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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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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

Source: CDC breach 'final straw' for Pierson

There had been "growing concern" about former U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's leadership in the two weeks since a man with a knife managed to…

Jeb Bush

George W. Bush: I think Jeb wants to be president

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he thinks his brother Jeb Bush wants to be president.


Obama spotlights economy in midterm message

President Barack Obama launches a midterm election effort Thursday designed to convince voters of a vigorous economic recovery that a majority still doubts.


Secret Service officer in front of White House

Security lapses lead to shakeup at top of Secret Service

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on…

Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

Who is Julia Pierson?

Julia Pierson became the first female director of the U.S. Secret Service in March 2013, tapped to change the culture of an agency that was then marred by a…

Boston Herald apologizes for Obama cartoon

The Boston Herald and its cartoonist apologized Wednesday for a cartoon that quickly drew criticism on social media for being racist.

A satire on the recent…

People wait for NYC Subway

The great American freakout

Late Thursday morning, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a group of reporters in New York that his country had uncovered a plot by ISIS sympathizers…

Omar Gonzalez

Accused WH fence jumper pleads not guilty

The man who allegedly jumped a White House fence last month and breached the mansion's doors pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

White House fence jumper

Secret Service vague with details to court

The U.S. Secret Service offered only vague information in its first criminal filing in federal court about how deep accused fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez entered…


Strange Vine alert: Congressman does karate

For all of you waiting to see a 77-year-old congressman in a skin-tight track suit show off his martial arts skills, here's your chance.

Barack Obama

Armed contractor shared elevator with Obama

Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that broke hours after Julia Pierson's…

Secret Service police car

Can the Secret Service actually change?

Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service after a string of other blunders in recent years.

Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

Secret Service director: WH breach 'unacceptable'

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a…


House Dems want NY Fed hearings, too

Three Democratic members of Congress joined their Senate colleagues in calling for a probe of Wall Street regulators.

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

Will Mitt Romney take the plunge again?

Two sources inside Mitt Romney's inner circle tell CNN that while Romney isn't planning a presidential bid, he's listening to a lot of people who want him to…

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Liu: Can America handle the truth?

Let's say you're on a job hunt and you've talked with people at two different companies.

At one, the leaders are bombastic, always proclaiming themselves…

Opinion: Turkish military won't defeat ISIS

Amid the current tension along the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey has seemingly surrendered its initial reluctance to take a more proactive stance against the…

Opinion: Hong Kong's majority held hostage

Hong Kong is at the threshold of a revolution.

No, I am not referring to the movement colorfully dubbed the "Umbrella Revolution" by the international…

Downey: Why Kansas City is making noise

Let me bring you up to date in Kansas City:

The home football team pulverized the New England Patriots on national television Monday night, its crowd making so…

Writers: How Ebola and ISIS are alike

Over the past several months, about 3,100 people have died from Ebola infection in western Africa. Now, we have a confirmed case of Ebola in the United States,…

Schwartz: A law requiring 'yes' for sex?

California, in an honest attempt to clarify communication about sexual consent in colleges and universities, has created just another way we can misunderstand…

Vox: Ebola reaches U.S.: A tragedy of errors

Running at full speed since the summer, a lab with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testing blood samples collected by American hospitals on…

Bergen: An Afghan miracle

Yep. You read the headline right.

We are so used to the constant flow of bad news from much of the Muslim world that it's hard to get your head around the good…

Steve Israel: Legacy GOP wants you to forget

Across America, middle-class families are wondering how they'll send their kids to college, pay their mortgages and still manage to save enough for retirement…

Opinion: What will Khodorkovsky do next?

After a decade in prison you look at time differently, says Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The former Russian oligarch, whom President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly…

Brazile: Let them vote!

As a longtime political operative, I know firsthand how a vote here or a vote there can make a huge difference in a close election. And as Vice President Al…

Opinion: U.S. too slow to embrace freedom

Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators are but the latest freedom group to be abandoned by the Obama administration.

The pattern was set in President Barack…

Zelizer: What Jimmy Carter did right

Today is the 90th birthday of former President Jimmy Carter.

Born on October 1, 1924, the Georgian has lived a political life that is filled with controversy…

Sutter: Half of nature is still here! Yay?

In case you've avoided reading what may be the more depressing reports in the history of the natural world, the awful take-away is basically this: Half the…

Moore: The trouble with y'all moving to Texas

There is a great, geologic break in the land that runs almost the length of Texas from around Fort Worth to just west of San Antonio. Known as the Balcones…

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Pierson resigns

Secret Service director resigns

In the wake of stunning security lapses, and the day after a grilling on Capitol Hill, the head of the U.S. Secret Service announces her resignation.

Julia Pierson, Secret Service director

Lawmakers rip Secret Service director

Lawmakers ripped Secret Service Director Julia Pierson at a congressional hearing on the recent White House security breach.

Omar Gonzales, White House fence jumping suspect

White House intruder was tackled in East Room

Whistleblowers have revealed the man who jumped a fence and got into the White House earlier this month made it all the way through the East Room.

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