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  • Gov. Patrick Lucey, Wisconsin leader, dies at 96

    Gov. Patrick Lucey, Wisconsin leader, dies at 96
    Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey, 96, a hard-nosed Democratic politician who served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico in the 1970s and ran for vice president of the United States as an independent in 1980, died Saturday at the Milwaukee Catholic Home after a brief Illness, said his son, Paul.
  • What I’m Thankful For: A Newfound Diversity in Congress

     
    There is much to be thankful for in the wake of the 2012 election. Yes, we re-elected a president who believes in equality for all citizens and that we all should have equal opportunity, but beyond that, the shifts in our Congress are both remarkable...

    The $4.2 billion election: Was it worth it?

    The $4.2 billion election: Was it worth it?
    Between the presidential candidates and congressional races, at least $4.2 billion may have been spent on an election that ultimately ended up preserving the status quo in Washington. Voters elected the same president and the same political parties --...

    What they're saying about gay marriage [media roundup]

    What they're saying about gay marriage [media roundup]
    Delivering same-sex marriage's first ballot box victories and the first openly gay U.S. Senator-elect, the 2012 election could be remembered as a turning point for gay rights, some observers say. Maine voters joined Maryland's in approving same-sex...

    Democrats retain narrow majority in Senate

    Democrats retain narrow majority in Senate
    WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...