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Green Party now heads to federal court in bid for Pennsylvania recount

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein delivers remarks at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts.

Persistence paid off for new minority leader of Minnesota House

Rep. Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, will lead Minnesota House Democrats.

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court.

The Latest: Stein changes strategy in Pennsylvania recount

The Latest on the Green Party's effort to force a statewide recount of the Nov. 8 presidential election in Pennsylvania: (all times local):

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China.

Analysis: Trump's diplomatic skills tested before he gets to Oval Office

Taiwanese call is his latest attempt at questionable diplomacy.

For some of Donald Trump's supporters, Vladimir Putin is a role model

To white nationalists, he's a symbol of strength, racial purity, Christian values.


Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…

Dayton, legislative leaders say they are close on possible special session deal
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A special session agenda would include tax cuts, a public works bill and financial assistance for some Minnesotans facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums.


Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…


Keith Ellison opens the door to leaving House for DNC post

Speaking in Denver to state Democratic Party chairs, Ellison said the DNC job is more important than his seat in Congress, though he continued to insist that he could do both.


For once, health care provides a silver lining in state budget

State spending came in $245 million lower than expected, mainly because of health care


Minn. officials project $1.4B budget surplus as fight looms

Gov. Dayton offers cautionary note, citing "continuing economic insecurity," but political leaders likely will fight over the sum as they debate priorities in the upcoming legislative session.


Dayton, legislative leaders say they are close on possible special session deal

A special session agenda would include tax cuts, a public works bill and financial assistance for some Minnesotans facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums.


The DFL’s slide

After crushing victories in 2006 and 2008, the House DFL has suffered defeats the past two election cycles, leaving them with just 57 members, to…


Liberal Jewish group defends Rep. Keith Ellison in light of criticism of previous comments

Liberal Jewish group defends Rep. Keith Ellison in light of criticism of previous comments


Trump's breezy calls to world leaders leave diplomats aghast

The White House weighed in with an offer of professional help.


Keith Ellison's bid to lead Democratic Party runs into resistance

The Anti-Defamation League effectively came out in opposition to his candidacy, citing remarks he made about Israel.


Wounds raw, a shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

Clinton's communications director said, "I would rather lose than win the way you guys did."