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Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

WASHINGTON - Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is "on the mend," his spokesman said Thursday. Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening for a non-COVID-related infection, Angel Ureña said in a...

 

Trump expected to give deposition in protesters' lawsuit

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump is slated to return to New York City to provide a videotaped deposition in a case about his security team's crackdown on a protest during the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015. Trump is expected to record the deposition on Monday in Trump Tower, court papers in Bronx state Supreme Court show. Three attorneys who...

 

Retired Three-Star Admiral Mike Franken to Challenge Chuck Grassley in U.S. Senate

DES MOINES, IA - Today, retired three-star Admiral Michael Franken officially announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination to unseat Senator Charles Grassley in 2022. “I would like to thank the many supporters who have encouraged me to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate,” said Franken. “I'll be a Senator for all of Iowa, the rural and urban parts and small towns,...

 

House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

WASHINGTON — Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation's debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy. The $480 billion increase in the country's borrowing ceiling cleared the Senate last week on a...

 

Vice President Harris addresses National Congress of American Indians

Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021. NCAI, the nation’s largest inter-tribal advocacy organization, is hosting its 78th annual convention this week. Tribal leaders are meeting virtually to hear from top officials from President Joe Biden’s administration and key members of Congress. “This week, tribal...

 

McConnell challenges Garland on DOJ effort to address threats against public school board members and teachers

Washington (CNN) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday told Attorney General Merrick Garland that parents "absolutely should be telling" local schools what to teach amid a debate over mask and vaccine mandates, the role of racial equity education and transgender rights in schools that has become a flash point ahead of the 2022 midterms. "Parents absolutely...

 

No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn't stolen

WASHINGTON - The House's second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn't stolen, standing by Donald Trump's lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud. More than 11 months after Americans picked their president and almost nine...

 

Standing Rock Election Commission Reviews Potential Fraud Claims; Validates Election of the Tribe's First Female Chairperson in Over 50 Years

On Friday October 8, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's (SRST) Election Commission hosted a hearing to hear complaints of potential irregularities in the general election results that was held on September 29, 2021. The general election was held throughout the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to elect a new tribal chairperson,...

 

Administration Leaders Applaud President Biden's Restoration of National Monuments

WASHINGTON — President Biden will take action tomorrow to restore protections to three national monuments that had been dismantled by the previous administration. The new proclamations will reestablish the boundaries in place before President Trump’s unprecedented action to drastically reduce the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in...

 

Senate dodges US debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing

WASHINGTON — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend the government's borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans. The party-line Democratic vote of 50-48 in support of the bill to raise the government's debt ceiling by...

 

Report details Trump's all-out bid to undo election results

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn his 2020 election defeat brought the Justice Department to the brink of chaos, and prompted top officials there and at the White House to threaten to resign, a Senate Judiciary Committee report found. The report released Thursday by the Democratic-run committee offers...

 

Walz's plan to combat delta variant faces pushback from GOP

Gov. Tim Walz outlined his defense plan Wednesday against the latest wave of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. But many of the steps he's calling for are not under his control. Some are in the federal government's hands, such as ramping up production of rapid test kits, which Walz and school officials said are critical...

 

Congress foresees short-term debt fix amid perilous standoff

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic leaders edged back Wednesday from a perilous standoff over lifting the nation's borrowing cap, with Democratic senators signaling they were receptive to an offer from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell that would allow an emergency extension into December. McConnell made the offer shortly before Republicans were prepared to block...

 

Deb Haaland: 'Moving forward on priorities for Indian Country'

When President Joe Biden nominated me to be the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, I felt the profound importance of what that moment meant for Indigenous peoples in our country. I knew then, as I still feel now, that we’re at the beginning of a new era where Indigenous knowledge in our work to combat systemic inequities and craft policies to ensure fairness and a bright future...

 

Biden tells GOP to 'get out of the way' on debt limit

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday urged Republican senators to "get out of the way" and let Democrats suspend the nation's debt limit, hoping to keep the U.S. government from bumping dangerously close to a credit default as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to lend his party's help. Biden's criticism came with Congress facing an Oct 18 deadline to...

 

President Biden had to choose and he went with the progressives

WASHINGTON – For well over a year now, President Joe Biden's vaunted negotiating style largely boiled down to this: I'm with you. After he vanquished Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, he brought the liberal icon's ardent supporters into the fold by embracing much of the senator's platform even as he ran on unifying the country. When moderate Democrats came to...

 

Minnesota's congressional delegation faces shutdown crunch

WASHINGTON – Congress is hurtling closer to a government shutdown that threatens to furlough Minnesota's federal workforce as Democrats rush to find a solution before funding runs out Thursday at midnight. The party narrowly holds control of both chambers of Congress but so far has failed to send legislation to Democratic...

 

President Biden Delivers Remarks on the COVID-19 Response and the Vaccination Program

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everyone. As I’ve said before, we have the tools to beat COVID — COVID-19 — if we come together as a country and use the tools we have. Earlier this month, I laid out a six-part plan for the fall that does just that: One, vaccinate the unvaccinated, including with new requirements; two, keep vaccinated — keep the vaccinated protected;...

 

Police reform push crumbles in Congress

WASHINGTON – Congressional negotiators said they are breaking off bipartisan talks on a police reform package sparked by George Floyd's killing, after failing to reach a deal under intense pressure from the White House. The development comes after lawmakers failed to meet a deadline set by Democratic President Joe Biden to...

 

President Biden revives White House Tribal Nations Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As promised by the Biden administration, the White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence. Tribal leaders are being invited to attend the summit, which is set to take place during the week of November 8. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted American Indians and...

 

Trump campaign knew lawyers' voting machine claims were baseless, memo shows

Two weeks after the 2020 election, a team of lawyers closely allied with President Donald Trump held a widely watched news conference at the Republican Party's headquarters in Washington. At the event, they laid out a bizarre conspiracy theory claiming that a voting machine company had worked with an election software firm,...

 

Biden promises 'relentless diplomacy' to skeptical allies

UNITED NATIONS - President Joe Biden summoned the world's nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He decried military conflict and insisted the U.S. is not seeking "a new Cold War"...

 

Obama endorses Trudeau in the Canadian election

TORONTO - Barack Obama endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday in the Canadian election, calling him an effective leader in a rare endorsement of a Canadian candidate by a former American president. It is the second time Obama has done it. Obama also urged Canadians to re-elect the Liberal leader in Canada's...

 

North Dakota tribal leaders call for split House districts

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some North Dakota tribal leaders appealed to lawmakers Wednesday to split legislative House districts that include reservations, a move they believe will increase the odds for electing American Indians to the Legislature. Mike Faith, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, told the Republican-led committee in charge of redrawing new legislative boundaries...

 

Lawmakers and Advocates Push State and Federal Legislation to Protect and Expand Access to Abortion

St. Paul, MN -- Lawmakers and advocates gathered virtually on Thursday to discuss the state of abortion access and call for state and federal legislation to protect and expand abortion access in Minnesota and nationwide. This month, Texas enacted the most oppressive abortion ban in the country’s history, banning abortion at six weeks of pregnancy, before most people know...

 

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