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Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:15:58 -0500


Reinsurance approval costly for Minnesota

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:44:31 -0500

Minnesota should get federal approval for a new program to control health insurance premiums but may lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.(image)

Melania Trump threatens lawsuit over English class billboard

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:07:24 -0500

Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital after her lawyer threatened a lawsuit.(image)

Capitol security panel won’t propose new protest rules

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:29:32 -0500

Despite protests that have grown violent, a Capitol security committee isn't pushing for new rules to deal with spontaneous demonstrations.(image)

What to make of Trump's 'America First' speech at the United Nations

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:15:24 -0500

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump vowed this morning to "always put America first." What does that mean now, as opposed to on the campaign trail?(image)

GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:55:08 -0500

The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively.(image)

Trump confidante rejects any collusion in Russia election interference

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:26:00 -0500

Long-serving Trump attorney Michael Cohen delivers a strident denial to Congress that he had any role in Russia's information warfare against the United States last year.(image)

Daily Digest: Legislature has nearly $17 million

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:39:34 -0500

The dispute between the governor and Legislature focuses on dollars and cents.(image)

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:08:06 -0500

Top Senate Republicans have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue.(image)

At UN, Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:51:23 -0500

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump defended his "America First" creed as a basis for countries to cooperate without losing sight of their own self-interest.(image)

Carl Pope offers his ideas for saving the planet

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Environmental leader Carl Pope speaks at the Westminster Town Hall Forum: "Can We Save the Planet?"(image)

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:17:21 -0500

The bill would put the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.(image)

House and Senate have combined $16.7 million on hand

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:48:10 -0500

The House and Senate lay out how much cash they have in reserve and how long it would last.(image)

Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:12:40 -0500

Four of the monuments are in the West, and two are marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean.(image)

The state of gerrymandering in America

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:26:04 -0500

Should state legislatures be allowed to draw electoral districts that favor one party over another? A journalist and a lawyer weighed in on the controversial topic of gerrymandering.(image)

State appeals court won't block Minneapolis sick-time ordinance

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:43:28 -0500

The court declined to suspend a city ordinance requiring employers provide time off for employee illness or emergency. It did allow a temporary injunction barring Minneapolis from enforcing the ordinance for employers based outside the city.(image)

Political Junkie: President Trump's ideological compass

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:22:59 -0500

The Political Junkie takes on the ideology behind President Trump's recent deals with Democratic leaders, and Steve Bannon's continued influence from Breitbart News.(image)

Daily Digest: Monday roundup

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:40:42 -0500

Some items in the news you may have missed over the weekend.(image)

Trump, in UN debut, urges the world body to reform

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:22:21 -0500

President Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world.(image)

Aspen Ideas Festival: The legacy of James Madison

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"Constitution Day," marks the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. James Madison is considered the "father of the Constitution," and Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman spoke about Madison's legacy at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival.(image)

Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:17:41 -0500

North Korea will be high on the agenda for world leaders this coming week at the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump's biggest moment on the world stage since his inauguration.(image)