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Fla. appeals rulings overturning gay-marriage ban

Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage. More>>

Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law Video included

A federal appeals court has reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law. More>>

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid Video included

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place. More>>

Burke, Walker spar over Wisconsin budget Video included

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is accusing Republican Gov. Scott Walker of being fiscally irresponsible after new estimates projected a $1.8 billion shortfall in the state budget by mid-2017. More>>

Wis. budget shortfall projected at $1.8 billion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's nonpartisan Fiscal Bureau says the projected shortfall for the next two-year state budget ending in mid-2017 stands at nearly $1.8 billion. More>>

Northern Wis. mine could be limited to 1 county

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A company that wants to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin might limit the project to only one county instead of two. More>>

Walker: No number in mind for voucher expansion

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't have a number in mind for how much he wants to grow the private-school voucher program, should he be elected to a second term. More>>

President promises persistence in minimum wage fight Video included

Updated: Sep 01, 2014 06:26 PM

President Barack Obama spent his Labor Day holiday at Milwaukee's Laborfest event talking about things happening here at home. More>>

President Obama in Wisconsin promoting economic gains as elections near

President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife -- never taking no for an answer. 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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  • Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Clinton embraces Iowa, Obama in return to state

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:40:52 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa...More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses seemed but a fading memory when the former secretary of state took the stage in front of roughly 10,000 loyal Democrats at outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom...More >>
  • Sweden's vote leaders seek to form government

    Sweden's vote leaders seek to form government

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:40:42 GMT
    Sweden's Social-led bloc is struggling to form a government after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in Sunday's parliamentary election but fell short of a majority.More >>
    Sweden's Social Democrat-led bloc officially begins the struggle to form a government on Monday, a day after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in parliamentary elections but fell short of a majority.More >>
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:50 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...More >>
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