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December 17, 2018
File photo of then-President Barack Obama speaking at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., Nov. 6, 2016. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
'Republicans will never stop': Obama rips GOP after the Affordable Care Act ruled unconstitutional
December 17, 2018 - 8:04am
December 16, 2018
File Photo. Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, checks his phone during the Sports and Fitness Day event at the White House in Washington, May 30, 2018. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Giuliani dismisses prospect of Trump interview with Mueller: 'Over my dead body'
December 16, 2018 - 11:00am
The White House. Forum News Service file photo
White House and agencies prepare for shutdown
December 16, 2018 - 9:11am
December 15, 2018
Whitney Nguyen processes open enrollment requests at the MNsure Contact Center in St. Paul, on Oct. 30. The open enrollment period runs from Nov. 1, 2018 to Jan. 13, 2019. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minn. health insurance markets have stabilized. Will they stay that way?
December 15, 2018 - 4:29pm
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, shakes hands with Central Lakes College instructor Steve Wenzel. Wenzel, a 30-year veteran of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Submitted photo
Split government has history of saving Minnesota from gerrymandering
December 15, 2018 - 4:27pm
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with members of the media with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the White House on Tuesday. Bloomberg photo by Yuri Gripas
Nancy Pelosi's next challenge is governing liberals in an era of divided government
December 15, 2018 - 2:47pm
Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Department of Interior, was keynote speaker Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in the Bismarck Event Center. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations
December 15, 2018 - 12:09pm
House Democrats elected Rep. Melissa Hortman to the position of Minnesota House Speaker Thursday, Nov. 8, in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislative leaders strike early deal, set up a clash on key issues
December 15, 2018 - 7:53am
December 14, 2018
President Trump on Dec. 14 tweeted that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney would become acting chief of staff.
Photo by Monica Akhtar — The Washington Post
Trump names budget director Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff
December 14, 2018 - 9:12pm
Then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in the Rose Garden in 2017. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Former Trump chief of staff Priebus selected to join Navy with backing from Mattis
December 14, 2018 - 8:57pm
Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health care law unconstitutional
December 14, 2018 - 8:43pm
North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp gives her farewell speech on the U.S. Senate floor Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in this screenshot of a livestream of the address.  Legislation Heitkamp introduced to address violence against Native American women and girls passed in the U.S. Senate but is being blocked in the U.S. House by Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia.
Heitkamp: House member playing 'petty' politics blocks Savanna's Act
December 14, 2018 - 7:21pm
Audit assesses Minnesota medical assistance oversight: State has room to improve, report says
December 14, 2018 - 5:30pm
Members of a legislative task force considering ways to reduce cases of discrimination and harassment in the Statehouse met Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in St. Paul. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers weigh how to combat sexual harassment
December 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Chicken-egg sized diamond found in Canada's frozen north
December 14, 2018 - 3:57pm