Politics

Sloane Martin
August 15, 2018 - 8:27 am
Former governor Tim Pawlenty entered the gubernatorial race late to challenge Jeff Johnson, thinking the party needed a bigger name and more fundraising power to win the seat. But it was Johnson who came away with the convincing victory for Republicans Tuesday night, despite a huge disadvantage in...
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Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 15, 2018 - 3:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Manigault...
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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, center, celebrates with her supporters after her Congressional 5th District primary victory, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar neared another first Tuesday by winning the Democratic primary in a congressional race, while voters set the battlefield in two other Minnesota districts that could help determine which party controls the House. Omar, who drew national...
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Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bid to win his old job back fizzled Tuesday as the two-time governor who had harshly criticized Donald Trump late in the 2016 presidential campaign failed to connect with an electorate that has shifted in the years since he last held...
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August 13, 2018 - 5:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once abusing her while they were dating says she won't share alleged video footage of the incident. The allegations surfaced Saturday night from Karen Monahan after her son alleged in a Facebook post that he had seen...
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Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, greets a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Newark, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
August 08, 2018 - 2:18 am
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless. In battleground Ohio, the president took credit for Republican Troy Balderson's...
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(Photo by Kyndell Harkness/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
Jared Goyette
August 07, 2018 - 5:54 pm
The writer of a whistleblowing report published in The Intercept claiming that Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson pressured government employees to work for her campaign says she may have more coming soon. “I'm very confident my sources and I'm very confident that there is a lot more that's...
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