THIS WOMAN WRITES Chickens, Dishwashing, and Keynesian Economics
You know, you wouldn't think that Sicilian Buttercup chickens would have much to do with the U.S. economy, healthcare -- yours or society's -- or even whether to wash your dishes by hand or use a dish... Posted on 5/10/13 at 2:48 PM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH N.D. House rejects oil tax reform bill
BISMARCK -- House legislators Wednesday rejected an oil tax reform bill that would have lowered the oil extraction tax, closed a tax loophole for low-producing wells and set up guidelines for a new tr... Posted on 5/1/13 at 7:22 PM
JIMMY JABBER Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo... Posted on 2/14/13 at 1:00 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Obama win preserves health care reform's future
By Ryan Schuster
President Barack Obamas re-election victory yesterday figures to solidify the future of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). The controversial health law was originally... Posted on 11/7/12 at 3:57 PM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Hating the Player, Hating the Game
I'm very definitely not picking a political side here, but I do want to bring to your attention this: a political advertisement attacking a candidate for playing World of Warcraft. Not for being an ad... Posted on 10/7/12 at 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.
David Espo and Erica Werner, Associated Press
, May 22, 2013
Two people familiar with the Senate immigration deliberations say the White House has suggested to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy that it would be best to put off a controversy over gay marriage until a bill goes before the full Senate.
Backed by elite troops of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, Syrian government forces fought rebels in a strategic opposition-held Syrian town near the Lebanese border for the third straight day Tuesday.
The facts laid out by prosecutors are plain: In 2008, a U.S. government employee on assignment in Zimbabwe drove through the capital of Harare in his government-issued Toyota Land Cruiser and struck and killed a 34-year-old Zimbabwe man.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreigners leaving the country through any of the nation's 30 busiest airports would undergo mandatory fingerprinting under an amendment senators added Monday to a sweeping immigration bill.
A wave of attacks killed at least 79 people in Shiite and Sunni areas of Iraq on Monday, officials said, pushing the death toll over the past week to more than 200 and extending one of the most sustained bouts of sectarian violence the country has seen in years.
Fierce street fighting in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border has killed at least 28 elite members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, activists said Monday, as Syrian government forces pushed deeper into the strategic, opposition-held town.
FARGO — Federal lawyers concede that thousands of dollars of campaign donations from coal-mining interests to members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission “risk creating an appearance of impropriety.”
Patrick Springer, Forum News Service
, May 20, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
David Espo, AP Special Correspondent
, May 18, 2013
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Barack Obama tried on Friday to leave behind the political battles that have overshadowed his second-term agenda, saying lawmakers should work on creating more middle-class jobs in the slowly growing economy. "Our work is not done, and our focus cannot drift," Obama said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
, May 17, 2013
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