Dot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She’s in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she’s trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.
Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show. Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities are the hosts for the show, featuring acts by students from poor-performing schools that participate in the committee’s Turnaround Arts program.
A new scientific report released by the White House puts the blame for extreme weather on climate change. The forecast in the report is for even more extremes.
President Barack Obama has invited the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team to the White House.
President Barack Obama will be in St. Paul this week to discuss a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs.
Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a Minneapolis coffee shop, where he met with a handful of women who got insurance under the federal health care law.
On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted French President François Hollande for an official state dinner at the White House.
Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Minnesota for a fundraiser for the national Democratic Party. Biden is due at a Democratic National Committee event in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, a DNC official said Wednesday. The White House also confirmed that Biden would be in Minnesota that day. The fundraising trip was first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. An invitation obtained by the newspaper seeks contributions of up to $32,400. The fundraiser is being held at the Minneapolis restaurant owned by Gov. Mark Dayton’s sons.
The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.
Was Oswald the lone gunman?
A leading Minnesota Pollution Control Agency official is going to Washington for a White House-organized brainstorming session on reducing nitrate contamination in the Mississippi River basin.
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.
With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown.
The Minnesota Vikings now have a 0-2 record for the season, and some are asking whether it’s time for a major change. One fan thinks he has the solution: get rid of quarterback Christian Ponder. In fact, he took his issues to a higher authority.
A little visit to Iowa by Sen. Amy Klobuchar has news outlets from CNN to ABC speculating she is considering a run for President of the United States. Klobuchar is brushing off the talk insisting she loves her current job. But the buzz is not likely to subside. Emily’s List has her on their list of potential candidates.
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.
Two junior chefs from Minnesota and Wisconsin are among the winners of a White House challenge for kids ages 8 to 12 to create healthy lunchtime recipes.
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.
Was he in the right, or in the wrong?
Rep. Michele Bachmann is joining the calls for a thorough investigation as President Obama prepares to answer further questions about the growing controversy at the IRS. The acting commissioner resigned on Wednesday after the agency admitted it targeted conservative groups.
Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Dave Lee on Friday’s WCCO Morning News
The kid President has an April Fool’s Day message on the Smack Down.
Time is ticking away before $85 million is stripped from the federal government. The White House laid out a detailed look at how the state of Minnesota will be affected unless a deal is made by Friday.
This is the week you will be hearing an awful lot about the sequester. That’s the package of $85 billion in cuts that begin to go into effect on Friday if a deal is not reached between the White House and Republican leaders in Congress.
Minnesota Rep. John Kline, a member of GOP leadership in Washington, says automatic federal budget cuts neither side wants have a “better than even” chance of kicking in.