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Talking Points: The Syria Decision

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night in an effort to get the American people to rally behind a military strike against Syria

09/08/2013

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Minn. Health Exchange To Reveal Marketing Details

State officials running Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange are unveiling details of a marketing campaign to raise its public profile. The online exchange known as MNsure is key to enactment of President Barack Obama’s health-care law in Minnesota.

08/18/2013

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Franken Says He’d Welcome Obama Visit To Minn.

Sen. Al Franken says he’d welcome a campaign visit by President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat, during his Minnesota Senate race next year. Franken insisted Monday that he’s not yet in campaign mode, but told reporters that he’d “really enjoy it” if the president campaigned for him.

08/05/2013

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Health Watch: Obama’s Reversal On ‘Plan B’ Pill Restrictions

The Obama administration is dropping its fight to keep age restrictions on the morning after pill. The decision means the emergency contraception will be available to anyone without a prescription regardless of age.

06/11/2013

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Minneapolis Urban League Hosting Forum On MNsure

The Minneapolis Urban League is hosting a forum on MNsure, the state’s new online marketplace for health insurance.

04/29/2013

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Gov. Asks Obama For Minn. Disaster Declaration

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for a federal disaster declaration for Minnesota after an ice storm paralyzed the southwest part of the state.

04/26/2013

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President Obama Attends Boston Interfaith Prayer Service

Three days after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon, an interfaith prayer service was held at the Holy Cross in Boston, just three days after the tragedy occurred.

04/18/2013

US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks on the Boston Marathon explosions on April 15, 2013 at the White House in Washington, DC. At least two people were killed and 22 wounded when two explosions struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, sparking scenes of panic, police said.       (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Secret Service: Suspicious Letter Mailed To Obama

The U.S. Secret Service says it intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a “suspicious substance.” Now, the FBI says a preliminary test indicates there was poisonous ricin in the letter.

04/17/2013

Great Lakes

Obama Budget Seeks $300M For Great Lakes Cleanup

President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget calls for keeping a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program near its current funding level.

04/10/2013

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Senate Dems Vote To Repeal Part Of Health Care Law

It isn’t every day that more than half the Democrats in the U.S. Senate vote to repeal part of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

03/22/2013

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Bachmann Unveils New Approach At CPAC

A narrow re-election win last November has kept Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann out of the spotlight in recent months. But she got a warm welcome when she stood before the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.

03/16/2013

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Klobuchar Barbs Obama At Gridiron Dinner

Always a target for humorous barbs, President Barack Obama is tossing out a few of his own during the annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. The event features political leaders, journalists and media executives poking fun at each other.

03/09/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Sequester: The Latest Washington Crisis

Washington, it seems, likes to lurch from crisis to crisis. Just weeks ago it was the fiscal cliff, now we have the sequester and the possibility of $85 billion in cuts being phased in, starting March 1.

02/23/2013

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Mary Jo Copeland In Washington D.C. For National Honor

Mary Jo Copeland started “Sharing and Caring Hands” in Minneapolis 30 years ago. She’s being honored Friday by President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. her for all her work with the “Presidential Citizens Medal” at the White House.

02/15/2013

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Congressman Ellison Previews SOTU

Congressman Keith Ellison joins Chad for an interview to preview the SOTU and issues facing the country.

02/12/2013

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