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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:26:38 -0600

 



As he leaves the Senate, Harry Reid says he's 'hopeful' on Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:39:00 -0600

Reid, the Nevada Democrat, is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress. "I agree with the American people -- I don't have a real high regard for Congress either, because we're not getting things done."(image)



Mental health care gets a boost from 21st Century Cures Act

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:08:00 -0600

Early intervention for treating psychosis and grants to train more psychologists and psychiatrists are just some of the ways the legislation would change mental health services.(image)



Fact check: Trump's victory tour stump speech

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:38:00 -0600

The president-elect is giving speeches in swing states he won that hark back to his rallies during the campaign. NPR policy and political experts check the claims Trump is making on his victory tour.(image)



Daily Digest: Ellison all-in for DNC

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:42:42 -0600

Ellison says he'll step down from his congressional seat if he wins the DNC job.(image)



Minneapolis council approves budget with $1.3M for more police officers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:07:16 -0600

Before the vote, council members heard from opponents of the plan, who say the resources would be better spent on crime prevention. Council members tweaked the budget in the hopes of addressing those concerns.(image)



Four experts debate Obama's accomplishments, failures in foreign policy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Four experts debate the accomplishments and failures of President Barack Obama's 8 years conducting America's foreign policy.(image)



Trump tags former wrestling magnate to head Small Business Administration

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:49:00 -0600

Linda McMahon is the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. The Republican twice ran to become the first female U.S. senator for Connecticut, but lost both bids.(image)



Minnesota GOP says it won recount, state Senate control

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:56:37 -0600

Republican Jerry Relph remains the winner of the Senate District 14 race, GOP Senate leader Paul Gazelka said Wednesday. While not yet official, the win would give the GOP a 34-33 seat majority.(image)



Somali-Minnesotan lawmaker: DC cab driver threatened me

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:28:33 -0600

Ilhan Omar made history on Nov. 8 when she won a Minnesota House seat to become the nation's first Somali-American legislator. On Wednesday, she said she was the victim of Islamophobic hate.(image)



Trump's pick for EPA head is a climate skeptic, has repeatedly sued agency

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:18:21 -0600

The president-elect is expected to nominate Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, a booster of the fossil fuel industry, to lead the EPA.(image)



Trump a winner in spending bill; retired miners out of luck

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:54:38 -0600

President-elect Donald Trump emerges as a winner in the final version of the must-pass spending bill as congressional Republicans tacked on an expedited process for ensuring his nominee for defense secretary can serve.(image)



Trump taps retired Marine general to head Homeland Security

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:01:00 -0600

Ret. Gen. John Kelly, the former boss of the U.S. Southern Command, would be the third former general picked by President-elect Trump.(image)



Trump selects long-serving Iowa governor as ambassador to China

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:19:00 -0600

Gov. Terry Branstad, a Trump backer and the nation's longest-serving governor, has extensive ties to China and a friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping that goes back decades.(image)



For Trump: Kinder words for immigrants, one new Cabinet pick

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:24:51 -0600

Laying new groundwork for his presidency, Donald Trump chose retired Gen. John Kelly Wednesday to head his Homeland Security Department.(image)



Megyn Kelly on Trump and the media: 'We're in a dangerous phase right now'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:27:00 -0600

The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. "Too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them," Kelly says.(image)



Radio conspiracy theorist claims ear of Trump, pushes 'Pizzagate' fictions

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:49:00 -0600

Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.(image)



Rep. Ellison says he'll quit House if elected DNC chair

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:17:07 -0600

Minnesota DFL Rep. Keith Ellison said Wednesday he'd resign his U.S. House of Representatives seat if elected Democratic National Committee Chair in February.(image)



When it comes to wealthy leaders, world abounds with cautionary tales

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:24:00 -0600

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: People think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.(image)



Daily Digest: Lawsuit over gay marriage

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:50:51 -0600

A federal lawsuit seeks to throw out Minnesota's human rights law.(image)



Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:49:53 -0600

"It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC's "Today" show.(image)