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Published: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:30:14 -0500


Trump Cabinet turnover sets record going back 100 years

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:00:12 -0500

President Trump says "there will always be change, and I think you want to see change." Already he's had more Cabinet turnover in 420 days than 14 of his predecessors had in their first two years.(image)

Daily Digest: Klobuchar targets Facebook

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:32:45 -0500

Some Minnesota political stories you may have missed over the weekend.(image)

Trump tweets revive chatter he's preparing to fire Mueller

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:51:16 -0500

President Trump is not considering firing the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, a top White House lawyer said.(image)

Neal Conan special: Presidents, Politics and the FBI

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Neal Conan explores the history of political influence at the FBI.(image)

Putin gains massive mandate for nationalist policies

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:22:57 -0500

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a fourth presidential term with nearly 77 percent of the vote -- his highest score ever and a massive mandate to pursue his nationalist, assertive policies for another six years in power.(image)

Fact check: Trump falsely says 'no crime' in Russia probe

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:09:29 -0500

Weekend tweets attacked special counsel Robert Mueller's probe as meaningless and biased. They also exulted in the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, once a leader of the bureau's investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email practices.(image)

Kushner Cos. filed false documents with NYC

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:44:01 -0500

The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city of New York declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds.(image)

Trump elevates simmering Mueller, McCabe grievances to boil

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:09:27 -0500

In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump criticized both special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was fired Friday.(image)

AP: McCabe kept memos on Trump; Mueller now has them

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:33:21 -0500

Andrew McCabe kept personal memos that detail his interactions with Trump. Those memos have been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller.(image)

Former coal lobbyist on tap for no. 2 spot at EPA

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:00:41 -0500

The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies, including Xcel Energy. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.(image)

Black voters need more convincing from Democrats in 2018

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:01:11 -0500

Black turnout in the 2016 presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. To reverse that, some voters say Democrats need to better address issues like wealth disparity and criminal justice.(image)

Justice Department fires embattled FBI deputy director just short of retirement

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:09:00 -0500

Andrew McCabe was set to retire Sunday. On Twitter, the president hailed the move as 'a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy.'(image)

Facebook suspends political data firm used in Trump campaign

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:10:11 -0500

Cambridge Analytica concedes it improperly received Facebook users' personal information but denies using it for the campaign. Facebook said the company may not have deleted the data as promised.(image)

Report: Russian hackers had the ability to shut down U.S. power plants

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:02:00 -0500

For the first time, the U.S. publicly blamed Russia for cyberattacks on the country's energy grid. The hackers reportedly broke into the core operations systems of companies in the U.S. and Europe.(image)

Kentucky votes to ban child marriage

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:51:42 -0500

Kentucky joins the growing list of states imposing age limits and other restrictions on child marriage, to rein in a practice that has been largely overlooked in the United States.(image)

Pawlenty: 'warming up the engine' for likely gubernatorial run

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:33:53 -0500

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Friday he will have an announcement "shortly" on whether he'll run for his old job.(image)

Did paying property taxes early aid 2017 returns? We still don't know

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:36:22 -0500

As the filing deadline nears, the IRS won't say if those early property tax payments, driven by President Trump's tax law, are deductible for 2017. There is no guidance or certainty, Minnesota CPAs say.(image)

Russian Nikolai Glushkov's death in London was a murder, police say

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:58:00 -0500

The cause of death was "compression to the neck," police say. Glushkov was a former close associate of a noted critic of Russia's President Vladimir Putin.(image)

Klobuchar joins Liberians in urging they be allowed to stay

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:39:57 -0500

Minnesota's large community of Liberian immigrants will be at risk if President Trump ends their legal status.(image)

Minnesota lawmakers step on the gas to pass slowpoke bill

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:17:06 -0500

A bill attempting to push slower drivers from left-hand freeway lanes has arrived on the Minnesota Senate floor after a committee takes some of the sting out of it.(image)