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Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.

Faribault female WWII pilot pushes for access to Arlington

– For 96-year-old Betty Wall Strofus, the barrier to Arlington National Cemetery represents just one more battle in her lifetime push for gender…

Sen. Bernie Sanders fires up hundreds at forum in north Minneapolis

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The Vermont senator, a special guest at the forum on race and economic opportunity, spoke to hundreds of people at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis before taking questions.

After long fight, Senate finally OKs ambassadors to Sweden, Norway

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Sweden, Norway ambassadors finally confirmed by U.S. Senate

Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would cut nearly $300 million from counterterrorism programs.


Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a…


Major cases heard by or scheduled for the Supreme Court

Some of the major cases heard or scheduled to be heard this term by the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's death casts uncertainty on the…


Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."


Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death

Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death:___SUPREME…


In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.


Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.


AP FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, economy

The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more.


Debate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawl

Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.


GOP candidates joust over foreign policy, immigration

Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage.


Obama uses California's Sunnylands as Western White House

The guest list at the Sunnylands estate in Southern California reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.


Debate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawl

Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.


Recordings reveal the lies former LA sheriff told prosecutor

Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca told three lies to federal authorities who were investigating corruption at the jails he ran, according to a newspaper report.


Clinton, Sanders make case for campaigns to Minn. DFLers + Photo Gallery

Both Democratic candidates spoke at a DFL fundraising dinner, and earlier, Sanders sought to make inroads with black voters.


'Petty' politics behind change in parking at new Minn. Senate Bldg., GOP says

Senate Republicans and their staff will be locked out of a Capitol parking ramp starting Saturday, the latest flash point between the GOP caucus and Senate Democrats who have traded jabs over the new Minnesota Senate Building.