Kickstarter and other sites allow artists, authors, and inventors to fund projects through small donations from many supporters. But soon people may be able to actually invest — and see a return on that investment — through a similar model. NPR reports: The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering rules that, for the first time, Read more →
The U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill yesterday 68-32. The House will now take up the issue, but Republican leaders have made it clear they will draft their own version of the bill. The Senate bill includes a 13-year path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally, new visa programs, as well Read more →
A bipartisan group of senators has announced a proposal to prevent a doubling of the interest rate on certain federal student loans, an increase that would affect seven million college students in the coming school year. Student loan debt is a burden for many, the total surpassing $1 trillion earlier this year. Today’s Question: How Read more →
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people. The vote Read more →
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MPR News is sponsoring a series of debates in St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater this week. The final debate is taking place this Sunday between Sen. Amy Klobuchar and opponent State Rep. Kurt Bills. Today’s Question: Who are you supporting in the Senate race, and why?
MPR News is sponsoring a series of debates in St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater this week. Tonight, the topic is the marriage amendment. Today’s Question: Which way will you vote on the constitutional amendment that would define marriage as only between a man and a woman, and why?
In two sentences, how would you sway an undecided voter to vote for your candidate in the presidential contest?
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