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December 20, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is joined by other Senate Republicans at a Capitol Hill news conference after passage of the Republican tax plan early Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (Tom Brenner/ The New York Times Copyright 2017)
GOP tax bill passes Congress as Trump prepares to sign it into law
December 20, 2017 - 1:07pm
December 19, 2017
Karin Housley of St. Mary's Point (Courtesy photo)
Minn. GOP state senator announces run for U.S. Senate
December 19, 2017 - 9:48pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens during a news conference after a GOP conference meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Last-minute Senate snag slightly delays passage of GOP tax plan
December 19, 2017 - 5:26pm
December 18, 2017
President Trump welcomes Neil Gorsuch during a the announcement of his nomination to the Supreme Court on Jan. 31. The judge is kissing his wife, Marie Louise. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Trump once talked of rescinding Gorsuch's nomination to Supreme Court
December 18, 2017 - 8:26pm
Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria joined other Republicans Tuesday in supporting a bill banning union dues from being taken from state aid paid to some child care providers.
'I don't meet with partisan groups': Minn. Rep. Mary Franson's tweetstorm raises eyebrows
December 18, 2017 - 7:31pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is accompanied by his wife, Franni Bryson, as he arrives at the Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Zach Gibson/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Analysis: Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure.
December 18, 2017 - 1:10pm
Minnesota state Rep. Tim Miller
State Rep. Tim Miller ends campaign for U.S. Congress, to run for re-election
December 18, 2017 - 12:35pm
Warning sign near Area 51. Photo from Wikimedia Commons
The government admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories …
December 18, 2017 - 8:54am
December 17, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s time for common sense in our country
December 17, 2017 - 11:25am
December 16, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks during an interview at a  Havana, Cuba, hotel, Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters
They call Tina Smith the 'velvet hammer.' Here's why.
December 16, 2017 - 8:30am
December 15, 2017
President Donald Trump hosts Republican lawmakers for lunch and a discussion of tax legislation, at the White House in Washington, Dec. 13, 2017. House and Senate Republicans have reportedly reached an agreement, in principle, on a consensus tax bill, keeping them on track for final votes next week and a bill on Trump’s desk by Christmas. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here's what is in it
December 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks at a news conference with lawmakers regarding tax policy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 25, 2017. Republican lawmakers have agreed to expand the child care tax credit so that it benefits more low-income Americans, a move intended to win back the support of Rubio, who on Dec. 14 said he would not vote for the bill without a more generous provision. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
GOP finalizes tax plan, expands benefits for working families to win over Rubio
December 15, 2017 - 3:31pm
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with staff at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Dec. 5, 2017. Tillerson’s reception in Brussels was distinctly chilly, as disappointment among European diplomats in President Donald Trump’s nationalistic tone and insulting messages on Twitter built into quiet fury on the eve of an expected announcement that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Virginia Mayo/ Pool via The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Tillerson offers olive branch to North Korea if it abandons nuclear weapons
December 15, 2017 - 1:23pm
December 14, 2017
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 7, 2017. Rubio said he won’t vote for the tax cut in December without an expanded child tax credit as Republican lawmakers look for ways to pay for the merged version of the House and Senate bills. (Al Drago/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Rubio to vote against tax bill unless child credit expanded
December 14, 2017 - 9:35pm
Samuel Clark Photo courtesy of the city of St. Paul
St. Paul city attorney to run for Minn. attorney general
December 14, 2017 - 8:02pm