Independents will play their unpredictable role on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary

On Tuesday, N.H. independents will play their unpredictable primary role

Presidential candidates look to comedy and late-night TV as new soapbox

More than ever before, politicians are veering off the traditional campaign trail to hit the comedy circuit in hopes of reaching voters through their funny bones. The trend has led to some strange moments in an already strange political season.

House DFL proposes constitutional amendment for campaign money disclosure

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The House DFL proposed an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that would require increased disclosure by outside groups spending money on campaigns.

Republicans launch TV ad in local House race

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The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.

AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.


Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred

There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night.


Mentally ill man who killed wife won't get her pension

A man who was found not guilty of his wife's death by reason of mental insanity will not get her pension under a judge's ruling.


Facing NH loss, Clinton looks ahead to counter Sanders

With a victory seemingly out of reach in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to the next round of voting to reposition her campaign to counter the rising primary threat of insurgent Sen. Bernie Sanders.


Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

Marco Rubio faced withering criticism of his readiness to be president and his policy depth in the last Republican debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other candidates launched an aggressive campaign to slow the Florida senator's rise.


Burning Man tickets to include live entertainment tax

People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time.


Colorado considering child-care rules following 43 deaths

The Colorado Department of Human Services is considering a requirement that social workers examine prior contacts with a child to determine if further investigation is necessary after the deaths of 43 children in Colorado's welfare program.


Bernie Sanders makes 'SNL' appearance with Larry David

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him.


Mormon church comes out against Utah medical marijuana bill

The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a position that could be a serious blow to one of two medical marijuana proposals before state lawmakers.


Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred

There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night.


AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.


High life expectancy strains Minnesota pension systems

Our 2nd-highest U.S. life expectancy throws a wrench in retirement funds' projections.


Gloria Steinem slammed for suggesting young women support Bernie Sanders to chase boys

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has drawn the wrath of the Twitterverse for suggesting that young women supporting Bernie Sanders’ campaign are doing so to gain…


Clinton seeks to cut into Sanders' New Hampshire advantage

Trailing rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton sought to summon another New Hampshire comeback on Saturday but faced blunt questions about her trustworthiness and explanation of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi.


Missouri lawmaker says colleague's move was political

A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but says the man was trying to hurt his reputation.