FROM Molly Pederson
Governor Moves to End Government Shutdown in Minnesota It's been two weeks since Minnesota's government shut down parks, mothballed road construction and prevented 22,000 workers from getting their paychecks. Miller-Coors says it will have to remove all its beer and liquor from Minnesota because state licenses haven't been processed. Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and a legislature controlled by Republicans have different ideas about how to erase a projected $5 billion deficit. Now Dayton wants to make a deal , as we hear from Molly Pederson, Public Affairs Director at Conservation Minnesota.
Minnesota’s Government Shuts Down, Derailing Holiday Plans Another Midwestern state capitol was crowded with protesters last night because of divided government. Today, almost all state services have been shut down. Minnesota has a very short summer, and the Fourth of July kicks off a big season of camping, hunting and fishing that take advantage of the state's natural resources. But all that's been shut down by a divide government that couldn't agree on a budget. Molly Pederson, public affairs director for Conservation Minnesota, explains.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.