Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

government and politics

February 17, 2018
President Donald Trump told lawmakers last month he would sign any immigration bill that made it to his desk. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Trump administration assault on bipartisan immigration plan ensured its demise
11 hours 45 min ago
At a gathering outside the National Rifle Association's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, Gillian Beard cries as she is held by speaker Peter Reed, whose daughter was killed during the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. Washington Post photo by Clarence Williams
Outside NRA Headquarters, hundreds gather in vigil and protest
14 hours 3 min ago
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster speaks to reporters during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Jan. 23, 2018. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
McMaster says evidence of Russian meddling is 'now really incontrovertible'
14 hours 43 min ago
Kurt Daudt. Special to Forum News Service
Lawmakers to attend sexual harassment training: Committee seats at stake, Daudt says
16 hours 13 min ago
Battles may loom about Fischbach, funding
16 hours 41 min ago
February 16, 2018
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D., left) and her challenger, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)play button
Cramer says he’ll run for US Senate, setting up high-stakes matchup with Heitkamp
February 16, 2018 - 6:31pm
President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Feb. 16, 2018. On Friday, Robert Mueller, the special counsel, indicted 13 Russian nationals and described a vast, sophisticated Russian operation to interfere in the election, delivering to Trump the kind of evidence that the president has long sought to dismiss as political attacks from his rivals. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
President Trump's 'Russia hoax' turns out to be real
February 16, 2018 - 4:07pm
Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the Russia investigation, leaves the Capitol in Washington, June 21, 2017. Republican lawmakers warned President Donald Trump on Jan. 28, 2018, not to fire Mueller, but showed little sense of urgency to advance long-stalled legislation meant to protect the special counsel. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Russian troll farm, 13 suspects indicted for interference in 2016 US election
February 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
From left: White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, Chief of Staff John Kelly and Senior Adviser Jared Kushner at the White House in Washington, Aug. 4, 2017. One week after Porter resigned amid spousal abuse allegations, President Donald Trump on Feb. 14 said he was “totally opposed to domestic violence,” his first condemnation of the alleged conduct behind a scandal that has engulfed the White House. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process
February 16, 2018 - 3:56pm
U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, campaign from the back of Wellstone's well-known green bus. The beat-up bus was part of his three Senate campaigns. (Photo provided by Wellstone Action)
Capitol Chatter: Wellstone group involved in internal action
February 16, 2018 - 3:17pm
Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman in one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history, appears in court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., via video conference on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Cruz, 19, faces 17 counts of premeditated murder -- one for each of the people he killed with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (Susan Stocker/Pool via The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
FBI said it failed to act on tip warning of the suspected Florida school shooter's potential for violence
February 16, 2018 - 2:37pm
North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger provides testimony to an interim legislative committee Tuesday, Aug. 29. John Hageman / Forum News Service
Al Jaeger defends ND's protective measures for election results
February 16, 2018 - 11:18am
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
From left are Nisswa city attorney Tom Pearson, council members Don Jacobson and Gary Johnson, mayor Fred Heidmann, and council members Ross Krautkremer and John Ryan.
Nisswa council member alleges improper conduct by mayor
February 16, 2018 - 9:53am
The U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Eric Thayer/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
House passes changes to Americans With Disabilities Act over activists' objections
February 16, 2018 - 8:00am