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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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Politico: Minnesota Is Best State In The Nation

Politico.com has ranked Minnesota as the top state in the nation in their second-annual poll that coincides with President Obama’s State of the Union address The poll is “an appraisal of the state of the states of the union,” according to author Margaret Slattery, and is inspired by the 1931 series “The Worst American State” by legendary journalist H.L. Mencken.

01/20/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-19-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee.

Packers fans still in shock over the NFC Title Game….hear Mike Max discuss it by clicking the link above.

01/19/2015

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Interview: Sen. Franken On Obama’s Tax Proposals

Just days before the State of the Union address, the White House disclosed a plan Saturday night to increase taxes on the wealthy. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken was in the WCCO studio Sunday morning to talk with Esme Murphy about the president’s proposal.

01/18/2015

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Good Question: Does Twitter Reflect Public Opinion?

When big news happens, it can seem like everyone flocks to Twitter. But, studies show only 19 percent of adults who use the Internet are on Twitter and only 3 percent use it regularly.

12/08/2014

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Minimum Wage Debate Ramps Up Before 2014 Session

President Barack Obama shed a national spotlight on Minnesota Tuesday night when he praised a Minneapolis business owner during his State of the Union speech.

01/29/2014

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1-29-14 John Kline On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to listen to Congressman Kline discuss the State Of The Union Speech.

01/29/2014

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Minn. Politicians Respond To State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to make his pitch that the nation must come together to address persistent problems, from the wealth gap to economic mobility to lagging schools. Here are some responses to the address from Minnesota politicians.

01/29/2014

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1-29-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to THE MORNING TAKE’s recap of last night’s State Of The Union.

01/29/2014

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Punch Pizza Featured In State Of The Union

After making headlines by raising their starting wage to $10 an hour for employees, Punch Pizza was recognized Tuesday during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

01/28/2014

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1-28-14 MICHELE BACHMANN On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear the Congresswoman discuss her final State of the Union address, the Farm Bill and her plans for 2016.

01/28/2014

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1-28-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Who will be at tonight’s STATE OF THE UNION? Click the link to listen to today’s MORNING TAKE!

01/28/2014

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Reality Check: Minimum Wage & Obama’s SOTU Address

Less than 24 hours after the President Barack Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour, Minnesota Democratic lawmakers unveiled a plan of their own to raise state pay for low income workers to $9.50.

02/13/2013

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Good Question: How Many People Are Killed By Assault Rifles?

Since the massacre at a Newtown elementary school, much of the discussion on gun violence has been around a proposal to reinstate the assault weapons ban.

02/12/2013

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Wounded Wis. Policeman To Attend State Of Union

A police lieutenant wounded last summer during a deadly mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., is among two dozen guests the White House has invited to sit with the first lady during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

02/12/2013

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Minn. Woman To Be Michelle Obama’s Guest At SOTU

A recent University of Minnesota graduate has been invited to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this week.

02/11/2013

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MN Politicians React To State Of The Union

Everyone has some sort of reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Minnesota senators and representatives were no exception.

01/25/2012

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US Senator Amy Klobuchar On WCCO Morning News

Sen. Klobuchar joined Dave Lee to discuss prospects for a new St Croix river bridge on Tuesday morning.

01/24/2012

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Bachmann Speech Raises Her Conservative Profile

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann took another leap in her remarkable climb to national attention and tea party prominence with her freelance response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.

01/26/2011

Reality Check: State Of The Union Promises

President Obama made news in his State of the Union message by proposing what sounds like a hard freeze on federal spending.

01/26/2011

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Repercussions From Bachmann’s Tea Party Speech

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is making headlines across the country for doing something unprecedented. Her decision to have her own response to the State of the Union has a lot of people speculating about divisions within the Republican Party.

01/26/2011

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Congresswoman Bachmann Talks SOTU On WCCO Radio

Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann told WCCO’s John Williams, “It’s always and honor and a privilege to listen to a president, no matter which party, deliver an address to the congress and the nation.”

01/26/2011

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Rep. Bachmann’s Tea Party Response To SOTU

In an unusual move, tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., followed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s response with high profile speech of her own.

01/25/2011

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Top Ten SOTU Moments

44 men have given State of the Union addresses, some memorable, some not. Time Magazine put together their top 10.

01/25/2011

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Minnesotans On Tonight’s State Of The Union

Minnesotans are weighing in on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Some say they want to hear the president give solutions, not just bring up issues.

01/25/2011

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