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Facing Headwinds, Obama Courts 'Real America' in Minnesota

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With 2 1/2 years remaining, President Barack Obama has been blocked by Congress and is running out of steps he can take on his own to achieve his goals. So, the White House is trying to maximize Obama's exposure to "real Americans," hoping that more intimate and less scripted interactions will remind struggling citizens why they voted for him in the first place.

Protesters to Oppose Condoleezza Rice's Speech at U of M

In this March 15, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gestures while speaking at the California Republican Party 2014 Spring Convention in Burlingame, Calif. - Photo: AP/Ben Margot, File

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be on the University of Minnesota campus Thursday to speak at the newly-remodeled Northrop Auditorium, and students, staff, faculty and community members are planning to protest ahead of the speech.

Republicans Decline to Endorse Rep. Loon

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Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage.
At their convention Saturday, the Eden Prairie delegates decided not to endorse anyone for the 48B District race.

Noor Prevails in Rescheduled Precinct Caucus

A Minneapolis School Board member won more convention delegates than a longtime state legislator in a precinct caucus rescheduled after the initial meeting ended with a fight.

Mpls DFL Caucus Broken Up After Fight Rescheduled for Wednesday

The DFL caucus held at Brian Coyle Community Center, which was broken up after a fight, has been rescheduled.

The Minneapolis Ward-6, Precinct-3 caucus will reconvene Wednesday, Feb. 19.  

U of M Forum Looks at Constitutionality of Drone Use

Undated file photo of an unmanned drone. - Photo: AP/U.S. Customs and Border Protection

In the fight against terrorism, the military is increasingly turning to drones on the battlefield – but that use is coming under a lot of scrutiny here in the United States.

St. Paul, Minneapolis Mayors Push to Raise Minimum Wage

You heard about it during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union, and on Thursday you’ll hear about it in the Twin Cities – there’s a new push to raise the minimum wage.