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Milwaukee movie guide: What's playing where Aug. 19-25

Modern-day Western directed by David Mackenzie. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. PG-13(some violence, thematic elements, smoking). 107 minutes.Playing:Hillside. Conservative commentator Dinesh...

Milwaukee movie guide: What's playing where Aug. 12-18

Woody Allen wrote and directed this 1930s-set comedy with Jesse Eisenberg as a Brooklyn kid sent to Hollywood to work with his uncle (Steve Carell),...

Bice: Winners and losers from primary

This time, Milwaukeeans for Self Governance went all in for Swanigan, spending as much as $400,000 on radio and TV ads, billboards, get-out-the-vote efforts and...

Schneider: The race that could change Wisconsin

Admittedly, it was a juicy premise: the race pitted the "establishment" conservative against a new brand of Trumpian upstart. But, as everyone in Wisconsin expected,...

Incumbents win congressional primaries

Reid Ribble is stepping down — picked Mike Gallagher of Green Bay, a former foreign policy aide to Gov. Scott Walker's campaign. ... the vote...

A dozen Wisconsin DAs calling it quits this year

(blog)Some of the better known prosecutors, who've held their offices for years, had announced their retirement plans earlier this year, like Sheboygan County DA...

Elections filings due Wednesday for state, federal races

The winner is slated to face Solen, the Democrat, as well as Spencer Zimmerman of Janesville, who is making a third-party run for the seat...

MPS initiative tied to Black Lives Matter movement wins support

Conservative bloggers and talk-show pundits, including Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., have skewered MPS over the last two weeks for its plans to...

Weekly entertainment calendar

The Coffee House: Amanda Suckow, Julie Brandenburg, and Jake Weyenberg, 8 p.m. April 9, John King, Mary Wacker, Karen Levy, Peter Lee and Bob Estes,...

Packers have tight end options in free agency

If there's one area where Packers GM Ted Thompson might be able to find some value in free agency it is at the tight end...

Menomonee Falls sends 5 wrestlers to state tournament

On Tuesday it qualified for the WIAA state team tournament by beating Wauwatosa in a Division 1 team sectional final. Then the Indians went out...

Winners and losers in Tuesday's primary election

(blog)Ald. Bob Donovan -- The south side conservative rode his law-and-order platform to a solid second-place finish in the Milwaukee mayor's race and a...

Public outpouring: Emails, letters urge board reversal on records access

"If you or any other person who claims office, by appointment, election or employment, do not agree that democracy requires open government, you have no...

Gov. Walker's approval ratings among lowest in the country

(blog)Scott Walker's approval ratings are not only among his worst since taking office. They are among the ... Being governor was supposed to be...

New DVD releases: 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.,' 'We Are Your Friends'

TERMINATOR GENISYS Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, twice, in this "reset" of the "Terminator" franchise — as a cyborg sent back in time to protect Sarah...

UW's NCAA streak ends in cross country

Calvin 3, UW-Stevens Point 0: Maggie Kamp's 14 kills led the Knights past the Pointers (27-9), 26-24, 25-12, 25-18, in Grand Rapids. Bethel 3, UW-Eau...

New DVD releases: 'Trainwreck,' 'Terminator Genisys,' 'Mr. Holmes'

TERMINATOR GENISYS (Paramount) Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, twice, in this "reset" of the "Terminator" franchise — as a cyborg sent back in time to protect...

Less partisan district sets Ryan apart from other leaders

(blog) (blog)Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District has evolved over the years from a classic 50/50 seat (when Democrat Les Aspin held it) to a modestly...

Rating the Packers vs. 49ers

Mike McCarthy has a lot of pride. He doesn't believe in max protection, not even when a tackle is having a game like Barclay. If...

Jeff Potrykus UW football chat

Here are some of the players brought in by Andersen's staff: TJ Edwards, Chris Orr, Gaglianone, Tindal, Dixon, Deiter, Jacobs and McEvoy, who would have...

Picking Packers' final 53 will be a difficult decision

A conservative categorization of the current 87-man roster would show 24 players as locks to make the 53-man roster, 12 as good bets, 30 on...

Weishan 'went berserk' at hearing on his ethics complaint, sources say

"He just went berserk," said Orville Seymer, an official with the conservative Citizens for Responsible Government. ... Joe Sanfelippo (R-West Allis) aimed at removing oversight...

Wisconsin Supreme Court ends John Doe probe into Scott Walker's campaign

Scott Walker a victory just as his presidential campaign gets underway, the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a sweeping decision Thursday ruled the governor's campaign and...

Key state lawmakers renew calls to overhaul elections board

Madison— Key Assembly Republicans renewed their call Friday for overhauling the state's elections and ethics board after The Wall Street Journal reported the agency had...

A view of 2016 from inside the Walker campaign

(blog) (blog)Managing a fast start. After the burst of attention sparked by the Iowa speech last January, the campaign mantra in recent months has...

Daniel Bice politics chat transcript

Q: Lorraine Z., MKE - Why is Chris Abele so afraid to have the sheriff's dept provide security for him, even when doing so would...

Chris Abele courts criticism while leaving mark on Bucks arena financing deal

asked veteran Milwaukee County Supervisor Mark Borkowski, a conservative. "Is he now King Abele?" In a Friday interview, .... Dale Kooyenga of Brookfield and Joe...

Longtime supervisor, retired cop to run for open Milwaukee aldermanic seat

(blog)Borkowski, 56, confirmed that he is running for the Milwaukee aldermanic seat that opened after the death of Ald. Joe Dudzik from injuries suffered...

Scott Walker not bowing out of Florida primary fight

After his speech, Walker clarified comments he made last week to a conservative radio host, which were interpreted as suggesting that he might not compete...

Pilgrims, Poets, & Presidents

(blog) (blog)On the eve of the convention, the first family welcomed Wisconsin GOP pilgrims seeking political catharsis. During the governor's reception, Scott Walker led...

Prospective Wisconsin Democratic Party boss is new to the fold

Daniel Bice | No Quarter. Daniel Bice ... Joe Wineke, who is running against Laning for the top party post, said her explanation suggested a...

Open John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker to the public

All of this came fast and furious over the past two weeks as the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to take a case seeking to...

Fired staffer accuses Tammy Baldwin's office of coverup in VA scandal

Calls to Baylor and her attorney, Todd Graves of Kansas City, were not returned. Graves is a former U.S. attorney whose firm has represented conservative...

No Grand Slam yet for Rory McIlroy

He changed his approach from aggressive to conservative, and it has paid off. Through three rounds, he is 11-under par on the par-5s, with two...

Wisconsin has had enough of nostalgia politics

Because single-party rule inevitably produces arrogance and excess, Wisconsin needs a competitive Democratic Party. David Haynes, the Journal Sentinel's editorial page editor, recently pointed out...

State elections agency abruptly calls closed meeting

(blog) (blog)The agency has been involved in a number of recent lawsuits, including a challenge to the state's requirement that voters show photo ID...

Gov. Scott Walker's plan for the Bucks is a sucker's bet

We need look no further than Miller Park in this regard. According to stadium finance expert Judith Grant Long, the result of such hidden costs...

Baldwin conducting internal review of her office's bungle on Tomah VA

"It's completely unacceptable that she's still running from reporters and refusing to answer important questions," said Joe Fadness, head of the state GOP. Her aides...

Rating the Packers vs. the Saints

Jarrett Boykin (eight) was a non-factor, and Kevin Dorsey (three) got the nod over Jeff Janis because of special-teams considerations. The Saints didn't pay any...

Union bosses, wealthy donors spend big for Mary Burke, Scott Walker

"It's another tired redux from big union bosses who are still licking their wounds from a humiliating loss in the recall," said Joe Fadness, executive...

Campaign coordination suit filed in a way to get favorable judge

Madison — When a conservative group filed a lawsuit over campaign finance laws earlier this month, its lawyers filled out court paperwork in a way...

Grothman leads Harris in fundraising in 6th Congressional District

Updated campaign finance reports for a few other House incumbents from Wisconsin — Democrats Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore, and Republican Sean Duffy — were...

Judge says election officials, prosecutor can't stop campaign collaboration

Scott Walker's campaign and groups backing him. That ruling was thrown out three weeks ago by an ... Reid Magney, a spokesman for the accountability...

Office of Lawyer Regulation tosses complaint against Susan Happ

On Monday, Happ told the Journal Sentinel that as attorney general she would have assisted Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm in the John Doe...

Wisconsin Club for Growth leader calls John Doe subpoena 'death warrant'

Madison — Calling a subpoena issued to him a "death warrant" and "kill shot" for his organization, a leader of the conservative Wisconsin Club for...

Free speech for me and for thee

(blog)At Right Wisconsin, I write about the incongruity of letting some people called "the media" who are engaged in "journalism" do whatever they want...

Oh the Humanity ! A citizen speaks.

(blog)Earlier this month, I and my colleagues at WILL filed an amicus brief in the civil rights case brought against the John Doe prosecutors.

President Reagan's environmental legacy still felt today

(blog)... an extremely important environmental agreement. It provides for internationally coordinated control of ozone-depleting substances in order to protect a vital global resource. “...

Source who accused Chisholm of vendetta has troubled past

Chisholm began a second probe in 2012 to look at whether Walker's campaign had violated state election laws by coordinating its spending with conservative groups...

John Chisholm, other prosecutors put free speech at risk in John Doe case

The second Doe probe, launched in 2012, looked into coordination between conservative political organizations and Walker and other candidates during recall elections. The second probe...