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John Kline Not Seeking Re-Election In 2016Rep. John Kline announced Thursday he won't seek re-election in 2016, after serving in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district since 2002.
Good Question: How Many American Hostages Are There?On Tuesday, the family of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller said it received confirmation via email that she had died. So, how many American hostages are there? Good Question.
Good Question: Why Do Presidential Candidates Announce So Early?On Tuesday morning, Jeb Bush announced on Facebook that he would "actively explore the possibility of running for President." With 692 days until the 2016 race, he's the first potential candidate to officially say he or she is thinking about running, even though there has been speculation about several others over the past year. So, why do candidates announce so early?
Johnson Set To Face Off Against Dayton In Gubernatorial RaceRepublicans closed ranks Wednesday behind the winner of Tuesday's primary election for governor. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a decisive primary victory over three opponents. He'll face incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Johnson promises a campaign of ideas, not smears.
Without The Civil Rights Act, Clinton Says He Wouldn't Have Been President Former President Bill Clinton was in town Monday to accept the Dean's Award for Public Leadership from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Mpls. Workers Rally For Minimum Wages To Be Raised To $15 An HourThe push is growing to raise the minimum wage in Minnesota. Some lawmakers want to pass a bill this session to raise it to $9.50 an hour, but some workers in Minneapolis were rallying for much more Saturday. “I believe workers have a right, have a basic human right to be able to make enough money to raise their families and have safe affordable housing,” Veronica Mendez Moore from Minneapolis said.
RI Governor To Speak At University Of MinnesotaThe governor of Rhode Island is traveling to Minneapolis to deliver remarks at the University of Minnesota. Democratic Gov. Lincoln Chafee is scheduled to speak at the university's Humphrey School of Public Affairs Wednesday evening.
Good Question: Why Do White House State Dinners Cost So Much?On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted French President François Hollande for an official state dinner at the White House.
Good Question: Why Does The U.S. Spy On Its Allies?New details surfaced over the weekend about the United States spying on several world leaders, including tapping the personal cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Now, new information about spying on people and political officials in France, Mexico and Spain has emerged as well. It’s angered many in those countries. Some have even threatened continued cooperation with the U.S. “It’s totally unacceptable. This undermines the trust and this can harm our friendship,” said Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s foreign minister.
Good Question: Are Today's Kids Smarter Than We Were? Most kindergarten teachers will tell you children are coming into their classes already knowing their ABC's and writing their names. Some can even read. So are today's kids smarter than we were?
Good Question: What Benefits Do Former Presidents Receive?The former president's surgery took place at a private hospital in Dallas, which had some people wondering: What benefits do former presidents receive? How about members of Congress after they leave office?
Interview: Marilyn Carlson Nelson On Retirement, Business & Human RightsMarilyn Carlson Nelson has been recognized by the White House and will receive the Public Leadership Award from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs next week for her work to stop sex trafficking.