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Tensions are rising as Minn. legislative session winds down

Dayton threatens vetoes as Republicans say governor is refusing to compromise.

Minneapolis Council Member Warsame backs Mohamud Noor in race vs. Rep. Kahn

Minneapolis official supported longtime legislator 2 years ago.

Former DFL lawmaker running to be Trump delegate to Republican National Convention

Michael Brodkorb

Former DFL legislator Steve Wenzel is running to delegate to the Republican National Convention from Minnesota as a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Seven DFL state senators threaten to withhold votes for bonding bill over Southwest light-rail line

Hot Dish Politics

Seven DFL state senators said they would not support a bonding bill if there is no funding approved for the Southwest Light-Rail Transit project, a train that would run between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

Congress heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico

Congress headed out of Washington on Friday, accomplishing relatively little in a short work period and missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis.


Conservatives fire back after Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer'

Former House Speaker John Boehner's rhetorical takedown of Sen. Ted Cruz, a presidential candidate and fellow Republican, has popped the cork off a bottle bubbling with bitter GOP recriminations.


Trump has 81 percent of delegates needed to win nomination

Donald Trump has picked up two more delegates in Rhode Island, giving him 81 percent of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination and avoid a contested convention.


White House 2016: Clinton gears up for Trump in fall race

Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks.


Colorado's Jon Keyser makes state GOP US Senate primary

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jon Keyser will appear on his party's primary ballot after all, a Denver judge ruled Friday.


Pennsylvania probes possible link between quakes, fracking

Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations.Five tiny temblors…


Obamas engage in sports trash talk with royal family

The Obamas and the royal family are engaging in trash talk with Britain's royals before next week's athletic competition for wounded military personnel and veterans.


Judge to lift female guard ban in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

The military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay says he will lift his order prohibiting female guards from having physical contact with the five defendants at the U.S. base in Cuba.


After 2012 stunner, ex-con makes another White House run

When Hillary Clinton tries to vanquish Bernie Sanders in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary next month, she'll also have to watch out for Keith Judd.


Gov. Mark Dayton renews call for transportation funding of $880 million per year

Republican opposition to a gas tax will make an agreement difficult.


Alabama gov on impeachment threat: I've done nothing illegal

Embattled Gov. Robert Bentley is maintaining he has done nothing wrong, a day after Alabama lawmakers revived an impeachment effort against him.


Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution

An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.


Former star of "The West Wing" greets White House reporters

Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on "The West Wing." She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday.


Grand Forks drone unit cleared to fly nationwide missions

A county law enforcement unit in North Dakota that has been at the leading edge of unmanned aircraft development is cleared to fly drones throughout the country.


Senate confirms first female officer for warfighting command

The Senate has confirmed an Air Force general to be the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands.