Trump White House confounds, confuses transparency advocates

Trump White House confounds, confuses transparency advocates

Data purges and secrecy confounding transparency advocates.

Greater Minnesota was not greater for the DFL in 2016

October 21

House GOP considers cuts in tax-deferred retirement savings

October 21
The proposals under discussion would potentially cap the annual amount workers can set aside to as low as $2,400 for 401(k) accounts.
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Women's March dinner joke serves up a political challenge

When a New Jersey politician shared a meme on Facebook during January's Women's March on Washington asking whether the protest would be "over in time for them to cook dinner," it sparked an uproar that led women to pack a meeting to demand an apology .
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Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns

A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans.
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Insider Q&A: Taking the measure of record-high stock prices

With stock price indexes setting record highs, many investors have been keeping a wary eye on the markets. Have stocks risen too far, too fast? Are they destined to fall from here? And what might happen if prices experienced a full-fledged correction — typically defined as a plunge of at least 10 percent?
National
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No joke: Political humorist Jimmy Tingle running for office

Though Jimmy Tingle has long made biting political humor a staple of his stand-up routines, he insists his dive into Massachusetts politics is anything but comic relief.
National
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Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bu...

5 former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
National
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Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — now rests in the hands of a judge.
National
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Illinois governor's race could be costliest in US history

The 2018 Illinois governor's race is on pace to be the most expensive in U.S. history, propelled by a wealthy Republican incumbent and a billionaire Democrat who are airing TV ads and hopping private planes to campaign events more than a year before Election Day.
National
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Clinton to campaign for Democrat in governor's race

Hillary Clinton is set to campaign for New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy days after former President Barack Obama campaigned for him.
National
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More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter…
National
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Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness.
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December 30, 1990 Washington or bust Sen.-elect Paul Wellstone, grou...

15 years after his death, Paul Wellstone remains unforgettable

Those who knew and worked with the senator remember their first impressions of him.
National
8:50am

Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call

An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute in the northeast part of the state.
National
7:15am

Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's steering himself toward the White House.
National
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The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local):
National
October 21

Likely tornado hits casino where Beach Boys playing

High winds and torrential rains accompanying a likely tornado tore part of the roof off of an Oklahoma casino on Saturday where the Beach Boys were playing a concert attended by Gov. Mary Fallin.
National
October 21
Myeshia Johnson is presented with the U.S. flag that was draped over t...

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

Mourners Saturday remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.
National
October 21

Police: Boy, 3, shot by 6-year-old brother in Philadelphia

Police in Philadelphia say a 3-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother.
Nation
October 21
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about campus sexual assault and...

72 federal education disabilities regulations erased

Advocates for students with disabilities were still reviewing the changes to determine their effects.
National
October 21

Trump plans to help pay aides' legal costs for Russia probes

President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said Saturday.
National
October 21

The Latest: Trump tweetstorm praises his accomplishments

The Latest on President Donald Trump. (all times local):