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Dayton and DFLers press GOP for details of bonding proposal

House Republicans have offered to spend $600M on statewide projects.

Kasich ends bid for Republican nomination

The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party's presumptive nominee.

Paulsen donates Hastert contribution to domestic violence prevention

Michael Brodkorb

Congressman Erik Paulsen has donated the contribution his campaign received from a political action committee of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to a domestic violence prevention organization.

Senate DFLers propose borrowing $1.5B for improvement projects

Hot Dish Politics

Senate DFL leaders want to borrowing nearly $1.5 billion to fund a so-called jobs bill that will fund capital improvement projects across Minnesota.

NYC workplace protections take effect for family caregivers

Workplace protections are now in place for New York City residents who also have caregiving responsibilities at home.


George W. Bush said to be not commenting on Trump victory

The Bush family may not be receptive to any effort by likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to reach out to skeptics in the party.


Michigan House votes to pay Detroit school debt without Dems

After 15 hours of mostly private meetings, the Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for the ailing Detroit Public Schools.


'Romeo and Juliet' takes on local twist in Gaza performance

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist.


Pentagon says fewer sex-assault victims faced retaliation

The Pentagon is lowering its estimate of the number of people it believes have faced retaliation for making claims of sexual assault, arguing that what might sometimes feel like revenge may actually be an attempt to help.


House bill would curb regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

Vape away.


Senate Dems field large roster of women in the Year of Trump

If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that won't be a coincidence.


Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

With the Obama administration counting down its final year, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law, unsure about its place among their party's achievements.


Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82.


How Trump broke the rules of modern politics, and won anyway

Polling? Who needs to do that? Fundraising? Can't be bothered. Parse your words? Fuhgetabout it.


Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences

The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments Thursday before Florida's Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison.


North Carolina leaders denounce federal threat on LGBT law

North Carolina's Republican leaders are calling a federal warning about the legality of the state's new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government.


AP FACT CHECK: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia

Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer.


Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age

California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November.


Safety coalition hoping for bonding bill money to make 'Corridor of Death' fixes

Safety advocates make an urgent plea for fixing stretch that's claimed 23 lives in five years.