CAPITOL CHATTER Gay marriage rally includes moms
By Don Davis
Three mothers of gay men joined hundreds of others in the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday with one goal.
Its important that they be treated equally, Mabel Galvin said.
Government shoul... Posted on 2/14/13 at 7:06 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Election Reflection: Why We Voted the Way We Did
The either/or (Republican or Democrat) aspect of U.S. elections provide voters with the fewest of options. Yet with so many issues to consider, it hardly seems like two is enough.
It also makes it di... Posted on 11/13/12 at 10:42 AM
President gives 15-minute speech in front of law enforcement officials
MINNEAPOLIS — President Barack Obama says citizens must make their opinions heard on gun violence issues for change to be possible, and Monday he had the support of at least one member of an audience of law enforcement officials, lawmakers and local leaders on that point.
Danielle Killey, Forum News Service
, February 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and winning four more years in office despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.
Mock election at WMS yields quick results
WORTHINGTON — At Worthington Middle School (WMS) on Tuesday, a trip to the “election booth” followed lunch for 557 of the school’s 773 students — making for an impressive 72 percent voter turnout.
Candidates campaign in battleground states following Tuesday night’s debate
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — One day after their contentious, finger-pointing debate, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney vied aggressively for the support of women voters Wednesday, as they and their running mates charged across nearly a half-dozen battleground states in the close race for the White House with 20 days to run.
Second presidential debate shows an aggressive president; GOP challenger gives as good as he gets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of favoring a “one-point plan” to help the rich in America and playing politics with the recent deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before the election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama’s campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement to maintain its apparent polling edge in battlegrounds from Ohio to Virginia.
President says recovery path hard, challenge ‘can be met’
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation’s stubborn economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, “Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met.”
Spokesman says Republican candidate is ‘at the top of the ticket’
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — In Paul Ryan’s high-energy debut as Republican vice presidential candidate, Mitt Romney’s campaign made one thing clear: Romney’s ideas rule, not his running mate’s.
There are many questions raised by President Obama’s announcement on immigration policy. Obama announced an administrative order that will allow hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Illegal immigrants will not be deported if they can prove they were brought to America before age 16 and are under age 30, if they have been in the country five continuous years, have no criminal history, have a high school diploma or GED, or have served in the military. This order does not grant them amnesty or immunity.
President says American dream in peril, fast action needed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on millionaires, delivering a State of the Union address packed with re-election themes. Restoring a fair shot for all, Obama said, is “the defining issue of our time.”
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential rivals repeatedly attacked him as a candidate of the status quo and a timid, less-than-reliable conservative Thursday as they simultaneously sought to slow his campaign momentum and personally audition for the role of conservative rival-in-chief.
Boehner remains insistent on a full-year extension
WASHINGTON (AP) — Careening toward a politically toxic tax hike, President Barack Obama implored House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday to get behind a two-month stopgap until a longer deal could be struck early next year, calling it the only real way out of a mess that is threatening the paychecks of 160 million workers and isolating House Republicans.
MINNEAPOLIS — President Barack Obama told thousands of American Legion members what many hoped to hear Tuesday as he pledged to improve their health care and fight unemployment and homelessness among veterans.
“As today’s wars end, as our troops come home, we’re reminded once more of our responsibilities to all who have served,” he said during the Legion’s national convention in Minneapolis.
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