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  1. Leah Vukmir’s Victory in Wisconsin Is a Rare Win for Republican WomenThe veteran conservative state legislator will now face incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin in another uphill race in Wisconsin.
  2. Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin Prepare for a November Slugfest in WisconsinDemocrats will choose an opponent for longtime nemesis Scott Walker while Republicans are staging a pricey primary to challenge Tammy Baldwin.
  3. SCOTUS Punts Again on the Question of Partisan GerrymanderingIt’s now unlikely the Supremes will clarify any limitations on using redistricting for blatantly partisan purposes until the eve of 2020.
  4. Scott Walker Will Give 671,00 Wisconsin Families an Election-Year CheckThe Wisconsin governor’s $100 child subsidy is a dumb, cynical policy — but there’s a lot Democrats can learn from it.
  5. Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special ElectionIt was a sweet and auspicious victory for Wisconsin progressives, who have recently taken a beating.
  6. Scott Walker Abandons Fight Against Special ElectionsThe hyper-partisan governor of hyper-polarized Wisconsin loses a round to the courts.
  7. The Clock Is Ticking on SCOTUS’s Decision about Partisan GerrymanderingThe second major partisan gerrymandering case before SCOTUS isn’t clearing up the Court’s future direction.
  8. Court Orders Scott Walker to Hold Special Elections Republicans Want to AvoidScott Walker figures the best way to avoid embarrassing special election results is to not hold the elections at all. But a judge disagrees.
  9. Tammy Baldwin’s Tough Reelection Fight in Hyperpolarized WisconsinAn awful lot’s going on politically in Wisconsin this year, and Senator Tammy Baldwin’s right in the middle of it.
  10. Lamb Win Could Point to Democratic Resurgence in Lily-white DistrictsUnder the right circumstances, it looks like Democrats can again win in places where they don’t have their customary minority base.
  11. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  12. Democrats Pick Up Wisconsin State Senate Seat in District Trump Won by 17 PointsScott Walker, the state’s Republican governor, called it a “wake-up call” for his party.
  13. transgender rights
    Wisconsin School District to Settle Transgender Student’s LawsuitKenosha Unified School District will pay $800,000.
  14. Oprah Should Run — for Governor of WisconsinDemocrats won’t need star power to win the White House in 2020. But they sure could use some at the state level next fall.
  15. hair crimes
    A Man in Wisconsin Called Police Over This Bad HaircutHis stylist snipped his ear and buzzed the middle of his hair like one of the Three Stooges.
  16. guns
    Children of Any Age Can Now Hunt With Guns in This StateA new law eliminated the previous age minimum of 10 years old.
  17. Voter Suppression In Wisconsin May Have Won the State for TrumpThere’s growing evidence that GOP efforts to discourage voting were as important as any Clinton mistakes in turning the crucial state red.
  18. Will Justice Kennedy Sink Partisan Gerrymandering — or Save It?In a potential landmark case from Wisconsin, SCOTUS tries to decide if intent to rob minority-party voters of influence can be measured and corrected.
  19. horrible things
    Restaurant Owner Suggests Killing NFL Players Who ProtestNot surprisingly, he’s since apologized.
  20. Wisconsin Just Gave Foxconn Preferential Treatment in Its Court SystemScott Walker lured the tech company to Wisconsin by giving it special privileges in the state’s courts. That could be unconstitutional.
  21. Poll: Trump Embarrasses More Than 60 Percent of Voters in 3 Crucial StatesTrump’s response to Charlottesville doesn’t seem to have gone over so well in the three states that narrowly handed him last year’s election.
  22. Trump Announces $10 Billion Foxconn Plant in Paul Ryan’s DistrictThe plant will initially employee 3,000, with the potential to add 10,000 more jobs, and eat up billions in incentives.
  23. news you can booze
    Scott Walker Is in a Twitter War With Beer Nerds, AmericaHe was reminded emphatically that Miller Lite is a bad beer.
  24. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Big Wisconsin Gerrymandering CaseIt is well established that states cannot draw district lines to disadvantage racial minorities. Political minorities have no such protection — yet.
  25. 7th Circuit Court Issues Sweeping Decision Protecting Transgender RightsThere’s no telling what the Supreme Court will do with this broad decision extending transgender rights, but it won’t be able to dodge the big issues.
  26. crimes against meat
    Let This Scott Walker Tweet Be a Lesson in How to Never Grill MeatThe Wisconsin governor’s Memorial Day–weekend kebabs were raw and unseasoned.
  27. A Wisconsin Lawmaker Is Trying to Get ‘Stealthing’ Classified As Sexual Assault“This behavior is predatory and disturbing.”
  28. Will the Reality of President Trump Help Reverse the Black Turnout Slump?A sharp drop off in African-American voting helped Trump defeat Clinton. Democrats need a way to reverse that without Obama on the ballot.
  29. wut?
    Nobody Knows Why Thousands of Skittles Were on Their Way to Feed Wisconsin CowsMars admits the practice isn’t unusual, but is “investigating” anyway.
  30. innovation
    Some Culinary Wizard Invented Deep-Fried Old-FashionedsWith brandy cream cheese and bitters whipped cream.
  31. Ted Cruz’s Win in Wisconsin Proves No One Can Unify the GOPSpiraling closer to a contested Republican convention in Cleveland. 
  32. Cruz Wins Wisconsin, Keeps Hope Alive for Contested ConventionThe big question is whether Cruz can stop Trump from recovering with big wins in the Northeast.
  33. Sanders Keeps Winning Streak Alive in Wisconsin, But Breaks No New GroundHis support tracked its usual demographics. The final margin will be key.
  34. Cruz, Sanders Take Wisconsin PrimariesBoth have been favored in the polls all week.
  35. Cruz and Sanders Both Have a Lot to Lose in the Wisconsin PrimariesBoth are favored — but don’t count out Trump and Clinton. 
  36. Cruzin’ in Wisconsin?Ted Cruz might be on the verge of crushing Donald Trump in Wisconsin next Tuesday.
  37. Wisconsin’s Largest Newspaper Blasts Clinton Over Her EmailsNo president, no secretary of state, no public official at any level is above the law.”
  38. roll clip!
    Bill Murray Did Not Appreciate Wisconsin’s WinIntroducing Stunned Bill Murray. :(
  39. Bar Fight
    Wisconsin Bar Denies Using Pet Camel for BurgersFoolery’s promised the animal, Dooley, would not be made into a meal.
  40. This Mysterious Clown Has Been Terrorizing a Wisconsin TownAnother small-town clown causes chaos.
  41. 'Murica
    Unbelievably American Festival Features a 200-Pound Burger and ‘Ketchup“I’m not sure why, but people sure like to watch contestants slide in ketchup.”
  42. No Charges Against Wisconsin Cop Who Shot and Killed Unarmed Black TeenagerThe DA said Tony Robinson Jr.’s “tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force.”
  43. President Obama Takes Swipe at Scott WalkerBeing the focus of Obama’s ire only boosts Walker’s 2016 chances.
  44. Protests Follow Police Shooting of Unarmed Black 19-Year-OldTony Robinson died in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday night.
  45. RNC Co-Chair Calls Wisconsin Voters StupidSome of them might not be as sharp as a knife.”
  46. Voter I.D. Laws Blocked in Wisconsin, TexasCourts worried about suppressing turnout.
  47. Scott Walker Allegedly Led ‘Criminal Scheme’ to Skirt Election LawNot good.
  48. Girl Hurt in Slender-Man Stabbing Released From HospitalThe still-unnamed 12-year-old girl was attacked by two of her friends last week.
  49. Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s Same-Sex Marriage BanAnd North Dakota becomes the last state to have its ban challenged.
  50. Terrifying Details From the Slender Man StabbingCatching up on the most disturbing crime story in the country at the moment.
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