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Ben Bernanke is stepping down on Jan. 31, 2014, as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Janet L. Yellen, a Democrat, is expected to take his place. If her nomination is approved by the Senate, her position as chair will establish a number of firsts.

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 4:17pm

America's 39th president left office after one term. He was defined, by many, as a weak leader. He failed to rescue hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, when radical Islamists stormed the grounds of our embassy there.

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 5:37pm

Many of the president's most ardent supporters are beginning to choke on the realities they are receiving in the form of a bill. Obama supporter Tom Waschura of Portola Valley, Calif.

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 5:52pm

National news media are covering the recent financial crisis (the federal government shjutdowmn) as though it's the end of the world. In fact, only 17 percent of the federal bureaucracy has been impacted.

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 5:15pm

A government shutdown hasn't stopped the name calling or blame game on Capitol Hill. In fact, it has intensified the rhetoric.

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 5:40pm

Owner of the Minnesota Twins, Jim Pohlad said the reason he gave manager Ron Gardenhire a two-year extension on his contract was so the 12-year veteran American League manager could get his 1,000th win as the Twins' skipper.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 4:39pm

It's interesting to review reader comments in response to Dispatch editorials.

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 4:58pm

Debt ceiling is no big deal - right? Americans have been told the end is near. If the mean old Republicans don't approve raising the debt ceiling above $16.

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 9:10am

Brainerd Hotel and Conference Center is closing its doors for good on Sunday, Oct. 6. That's a sad day. Some 40 employees at the center will be turned loose to find other employment. This once state-of-the-art facility served Brainerd for decades.

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 8:48pm

Texas' junior Sen. Ted Cruz has caused quite a stir - mostly from his own party - over his plan to de-fund Obamacare.

Thu, 09/26/2013 - 4:15pm