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  • Back in the spotlight: Jim Bopp, a lawyer who took on McCain-Feingold, now is taking on what he calls an "astonishingly bad law manages to thumb its nose at the Constitution." (Associated Press)

    Superlawyer Jim Bopp takes on McCain-backed tax act that targets Americans overseas

    Jim Bopp, the hard-charging lawyer who persuaded the Supreme Court to strike down crucial elements in the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, has a new target in his legal sights: a bank and taxation statute that hits Americans overseas.

  • The legacy of Doris "Granny D" Haddock will be preserved at the Keene State College library after the activist's family donated her journals, letters, photographs and memorabilia to the school. (Associated Press)

    College preserves the legacy of 'Granny D'

    The straw hat, shoes and neon vest Doris "Granny D" Haddock wore during her cross-country walk more than a decade ago are becoming teaching tools for a new generation of political activists.

  • ** FILE ** Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson. (Associated Press)

    Wisconsin's open Senate seat a hot topic

    Just as many voters were getting over a record-setting string of state Senate recall elections with the prospect of another against the governor, the parties are gearing up for what many are predicting will be a hard-fought race for the open U.S. Senate seat left by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl, a Democrat.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, is chairman of the House Budget Committee.

    Wisconsin's Ryan decides not to run for Senate

    Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said Tuesday he would not run for the Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl, opening the door for former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who was toying with entering the race.

  • Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson, a political novice, celebrates his victory over veteran Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold Tuesday night in Oshkosh, Wis., with family and supporters. (Associated Press)

    Feingold loss leaves activists, war foes deflated

    Civil libertarians and war opponents coped Wednesday with the realization that Tuesday's Republican coup had cost them their most outspoken voice in Congress: Wisconsin's junior senator, Democrat Russ Feingold.

  • Christine O'Donnell has 10-1 odds against winning the Senate seat in Delaware on Nov. 2, says Ireland-based bookmaker Paddy Power. (Associated Press)

    Senate balance of power hinges on weird, 'nasty'

    In an already unusual Senate election year filled with bizarre talk about witches and "aqua Buddhas," and chickens as currency, the waning days of the 2010 campaign season continue to crank out weirdness.

  • Feingold

    Feingold finding maverick role of scant help against GOP tide

    Russ Feingold seemed as well-positioned as any Senate Democratic incumbent to fend off a Republican challenge this year. The Wisconsinite is pro-gun in a hunting-happy state, has a history of voting against his party - including rejecting the unpopular TARP Wall Street bailout - and has avoided even a hint of personal scandal.

First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Conference in Washington on Tuesday.

    Michelle Obama set for nine fundraisers

    Michelle Obama is jumping into the midterm political fray in a big way: She will headline at least nine fundraisers in six states next month for the Democrats.

  • Ron Johnson

    GOP dark horses set to finish strong

    From Washington to Wisconsin and Connecticut, Republican challengers are forcing analysts to revise upward their midterm forecasts of potential Democratic losses, putting the GOP in sight of a long-shot 10-seat gain.

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