STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Gay marriage rally includes moms
By Don Davis
Three mothers of gay men joined hundreds of others in the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday with one goal.
Its important that they be treated equally, Mabel Galvin said.
Government shoul... Posted on 2/14/13 at 7:06 PM
THE NEW FORTY Kiss mine.
As a woman who has always had plenty of junk in her trunk, I was drawn to the Washington Post story published in The Forum online about Michelle Obama's posterior. Apparently, Michelle's posterior has... Posted on 2/5/13 at 10:58 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Election Reflection: Why We Voted the Way We Did
The either/or (Republican or Democrat) aspect of U.S. elections provide voters with the fewest of options. Yet with so many issues to consider, it hardly seems like two is enough.
It also makes it di... Posted on 11/13/12 at 10:42 AM
SUNDOG: MARKETING + TECHNOLOGY The RNC, Invisible Obama and Eastwooding
I have absolutely no desire to get into a political discussion on this blog, but Clint Eastwoods speech at the Republican National Convention just needs to be commented on. Not only was it a funny and... Posted on 9/12/12 at 3:14 PM
President Barack Obama said Thursday the nation's military leaders told him they are "ashamed" of their failure to end sexual abuse in the armed services. Obama pledged to "leave no stone unturned" in the effort to halt the abuse, which he said undermines the trust the military needs to be effective.
Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns
, May 16, 2013
President Barack Obama confronted a trio of controversies Thursday, pledging to work with Congress to ensure the IRS doesn't abuse its power, urging legislators to provide more money to strengthen security at U.S. diplomatic outposts and promising to seek "a balance" between national security and a need to protect freedom of the press.
President Barack Obama tried to swat down a pair of brewing controversies Monday, denouncing as "outrageous" the targeting of conservative political groups by the federal IRS but angrily denying any administration cover-up after last year's deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
The first draft was as mind-numbing as a tax form. Tuesday the Obama administration unveiled simplified application forms for health insurance benefits coming next year under the federal health care overhaul.
BISMARCK -- President Barack Obama, pledging to fight state efforts to ban abortion practices, said Friday that North Dakota’s most recent law prohibiting abortions as early as six weeks after conception is one attempt “to turn back the clock for policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century.”
In a capital city on edge, letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks, and authorities chased a stream of false alarms about seemingly suspicious packages and mail sent to senators in Washington and beyond.
Eileen Sullivan and Laurie Kellman
, April 17, 2013
President Barack Obama pronounced the deadly Boston Marathon explosions an act of terrorism on Tuesday as individuals close to the investigation said the two bombs were made of pressure cookers packed with ball bearings and metal shards that cut into the victims.
President Barack Obama urged a nervous nation to avoid jumping to conclusions about Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon, while acknowledging that officials "still do not know who did this or why." A White House official later said the incident was being treated as terrorism.
The president’s fiscal year 2014 budget is a concrete plan to create jobs and cut the deficit. We do not need to choose between these two priorities. The president’s balanced, compromise plan proves we can do both.
For the first time in four years, President Barack Obama’s annual budget proposal doesn’t provide funding for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project, which the chairman of the Diversion Authority said may slow the project but won’t stop it.
President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits. It would raise taxes on the wealthy and trim popular benefit programs including as Social Security and Medicare.
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