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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are "virtually immune" to the virus. Facebook said Wednesday that the "video includes false claims that a...

 

A look at Minnesota's primary races and how to vote

With less than a week until primary day in Minnesota, mail-in voting is underway with more than a half-million voters already requesting ballots. DFL and Republican voters have until Aug. 11 to decide which candidates will represent their parties in the November general election. There are party primaries for the U.S. Senate -...

 

MN350 Action endorses six Indigenous candidates for city, county, legislative races across Minnesota

MN350 Action today announced its endorsement of six Indigenous candidates, reflecting the growing number of tribal members seeking office nationwide at every level. Sheila Lamb, an Indigenous member of the Cloquet City Council who was endorsed by MN350 Action in her 2018 race and is a member of MN350 Action’s board, said more Indigenous candidates are running for political of...

 

Sanders Speech: Do-Nothing Republicans Abandon Working Class in Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Today, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lambasted the Republican legislative “response” to the coronavirus crisis, and denounced the shameful inaction of the Republican-controlled Senate. "What everybody should understand is that over two and a half months ago, the House did its job and responded to the enormous pain and...

 

In Case You Missed It: Why Trump's Great American Outdoors Act is a generational win for conservation

Originally Published by: Fox News By: U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt President Trump has solved the riddle that has bedeviled previous presidents and Congress for decades, putting forth an unprecedented conservation funding proposal and calling on Congress to get it done for the American people. His proposal, which became the Great American Outdoors Act, fina...

 

Minnesota DFL hits Antone Melton-Meaux with campaign finance complaint

Minnesota DFL officials charged Tuesday that Antone Melton-Meaux, the top challenger to incumbent U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, skirted campaign finance laws by hiding some of his top political consultants in Tuesday's nationally watched Democratic primary. A Federal Election Commission complaint obtained by the Star Tribune alleges...

 

Lawsuit aims to block mask mandate at polling places

A group of voters backed by Republican legislators sued Gov. Tim Walz and other state and local officials Tuesday in federal court, aiming to block a face mask requirement at polling places. Members of the Minnesota Voters Alliance and GOP lawmakers contend Walz's mask mandate, intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus,...

 

Trump's Nominee to Oversee Federal Lands Has 50 Conflicts of Interest

William Perry Pendley, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has said that the government should sell federal lands, denied climate change, wants to weaken the Endangered Species Act and has sued BLM and the Interior Department repeatedly over the course of his career. His history of litigation against the agency that Trump has finally...

 

Judge extends vote-by-mail changes prompted by coronavirus to November election

A Minnesota judge Monday approved changes easing Minnesota absentee ballot rules during the coronavirus pandemic for the November general election. An agreement approved by Ramsey County District Judge Sara Grewing allows voters to submit their mail-in or absentee ballots in the Nov. 3 general election without witness...

 

Sen. Tina Smith attacks challenger Jason Lewis over 1998 stance on farm subsidies

An old debate over the federal government's role in the farm economy - a topic that produces odd alliances in Washington but that most politicians prefer to avoid - is flaring anew in the race between Minnesota U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and her challenger, former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis. Smith's campaign unearthed old TV footage of...

 

Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks

Democratic senators say Joe Biden shouldn’t be afraid to debate President Trump in the fall, countering other party figures floating the idea that he should skip the debates given his polling advantage and not risk giving Trump a lifeline. “We’ve had presidential debates for a long time now, and it’s been a way for a lot of people around the nation to be able to see...

 

Trump Administration Invests $202,660 in Preservation Technology and Training Grants

WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration announced today $202,660 in grants for projects to develop or adapt techniques to preserve historical sites and cultural heritage in nine states. "Historic preservation depends on advancements in science and technology," said NPS Deputy Director David Vela, exercising the authority of the Director. “These grants will help educational in...

 

COVID-19 sparks 'tidal wave' of mail-in ballots across Minnesota

Susan Truesdell, a mother of two from Champlin, is planning to stray from her typical voting routine this year. "With concerns of COVID I have been avoiding taking them to public places as much as I can," she said of her two children, ages 3 and 5. And after the 37-year-old read about the "horror stories of other states closing...

 

Negotiators report progress in coronavirus relief talks

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers reported progress on a huge coronavirus relief bill Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore an expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit and send funding to help schools reopen. "This was the longest meeting we've had and it was more productive than the other meetings," said Senate...

 

Minnesotans can use identification cards that expired for voting registration

WILLMAR, Minn. - Minnesotans can use their driver's licenses, learner's permits and identification cards that would have expired during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency as proof of residency that is needed for voting registration for the primary election. "Gov. Walz signed legislation extending driver's license, permit and ID ca...

 

House Passage of Latino Museum Bill Applauded

The director of the coalition supporting the National Museum of the American People congratulated supporters of the National Museum of the American Latino on House passage this week of legislation to establish a separate Latino Museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution. The legislation now goes to the Senate. “The National Mall, where most of the Smithsonian’s museums...

 

Trump floats idea of election delay, a virtual impossibility

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and grappling with deepening economic and public health crises, on Thursday floated the startling idea of delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election. His campaign to sow doubt about the election's outcome drew immediate pushback from Democrats and Republicans alike in a...

 

Obama calls for end of 'Jim Crow relic' filibuster if it blocks voting reforms

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday called for the elimination of the Senate's filibuster rule if it is used to block sweeping voting reforms, labeling the chamber's long-held 60-vote threshold a "Jim Crow relic." Delivering a eulogy at the funeral of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Obama implored politicians to go beyond paying...

 

Herman Cain dies at 74 from coronavirus complications

Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate, died at age 74 from COVID-19 complications, a spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. “Herman Cain — our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us — has passed away,” Cain’s website editor, Dan Calabrese, said in a post. "We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough...

 

Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

MIDLAND, Texas — President Donald Trump took sweeping digs at “crazy left radical Democrats” on a trip Wednesday to the fracking fields of West Texas, launching unsubstantiated claims that a Democratic administration would destroy everything from the country's suburbs to the U.S. energy industry. Trump, speaking in front of stacked oil barrels, also played down the...

 

U.S. Senator Tina Smith Coronavirus Update

For more than five months, Minnesota and the nation have faced an unprecedented health and economic crisis as the coronavirus pandemic has devastated families and communities, stolen businesses and jobs, and taken more than 150,000 lives across the country. As relief measures designed to get families, workers, small businesses and local non-profits through this crisis run out...

 

Three years after McCain's "Thumbs Down" Vote, Trump Continues Attacks on ACA in Middle of Pandemic

ST PAUL - Yesterday marked the three year anniversary of the day Senator John McCain joined with Senate Democrats and voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act, temporarily saving the landmark legislation responsible for providing affordable health care for millions of Minnesotans. After failing in Congress, Donald Trump turned to the courts to continue his relentless pus...

 

Chickasaw Nation Announces General Election Results

Ada, OKLAHOMA — Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder announced results of the July 28, 2020, general election. Pickens District Seat 2 incumbent legislator Connie Barker, Marietta, received 1,913 votes to defeat challenger Michael T. Watson, Ardmore, who received 479 votes. Pontotoc District Seat 4 will be filled by Karen Goodnight, Goldsby, as she was unchallenged...

 

Physician-senator says probe ends over his comments questioning COVID-19 deaths

A Republican state senator who questioned whether federal and Minnesota health officials inflated the number of COVID-19 deaths said Tuesday that the state medical board has dismissed complaints challenging his medical license. Sen. Scott Jensen, a family physician from Chaska, disclosed in early July that the Minnesota Board...

 

Democrats, GOP far apart on virus aid; Trump wants a deal

WASHINGTON - A day of shuttle diplomacy on Capitol Hill over a coronavirus aid package produced few results Tuesday, with stark differences between the $3 trillion proposal from Democrats and $1 trillion counteroffer from Republicans as millions of Americans' jobless benefits, school reopenings and eviction protections hang in...

 

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