Kline blasts Obama's war policies, worries about health of Minn. GOP

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Rep. John Kline, Republican serving his final year in Congress after 14 years, criticized the Obama Administration's handling of foreign military crises, elaborated on his recent presidential endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio and visibly worried over the state of the Minnesota Republican Party and its chances of retaining his seat in the Republican fold.

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn't need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.

GOP talks term limits, residency in 2nd District debate

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With U.S. Rep. John Kline not seeking another term, the race is wide open to replace him.

Sanders to join Minneapolis forum on black issues; Clinton not attending

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The non-profit Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will hold what it's calling a "Presidential Forum on Black America" on Friday.

Quandary in Maryland: Can lawmaker vote twice on same bill?

Maryland lawmakers have a potential quandary on their hands that is rare, if not unprecedented: Can one of their own vote twice on the same bill?


What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.


Wisconsin Senate to vote on managed forest overhaul

The state Senate is set to vote on a bill that would re-shape Wisconsin's managed forest program.


Assembly to vote on water development, property rights bills

The state Assembly is poised to vote on a pair of bills that would ease water body development regulations and expand property owners' rights.


Assembly to vote on CPR training bill

The state Assembly is poised to vote on a bill that would require Wisconsin schools to provide CPR training in seventh- and eighth-grade health classes.


Assembly to vote on sex offender restrictions

The Wisconsin Assembly is set to consider a bill creating uniform restrictions on where violent sex offenders can live.


Assembly to vote on allowing Christmas trees in churches

The state Assembly is set to vote on a bill prohibiting government officials from banning live Christmas trees in churches and the state Capitol rotunda.


Wisconsin Assembly to vote on pushing back wolf hunt date

The state Assembly is getting ready to vote on a bill that would push the start of Wisconsin's wolf hunt back by several weeks if the federal government allows the season to resume.


Assembly set to vote on sexual assault victim amnesty bill

The state Assembly is set to vote on a bill ensuring that sexual assault victims and others who report such crimes can't be cited or disciplined for underage drinking.


Senate set to vote on allowing online voter registration

Wisconsin residents would soon be able to register to vote online under a bill the Wisconsin Senate is taking up Tuesday.


Senate to vote on creating special license plates

The Wisconsin Senate is set to vote on a bill that would create a new process for groups to obtain special license plates.


Senate to vote on bill expanding library collection powers

The state Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would give libraries more power to collect overdue fines.


Assembly poised to vote on wrongful conviction compensation

People wrongly convicted of crimes in Wisconsin could claim up to $50,000 for each year spent behind bars under a bipartisan bill Wisconsin's Assembly is poised to vote on Tuesday.


Spitting on prosecutors would become felony under GOP bill

Spitting at prosecutors could carry a felony charge under a bill the Wisconsin Assembly is slated to vote on Tuesday.


Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday.