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Downtown Madison gets ready for Obama's rally with Springsteen

Madison once again finds itself in the political spotlight as President Barack Obama holds a rally downtown on Monday, November 5, the final day of his reelection campaign. Adding to the spectacle is an appearance by Bruce Springsteen, who will be joining the president on stage for a performance. Given the scale and timing of the event, the city was buzzing throughout the weekend, as campaign volunteers, security staff, and reporters prepared for the big day. >More
 City sets parking restrictions, street closures for Obama and Springsteen rally in downtown Madison

Downtown Madison workers whose office windows face Doty Street or Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. might be tempted to sneak a peek during Pres. Barack Obama's rally with Bruce Springsteen on Monday, Nov. 5. But they're being warned to resist the temptation. >More
 President Obama to return to Madison for Election Eve rally, Bruce Springsteen to perform

President Barack Obama will be wrapping up his reelection campaign with a rally in Madison on Monday, November 5, the day before Election Day. It will be his second trip to town in a month, having held a rally on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on October 5. >More
 Obama brings in Bruce Springsteen to get out Wisconsin vote

Although details on President Barack Obama's visit in Madison are still unfolding -- including the exact time and location -- state Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) is ecstatic about the opening act. Bruce Springsteen will appear with the president, no doubt boosting attendance and excitement for the next day's election. >More
 After years of battles, Edgewater Hotel redevelopment slated to begin in November

The Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project -- which has been hotly contested for years -- moved closer to reality today, after the city approved two remaining conditions: proof of financing and approval of agreements with contractors. Steve Cover, director of planning and community and economic development, says city staff members met with the developers, led by Bob Dunn, on Wednesday to review the required documents for the $98 million project. >More
 Wisconsin donors are cheapskates in presidential race

According to the Federal Election Commission, Wisconsin individuals and groups given $8.9 million to the various presidential candidates, through Oct. 17. Of this amount, $4.4 million has gone to Obama and $3.8 million to GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Compared with the whole nation, these donations affirm the state's frugality. >More
 Why do city employees get a free Madison Metro bus pass?

Agnes Jaeckel, 85, likes to watch Common Council meetings on Madison City Channel. "It's the best show on TV," she says. She recently took issue with the discussion of raises for Mayor Paul Soglin and city alders at the same time that the mayor is proposing to hike bus fares by 25 cents in his $266 million budget. >More
 Chad Lee campaign worker Kyle Wood recants story that he was attacked for being gay and Republican

Kyle Wood, a campaign worker for the Republican congressional candidate Chad Lee, today recanted his statements about being assaulted and choked at his home on Oct. 24, according to Madison police. The department updated its incident report late Monday afternoon after Wood met with detectives. >More
 Chad Lee campaign worker who was beaten is gay, Republican and Mormon

News that a gay campaign worker for Republican congressional candidate Chad Lee was beaten this week at his Madison home has attracted national attention after it was reported in The Daily Caller on Thursday morning. Kyle Wood has said he was attacked due to his sexual and political orientations. >More
 East Washington 'land bridge' proposed as part of Union Corners redevelopment

When Jon Becker's projector failed to work, a small crowd gathered around his computer to see plans for a "land bridge" that would join a new Union Corners development on East Washington Avenue to the Emerson East neighborhood across the street. The East Isthmus Neighborhoods Planning Council coordinated a meeting on Wednesday to collect feedback on the housing components of two pending proposals for Union Corners. >More
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