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GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

WASHINGTON — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they’ll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump’s stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm’s-length and the plan’s fate teetered. “If something can happen, that’s fine,” Trump...

 

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family, denies being disrespectful

MIAMI — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. “I have proof,” he insisted. The controversy over...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Beltrami County Commissioners review Eelpout Fest application

BEMIDJI—The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners addressed the International Eelpout Festival's possible move to Bemidji during a meeting Tuesday. The 38-year-old annual festival, usually held in late February at Walker Bay on Leech Lake routinely draws more than 10,000 people. But organizers may move the 2018...

 

Trump issues warning to McCain after senator's tough speech

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a warning shot after Republican Sen. John McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy. Trump said in a radio interview with WMAL in Washington that “people have to be careful because at some point I fight back.” The...

 

Governor's Residence to be lit blue to honor victims of Mogadishu attack

To honor those wounded and killed in the bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, last week, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered the Governor’s Residence to be lit blue Tuesday night to reflect the flag of Somalia. “Over 500 people have been killed or wounded in this terrible attack on innocent people in Mogadishu, many of...

 

Another last-ditch effort to tackle Obamacare stalls within hours of its release

WASHINGTON – A pair of leading Republican and Democratic senators reached an agreement Tuesday to fund key federal health-care subsidies that President Donald Trump ended last week – and the president expressed support for the plan. But it was unclear whether Senate GOP leaders would embrace the proposal, leaving...

 

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families of those who died in combat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff’s son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honor the military dead. He’s...

 

Who should decide who serves on the state school board?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Should state school board members be elected by the citizens, or appointed by the governor? The state Legislature asked that question during its most regular session, and will begin the conversation again this coming week. http://wvmetronews.com/2017/10/15/who-should-decide-who...

 

Reinsurance done, Republicans join Democrats in fighting for MinnesotaCare money

After Gov. Mark Dayton signed Minnesota’s reinsurance waiver from the federal government Monday, Republican leaders joined the Democratic governor in fighting against the fiscal penalty the feds want to charge Minnesota for the privilege. “Gov. Dayton’s action on our federal waiver today was the right thing to...

 

Trump blames Senate GOP, not himself, for stalled agenda

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump blamed Senate Republicans, not himself, for the stalled GOP agenda Monday ahead of a crucial White House lunch meeting with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on getting make-or-break tax legislation back on track. The president also expressed understanding for former senior aide...

 

Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers

In an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers — name-checking former President Barack Obama specifically as one of those who did not. “I’ve written them personal...

 

Wisconsin lawmakers to consider whether state is open for industrial hemp business

A legislative committee is set to vote on a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism is scheduled to vote on the measure Wednesday morning. http://www.wisconsingazette.com/news/wisconsin/wisconsin-lawmakers-to-consider-whet...

 

Big names throw cash into New Mexico gubernatorial race

Hungarian-born billionaire investor George Soros and his son were among top contributors to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham, while former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his wife were among Republican hopeful Steve Pearce’s biggest backers. Campaign finance reports filed Monday...

 

Trump and the dismantling of Obama's legacy

Washington (AFP) - Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama. Climate, free trade, health care, immigration, foreign policy -- the 45th US president has set about undoing just about everything done...

 

Stillwater school board member says complaint is attempt to stifle dissent

A Stillwater school board member says her colleagues’ decision to investigate an employee’s complaint about her and another board member is without merit and amounts to harassment and intimidation. Sarah Stivland disclosed the complaint and resulting investigation on the Facebook page she used in her 2016 campaign...

 

Trump, gunning for Obamacare, will halt subsidies to health insurers

WASHINGTON — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. Two people familiar with the decision described the plan late Thursday night, seeking anonymity because they were not...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Democrat stops just short of forcing House vote on Trump's impeachment

WASHINGTON - A Democratic congressman stopped just short of forcing a House vote on President Donald Trump's impeachment Wednesday, pulling back under apparent pressure from his own party. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, read his impeachment resolution on the House floor Wednesday afternoon, bringing it up under rules that...

 

Trump attacks NBC News over report he wanted massive increase in nuclear arsenal

President Donald Trump attacked NBC News on Wednesday, dismissing as “pure fiction” an explosive report that he had sought a massive increase in the nation’s nuclear arsenal. On Twitter, Trump also raised the possibility that he would support stripping the broadcast licenses of news networks that report what he...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage 'frankly disgusting'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out over a critical news report and escalated his previous attacks on the press by seeming to suggest that news organizations he disagrees with be shut down, alarming free-speech advocates who compared the tactics to intimidation efforts by the Nixon...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Leaders divided on Trump after Korea tweets, rift with senator

GRAND FORKS — Mounting tensions with North Korea, a rupture with a top Republican senator and warnings of World War III have left North Dakota and Minnesota politicians divided on President Donald Trump's leadership. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told the New York Times on Sunday, Oct. 8, he's worried President Donald...

 

Will Trump Get His K-12 Budget Cuts? Washington Edu-Insiders Say No.

President Donald Trump alarmed a lot of the education community when he proposed slashing the U.S. Department of Education's nearly $70 billion budget by $9 billion. So will those cuts become a reality? Probably not, say a couple dozen inside-the-beltway education experts surveyed by Whiteboard Advisors. In fact 79...

 

Tribal council general election held

A manual recount of ballots was done following the Oct. 3 general election conducted by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Incumbents on the tribal council with seats up for election - Dee A. Allen, Eric Chapman, Sr., Alice Soulier and George W. Thompson - retained them. htt...

 

Zinke: If We Take Down Confederate Statues, 'Indians' Will Complain About Union Ones

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that the Trump Administration will not remove Confederate monuments from federal lands out of consideration for the feelings of “native Indians.” “Where do you start and where do you stop?” Zinke asked a Breitbart reporter in an interview published Sunday. “It’s a...

 

Newt Gingrich compares Trump to former president who engineered genocide of native tribes

In an interview with CBS This Morning on Tuesday, former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called President Trump a “remarkable” and “historic” figure, comparing him to the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson. “I think Trump is a remarkable figure,” Gingrich...

 

Northern Cheyenne tribal council ousts president

LAME DEER, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Northern Cheyenne tribal council’s vote to oust the tribal president (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A Montana Indian tribe has voted to oust the tribe’s president for reportedly neglecting his duties and violating tribal bylaws. https://www.bozemandailyc...

 

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