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Sights and sounds from 'We Are One' April 4 rally in Madison (video)

Thousands gathered around the Capitol Square in downtown Madison to renew protests against Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget on a national "Day of Action" organized by We Are One on the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 50

 Jesse Jackson at pre-election Wisconsin Capitol rally: 'Keep hope alive! Vote! Vote! Vote!'

I'm going to make a break from past practice and use part of my allotted space as a scrupulously objective reporter to state a rare personal opinion: I've really missed this. It's been more than two weeks since I stood in a crowd of tens of thousands of people, singing songs and carrying signs (mostly say hooray for our side). And I've missed it. >More
 Tough to gauge success of Wisconsin senate recall efforts

The task of recalling any of Wisconsin's 16 eligible state senators is a race against time. In each case, proponents need to collect anywhere from 12,000 to 20,000 signatures in just 60 days. And lately, Wisconsin's recall battle looks a lot more like a public relations skirmish; it's not about who has the most signatures, but who appears to. >More
 Updates on Wisconsin Senate recall campaigns

Here is a rundown of the Wisconsin Senate recall campaigns circa the first weekend of April. >More
 Out for blood, zombies protest Gov. Scott Walker at Wisconsin Capitol

On Saturday afternoon, the protest movement against Gov. Scott Walker finally died, so to speak. A shuffling, groaning army of zombies lurched up State Street, carrying anti-Walker signs and lamenting the lack of brains -- their favorite food -- at the Republican-dominated Wisconsin Capitol. >More
 Gordon Sussman wins new trial

A federal appellate court has granted a new trial to Madison businessman Gordon "Gordy" Sussman, convicted in 2005 of multiple counts of child molestation and possession of child pornography. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision released today, ruled that it was improper for Sussman's trial judge to prevent the jury from hearing testimony regarding his accuser's prior history of making false allegations of sexual assault. >More
 Your guide to spring 2011 election night parties in Madison

Election Day is nigh, and while campaigns are preparing their final GOTV pushes, they're also making plans for post-ballot gatherings that promise either celebration or commiseration. Here are the party plans for three high-profile races this election season. >More
 Follow a Twitter live-blog of the Act 10 hearing in Dane County Circuit Court with Judge Sumi

Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi continues to hear arguments Friday on a lawsuit brought by District Attorney Ismael Ozanne that the state legislature violated the state open meetings law in calling a conference committee vote on a stripped-down version of Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill. We are aggregating Twitter feeds covering the even live here. >More
 David Prosser waffles on vow to denounce dishonest ads in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Political pledges don't get any more specific than the one made by Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser during last Friday's "We the People" debate with challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. He promised to repudiate any third-party group that ran an ad making false claims against his opponent and "stand up and ask" that the ad be pulled. >More
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