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Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:39:12 -0600


Chart: How the new version of the Republican tax bill would affect you

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0600

The bill would lower the rate for top earners and also let graduate students keep their tuition waivers.(image)

Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:03:46 -0600

Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his "election integrity fund' so he could investigate reports of voter fraud.(image)

Trump administration moves to kill rules for organic eggs

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:20:00 -0600

It's the latest Obama-era agriculture regulation to go on the chopping block. This one governs the treatment of animals on organic farms. But most organic farmers actually support the rule.(image)

Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself plans to run for his seat

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:06:00 -0600

State Rep. Dan Johnson's death came days after a news outlet published allegations he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl. His widow decried "high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths."(image)

Dayton, Fischbach discuss succession plans over walleye

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:26:49 -0600

Gov. Dayton hosted state Sen. Michelle Fischbach for lunch to discuss her pending move into the lieutenant governor's office.(image)

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:21:47 -0600

Republicans solidified support for their major overhaul of the nation's tax laws Friday, securing endorsements from wavering senators as they pushed to muscle their bill through Congress next week.(image)

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:43:37 -0600

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control.(image)

Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional North Korea talks

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:36:20 -0600

Tillerson's prepared remarks suggested only that North Korea would have to undertake a sustained halt in its threatening behavior before talks could begin. But he changed the script.(image)

Trump judicial nominee unable to answer basic questions of law

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:52:54 -0600

Federal court nominee Matthew Petersen was stumped on basic legal questions during confirmation hearing.(image)

St. Paul council president hands over leadership post to Amy Brendmoen

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:10:07 -0600

Council President Russ Stark says he is stepping aside to let Council Member Amy Brendmoen lead as the council addresses the needs of a growing city.(image)

Before talking at FBI, Trump slams the agency, opens door to pardoning Flynn

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600

The president attended a ceremony for graduates at the FBI National Academy on Friday. The visit will be complicated, given months of blistering criticism of the agency on Twitter.(image)

Daily Digest: Back to court?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:42:07 -0600

The DFL leader of the Minnesota Senate says he expects a lawsuit over the dispute about a pending vacancy in the lieutenant governor's office.(image)

Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:32:43 -0600

The Florida senator's potential defection puts the Republicans' razor-thin margin in the Senate closer to the edge. GOP leaders are straining to muscle the bill through Congress next week, handing President Trump his first major legislative victory by Christmas.(image)

What the FCC rollback of 'net neutrality' means to you

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:06:09 -0600

In the short term, the answer is simple: Not much. But over time, your ability to watch what you want to watch online and to use the apps that you prefer could start to change.(image)

Newest Minnesota Senate standoff seems bound for court

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:52:30 -0600

State Senate Democratic leader says a Republican lawmaker's plan to hold jobs in two branches of Minnesota government seems destined for court. Senate Republican leader holds out hope for a workaround.(image)

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly support 'zero tolerance' on sexual harassment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:47:00 -0600

Republicans, independents and Democrats alike agree that "a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment is essential to bringing about change in our society," according to a new NPR/Ipsos(image)

Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:55:25 -0600

The updated version leaves in place the deduction for interest on student loans, according to two congressional aides. The bill also would no longer start taxing graduate-school tuition waivers.(image)

Trump's 'closing argument' on taxes, annotated

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:15:28 -0600

As the House and Senate worked out their differences on tax overhaul, President Trump again made the argument for the legislation. Read his full remarks with context and analysis from NPR.(image)

Clark joins DFL contest for MN attorney general

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:08:02 -0600

DFLer Sam Clark has launched his campaign for Minnesota attorney general.(image)

Tax reform for Christmas

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:53:56 -0600

The GOP tax bill appears closer to a done deal after Republicans leaders in the House and Senate came to an agreement Wednesday.(image)