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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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Donald Trump bashes 'SNL' on Twitter after sketch about him tweeting too much

President-elect Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to criticize "Saturday Night Live," this time slamming the show over a sketch about him…

EU flags, European Union flags

How populism could shake up Europe

Energized by President-elect Donald Trump's victory, Europe's populist movements are on the cusp of sweeping far-right, nationalist and euroskeptic parties…

Ash Carter at Pentagon

Ash Carter signals support for Mattis

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Saturday sounded support for retired Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be his successor, but at…

Tsai Ing-wen president of Taiwan

China lodges complaint over Trump-Taiwan call

China's foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump…

Donald Trump thank you tour

Joint Chiefs prep military strategy plans for Trump and top commanders

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are finalizing a classified military strategy they plan to present to President-elect Donald Trump detailing the military challenges…

Phil Duterte

Duterte: Trump says Philippines tackling drug problem 'the right way'

President-elect Donald Trump told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he is going about his controversial fight against drugs "the right way," Duterte…

KT McFarland

Trump deputy national security pick scrubs herself from Internet

KT McFarland, Donald Trump's pick to be his deputy national security adviser, has taken down her website, Twitter account, and public Facebook account.


Stephen A. Smith

ESPN host slams Kaepernick for not voting

ESPN and Sirius-XM commentator Stephen A. Smith told CNN's Michael Smerconish Saturday that quarterback Colin Kapernick's decision to publicly reveal that he…

Campaign post mortem

Insults fly when Trump, Clinton aides meet

Four weeks after the election, tensions between top operatives at the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns erupted during a Harvard Kennedy School…

Kellyanne Conway, Nov 27

Conway: 'Biggest piece of fake news' was idea Trump can't win

The campaign managers for both major presidential nominees decried Thursday the role fake news played in the 2016 election, though Donald Trump's manager…

Ge. 'Mad Dog' Mattis

Meet the 'Mad Dog' Donald Trump wants to lead the Pentagon

The next possible US secretary of defense went by the military call sign "Chaos."

Sarah Palin during VP debate

Palin slams Carrier deal as 'crony capitalism'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- an early supporter of Donald Trump who is under consideration to serve in his Cabinet -- is criticizing the use of subsidies…


Clinton staffer may seek office in Va.

Adam Parkhomenko, a staffer for both of Hillary Clinton's presidential bids, is looking at running for office himself, seeking Virginia's lieutenant…

Donald Trump Betsy DeVos

Trump's choice for education secretary raises questions

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos and her husband are major political power brokers in their home state of Michigan.

Nawaz Sharif

Trump reportedly praises Pakistan's PM

It's a case of he said, he said between two of the world's most powerful men.

We know that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President-elect Donald…

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Opinion: Was Castro David or Goliath?

Back in 1959, Fidel Castro departed Santiago de Cuba in a victorious caravan across his country to Havana. Almost six decades later, his remains were carried…

Opinion: 10 minutes that could change US-China history

The 10-minute conversation between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was a major break in the accepted protocol -- something…

Why Trump risks reigniting Asia's most dangerous flashpoint

US President-elect Donald Trump shocked many by his admission on Twitter that he had talked to Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen.

The telephone exchange between…

Opinion: Inside the mind of 'Mad Dog' Mattis

In picking Gen. Jim Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his "Gen. George Patton." Yet that label may not really capture…

Opinion: US must not overlook North Korea threat

North Korea's 32-year-old leader is often mocked online, on TV shows and in movies, but it is believed Kim Jong Un could have 50 to 100 nuclear weapons by 2020…

Opinion: Boss Trump in action

At the first stop on a victory tour that evoked his chaotic campaign, President-elect Donald Trump said, "We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our…

Penn Jillette: Why we burned the flag for freedom

At the beginning of this century, Teller and I made a TV show in which we traveled around the world watching street magicians. These weren't conjurers who…

Opinion: America and the boiling frog

For years, democracy's spread seemed unstoppable as many of those who lived under Cold War dictatorships managed to break the shackles of military rule.


Together, Trump and Putin can undo years of terrible foreign policy

His shoes won't touch White House carpet until January, but already the world is in dire need of Donald Trump's style of diplomacy, as Libya is about to equal…

Why I (still) want to run for office

Before the 2016 Election, I was excited at the prospect of Hillary Clinton making history as our first woman President. She wasn't my first pick, initially,…

Opinion: Trump will continue to rewrite the rules

In Cincinnati, Donald Trump said that others were comparing him to Andrew Jackson. Nearly two centuries ago, however, that same Andrew Jackson acknowledged…

Borger: When a President-elect picked a Romney for his cabinet

A President-elect stuns the political world by picking his onetime archenemy to become a member of his Cabinet. The two men had been public rivals, and the new…

First Brexit, then Trump, now Italy faces political shockwave

The world as we know it could come to an end this Sunday. Or it could be just another day. It depends on whom you talk to.

This weekend, Italians go to the…

North Korea sanctions: Futile, counterproductive and dangerous

If you have a sense of deja vu reading headlines about new UN sanctions on North Korea as punishment for a nuclear test, that's because you literally have…

Opinion: How not to raise bullies in Trump era

For 23 years I have worked to combat bullying in our country's schools, and for every one of those years I've had to acknowledge to young people the hypocrisy…

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Ahead: Austria's presidential election

CNN's Atika Shubert takes a look ahead to Sunday's re-run of the presidential election second round vote in Austria, which could result in the first far-right…

Trump walks through Carrier factory

President-elect Donald Trump continues 'thank you' tour

President-elect Donald Trump doubles down on past campaign promises, appoints Ret. Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense and visited a Carrier factory on…

Trump thanking Ohio

Trump in Ohio: There should be consequence for burning the flag

Donald Trump kicked off his thank you tour Thursday night in Ohio.

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