Politics & Government

Politics
3:54 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

FBI Confirmation Hearing Reopens Debate Over Surveillance

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 5:00 pm

James Comey, the president's choice for FBI director, had a relatively easy time fielding questions Tuesday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lawmakers wanted to know about surveillance, waterboarding and other controversial issues, but they posed their questions gently.

Politics & Government
2:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

A Step-By-Step Guide to Bounty Hunting

Zip ties can be used by bounty hunters to restrain fugitives.
Credit Mark Zwolenek/Flickr

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews bond agent and bounty hunter Derek Nelson.

What would bounty hunting look like if made legal here in Wisconsin?

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Politics & Government
1:39 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Judge Blocks State Capitol Rules

Administration adopted protest rules, following huge demonstrations in 2011
Credit Peter Gorman

Federal Judge William Conley has at least temporarily prevented the Walker administration from enforcing some rules it enacted at the state Capitol, following massive protests there in 2011.

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The Two-Way
1:04 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Teresa Heinz Kerry's Condition Improves

Teresa Heinz Kerry and her husband John, the secretary of state, in February.
Jason Reed Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 4:10 pm

"Teresa Heinz Kerry continues to improve and remains in fair condition at Massachusetts General Hospital, while doctors seek the cause of seizure-like symptoms she experienced on Sunday," State Department spokesman Glen Johnson says in a statement sent to reporters Tuesday afternoon.

In the most extensive comments so far about her condition, Johnson also says that:

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Latin America
12:42 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Drugs, Chaos And Violence Darken Mexico's 'Midnight'

In his new book, Alfredo Corchado writes about the escalating violence in Mexico.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 1:11 pm

When Alfredo Corchado went to cover Mexico for The Dallas Morning News, he was determined not to focus on drugs and crime but rather to cover issues critical to the country's future — immigration, education and the economy.

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Politics & Government
8:26 am
Tue July 9, 2013

County Meetings Planned Despite Courthouse Closure

The Milwaukee County Board and committees will meet at substitute locations unless the Courthouse reopens.

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Politics & Government
8:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Recommendation: Limit Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices to One Term

A proposal by a local task force is gaining steam in Wisconsin. It would limit Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices to one 16 year term. Right now, justices serve 10 year terms with no limits.

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Politics & Government
7:57 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Federal Judge Temporarily Delays State's New Abortion Law

A ruling by a U.S. District Judge will temporarily delay implementation of Wisconsin's new abortion law passed last month by the legislature and signed by the Governor.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Campaigns Continue Despite Absence of Gubernatorial Candidates

The gubernatorial election isn't until November of 2014, yet both parties are mobilizing voters.

Wisconsin’s political parties are spending the summer gearing up for the 2014 governor’s race.

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Politics & Government
6:13 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Abele Wants Courthouse Reopened Quickly, Yet Safely

County Executive Abele (right) updated reporters on the repairs underway at the courthouse Monday
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Workers are making repairs and cleaning up after a weekend fire at the Milwaukee County Courthouse complex.

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