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Ex-Gov Wins Wisconsin GOP Senate Primary

Linda McMahon prevails in Connecticut

(Newser) - Former four-term Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has fought off a trio of conservative challengers to win the state's GOP Senate primary. Thompson, George W. Bush's secretary of health and human services, will compete against Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin in a race that could determine control of the Senate.... More »

Senator Says AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Must Die

Urges FCC, Justice Department to block it on anti-trust grounds

(Newser) - AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile must be blocked on antitrust grounds, Sen. Herb Kohl declared today. The chair of the Senate subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights released a letter urging the FCC and Justice Department to step in before the two phone companies get hitched, the... More »

Paul Ryan Won't Run for Senate

His decision clears way for Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin

(Newser) - Paul Ryan will stick with the House. The budget wonk has decided against running for the retiring Herb Kohl's Senate seat in Wisconsin, Ryan tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel . "It would make no sense to leave where I am right now because I have such a bigger impact,"... More »

Paul Ryan Considers Senate Run

He and Russ Feingold leave open possibility of Wisconsin run

(Newser) - Paul Ryan's fans want him to run for president , but they may have to settle for the Senate. Today's surprise announcement from Democrat Herb Kohl that he won't run for re-election next year in Wisconsin raises the possibility for the House budget wonk. In a statement, Ryan... More »

Six Things to Watch at Sotomayor Hearings

(Newser) - The White House is working hard to ensure an easy confirmation for Sonia Sotomayor, with John Roberts' perfect-10 testimony as a model. Will she sail through? Politico lists six things to watch.
  1. That 'wise Latina' remark. Republicans are obsessed with it, and she needs to explain it without sounding phony.
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