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  1. Minnesota Karen protest in D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 6 | Star Tribune

    Hundreds took part in a day of demonstrating and lobbying in Washington, DC. As resettlement of Karen refugees to the United States winds down, some local community members are leading advocacy efforts in support of more than 120,000 Karen who remain in Thai refugee camps.


  2. Puerto Rico power contract a local issue: White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 27 | Star Tribune

    The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown. The White House said federal officials played no role in the selection of Whitefish Energy Holdings by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.


  3. Clinton campaign, DNC paid for work leading to Trump dossierRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 24 | Star Tribune

    Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research on Donald Trump. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump's connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.


  4. Another 'cliff' for Congress, Minnesota: The Children's Health Insurance ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., left, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., conferred during a Senate Finance Committee hearing to examine the Children's Health Insurance Program on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The program is facing a Sept.


  5. We, humans, are our own worst enemyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A few years ago, Naomi Klein wrote a book called "This Changes Everything." Klein is a climate activist, Canadian-born.


  6. Eisner Awards: Cartoonists from Singapore, Canada and Capitol Hill win big at 'the Oscars of comics'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Singapore-based cartoonist Sonny Liew picked up three Eisner Awards to stand among the top winners recently in San Diego during an industry ceremony held in conjunction with Comic-Con International. Liew said that he was feeling "a mix of elation and disbelief for most part," and that he was "still letting the whole thing sink in," after receiving his trophies for his graphic novel "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye," which traces his nation's cultural history through the framing device of a fictional cartoonist.


  7. Rash Report: A wild week in Washington by any standardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Among the many incidents in Washington, D.C., this week was new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci taking to Twitter to lash out at "leakers" for releasing his financial disclosure forms, which are public record, and his disparaging colleagues with vulgar language in a New Yorker interview. On Capitol Hill, Republicans resuscitated health care legislation that was on life support with a motion-to-proceed vote that split the Senate 50-50.


  8. Read Kushner's prepared statementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | Star Tribune

    White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived on Capitol Hill on Monday to meet behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee. I am voluntarily providing this statement, submitting documents, and sitting for interviews in order to shed light on issues that have been raised about my role in the Trump for President Campaign and during the transition period.


  9. As GOP struggles over health care, Democrats forge ties with the 'resistance'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Liberal groups have flooded phone lines and organized protests and sit-ins, like this rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday opposing the GOP health care bill. As Republicans return to their home districts to sell a flailing health care bill, liberal groups are using the congressional recess to build opposition.


  10. Housing stipend for Congress? Here's a better way.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Star Tribune

    U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz is quitting Congress at the end of the week and heading to Fox News to offer political analysis on various Fox programs. Chaffetz has floated the idea of giving members of Congress a $2,500-a-month housing allowance.


  11. Mayors: Look to us, not Washington, for resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Think Washington, D.C., and your statehouse are irredeemable and unproductive? Look to city hall for answers. That's the message from the nation's mayors six months in to Donald Trump's presidency.


  12. NY-based Sloop Clearwater cancels voyage to Washington, DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The Sloop Clearwater has had to cancel its scheduled voyage to Washington, D.C., to lobby on environmental matters because of rough conditions on the Atlantic Ocean. The Hudson River sloop set sail Monday from Croton-on-Hudson for the nation's capital to deliver petitions and municipal resolutions urging Congress to protect New York's rivers and other American waterways.


  13. Photos: Congressional baseball game played despite Wednesday's shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Gallery: A message from President Donald Trump is played before the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, June 15, 2017. As many as 20,000 had tickets to the annual charity event, which comes a day after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot as he and other congressional Republicans practiced for it.


  14. Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 _ Team ScaliseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The opposing sides are paying tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday. Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.


  15. Comey: Trump administration spread 'lies, plain and simple'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Gallery: Former FBI director James Comey takes his seat at the beginning of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Gallery: Sens. Marco Rubio , Susan Collins , and Roy Blunt prepare before former FBI Director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, June 8, 2017.


  16. Trump considering tweeting as Comey speaks, aides sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The president's lawyers and aides have been urging him to resist engaging, and they hope to keep him busy Thursday. In this March 20, 2017 photo, FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


  17. News of the Weird: Speed bumps for pedestriansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Officials in charge of a Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal heritage site recently installed "speed bumps," similar to those familiar to Americans driving residential streets - but on a pedestrian walkway, with row upon row of risers to resemble a washboard. A Western travel writer, along with editors of People's Daily China, suggested that officials were irked that "disorderly" tourists had been walking past the ancient grounds too rapidly to appreciate its beauty or context.


  18. Amid White House crisis, Pence tries to avoid political frayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Vice President Mike Pence has tiptoed gingerly through the chaos engulfing the White House - offering loyalty to his boss, while trying to avoid the spreading stain of scandal. While some conservatives view Pence as a calming force in an administration mired in turmoil, Democrats are eager to tie him to President Donald Trump's vulnerabilities.


  19. Remembering a 'Secret War'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | Star Tribune

    About 60 Hmong-American veterans attended a news conference in St. Paul on Friday on the eve of their trip to Washington, D.C., to mark the 20th anniversary of the Lao Veterans of America Monument. Nao Yang Lee, above, and Ying Yang, at right, were among the veterans who discussed their leadership of and participation in the national events.


  20. 'Drain the swamp' more a Trump slogan than a practice so farRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump's "drain the swamp" slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president's closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him it's a priority.


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