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Good Question: Why Is This Pope So Popular?

He pulled the papacy out of the palace and into the streets. That’s just one reason why Time magazine says it named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” Wednesday. Only two other popes have ever won that distinction.

12/11/2013

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12-3 Local Author On President Obama’s Reading List….On The Morning News With Dave Lee

What a thrill for a Minnesota author! Click the link to listen to her reaction to the President reading her book!

12/03/2013

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Obama Picks Minn. Authors On Small Business Saturday

President Obama was on a mission Saturday. After just 20 minutes, the first family left a privately-owned Washington D.C. bookstore with a stash of nearly two dozen books. Among them, three were penned by Minnesota authors: Kate DiCamillo’s “Floyd and Ulysses,” Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and “Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus. Preus, who lives in Duluth, was at a remote cabin in northern Minnesota over the weekend. She found about the famous purchase in a text message from her son. “I completely missed it!” Preus said via Skype. “It just said ‘Obama bought your book,’ and I was like ‘What?!’”

12/02/2013

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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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11-22-13 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Iconic photos of JFK were lost…..in an ironic twist.

11/22/2013

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11-20-13 Minnesota Turkey Heading To The White House On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is an entire high school class heading to The White House? It’s all in the name of turkey!

11/20/2013

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11-20-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Approval ratings are at an all time low for the POTUS.

11/20/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

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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Minn. Farmer’s Turkeys Are White-House Bound

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and a northern Minnesota farmer will be in the holiday spotlight. John Burkel of Badger will be presenting his turkeys to President Obama at the White House. Burkel raises 70,000 turkeys a year. He says he’s picked out a handful of his best, and is getting them ready in a heated garden shed for their national debut. Only two of the turkeys will make the trip to the White House, and they’ll be pardoned, not served.

11/15/2013

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11-14-13 MNSure Update On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is Minnesota ahead of the pack?

11/14/2013

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10-31-13 Senator Klobuchar On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The latest on Food Stamp cuts….going into affect tomorrow.

10/31/2013

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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.

10/28/2013

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10-24-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

James Hohmann from POLITICO pinch hitting for Blois.

10/24/2013

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10-17-13 Congressman Erik Paulsen Talks With Dave Lee

Upset that Medical Device Tax hasn’t been repealed.

10/17/2013

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10-16-13 Senator Amy Klobuchar With Dave Lee

She’s in the middle of the negotiations…..and talked live with Dave Lee.

10/16/2013

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Klobuchar Working With GOP Moderates To End Shutdown

A Minnesota senator is one of the key players hammering out a deal that could end the federal government shutdown. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar is helping write a compromised version of a plan drafted by Republican Senator Susan Collins and credited GOP moderates. “We are friends,” Klobuchar said. “Senate Republicans really came to the fore, more moderates, saying ‘We want to work on a compromise,’ and that’s exactly what’s happening today in the Senate.”

10/14/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Shutdown Blame Game

Last time the government shut down in 1995-96, Republicans were blamed and paid a heavy price. They lost seats in both the House and Senate, and Presidential candidate Bob Dole went down in defeat to President Clinton.

10/05/2013

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News Click: Government Shutdown Looms…..

Whom do you blame for this mess? Click the link to vote!

09/30/2013

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World War 3?

Funny, terrible, awesome, too close to the truth? What do you think?

09/12/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Agonizing Syria Decision

This week, normally accessible members of Congress and their staff have not returned phone calls. Lawmakers usually ready to offer up opinions have hidden behind statements suggesting which way they are leaning but also offering up expressions of understanding for the opposing side.

09/07/2013

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NEWSCLICK: What If Mitt Romney Were President?

Click the link to vote on today’s NEWS CLICK!

09/04/2013

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Syrian Crisis Separates Rosemount Man From Wife

One family in Minnesota is watching the crisis in Syria unfold for very personal reasons. George Bittar lives in Rosemount and spends most of his time lately glued to Skype, making sure his wife Sally, who’s in Syria, is OK. “It’s been very stressful,” George said. “She’s there and I’m here and we just, sometimes, we can’t sleep. And it’s just so hard for both of us.”

08/31/2013

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