:::: UPDATE II :::: Turns out Franken might be in St. Paul for Obama's speech after all. Late this afternoon, Franken's press secretary, Michael Dale-Stein, got in touch to let us know that "Senator Franken is planning to join the President in Minnesota tomorrow so long as he is certain that the Sen ... More >>
The National Republican Congressional Committee recently debuted a controversial radio attack ad aimed at 7th District Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson. (Listen to it here.)RELATED: DFL blasts Republicans for politicizing Minnesota Twins The spot uses dramatic audio from the Twins' dramatic 1991 G ... More >>
As we told you about Friday, a new attack ad bought and paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee uses audio from the Minnesota Twins' World Series triumph in 1991 to attack Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson.THE BACKSTORY: Republican attack ad uses Minnesota Twins against Collin ... More >>
In a new radio spot, the National Republican Congressional Committee uses audio from the Twins' dramatic 1991 Game 7 World Series win against Collin Peterson, the Democrat who has represented southern Minnesota's 7th Congressional District since that same year.SEE ALSO: Student threatened after reco ... More >>
-- Updates at bottom --Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby is reportedly considering a 2014 congressional run against 3rd District GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen.SEE ALSO:-- Don Shelby taking his talents to BringMeTheNews-- Erik Paulsen pushes medical device tax repeal while getting megabucks from medical industry ... More >>
On October 16, a 20-year-old Concordia Moorhead student named Kate Engstrom and a friend approached Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson after he spoke on campus.SEE ALSO:-- Peterson apologizes for 9/11 truther comment-- Congress reconsiders rape redefinition bill supported by Peterson Engstrom, a membe ... More >>
State Sen. Hoffman has a Republican challenger for the 7th District nomination.Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, announced this morning that she's running for the U.S. House in the 7th District against against longtime incumbent Collin Peterson.The first-term senator's hand may have been forced by ... More >>
Aren't we all Americans here? Not on the Range.It's no wonder Republicans in control of the Legislature want to gerrymander our congressional districts to get Chip Cravaack off the Iron Range. When he shows up there, he draws rabid crowds - and not the good kind of rabid. That's hardly the k ... More >>
Rep. Sarah Anderson: It's not about politics. Seriously. It isn't.Few people seriously believe Republican Rep. Sarah Anderson when she insists that the GOP's congressional redistricting plan "isn't about politics." The Republicans' proposed map unveiled in St. Paul yesterday is clearly redra ... More >>
Ok, ok! Rape is rape.Maybe they were just trying to get a rise out of us? Legislators are backing off the move we told you about last week that would have narrowed the cases in which victims of rape would be eligible for publicly funded abortions. Minnesota representatives supported the bil ... More >>
Peterson pooh-poohs northern border security worries.Sen. Joe Liebermann has his shorts in a bunch over a new report that says the Department of Homeland Security's Border Patrol effectively controls 32 of our 4,000-miles frontier with the Canucks. "Alarming!" Lieberman says. "We've got to ... More >>
Tim Walz speaks out in favor of repealing DADT.The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Gay folk are one step closer to being able to serve their country in the military openly. Minnesota Democrats Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum, Jim Oberstar and Tim ... More >>
The race up north.By the time we cut out early this morning, the Republicans were on their way to historic sweep in the House of Representatives, tossing out Democrats by the fistful. But as the dust settled in seven out of the eight Minnesota congressional races, exactly nothing changed. ... More >>
Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says. Turns out she had her h ... More >>
Bachmann hasn't yet convinced Kline and Paulsen to drink the tea Tea for thee? As of 9:30 a.m. today, no other member of the House of Representatives from Minnesota has signed on as a member Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus, the official "receptacle" of people pissed off that democratic e ... More >>
Photo: USCG/FlickrDeepwater Horizon's fiery demiseRep. Michele Bachmann got her crazy on again this week, lobbing a factually-challenged verbal assault on the president for persuading BP to establish a $20 billion independent escrow account to administer claims against the oil giant for its d ... More >>
Here's the issue: Democratic U.S Rep. Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th congressional district, voted against the health care reform bill. Later, he said that since it had become the law of the land, he would work with it. To Republicans who have made "repeal and replace" their new batt ... More >>
Meet the Minnesotans who receive subsidies for not growing anything
The program that sent $250,000 to Michele Bachmann's family farm appears bullet proof.
A politician makes a mess and leaves someone else to clean it up Go figure.
Republicans and some Democrats spoke out this weekend against the plan, citing lack of details or unease with the public option.
"Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness
State Republicans just released a radio ad that will be played in the 7th District to call out Peterson for his comment about 9/11 truthers and the Democrat's voting record.
After making a slightly offhanded comment about the number of 9/11 truthers in his Minnesota district, Rep. Collin Peterson was called out by the state GOP and has now apologized in case you were offended.
Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat who represents the northwestern part of the state that leans conservative, said conspiracy crazies are to blame for the lack of town hall meetings in his district.
Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Tony Sutton is a little ticked off about DFL Rep. Collin Peterson's quote today in Politico. He'd rather keep our state's insanity a secret.
Our very own Rep. Collin Peterson, the agricultural heavy-hitter in the House of Representatives, picked a fight with President Obama over a financial proposal. And he won!
To recap President Obama's first 100 days in office, the White House compiled a Flickr gallery called "Delivering on Change." Minnesota made it in the collection at least two times.
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Leave it to Minnesotans to bring back cash for wild rice and theater.
All Minnesota U.S. House members posted their requests on their site, except Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. She is one of 71 members who has yet to post the data on their site.
Congresswoman tells RNC chairman he "be da man!"
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The U.S. House passed the revised $787 billion stimulus package today with a 246-183 vote.
The U.S. House passed their version of the $819 billion stimulus bill 244-188 on Wednesday. The bill passed without a single Republican vote.
Did the feces of feathered fiends cause the I-35W bridge collapse?
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers