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  • Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law
    Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, a decision that buoys the reelection campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, who used the law to...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds controversial labor legislation

    MADISON, Wisc. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday, delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in just one of the three major rulings issued by the state's top court on union bargaining,...
  • Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition

    Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' spans Nixon-Reagan transition
    I watched Watergate unfold as if it were a spectator sport. Not just the Irvin committee hearings, at which John W. Dean intoned that "there was a cancer growing on the presidency," but also the House Judiciary Committee hearings, the press conferences,...
  • Charlie Crist talks polls, Rick Scott

    Charlie Crist talks polls, Rick Scott
    The topics this weekend for local public-affairs programs range fromĀ  Charlie Crist and conservation to tourism and gay marriage. Mike Holfeld talks to former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Crist, now a...
  • Japan's economy faces risks with reform agenda, debt: IMF

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economic risks over the medium term are tilted to the downside as the government could fail to deliver the additional reforms needed to lift potential growth and pare public debt, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday....
  • Jimmy Kimmel suggests acting Calif. governor should 'invade Oregon'

    Jimmy Kimmel suggests acting Calif. governor should 'invade Oregon'
    What exactly is going on in the halls of power in California? On Wednesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the host conducted a Skype interview with acting California Gov. Toni Atkins. Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and State Senate President Darrell...
  • Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands

    Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands
    The flight of foreign workers and diplomats from Libya accelerated Thursday, with thousands ordered home by their native countries as fighting consumed major cities and the Tripoli airport. Clashes between Islamist gangs and fractured government...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court backs GOP law on voter ID

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld state requirements that people show photo identification before being allowed to vote, the latest battle over how to regulate the polls. In a split ruling, the court backed the photo requirement, strongly...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds state's domestic partner registry

    MADISON, Wisc. The Wisconsin Supreme Court Thursday unanimously upheld a 2009 law providing limited benefits to gay and lesbian couples. The law established a registry system for same-sex couples to report their domestic partnerships to county clerks and...
  • State Supreme Court upholds Wisconsin's voter ID law

    MADISON, Wisc. A divided state Supreme Court on Thursday tweaked a provision of Wisconsin's voter ID law to put it in keeping with the state constitution, making it easier for people to get identification cards without having to pay anything. Despite...
  • Exclusive: Bondholders may sue Bulgarian government over Corpbank default - sources

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Holders of dollar-denominated bonds at Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) are gearing up for legal action against the government if the bond defaults and the bank is tipped into insolvency, two sources told Reuters on...