June 27th, 2014
12:33 PM ET
4 months ago

Obama’s ‘day in life’ offers opening to tout message and slam Republicans

Minneapolis (CNN) - Presidents don’t usually get to grab cheeseburgers at the corner dive.

But the normal restrictions placed on a commanders-in-chief don’t seem to hinder President Barack Obama recently, who’s continuing his effort to poke through the bubble and experience life as average Americans do – or at least an approximation of it.

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Filed under: Minnesota • President Obama • Uncategorized
Longtime House Democrat running for re-election
March 17th, 2014
11:25 AM ET
8 months ago

Longtime House Democrat running for re-election

(CNN) - Rep. Collin Peterson won't be joining the growing list of longtime House members who've announced in the past few months that they'll retire at the end of the year rather than bid for re-election.

The Democratic congressman from Minnesota said Monday that he's running in November for a 13th term in the House. Peterson, who represents Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, which runs along the state's western border with North and South Dakota, made the news on radio station KFGO in Fargo, before making a scheduled formal announcement at a campaign event.

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Filed under: 2014 • House • House of Representatives • Minnesota
Obamacare success not all about numbers
February 20th, 2014
04:02 PM ET
8 months ago

Obamacare success not all about numbers

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden said what others have basically conceded - the Obama administration may fall short of its original enrollment target for Obamacare.

That might give critics another reason to attack the health care law, but the acknowledgment is consistent with what number crunchers have said previously.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Minnesota • Obamacare
He plans to run for Congress - in 4 states
January 23rd, 2014
01:46 PM ET
9 months ago

He plans to run for Congress - in 4 states

(CNN) - Allan Levene really - really - wants to serve in Congress.

So much so, that he plans to run in four states: Georgia. Minnesota. Michigan. Hawaii.

It's puzzling, but the Republican freely admits his strategy increases his odds of winning a House seat.

As he sees it, all roads lead to Rome.

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Filed under: Congress • Georgia • Hawaii • Michigan • Minnesota
Mayor fights his inner Rob Ford
January 2nd, 2014
11:58 AM ET
10 months ago

Mayor fights his inner Rob Ford

Washington (CNN) - Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak took to Twitter Thursday – his last day on the job – to poke fun at Rob Ford, the controversial, crack smoking mayor of Toronto.

"Only a couple hours left. Must...suppress...inner...Rob...Ford," Rybak tweeted.

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Filed under: Minnesota
Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal
November 20th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
11 months ago

Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal

(CNN) - If you like your health insurance plan, you might still be out of luck.

At least if you live in one of the seven states that have rejected the President Barack Obama's proposal to allow health insurance companies to renew plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Healthcare • Indiana • Massachusetts • Minnesota • Obamacare • President Obama • Rhode Island • Vermont • Washington State
As goes Bachmann, so goes her challenger
May 31st, 2013
02:42 PM ET
1 year ago

As goes Bachmann, so goes her challenger

(CNN) - Businessman Jim Graves, the Democrat who came close to defeating Rep. Michele Bachmann last year and who posed another challenge in 2014, has decided to indefinitely suspend his campaign–just two days after the Minnesota congresswoman announced her own decision against running for re-election.

"This was never about Jim Graves; this was about challenging the ineffective leadership and extremist ideology of Michele Bachmann on behalf of those she represents," Graves said of his decision in a statement.
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Filed under: House • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
Michele Bachmann's career in politics
May 29th, 2013
12:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Bachmann's legacy: What a difference a few years can make

Washington (CNN) - Two years ago, Rep. Michele Bachmann rode the tea party wave and GOP opposition to Obamacare all the way to front-runner status in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

The next two years, however, didn't play out so well.
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Filed under: Congress • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
Minnesota governor signs same-sex marriage bill into law
May 14th, 2013
07:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Minnesota governor signs same-sex marriage bill into law

(CNN) – Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriages Tuesday after Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, signed a bill giving same-sex couples the right to marry.

"It's history," his Twitter account read, along with a photo of him signing the bill on the Capitol steps. The state Senate on Monday voted 37-30 in favor of approving the legislation.

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Filed under: Minnesota • Same-sex marriage
Minnesota legislators vote for same-sex marriage
May 13th, 2013
06:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Minnesota legislators vote for same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Minnesota is expected to become the twelfth state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state Senate on Monday voted 37-30 in favor of approving it.

Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would sign the bill. After the vote, he posted online, "Join us tomorrow as we make history on the Capitol steps."
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Filed under: Minnesota • Same-sex marriage
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