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Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

HELSINKI — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the 'enemy of the people' before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Trump and his top aides were downplaying expectations...

 

Trump faults Obama for US response to Russian hacking

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for not responding aggressively enough to Russian hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 U.S. election — cyberattacks underpinning the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers. Trump's first response to special...

 

Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

BLENHEIM PALACE, England — Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime Minister Theresa May, blamed...

 

BP: Thief River Falls meeting turns into scuffle with shoves, thrown chair, council member says

THIEF RIVER FALLS - A Thief River Falls City Council member said his colleague swung a chair at him during a Tuesday argument at City Hall, an altercation that has sparked an investigation. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disturbance that took place Tuesday afternoon during an...

 

Teamsters Joint Council 32 and Local 120 Endorse Jason Metsa for Congress

Virginia, MN – Today, Teamsters Joint Council 32 and Teamsters Local 120 announced their endorsement of Jason Metsa for Congress in MN-08. “Jason will do a phenomenal job for Teamster members because he has firsthand knowledge of the issues important to our members,” said Lawrence Yoswa, President of Teamsters...

 

Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing on Capitol Hill as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process. But while establishing a government-to-government relationship between the United States and an Indian nation has often been controversial, lawmakers from both...

 

Mille Lacs Band swears in new Band Assembly members

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe swore in three new members to its Band Assembly, which is the legislative branch of the tribal government, on Tuesday, July 10. Sheldon Boyd is the new secretary-treasurer, Marvin Bruneau is the district II representative, and Wallace St. John Sr. is the district III representative....

 

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

BRUSSELS — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump declared that a joint...

 

GOP senator warns against trusting Putin 'mafia'

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator who just returned from a congressional trip to Russia warned against trusting President Vladimir Putin, saying that dealing with the Russian government is like "dealing with the mafia." Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recently went with other GOP senators to see first-hand the Russian economy...

 

Candidate Deb Haaland Responds to Supreme Court Nominee Announcement

Albuquerque, NM -- In response to highly anticipated Supreme Court nominee announcement, Deb Haaland, the Democratic Nominee for Congress in New Mexico's District 1, released the following statement: "Donald Trump's selection for Supreme Court nominee sends a very clear message to everyday people: he doesn't care and h...

 

Minnesota's pension changes "far from a cure-all," Moody's warns

Just one month after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a massive overhaul of Minnesota’s pension system into law, the prominent credit rating agency Moody’s warned that the changes are “far from a cure-all.” Moody’s was one of several rating agencies that recently published articles saying the state’s reform, which...

 

Trump's economic gamble: Solid job gains vs. risky trade war

WASHINGTON — From the safety of a resilient U.S. economy, President Donald Trump lit the fuse Friday on a high-risk trade war with China. History suggests that a cycle of tariffs and retaliations can eventually choke economic growth. But for now, employers, investors and U.S. consumers are weighing the perils of a...

 

BP: Mitch McConnell pursued from Kentucky restaurant by angry crowd

A group of Democratic Socialists and other angry protesters pursued Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell through a restaurant parking lot in Kentucky on Saturday, berating him with a mixture of immigration rhetoric and personal insults - and at one point an apparent threat to visit his home. The Louisville encounter...

 

Patch returned as CRIT Chairman

After being recalled in April, Dennis Patch has been returned as Chairman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. In a special election held July 7, Patch was the top vote-getter in a field of seven candidates for Tribal Chairman. Tommy Drennan was elected to fill the seat on the Tribal Council that became vacant when...

 

Native American Legislative Update

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa). On Wednesday, May 9, FCNL...

 

Trump says his awkwardly capitalized tweets are no mistake

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says his awkwardly capitalized tweets are no mistake. In a Tuesday afternoon Twitter posting, Trump is delivering the public service announcement about his digital statements. http://www.startribune.com/trump-says-his-awkwardly-capitalized-tweets-are-no-mistake/...

 

President Trump drops race as factor in college admissions, reversing Obama affirmative action policy

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student's race into account to promote diversity in admissions. The shift gives schools and universities the federal government's blessing to take a race-neutral approach in admissions and enrollment decisions....

 

GOP lawmakers make nice with Russians in Moscow

MOSCOW – GOP members of Congress sounded a newly conciliatory tone in meetings with Russian lawmakers and officials here Tuesday in a rare visit to Moscow and a preview of the looming summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told Russia's foreign...

 

Paulette Jordan speaks at Idaho Democratic Convention

Democratic nominee for the governor, Paulette Jordan speaks at Idaho Democratic Convention about her plan to ensure affordable education once she's elected. Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article214103879.html#storylink=cpy...

 

Zackuse delivers State of the Tribes

Tulalip Tribal chairwoman Marie Zackuse talked about the Tribes' projects from the previous year and their plans for the future at her State of the Tribes address on June 29. Zackuse said that the Tribes' main goals are fostering a clean and productive environment, resilient economy and healthy community....

 

Federal court blocks ICE treatment of asylum seekers

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday determined the U.S. government is violating its own rules regarding the treatment of people seeking asylum. Judge James Boasberg issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to stop what opponents called the arbitrary detention of...

 

Judge won't hold San Juan County in contempt over primary election problems after racial gerrymandering ruling

SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge has refused to hold San Juan County in contempt of court over problems that emerged leading up to the primary election. The county has been under court oversight and scrutiny following a ruling last year that commission and school board boundaries were gerrymandered along racial...

 

Mexico's Lopez Obrador on brink of historic presidential win

MEXICO CITY — Leftist populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was on the brink of a historic presidential win Sunday night as an exit poll gave him an overwhelming lead and both of his chief rivals conceded defeat. Lopez Obrador, who has vowed to transform Mexico and oust the "mafia of power" that rules the country,...

 

DFL race for governor splits along regional lines

A group of DFL lawmakers from greater Minnesota is alarmed by the prospect of running in November with the all-Twin Cities gubernatorial ticket of state Reps. Erin Murphy and Erin Maye Quade, their party-endorsed candidates. As Democrats increasingly lose their hold on political power outside Minnesota's largest...

 

Restless Democratic newcomers bringing change to House

WASHINGTON — Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation is making its way to Washington. It's not just that some of the Democrats, like 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are young and progressive. They are. Or that many are women entering politics who want to...

 

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