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Madison Ald. Bridget Maniaci seeks source of leak to State Journal

Bridget Maniaci is trying to determine who ratted her out to the press. Last Friday, the Madison alderperson initiated an open records request to all Common Council members seeking emails from the alders' official and personal accounts sent over a two-day period to State Journal reporter Dean Mosiman. >More
 Pundits ponder Wisconsin election results at Society for Professional Journalists forum

Pressed on the point by one of the journalists in attendance, UW political science professor Charles Franklin admitted that emotions sometimes play a larger role in political elections than facts and logic. "I'm not endorsing the American voter," said Franklin. "They're pretty damn stupid." >More
 Anti-gay bullying panel convenes at UW-Madison

The Sept. 22 suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi horrified many people, especially because he was just one of a series of gay kids who, in a period of a few weeks, have committed suicide. Clementi jumped from New York City's George Washington Bridge after his roommate broadcast Clementi's gay romantic encounter on the Internet. >More
 Sifting through the results

Madison liberals will have a lot of choice words for Ron Johnson in the coming weeks, as the sting of his win over their beloved Sen. Russ Feingold slowly wears off. But they can't accuse Johnson of running a dirty campaign or adopting the harsh, sometimes goofy rhetoric of the Tea Party movement seen elsewhere in the country. >More
 Fun with words: Visualizing the Election Day 2010 live blog

From 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to 2 a.m. Wednesday, TDP staffers, bloggers and readers posted nearly 1500 updates, Tweets and comments to a live blog. Using a cool online tool called Wordle, we gathered up all the text and generated this word visualization. >More
 Sifting through the results of Election 2010 in Wisconsin

Madison liberals will have a lot of choice words for Ron Johnson in the coming weeks, as the sting of his win over their beloved Sen. Russ Feingold slowly wears off. But they can't accuse Johnson of running a dirty campaign or adopting the harsh, sometimes goofy rhetoric of the Tea Party movement seen elsewhere in the country. If anything, the Oshkosh plastics manufacturer is the most boring politician to come along in years. >More
 View photos from the Russ Feingold campaign party in Middleton

Wisconsin Democratic Senator Russ Feingold and supporters gathered at the Marriott in Middleton on Tuesday evening to watch election returns, which ultimately showed Republican challenger Ron Johnson winning the race. View photos of the event and of the outgoing senator giving his concession speech. >More
 Dane County Republicans enjoy triumphant 2010 election night

What a difference two years makes. In November 2008, I hung with Dane County Republicans on the night of the election that brought Barack Obama and the Democrats to power. It was a sad assemblage, with much venting of anger and expressions of fear. Efforts were made to shield the identify of party chair Mike Herl, to protect his business from the repercussions that would surely ensue if he were outed as a Republican. >More
 Brett Hulsey defeats Ben Manski for the 77th Assembly seat

Lost somewhere on my bike in between Ben Manski's party and Brett Hulsey's party in a seemingly endless expanse of concrete strip malls and four-lane roads, I had to ask myself: is the state's 77th Assembly district really all that progressive and environmentally minded? >More
 Live-blogging the 2010 fall general election in Madison and Dane County

Join us for an all-day live blog by sharing your own observations of election day activity, from the scene at your polling place to encounters with politicians throughout the day to what you're thinking as results roll in at night. We'll be here! >More
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