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Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president's ability to defy investigations. The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to...

 

Pelosi says Trump's Ukraine actions amount to 'bribery'

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase "quid pro quo" that Democrats have been using to describe President...

 

Congress can have access to eight years of Trump's tax records, appeals court orders

WASHINGTON – Congress can seek eight years of President Donald Trump's tax records, according to a federal appeals court order Wednesday that moves the separation-of-powers conflict one step closer to the Supreme Court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...

 

Sanders, Lee, and Tlaib Partner to Combat Outrageous CEO Pay

WASHINGTON, November 13 — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) introduced the Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act, which rewrites the federal tax code to tackle the inequality crisis created by corporate America’s unrestrained greed. The typical restaurant employee at...

 

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

WASHINGTON - Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That...

 

Hillary Clinton says 'many, many, many people' are urging her to run for president in 2020

WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she is under pressure from "many, many, many people" to pursue a 2020 White House bid, but she signaled that she isn't planning to run, at least, not at the moment. Clinton made the remark in a...

 

From 'Anonymous,' key excerpts from inside Trump White House on Putin, Hillary

USA TODAY has obtained a copy of "A Warning," a book written by a self-described senior official in the Trump administration. The author paints a scathing portrait of a president and administration in chaos. The White House has denounced the book as a work of fiction,...

 

After GOP locks out Trump rivals, DFLers push to open ballot

Minnesota DFL lawmakers are studying legislation to open access to presidential primary ballots after the Minnesota Republican Party excluded rivals to President Donald Trump from the state's March GOP primary. Trump was the only candidate submitted to the Minnesota...

 

Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

WASHINGTON — Transcripts in the newest batch from testimony in the House impeachment hearings are chipping away at a key Republican defense of President Donald Trump. At issue is Trump's decision to tie military aid for Ukraine to investigations of Joe Biden and the Democrats. Allies of the president say he did...

 

Trump Impeachment Inquiry: A Guide To Key People, Facts And Documents

Updated on Nov. 11 at 6:05 p.m. ET The Democratic-led House of Representatives is pursuing an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Here is the key information you need in order to understand an increasingly complicated affair. First, some background: While momentum toward impeachment had been building among...

 

Are There Faint Echoes of Race to the Top in Democratic Candidates' Plans?

Among both liberals and conservatives, the Obama-era Race to the Top state grants became (rightly or wrongly) central to allegations that President Barack Obama and his education team used the $4.4 billion in competitive grants to strong-arm states into adopting policies about content standards and accountability that...

 

Mashpee Elects First Wampanoag Select Board Member In A Decade

Mashpee has elected its first Wampanoag selectboard member in over ten years. David Weeden, who also serves as the Mashpee Wampanoag’s historic preservation officer, was elected in October, and many people hope his election will mark a turning point in what’s been a sometimes difficult relationship between the...

 

Ex-tribal chairman pleads guilty to wire fraud

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in stealing from the Montana tribe’s Head Start program through an overtime pay scheme. Prosecutors say Willie Sharp authorized false overtime claims totaling over $174,000, including payments to his wife,...

 

Official: Trump wanted Ukraine leader to say 'Investigations, Biden, Clinton'

WASHINGTON — There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That's according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George Kent. http://www.startribune...

 

Peterson leads Minnesota Delegation in Request for Aid for Minnesota Farmers Recovering from Flooding

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7) led the Minnesota Congressional Delegation in an effort to get a Secretarial Disaster Designation for Minnesota producers. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (MN-1), Angie Craig (MN-2), Dean Phillips (MN-3), Betty McCollum...

 

Assembly panel considers mandatory cursive bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin legislators struggled Wednesday with a bill that would force schools to teach cursive writing, questioning whether they should make teachers spend time and money preserving the centuries-old style in today's computerized word. Republican Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, a former teacher,...

 

Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political rival, though Barr...

 

Democrats set stage for Watergate-style TV hearings

The trio of witnesses called to testify next week in the first public impeachment hearings are some of the biggest names and most significant players in the Democrats' sprawling six-week probe into allegations President Trump pressured a foreign power to investigate his political rivals. House Democrats know that...

 

Minnesota and metro county election chiefs use quiet election to prepare for the expected storm in 2020

Despite expected low turnout this election, the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday that the procedures followed were the same as what's expected for the big-ticket ballots in 2020. Spokesman Peter Bartz-Gallagher said the most notable metro race was St....

 

Impeachment reversal: Diplomat now acknowledges quid pro quo

WASHINGTON - "I now do recall." With that stunning reversal, diplomat Gordon Sondland handed House impeachment investigators another key piece of corroborating testimony Tuesday. He acknowledged what Democrats contend was a clear quid pro quo, pushed by President...

 

Trump Gives National American Indian Heritage Month an All Lives Matter Makeover That Nobody Is Here For

On Aug. 3, 1990, former president George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month for the purpose of paying tribute to the rich heritage and traditions of indigenous people. Now, nearly 30 years later, our alleged President...

 

Study shows minority precincts endured longer times to cast ballots in 2018

Voters in communities with greater minority populations and lower incomes were more likely to wait longer to cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with Fulton County, Ga., topping the list, according to a new study published Monday. The percentage of...

 

Rep. Gallego Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Uphold Trust Responsibility to Native American Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples and an Iraq War veteran, introduced the Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today (PACT) Act, which would end the practice of charging American Indian and Alaska Native veterans a copayment for receiving...

 

Dems tiptoe around 'Pocahontas' and Hunter as Trump licks his chops

"Pocahontas?" A racial slur unfit for discussion. Bernie's heart attack? Out of bounds. Questions about Hunter Biden's business dealings? Stop carrying Donald Trump's water. To listen to 2020 Democrats, some of the most volatile critiques of the top three polling...

 

Two incumbents re-elected to Mashantucket council seats

Mashantucket — Two Mashantucket Pequot tribal councilors were elected to new three-year terms Sunday in voting among tribal members. Crystal Whipple won her fourth council term while Merrill Reels won his second term, according to a tribal spokeswoman. Election ballots listed a total of seven candidates....

 

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