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Trump sounds familiar themes at rally in Minnesota

DULUTH – Five weeks before the election, President Donald Trump was back in Minnesota on Wednesday, raising money and rallying a few thousand supporters on a cold, blustery night. He claimed credit for adding jobs to the Iron Range, a refrain he also sounded a year ago when visiting Minneapolis, and expressed support for some...

 

Top Minnesota election official defends integrity of mail-in ballots

Minnesota's top election official issued a strong defense of the state's safeguards for absentee voting Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump questioned the integrity of mail-in ballots during the first presidential debate. "The system is safe, secure and time-tested," Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said....

 

Senate approves bill to avoid shutdown, sending it to Trump

WASHINGTON - By a sweeping bipartisan vote Wednesday, the Senate sent President Donald Trump a bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Thursday. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters traveling with Trump that the president...

 

DFL Party Statement on Trump's Speech in Duluth Wednesday night

St. Paul, MN - Tonight, DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response President Trump’s speech in Duluth: “Rather than address the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed more than 2,000 lives in our state, an economy in recession, and closed-down schools and businesses, President Trump spent his time in Minnesota airing his petty grievances and...

 

Trump Derails 1st Presidential Debate With Biden, And 5 Other Takeaways

This was maybe the worst presidential debate in American history. If this was supposed to be a boxing match, it instead turned into President Trump jumping on the ropes, refusing to come down, the referee trying to coax him off, and Joe Biden standing in the middle of the ring with his gloves on and a confused look on his face. Trump doesn't play by anyone's rules, even those...

 

A chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

CLEVELAND - The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry - and personal - jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different visions each man has for a nation facing...

 

Barrett's SCOTUS Confirmation Would Give Conservatives a Supermajority on Education Issues From Race-Based Admissions to School Choice but Could Create a 'Desert for Equity,' Experts Say

Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, is the product of a Catholic education who served as a trustee for a religious school participating in Indiana's publicly funded school choice program. The background of the conservative federal appeals judge...

 

Democrats To Unveil Bill Addressing Government's Cultural Genocide Of Native Americans

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will introduce legislation Tuesday to make the federal government address the "intergenerational trauma" it has caused for Native Americans with its former Indian boarding school policy, a nearly century-long policy of forcibly removing Indigenous children from...

 

Still missing in Indian Country: Savanna's Act for missing and murdered indigenous women passes House

WASHINGTON - On Sept. 21, the House of Representatives unanimously passed S.227, Savanna's Act, a bill that will create new guidelines for responding to cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and create incentives for its implementation. Savanna's Act now heads to the White House to be signed into law after having been...

 

Minnesota Poll: Walz's approval down from May spike

Gov. Tim Walz's approval rating has fallen to 57%, dipping eight percentage points during a summer of urban unrest and a continuing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll. The survey of likely Minnesota voters also showed that as the coronavirus case count has climbed, so have...

 

Trump's debt raises security worries

WASHINGTON – Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow over his presidency that ethics experts say raises national security concerns he could be manipulated to sway U.S. policy by organizations or individuals he's indebted to. New scrutiny of Trump,...

 

Project Veritas video alleges widespread voter fraud in Minn. with U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar at head

MINNEAPOLIS - A Project Veritas report on alleged ballot harvesting in the Somali community has Republicans calling for an investigation. The non-profit, conservative website known for using hidden cameras posted a 16-minute video Sunday of a man on July 7 bragging about his car being full of hundreds of ballots for Minneapolis...

 

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid no federal income taxes...

 

Minnesota Poll: Sen. Tina Smith leads Jason Lewis in U.S. Senate race

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith holds a lead over Republican challenger Jason Lewis in her bid for a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll. With Election Day less than six weeks away, Minnesota voters said they prefer Smith by an eight-point margin, 49 to 41%. But...

 

Trump's taxes show chronic losses and years of income tax avoidance

Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years - largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. As the president wages a reelection campaign that polls...

 

Trump vows quick court vote, Biden urges delay for Nov. 3

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Sunday that confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will go "quickly" but his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, implored the Republican-led Senate to hold off on voting on her nomination until after the Nov. 3 election to "let the people decide." Speaking at a press...

 

Sanders Statement on SCOTUS Nomination

BURLINGTON, September 26 — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court: "President Trump and Senate Republicans have badly mismanaged a deadly pandemic for months. Now, in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis, they are willing to ram through a Supreme Court...

 

Biden for President Minnesota Statement on Minnesota Reaching 2,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Today, as Minnesota reported more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths and after the U.S. surpassed 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, Biden for President Minnesota State Director Ryan Doyle issued the following statement: “Today’s news is a grim reminder of how devastating COVID-19 has been for Minnesota families, thousands of whom are suffering the loss of a loved one. It didn’t have to...

 

DFL Party Statement on Trump's Plan to Visit Minnesota Next Wednesday

St. Paul, MN - Today, DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will visit Minnesota next Wednesday: “Donald Trump just announced that he plans to visit Duluth the day after he goes head-to-head with Joe Biden in the first presidential debate. We know that during the debate, Trump will do everything he can to...

 

Trump rally highlights tensions over race in Beltrami County

BEMIDJI, Minn. – As a movement for racial justice spread across America, residents protested in Paul Bunyan Park. Community leaders pushed for the police department to have a citizen advisory commission, questioning why the majority of jail detainees are Native American. The small Black community here found a greater voice in...

 

House Approves Provisions of Peterson's Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act

(Washington D.C.) Today the House of Representative passed H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, that includes the provisions of Congressman Collin C. Peterson’s Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. Since 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved 85 small refinery exemptions, reducing demand for renewable fuels like corn ethanol and...

 

Peterson, Riggleman Introduce Amendment to Permanently Set Size of Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) Today Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Denver Riggleman (R-VA) introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to permanently set the number of U.S. Supreme Court Justices at nine. The proposed amendment states: "The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine Justices”. “The Supreme Court is an important part of our...

 

Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. “We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said at a news conference, responding to a question about whether he’d commit to a peaceful transfer of power. “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly...

 

Unbeknownst to Trump during his lengthy speech in Bemidji, history pivots

BEMIDJI - During President Trump's rambling two hour speech in an airport hangar here in which he praised confederate general Robert E. Lee, bemoaned his own fate of having to make speeches in places like Bemidji, Minn., and played the usual favorites ("Lock her up!"), he also got around to the Supreme Court "The next...

 

Cindy McCain endorses Biden: He's only candidate 'who stands up for our values'

Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), officially endorsed Joe Biden for president on Tuesday evening, saying the former vice president "stands up for our values." "My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is...

 

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