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GOP Candidate Rails Against 'Anti-God' Democratic Party

Burke Patch | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

E.W. Jackson, Virginia’s Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is drawing criticism for saying that the Democratic Party is “anti-God” a...

Booker Sued By Former Police Chief

Newark Patch | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

Newark’s former Police Chief Anthony Campos has sued Mayor Cory Booker, alleging the mayor did not provide promised pay raises after forcing Campos ...

Democrats Score Win In Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls Patch | Carl Engelking | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

State Democrats landed the first punch in the series of Wisconsin recall elections after state Sen. Dave Hansen easily defended his seat against Repub...

Minnesota Shutdown Over

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new budget Wednesday, en...

Minnesota Governor Calls Special Session To Help End Government Shutdown

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has called a special legislative ...

Restarting Government After Shutdown More Than Flipping Switch

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota may soon have an end to its gov...

Nearly $1 Million Mistake Has Official In Hot Water In Wisconsin

Waukesha Patch | Joe Petrie | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus - already under investigation for a snafu in reporting votes in the state Supreme Court election -- is coming un...

Minnesota Shutdown Sees Light At The End Of The Tunnel (LATEST UPDATES)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans struck a deal...

Minnesota Budget Dispute Remains Unresolved

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. There were no new talks scheduled as Minnesota's government ...

State Sees Little Urgency To End Shutdown

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Instead of sending Minnesota's elected leaders into a frenzy of activity, the nation's only state government shutdown has deep...

Minnesota Shutdown Sees No End In Sight

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. The Minnesota state government has been shut down for more t...

Minnesota Governor, Lawmakers Meet Amid Shutdown

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Turning off the lights on Minnesota's state government isn't a money-saver. In fact, the state's six-day-old shutdown over sta...

Budget Negotiations Resume In Minnesota Amid Shutdown

AP | PATRICK CONDON and MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders restarted budget talks Tuesday for the first time since Minnesota's governm...

Minnesota Shutdown Continues, Budget Negotiations Resume

Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. On the fifth day of the Minnesota state government shutdown,...

Minnesota Shutdown Has Republican Lawmakers Facing Angry Voters

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

EAGAN, Minn. — As Republican Sen. Ted Daley hustled up Yankee Doodle Road in the lineup for Eagan's Fourth of July parade, some of his constitue...

Minnesota Shutdown Takes Toll On State Workers, Local Residents

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota is encountering its second government shutdown in ...

Two-Thirds Of Minnesota State Staff To Be Furloughed As Government Shutdown Begins

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's state government began a broad shut down on Friday going into the July 4 holiday after Democratic Governor Mark Dayton ...

Minnesota Government Shuts Down

AP | MARTIGA LOHN and AMY FORLITI | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The blind are losing reading services. A help line for the elderly has gone silent. And poor families are scrambling after the...

Minnesota State Government Shuts Down

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) and top Republican state ...

LIVE UPDATES: Minnesota Braces For Government Shutdown

Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

The post and live blog below are a collaboration between Patch and HuffPost reporters. Negotiations are going down to the wire in Minnesota as Demo...