(FOX 9) - GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan stopped by FOX 9 ahead of Senator Amy Klobuchar's "big announcement" Sunday in Minneapolis.
DHS inspector general paid $42,000 to sit home says investigation never started
Minnesota has never started a probe against the state’s top investigator of child care fraud, paying her more than $42,000 to sit home on paid leave since March, the employee said Friday.
Department of Human Services Inspector General Carolyn Ham, who was put on leave because of a complaint filed in March, said she’s been told the investigation will start July 23 – four months and five days since she was placed on leave from her $132,880-a-year job.
“As I have said from the beginning, this investigation is purely political and there was no wrongdoing on my part,” Ham said in an emailed statement. “I have patiently waited for the investigation to begin, and I am ready to cooperate in any way that is necessary. As to the reason for the long delay, you will have to ask DHS.”Read the full article
Texas billionaire Ross Perot dies at age 89
Texas businessman, philanthropist and former politician Ross Perot has died.
The self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president died of leukemia early Tuesday at his Dallas home surrounded by his family, family spokesman James Fuller said. He was 89.
The Perot family released a statement saying he was surrounded by loved ones at his passing.Read the full article
Sen. Klobuchar is on the presidential debate bubble
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, unable to get a boost from last week's Democratic debates, is among several candidates who are now on the bubble to qualify for future ones.
In the first round of polling after the June 26-27 debates, Klobuchar got 1 percent in a national Quinnipiac University Poll and 2 percent in a Suffolk University/USA Today poll in Iowa. Both polls surveyed likely Democratic primary voters.
Klobuchar and about 15 other candidates below the top tier will face higher hurdles imposed by the Democratic National Committee to gain entrance into debates starting in September. For some, it may be getting late early in the race.Read the full article