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There’s a certain degree of hypocrisy inherent in politics. But with their statements on the lame-duck legislation, Wisconsin Republicans are saying the quiet part out loud. more

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Democrats ousted Gov. Scott Walker and won five statewide offices on Nov. 6. But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos insists Republicans have the mandate to govern. more

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Joseph Britt spent decades as a loyal assistant to Republican leaders, including U.S. Sen. Bob Kasten and state Assembly leader, David Prosser. But today he sees the GOP as a “party that rejects responsibility.” more

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David Michael Miller

In 2005 Leah Vukmir, Sheila Harsdorf and Robin Vos backed a law that prohibits the use of eminent domain to transfer a privately-owned property to a corporation. But now they are silent on Foxconn's land grab in Mount Pleasant. more

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Today Tommy Thompson is just a guy on his family farm in Elroy, Wisconsin, the greatest place on earth. He oversees 1,500 acres, 100 head of cattle, and sprawling fields of soybeans, hay and corn. “This is where it started, right here,” he says. more

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Dylan Brogan

After a bruising primary campaign, @LeahVukmir tells supporters in Fitchburg that Republicans must unite in order to beat U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir’s #MAGA cred was called into question during the race against outsider Kevin Nicholson. more

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David Michael Miller

The gutting of the liberal arts at UW-Stevens Point is another result of the Republican mismanagement of the UW System. more

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David Michael Miller

Only one supervisor on the Dane County Board will admit to being a conservative. Officials say Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump are to blame. more

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Dylan Brogan

Dane County Republicans ‏might be the minority locally, but the GOP can’t win statewide without them. Staff writer Dylan Brogan recaps the county party’s annual Lincoln Reagan Day dinner. more

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President Trump manages to suck the oxygen from the room, elbowing aside other news. Stuff happens that nobody notices. But 2017 was a banner year for Cheap Shots, Isthmus’ annual tradition of delivering low blows to worthy recipients. more

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David Michael Miller

Some Republican lawmakers want Wisconsin to become a “constitutional carry state” and do away with licensing and training requirements. But the Constitution does not give anyone the right to carry any gun in any manner anywhere at any time. more

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Russ Feingold and Hillary Clinton won, right? Undeterred by his misfires for 2016, Dave Cieslewicz confidently forecasts the big news of 2017. more

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David Michael Miller

Madison responded indignantly and accurately to Sean Duffy’s outrageous comments. Unfortunately, that’s just what the former reality star hoped for. more

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David Michael Miller

In Wisconsin turnout was down in key Democratic areas targeted by Republicans, who passed new state voting restrictions. Voter suppression could have turned the state red for Donald Trump. more

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When it comes to winning Wisconsin, Donald Trump has a simple strategy: Pick fights with the state’s most popular GOP leaders, then alienate and ignore voters in the state’s most reliable Republican territory. more

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