Minneapolis Seeks Tornado Damage Help

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) met with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson in Washington, D.C. to discuss the aftermath of the tornado that hit North Minneapolis on May 22 and caused millions of dollars in damage and resulted in the death of two Minnesotans.

Howard Dean: Republicans Work for Corporations, not for People

ollowing his Netroots Nation keynote speech on Thursday night, former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean told The UpTake that Republicans have shown in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states this winter that they work for corporations and not for the people.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden shake hands with the troops following the President's remarks at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 6, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama Honors bin Laden Kill Team

President Obama tells returning US troops that Osama bin Laden will never threaten the US again. He says he met with the special ops team that killed bin Laden and told them “job well done.”

Obama Confident Shutdown Can Be Averted

President Obama makes a statement after a meeting with Congressional leaders on the Federal budget. The President says he remains confident that an agreement can be reached and emphasizes that a government shutdown can have serious implications for the economy.

Senator Al Franken

Sen Franken on Libya: We Should Have Gone in Earlier

After an appearance at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul today to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passage of Health Care reform, Senator Al Franken told The UpTake that he supports President Obama’s military intervention in Libya.

Obama prepares to deliver his weekly address

Replay – Obama Speaks on Situation in Egypt

President Obama will address the situation unfolding in Egypt. Hosni Mubarak has said that he won’t seek another term in office, but hundreds of thousands of demonstrators continue to occupy the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities.

Charlotte Gets DNC Nod; Rybak Congratulates

First Lady Michelle Obama informed the public earlier this hour that Charlotte, North Carolina, has been selected to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention — at which her husband will make his bid for reelection.

Rally for Egyptian people at Minnesota State Capitol

Today’s UpTake: Battles in Egypt, Budgets in MN

Follow The UpTake today and this week as we broadcast news of budget battles here in Minnesota and the battle for democracy on the streets of Egypt. As we have all month, we’ll continue to provide livestreams of legislative turf wars between the Republican-controlled State House and Senate, and Governor Dayton’s office.