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Group looks to bridge ideology and energy

December 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

MADISON - Scott Coenen, executive director for the newly formed Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum, says the group will target Republican lawmakers with educational outreach on the benefits of renewable and alternative energy sources. "I e...

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Whirlpool has Washington in spin cycle

December 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - A household appliance will be the next steppingstone on America's path to restored greatness. The government is poised to punish many Americans, in the name of protecting a few of them, because, in the government's opinion, too...

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Contempt referrals open new 'Doe' chapter

December 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

IT'S A good thing the term of veteran Brown County Circuit Court Judge Kendall Kelley isn't up until 2021. His latest assignment may take him years to complete. Kelley is the fifth Circuit Court judge to oversee the no-longer-secret John Do...

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Russia investigation's long trail of evidence

December 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - President Trump's recent denunciations of the Russia investigation recall the famous legal advice: "If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against y...

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Trump sinks presidency to unplumbed depths

December 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - The first time ended badly, so when, 156 years later, Alabamians were incited to again try secession, this time from the national consensus that America is a pretty nice place, they said: No. No, that is, to rubbish like this:I...

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Mueller investigation too close for comfort

December 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's methodical inquiry into the alleged Trump administration collusion in Russian meddling in the 2016 election seems to be coming to a head. Meanwhile, critics are targeting Mueller himself and mem...

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Despite Trump, world economy surging

December 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - A year ago, with the election of a U.S. president who had fulminated against the international trade and financial systems, some analysts worried that the engine of global prosperity might soon be sputtering. But that's not wha...

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Controversy defined Schimel's first term

December 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

REPUBLICAN Attorney General Brad Schimel has spent the last year picking the controversial issues on which he will base his campaign for a second term.The former Waukesha County district attorney isn't in the media-frenzy orbits of Presiden...

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Republican tax wager is worth the gamble

December 08, 2017 at 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON - The Republicans' tax legislation is built on economic projections that are as confidently as they are cheerfully made concerning the legislation's shaping effect on the economy over the next 10 years. This claim to prescience m...

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On Moore, power trumps character

December 06, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The closer election day comes, the looser the interpretation of right and wrong.IT IS A STUNNING turn of events, as the national Republican Party cast caution to the wind and embraced accused juvenile sex predator Roy Moore for the Alabama ...

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