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 >>
Cravaack beat Oberstar.Back in October, the editorial page of the Duluth News Tribune gave Republican Chip Cravaack a big wet kiss of an endorsement in his run against Democrat Jim Oberstar in Minnesota's 8th congressional district. Now that Cravaack has vanquished Oberstar and is headed fo ... 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 >>
Cravaack gives Oberstar a run for his money.For the first time in three decades, the Duluth News Tribune did not endorse Congressman Jim Oberstar. Oberstar has been a huge asset to the 8th District, says the DNT -- this is a guy who helped build the "Bong Bridge," after all -- but the paper ... 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 >>
Screen grab via YouTubeOberstar in actionRep. Michele Bachmann drew hoots a few weeks ago for warning BP executives not to end up getting fleeced like chumps at the hands of the White House. How dare the president demand -- and get -- BP to create an independent, $2 billion fund to help victi ... 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 >>
The politicians from MN say the gray wolf should be removed from the federal Endangered Species List. Those pesky wolves keep attacking pets and livestock, and farmers aren't allowed to shoot them now.
U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of MexicoBP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>
The public option in the Democrat's health care reform package, known to Michele Bachmann as a communist conspiracy, looks like it may have risen from the dead.
The governor throws some red meat to New Hampshire Republlicans.
Getting to life-saving drug and alcohol rehab center could kill you
He's pretty sure she's hearing some weird voices in her head and they sure aren't from God anymore.
Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar says that legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate would've helped the airline passengers that were stuck on the Rochester tarmac for six hours in horrid conditions.
When you are on your 18th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, you get the freedom to go off on your very own political party's president. No one's holding our Rep. Jim Oberstar back.
The United States has provisionally ended import duties on certain European cheeses, meats, and mineral water.
Al Franken might not be a real senator yet, but he's sure playing one quite well. This morning, his campaign announced his pick for his Minnesota state director.
The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) just released their 30th annual Rating of Congress report and they sure aren't fans of the Minnesota delegation.
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.
AIG is being reamed at the Capitol today and our representatives out in Washington, D.C. are doing their part to stand up against the bonuses.
Rep. Jim Oberstar seeks to undo the Bush administration's retaliatory imposition of a 300 percent duty on Roquefort cheese.
Congresswoman tells RNC chairman he "be da man!"
Ever wonder what car your Minnesota representative drives? Us too.
How did the others in the Minnesota delegation stack up?
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.
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler (known as Detroit's Big Three) are begging Congress for a $25 billion government rescue as the auto industry spu ... More >>
Well it seems like millionaire Tom Petters is guilty before being proven innocent, according to some Minnesota politicians who are tos ... More >>
As U.S. Senator, Grams actually approved of Clinton going after bin Laden in 1998, but blunted that support with direct reference to movie "Wag the Dog."
Northwest Airlines hasn't paid taxes on its Duluth maintenance facility since May 2005. Yeah, that maintenance facility, the one Minnesota taxpayers built for it in exchange for the airline's promise to create and retain decent jobs for skilled union mechanics.
There were plenty of huzzahs flying around on Wednesday over President Bush's signing of the $286.4 billion transportation bill--the "biggest public-works legislation in history," as dailies (online, at least) across the country dutifully recounted. Some $3.5 billion in pork came to simmer in Minne ... More >>
The perennial calls for a constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration of the flag is among the most absurd features of contemporary American political life. Why? Because no matter where you fall on the free speech implications, you have to acknowledge that there simply isn't much of a probl ... More >>
If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with commercial bankers that credit unions enjoy an unfair advantage, millions of people will pay a lot more for financial services.
Should the House bill pass, prices will go up at smaller airlines while large airlines such as Northwest will shoulder a smaller tax burden.