Author: SCOTT BAUER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Beto O'Rourke planning stops in 2020 battleground Midwest

Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Friday for a meet and greet with students and faculty, a closely guarded event that will be the former Texas congressman's first visit to a key state in the battleground, industrial Midwest.

Gridlock, infighting likely on tap for Wisconsin Legislature

Wisconsin's new legislative session begins Jan. 7 with Democrats still seething over a Republican lame-duck session that weakened incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' powers. With divided control for the first time in a decade, there's fear that partisan gridlock and infighting among Republicans who control the Senate and Assembly may produce few meaningful compromises with Evers.

Wisconsin Democrat Barnes: '09 lingerie party was 'immature'

Wisconsin Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Mandela Barnes was tagged as the host of a lingerie party in 2009 when he was 22, extending an online invitation that joked about "stimulus packages" and used derogatory slang to refer to people who would be turned away.

Dallet's arrival brings hope of friendlier Supreme Court

Incoming Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet says she looks forward to building strong relationships with her fellow justices after a tumultuous campaign in which she blasted the court as being "broken and dysfunctional."