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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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Podcast Page: 11-24-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A slippery Monday in CCO Land led to lots of weather, plus breaking news on Chuck Hagel, click the link above to listen back to highlights from Monday.

11/24/2014

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What Does Obama’s Immigration Plan Mean For Minnesota?

The president outlined his plan for immigration reform Thursday night, but what does that mean for immigrants here in Minnesota?

11/21/2014

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Podcast Page: 11-21-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A frigid Friday on the WCCO Morning News. Click the link above to listen back to some of the highlights from the show.

11/21/2014

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Obama Goes To Wisconsin In Bid To Oust Gov. Walker

President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail to help the Democratic challenger to Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s hotly contested race. Obama was scheduled to campaign Tuesday evening with Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycles executive and state commerce secretary who is running close against Walker.

10/27/2014

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Sen. Franken: Close Guantanamo Through Congress

Sen. Al Franken says Guantanamo Bay should be closed, but the president shouldn’t bypass Congress to do it. The Wall Street Journal recently reported President Barack Obama was considering an executive order to transfer terrorism suspects out of Guantanamo Bay.

10/13/2014

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McFadden And Franken Clash On Mining, Health Care

Democratic Sen. Al Franken and his Republican challenger Mike McFadden spent their first debate clashing over how to address problems in President Barack Obama’s health care law and mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range.

10/01/2014

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McFadden Lays Out Plan To Scrap Health Care Law

Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden said Friday he wants to repeal and replace the new federal healthcare law known as Obamacare. McFadden outlined his plan Friday at a State Capitol press conference. But McFadden’s Democratic opponent Al Franken says it would make healthcare worse.

09/26/2014

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Franken: Reservations On Arming Rebels In Syria

With airstrikes underway in Syria, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’s worried about the success of the second half of President Barack Obama’s plan to destroy Islamic State extremists: arming and training Syrian rebels.

09/23/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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