- Trek Bicycle Corp. is known for its bikes made for everyone from kids on training wheels to competitors at the Tour de France. But now the company is in the middle of another kind of race -- the one for governor.
- Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom.
- A central argument in Gov. Scott Walker's defense against allegations that he was part of a nationwide criminal scheme to break campaign laws is that those going after him are Democrats on a partisan witch hunt.