FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cum

Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns.

House DFLers sidestep Green New Deal amendment meant to divide

April 23
Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, listened as Budget Commissioner Myron Frans spoke about her Omnibus State Government Bill before the Senate Finance C
GOP measure aimed to call attention to its costs.

Minnesota House passes education budget increase, setting up clash with Senate

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Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley listened as the House slogged through more than 100 amendments to the omnibus education bill on the Hous
It passed a budget measure that looks little like the Senate proposal.
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Democrat says he'll take Trump-like path to presidency

Democrat Andrew Yang understands he's unknown to much of America. But the political newcomer says he'll ride what seems like an improbable path to the White House just like President Donald Trump.
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Housing-strapped California debates density near job hubs

A controversial proposal to increase housing near transportation and job hubs faces a key test Wednesday as California lawmakers search for solutions to the state's housing affordability crisis.
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Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of Mohamed Noor's defense — that he heard a loud slap against his police SUV that stirred fears of an ambush.
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Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum in hearing on lobbyist gifts

Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum faces an administrative hearing Wednesday over allegations he improperly accepted gifts from lobbyists.
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Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of the defense.
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Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of the defense.
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Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of the defense.
National
April 23

White presidential candidates face 'woke litmus test'

After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked…
National
April 23

House Democrats wrestle with White House over investigations

The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns.
National
April 23

Julián Castro is finally running but fighting to get noticed

Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of San Antonio at age 34, an Obama Cabinet member and a contender for Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016.
National
April 23

Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick

Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration.
National
April 23

Wall Street's in record ground. What do investors do now?

The S&P 500 just hit an all-time high, recovering from last year's dramatic plunge. The economy seems to be on fairly solid footing, still it's…
Politics
April 23
Chris Taylor was named chief inclusion officer for Minnesota's government by Gov. Tim Walz on Tues., April 23, 2019.

Walz names chief inclusion officer to diversify state workforce

The position, while not new, has been elevated to the level of assistant commissioner.
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April 23

Public unions in Minnesota face legal challenge from Forest Lake school worker

She's represented by a nonprofit group that wants to make it easier for nonunion public sector workers to opt out of contributing to their unions.
Nation
April 23

Vigilante border patrols prompt militia probe

Leader arrested on weapons charges after a video showing migrants being held against their will sparked an outrage.
National
April 23

No bond for veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

A U.S Marine veteran from Southern California was part of a group of dissidents wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed North Korea's embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside, federal prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint released Tuesday.
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April 23

US judge in Oregon to block new Trump abortion policy

A U.S. judge in Oregon said Tuesday he intends to at least partially block a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration that could cut off federal funding for providers who refer patients for an abortion, though the scope of his decision remains to be seen.
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April 23

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

President Donald Trump was seething.
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April 23

Florida House closer to passing felon voting rights bill

Legislation that would restore voting rights to convicted felons who complete their sentences except murderers and felony sex offenders moved another step Tuesday toward passage in the Florida House.
National
April 23

Venezuelan opposition envoy addresses OAS

A Venezuelan opposition envoy addressed the Organization of American States from his country's seat Tuesday, the first time it has happened in the two decades since a socialist administration rose to power in the South American nation.