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Democrats are throwing Hunter Biden under the bus while protesting Republicans’ move toward an impeachment inquiry.
Your comments helped our D.C. correspondent learn her beat and determine what issues Minnesotans care about.
Plus: Klobuchar takes victory lap on Biden drug plan, lawmakers enjoy beefcake at the fair
Plus: Omar criticized for trip to World Cup.
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., planned to speak to Phillips this week.
Plus: CDC concerned about an uptick of COVID hospitalizations.
Plus: Farm bill comes to Farmfest.
Plus: Another possible shutdown, lawmakers want feds to protect workers from record heat and Biden chooses Latino for federal bench in Minnesota.
Plus: University of Minnesota ends ‘legacy’ admissions.
Plus: Steve Simon prepared for worst in 2024 elections; Fischbach brings D.C. lawmakers to Minnesota cattle ranch
The dueling messaging over the economy is expected to intensify as the political support of American’s middle class in the presidential election is at stake.
Plus: McCollum takes on GOP over defense bill.
After being told he would have to wear a tuxedo to the state dinner, the governor, who says he’s never owned a tux, called Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., to make sure one was absolutely necessary.
Plus: Emmer seeks to oust SEC chair, fire forces Finstad from home
Plus: GOP right-wing revolt freezes all legislation in the House
Plus: Angie Craig draws a new challenger
“What Republicans are doing right now is playing stupid games, they are not negotiating,” said Omar, who is deputy chair of the Progressive Caucus. “The default that they are threatening is a horror show.”
Plus: Klobuchar focuses on AI in politics and SCOTUS sides with Prince photographer over Warhol depiction of the Purple One (or orange in this case).
Sen. Tina Smith has questions for bank CEO after Virgin Islands AG said JPMorgan Chase ignored “obvious signs of Epstein’s illegal activity” and AOC weighs in during contentious Boundary Waters hearing.