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  • Milwaukee mayor backs governor's plan for Bucks stadium

    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he prefers Gov. Scott Walker's financing plan for a new Bucks stadium over a proposal from a Wisconsin lawmaker that would involve tapping the state public lands board for a loan. Barrett said at a news conference...
  • John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'

    John Doe prosecutors allege Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme'
    Madison¬†— Prosecutors allege Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fund raising among conservative groups to help his campaign and those of Republican state senators facing recall elections during 2011 and '12,...
  • Chicago is overpaying for Divvy

    Chicago is overpaying for Divvy
    Urban cyclists on blue bikes will soon be seen pedaling along the shores of Lake Michigan — but in another major city, and at a much lower price than in Chicago. Recently, Milwaukee launched a public bike-sharing program called Bublr. The concept...
  • New Baltimore schools chief navigated complex terrain in Milwaukee

    New Baltimore schools chief navigated complex terrain in Milwaukee
    — Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years. Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
  • 300-year-old Stradivarius violin recovered after Milwaukee robbery

    300-year-old Stradivarius violin recovered after Milwaukee robbery
    Over the centuries, Stradivarius has become the standard for the best in stringed instruments. With the recovery of a stolen 300-year-old Strad violin, a Milwaukee musician will once again be able to make sweet music. The instrument, known as the...
  • O'Malley to stump in Wisconsin for Walker foe

    Gov. Martin O'Malley, continuing to build on his high national profile as head of the Democratic Governors Association, will travel to Wisconsin Thursday to campaign for the challenger in the effort to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Colm O'...
  • McDonnell attacks O'Malley on taxes

    Virginia Gov.Bob McDonnell launched a missile over the Potomac yesterday, displaying a video on his Republican Governors Association website attacking MD Gov. Martin O'Malley's record of raising taxes. The two neighboring governors lead their...
  • O'Malley responds to McDonnell attack

    Manchester, N.H. -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley  said Friday that he took no personal offense at the attack lobbed at him by neighboring Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, and has not watched the video posted on the Republican Governors Association website...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beats back recall

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beats back recall
    MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, handily defeated an effort by labor unions and Democratic activists to end his tenure early, surviving a recall contest that capped more than a year of political turmoil and deep division in...
  • Goldberg: The folly of recall elections

    Goldberg: The folly of recall elections
    It should surprise no one that I'm opposed to the recall of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose fate will be decided Tuesday. But that's only in part because I support what he's been trying to do in the Badger State. I'm also against recalls as a...
  • Ed Schultz warns Wisconsin voters of robocalls telling them no need to go to polls

    Ed Schultz warns Wisconsin voters of robocalls telling them no need to go to polls
    UPDATED Tuesday 1: 30 p.m. with confirmed reports of voter-suppression robocalls. While I have had many issues with the partisan nature of Ed Schultz's coverage from Wisconsin in the last year, I have to admit that Monday night the MSNBC host appeared to...