When you coach in Green Bay, where they name streets and stadiums after those who get the job done, it's not easy and perhaps not even advisable to dream of cracking the pantheon of Lombardi, Lambeau and Holmgren. But Mike McCarthy, head down and grinding away in his trademark no-frills fashion, is working on it.
In the canon of political cliches, "it all comes down to turnout" is among the most tired.
CNN's Erin Burnett tackles the impact of Tuesday's Wisconsin recall election on this year presidential race.
It is Mother's Day, and let us celebrate single-mother households -- not as half empty, but as half full of strong women. It is a good time to encourage children raised by women to see themselves as resilient, not doomed. And it is time, today and every day, for our culture to stop assigning blame and start offering help.
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin offensive guard Ryan Groy tried to calm everyone around him in January. Sure, the Badgers had just hired offensive coordinator Matt Canada from Northern Illinois, but Canada wouldn't bring the spread offense that produced so much glorious weeknight MACtion to Camp Randall Stadium. That would mean Wisconsin would throw more. It would mean the Badgers would turn their broad backs on years of beautiful rushing tradition. It would mean the offensive linemen would have to -- gasp -- slim down. Canada wouldn't do that.
A Wisconsin man who stumbled across and alerted authorities to a young girl investigators say was kept in a basement, starved and sexually abused, said Tuesday she looked much younger than her 15 years -- "like she just came from Auschwitz."
The stranger who rescued a malnourished teen lying on the side of the road speaks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin.
Wisconsin authorities have jailed the father, stepmother and stepbrother of a 15-year-old girl investigators say was kept in a basement, sexually abused and starved before being found last week.
Politically polarized Wisconsin is next up in the traveling legal battle over whether requiring photo identification to vote discriminates against minorities and disabled people.
Some house important corporate meetings; others are family homes. Some are gearing up to welcome top athletes while others open their doors to school children each day.
Here are three quick thoughts after Wisconsin cruised past UNLV in Madison, 62-51, in a game that lacked any real semblance of flow or intensity. Just an odd, passive performance, especially from the visiting Rebels.
Wisconsin's offensive approach must seem pretty straightforward to the average viewer: run it up the gut 40 or 50 times behind a seemingly endless assembly line of big, burly linemen. As star tailback Montee Ball said: "We try to impose our will on our opponents, keep pounding them until the other team gives up."
Are James V. McVay's statements the shocking confessions of a man who planned to kill the president? The exaggerated claims of someone seeking attention? The rantings of a lunatic?
With the season of backyard barbecues upon us, we thought you could use a history lesson on everyone's favorite lawn ornament. From the plastic bird's birth to its modern perch atop the pyramid of campy Americana, here's the quick-and-dirty on the hot pink queen of kitsch.
Eighty years after Hoovervilles sprung up around the country, and four months after tens of thousands descended on the Wisconsin state capitol, progressives have a new home in what they're calling Walkerville.
My wife and I are 35, have a good start at building our retirement funds, but we'd like to increase the percentage of fixed-income investments in our tax-deferred retirement accounts. How should we go about doing this? Should we rebalance all at once or slowly over time? --Chad Comer, Madison, Wisconsin
Whenever I stumble across a new travel columnist, I think one thing: "Who the hell are you?"
There were a handful of empty chairs in the Wisconsin Capitol Tuesday as Governor Scott Walker delivered his biennial budget address, defending a proposal that would curb the collective bargaining rights of most public employees.
Three weeks after igniting a firestorm of protest from unions, Gov. Scott Walker introduced a budget Tuesday that would slash more than $1.25 billion from aid to schools and local governments. Walker stressed that the aid won't be missed if the legislature votes to severely curtail public employees' collective bargaining power. That's because school districts and local governments will be able to raise workers' contributions to their health care and pensions, saving a total of $1.5 billion.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker discusses the budget-repair bill and urges 14 Democrat lawmakers to return to the state.
Tensions simmered in Wisconsin as a political stalemate continued Friday after the state's Assembly passed a Republican bill that would strip most state workers of the bulk of their collective-bargaining rights.
State Assembly lawmakers in Wisconsin are poised to vote on a controversial budget-repair bill that would curb public workers' collective-bargaining rights and raise their contributions to pensions and health insurance plans.
For many in labor unions, the political battles in Wisconsin, Ohio and now Indiana are seen as nothing short of a frontal assault on their very existence.
Wisconsin state workers are calling for the "largest day of demonstration outside of Madison in state history" on Thursday to protest Gov. Scott Walker's budget-cutting strategy that they say will cause them to lose their collective bargaining rights.
Democrats in Wisconsin's State Senate remain out of town as Republicans get back to work today.
Embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker fired back at opponents of a budget bill that would increase the costs of benefits to public employees and curb their collective bargaining rights, describing in a written statement how current agreements give too much power to unions.
A few days ago, I wrote an opinion piece for CNN.com explaining why teachers in Wisconsin -- and throughout the nation -- are angry, and it isn't just because Gov. Scott Walker asked them to pay more for their pensions and health-care benefits. They are angry because of the unwarranted public vilification that has been heaped on them for the past two years.
Protestors continue to demonstrate against Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget cuts in Madison, Wisconsin.
Tea Party activists supporting a bill that would slash collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin public employees flocked to Madison on Saturday, bringing a new dimension to a budget battle that shows few signs of compromise.
As the standoff continues in Madison over a budget bill that would increase the costs of benefits to public employees and curb their collective bargaining rights, Republican Gov, Scott Walker blamed unions for squandering state coffers and impeding fiscal reform.
Thousands of teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public sector workers have camped out at the Wisconsin Capitol, protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to reduce their take-home pay -- by increasing their contribution to their pension plans and health care benefits -- and restrict their collective bargaining rights.
After six days of protests that packed the state capitol, Wisconsin's major teachers' union called on members to start returning to work Monday but keep fighting a proposed rollback of union protections for public employees.
Embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended a budget bill that would slash public workers' benefits and most collective bargaining rights in an effort to address Wisconsin's impending $3.6 billion dollar deficit.
CNN's Casey Wian reports on one family that is protesting at the Wisconsin state capital.
MADISON, Wis. -- Jordan Taylor, the hero of Wisconsin's 71-67 dethroning of Ohio State, the last undefeated team left in Division I, and the man at the eye of a court-storming after scoring 27 points and dealing out seven assists against one turnover, once took a visit to Madison as a high-school sophomore, sat in assistant coach Greg Gard's office and asked a question:
When a former police captain stumbled on spirituality, she discovered a different way to serve and protect.
Some of the nation's top experts Tuesday were looking for clues into sudden, mass deaths of birds in two states over New Year's weekend.
People who swear by the cold-fighting properties of echinacea may want to skip the herbal remedy -- and save a few bucks -- the next time they feel the sniffles coming on.
A Wisconsin woman who cut in front of a long line of Black Friday shoppers was arrested, police say, after she allegedly threatened to shoot those she moved ahead of.
The Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison was evacuated Tuesday morning because of an "unverified threat to the building," but was reopened a few hours later, Capitol Police said.
It was 5:16 a.m. when the call came in to a 911 dispatcher in Madison, Wisconsin. The story, from Cathy Silver, came out staccato: Cathy's husband, Jim, was gagging, gasping for air. A nurse at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Cathy could see that her husband, the father of four grown children, was in cardiac arrest.
New guidelines from the American Heart Association change the way people should perform CPR.
Rapper Fat Joe and others in his entourage were briefly detained and questioned early Monday after a woman reported an alleged sexual assault, Madison, Wisconsin, police said.
Green living is a spiritual calling for a group of Christian women in the upper Midwest. Call it a heavenly approach to being good stewards of the Earth.
A Wisconsin couple wed as baby is on its way
On a recent afternoon along Church Street in Burlington, Vermont, young aspiring actors recited passages from Shakespeare's Henry V as jugglers, break-dancers, and blowers of didgeridoos displayed their skills nearby, creating a visual and aural cacophony. Just another day in a thriving college town -- this one happening to be home to the University of Vermont.
MADISON, Wis. -- For 16 seasons, he was the ultimate Packers hero. But now that the Brett Favre era in Minnesota has launched -- at long last, with yet another trademark flip-flop -- the most fascinating question to ponder is whether that instantly makes him Green Bay's ultimate villain as a Viking?
One of the many jobs that Lee Edwards took on during his 25-year career at BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, was leading the energy giant's effort to re-brand itself. Today as the CEO of Virent Energy Systems, a seven-year-old biofuel startup in Madison, Wis., he is truly trying to move beyond petroleum. With a proprietary process it calls "BioForming," Virent says it can turn plant sugars from corn, switchgrass, and other crops into gasoline that has a higher energy density than ethanol.
We've found 15 water parks in your own backyard. Before the dreaded "are we there yet?" echoes from the back seat, you'll be in the parking lot.
It was a Friday night in June 2007 when 22-year-old college student Kelly Nolan left her home to meet friends at a bar in Madison, Wisconsin.
Question: I recently saw a tool on a CNN show that allows you to give yourself a "personal stress test." Do you know where I can find it on the net? --Harlan, Madison, Wisconsin
With thousands of jobs lost in the manufacturing sector and some of the highest unemployment rates in the country, the Midwest has taken an especially hard hit during this economic recession.
A monster truck show promoter, who days earlier touted his event's safety record, died after being crushed by one of the trucks during a show in Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday night.
Two people are dead in freaky monster truck accidents, just one week apart. CNN's Maggie Schneider reports.
"NO NO NO. Not just no, but HELL NO," writes Richard, a reader from Anchorage, Alaska.
A woman and her accountant husband who claims he's developed a formula for lottery picks have each claimed $350,000 jackpots -- twice
My first year out of college, I took a job with the Los Angeles Times and was given my first real beat: college baseball. I had no idea at the time, but Southern California is mecca for college baseball fans. UCLA, USC, Cal-State Fullerton and Long Beach State are powerhouse programs, regular producers of major-league talent and each has a gem of a stadium. As I visited those schools to cover games, I fell for each of their stadiums. I particularly liked Jackie Robinson Stadium, which is crowded by towering trees, and Blair Field, with its bright blue overhangs. But then I drove north on Highway 1 to watch USC play at Pepperdine and discovered what is widely believed to be the best college baseball stadium in America.
According to many analysts, even a recession can't do much to curb American's love (or willingness to pay) for candy
Dear FSB: We are preparing to sell our small retail store. What measures should we take to ensure that we get the highest price possible? What do potential buyers value most when looking for a retail business?
Snowy weather causes a major pileup in Gates, New York.
Dear FSB: My partner and I are trying to determine the value of our healthcare IT consulting business.
CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf has your Saturday morning weather forecast.
Like 20- or 30-something singles, older men and women are dating and embracing their sexuality. But many older singles -- some of whom have already been down the aisle -- aren't looking to exchange their single status for a band of gold.
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting: In 2004, the Dane County board (Madison, WI) passed a policy which bars social workers from asking the immigration status of people seeking welfare. It also prohibits local ordinances and resolutions that bar government employees from either checking on the legal status of people seeking welfare or from notifying the federal government if that status is illegal. Wisconsin State Senator Glen Grothman (R-Madison) and Rep. Roger Roth (R-Grand Chute) are seeking co-sponsors. The county collected $139.2 million from transfer and recordation taxes in 2006. In 2007 it was $118 million. Down a little over 15 percent. In New York, the governor warns of a shortfall of at least $3.6 billion for next year due to slowdowns in financial services and real estate. Arizona's budget predicts a budget shortfall of $600 million in 2008. -- Baltimore County budget director "If Republicans for example, were to go
A couple weeks ago, my editor called with an idea, simple yet beguiling: a baseball road trip through the Midwest in the heat of August. The plan: Six teams in four days in three cities, with an eye toward the NL Central race. Go forth and explore baseball country, the editor said, and then he used a bunch of words that East Coasters like to invoke when talking about the Midwest, like "Americana" and "heartland" and "cheese curds." I told him I would do my best.
You're longing to replace those dark oak cabinets, avocado appliances and worn countertops in your kitchen. But the $50,000 to $100,000 price of a high-end renovation and the thought of living on kung pao for three months during construction make you queasy. Plus, in today's buyer's market, a full-scale renovation doesn't return what it used to: In 2006, home sellers got only 80% of their kitchen remodeling costs back, according to the National Association of Realtors, down from 91% in 2005.
You're longing to replace those dark oak cabinets, avocado appliances and worn countertops in your kitchen. But the $50,000 to $100,000 price of a high-end renovation and the thought of living on kung pao for three months during construction make you queasy.
Hatred, hatred Is the only thing that lasts forever. Hatred, hatred Is the only thing that keeps us together. -- Raymond Douglas Davies
As part of our Welcome to the Future special report, we recently asked for your thoughts on the future of the family.
When Good-Faith Estimates Go Bad
Since I have 30 or so years until retirement and can tolerate some volatility, I've decided to put 80 percent of my 401(k) and IRA assets in stocks. I've noticed, however, that many asset allocation models recommend limiting small-caps to only 15 percent or so of one's overall stock holdings. Why so little in small caps?
A college student who was found alive Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin, four days after she disappeared told police she was abducted at knifepoint, authorities said.
Everybody's got an opinion, but the Center for Organization Effectiveness, unlike many of us, wants to hear it. This consulting group, based in Madison, Wis., routinely surveys clients' employees t...
Sometimes, investment ideas are like wild mushrooms: The more appealing they look, the more toxic they turn out to be. Lately, the mutual fund business has been all abuzz with the suggestion that p...
When FORTUNE asked the question two issues ago, we unfortunately gave the wrong answers, due to incorrect data supplied by Moran Stahl & Boyer, a consulting firm specializing in business-location s...
Iowa City, Iowa--hardly famous as an intellectual capital--has a higher percentage of college graduates than any other city in the U.S., as measured by Moran Stahl & Boyer, a consulting firm specia...
The April article about disability insurance prompts me to point out that while employer-sponsored group disability plans may provide as much as 60% of your earnings, only a long-term, individually...
This letter is in response to ''The Bank of the Future'' in your special year- end issue, which painted a very dark picture of banks and bankers. Most bankers are not connivers out to make a fast b...
Technology is opening up new ways to communicate with the more than 20 million Americans who are deaf or hearing-impaired. This means new opportunities for businesses to reach these potential custo...
Here is where to check out whether you are owed any unclaimed treasure from your past. In pursuing such funds, apply not only to your present state of residence but also to all the others where you...
Your December article ''Why Credit Unions Now Look Spooky'' focuses on the supposition that because credit unions are devoting a greater share of their lending to home mortgages, credit union safet...