Category: Politics

US Senate Begins Immigration Debates

US Senate Begins Immigration Debates

The United States Senate voted Monday 97-1 to begin immigration debates to create a new bill that would address young illegal immigrants and border security. President Donald Trump has proposed a plan with a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young illegal immigrants along with $25 billion in border security funding including a border wall. The proposal would also limit […]

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Nassar Trial Aftermath Starts Wave of Legislation in Michigan

Nassar Trial Aftermath Starts Wave of Legislation in Michigan

Michigan lawmakers have begun a flurry of legislation in the wake of Larry Nassar’s trial conclusion. Both Republicans and Democrats have introduced bills addressing sexual assault, particularly on college campuses. Republican legislation centered on adding athletic trainers and coaches to the list of mandatory reporters of any sexual assaults. Additionally, their legislation explicitly prohibits anyone in authority from preventing the […]

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Israeli Prime Minister May Face Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister May Face Corruption Charges

The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu could face charges of corruption in two cases as Israeli media sources say police recommend indictments against Netanyahu. One case relates to Netanyahu allegedly accepting highly valued gifts from two billionaires – Israeli Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan and Australian businessman James Packer. The other alleges the Prime Minister said he would give preferential […]

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Top US Intelligence Officials – Russia Trying to Meddle in Midterms

Top US Intelligence Officials – Russia Trying to Meddle in Midterms

Multiple United States intelligence officials have now said that there is signs of Russian attempts to meddle in the upcoming midterm American elections. In a Senate intelligence hearing Tuesday CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and the Director of the NSA Admiral Mike Rogers agreed that there was reason to believe that Moscow has an […]

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Government Budget Bill Stalls in Senate

Government Budget Bill Stalls in Senate

  Congress has continued its work today to prevent another government shutdown with a bipartisan budget bill. Early on Thursday lawmakers expressed confidence that a deal would be reached in the Senate to allow the House of Representatives and the President to approve the bill before the deadline. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin said that should the […]

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To Caucus or Not to Caucus?

To Caucus or Not to Caucus?

(UTVS)Tonight at 7PM CST Minnesotans will have their first chance to engage in the political process with Caucus day.   Democrats and Republicans will go to their respective locations to decide on delegates being sent to the conventions, resolutions to be debated, and the first gubernatorial straw poll.   The process is an important step in deciding the issues that […]

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Bachman Won’t Run for Senate

Bachman Won’t Run for Senate

Former Republican Congress-woman Michele Bachmann has announced that she will not be running for the open Minnesota Senate seat this November. Bachmann told Minnesota radio host Jan Markell that she made her decision after praying and never hearing the call from God. There is currently an opening for the Minnesota Senate seat after former Senator Al Franken stepped down in […]

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The Wait Continues for Minneapolis Mayor

Minneapolis voters are anxiously awaiting the decision on the new mayor for the city. Jacob Frey leads Tom Hoch and Betsy Hodges by a few points in the first count on Tuesday night. The crowded race is filing throw its ranked-choice voting system and is beginning the procedure of re-aligning the second and third choice preferences from the candidates that […]

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October 25th Delcared “Wellstone Rememberance Day”

Wednesday October 25th was proclaimed “Wellstone Remembrance Day” by Governor Mark Dayton. The day is to honor late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone who lost his life in a plane crash 15 years ago.  The Governor’s proclamation highlights the dedication to the people of Minnesota by Senator Wellstone. “Paul was an extraordinary political leader. He truly believed, and practiced, ‘Politics of the […]

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Governor Dayton pushes for cybersecurity

Governor Mark Dayton received only a fraction of the funding he proposed for technology and cybersecurity upgrades last session. Dayton says he’ll continue to press for the funding necessary to protect the state’s computer system from hackers. The governor spoke to cybersecurity experts in Minneapolis Tuesday. He says it’s tough to get spending for computer upgrades in competition with other […]

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