Treasure-hunter Bob Evans has spent half his life dreaming about the SS Central America, a pre-Civil War steamship decaying in the lightless depths off South Carolina. Now he’s returning to the shipwreck after 23 years.
Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history, dropped to the floor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board room last week and ripped through his morning push-up routine, as a video camera recorded a state political icon exercising in his stocking feet.
Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin said today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, that presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs to be more specific in telling voters how he would deal with nation’s fiscal crisis.
At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Racine, Wisconsin, Gregg Brack contemplates how he’ll show his support in tomorrow’s election for Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee he considers the state’s favorite son.
Years ago, as a novice representative from California, Nancy Pelosi sat quietly at many a caucus meeting while her colleagues discussed how they were going to bring peace to the Middle East and a chicken to every pot.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp is walking through neat rows of soybeans in blue jeans and a fleece jacket, with a silo and grain bins visible in the background, talking about the need to put North Dakota farmers ahead of partisanship.
U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the November election may determine whether Congress can break its partisan impasse over taxes and spending.