot of Ferguson police. The cloud of tear gas that had recently…

Simon: DNA testing could save man's life

If all goes as planned, the state of Texas will soon execute Rodney Reed for murdering Stacey Stites 18 years ago in the city of Georgetown. The only hitch in…

Simmons: I feel torn about Ferguson verdict

I dreaded the Ferguson grand jury response for weeks. Not simply because I knew it was likely to lead to more heartache and unrest for the black community --…

Toobin: Why announcing at night was clueless

The grand jury has made its decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri. But another verdict…

Reyes: Ferguson's message to minorities

A little over two days. That's how long the grand jury deliberated before deciding not to bring an indictment against Darren Wilson, the police officer who…

Smithhisler: Punish rapists, not fraternities

The University of Virginia has suspended all fraternity activities until January 2015 while authorities investigate allegations of sexual assault made against…

Opinion: Diplomatic insanity over Iran talks

A quip often attributed to Albert Einstein defines insanity as conducting the same actions repeatedly but expecting different results each time. By that…

Rothkopf: Hagel exit not shake-up Obama needs

Few will long lament the departure of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. He was a weak choice for the job, seen as a comfortable one for President Barack Obama…

Opinion: What Iran talks mean for ISIS fight

Washington and Tehran didn't reach the final nuclear deal they were striving for, but the short-term extension of talks announced Monday should help ensure…

Yang: Harvard lawsuit is not what it seems

Recently, an organization called Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Harvard University, alleging that its admissions practices violate…

Ghitis: Huge Nicaragua canal a win for China?

When plans were announced to build a giant new transoceanic canal across Nicaragua, the young Hong Kong businessman leading the project acknowledged the…

Zelizer: The new President Obama

Is there a new President Obama?

Since the devastating defeat of his party in the midterm elections, Obama has seemed to be more determined than ever to move…

Where will jihadis stripped of passports go?

Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, has declared that when dealing with would-be "terrorist fighters," he believes it should be easier to confiscate…

Gingrich: President Obama's Gruber speech

President Barack Obama's speech Thursday night was technically a fine speech. It sounded good. It was rhetorically impressive. Its problem -- or perhaps to the…

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GOP immigration backlash

GOP backlash over Obama immigration action

President Barack Obama is out trying to sell his new immigration message, but Republicans insist he's gone too far. 

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