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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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Who actually benefits from Obama's 'Middle Class Economics'?

President Obama says he's all about the middle class. But a Tax Policy Center fellow says many in the middle class won't benefit from Obama's proposal.

Mike Pence

Mike Pence's very bad week

It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead…

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Obama, Dalai Lama to attend prayer breakfast

President Barack Obama will appear at a public event next week that the Dalai Lama is also attending, a move that is likely to anger Chinese officials.


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Gaps in GOP field present opening for Walker

Scott Walker says he sees "gaps" in the potential Republican presidential field for 2016. But is he the candidate best positioned to fill them?

On one side you…

Chris Kyle

Texas sets aside Chris Kyle Day

Texas is setting aside Monday to honor Chris Kyle, the U.S. Navy SEAL marksman depicted in the film "American Sniper."

Kyle became a legend in military circles…

Chuck Hagel interview

Hagel: Gitmo transfers source of friction

White House officials pressured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to increase the pace of detainee transfers from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, the…

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Romney not running in 2016

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not make a third run for president, he told supporters on a Friday morning call, saying he believes it's "best to…

White House drone

Drone maker: Malfunction 'highly unlikely'

The owner of a small drone that crashed at the White House earlier this week is blaming technical problems with the DJI Phantom quadcopter for the apparent…

John Kerry

Kerry fined for unshoveled sidewalk

Like everyone else, Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make sure the sidewalk around his home gets shoveled.

Bowe Bergdahl release

Pentagon: Bergdahl detainee returned to fight

The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl…

Obama sequestration remarks

Obama unveils new medical research initiative

President Barack Obama on Friday announced the details of his "Precision Medicine Initiative," a proposal aimed at pushing the U.S. to the forefront of cutting…


Kerry fined for not shoveling snow from sidewalk

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined for not clearing snow from the sidewalk by his house.

Santorum speaks to followers

Santorum staffing up in South Carolina

Rick Santorum is expanding his nonprofit to the all-important early primary state of South Carolina, a move that's certain to heighten speculation over his…

Obama, D-Day 70th anniversary

Sequester that everyone hates is hard to replace

There's one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: It's time to get rid of the forced spending cuts known in Washington as the sequester.

But reaching a…

Lindsey Graham presidential run

Graham: 'I'm tired of just complaining'

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is testing the waters on a presidential run because he is sick of hearing himself complain.

"I complain a lot and also have some…

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John Berman: Rooting for Patriots after all

I am all in.

Go Patriots.

Win. By a lot.

Some of you who follow this space will know I have had a somewhat tortured two weeks reconciling my genetic…

Opinion: Time for honest debate about Islam

Just a month into the year, and already the role of extremism in the Islamic faith has been at the center of heated debate. But while the attack on the office…

Jones: Roger Goodell, start respecting women

Roger Goodell has made a lot of noise lately telling the world how much the NFL has changed when it comes to respecting women. The commissioner tells us he…

Steiner: The Super Bowl ad you must watch

Of the slew of expensive ads streaming into our living rooms courtesy of this Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX, there's one commercial that I hope all 100 million…

Super Bowl food

Will Soylent solve our food problems?

Statistically speaking, the end of January is where New Year's resolutions go to die. According to a study by the University of Scranton published last year in…

Zelizer: Please don't politicize 'Selma'

The unfortunate part of any public debate about politics these days is that it almost inevitably turns polemical. This has certainly been the case with the…

Opinion: Rubio winner from Romney decision

Marco is having a moment.

As in Marco Rubio, the 43-year-old senator from Florida, who seems to be experiencing a resurgence in popularity among fellow…

Dems lose their favorite candidate: Romney

Here we won't go again.

No Mitt Romney 3.0. No "third time's a charm." No invoking Ronald Reagan's two failed presidential campaigns.

No 47%, car elevators or…

Opinion: Latina princess shows changing U.S.

It matters that Disney has chosen to make its newest princess Hispanic.

Princess Elena of Avalor, who will debut next year on Disney Junior's "Sofia the First,…

LZ: Why we love Shondaland

"Why is your penis on a dead girl's phone?"

If you have no idea what I'm talking about then chances are you don't know who Annalise Keating is. And if you…

Rand Paul: How feds can violate your rights

There are many reasons why the Internal Revenue Service is perhaps the least-loved agency in America -- a tax code so complex that it seems like you need an…

Opinion: Should U.S. pay ransoms?

The terrible ordeal facing the Japanese and Jordanian governments in the wake of ISIS threats to execute a captured Jordanian pilot and a second Japanese…

Opinion: Perfect security? No such thing

I know how to have a perfectly safe Super Bowl -- don't have a Super Bowl. Because the reality is that perfect security is simply not attainable. But refusing…

Tran: Unvaccinated? Don't come near my kids

Whooping cough commonly kills newborns but can be prevented through vaccination and avoiding infected individuals. Measles, which made the headlines recently…

Borger: Have Republicans wised up about 2016?

Something important happened this week in the 2016 GOP primary contest. (Yes, as we say at CNN, it's really "Happening Now.") In case you're not glued to the…

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Chuck Hagel interview

Hagel and the White House

In an interview with CNN, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reveals tension in his relationship with the White House over Guantanamo Bay detainee transfers.

Mitt Romney

Audio: Romney not running for president

On a conference call with reporters, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney says he will not be running for president in 2016.

Drone over DC

Report: WH drone operator was drinking

There are new allegations against the operator of a drone that crashed on the White House grounds.

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