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Top DFLers, state party defend law that permits Trump-only GOP primary ballots

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and the state DFL Party this week defended a state law that allows political parties to determine the candidates that appear on their presidential primary ballots. The issue came to a head in October when the Minnesota...

 

Trump Administration to Approve Largest Solar Farm in U.S., to Be Built in Desert Outside Las Vegas

Federal officials plan to approve a massive solar farm with energy storage in the desert outside Las Vegas, paving the way for a $1-billion project that will provide electricity to Nevada residents served by billionaire Warren Buffett's NV Energy. At 690 megawatts...

 

Rep. Ilhan Omar's small-dollar fundraising haul sparks inquiry from FEC

The Federal Election Commission has asked for more detail about thousands of donors to Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar who gave less than $200 each, a group of contributors who poured more than $800,000 into her re-election bid over a three-month period. Agency staff...

 

Trump faces blowback for outing alleged whistleblower online

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump faces criticism from political opponents - and queasiness even among some supporters - for naming the alleged whistleblower whose complaint triggered the congressional inquiry that resulted in his impeachment. A retweet late Friday...

 

Trump signed three bills affecting Native Americans. Here's what they do.

It is the first time the President, known for using "Pocahontas" as a slur against a political opponent, has tweeted about legislation for Native American communities, according to Indianz.com. The three bills include compensation to the Spokane tribe for the loss of...

 

How Ukraine put Trump and Biden on a collision course

On a hot midsummer morning in Indianapolis, Joe Biden took the stage at a Democratic presidential candidates' forum and turned his attention toward Russian election interference. Biden assailed President Donald Trump for having said he would accept help from a foreign...

 

GOP senator 'disturbed' by McConnell impeachment remark

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, said she was disturbed to hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say there would be "total coordination" between the White House and the Senate over the upcoming presidential impeachment...

 

House Democrats Tell Court: More Impeachment Articles Possible if Trump Lawyer Testifies

The House Judiciary Committee filed a brief in an appeals court Monday that it wants former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify to determine whether more articles of impeachment are warranted against President Donald Trump. “If McGahn’s testimony produces new evidence supporting the conclusion that President...

 

Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates

As the political clamor caused by a top Christian magazine's call to remove President Donald Trump from office continues to reverberate, more than 100 conservative evangelicals closed ranks further around Trump on Sunday. In a letter to the president of Christianity...

 

Us vs. them: Trump aiming to use impeachment to rev up base

NEW YORK - Using stark "us vs. them" language, President Donald Trump and his reelection campaign have begun framing his impeachment not as a judgment on his conduct but as a referendum on how Democrats regard him and his supporters. Mere days from the start of an...

 

Citing Trump Administration Inaction, Sanders and Omar Pursue Oversight Effort on Amazon Workplace Abuse

WASHINGTON, December 19 – In the face of the Trump Administration’s continued failure to hold Amazon accountable for endemic abuses at its warehouses, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) are demanding detailed information from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 

Impeachment trial plans in disarray as Congress heads home

WASHINGTON - Congress has headed home for the holidays leaving plans and a possible timeline for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in disarray. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Thursday that Senate Republicans must provide details on witnesses...

 

After impeachment, House bestows big trade victory on Trump

WASHINGTON - One day after its historic impeachment votes, the Democratic-led House gave President Donald Trump an overwhelming bipartisan victory Thursday on a renegotiated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. By a 385-41 vote, the House approved a bill that puts...

 

Tribal chair could be recalled at Dec. 26 meeting

A special meeting to recall Yerington Paiute Tribal Chairwoman Laurie Thom is set for Dec. 26. Tribal voters will hold the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the tribe's government center, 171 Campbell Lane. https://www.rgj.com/story/news/local/mason-valley/201...

 

President Donald Trump impeached by US House, 3rd in history

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution's ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote...

 

House of Representatives impeaches President Donald Trump

(CNN) - The deeply divided House of Representatives took the historic step to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, charging a president with high crimes and misdemeanors for just the third time in American history. The House voted almost entirely along party...

 

Trump has been impeached by the House. Here's what happens next

• Donald Trump has become the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House. • Democrats voted for two articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — after hours of debate on the House floor, where hundreds of lawmakers traded barbs for and against impeachment. • House Democrats will...

 

Pelosi threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial

Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to commit Wednesday to delivering articles of impeachment to the Senate, citing concerns about an unfair trial on removing President Donald Trump from office. Senior Democratic aides said the House was "very unlikely" to take the steps...

 

Minnesota legislators clash over insulin-funding plan

The first public meeting of a working group on insulin accessibility showed little progress Wednesday as Minnesota lawmakers remained at odds over how to operate and pay for an emergency program to help diabetics secure the lifesaving drug. Republicans and Democrats,...

 

Peterson statement on House Vote to Impeach President Donald J. Trump

Rep. Collin Peterson has issued this statement following a vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump: "Throughout my career, I have worked from the guiding belief that only through bipartisan action can we address the country’s most pressing challenges. At the beginning of the impeachment...

 

Sanders Statement on House Vote for Impeachment

WASHINGTON, December 18 — Senator Sanders issued the following statement after a majority of the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump: “Today, the House of Representatives rightly carried out its constitutional responsibility by voting to impeach Donald Trump, the most corrupt president...

 

House nears impeachment as Trump decries 'vicious crusade'

WASHINGTON - On the eve of almost-certain impeachment, President Donald Trump fired off a furious letter Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denouncing the "vicious crusade" against him, while Democrats amassed the votes they needed and Republicans looked ahead,...

 

Newly Elected Council Members Make First Female Majority on Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council

Southern Ute Indian Reservation – On Monday, December 16, 2019 the Southern Ute Election Board presented the certified results from the 2019 General Election. Ramona Y. Eagle received 161 votes and newcomer Marjorie Barry received 157 votes, both securing their seats on the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council....

 

Democrats lay out case for Wednesday Trump impeachment vote

WASHINGTON — House Democrats laid out their impeachment case against President Donald Trump on Monday, a sweeping report accusing him of betraying the nation and deserving to be ousted, as key lawmakers began to signal where they stand ahead of this week's landmark votes. What Democrats once hoped would be a...

 

Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

CLINTON, Iowa - Seven Democratic presidential candidates will stand on stage this week in Los Angeles, a pool of survivors who have withstood almost a year on the campaign trail, sustained attacks from rivals in both major political parties and five rounds of...

 

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