Politics

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September 05, 2018 - 3:42 pm
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter recently proposed eliminating library late fees as part of the city budget. The plan, if approved by the City Council, would forgive more than $25 million in total fees dating back to 2009. Carter joined WCCO Radio's Blois Olson on Wento discuss the idea. "We want more...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 04, 2018 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set for a week of marathon hearings before the Judiciary Committee, where senators will drill down into the judge's background, writings and legal philosophy. Republicans who mostly back President Donald Trump's pick are focusing on...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain...
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August 21, 2018 - 3:55 pm
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel...
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August 21, 2018 - 10:55 am
Third congressional district candidates Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) and Dean Phillips (DFL) met for their first and only scheduled debate on Tuesday. The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel in St. Louis Park. The event sponsored by Minnesota's Credit Unions and...
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