- Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.
- Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning and will be succeeded by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday.
- A Wisconsin appeals court says a state senator must turn over the names of people who sent him emails during the bitter debate over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's union restrictions to a conservative think tank.
- Gov. Scott Walker was signing the bill privately Tuesday, along with another proposal designed to set tougher standards for new private schools that want to accept taxpayer-funded voucher students.