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February 15, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, leaves the Senate chamber on Thursday. The Senate blocked a bipartisan proposal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation after President Donald Trump's administration threatened a veto of the plan he said would create a "giant amnesty." MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson
Immigration bills fail in Senate, casting doubt on whether Congress can resolve fate of 'dreamers'
February 15, 2018 - 3:45pm
February 14, 2018
President Donald Trump meets with lawmakers to discuss trade policy, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2018. Trump announced on Wednesday that he would oppose immigration bills that “fail to deliver for the American people;” a month ago, he told lawmakers that he would sign any immigration bill that Congress sends him. (Tom Brenner/ The New York Times Copyright 2018)
Bipartisan immigration proposal emerges from Senate
February 14, 2018 - 8:28pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Session’s focus will include tax conformity, bonding
February 14, 2018 - 10:15am
National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland. Via Wikicommons.
One injured in possible shooting incident near NSA security gate
February 14, 2018 - 8:41am
February 13, 2018
Chris Wray, director of the FBI, testifies at a hearing about worldwide threats before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Feb. 13, 2018. (Eric Thayer/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
FBI director contradicts White House account on investigation of aide accused of spousal abuse
February 13, 2018 - 1:49pm
FILE -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a prison reform roundtable discussion at the White House on Jan. 11, 2018. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Sessions stirs anger with 'Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement' comment
February 13, 2018 - 6:53am
February 12, 2018
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville says on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will remain in the Senate when she takes over Lt. Gov. Tina Smith's job. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Court: Fischbach can remain senator and lieutenant governor for now
February 12, 2018 - 7:45pm
Hodapp will not seek re-election as Beltrami County Sheriff
February 12, 2018 - 6:28pm
February 9, 2018
Former state Rep. Tim Finseth leads an East Grand Forks, Minn., Republican precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Across the state, Republican caucuses often were not well attended. Sam Easter / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Are Otto win, Nolan retirement linked?
February 9, 2018 - 12:39pm
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
A F-22 Raptor at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., June 26, 2012. (Ian C. Bates/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Their View: The U.S. Air Force's big enemy is its empty cockpits
February 9, 2018 - 10:16am
February 8, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul briefly speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Melina Mara / Washington Post)
Government shuts down as budget bill stalls in Congress
February 8, 2018 - 11:56pm
February 6, 2018
Employees scoop sorghum into vats at the Kweichow Moutai Co. distillery in the Chinese town of Maotai. Bloomberg photo by Qilai Shen
Sorghum farmers are the first victims in growing trade dispute between China, US. Are soybeans next?
February 6, 2018 - 2:59pm
A painting depicts George Washington reviewing the troops near Fort Cumberland, Maryland, before their march to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania. Unknown, attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer - Metropolitan Museum of Art. Via Wikimedia Commons.
Analysis: Treason is serious business, despite how its used in our discourse
February 6, 2018 - 7:11am
February 5, 2018
Red wolves are seen at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges
Red wolves may be going extinct in the wild - again
February 5, 2018 - 2:05pm