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  • In this photo taken Aug. 10, 2012, former Gov. Tommy Thompson poses in Madison, Wis. Thompson is one of four Republican candidates vying for Wisconsin's open Senate seat in the Aug. 14 primary. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Thompson no sure thing in Wisconsin 4-way GOP primary for Senate

    Even with the biggest name in modern Wisconsin politics, the Republican primary in a highly competitive U.S. Senate race appears headed for a fractious four-way battle Tuesday. Many election-weary voters simply haven't made up their minds.

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

    Upstart hedge-fund manager making waves in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin's U.S. Senate primary is less than a month away, and an upstart hedge-fund manager and tea party favorite is making a move to become the latest Republican political newcomer to earn a seat in the upper chamber.

  • ** 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.

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    Thompson quits

  • Romney tops Iowa straw poll

    AMES, Iowa Mitt Romney won yesterday's Iowa Republican Party straw poll, but the best showing went to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose strong second-place finish gives him a much-needed boost going forward.

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  • "Beyond NCLB's bold recommendations are becoming more widely supported, and their core principles are at the heart of the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requirements. Momentum is building among the states to develop and adopt high-quality common standards and tests, and states have made dramatic progress in developing data systems," said Mr. Thompson. "We no longer have to ask what the essential components of a reform bill are; we have to ask how to get them done. We hope that the new [Elementary and Secondary Education Act] will reflect our forthcoming recommendations and be a catalyst for expanding the kinds of serious reforms called for in the ARRA's Race to the Top Fund, and ultimately, better results for all children."


  • Co-chair Tommy G. Thompson, former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said he hopes the panel's next recommendations will be a catalyst for serious school reform.


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