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Sanders rally calls on collective action

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., appeared in Madison Wednesday, holding a campaign rally at the downtown Orpheum Theater six days before the state’s primary election. Sanders was consistent in the talking points that have been evident throughout his campaign.


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Walker signs sexual assault amnesty bill

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday designed to increase reporting of sexual assaults on college campuses.  The measure prevents law enforcement from issuing drinking tickets to victims or witnesses of sexual assault.


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Walker signs online voter registration bill

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Wednesday allowing Wisconsinites to register to vote online. The measure allows anyone with a Wisconsin driver’s license or state-issued voting card to register online.


President Barack Obama named federal judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, praising the jurist as a moderate who has earned the respect of members of both parties.
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Obama appoints federal judge to Supreme Court, confirmation uncertain

President Barack Obama named federal judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning, despite firm pushback from a Republican-controlled Senate that they will not confirm a nominee. Speaking at a news conference in the Rose Garden, Obama called Garland a jurist who possesses “decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness and excellence.” Garland would replace longtime conservative justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly last month.



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