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  • With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a preacher's son who withstood a recall election spawned by his fight with public employee unions, is joining the crowded Republican presidential race, aides said on Thursday. Having spent the past several months traveling...
  • Madigan is face of Democrats in battle with Rauner

    Madigan is face of Democrats in battle with Rauner
    Long content to wield his power largely behind the scenes, House Speaker Michael Madigan has in recent weeks become the very public face of the Democratic majority at the statehouse in a budget standoff with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner that's engulfed...
  • Trust a big issue in race to replace scandal-plagued Schock

     Trust a big issue in race to replace scandal-plagued Schock
    The latest fallout of Aaron Schock's inglorious descent from up-and-coming politician to the subject of a federal grand jury investigation takes place Tuesday, when central Illinois primary voters will decide the nominees who will vie to replace the...
  • Assembly to consider 20-week abortion ban in special session

    The Wisconsin Assembly has voted to take up bills that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage for construction workers, as well as state budget votes, in a special legislative session. Kit Beyer,...
  • Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law

    Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff. The 24-...
  • Pundit's death marks end of an era for Democrats

    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors...
  • Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president

    Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thursday that he's challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton and other rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. Webb,...
  • State budget battle moves to court

    State budget battle moves to court
    The Illinois budget stalemate moved from the statehouse to the courthouse Thursday when Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked a judge to rule on what bills can be paid and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner accused her of trying to prevent state workers from...
  • How freelance diplomacy bankrolled by Rockefellers has paved way for an Iran deal

    Cutting a nuclear deal with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would be the easy part for President Barack Obama, who must then persuade both houses of Congress to sign off on the pact. Republicans and many Democrats abhor the...
  • Perry: Republicans are ones offering hope for black families

    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Thursday urged his party to fight for the African-American vote and said black families should hold Democrats accountable for what he called decades of unsuccessful anti-poverty programs. "I am here to tell...
  • Texas Democrats scrapping 'Two-Step' presidential primary

    Texas' Democratic presidential primary is set to shift to allocating delegates based solely on voting results, after national party leaders rejected the state's traditional "Two-Step" method that had also included post-election caucuses. America's second...