President Obama finds himself in a strange position these days. He has the support of Republicans and the opposition of Democrats. The issue is the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership which his normal supporters oppose. Obama took on his supporters at an Organizing For America event and tried to explain why this trade deal was different than the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of years ago that is blamed for draining jobs from the U.S.
Ranked Choice Voting: The Minneapolis Experiment
In part 1 of this web series, The UpTake explores the history and context within which Minneapolis adopted Ranked Choice Voting in 2009 and how it
President Obama highlights the good news in Friday's jobs report; that American businesses added 314,000 new jobs this quarter - but there is still much more to be done.
Obama On Immigration Reform - Full Speech at Las Vegas H.S.
The day after addressing the nation on fixing a broken immigration system, President Obama speaks at Del Sol high School in Las Vegas,
Did you take band, theater, art, gym or business class when you were in school? Then you may have been able to do something most kids can’t do or don’t have time to do these days because of changes in Minnesota school budgets — take an “enrichment” course. A new study of Minnesota school district spending over the last ten years found that schools are spending their dollars to boost test scores on subjects students are tested on, but it comes at the expense of a broader education.
"Discrimination" was behind a pair of New Year's Eve arrests at the sprawling Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota according to organizers of a Native American group called "Idle No More".
President Obama calls for UN action to back up the agreement reached to remove chemical weapons from Syria. Full video and transcript of the speech is available on the jump.
MIchelle Obama Plants White House Garden For 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama joins school children from across the country to plant the White House Kitchen Garden for the fifth year in a row. This
MN GOP Proposes Civil Unions Instead Of Same-Sex Marriage
A group of Republican House members held a press conference announcing legislation to establish civil unions in Minnesota.
Obama Applauds New Gun Laws In Colorado
President Obama asks the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence, including closing loophol
Second Minneapolis Mayoral Debate
t was debate Number Two for the DFL candidates who want to be Minneapolis' next mayor. On Wednesday night, the Democrats were joined for the first time by Cam Wi
Arctic Sea Ice Max is 5th-Lowest on Record
This animation shows the seasonal change in the extent of the Arctic sea ice between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. The annual cycle starts with t
Obama Announces BRAIN Initiative - Full Video
President Obama announces an ambitious partnership between government and business to map the human brain much like scientists have mapped the human
Small Kids Want To Know Why Daddy Died In Police Custody
No criminal charges will be filed against three Milwaukee police officers found by an inquest jury to have failed to render necessary aid
Obama Reads "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" To Kids
President Obama reads "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", written by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, at the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll.
Michelle Obama Reads "Meatballs" For Kids At Easter Egg Roll
First Lady Michelle Obama reads "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs", written by Judi Barrett, at the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll.
Holy Aliance To Resurrect Homeowner Rights
Holy Week isn't just a school holiday when kids color eggs and dress up like bunnies. For progressive faith leaders who represent the ISAIAH coalition o
Easter, Passover, A Time To "Pause And Reflect" Says Obama
President Obama offered an Easter greeting in his weekly address.
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this is a s
Obama Proposes Pumping Billions Into U.S. infrastructure- Full Miami Speech
President Obama unveils his "partnership to rebuild America,"to revamp the nation's crumbling highways, bridges and ot
Justice for Derek Williams March, Woman Arrested
Milwaukee police refuse to identify themselves while using force to make an arrest during a protest against police brutality. Coincidentally, it