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Deadline Extended For Health Insurance Sign-Up

The deadline to sign up for insurance on the government’s health care website arrived Tuesday, a day later than expected after the Obama administration granted those waiting until the last minute — or those tripped up by the site’s glitches — an extra day to enroll.

12/24/2013

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Former Klobuchar Counsel At Center Of Secret Iran Talks

Last summer, while Jake Sullivan was traveling with his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he quietly disappeared during a stop in Paris. He showed up again a few days later, rejoining Clinton’s traveling contingent in Mongolia.

12/23/2013

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Obama Pardons Turkeys As Part Of Annual Rite

President Barack Obama spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven Wednesday, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2013

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Minn. Insurance Companies Oppose Obama’s Extension

Minnesota’s largest private insurance companies are opposing President Barack Obama’s plan to let people keep existing insurance for at least a year under his health care law.

11/18/2013

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Minn. Farmer Preparing Turkeys For Presidential Pardoning

Next week, some lucky Minnesota turkeys will be heading to the White House. John Burkel of Badger in Northern Minnesota raised the birds. He’s going to pick two of them to send to President Obama, to be pardoned the day before Thanksgiving.

11/18/2013

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House Republicans, Democrats Say Obama’s Policy Fix Isn’t Enough

Six of Minnesota’s eight members of Congress Friday voted for a bill to allow insurance companies to sell policies to anyone who wants them, even if it violates the new Obamacare rules.

11/15/2013

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Dayton: Obama Did Right Thing On Insurance Plans

Gov. Mark Dayton says he believes President Barack Obama made the right decision by letting insurance companies continue to offer consumers health plans that were set to be canceled under federal health care changes.

11/14/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

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Kerry Washington hosted SNL and addressed a controversy with great humor. Watch the skit and spoof of, “What Does The Fox Say.”

11/04/2013

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Good Question: What Happens To Pumpkins After Halloween?

Over the past month, people trying to apply for health insurance through the federal exchange encountered major problems on the healthcare.gov website. On Tuesday, President Obama addressed the situation, saying, “No one is more frustrated about that than I am.”

10/25/2013

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Petition Begs Obama To Fire Christian Ponder

The Minnesota Vikings now have a 0-2 record for the season, and some are asking whether it’s time for a major change. One fan thinks he has the solution: get rid of quarterback Christian Ponder. In fact, he took his issues to a higher authority.

09/17/2013

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Bachmann: Obama Failed To Articulate Why U.S. Military Force Is Needed In Syria

In response to President Barack Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann released a statement, saying not only had Obama failed to provide clear reasoning as to why U.S. military intervention might be needed but that his administration’s handling of the whole situation has been “stunningly incompetent and incoherent.”

09/10/2013

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Minn. Congressional Delegation Splits Over Syria

Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.

09/04/2013

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Rep. Rick Nolan Opposes Taking Military Action Against Syria

U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district Rick Nolan is challenging the evidence that’s been presented on the reported use of chemical weapons by Syria against its people.

09/03/2013

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Good Question: Why Is The U.S. Getting Involved In Syria Now?

The U.S. is taking steps to strike Syria after officials say the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people last week. Bashar al-Assad’s government denies the claim, but the U.S. says they’ve crossed the “red line” President Barack Obama talked about last year.

08/27/2013

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Drug War Debate

A recent Rasmussen poll says that 80% of Americans think the drug war has been a failure. Dr. Kevin Sabet is an expert this area, he joins Chad to discuss the topic. Take a listen […]

08/20/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers: Special Session May Not Be Needed

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders agreed Friday that Sept. 9 is the date they would hold a possible special session, but also said it might not be necessary after all.

08/16/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Who Is Your Favorite Lefty?

From Oprah to Angelina Jolie, who is everyone’s favorite lefty? You decide!

08/12/2013

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Minn. Counties Hit By June Storms Get Federal Help

President Obama has signed a federal disaster declaration for 18 Minnesota counties hit hard by severe storms, high winds and flooding in late June. The declaration issued Thursday makes federal disaster aid available to state and eligible local governments.

07/25/2013

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US Ed Chief Headed To Minn. For Preschool Pitch

Minnesota is getting a visit from the nation’s education chief as he makes a pitch for expanded government spending on early childhood learning programs.

07/12/2013

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Obama’s ATF Nominee Gets Senate Hearing

President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the agency charged with enforcing national gun laws said Tuesday the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was “in distress” when he it took over on an interim basis in 2011.

06/11/2013

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New Cause For Ex-Radical Olson

Sara Jane Olson, the Minnesota woman who served seven years in prison for her involvement in high-profile 1970s radicalism, is edging back into public life — this time voluntarily — as she and a friend petition the Obama administration to reduce disparities in prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine.

05/25/2013

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Minn.’s Bachmann Sprints To TV With Health Care Ad

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has rushed out a television ad in hopes of capitalizing on the latest U.S. House vote to undo President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Republican critic of the Affordable Care Act — dubbed Obamacare by foes — was to begin airing the ad Thursday night in Twin Cities market. She put about $85,000 into the TV spot.

05/16/2013

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Bachmann Wants White House Investigated Over IRS Flap

Rep. Michele Bachmann is joining the calls for a thorough investigation as President Obama prepares to answer further questions about the growing controversy at the IRS. The acting commissioner resigned on Wednesday after the agency admitted it targeted conservative groups.

05/16/2013

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Obama Declares Storm Disaster After Ice Storm

President Barack Obama has declared a major federal disaster for five southwestern Minnesota counties hit by an April ice storm.

05/03/2013

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