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Wisconsin

  1. vision 2020
    State That May Decide 2020 Elections Approaches Chaotic April PrimaryMoving to voting by mail without fair rules could affect the general election in crucial states like Wisconsin, as its April primary is showing.
  2. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  3. vision 2020
    Judge Orders Purge of 200,000 Voters in WisconsinA conservative lawsuit prevailed, and majority Democratic areas in the battleground state may feel the most impact.
  4. impeachment
    Impeachment Polls Steady, Tracking Trump Job ApprovalIndications that political independents were souring on impeachment were probably premature.
  5. vision 2020
    459,000 Working-Class White Male Wisconsinites Didn’t Vote In 2016Democrats fear that four years of presidential appeals to white identity politics could politicize these nonvoters — and reelect Donald Trump.
  6. controversies
    Restaurant Server Fired After Refusing to Serve ‘Transphobic’ CoupleNow the restaurant is at the center of the controversy.
  7. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  8. openings
    A Midwestern Supper Club Has Landed in Bushwick — Is It Any Good?A Wisconsin native weighs in on Brooklyn’s brand-new Badger State import.
  9. the democrats
    Democrats May Have Just Lost Wisconsin for a DecadeLiberals needed to win last night’s State Supreme Court election to prevent the GOP from passing new gerrymanders and voter-suppression laws in 2020.
  10. crime
    Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping Jayme Closs, Murdering Her ParentsLast October, prosecutors say Jake Patterson killed 13-year-old Jayme Closs’s parents before kidnapping her for three months.
  11. vision 2020
    Democrats Aim at Midwest With Choice of Milwaukee for 2020 ConventionDemocrats hope to tilt Wisconsin, and perhaps the entire region, but parties don’t always get a bump in the state where they hold their convention.
  12. the media
    The GOP Is Making Its Contempt for Democracy Clear. Will the Mainstream Media?Republicans are no longer bothering to disguise their anti-democratic worldview. Will the “liberal” media keep disguising it for them?
  13. politics
    The GOP’s 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our EnemyRepublicans heard the electorate’s message loud and clear — and are doing everything they can to shrink that electorate, and nullify its verdict.
  14. the chain gang
    Burger King Honors Wisconsin With World’s Grossest-Sounding BurgerThis is way too much cheese.
  15. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  16. politics
    Scott Walker Is Trying to Dodge the Midwest’s Backlash Against TrumpFor the Wisconsin governor, the question of how to handle Trump is a tricky one.
  17. 2018 elections
    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.
  18. 2018 elections
    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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special ElectionIt was a sweet and auspicious victory for Wisconsin progressives, who have recently taken a beating.
  22. Scott Walker Abandons Fight Against Special ElectionsThe hyper-partisan governor of hyper-polarized Wisconsin loses a round to the courts.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  28. 2018 midterms
    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.
  29. transgender rights
    Wisconsin School District to Settle Transgender Student’s LawsuitKenosha Unified School District will pay $800,000.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. guns
    Children of Any Age Can Now Hunt With Guns in This StateA new law eliminated the previous age minimum of 10 years old.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. horrible things
    Restaurant Owner Suggests Killing NFL Players Who ProtestNot surprisingly, he’s since apologized.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. A Wisconsin Lawmaker Is Trying to Get ‘Stealthing’ Classified As Sexual Assault“This behavior is predatory and disturbing.”
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. innovation
    Some Culinary Wizard Invented Deep-Fried Old-FashionedsWith brandy cream cheese and bitters whipped cream.
  47. the national circus
    Ted Cruz’s Win in Wisconsin Proves No One Can Unify the GOPSpiraling closer to a contested Republican convention in Cleveland. 
  48. 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.
  49. Sanders Keeps Winning Streak Alive in Wisconsin, But Breaks No New GroundHis support tracked its usual demographics. The final margin will be key.
  50. early and often
    Cruz, Sanders Take Wisconsin PrimariesBoth have been favored in the polls all week.
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