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Chris Coleman takes on early baggage in race for governor

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman gave his final budget address at St. Paul College on Tuesday in St. Paul.

The St. Paul mayor proposed a 24 percent increase in the property tax levy last week, and if you're explaining, you're losing.

Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

President Donald Trump speaks to the media Tuesday in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.

Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the continuing fallout over Trump's stance on last weekend's white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Republicans debate what to do about Trump

Elected Republicans’ concern about the president’s conduct is tempered by his continuing popularity among voters.

Analysis: He won't change, many conclude.

Ousted from White House, Bannon returns to Breitbart

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive chief Trump strategist, was pushed out by the president, capping a turbulent seven months.

Minnesota state Sen. Richard Cohen joins mass exodus from presidential arts council over Charlottesville

The President's Committee on Arts and Humanities resigned to protest Trump's response to Charlottesville

Minnesota Republicans blast racists, refrain from directly criticizing Trump

Pence on message, despite Trump's troubles at home

The day after President Donald Trump sparred with reporters on live television over assigning blame for violence at a white supremacist rally, White House aides were stunned, advisers were whispering their frustrations, business allies were cutting public ties with the White House and Trump was out of sight.

Duluth native still backs Confederate symbols
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A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."

Dems launch political ads against Minnesota reps, others
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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week launched digital ads against U.S. Reps. Jason Lewis, Erik Paulsen, and 23 other GOP lawmakers.

The Latest: Hundreds rally at California beaches

The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local):

Boston 'free speech rally' cut short by huge counterprotest

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism.

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.

GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party.

Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who went from Donald Trump's victorious campaign to a top White House post, has been pushed out by the president, capping a turbulent seven months that witnessed the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff.

Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator

When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake.

The Latest: 2nd officer dies from shooting in Fla.

The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local):

Feds allege California Marines involved in $67M health fraud

Federal authorities say Southern California Marines were recruited for a scheme that bilked the government's military health insurance provider out of $67 million.

Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick

A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League.

Trump's new communications director isn't new to his ways

Others tried without much success, and now the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has fallen to Hope Hicks, a young aide who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her to the pinnacle of Washington politics.