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Sanders faces attacks in Democrats' debate-stage clash

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders' electability and seized on Mike Bloomberg's past with women in the workplace in a raucous debate Tuesday night that tested the strength of the two men leading their party's presidential...

 

Amy Klobuchar faces pressure to bow out of 2020 White House race

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sen. Bernie Sanders' growing momentum in the Democratic presidential race has put mounting pressure on Sen. Amy Klobuchar to coalesce with her centrist rivals around one alternative to the leftist icon from Vermont. Klobuchar has shown no sign...

 

DFL group barred from using Columbia Heights Public Library

It’s been routine for some DFL residents within Senate District 41 to gather at the Columbia Heights Public Library, but this past week the library abruptly barred them from meeting there just days ahead of Tuesday’s caucus. DFL members voiced their frustration and concern over a new interpretation of the...

 

Minnesota legislators want to improve school bus safety

One video showed a driver barely dodging a young girl as she crossed a street to board her school bus in the dark. Others on display at the Legislature Tuesday showed motorists ignoring or missing the flashing red lights and stop signs extended from buses. In a single...

 

Democrats For Life Challenge Presidential Candidates On Specific Steps To Be More Inclusive

CHARLESTON, SC -- The Democrats For Life of America today held a press conference in Charleston, the site of the South Carolina Presidential Debate, to urge the presidential candidates to become more inclusive of pro-life voters. Executive Director Kristen Day challenged the candidates to take five specific steps to...

 

Minnesota Poll finds Gov. Tim Walz's job approval at 56%

More than half of registered voters in Minnesota approve of the job Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is doing after his first full year in office, a Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll found. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed gave Walz a favorable review, while a quarter...

 

Donna Bergstrom looking for rematch for Duluth Senate seat

DULUTH - The 2018 Republican lieutenant governor nominee Donna Bergstrom is running for the state Senate seat representing Duluth. She's the only Republican candidate to declare for the seat to date and would face DFL assistant minority leader Sen. Erik Simonson, who...

 

Minnesota Poll: Voters split on Trump heading into 2020 election

A slim majority of Minnesota voters hold a negative view of President Donald Trump with eight months to go until the general election, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll. Statewide, 52% of voters disapprove of Trump's job performance, while 44%...

 

Peterson leads Minnesota House Delegation letter to VA for improved rural access to Readjustment Counseling Services

WASHINGTON – Rep. Collin Peterson, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today led the Minnesota House Delegation in a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to highlight the importance of the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) to the Veterans, active duty Servicemembers,...

 

Russia backs Trump re-election, and he fears Democrats will exploit it

WASHINGTON - Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Donald Trump reelected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Trump, who complained...

 

Minnesota Senate GOP: Turn surplus into tax cuts

Minnesota Senate Republicans would use most of the state's projected $1.3 billion surplus for tax cuts, a plan that diverges sharply from proposals by Gov. Tim Walz and House Democrats to beef up the state's budget reserves and fund school programs. A blueprint of...

 

Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals

LAS VEGAS - From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night that threatened to further muddy the party's urgent quest...

 

Klobuchar deals with intense scrutiny in Nevada debate

Sen. Amy Klobuchar sparred in starkly personal terms with some of her main rivals Wednesday night in her testiest performance so far in a Democratic presidential debate. One of two women left on the debate stage in Nevada, Klobuchar opened by invoking sexism she's...

 

President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump went on a clemency blitz Tuesday, commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence and pardoning former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others. Those who got a break from...

 

Attorney general tells those close to Trump he might quit over tweets

WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr has told people close to President Donald Trump - inside and outside the White House - that he is considering quitting over Trump's tweets about Justice Department investigations, three administration officials said,...

 

Minnesota GOP lawmakers take aim at Twin Cities crime

Republican state lawmakers unveiled a set of public safety proposals Monday aimed squarely at the Twin Cities, clashing with both mayors over police strategies for addressing crime on light-rail trains and around entertainment venues. Dubbed "Safety In Our Cities," the...

 

Minnesota Legislature considers banning discrimination based on hair textures, styles

AK Wright feels lucky that, as a doctoral student in feminist studies, she doesn't have to worry about her dreadlocks prompting discrimination. But in a corporate environment, she thinks her hairstyle might draw more scrutiny. "I feel like there's always been an...

 

Minnesota DFLers propose $500M to ease child-care crunch

More than a third of the early childhood teachers at Karin Swenson's Rochester child-care center have a master's degree in education - yet her staff earn an average of just $14.66 an hour, without benefits. "Dog walkers, parking lot attendants make more money than we...

 

Flanagan receives national Native American Leadership Award

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan was recently awarded the Native American Leadership Award by the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. As the highest-ranking Native woman elected to executive office in U.S. history, Flanagan was...

 

After New Hampshire surge, Amy Klobuchar pivots to the West to compete in Nevada

Looking to capitalize on the momentum of her third-place finish in New Hampshire, Amy Klobuchar pivoted Wednesday to the next presidential contest in Nevada, where she will face new tests of organizational strength in a state with a much more diverse population than...

 

Barr agrees to testify as Democrats question his leadership

WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, appearing for the first time before the panel as questions swirl about whether he intervened in the case of a longtime ally of President Donald Trump....

 

Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

DENVER — Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in November. In...

 

Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO predicts Sanders would 'ruin our economy'

Lloyd Blankfein is hot and bothered about Bernie again. The ex-Goldman Sachs CEO lashed out at Bernie Sanders after he won Tuesday’s night’s Democratic primary in New Hampshire, predicting that he would “ruin our economy” if elected president. https://nypost.com/2020/02/12/ex-goldman-sachs-c...

 

Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire's presidential primary Tuesday night, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party's chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a...

 

Amy Klobuchar surges into third place in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. – Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar rocketed to a strong finish in New Hampshire's Democratic primary Tuesday, revitalizing her prospects as the presidential contest moves into an intensive new phase. With 90% of precincts reporting, Klobuchar was in...

 

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