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Attorney General hopeful proposes "senior citizen advocate" position Video included

A Wisconsin attorney general hopeful wants to create a new position with the State Justice Department. More>>

Walker, Burke still tied in new Marquette poll

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Mary Burke. More>>

Hulsey raises just $2,500 in race for governor

Longshot Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey raised just shy of $2,500 over the first six months of the year. More>>

Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

All three Democratic candidates for attorney general are scheduled to appear together at a forum hosted by the Dane County Democratic Party. More>>

Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. More>>

Election board says no to cameras at the polls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Election observers in Wisconsin still won't be allowed to use cameras at the polls. More>>

Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says an ad in which Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Trek Bicycle Corp. shows he doesn't understand how the global marketplace works. More>>

DA to charge Wisconsin police chief

A prosecutor says he plans to charge a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. More>>

Walker launches ad attacking Burke on outsourcing

Gov. Scott Walker's latest campaign ad attacks Democrat Mary Burke over Trek Bicycle Corp. outsourcing jobs to China. More>>

In rush to cut benefits backlog, VA made errors Video included

An internal watchdog says that in its rush to cut a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a high error rate that results in payments to many veterans who lack adequate medical evidence of a disability. More>>

Historic tax credit program partially restored

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A moratorium on a historic tax credit program in Wisconsin announced three weeks ago over concerns about how expensive it had become is being partially lifted. More>>

Ryan sets personal fundraising record with $1.6M

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan has set a new personal record for fundraising. More>>

Court joins Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage cases

A federal appeals court has combined Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage cases and put them on the fast track. More>>

Judge says motion to lift gay marriage stay moot Video included

A federal judge says civil rights advocates' request to lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin is moot. More>>

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor. More>>

Gov. Walker named to Time's '100 most influential' people list

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been named by Time Magazine as one of their 100 most influential people.
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Dems remove hurdle to clear passage of Ukraine aid

Democrats backed down Tuesday and removed a hurdle blocking passage of legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia for its bold military incursion into Crimea. More>>

First lady bringing soul singers to White House

First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. More>>

House passes debt ceiling increase

The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies. More>>

Wis. GOP AG candidate has raised $176K

Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel's campaign says he raised nearly $177,000 over the last half of 2013. More>>

Wis. committee to hold hearing on 7-day work week

The public will get a chance to sound off on a Republican bill that would allow factory and retail employees to volunteer to work seven straight days without a day off. More>>

Talk of cutting taxes increasing in Wisconsin

Talk of cutting taxes in Wisconsin is starting to grow heading into an election year. More>>

Obama signs up through DC health care exchange

Multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>

Aide: Walker may decide on casino after election

A top aide says Gov. Scott Walker may postpone deciding whether to approve the Menominee tribe's Kenosha casino project until after he runs for re-election next November. More>>

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  • House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:04:13 GMT
    Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.More >>
    Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law...More >>
  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:25:19 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...More >>
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor...More >>
  • Republicans jump to Astorino's defense

    Republicans jump to Astorino's defense

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:37:42 GMT
    Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying.More >>
    Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying.More >>
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