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Published: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:34:10 -0500


Daily Digest: Emmer talks taxes

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:36:43 -0500

A roundup of some political stories in the news.(image)

Emmer ready to push tax overhaul

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:58 -0500

The Republican congressman said at a forum Tuesday that he wants fewer tax brackets, a cut in the corporate tax rate and an elimination of the estate tax.(image)

Aspen Ideas Festival: Are the founding fathers overrated?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

David Rubenstein asks, and tries to answer, the question, "Are the Founding Fathers overrated?" He says they were talented and courageous people, who deserve all the credit they get for putting the country together and creating a durable constitution... but they could not figure out a way to deal with America's biggest original defect: slavery.(image)

Protests turn unruly after Trump's Phoenix speech

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:20:00 -0500

A cloudy haze enveloped the night sky Tuesday outside the convention center where Trump had just wrapped up his speech as protesters and police clashed.(image)

Louise Linton said she 'sacrifices' more than other taxpayers. It's not that simple

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:35:00 -0500

In which we use an internet side show created by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife to dive into tax policy. Because that's how we roll.(image)

Trump defends Charlottesville comments at Phoenix rally

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:34:00 -0500

President Trump attacked the media and pivoted to defending his record on the deadly violence earlier this month at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.(image)

Watch: Trump heads to Arizona to push border wall funding, rally supporters

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:00:00 -0500

At a campaign rally in Phoenix, President Trump moved to a message of unity, saying that what happened in Charlottesville "strikes at the core of America," and then attacking the media. Earlier Tuesday, he visited a Customs and Border Protection facility in Yuma.(image)

Trump won't pardon sheriff; tensions high at rally site

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:05:11 -0500

It's the first Trump campaign rally since a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists led to three deaths.(image)

Judge: Hodges must unveil Mpls. budget earlier, or show why she can't

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:37:56 -0500

A resident filed suit saying that residents wouldn't get enough time to study the Minneapolis mayor's budget plan.(image)

Trump disbands climate change panel, but its work may continue

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:22:34 -0500

The committee was supposed to take the National Climate Assessment, which reports on the effects of climate change in the U.S., and make it useful to people on the ground.(image)

Officials say Trump's Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:50:10 -0500

U.S. officials said there was no fixed number. But they said the Pentagon has told Trump it needs that many fresh forces in addition to the roughly 8,400 Americans in the country to accomplish Trump's objectives.(image)

A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:35:36 -0500

The decision to reject a coal industry push for a rarely used emergency order is a rare example of friction between the beleaguered coal industry and the president who has vowed to save it.(image)

Osmek entry pushes GOP governor field to 10

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:47:33 -0500

Bulging GOP field for governor grows again with state Sen. Dave Osmek's announcement he'll seek the party's backing in 2018.(image)

List of charities shunning Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort keeps growing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:25:00 -0500

Many of the groups cited controversy about recent comments by President Trump that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.(image)

In solar trade dispute, will proposed tariffs cost industry jobs?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:01:00 -0500

Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.(image)

Under Trump rule, nursing home residents may not be able to sue after abuse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:35:00 -0500

The Trump administration is proposing to replace an Obama-era rule that would have made it easier for nursing home residents to sue for negligence or abuse.(image)

Daily Digest: Field for governor grows

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:41:01 -0500

Another GOP candidate for governor joins an already crowded field.(image)

Truth, Politics and Power: A North Korea update

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The U.S. and South Korea this week commenced computer-simulated military drills designed to prepare for a possible war with a nuclear-capable North Korea. Former NPR host Neal Conan explores the diplomatic and military situation with a former negotiator, a former high level Pentagon official and a historian.(image)

'We are not nation-building again,' Trump says while unveiling Afghanistan strategy

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:48:05 -0500

President Trump declared that a hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan "would create a vacuum," and that America is "not nation-building again; we are killing terrorists."(image)

Secret Service: We need help to protect Trump family

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:16:00 -0500

The agency charged with protecting the president is seeking help from Congress to cover excess overtime costs. Officers put in a lot of extra hours, keeping up with Trump and his well-traveled family.(image)