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Sep 4, 2012

Two parties, two visions

Listening to Republicans, a vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is imperative to save the nation.

Apr 26, 2012

GOP hoping crossover voting effect recalls

Republicans might cast ballot for perceived weaker candidate By Scott Bauer Associated Press Madison — Republican leaders hope their supporters vote for fake Democrats in May 8 recall elections, a […]

Apr 26, 2012

Falk rallies union supporters

Union members and other backers of Democratic governor candidate Kathleen Falk say their get out the vote effort will spur her on to victory in the May 8 primary.

Oct 1, 2010

Senate race centers on Social Security

By Matt Pommer Republican Ron Johnson says most people now in their 20s, 30s and 40s don’t expect Social Security to be around when they retire. Johnson has been riding […]

Sep 17, 2010

Politics lurk behind lawsuit over stem cells

By Matt Pommer Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has ducked out of representing the state in a legal fight over a federal court ruling blocking the U.S. government from […]

Aug 20, 2010

Health care debate offers market medicine

By Matt Pommer “The miracles of modern medicine are simply outrunning the public’s ability to pay for them.” Almost a quarter-century has passed since then-Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm made that […]

Aug 13, 2010

State needs answers to health care costs

Matt Pommer The leading Republican gubernatorial candidates say they are opposed to the Health Care Reform Act recently passed by the Democratic Congress and signed by President Obama. That’s just […]

Jun 25, 2010

Hassett knew how to reach across the aisle

By Matt Pommer A half century ago, Jack Kennedy, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in western Wisconsin — then solid Hubert Humphrey country — ended up being driven around […]

Jun 15, 2010

Elections loom large for high-speed rail project

By Paul Snyder High-speed rail advocates are racing the state’s gubernatorial election cycle to line up support for an expanded track network to Green Bay and Minneapolis. “This is not […]

Jun 4, 2010

Entitlements are tough political targets

By Matt Pommer Ron Johnson, the Oshkosh businessman and likely Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat, says he is running to end America‘s “culture of entitlement.” Johnson will have […]

May 21, 2010

Schools face tough tax decisions

By Matt Pommer Which is worse: high property taxes or a growing federal deficit? The issue seems linked to the $23 billion education jobs bill pending in Congress. A total […]

May 14, 2010

Expect a line to form for Obey’s job

By Matt Pommer Strange events can have a long-range effect on government and politics. Consider the 42-year congressional service of U.S. Rep. David Obey, who has announced he won’t seek […]


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