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April 1, 2016

Latest Marquette Law School Poll Shows Cruz, Sanders Ahead

Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin explained that Wisconsin's election landscape has changed since his last poll in February. The latest results show Ted Cruz leading the GOP at 40 percent, with Donald Trump at 30 percent and John Kasich at 21 percent. The lead for Bernie Sanders grew to 49 percent, with Hillary Clinton at 45 percent.

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April 1, 2016

Valid State I.D. Needed By All Voters

Wisconsin's April 5 presidential primary and supreme court election will be one of the state's first requiring all voters to present a photo I.D. Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson identified what forms of I.D. are acceptable, including a Wisconsin driver's license, state I.D. card, U.S. passport, military I.D. card, veteran I.D. card or federally-recognized Indian tribe I.D. card.

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April 1, 2016

Presidential Candidates Tour Wisconsin Before State Primary

The five remaining major party candidates for president were all over the state this week in advance of next Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. Donald Trump addressed a large Janesville crowd, while John Kasich and Ted Cruz made political attacks on the front runner at smaller events. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were also in state, exchanging critiques over campaign finance and gun control

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April 1, 2016

Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan Talks Presidential Politics

As Speaker of the House, U.S Rep. Paul Ryan is also chairman of this year's GOP convention in Cleveland. He said the position means he is a neutral observer. But he did make some comments about the presidential election, saying that the party's challenge is to turn voter anger into policy solutions. And regarding rumors he could be the nominee after a brokered convention: "Not gonna happen."

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March 25, 2016

Cuban-born Lucia Nunez Reflects on Obama's Visit to Cuba

Lucia Nunez is the Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for Madison College. She’s also Cuban born, whose brother still lives there. She talks about her visit to Cuba last year and reflects on President Obama’s visit to Cuba this week as well as the opening relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.

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March 25, 2016

Trump's Support Lies Outside Usual GOP Strongholds In State

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Washington bureau chief Craig Gilbert has mapped Donald Trump's support in Wisconsin, finding that voters in the north have the most favorable view of the outsider candidate. Gilbert said that in the state's most strongly Republican areas, the suburban counties surrounding Milwaukee, Trump actually has his lowest approval numbers.

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March 25, 2016

Elected State Democrats Prefer 'Party-Builder' Clinton

State Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempeleau) said the likely reason no Wisconsin Democratic elected officials have endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the state's presidential primary contest is that Clinton is seen as interested in helping to build the party in the state. Sanders, an elected independent, may not share that interest, claimed Danou, a Clinton supporter.

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March 25, 2016

Trump On Ticket May Spell Trouble For GOP Legislators

State Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) said Donald Trump's focus on economic issues may hold appeal for voters in his central Wisconsin district, but he is not encountering many Trump supporters at GOP events. Krug had endorsed Marco Rubio, but recently gave his support to Ted Cruz, concerned that high negative opinions about Trump could damage support for other Republicans also running this fall.

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March 11, 2016

UW System President On Faculty Tenure Policy Changes

UW System President Ray Cross said the changes make UW tenure policies compatible with those at other universities across the country. He said faculty members' concern that they will be laid off due to programs being discontinued for political or financial reasons is "very unlikely." He said tenure is supposed to protect faculty with different views, but it does not guarantee a "job for life."

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March 11, 2016

UW-Madison Professor Leaving UW After Tenure Policy Changes

Educational Policy Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab will start at Temple University in July. She cited the UW System's new tenure policy changes as a motivation for leaving UW. The Board of Regents approved a policy Thursday that now allows faculty members to be laid off after their academic program is discontinued, rather than for just cause or financial reasons only.

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