Attorney General Swanson weighs in on shutdown process Attorney General Lori Swanson has asked a judge to authorize state spending for essential services in the event of a government shutdown July 1st. How might this process unfold, and what happened during the partial shutdown in 2005? What is a core government function?11:00 a.m.
Lori Swanson: Minnesota Attorney General (DFL). Elected 2006, re-elected 2010. Former Solicitor General.
The first New Hampshire GOP presidential debate Seven GOP presidential candidates, including Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, participated in a debate Monday evening in New Hampshire, which hosts the first in the nation primary election. Hear the entire two-hour debate at St. Anselm College, hosted by CNN's John King.12:00 p.m.