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'Defund the police' may linger as 2022 challenge for Democrats

The political risks of the defund movement are coming into focus once more for Democrats heading into the critical 2022 midterm campaigns.


Minnesota Line 3 critics travel to Washington

A show of strength to demonstrate continued opposition to the pipeline came Tuesday near a popular area in the nation's capital.


Ranked-choice voting debate rages while method spreads

The method is gaining momentum around the country.


Minnesota's congressional delegation faces shutdown crunch

Congress is struggling to meet a deadline to avoid a shutdown.


Omar one of few voting no on Iron Dome defense funding

The $1 billion legislation passed the House by a vote of 420-9.


Poll: Minnesotans divided over Biden's job performance

Slightly over half disapprove of Biden's work as president, 47% approve and 2% are not sure.


Democrats' handling of Israel defense money leads to backlash

Tensions spilled over this week on a government funding bill.


Police reform push crumbles in Congress

Attempts to reach a deal after George Floyd's killing by an officer fell apart.


Tina Smith pushes climate program despite slim Democratic margins

Senator pushes climate program despite slim Democratic margins.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar, other Democrats push new voting rights bill

But there is no indication they will be able to win Republican support, or change the filibuster, to pass the plan.