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Good Question: How Much Foreign Aid Does The U.S. Give?

President Obama brought together his National Security Council Tuesday afternoon to decide whether to cut off aid to Egypt after violence in the country has led to deaths of more than 1,000 people just this week. So, how much foreign aid does the United States give and where does it go?

08/20/2013

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U.S. Secretary Of Education Praises MN Early Learning Programs

The U.S. Secretary of Education today praised Minnesota’s new early learning programs and made a pitch to take them nationwide. Secretary Arne Duncan visited a suburban pre-school Tuesday morning, and later held a town hall meeting, calling early education “the best investment” a state can make.

07/16/2013

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Mpls. Man Takes ‘Murderball’ Skills To London Paralympics

Chuck Aoki has used a wheelchair for most of his life due to a genetic condition. “I don’t feel anything below my elbows and below my knees, and I’ve had that since birth. So that causes me to break my leg without knowing it,” Aoki said. Aoki found a quad rugby team through the Courage Center, and has been playing ever since.

06/29/2013

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Kline To Deliver Weekly National Address For GOP

Minnesota Congressman John Kline is delivering the Republican Party’s response to President Obama’s weekly address.

06/22/2013

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How Do You Feel About The Government Spying On You?

Tell John how you feel about Big Brother watching you.

06/07/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Is The IRS Corrupt Or Incompetent?

In a congressional hearing into revelations that the IRS targeted conservative groups, one congressman pounced on the agency’s fired chief’s insistence that the targeting was not politically motivated.

05/18/2013

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John Williams April Fool’s Video Smack Down! 4-1.

The kid President has an April Fool’s Day message on the Smack Down.

04/01/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Making Sense Of Obama’s Housing Market

Is the Obama administration failing the housing market? Maybe.

03/06/2013

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Copeland To Receive 2nd Highest Civilian Honor From Obama

In the last 30 years, Mary Jo Copeland has made quite a name for herself in the Twin Cities. You may not know who she is, but President Obama does.

02/09/2013

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Obama To Visit Mpls. To Discuss Gun Control Plans

President Obama will head to Minneapolis Monday to discuss his comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence with city leaders and law enforcement, according to the White House.

01/30/2013

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President Obama To Visit Minneapolis On Monday

President Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday, according to the White House media affairs office.

01/29/2013

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Hamline Professor Reviews President’s Inaugural Address

Hamline University Professor David Schultz joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News

01/22/2013

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

U.S. House Passes Senate Fiscal Cliff Bill

Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit.

01/01/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Gun Control Debate

For some, including the president, it is almost a whisper. President Obama is saying, simply, that it is “time to take meaningful action” to prevent gun violence.

12/15/2012

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Obama On NHL Lockout: ‘Do Right By Your Fans’

WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro interviewed President Obama Thursday about topics such as the fiscal cliff, spending cuts, bipartisanship and the Medical Devices Tax. But Frank’s closing question concerned the State of Hockey – specifically the NHL lockout.

12/14/2012

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Frank Shows Us The Holiday-Decorated White House

WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro was in Washington, DC Thursday for a serious sit-down with the president, but he also got a chance to have some fun while he was at the White House.

12/13/2012

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On Election’s Eve, Obama & Romney Make Last Push

Travelling with Bruce Springsteen as the warm-up act, the president spent his final campaign day in Wisconsin – fighting off a last minute GOP surge.

11/05/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Romney’s Minnesota Mistake?

For weeks, Humphrey Institute Professor Larry Jacobs has said Mitt Romney was making a huge mistake by not putting resources into Minnesota.

11/03/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 11-2!

It’s all about the election on the Smack Down! Click the above link to see two great videos and vote on your favorite!

11/02/2012

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Sandy Rains On Campaign 2012

Like Hurricane Sandy, the presidential campaign is changing course by the hour, as President Obama and Mitt Romney each search for the right tone, while toning down the rhetoric.

10/29/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 10-26!

Click the link above to see the President’s GANGNAM STYLE in the Smack Down!

10/26/2012

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Reality Check: The Jobs Numbers

Republicans are crying “foul” over new jobs numbers showing the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8 percent – the lowest rate since President Obama took office.

10/08/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down! 10-8

Swimmer Michael Phelps takes on the 2012 Presidential Debate….See the videos by clicking the link!

10/08/2012

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