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Published: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:52:27 -0500


U.S. Intercepts Reportedly Contradict Attorney General On Russia Contacts

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:49:00 -0500

The Washington Post reports that spy agencies intercepted conversations with Russia's U.S. ambassador suggesting he and Jeff Sessions discussed campaign matters during mid-2016 meetings.(image)

Daudt gives in, will give House a raise

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:16:13 -0500

House speaker says he will allow a pay raise for House members to take effect.(image)

Listen: Mpls. mayor Betsy Hodges addresses resignation of Chief Harteau

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:30:00 -0500

Listen as Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges talks about the decision to ask police chief Janee Harteau to resign.(image)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders replaces Spicer as press secretary

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:51:39 -0500

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been promoted to press secretary in the Trump White House's latest shakeup.(image)

Listen: Friday roundtable on the media

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:39:14 -0500

This is a Roundtable "mid-stream" in our summer media series.(image)

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:03:33 -0500

Spicer's decision appears linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci.(image)

Riding with ICE: 'We're trying to do the right thing'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:03:00 -0500

Under President Trump, arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement have skyrocketed. Their actions have stoked outrage but agents say they're misunderstood and they're just enforcing the law.(image)

U.S. to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:16:15 -0500

Officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had decided to impose "geographic travel restriction" for North Korea, which would make the use of U.S. passports to enter the country illegal.(image)

Daily Digest: TGIF Edition

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:34:44 -0500

Harteau returns, a bipartisan lawsuit, and lots of summer jobs.(image)

Conservative political blogger confirmed for seat on federal appeals court

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:42:00 -0500

John Bush's controversial online views on abortion and race were criticized at a hearing last week but did not stand in the way of his Senate confirmation on a party-line vote.(image)

ACA repeal would leave many Minnesotans without health insurance

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0500

One of the options President Trump has suggested after a health care bill stalled in the Senate is repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. Experts say doing that would jeopardize health insurance for hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans.(image)

Aspen Ideas Festival: Prescriptions for a better health future

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

An Aspen Ideas Festival discussion featuring two doctors with ideas about how to improve our health care system, regardless of what Congress may or may not do.(image)

Trump's private clubs in Florida are seeking visas for foreign workers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:23:00 -0500

President Trump is marking "Made in America" week to promote American labor. At the same time, his two Florida clubs are seeking visas to bring in foreign workers for low-wage jobs.(image)

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:27:23 -0500

Community groups say the move, announced to them by contractors last week, will make it even more difficult to enroll the uninsured and help people already covered re-enroll or shop for a new policy.(image)

MN lawmakers file lawsuit over denied pay raise

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:36:06 -0500

Newest lawsuit tied to Legislature comes from two House members -- one Republican, one DFLer -- over a pay raise they were denied.(image)

Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:27:27 -0500

The Treasury Department that Exxon under Tillerson's leadership had shown "reckless disregard" for sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russian entities in 2014 over Russia's annexation of Crimea.(image)

Her own medical future at stake, a child storms Capitol Hill

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:47:00 -0500

The Republican health care bill failed in part because of opposition to shrinking Medicaid. An 11-year-old girl with sickle cell anemia went to Washington, D.C., to make sure that wouldn't happen.(image)

In interview, Trump lashes out at Sessions and Comey

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:21:00 -0500

Speaking with The New York Times, the president called Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation "very unfair."(image)

Climate scientist says he was demoted for speaking out on climate change

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:13:00 -0500

Joel Clement, who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis during the Obama administration, says in a newspaper op-ed that he was reassigned to an "accounting office."(image)

Daily Digest: Dayton will appeal veto ruling

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:41:43 -0500

Good morning and welcome to Thursday.  It’s been a busy 24 hours, so let’s check the Digest. 1. A Ramsey County judge Wednesday declared DFL Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item vetoes of funding for the Minnesota House and Senate violated the separation of powers clause of the Minnesota constitution and are “null and void.” Dayton says…(image)