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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent violent crime (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 06, 2018 - 3:09 pm
By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that...
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October 03, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison told WCCO Radio that he's reconsidering his position with the DNC as he continues to fight to back allegations of abuse Keith Ellison is running for Minnesota Attorney General and has been defending himself against accusations made by his ex-girlfriend, Karen...
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October 03, 2018 - 6:46 am
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as...
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October 03, 2018 - 4:50 am
By AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor said Tuesday that he would agree to review allegations of domestic abuse against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison only if a formal complaint is first investigated by law enforcement. An ex-girlfriend of Ellison, Karen Monahan, alleged in August that...
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September 26, 2018 - 8:45 pm
President Donald Trump is heading back to Minnesota for his second visit since June. Minnesota's Republican Party announced Trump would visit Rochester on October 4, one month away from the November elections. The details of Trump's schedule for his visit were not immediately clear, but sources...
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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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