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Elections board: Primary turnout was 12.7 percent

Turnout for Wisconsin's primary elections two weeks ago was even lower than state election officials predicated. More>>

UPDATE: Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument Video included

CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.


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Gay marriage supporters heading to key hearing Video included

Busloads of gay-marriage supporters are heading to Chicago for a key hearing in their fight against same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana. More>>

Immigration shaping up as a leading election issue

 Republican Congressman Scott Perry says immigration has become a top concern for voters in his southeast Pennsylvania district in light of the crisis of Central American children on the Texas border.
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Court releases more documents in Wis. probe Video included

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has released more than 1,300 documents linked to a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups. More>>

Walker, Burke agree to two debates in October

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker and opponent Mary Burke have agreed to appear in two debates this fall sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Board. More>>

Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

Congressman Paul Ryan is weighing a presidential bid but says he would love to see Mitt Romney run again. More>>

Appeals court sets arguments in voter ID case Video included

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Chicago has set oral arguments in the fight over Wisconsin's voter identification law for next month. More>>

Court set to release John Doe documents

A federal appeals court is poised to release nearly three dozen files in a lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups. More>>

Ex-Milwaukee County official charged with bribery

A former Milwaukee County official has been charged with accepting bribes. More>>

Walker releases new ad following primary

The 12-week march toward Election Day is beginning with Republican Gov. Scott Walker releasing a positive television ad focusing on his job-creation record. 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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