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Wisconsin wolf hunting bill fares badly in court

For Chris Danou, the temptation is too great to resist. "I hate to say 'I told you so,'" deadpans the Democratic state representative from the village of Trempealeau. "But I told you so." Danou, who holds a master's degree in wildlife biology, tried to rein in what he felt were unwise provisions in Wisconsin's wolf hunting bill, which sailed through the legislature early this year. >More
 #MyMadisonDay: Help Isthmus tell Madison's story in 24 hours on September 21

Our goal is simple, even if the task itself seems daunting: A day in the life of Madison. Isthmus hopes to chronicle what happens on a typical day in Madison -- big news, small details and everything in between -- by collecting glimpses into the lives of the people who live, work and play here from 6 a.m. on Friday, September 21, to 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol Police chief walks out on Rep. Chris Taylor during meeting on arrests

Wisconsin state Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) blasted Capitol Police Chief David Erwin Friday afternoon for refusing to answer "basic questions" about the recent arrests at the state Capitol and for abruptly ending a meeting on the topic. >More
 Solidarity Sing Along rallies inside Wisconsin Capitol, defying arrests

The Wisconsin Capitol rotunda echoed with the voices of Solidarity Sing-Along participants on Friday. They gathered there to defy a new round of arrests by Capitol Police the previous two days, over which a dozen demonstrators were arrested and cited for holding signs inside the rotunda, charged with violating state administrative code. >More
 On a national stage, Tammy Baldwin delivers short, populist message at Dem convention

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin -- a candidate for the U.S. Senate -- made a grand entrance onto the national stage Thursday evening, with a speech to the Democratic National Convention. It was on the same night that President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination, and although it wasn't televised live nationally, it's still the biggest national platform Baldwin has ever had. >More
 Obama biographer David Maraniss on why the odds are in the president's favor

The way David Maraniss sees it, President Obama has "two out of three essential factors on his side" in the forthcoming election. One is a likeability factor far higher than his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. Two is the changing demographics of the country that "favor a Democrat." But, Maraniss adds, "He's got the economy against him." >More
 Tami Miller started a charity to deliver supplies to Madison's homeless

More than 60 of Madison's homeless, normally scattered all over the city, are gathered Friday night among the Philosopher's Stones alongside the Wisconsin Historical Museum, just off the Capitol. They're sitting or milling around, waiting this warm August evening for a special delivery. The word has obviously gotten out. >More
 A Little Free Library does double-duty at the Brittingham Dog Park

By now, Little Free Libraries are a familiar sight around town, a place for neighbors to take a book and leave a book. But one of the newest libraries came from more than just a love of books. >More
 For most Wisconsin delegates, Democratic convention is a pricey affair -- but worth it

Bob Welsh has been a "card-carrying liberal" his entire life. But it's only recently that the 74-year-old school bus driver has become involved in politics. The Wauzeka resident first got involved two years ago, working to reelect his congressman, Rep. Ron Kind. Then he got swept up in the Wisconsin protests last year. >More
 Charlotte streets serve up a motley political marketplace outside Democratic convention

Although there were lots of people selling political buttons, bumper stickers and t-shirts at the Republican convention in Tampa, the Democratic National Convention has brought out many more entrepreneurs. The sidewalks around the Time Warner Cable Arena are lined with hawkers selling caps, Obama hand puppets, buttons -- even baby clothing with sayings like "I will not be pushed around" stitched on the front. >More
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