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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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New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Christie

Chris Christie's struggling presidential campaign got a much-needed boost Saturday night when the influential New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed the New…

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NSA ends bulk phone data collection

The U.S. intelligence community on Sunday will cease its bulk collection of telephone metadata.

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Donald Trump campaign stop features actual elephant

While the Donald Trump campaign has been called a circus in the past, this Saturday might have been the only time an actual elephant was on the scene.

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Ben Carson in Jordan: 'Great human tragedy'

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson explained his surprise trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan because he said he wanted "to come to see with my…

President Obama 11.28.15 Small Business Saturday

The Obamas reveal holiday reading list

As has become a post-holiday tradition, the Obama family visited a local bookstore in Washington to celebrate Small Business Saturday, an American shopping…

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shootings

Shootings draw some calls for gun control

The killings outside a Planned Parenthood in Colorado drew a smattering of calls for gun control from prominent Democrats.

President Barack Obama

Obama on Colorado: 'Enough is enough'

Responding to another high-profile episode of gun violence, President Barack Obama told the American people on Saturday that "we have to do something about the…

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Political Prediction Market: Cruz closes on Trump

Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner in opinion polls, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has seen a surge on CNN's Political Prediction Market, and is now seen by…

Trump Fort Dodge

Black religious leaders criticize Trump backers

More than 100 black religious leaders asked the black pastors reportedly backing Donald Trump to consider his past rhetoric and behavior before announcing…

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10 groups Donald Trump offended this fall

Since its launch earlier this year, Donald Trump's campaign has been peppered with controversy about his habit of accidentally -- or at times quite…

NY Times reporter Serge Kovaleski

Reporter challenges Trump's denial of recognition

Donald Trump says he doesn't remember the reporter whose disability he is accused of mocking, but the reporter says that they had been "on a first-name basis…

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Trump faces challenge on NH eligibility

A complaint alleging Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is not eligible to be on the New Hampshire primary ballot was dismissed Tuesday.


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2016 candidates buy in on #BlackFriday

In the heat of the presidential primaries, when every dollar counts, Black Friday deals aren't just for retailers.

On the biggest shopping weekend of the year,…

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Donald Trump denies mocking reporter's disability

The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump appeared to mock one of its reporters who has a physical disability, but the candidate denied Thursday that he…

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White House fence jumper detained

A man is in custody after jumping over a White House fence while the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving, officials said.

Joseph Caputo scaled a…

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Sutter: Climate change is a form of terror

Four months and 1,300 miles ago, Erlend Moster Knudsen started running. Starting line: Arctic Norway. Destination: a U.N. climate change summit in Paris.

I met…

Reporting from the front lines of Syrian war

Getting into Syria is not easy. Journalists used to be able to show their passport to the Turkish customs official at the Syrian border and cross officially,…

Opinion: Why climate deal is everyone's business

As governments from more than 190 countries descend on Paris next week to negotiate a new climate change agreement, they will have to consider both scientific…

Hill: Racism is so deeply embedded in us

Over past 15 months, Americans have paid considerably greater attention to issues of race and criminal justice. This attention will only intensify with the…

Opinion: Russia will want to make Turkey pay

The shooting down of a Russian jet that Turkey says violated its airspace near the Syrian border has further ratcheted up tensions between the two countries.…

Opinion: Change Native American Heritage Day

Black Friday. It's a de facto commercial holiday when millions of Americans stand in line for hours on end outside chain stores, often in bone-chilling…

Opinion: Shop smart this holiday season

The winter holiday season is upon us, which means many things.

It means around-the-clock holiday music, blinking lights and decorations, and presents. If…

Kaiser: 'Trumbo' shows us truth of the 1950s

"Trumbo," the new feature film about the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and the rest of the "Hollywood Ten," is the must-see holiday movie for anyone…

Tell us why #2degrees is too much

We've all heard what will happen around the world if climate change isn't limited to 2 degrees Celsius. Island nations could be submerged, weather could get…

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Why Adele speaks to you

As you read this, the numbers cited below are changing at such a spectacular rate that the recording industry is pinching itself to see if it's dreaming ...…

Stern: On Thanksgiving, think of the refugees

Thanksgiving is usually the time I try to figure out how to cook the best turkey, make great pumpkin pies and figure out how many more people -- that friend of…

Opinion: How you can fix climate change

When National Geographic first sent some of the world's best photographers and mapmakers on assignment more than 125 years ago, we didn't set to capture the…

Opinion: What whites don't know about racism

There's an old saying that it's hard to know what you don't know, the premise being that when you're ignorant about something, you aren't likely to realize…

Hewitt: Voters seek security in scary world

"Is it all about Donald Trump?" I asked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the morning of Thanksgiving Eve.

"It is about leadership skills," the former…

Opinion: Hollande is a man on a mission

France is America's oldest ally. It has also gained a reputation as America's most difficult ally.

Yet after French President François Hollande and U.S.…

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Paris prepares for climate change meeting

World leaders will meet Monday to try to iron out a new global agreement on climate change. But the meeting in Paris comes a little over two weeks after the…

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence

Charges are pending after a man jumped over a White House fence Thursday afternoon. It happened as the president and the first family was inside the white…

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