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Rep. Keith Ellison: I will resign my seat if I win DNC chair

Rep. Keith Ellison was re-elected in November to his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will vacate his congressional seat if he wins the chairman job at the Democratic National Committee, and he conceded that a full-time chair is what the party wanted after the losses of the 2016 elections.

Biden not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never'

Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, to address the House Democratic Caucus.

Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible 2020 presidential bid. For now, it's no.

Michelle Obama on election night: 'I went to bed'

While many Americans stayed up late on election night to find out who would win the White House, first lady Michelle Obama says she went to bed.

Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump

A Republican member of the Electoral College from Michigan has created a website urging Donald Trump supporters to rally electors around the president-elect.

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an "honor" even as he derided the idea that he'll lead "the Divided States of America."

Obama defends counterterrorism plan before handover to Trump

Closing out two terms as a president at war, Barack Obama staunchly defended his counterterrorism strategy as one that rejected torture, held to American values and avoided large-scale troop deployments, in an implicit effort to shape the strategy his successor might employ.

Study: 2016 campaign coverage was overwhelmingly negative

A Harvard University study released Wednesday concludes that media coverage of the 2016 presidential election was topped only by the 2000 Bush-Gore campaign for its overwhelming negativity.


Tevlin: Councilman's Facebook post exposes postelection rancor in Ely
Jon Tevlin

Ely is the kind of place where people normally escape the rancor and contentiousness of everyday life. They go for the lakes and loons and…

If Rep. Ellison steps down, a Minneapolis special election next year
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If Rep. Ellison steps down, a Minneapolis special election next year


Gen. Kelly, whose son was killed in combat, selected to lead Homeland Security

– President-elect Donald Trump has settled on Gen. John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general whose son was killed in combat in…


Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Time magazine has named Donald Trump its Person of the Year.


On day of Nobel ceremony, Dayton visits Hibbing to declare Bob Dylan Day

No, don't expect Dylan to be at either event on Saturday.


Weather Channel rips Breitbart: 'Stop using our video to mislead' people

The Weather Channel called out Breitbart News for being climate change deniers, asking the conservative blog to stop using its videos to back up its points.


St. Cloud couple who don't want to film gay weddings sue

They want to advertise at wedding expos and on websites, but Minnesota's current law, they say, would force them into producing videos "promoting a conception of marriage that directly contradicts their religious beliefs."


Minnesota clergy vow to give immigrants sanctuary

Congregations commit to sheltering immigrants or providing other support.


Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off.


Pentagon denies suppressing study on ways to save $125 billion

"Any suggestion the report has been suppressed by the department is false," said Gordon Trowbridge, a deputy Pentagon spokesman.


Iran says Donald Trump can't tear up nuclear accord

President-elect promised to "tear up" agreement.


President-elect surprises media at Trump Tower

President-elect Donald Trump surprised the media waiting in the lobby of Trump Tower Tuesday morning when he emerged from an elevator accompanied by members of his secret service detail.