Outside groups have started pumping money into Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race.
The sponsor of the Indiana Senate's bill to extend anti-discrimination protections to lesbian, gay and bisexual people is pulling the proposal from consideration, dealing a serious blow to efforts to pass legislation this year.
Republican Sen. Travis Holdman said this week he was disappointed but realized there wasn't enough support for the bill to win approval.
A human rights group said this week that at least eight women and girls were raped or sexually exploited by U.N. peacekeepers late last year in Central African Republic, and the world body announced that, following a new policy, more than 100 troops would be sent home.
Human Rights Watch said a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old said peacekeepers gang-raped them near the airport in Bambari, the country’s second-largest city.
An outside group posted an online campaign ad this week using footage prepared by Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, raising questions about whether Bradley has broken her pledge not to coordinate with such groups even though it’s legal.
An anti-abortion activist’s plan to reject a plea deal offering probation for charges related to misleadingly edited undercover Planned Parenthood videos likely means his goal is to use a trial as a public platform to criticize the nonprofit, according to legal experts.
Wisconsin’s Senate elections committee backed a bill on Feb. 3 that would hinder efforts in Milwaukee to provide local photo IDs.
The Republican bill would prohibit towns and counties from issuing IDs or spending money on them. It also would prohibit using ID cards issued by cities or villages to vote or obtain public benefits. The measure passed 3-2 along party lines, clearing the way for a full Senate vote.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders opened up a new line of attack in the Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 3, putting Hillary Clinton on the defensive over her liberal credentials just days after she eked a slim victory in the Iowa caucuses.