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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. early and often
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. the national circus
    Ted Cruz’s Win in Wisconsin Proves No One Can Unify the GOPSpiraling closer to a contested Republican convention in Cleveland. 
  9. early and often
    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.
  10. Sanders Keeps Winning Streak Alive in Wisconsin, But Breaks No New GroundHis support tracked its usual demographics. The final margin will be key.
  11. early and often
    Cruz, Sanders Take Wisconsin PrimariesBoth have been favored in the polls all week.
  12. Cruz and Sanders Both Have a Lot to Lose in the Wisconsin PrimariesBoth are favored — but don’t count out Trump and Clinton. 
  13. Cruzin’ in Wisconsin?Ted Cruz might be on the verge of crushing Donald Trump in Wisconsin next Tuesday.
  14. early and often
    Wisconsin’s Largest Newspaper Blasts Clinton Over Her Emails“No president, no secretary of state, no public official at any level is above the law.”
  15. This Mysterious Clown Has Been Terrorizing a Wisconsin TownAnother small-town clown causes chaos.
  16. crime
    Why Did Two Girls Want to Kill for Slender Man?The problem wasn’t that they didn’t know they were living in a fantasy world. The problem was that they couldn’t — or didn’t — extricate themselves.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    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.”
  18. early and often
    President Obama Takes Swipe at Scott WalkerBeing the focus of Obama’s ire only boosts Walker’s 2016 chances.
  19. shootings
    Protests Follow Police Shooting of Unarmed Black 19-Year-OldTony Robinson died in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday night.
  20. early and awkward
    RNC Co-Chair Calls Wisconsin Voters Stupid“Some of them might not be as sharp as a knife.”
  21. Voter I.D. Laws Blocked in Wisconsin, TexasCourts worried about suppressing turnout.
  22. what’s the matter with wisconsin?
    Scott Walker Allegedly Led ‘Criminal Scheme’ to Skirt Election LawNot good.
  23. crimes and misdemeanors
    Girl Hurt in Slender-Man Stabbing Released From HospitalThe still-unnamed 12-year-old girl was attacked by two of her friends last week.
  24. equal rites
    Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s Same-Sex Marriage BanAnd North Dakota becomes the last state to have its ban challenged.
  25. very sad and scary things
    Terrifying Details From the Slender Man StabbingCatching up on the most disturbing crime story in the country at the moment.
  26. 2014 election
    Paul Ryan’s 2014 Opponent Is the Son of a Sikh Temple Shooting VictimAmar Kaleka is running as a Democrat.
  27. Paul Ryan: Obama Only Won Because More People Voted for HimThe former candidate insists Republicans didn’t lose on the issues.
  28. awful things
    At Least Three Dead in Wisconsin Day Spa Shooting [Updated]An improvised explosive was also found on the scene.
  29. early and awkward
    Tommy Thompson’s Son Downgraded From ‘Birther’ to ‘Guy Who Enjoys Birther Jokes’Birtherism becomes an issue in a tight Wisconsin Senate race. 
  30. early and awkard
    Tommy Thompson Says His Son Didn’t Really Make That Birther JokeHe was just repeating something from the audience, okay?
  31. early and awkward
    ‘Rape Easy’ Comment Costs Wisconsin Rep. Friends and MoneyNobody’s calling on him to drop out of the race.
  32. early and awkward
    Todd Akin Has Made It So Hard for Republicans to Talk Crazy About RapeCan we just stop saying awful things?
  33. guns
    Sikh Temple Shooter Wade Michael Page Killed HimselfThe FBI announced today that the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  34. scary things
    Wade Michael Page’s White Supremacy Was No Secret Prior to Sikh Temple ShootingInvestigators “looked at” him “more than once,” but didn’t have the evidence to proceed.
  35. Wade Michael Page Identified As Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooter [Updated]He’s a 40-year-old, “heavily tattooed” Army veteran.
  36. shootings
    Seven Dead, Three Injured in Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting [Updated]Including the shooter.
  37. wisconsin recall
    Obama Explains He Was Too Busy to Campaign in Wisconsin Recall“I have a lot of responsibilities,” says Obama.
  38. early and often
    Heilemann: Is Wisconsin Now a Toss-up State?After Scott Walker’s victory, it’s definitely a state where lots of money will be spent by the Romney and Obama campaigns.
  39. the national circus
    Frank Rich on the National Circus: Sugar Daddies Win WisconsinA big defeat for organized labor, a symbolic defeat for Democrats, and a victory for vulture capitalism.
  40. the national interest
    Scott Walker Survives in WisconsinAnd that’s it for public employee unions in Wisconsin.
  41. disunion
    Obama’s Wisconsin Recall Contribution: An Enthusiastic TweetThe president weighs in on the Wisconsin vote.
  42. 2012
    Mitt Takes Maryland, D.C. PrimariesSmooth sailing for Romney on the Potomac.
  43. victory slogs
    Rick Santorum Is Sticking It Out, Wisconsin Win or NoMeanwhile, Mitt Romney is looking for closure. 
  44. unlikely historical events
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Will Face Recall Election [Updated]900,000 people signed a petition calling for the recall.
  45. disunion
    Opponents of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Just Showing Off NowThey handed in over a million signatures for a recall petition.
  46. crimes and misdemeanors
    Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop ArrestedThat’s his name, don’t wear it out.
  47. tammy baldwin
    Tammy Baldwin Is Running for SenateShe’d be the first openly gay senator.
  48. disunion
    Did the Democrats Win or Lose in Wisconsin Last Night?Democrats failed to flip control of the Senate after winning only two, not three, seats.
  49. disunion
    Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Law Is Fine, State Supreme Court RulesThe law has been reinstated, for good.
  50. disunion
    Three Democratic Wisconsin State Senators Face Recall ElectionsDespite signs of fraud.
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