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Obama Wants More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay

An estimated 90,000 Minnesota workers, and about six million across the country, could soon be able to get overtime pay under a new proposal by President Obama. Right now, salaried workers making less than $23,660 get overtime pay under federal law.

06/30/2015

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2 Minnesota Women Invited To White House Ramadan Dinner

Two women from the Twin Cities area are among guests that were invited to dine with President Barack Obama at an annual White House dinner held in honor of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. Obama welcomed guests to the White House on Monday for a traditional iftar dinner, which follows daily fasting from dawn to sunset.

06/23/2015

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4 Things To Know: Minn. Session, Dylan On Letterman & More

From the latest on the Minnesota Session 2015 to POTUS joining Twitter, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, May 19.

05/19/2015

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Sarah Jessica Parker In Mpls. To Speak At Community School

Sarah Jessica Parker is in Minnesota Monday to make a special visit at a local school. The award-winning actress will be speaking at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis.

05/18/2015

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Coon Rapids Mother Gets White House Mother’s Day Surprise

As a loving mother, Stephanie Tarr is teaching her boys the value of volunteering. To stay on task they gave the boy’s grandma a calendar, listing their good deeds for the year.

05/08/2015

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4 Things To Know: Wild’s Loss, Fishing Opener & More

From the end of the road for the Minnesota Wild to the fishing opener this weekend, here are the four things to know for Friday, May 8.

05/08/2015

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Obama Taps Minnesota Justice Wright For Federal Judgeship

Minnesota’s newest nominee for a federal judgeship would be moving over from the state’s Supreme Court. President Barack Obama on Wednesday selected Justice Wilhelmina Wright for a U.S. District Court opening in Minnesota. That appointment is subject to U.S. Senate confirmation.

04/15/2015

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Obama: Gov. Walker’s Approach On Iran Deal Would Embolden Enemies

President Barack Obama said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be taking a foolish approach if he follows through with vows to revoke a nuclear deal with Iran if elected president.

04/07/2015

US President Barack Obama signs a Memorandum of Disapproval regarding S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures, at the White House in Washington, DC, March 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Emission Cuts Ordered By Obama May Not Survive Beyond End Of His Presidency

The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.

04/01/2015

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GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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Bipartisan Group In Congress Urges No Great Lakes Fund Cuts

Members of Congress from both parties are lobbying colleagues not to cut funding from a key Great Lakes environmental program. Fifty-one representatives sent a letter Monday in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

03/18/2015

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Gov. Walker Accuses Obama Of Ignoring Alarm Bells On Israel

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sounding more notes of caution about U.S.-Israeli relations than even the country’s prime minister. Walker published an opinion piece Monday in the National Review Online that calls the bond with Israel at “perhaps the most serious crisis in our history.”

03/02/2015

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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

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President Obama Hosts First-Ever Cybersecurity Summit

Cyber crimes cost businesses $13 million a year and also hurt consumers by stealing their personal information. That’s why President Barack Obama — along with top executives, law enforcement and privacy experts — is trying to increase privacy guards to protect companies against hackers.

02/13/2015

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Walz Will Visit White House For Signing Of Veterans Bill

Minnesota congressman Tim Walz will be at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama signs a bill aimed at reducing the suicide epidemic among military veterans. The bill is named for Clay Hunt, a 26-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan veteran from Texas who killed himself in 2011.

02/12/2015

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Obama Seeks $2 Billion In Private Dollars For Clean Energy

President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.

02/11/2015

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 1-21-15

John Kline reacts to the State Of the Union address and other highlights from a HUMP DAY can be found by clicking the link above.

01/21/2015

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Obama In State Of The Union: Tax Wealthy, Help Middle Class

WASHINGTON (AP) —Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and […]

01/20/2015

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Minn. Woman Sits With First Lady At State Of The Union

A Twin Cities woman was President Obama’s guest at the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Rebekah Erler wrote the president last year about how tough the economy has been on her family.

01/20/2015

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Minnesota Woman To Be In First Lady Box During Obama Speech

A Minnesota woman who was highlighted last summer by President Barack Obama is getting another turn in the spotlight.

01/19/2015

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Talking Points: Gas Prices, Keystone Pipeline

As gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.

01/11/2015

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MN Students, Schools React To Possibility Of Free Community College

President Obama asked Congress for a government program to make community college tuition-free for two years on Friday.

01/09/2015

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Minnesota Will Have Open Federal Judgeship To Fill

President Barack Obama will get the chance to appoint a new federal judge for Minnesota. The chief U.S. district judge for Minnesota, Michael Davis, informed the president Monday he plans to take senior status in August. He’ll remain a federal judge, but won’t have to carry a full caseload.

12/30/2014

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PR Specialist: Sony Cyberattack Threat To All Of Hollywood

Hollywood is on high alert as the Sony cyberattack by North Korea continues to reverberate worldwide.

12/22/2014

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Springsteen, Chris Martin & More Fill In With U2 At World AIDS Day Concert

Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin took the place of Bono at a concert Monday night in Times Square.

12/02/2014

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