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The Republican National Convention is coming. Here's how to watch it

Jul. 15, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For Monday PMs The Republican National Convention kicks off this week, with delegates and officials descending on Wisconsin amid the tumult that follows a Saturday attempt on the life of former President Donald Trump as he prepares to become the GOP's official...

The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close

Jul. 14, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is investigating how a gunman armed with an AR-style rifle was able to get close enough to shoot and injure former President Donald Trump at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania, in a devastating failure of one of the agency’s core duties. ...

Deeply Democratic Milwaukee wrestles with hosting Trump and the Republican National Convention

Jul. 13, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee loves its Miller Beer, Brewers baseball and “ Bronze Fonz ” statue. The deepest blue city in swing state Wisconsin, Milwaukee also loves Democrats. So it can be hard for some to swallow that Milwaukee is playing host to former President...

Swing-state Democrat Casey walks a fine line between his own campaign and turmoil surrounding Biden

Jul. 13, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey has a fine line to walk. He and other Democrats fighting to hang on to hotly contested Senate seats have seemed jittery about the turmoil surrounding President Joe Biden after his disastrous debate performance. In many cases...

Biden's supporters want to 'let Joe be Joe' — but his stumbles are now under a bigger spotlight

Jul. 13, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is on a public and private blitz to shake off concerns about his cognitive capacities. But with public doubts about his fitness to serve unabating, Biden’s every move is now under a withering microscope as any potential stumble risks becoming...

Wisconsin Republicans to open new Hispanic outreach center

Jul. 12, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans plan to open a new Hispanic outreach office in Milwaukee next month after GOP leaders let their lease on the old one expire. The state party said in a news release Friday that the new office will open Aug. 3. The release didn’t offer...

Wisconsin governor declares state of emergency for 4 counties, including 1 where flooding hit dam

Jul. 12, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

MANAWA, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency on Friday for four northeastern Wisconsin counties hit last week by flooding that prompted evacuations and opened a breach in a dam. The executive order signed by Evers declares a state of emergency for Calumet,...

Appeals court makes it harder to disqualify absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin

Jul. 12, 2024 13:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Absentee ballots still count in Wisconsin even if voters' witnesses fail to give election clerks their full address, a state appeals court has ruled. The decision Thursday by the 4th District Court of Appeals is expected to expand the number of absentee ballots...

Wisconsin election officials tell clerks best ways to operate absentee ballot drop boxes

Jul. 11, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a set of best practices to ensure the security of unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes that the state Supreme Court last week ruled could be installed for the fall elections. The use...

After debate debacle, Biden's team says Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are the 'clearest' path to victory

Jul. 11, 2024 11:44 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — After debate debacle, Biden's team says Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are the 'clearest' path to victory.