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Guests to Help Trump Highlight State of the Union Themes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mother who lost her Army husband to a roadside bomb in Iraq. A man whose brother was killed by someone the White House contends should have been deported rather than released from jail. A 2-year-old girl…

Democratic Convention Host Committee Leaders Put on Leave

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been placed on leave pending an investigation into allegations that they oversaw a toxic work environment. The Associated Press obtained a letter…

Dems Kick Off Iowa Caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than two years have passed since the first presidential announcement, nearly $1 billion has been spent and numerous candidates have already come and gone. And yet the Democrats' turbulent 2020 primary season officially begins…

Bakk Ousted as Top Democrat in Minnesota Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota state Sen. Susan Kent defeated longtime Sen. Tom Bakk in an election for the leadership of the DFL Senate caucus. The two-term member from Woodbury was elected Senate DFL Minority…

Pence Touts School Choice in Liberal Capital of Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence touted alternatives to a public school education during a visit to the state where the private school voucher program began. His stop Tuesday in battleground Wisconsin was part of a celebration of…

Trump Team Brushes Past Bolton, Attacks Impeachment Case

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at the Senate…

Democrats Demand Bolton Testify at Trump's Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have new fuel in their pursuit of sworn testimony at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. A draft of a book from former national security adviser John Bolton appears to undercut a key defense argument that the…

County Commissioner Patrick Boyle Announces Run for Reelection

DULUTH, Minn.- County Commissioner Patrick Boyle announced his campaign for re-election to the St. Louis County Board Sunday. "It's been an honor to represent the citizens of eastern Duluth...I will be asking again for their vote this fall," Boyle said…