State Of The Union

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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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