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Sen. Mitch McConnell looks to shift blame for government shutdown

WASHINGTON – In a bid to put pressure on Democrats, Sen. Mitch McConnell, the GOP leader, plans this week to bring up legislation to immediately reopen the government and incorporate President Donald Trump’s proposal to offer temporary protections to some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion for his border...

 

Low-key but well-connected, Rep. Betty McCollum accumulates D.C. power

WASHINGTON – On the second Friday of the federal government shutdown, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior called the front desk at the D.C. offices of Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum. He wanted to talk to her about national parks. Later that day,...

 

GOP senators try to figure out how closely to run with Trump

DENVER — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP's midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he's allowing more distance with the not-so-popular president. And he's not alone. http://www...

 

At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

WASHINGTON — Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise. Trump had offered the previous day to...

 

Bill Aims to Reduce Poverty In Native Communities

US Senator Brian Schatz (D) of Hawai‘i joined his colleague Lisa Murkowski (R) from Alaska today in introducing the Native American Millennium Challenge Demonstration Act. This legislation creates a domestic pilot project, based on the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which promotes sustainable economic growth and...

 

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

WASHINGTON — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her an aircraft to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinksmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends...

 

Peterson Joins House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-MN-7) will serve on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs in the 116th Congress, a position he previously held from 1995 to 2001. Having served in the North Dakota National Guard from 1963 to 1969, Peterson brings personal military...

 

Native women take office

The election is over and, after a record year for Native women candidates, it's time to get down to business. From Congress to state houses to tribal councils, there's more total Native women representation than at any other time. We'll hear from some of the new...

 

BP: State levies $1,000 fine in Bemidji First case

BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings on Tuesday levied two fines totaling $1,000 against a Bemidji resident for violating state campaign finance laws. According to a final order document, Bemidji resident Dean Thompson acted with three other individuals, Mary Ann Thompson, Steve Hill and Jill...

 

Gov. Tim Walz announces plan to ease shutdown impacts in Minnesota

Minnesota will ensure vulnerable residents continue to get services amid the federal shutdown, Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday, but the state faces potential reimbursement fights, staff layoffs and negative economic impacts if the stalemate drags on. As the longest shutdown...

 

Minnesota lawmakers, activists on all sides gird for new round of gun debate at Capitol

Gun control activists and DFL legislators are expressing a newfound optimism that Democratic electoral gains in the suburbs will apply enough pressure on Republicans in those districts to pass a pair of proposed gun restrictions this year. “Minnesotans have been very loud and clear on asking for this,” House...

 

Trump declares he'll 'never back down' in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would "never ever back down." Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while negotiations would continue with...

 

Trump's weekend: new Russia questions, shutdown irritants

WASHINGTON — It wasn't the weekend that President Donald Trump wanted: largely alone at the White House, irked by a pair of startling Russia headlines and baffled that he's not getting more credit for staying put during the partial government shutdown. Trump surprised his aides by deciding, with just a few hours'...

 

Behind the scenes as Deb Haaland makes US history as one of the first two Native American congresswomen

The day before Deb Haaland was sworn in last week as a freshman lawmaker in the most diverse US House of Representatives class in history, she said the weight of being one of the first two Native American women to serve in congress had not yet fully hit her. Haaland, 58, had just conducted a brief staff meeting and...

 

At the border, Trump moves closer to emergency declaration

McALLEN, Texas - Taking the shutdown fight to the Mexican border, President Donald Trump edged closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. Pressure was mounting to find an escape...

 

As shutdown drags on, Minnesota's federal lawmakers hold to party line

WASHINGTON – Minnesota’s members of Congress say they want the full federal government to reopen as soon as possible. But so far, all are sticking with their parties in the fight that’s led to the nearly three-week shutdown. For Democrats, that means repeated votes for bills to reopen federal agencies that...

 

Rep. Davids Supports Bills to Ensure Federal Employees, Low-Wage Government Contractors Impacted by the Shutdown Get Back Pay

WASHINGTON — Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.-03)) on Wednesday announced her support for bills that would guarantee back pay to furloughed federal workers, and low-wage government contractors such as retail, food, custodial and security service workers who are not getting paid during the current federal government...

 

Trump stalks out of shutdown talks with Dems, says 'bye-bye'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a...

 

Fact check finds Trump's exaggerations and errors

Television pundits moved swiftly to correct or challenge President Donald Trump following Tuesday's Oval Office speech on the proposed border wall, after their networks were the target of an unusual debate over whether they should show him at all. http://video.startribune.com/fact-check-finds-trump-...

 

As Minnesota Legislature convenes, Senate GOP unveils 5 top-priority bills

Senate Republican leaders rolled out their priorities on the first day of the legislative session Tuesday, focusing on mental health, child care, health care costs, government accountability and simplifying the tax code. “We have a fresh start,” said Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa. “We have a...

 

Trump heads to TV, border as fed workers face paycheck sting

WASHINGTON — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers face missed...

 

Tim Walz sworn in as Minnesota's next governor

As he was sworn in Monday, Minnesota's 41st Gov. Tim Walz doubled down on his promises to improve education, health care and the state's infrastructure. At his inauguration ceremony at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, the former Democratic congressman from Mankato...

 

Two native women make history taking oath in Congress

WASHINGTON – For a first in the United States, two Native American women were sworn into the House of Representatives Thursday. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) took the oaths of office as newly-elected representatives. Haaland is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and Davids is a member of the...

 

No breakthrough in shutdown talks as Trump stands by demands

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump stood by his demands for funding for a border wall Sunday as another round of shutdown talks failed to break an impasse, while newly empowered House Democrats planned to step up the pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers by passing legislation this week to reopen parts of the...

 

Elizabeth Warren addresses DNA test and Native American heritage during Iowa trip: 'Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed the DNA test she revealed to show she could have Native American ancestry while on the campaign trail in Iowa, days after launching her exploratory committee to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. During a town hall event, an audience member asked Warren about the...

 

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