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President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommended the decision to President Trump and a search for a new director will begin immediately

  WASHINGTON D.C. — White House officials confirm President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. The president sent a letter to Comey, stating that he agreed with the Department of Justice that Comey “is not able to effectively lead the bureau”. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommended the decision to President Trump and…

Senator Franken Demands Answers on Russia from FBI Director Comey

The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON D.C. — The head of the FBI says Russia is still involved in American politics and Minnesota Senator Franken wants answers. During questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey agreed that Russia provides safe haven for cyber criminals. The FBI is investigating the possibility of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Comey also says Russia…

People Take to the Streets Across the Nation for May Day Action Marches

PEOPLE MARCHED IN CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR DIFFERENT CAUSES, INCLUDING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, ALEXIS WAINWRIGHT REPORTS

NATIONAL —┬áThousands are marching all over the country for immigrant and worker rights. From cities like Los Angeles, Seattle…Milwaukee to Washington, people marched in support of worker rights and labor unions. They also addressed national issues like the Dakota Access pipeline. Several hundred demonstrators gathered on May Day at DuPont Circle to celebrate International Worker’s Day. The protesters went to…

Sen. Hoeven Wants Quick Vote on President Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary

Hoeven is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved President Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary. In his confirmation hearing last week, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue stressed that he has worked with Democrats in the past. He sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the impact of President Trump’s proposed deep cuts to farm programs….

Sen. Heitkamp Questions Border Protection Officials on “Chronic Issues”

She says recent executive orders have not addressed staffing needs at the nation's ports of entry

WASHINGTON D.C. — The focus turns to the 5,500-mile long northern border in the U.S. Senate. Senator Heidi Heitkamp questioned key border protection officials about what she called “chronic issues” faced at the 120 ports of entry. She says recent executive orders have not addressed staffing needs at the nation’s ports of entry. Heitkamp also shared a story of one…

How the Supreme Court Nominee Impacts a Generation

We ask a local political scientist why this important decision can reshape the constitution

  It’s a decision which affects all of us, and could affect us for a whole generation. MSUM political science professor Dr. Barbara Headrick said this is one of the most important positions in Washington D.C. “You only have nine people on the Supreme Court and that is the final arbiter of what does the constitution mean, what do federal…