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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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Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex ban

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and…

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What will get done before Congress' recess?

Congress faces several big issues before beginning its August recess at the end of the week.

Michelle Obama, official portrait

First lady steps up political push

Michelle Obama is asking Democrats to get serious -- about voting in November's midterm elections.

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Sarah Palin to launch own news channel

Sarah Palin is again going rogue -- this time to the digital world, with the creation of her own online news channel.

Bullets, gun magazine

Judge rules against D.C. handgun ban

A federal judge ruled that Washington, D.C.'s ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

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Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a…

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Sonia Sotomayor sets kids upon Hillary Clinton

It was a mad dash to hug Hillary Clinton. Toward the end of an event Friday at the Bronx Children's Museum, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor set dozens of…

Rand Paul

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas…

Dan Pfeiffer

Senior Obama adviser on impeachment: 'I would not discount that possibility'

Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime aide and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told reporters Friday that recent talk of impeaching the President should not be…

Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan stars in husband's political ad

U.S. figure skating legend Michelle Kwan has been featured in endorsements for Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Campbell's Soup.

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Tentative deal reached to fund VA fixes

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system, aides to each of…

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Poll: Majority say no to impeachment, lawsuit

There's not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new…

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Report: 4 journalists detained in Iran

Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists, three of them American citizens, apparently detained in Iran this week, according to The Washington…

Obama and Central American leaders

Obama, Central American leaders meet on immigrant youth

Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of…

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Lawmaker mistakes US officials for representatives of India

Rep. Curt Clawson, a congressman for all of one month, made an embarrassing mistake this week when he confused two Obama administration officials with…

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Opinion

Granderson: America's body image screwed up

Robyn Lawley, an Australian plus-size model, is getting a cyber-standing ovation for posting unretouched and makeup-free photos of herself in protest against…

Hoover: GOP 'gets it' on gay marriage

The Republican Party's support for same-sex marriage is starting to grow. In the past 16 months, the number of GOP legislators supporting equal access to civil…

Satia: How WWI gave us drones

Drones are our latest Frankenstein's monster. But our preoccupation with their novelty -- with the ethical hazards of remote killing and the possible violation…

Zelizer: The truth about lame duck presidents

According to the conventional wisdom, lame duck presidents can't do very much. The popular image is that they are killing time, maybe grabbing a beer with the…

Cevallos: Pull up those saggy pants

A Florida town has banned people -- let's face it, young people -- from wearing saggy pants.

A councilwoman for Ocala pushed for passage of the law, but the…

Today's Germany and the memory of WWI

When the last surviving soldiers of the First World War -- British Tommies and French poilus alike -- died a few years ago, national newspapers in London and…

Costello: Ridiculous punishment for Ray Rice

My dad told me real men don't hit women.

He believed that because men were physically stronger and mentally tougher, men had the obligation to shield women…

Opinion: Botched executions must stop

On Wednesday, July 23, the State of Arizona executed Joseph Rudolph Wood in the fourth visibly bungled execution this year. The execution began at 1:52 p.m.…

Yang: We need Asian-American superheroes

Why did I fall in love with superheroes?

For me, it was all about the masks.

You see, growing up in the '70s, I learned early on that expecting to see someone…

Francona: Putin's real end game in Ukraine

CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reported Thursday that the U.S. intelligence community has information that Russian artillery is firing into eastern…

Teitel: After war's atrocity, who must pay?

It's well known that the decision to impose collective guilt on Germany at the end of the First World War was a fateful one. But even today, 100 years after…

Callan: Death penalty delays make it cruel?

The issue of whether the death penalty in America is administered in a cruel and unusual manner has jumped back into the headlines with botched lethal…

Motyl: Putin, just evil enough

Vice President Joe Biden recently confided a sensational bit of news to the New Yorker magazine: In a 2011 meeting with Vladimir Putin, he had actually told…

Opinion: 20 years on, Gaza drains me of hope

At age of 52, it might be too late to re-visit your beliefs and principles in order to change them.

When you see the regression from where we were, to the…

Sutter: 'Bring me your puppies!'

On Wednesday, I wrote a not-at-all controversial column on this website titled, "The argument for eating dog." The piece ran with a visual essay on CNN Photos…

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Beit Hanoun damage, Gaza

Hopes dim for a Mideast cease-fire

As the violence continues to rage in Gaza, hopes for a cease-fire are dimming.

US evacuates embassy in Libya

US embassy in Libya evacuated

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated about 150 personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

Putin on Victory Day Ukraine

Is Putin in panic mode? Some say yes

International powers are turning up the heat on Russian President Vladimir Putin, and some say he may be panicking.

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