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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said Thursday he didn’t have to recuse himself from a ruling that ended a secret investigation into coordination between Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign and outside groups. Prosser acknowledged spending by some of those same groups helped him win re-election in 2011 but argued that was too many years ago to influence him now.

Guest lineups for Sunday TV news shows

Written by Louis Weisberg Saturday, 25 July 2015 20:21

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

The guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows on July 26 include:

Republicans' approval of their party lowest in 2 years

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 24 July 2015 06:22

The Pew Research Center reports this week that the Republican Party’s image has grown more negative over the first half of 2015.

About 32 percent of people surveyed have a favorable impression of the GOP and 60 percent have an unfavorable view, according to Pew.

Did Donald Trump go too far today by trashing John McCain’s military service?

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Saturday, 18 July 2015 17:28

Donald Trump has soared to the top of Republican presidential polls for his brash rhetoric, particularly his assertion that Mexican immigrants are drug dealers and rapists.

Debate club: Presidential primary debates to begin

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 30 July 2015 19:15

Will Donald Trump be center stage at the first debate?
— PHOTO: Courtesy/Flickr

Time to fire up the meme-machine and turn on the truth-o-meter.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened up a line of attack Saturday on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, accusing the leader in recent polls in Iowa of running his neighboring state into financial trouble. It's the latest broadside against a rival of the outspoken New York billionaire. Last week, Trump went after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for calling him a "jackass." The New York businessman has characterized other candidates as unfit for the office and said the party's 2008 nominee, Sen. John McCain, was not a war hero in spite of his years as a prisoner in Vietnam.

An investigation by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign found that $9 out of every $10 in individual contributions that Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s state campaign committee raised during the first half of 2015 came from outside the state.

A court decision ending an investigation into the activities of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign could transform Wisconsin elections by allowing candidates to coordinate their campaigns with outside organizations — or PACs — that support them, while shielding the candidate’s PAC donors from fundraising limits and disclosure.

GOP rivals prepared to debate Donald Trump

Written by Jill Colvin,
AP writer
Sunday, 26 July 2015 16:16

 Considered the ultimate wildcard, Donald Trump is complicating debate strategy for Republican presidential candidates now scrambling to prepare for their first face-to-face meeting on national television.

Protected by massive police escort, Trump travels to border, proclaims Mexicans love him

Written by Jill Colvin
and Seth Robbins,
AP writers
Friday, 24 July 2015 15:10

Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics would love him — “they already do” — because as president he’d grab jobs back from overseas and give more opportunity to those who live in the U.S. legally.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pressed the 2016 presidential contenders to curb the influence of Wall Street banks, as she seeks to leave her imprint on the agenda of Hillary Rodham Clinton and rest of the Democratic field.

Warren said in a keynote address to the annual Netroots Nation convention that the next president needs to halt the revolving door between those working in finance and at the government agencies that regulate Wall Street. Anyone seeking the White House, she said, should promise to appoint people who will "hold giant banks accountable."

Rick Santorum

Anti-gay presidential candidate Rick Santorum is attacking fellow Republican presidential contender Scott Walker over his family’s support for same-sex marriage.