Category: Politics

Twitter heats up in wake of Mueller report

Twitter heats up in wake of Mueller report

After the release of Robert Mueller’s investigation report Trump took to twitter to celebrate the victory.  Other supports came to his defense as well claiming the investigation to be nothing but a witch hunt.  Members of the Democratic party have been firing back though.  Corey Booker tweeted ” The American people deserve the truth. Not spin from a Trump appointee. […]

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Amy Klobuchar announces presidential bid in Minneapolis at Boom Island Park - Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone

Amy Klobuchar releases tax returns

Amy Klobuchar is the latest 2020 presidential candidate to release her tax returns to the public. On Monday she released 12 years of returns, dating back to 2006 when she first became a candidate for federal office. “Transparency and accountability are fundamental to good governance” said the Minnesotan candidate. Democrats have criticized President Trump for refusing to make his tax […]

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Insulin access bill facing difficulty in state Senate

Prescription drugs are the focus of recent legislation in Minnesota House committees. In a news conference Tuesday, House Democrats called several bills to attention, including a bill that would make insulin more accessible to the people who need it. 26-year-old Alec Smith of Minneapolis died of diabetic complications in 2017 after rationing his insulin, which cost $1,300 a month, making […]

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Australian Gun Laws

Australian Gun Laws

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has concerns over a media report that an influential minor party asked the U.S. gun lobby for donations in order to undermine Australian gun laws. In a documentary about Al Jazeera it shows One Nation party officials flying to the United States for a meeting with the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun interests last […]

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Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

On Monday, the Trump administration filed an appeal for the entire Affordable Care Act to be struck down. The act known as “Obamacare” has benefited millions of people with taxpayer-subsidized insurance plans, but enrollment is down. The Justice Department is expected to discuss its position in a brief. It is uncommon for the Justice Department to decline to defend a […]

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Trump’s Border Wall

Trump’s Border Wall

The House will fall short of the two-thirds margin needed to override President Trumps first veto. With the votes falling short, Trumps national emergency at the Mexican border will hold. Trump will be able add more than $3 billion to the construction of the wall with this emergency. Democrats in congress have opposed the national emergency from the beginning. Lawmakers […]

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Opioid Bill

Opioid Bill

Yesterday a new bill has been passed to combat the opioid crisis in the Minnesota House. The bill will support many strategies to support prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. Data from the Minnesota Health Department shows that in 2017 nearly 800 people took their own lives and over half of those deaths were from opioid overdoses. The state has a […]

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Brazil President Visits White House

Brazil President Visits White House

Today President Donald Trump hosted the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro who ahead of the meeting spoke highly of Trump. The two are expected to talk about many issues, which includes way for the US to increase private-sector investments in Brazil and ways to sort out the Venezuela political crisis.

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New E-Cig Law

New E-Cig Law

New regulations on E-Cig flavors sales are being moved forward by US Health Regulators. The plan of the new guidelines is to keep E-Cigs out of the hands of teenagers who are under the age of 18. The guidelines would restrict sales of flavored products in stores by customers verifying their age or age-restricted areas for vaping products According to […]

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Manafort Sentenced

Manafort Sentenced

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 3 1/2 additional years in prison for tax and bank fraud. Last week Manafort was sentenced to 4 years in a different case. The sentence follows harsh assignment for both the judge and prosecutor.

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