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Obama plays Summerfest in Wisconsin

President Obama told a cheering crowd of 18,000 Wisconsinites at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee on Saturday: "We can't move forward when our leaders write off half the nation, calling them a bunch of victims." When the crowd began to boo, Obama told them, "Don't boo, vote!" >More
 #MyMadisonDay is over and the live blog is complete!

What kind of image will emerge if a bunch of people contribute small glimpses of our daily comings and goings? What big story will be the result of combining hundreds of smaller stories, taking the brief snapshots, profiles and even movies of the people and places of our community and stitching them together in a single day? >More
 Shouldn't Melissa Agard Sargent be home with the kids?

The Saturday before the Aug. 14 primary elections, Melissa Agard Sargent drove to Milwaukee to help support progressive Democratic candidates running for Assembly. On Sunday, with her youngest son in tow, she talked to constituents at the north-side Ride the Drive. Then she went knocking on doors. >More
 Madison requests that state reconsider decision to close two east side railroad crossings

Mayor Paul Soglin and state Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) on Wednesday denounced last week's decision by the state railroad commissioner to allow Wisconsin & Southern Railroad to close Brearly and Livingston streets at crossings on the east side. Soglin called the decision by Commissioner Jeff Plale "absurd." >More
 Is Wisconsin competitive in presidential race? Ads will tell

Barack Obama, in accepting his party's nomination for a second term as president, commiserated with the viewers he reached on television screens throughout the nation: "I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly," he reflected. >More
 Madison and Dane County police unions condemn Capitol crackdown on protesters

In an unusual display of public criticism, two police unions from Dane County issued a statement Wednesday morning condemning the recent crackdown on protesters at the state Capitol under the direction of Capitol Police Chief David Erwin. >More
 Dane County judge strikes down Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law Act 10

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas has struck down Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law. In a decision issued late Friday afternoon, Colas argues that the law violates the constitutional rights of free speech and association. >More
 How Wisconsin Capitol Police served protester Bart Munger his tickets at work

Police officers showed up twice at Bart Munger's workplace at UW-Madison to serve him with tickets. They just missed him on Monday, but tracked him down Tuesday through his supervisor and handed him two citations. >More
 Isthmus staff taking photos of Wisconsin Capitol police are threatened with 'obstruction'

Capitol Police are actively filming people in the Capitol each day, in efforts that seem designed to intimidate protesters and the general public from being in the space. But the police officers are not happy to have their own photographs taken. >More
 Will we ever agree on anything again?

We are a deeply divided nation. It isn't just that we want different things; we have two completely different world views, with a completely different sets of facts at our disposal. >More
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