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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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Paul McCartney

McCartney appeals to Scotland to stay in UK

Beatles star Paul McCartney became the latest high-profile figure to sign a letter calling on Scottish voters to choose to remain part of the United Kingdom in…

Bob McDonnell

Arguments wrap trial of former Gov. McDonnell

Closing arguments concluded Friday in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. The two are accused of conspiring to commit…

Rand Paul

Rand Paul defends remarks about Clinton

Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Kentucky Republican,…

Mitch McConnell walking in Capitol

Mitch McConnell's campaign manager steps down

A little more than two months before Election Day, Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, stepped down Friday, resigning amid a long-brewing…

Al Gore

5 U.S. leaders and words that tripped them up

Speaking off the cuff is always a bit of a tightrope act for the occupant of the nation's highest office, and even more so when it's in front of a room of…

Xi Jinping China

Xi Jinping: Following Deng Xiaoping

The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events…

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't…

Obama

Uproar over Obama's no Syria strategy comment

When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football. President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a…

Cold War spy John Walker

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies

John Walker Jr., a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S.…

Chris McDaniel

Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge

A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results.

George W Bush, Bill Clinton

Former Presidents Clinton, Bush to launch new initiative

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are going to join forces for a new initiative aimed at helping to give leaders better skills to solve…

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC

Chelsea Clinton, who joined NBC as a special correspondent in 2011, is stepping down from the news network.

James Foley with camera

Report: ISIS waterboarded captives

At least four ISIS hostages in Syria were waterboarded during their captivity, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the…

Mitch McConnell

McConnell: Shutdowns are a 'failed policy'

In his strongest words to date, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tried to quash talk that he would allow another government shutdown if he…

Sen Mary Landrieu

Questions raised about Mary Landrieu's residency

Republicans seized on a news report Tuesday that raised questions about whether one of the Democrats' most vulnerable senators up for re-election actually…

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Opinion

Bergen: Bin Laden raid's architect steps down

On Thursday in Tampa, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over a change of command ceremony during which Adm. William "Bill" McRaven handed over…

Opinion: Japan's PM scores another own goal

Here at an international gathering of Japan specialists currently underway in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the actions of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in…

Bergen: An American's gateway to jihad

On Wednesday, a propaganda video appeared on the Internet featuring Moner Abu-Salha, the U.S. citizen from Florida who died conducting a suicide bomb attack…

Stanley: What's behind sex abuse of 1,400

The publication of a report into child abuse in the northern town of Rotherham, England has shocked Britain to the core.

The report, by Professor Alexis Jay,…

Aron: How to make Putin back down

Unable either to win the war in Ukraine by proxy or to retreat from the conflict because of the enormous blow a defeat would deliver to his regime's legitimacy…

Opinion: Fog lifts to show Russia at war

The fog has been lifted. There is no serious doubt left that Russia is "now directly involved in the fighting" in Ukraine, as Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador…

Drexler: Why did Angie and Brad bother?

You might have heard: Brad and Angelina secretly tied the knot at last. A spokesperson for the couple announced that the pair wed privately in a…

O'Mara: Reconsider cops' 'deadly force'

Several recent high-profile cases involving cops who have shot civilians have acquainted us with the nuances of self-defense, deadly force and the standard of…

Parini: Here's an idea: Get rid of guns

The gun outrages continue, the latest the shooting of a gun instructor in Arizona by a 9-year-old girl who was taken to the range by her parents so she could…

Barkley: How for-profit colleges rip you off

There are promising signs that the Department of Education and the Department of Justice might be getting serious about holding for-profit colleges accountable…

Snider: Why teens walk around like zombies

The American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation to start middle and high schools no earlier than 8:30 a.m. is a turning point in the decades-old battle…

Frelick:Why ISIS immune to 'naming, shaming'

We who work to promote human rights operate in the realm of treaties, rule of law, and state responsibility.

These are benchmarks of accountability that…

Gingrich: What would Reagan do?

Instead of criticizing President Barack Obama's lack of an effective national security policy as the terrorist threat of ISIS grows in Syria and Iraq, it…

Can the U.S. afford another $3 trillion war?

After piling up trillions of dollars of war debt during the last decade, America seemed to be on the brink of a new era -- ready to shut off the…

Bergen: When Americans leave for jihad

Douglas McAuthur McCain grew up in the Minneapolis area. Aged 33, he died more than 6,000 miles to the east of his birthplace, fighting in Syria for ISIS, the…

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Gillibrand faces sexist comments

Male senator to female colleague: 'I like my girls chubby'

In her new book, Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand of New York discusses what it's like to be a woman in politics -- including sexism from some of her male…

No strategy yet Obama

Obama: No ISIS strategy yet

President Barack Obama said that he is soliciting "a range of options" about what the United States could do to go after ISIS in Syria.

Lady Al-Qaeda

Who is 'Lady Al-Qaeda?'

Find out more about the woman known as "Lady Al-Qaeda," whom ISIS wanted to excahnge for James Foley.

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