Hillary Clinton lectures at Columbia University in Manhattan, Sept. 6, 2023.

Hillary Clinton has some tough words for Democrats, and for women

In an interview for a forthcoming book, Hillary Clinton criticized Democrats over what she described as a decades-in-the-making failure to protect abortion rights.

'Democrats will learn a lesson': Some Muslims work to defeat Biden

May 25
University of Minnesota human rights Prof. Hassan Abdel Salam is among a group of Muslim activists, including several Minnesotans, organizing iin oppo
Opposed to the president's actions in the Israel-Hamas war, some activists are working to defeat him in November.

What was in the Minnesota Legislature's 1,400-page-plus 'omnibus prime' bill?

May 23
The DFL-controlled Legislature merged several different bills into a mammoth 1,400-page omnibus late Sunday night and suspended debate to pass it shor
The 1,432-page bill contains provisions on issues ranging from health care to transportation to gun safety.
Nation
May 25

At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

Before Mark Robinson, North Carolina's GOP candidate for governor, even stepped on stage at the state party's convention Saturday, several state candidates took time in their own speeches to energize the crowd by vouching for Robinson's gubernatorial bid.
Nation
May 25
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his wife, Martha-Ann, at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in 2018.

Wife of Justice Alito called upside-down flag 'signal of distress'

The Post decided not to report on the episode at the time because the flag-raising appeared to be the work of Martha-Ann Alito, rather than the justice, and connected to a dispute with her neighbors, a Post spokeswoman said.
Nation
May 25

Groups claim South Florida districts are racially gerrymandered for Hispanics in lawsuit

Progressive civic groups have challenged how four congressional districts and seven state House districts in South Florida were drawn by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, claiming they were racially gerrymandered for Hispanics who are too diverse in Florida to be considered a protected minority.
Nation
May 25
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Trump is courting Libertarian activists and trying to ensure they're not drawn to RFK Jr.'s campaign

Donald Trump plans to use use an address Saturday night at the Libertarians' national convention to court a segment of mostly conservative voters that has often been skeptical of the former president, while trying to ensure that party activists aren't drawn to the campaign of independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Nation
May 24

Ranked-choice voting has challenged the status quo. Its popularity will be tested in November

Alaska's new election system — with open primaries and ranked voting — has been a model for those in other states who are frustrated by political polarization and a sense that voters lack real choice at the ballot box.
Nation
May 24

Trump TV: Internet broadcaster beams the ex-president's message directly to his MAGA faithful

On the second floor of a single-family home in a sprawling suburban development, a three-member production crew sat behind banks of computer monitors and guided the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network's coverage of a recent Donald Trump rally.
Nation
May 24

Roughly halfway through primary season, runoffs in Texas are testing 2 prominent Republicans

The 2024 primary season is roughly halfway over and there have been few shakeups so far, with just one U.S. House member defeated and incumbents widely prevailing in state Capitols.
Business
May 24
Nancy Gag Braun points to a small urn holding the ashes of her late husband Steve Braun, in her Mankato, Minn., bedroom on May 13, 2024. After caring

Older Americans often don't prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him.
Nation
May 24

Kennedy blasts Biden, Trump over pandemic measures in pitch at Libertarian convention

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accused Joe Biden and Donald Trump Friday of trampling on personal liberties in response to the pandemic that spanned their presidencies.
Nation
May 24
Former President Donald Trump sits in a courtroom next to his lawyer Todd Blanche, right, before the start of the day's proceedings in the Manhattan C

Prosecutors seek to bar Trump in classified files case from statements endangering law enforcement

Federal prosecutors on Friday asked the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump to bar the former president from public statements that ''pose a significant, imminent, and foreseeable danger to law enforcement agents'' participating in the prosecution.
Nation
May 24

Lara Trump touts RNC changes and a 2024 presidential victory for Trump in North Carolina

To a room full of Republicans from across North Carolina on Friday, former President Donald Trump railed against the Biden administration and vowed to win in the state for a third time — all over a speaker phone call after his son Eric Trump dialed him on stage.
Nation
May 24

Nevada voter ID initiative can appear on 2024 ballot with enough signatures, state high court says

An initiative that would amend the Nevada Constitution to require that voters show photo identification at the polls can appear on the 2024 ballot as long as organizers collect enough signatures, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Nation
May 24

Special session for ensuring President Biden makes Ohio's fall ballot could take several days

The rare special session that Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has called to pass legislation ensuring President Joe Biden appears on Ohio's fall ballot could take several days.
Nation
May 24

Man insults judge who sentenced him to 12 years in prison for attacking police during Capitol riot

A New Jersey electrician who repeatedly attacked police officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison by a judge who called him ''a menace to our society.''
Nation
May 24

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

ABC's ''This Week'' — Preempted by coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Politics
May 24
Rappers Sheff G, right, also known as Michael Williams, and Sleepy Hallow, center, also known as Tegan Chambers, join the Republican presidential cand

Trump appeared on stage at his Bronx rally with two rappers charged in a felony gang case

Former President Donald Trump, at his rally this week in the Bronx, invited two rappers on stage who have been charged in a sweeping gang case, with one of them facing attempted murder charges.
Nation
May 24

As Trump's hush-money trial nears an end, some would-be spectators camp out for days to get inside

While some New Yorkers headed to the beach for Memorial Day weekend, a few set up camp outside the courthouse where Donald Trump's criminal trial is set to resume next week, hoping to snag a seat inside the courtroom for the start of closing arguments.
Local
May 24
Minnesota lawmakers passed two bills that would provide funding to help more former foster children attend college in the state, and advocates are anx

Minnesota lawmakers find fix to help foster kids pay for college

In the final days of the legislative session, the $5 million plan won approval in two separate bills, clearing the way for hundreds of students to receive aid next school year.
Politics
May 24
Royce White takes the stage after winning the GOP endorsement at the state convention on May 18.

GOP Senate nominee Royce White's 2022 campaign spent funds on strip club, travel, retail

The former NBA player has defended the transactions, but several campaign finance experts say they could be illegal.
Nation
May 24
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., left, and Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. sit for a group photo at the Supreme Court in 2022. MUST CREDIT: Ja

Democrats press Chief Justice Roberts to address ethics at Supreme Court

Sens. Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse say flags flown outside the homes of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. mean he must recuse himself from Jan. 6-related cases.

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