The GOP in control (including Judge Diane Sykes' high court prospects), plus upbeat and depressing football news, and a deer's sudden resurrection
What we’re reading this morning.
Republican governors, led by Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, plan to seek a shift in how medical aid to the poor is funded, now that their party has control of Congress and the White House.
While president-elect Trump puts together his cabinet in what the New York Times calls “a Trump-branded, made-for-television spectacle,” we recommend this interview for a look at his aide Steve Bannon.
And also this, for the latest on his search for a Supreme Court justice to replace Antonin Scalia: Brown Deer native and federal appeals court judge Diane Sykes (Charlie’s ex) is considered one of two most likely nominees.
Back in Wisconsin, check out this story about the stunned deer that came back to life in the trunk of the guy who hit is.
In sports, the Wisconsin Badgers moved up to No. 5 in the AP Top 25 poll, but stayed at 6 in the coaches’ poll. It’s the first time since 1960 that three Big Ten teams were in the top five in the AP poll.
Meanwhile, the Packers’ tailspin continues…
And if that wasn’t bad enough, we have this from former Journal Sentinel reporter Tyler Dunne on Aaron Rodgers troubles both on the field and off.