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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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Huckabee: 2016 announcement coming May 5

After teasing reporters earlier Friday that he was set to reveal his presidential ambitions for 2016, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee went on Fox News to…

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White House names new social secretary

Deesha Dyer, a former hip-hop writer who started out at the White House as an intern in her 30s, has been named as the new White House social secretary.

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Jeb loosens up on the New Hampshire trail

Jeb Bush, in shirt-sleeves and khakis, rolled up to a picturesque cabin Thursday night in Concord with red walls, white shutters and that formerly served as a…

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IBM warns Louisiana over 'religious freedom' bill

IBM has sent a letter to the governor of Louisiana warning that a pending religious freedom bill would create a hostile environment for the tech company's…

Brian Klawiter

Car repair shop welcomes gun owners, not gays

A Michigan car repair shop owner says openly gay people are not welcome at his business. And gun owners are.

Brian Klawiter owns Dieseltec shop in…

President addresses Congress

Is Congress sabotaging Iran nuclear deal?

US lawmakers weren't sitting at the table with Iran during the nuclear negotiations in Switzerland. But they were certainly the elephant in the room.


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Lawmakers clear path for Obama's trade deal

The top lawmakers on the House and Senate's tax-writing committees struck a deal Thursday on a measure that would grease the wheels for President Barack Obama…

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Clinton takes aim at hedge fund managers

Hillary Clinton's got a problem with hedge fund managers -- or at least with the way they're taxed.

The expected frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic…

John Kasich

Ohio's John Kasich moves closer to 2016 bid

Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is inching closer to a presidential bid as his supporters prepare to launch an organization that can raise unlimited funds…

Bill Shuster

GOP congressman dating lobbyist

Congressman Bill Shuster is in a "private and personal relationship" with a lobbyist who works to influence the House panel that Shuster leads, the…

Bernie Sanders 2016

Sanders: 2016 decision coming 'shortly'

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he'll decide whether to run for president "very shortly, within a couple of weeks" in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on…

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Jeb Bush eschews political dynasty talk

Jeb Bush joked he's not angling to run for president to set any historical records for presidential lineage.

"I have to prove that I'm not running for…

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Bush unimpressed with Clinton's stop at Chipotle

Jeb Bush on Thursday made took a swipe at Hillary Clinton's high-profile visit to Chipotle last week, saying he cooks his own Mexican food at home, just like…

Loretta Lynch hearing

Senators closer to deal setting up Lynch vote

After a long delay that has infuriated her supporters, a bipartisan group of senators is narrowing in on an agreement that would soon lead to a vote on…

Rick Perry speaks at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits on April 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Perry hits 2016 GOP hopefuls over experience

Rick Perry is trying to make it clear that the next Republican presidential nominee needs to be a governor, not a first-term senator like the three candidates…

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Opinion: Stand up for the national interest

Withstanding intense pressure from anti-trade "progressives'' -- an oxymoron if ever there was one -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, has struck a deal with…

Oklahoma City bombing, 20 years later

Twenty years ago, on April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a massive truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The attack killed…

Who's worse: ESPN's Britt McHenry, or us?

ESPN's Britt McHenry this week found herself in the news, rather than reporting on it, after a video surfaced showing her berating and belittling an employee…

Pease: Hillary's sneakily brilliant launch

This week, Hillary Clinton surprised the world yet again --- not with the official launch of her campaign but for the unconventional way she did it. She sure…

Opinion: Congress should rethink syringe issue

If someone told you that your city had started a program providing clean needles to injecting drug users, would that make you want to start injecting drugs…

Does more money make you happier at work?

It's not every day that a CEO voluntarily slashes his salary by 90% after reading an academic article.

Yet in the case of Dan Price, founder of Gravity…

Lombard: Are travel selfies narcissistic?

With spring breaks concluding or starting -- depending on where you live in the world -- everyone seems to be taking travel photos. No longer are these photos…

Ghitis: What jihadis plan for women

There is a special kind of hell reserved for the women who fall into the clutches of today's Jihadi fighters.

We are all familiar with the brutality of ISIS,…

Opinion: Who enables spring break rapes?

The viral video of an alleged gang rape in Panama City Beach, Florida, during spring break has everyone talking about the apparent crassness of onlookers who…

Opinion: Why we're obsessed with happiness

As humans, we're consumed by questions of happiness. We have been at least since we started writing literature, about 5,000 years ago.

As individuals, we…

Opinion: Why water is key to beating poverty

Extreme poverty is one of humanity's grave injustices. Across the world, more than 1 billion people live on less than $1.50 a day for all their needs -- food,…

Opinion: Could your plane be hacked?

Imagine this: A terrorist hacks into a commercial airplane from the ground, takes over the controls from the pilots and flies the plane into the ground. It…

Opinion: The shame of Aaron Hernandez

We want our killers to be kind. To walk into court and show remorse, tell us that they are really nice people who only did it because they feared for their…

Gupta: Time for medical marijuana revolution

I see signs of a revolution everywhere.

I see it in the op-ed pages of the newspapers, and on the state ballots in nearly half the country. I see it in…

Opinion: Can Hillary Clinton win over men?

It's clear from Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout -- a video announcement/campaign ad/short film that debuted Sunday afternoon -- that she will make women and…

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Michigan mechanic refuses gay customers

If you are openly gay, Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Michigan, doesn’t want your business. The owner is defending his views, saying…

Capitol gyrocopter caught on camera

New video of mailman’s Capitol gyrocopter flight

A Florida mailman's gyrocopter flight to the U.S. Capitol landed him in court Thursday.

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Gyrocopter lands on US capitol lawn

A pilot navigates restricted airspace and lands a small aircraft on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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