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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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Barack Obama August news conference

Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

Recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that the Affordable Care Act will cost about $5 billion less to implement in 2014 than originally…

Hillary Clinton

Undocumented immigrant describes her 'glass ceiling' to Clinton

When Nova Bajamonti walked into to the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York on Thursday, she knew the day would be different. Hillary Clinton, an inspiration…

Cliven Bundy

What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada ranch to protest what they see as…

Ukraine protests 2

House lawmakers push back on Ukraine aid

The White House is not going far enough in sending aid to Ukraine, say top Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee in a letter to…

Harry Reid as shutdown pressure grows

Nevada senators face off over militia groups

In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups…

Keystone XL pipeline

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline report -- a move that could…

Capitol

Memo says GOP competitive in 5 more Senate races

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a group tasked with getting Republicans elected to the Senate, believes Republicans have expanded the 2014…

Amy Kremer

Amy Kremer to resign from Tea Party Express

Amy Kremer, the Tea Party Express chairman who's played a major role in elections for the past five years, is resigning.

"This has been a really difficult…

Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices

Clinton memoir gets a title: "Hard Choices"

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's much anticipated next memoir will be titled "Hard Choices," the book's publisher announced Friday.

The memoir will…

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.

The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state…

Obama, 7-19-2013

Obama would cut deficits by another $1 trillion

The official nonpartisan take on President Barack Obama's 2015 budget proposal is in: He would curb deficits even more than today's policies.

Beau and Joe Biden

Beau Biden plans to run for governor in Delaware

Beau Biden said Thursday he won't seek re-election this year as Delaware attorney general and plans instead to run for governor in 2016.

Obama, Biden

'Guys' trip' raises questions about Obama's '16 choice

The selfie. The "guys' trip." An endorsement? Not quite.

Chris Christie on Election Day

Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans

A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against…

Obama, Biden selfie

'Pals': Biden, Obama make selfie time

Let the selfies continue. Vice President Joe Biden posted his first selfie late Wednesday, hours after launching his Instagram account.

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Opinion

Barcott: Celebrating 4/20: Tale of two cities

Through a bit of calendrical coincidence, Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20. That's unfortunate because April 20 has become, through no fault of its…

Bell: A galaxy full of Earths?

The amazing discoveries from NASA's Kepler planet-hunting space telescope keep rolling in. The latest, announced this week by astronomers, is the discovery of…

Parini: Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

As Easter comes into view, the thoughts of billions of Christians turn to Jerusalem, to a sacred weekend that includes the crucifixion and resurrection of…

Allison: Ukraine conflict could draw in U.S.

Despite the ray of good news in Thursday's Geneva agreement on steps to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, President Obama was right to sound a note of…

Sutter: Oh no! Sandshrew is missing!

Bad news, guys: The pangolin we adopted is missing.

You may recall a vote I held online recently -- asking readers to suggest new names for pangolin P26, who…

Wildavsky: How much are undergrads learning?

If you want to know how U.S. schoolchildren are performing, you don't have to look far: A wealth of information is available, thanks to the National Assessment…

Koyama: We need federal, not state, gun rules

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million of his own money to build a state-by-state grass-roots network focused on stemming the tide…

Hammond: Bloomberg too late on anti-gun push

Like a 3-year-old who thinks he's just discovered the wheel, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is reveling over his startling new gun control tool: the grass roots…

Salvage official on the search for Flight 370

The wreckage of Malaysia Flight 370 has yet to be found, and the world has been riveted as search operations attempt to pinpoint the aircraft wreckage on the…

Bloomberg: I'm coming after NRA

A year ago on Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have helped fix our nation's gun laws by requiring background checks on all purchases…

Navarrette: Race problem isn't just the GOP

There are two groups of Republicans: Those who pander to nativists by encouraging anti-Latino prejudice and exploiting the fear and anxiety that come from…

Drexler: Earn less to land a husband?

Despite the fact that Republicans recently voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act (for the third time), no one dares to argue in favor of gender-based salary…

Soronen: We abandon thousands of kids a year

In 2012 in the United States, 23,439 children in foster care turned 18 and were "emancipated" or "aged out." In simple terms, most of them were put out into…

Opinion: Is Ukraine about to go nuclear again?

As tensions escalate on the eastern border of Ukraine, President Barack Obama has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government "to cease all…

West: Why would a mother kill her babies?

In 2001, the nation watched as Andrea Yates, by all accounts a loving mother, was arrested in the killings of her five children after drowning them in a…

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Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

Bill and Hillary Clinton have been dropping hints that they want to be grandparents for years. On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton announced her parents are getting…

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky.

Abortion rights, anti-abortion supporters

Obama, Biden make jobs announcement

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

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