President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, during his 2020 campaign kick-off rally.

How the past informs Trump's vision of America's future

President Donald Trump's vision of America's tomorrows looks much like its yesterdays.

Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

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After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity.

Elizabeth Warren leads in new Iowa poll with Joe Biden second

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The latest poll numbers from the Des Moines Register and CNN were good for Elizabeth Warren as she and Joe Biden broke away from the rest of the Democratic pack
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Trial approaching in California hospital antitrust case

Spurred in part by former President Barack Obama's health care law, hospitals across the country have merged to form massive medical systems in the belief it would simplify the process for patients.
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As police and firefighter numbers fall, officials urge prep

With natural disasters increasing in frequency and intensity, first responders are finding it more difficult to reach and rescue the thousands of victims of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires.
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Trump's Sunday: Modi rally in Texas, Morrison event in Ohio

President Donald Trump is joining a Texas welcome party for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who's visiting the United States amid trade tensions between the allies.
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House retiree: Toxic politics, Trump White House, bad knees

Rep. Paul Cook served 26 years as a Marine and was awarded two Purple Heart medals for combat wounds suffered in Vietnam. But amid his seventh year in Congress, the aching and discouraged California Republican has decided he's endured enough.
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Complete count committees are organizing in every corner of the Minnesota: planning outreach into hard-to-count communities, trying to reassure reside

The Adventures of Census Man, and other tales from the trenches of the 2020 count

We’re counting on you, Burnsville. The 2020 census is six months away. Soon, census takers will roam the nation in the largest peacetime mobilization in…
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Julie Seydel, who offers child care in her Andover home, said she has discouraged others from doing the same in today’s climate.

Family child care is facing 'quiet crisis' in Minnesota

Parents of infants are struggling to find openings, as are families in rural Minnesota, where many veteran providers are closing and their young replacements last only a few years before burning out, child-care advocates said.
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“I don’t see how new red flag laws are going to be any more beneficial if we’re not enforcing the kind of ‘red flag light’ bills that we hav

Amid pressure for gun control, Republicans cite lagging enforcement of existing laws

Just hours before Margaret Flath’s husband shot and killed her in a domestic dispute two years ago, he had bonded out of jail in Wadena,…
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UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically.
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Democrats blast latest Trump crisis. But what will they do?

A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms.
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Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week.
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Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state.
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Alaska GOP scraps 2020 presidential primary, helping Trump

The Alaska Republican Party has canceled holding a presidential primary in 2020.
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The intersection of Trump, Ukraine and a whistleblower

Very behind the scenes, a whistleblower from the intelligence community voiced urgent concern about a matter involving a conversation between Ukraine's leader and President Donald Trump. It's so hush-hush that even Democrats won't say all that they know, or suspect.
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In a television appearance on CNN Thursday, Sept. 19, Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, appeared to acknowledge that Trump tr

Giuliani helped push Ukraine to investigate Biden's son

New revelations about the dual channels of pressure on Ukraine — one from the president and one from his personal attorney — are fueling questions about whether Trump used his office to try to force a foreign country to take actions damaging to his political opponents.
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"It doesn't matter what I discussed, but I will say this — somebody ought to look into Joe Biden," President Donald Trump said Friday in the Oval Of

Analysis: How Trump tries to quell controversies by saying the quiet part out loud

Analysis: Critics flummoxed by Trump's sheer brazenness.
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Gorsuch says US Supreme Court not split on partisan lines

The conventional wisdom that the court is split along partisan lines based on the political views of the president that appointed each justice is false, a U.S. Supreme Court justice said.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. flips veggie burgers at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday,

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly.
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Demonstrators with Everytown for Gun Safety outside the partially-scaffolded U.S. Capitol building earlier this month.

Democrats debate whether to mobilize base or target swing voters

Democrats are having a wonkish but important debate right now as they pick their next standard-bearer: Should they try to persuade voters who supported President…
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Former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, a Republican, announced at the Minnesota State Fair that he will challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in the 2020 e

Jason Lewis in 2013: Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel

Longtime radio host attributed political support for the country to what he called "a very strong American Jewish lobby."
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Justices' DC sniper case examines teen murderers' sentences

Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old Malvo, were sentenced to life without parole for murders they committed as teens.