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Face of the new Congress

Politically, the 213th Congress that was sworn in Thursday won't be much of a change from the less-than-stellar 212th Congress it replaces: Democrats picked up a few seats in the House and Senate, but the balance of power is unchanged, with Republicans controlling the House and Democrats holding a majority in the Senate.

Baldwin 1 of 12 new US senators taking oath

Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin is among a dozen new U.S. senators taking the oath of office.

Wisconsin's Electoral College votes to be cast

Wisconsin's 10 Electoral College votes are about to be cast for President Barack Obama.

Kohl delivers farewell speech to Senate colleagues

Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl has given his final speech from the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Obama, Romney to meet at White House Thursday

President Barack Obama will host his former political rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House Thursday, their first meeting since the election.

State legislature to inaugurate new members Jan. 7

The Wisconsin state Assembly and Senate will begin the 2013 legislative session on Jan. 7 with the inauguration of new members.

Mandy Wright says goodbye to classroom, hello to State House

From the classroom to the State House, the future 85th assembly representative said goodbye to her students before she heads to Madison

King concedes in outstanding state Senate race

The state Senate's outstanding race from last week's election has been decided.

Congressional Democrats send Walker letter

Democrats in Wisconsin's congressional delegation are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to implement a state-run health care exchange under the federal law championed by President Barack Obama.

Obama wins Fla., topping Romney in final tally

Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida.

Possible recounts in area Assembly races

Election Day may be over, but there may be some recounts in central Wisconsin.

Republicans pick state Senate leaders

Republicans in the state Senate have chosen Scott Fitzgerald as their leader again.

GOP hopeful waits for final count in Assembly race

A Republican car saleswoman isn't conceding defeat in a tight race for a state Assembly seat.

UPDATE: President Obama re-elected

Obama says he wants to meet with Republican rival Mitt Romney to discuss how they can work together. He says they may have "battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply."

Democrats expand Senate grip but fail to win House

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago. President Barack Obama, in his freshly authorized second term, will face the same divided Congress in 2013 that has bedeviled efforts to enact his major legislation.

State Senate Dem wants final tally in tight race

Democratic state Sen. Jessica King says she's not giving up on her re-election bid even though unofficial results from Tuesday's election show she trails her Republican challenger.

UPDATE: Ryan says he will return to Congress

Paul Ryan says he is returning to Congress.

Election over, US stocks dip on challenges to come

The election behind them, U.S. investors dumped stocks Wednesday and turned their focus to a world of problems - economically harmful tax increases and spending cuts at home and a deepening recession in Europe.

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