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Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’

Feb. 03, 2023 17:43 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election. But even as they acknowledged defeat, they...

Biden set to visit Madison area after State of the Union

Feb. 03, 2023 17:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to visit the Madison area the day after he gives the State of the Union speech. The White House announced Friday that Biden will visit the region on Wednesday. The announcement did not elaborate on Biden’s specific destination....

Biden, Cabinet visiting 20 states after State of the Union

Feb. 03, 2023 17:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his Cabinet will embark on a post-State of the Union “blitz” to at least 20 states next week to discuss his economic agenda after his Tuesday night address to Congress, the White House announced Friday. Biden is expected to devote much...

Bill would clarify bail amendment set for Wisconsin ballot

Feb. 03, 2023 15:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As promised, Wisconsin Republicans have circulated legislation that specifies which crimes would be included in a proposed constitutional amendment to make it harder for violent criminal defendants to go free on bail. The Republican-controlled Legislature...

Wisconsin thwarts Ohio State rally with Hepburn's foul shots

Feb. 02, 2023 22:00 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Connor Essegian scored 17 points, Chucky Hepburn added 15 and Wisconsin held off Ohio State 65-60 on Thursday night for the Buckeyes' third straight loss. Wisconsin led 62-47 with 7:18 remaining before Ohio State scored the next 13 points to get within 62-60....

Don’t like Phil’s forecast? Check out these rodents instead

Feb. 02, 2023 16:42 PM EST

Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Just as fair a Groundhog Day question, though, is this: Why not? And more importantly, why should Punxsutawney Phil always get to, well, hog the press? The spring-heralding (or spring-delaying) small animal has taken firm root...

Voting experts to guide new Wisconsin poll watcher rules

Feb. 02, 2023 16:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A panel of voting experts and political party appointees will help the Wisconsin Election Commission rework its rules for poll watchers ahead of the 2024 presidential race, the commission said Thursday. Poll watchers, called election observers in Wisconsin,...

Wisconsin's largest vote audit finds no machine errors

Feb. 02, 2023 15:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Election Commission unanimously approved on Thursday the results of a hand-count audit of the November election, which found that voting machines worked as intended. Auditors inspected 222,075 ballots — the largest audit in state history — and...

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate focuses on parade crash

Feb. 02, 2023 10:45 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative candidate in a pivotal race for Wisconsin Supreme Court is using video images of an SUV that drove through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing six people, in her first television ad of the race released Thursday. Waukesha County...

No. 10 Ohio State beats Wisconsin 90-67, ends 3-game skid

Feb. 01, 2023 22:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Taylor Thierry scored a career-high 25 points and Taylor Mikesell added 21 to help No. 10 Ohio State beat Wisconsin 90-67 on Wednesday night, snapping the Buckeyes’ three-game losing skid. Thierry also had seven rebounds for Ohio State (20-3, 9-3 Big Ten...