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Politics Sep 18WATCH: Trump seeks rural votes in Minnesota battleground
Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania.
Politics Sep 18Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota
President Trump almost won Minnesota in 2016 and sees it as a state he might peel away from Democrat Joe Biden in November. But Minnesota has steadily moved further away from the president since 2016.
Politics Dec 09Obama orders review of election-season hacking
President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review on the election-season hacking that rattled the presidential campaign and raised new concerns about foreign meddling in U.S. elections, a White House official said Friday.
Politics Nov 14Vouching for Trump, Obama says U.S. will maintain alliances
WASHINGTON — Vouching for the successor he never imagined having, President Barack Obama on Monday sought to reassure an anxious nation and world that Donald Trump would maintain America's alliances and its status as the "indispensable nation." He credited the…
Politics Nov 10Breaking tradition, Trump doesn’t permit journalists to cover his first meeting with Obama
Trump's flouting of press access was one of his first public decisions since his election Tuesday. Every president in recent memory has traveled with a pool of journalists when they leave the White House grounds.
Politics Nov 08Analysis: Winner must help heal wound in American politics
WASHINGTON — We'll know soon enough who won. We already know the prize: A big, ugly wound in the heart of American politics.
Politics Oct 27Clinton and Obama: First ladies form political odd couple
WASHINGTON — When Hillary Clinton secured her place in the history as the first woman to win a major-party nomination for president, Democratic politicians around Washington marked the historic moment with barrage of statements, formal endorsements and public cheers.
Politics Oct 18GOP leaders allege a cover-up over Clinton’s email use
Republican congressional leaders are alleging a cover-up following news that the State Department had asked FBI officials to lower the classification of a sensitive email. FBI notes released Monday revealed discussion of a "quid pro quo" in trying to get…
World Sep 05Obama, Putin agree to continue seeking deal on Syria
HANGZHOU, China — President Barack Obama said Monday the U.S. and Russia have not given up on negotiations that could stem the bloodshed in Syria, but acknowledged that leaders are challenged by "gaps of trust" between the rival powers.
Politics Sep 03Obama consulting Turkish, British leaders on Islamic State
At an economic summit in China, President Barack Obama is turning attention to the Islamic State group.