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ST. PAUL - MNsure rolled out commercials with real people talking about how the state-run health insurance marketplace helped them. And a key MNsure supporter promoted a study showing that Minnesota policies are less expensive than in other states.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 5:41pm

When Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com in February 2004, even he could not imagine the forces it would unleash. His intent was to connect college students.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:21pm

WASHINGTON - For years, the White House has trotted out the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to show that Obamacare would cut health care costs and reduce deficits: "CBO Confirms Families Will Save Money Under Health Reform.

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:49pm

WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday outlined his party's priorities for 2014. They are, in ascending order of importance: - Obamacare.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 9:57pm

This month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released its review of global educational achievement.

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 10:10pm

The lie of the year, according to Politifact, is "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 6:43pm

'Duck Dynasty,' meet Pope Francis By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 6:42pm

Each year during the period of conspicuous consumption known as Christmas shopping, I try to think of a gift that will not be returned, exchanged or forgotten before next Christmas. One year it was a goat for a poor African farmer through World Vision.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 5:12pm

Obama's extreme use of executive discretion By George F.

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 5:42pm

Congress’s drag on the economy By Dana Milbank, It is tantalizing to wonder, as Ben Bernanke did Wednesday afternoon, how much better the economy would be today, and how many millions more would have jobs, if Congress hadn’t done so much over the past few years to drag down growth. Bernanke was ...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 5:41pm