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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>>

Burke gives Wisconsin Democrats a new approach

 Mary Burke is the Wisconsin Democratic Party's attempt to reboot after its worst losses in recent history. More>>

Ashland councilwoman wins right to challenge Duffy Video included

An Ashland City Council member has won the Democratic nomination to run against U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern Wisconsin. More>>

US Rep. Duffy fends off challenger in GOP primary Video included

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy has fended off a Republican primary challenge from a real estate broker. More>>

Rep. Ryan defeats similarly named rival in primary

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan has defeated a similarly named rival in his southeastern Wisconsin district's Republican primary. More>>

Burke says nothing changes with primary win

Former Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke says nothing will change in her campaign for governor even though she is now officially the Democratic Party's nominee. More>>

AP: Trek executive wins Wisconsin governor nomination Video included

Former Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke has easily defeated state Rep. Brett Hulsey in the Democratic primary for governor. More>>

Polls closed in Wisconsin primary

Polls are closed across Wisconsin in the primary election with hundreds of races on the line. More>>

Voters struggle to differentiate AG candidates

Democratic voters are having a hard time differentiating the three candidates for attorney general. More>>

Voters explain choices in Wis. congressional race

Voters casting ballots in the Republican primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat say familiarity played a big role in their choices. More>>

Wisconsin congressional primary may turn on style

The hardest-fought congressional primary in Wisconsin may come down Tuesday to whether Republican voters want a newcomer or experienced conservative and whether they prefer an upbeat candidate or one who's not afraid of confrontation. More>>

Attorney general tops Wisconsin statewide ballot

A three-way race for attorney general tops the ticket for Democrats in Wisconsin's statewide primary. More>>

Primary sets stage for Wisconsin Senate battle

Wisconsin's primary election sets the field for a battle in November to determine whether Democrats can retake the majority in the closely divided state Senate. More>>

Primary election day: What voters need to know

It's election day in Wisconsin and Newsline 9 wants to make sure you are aware of what you need to know before heading to the polls. 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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  • Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

    Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:15:27 GMT
    The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation, but many potential presidential candidates in 2016 are taking a cautious approach to the clashes between protesters and police in suburban St....More >>
    The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation amid clashes between protesters and the police in suburban St. Louis. But for most of those who want to lead the nation, there's little to gain in...More >>
  • Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

    Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:05:23 GMT
    Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar.More >>
    Leaders of the Democratic Party adopted their 2016 presidential nominating calendar on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor to President Barack Obama.More >>
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:55:40 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.More >>
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of...More >>
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