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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...

 

Minnesota Legislature opens 2020 election year session

Minnesota lawmakers opened the 2020 session on Tuesday mindful of election year politics but vowing to make progress on needed public works projects, improving the state's education system and helping people with diabetes access affordable insulin. "We're in an...

 

NCUIH Testifies Before House Interior Appropriations American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Day

WASHINGTON, DC (February 11, 2020) -- National Council of Urban Indian Health President Maureen Rosette (Chippewa Cree Nation) testified before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee as part of American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Days (February 11...

 

Sanders, Brown, Baldwin Demand Answers from Amazon As Work-Related Injuries Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10 – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) are demanding answers from Amazon as work-related injuries at the company’s facilities continued to rise over the holidays, and recent reports indicate poor and unsafe working conditions. In a letter...

 

Sanders Calls on Congress to Reject Trump's Budget "Of, By, and For the 1 Percent"

WASHINGTON, February 10—In response to the release of the Trump Administration’s federal budget proposal, Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said: “The Trump Budget for 2021 is a budget of, by, and for the 1 percent. It reflects profoundly unethical priorities and shows that the...

 

Peterson on White House Agriculture Budget Request

WASHINGTON (February 11, 2020) – Rep. Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, released a statement today in response to the release of the White House’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021. The budget includes an 8.2 percent reduction in discretionary spending at USDA when the...

 

Amy Klobuchar shows signs of New Hampshire breakout

KEENE, N.H. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar showed signs of new momentum in New Hampshire on Monday, just hours before voting starts in the state's Democratic presidential primary. "I woke up this morning to find we are number three in this state," Klobuchar said at her first...

 

Trump budget to face skepticism, overwhelming politics

WASHINGTON - Confronted with the threat of trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as the eye can see, President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year that rehashes previously rejected spending cuts while leaving Social...

 

Buttigieg on defense as rivals aim to blunt his momentum

DOVER, N.H. - Pete Buttigieg spent Sunday on defense as his Democratic presidential rivals attacked him on everything from his struggle to connect with black voters to accepting campaign contributions from large donors in an effort to blunt any momentum heading into...

 

Pelosi clashes with Facebook and Twitter over video posted by Trump

Facebook and Twitter have rejected a request by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove a video posted by President Donald Trump that was edited to make it appear as though she were ripping a copy of his State of the Union address as he honored a Tuskegee Airman and other...

 

Trump budget to face skepticism, overwhelming politics

WASHINGTON - Confronted with the threat of trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as the eye can see, President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year that rehashes previously rejected spending cuts while leaving Social...

 

Minnesota House Democrats Seek More Early Childhood Funding

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota House Democrats want to spend as much as $500 million of the state's projected $1.3 billion budget surplus on a one-time bump in spending on early childhood education and child care, their leaders announced Thursday as they rolled out...

 

Peterson and Thompson Introduce Wetlands Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, and Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced H.R. 5799, the Bridging Responsible Agricultural Conservation Efforts Act. The legislation will provide clarity for landowners and consistency when federal...

 

Republicans in Senate turn their sights to Joe Biden's son Hunter

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the Senate acquitting President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals including former Vice President Joe Biden, Republican senators are pressing ahead with their...

 

DNC chair calls for 'recanvass' of Iowa results after delays

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday called for a "recanvass" of the results of the Iowa caucuses, saying it was needed to "assure public confidence" after three days of technical issues and delays. "Enough is enough," party leader...

 

Senate: Obama officials hamstrung by Russia election attack

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration was ill-prepared to handle and failed to respond effectively to Russian interference during the 2016 election, according to a bipartisan congressional report released Thursday. It said officials feared getting caught up in a...

 

Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White...

 

Trump acquittal widens political rifts across Minnesota

The discord over the acquittal of President Donald Trump flowed out of the U.S. Senate chamber, washed over Minnesota and into Curt Kaderlik's living room. The 78-year-old retired salesman and his "better half," Patricia Carroll, see things differently - even watching...

 

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