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Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:51:45 -0500


6 changes the Trump administration can still make to Obamacare

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:27:00 -0500

The Republican overhaul bill died, but the health care drama continues. There are lots of ways the administration can change the Affordable Care Act, without congressional approval.(image)

Ex-Christie aide gets prison term for bridge revenge plot

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:28:33 -0500

Bill Baroni was the first of two former Christie allies to be sentenced Wednesday after being convicted in November of all the counts against them, including wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes.(image)

Reality check on Trump calling for bipartisanship on health care

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:51:00 -0500

The president told a bipartisan group of senators that there will be a deal on health care. "It's such an easy one," he said, adding that it will "happen very quickly." But it's hardly that easy.(image)

Fact check: Spicer says case closed on Russia. It's not

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:30:30 -0500

The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump's campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president's spokesperson that it's case closed.(image)

Minnesota lawmakers strike reinsurance deal

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:06:37 -0500

The legislation aims to prop up the individual insurance market by helping insurers cover expensive medical claims.(image)

GAO agrees to review costs of Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:32:00 -0500

The Government Accountability Office has agreed to review costs and security measures associated with President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago. Trump has spent five weekends there since taking office.(image)

Daily Digest: State likely to meet clean energy goals

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:51:03 -0500

Even after President Trump's order, Minnesota is on track to meet clean energy goals.(image)

It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:44:48 -0500

Britain's top envoy to the EU, Tim Barrow, hand-delivered a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk formally triggering a two-year countdown to the final split.(image)

House GOP says health care fight not over, but offers no path forward

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:23:00 -0500

House Republicans say they will try again to advance a bill to repeal and replace key pillars of President Obama's health care law.(image)

What Trump misses about energy jobs in America

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:18:00 -0500

The president on Tuesday signed an executive order with the intention of helping bring back coal jobs. But clean energy jobs, like solar, have taken off, far outpacing coal.(image)

What the death of broadband privacy rules means

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:02:09 -0500

Congress has sent President Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers to sell the browsing habits of their customers.(image)

IQ2 debate: Is Universal Basic Income the safety net of the future?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

What if the government gave everyone a $600 check every month as a base level of income? Would it combat poverty and help workers in an ever-changing economy? Or would it take away the incentive to work?(image)

Congress votes to let internet providers sell your privacy

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:10:00 -0500

The rule, which had not yet taken effect, would have required internet providers to ask permission before selling consumers' personal data. President Trump is expected to sign the rollback.(image)

Economics, not EPA, drive down power plant emissions in Minnesota

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:33:40 -0500

President Trump's executive order rolling back federal regulations on coal-fired power plants won't have much effect on plants here, but will the action slow global progress on climate change?(image)

Dayton pushes Republicans unwilling to expand pre-K program

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:24:03 -0500

After Republicans snubbed the request in recent budget proposals, Gov. Mark Dayton says a $175 million expansion of voluntary pre-K remains one of his budget priorities this session.(image)

Driver rams car into building on Capitol grounds, flees

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:50:15 -0500

Police were searching Tuesday for a driver who slammed his car into the side of the Minnesota Department of Administration building not far from the state Capitol. There were no apparent injuries.(image)

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:22:33 -0500

Despite that setback for the GOP, several Republicans said Congress might revisit health care in the future, and anti-abortion leaders have stressed they will not abandon their campaign to defund Planned Parenthood.(image)

Russian Manafort client: Willing to speak to Congress

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:17:46 -0500

A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.(image)

Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:38:45 -0500

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming. The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs.(image)

‘Stand Your Ground’ bill heads to House floor

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:24:33 -0500

Gun rights bill forwarded to House floor for an eventual vote. Gov. Dayton vetoed a similar plan before.(image)