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Egypt’s political foes dig in their heels

November 25, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Clashes continue after president issues edicts making him immune to oversight
CAIRO (AP) Supporters and opponents of Egypt’s president on Sunday grew more entrenched in their potentially destabilizing battle over the Islamist leader’s move to assume near absolute powers, with neither side appearing willing to back down as the stock market plunged amid the fresh turmoil. Continue Reading

Parties prepare for campaign’s final days; Ritchie cleared of misleading voters on voter ID

November 2, 2012 in EOT Focus

Minnesota Democrats are launching what they call the most ambitious get-out-the-vote campaign ever, including sending around the state a tour bus featuring gigantic photos of President Barack Obama, Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Continue Reading

Klobuchar, Bills show agriculture policy differences

August 21, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota’s endorsed Republican U.S. Senate candidate says American farmers should be left alone, with less federal support, much like oil producers in western North Dakota.
“My goal is to become North Dakota, not Washington, D.C.,” Kurt Bills said Wednesday, referring to that state’s oil boom that he said occurred with little government assistance. Continue Reading

Minnesota Political Notebook: DFL chairman seeks move toward political center

May 27, 2012 in DL-Online

ST. PAUL – Political observers have watched for years as those who make decisions in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party move to the political left and Republican decision-makers head to the right.
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Kurt Bills clinches Minn. GOP Senate endorsement

May 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Republicans have endorsed a state representative and high school economics teacher as their candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in November. Continue Reading

Republicans open state convention in St. Cloud

May 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Republicans opened their state convention today bickering about rules such as whether people in the River’s Edge Convention Center aisles may vote. Continue Reading

With caucuses today, Minnesota gets Republican focus

February 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL In presidential politics, Minnesota is as close to a Democratic fortress as states come.
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Update: Candidates confirmed for 14 St. Croix Board seats; 7 incumbents bow out

December 28, 2011 in River Falls Journal

With just a week to go before the filing deadline, no candidates have filed for five of the 19 seats on the St. Croix County Board and over a third of current board members won’t be seeking re-election.
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AP sources: Weiner to resign over sexting scandal

June 16, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd and even X-rated photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women, relieved Democratic officials said Thursday. Continue Reading

After Arizona shooting rampage, appeals to cool the political tone

January 9, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) The nation’s caustic political climate has become a suspect of sorts in the rampage that left six dead and a lawmaker critically injured in Arizona. Already, appeals are being heard to tone down the rhetoric.
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