The Wellstone Act could bring better health care to millions of Americans
Amy Senser will be sentenced later this morning for killing Anousone Phanthavong in a hit-and-run last August. Prosecutors want Senser to serve nearly five years in prison, the maximum; her defense attorney, Eric Nelson, seeks probation. To bolster his argument for leniency, Nelson submitted 113 l ... More >>
Erik Paulsen: Have you seen this man? Probably not.Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen is having the damndest time getting anyone to call him. A new study from Smart Politics found that Paulsen gets by far the least amount of attention of Minnesota's congressional delegation. That means he's not o ... More >>
Former Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-MN) has left Hazelden to enter be a taxman. His new job at Houston-based alliantgroup will be helping companies take advantage of tax breaks.
Former Republican Congressman Jim Ramstad won't run for governor, according to an email from his congressional spokesman.
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
Some reflection on Pawlenty's decision and then it's straight into speculation about the next governor of Minnesota.
There's at least one person who can't hold back their frustration and is chucking eggs at Norm Coleman and his house. Seriously, guys?
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The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) just released their 30th annual Rating of Congress report and they sure aren't fans of the Minnesota delegation.
How did the others in the Minnesota delegation stack up?
While former Minn. Rep. Jim Ramstad had a good shot at the spot, President Obama passed.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Jim Ramstad are introducing legislation this afternoon to curb copper thieves that can ca ... More >>
We kind of figured he had to vote for it since his legacy mental health bill is now wrapped up in the whole package. Those senators ... More >>
The bill would require health insurers to cover mental health just as they do physical conditions, but time is running out to pass t ... More >>
Does our state contest mirror Clinton and Obama nationally?
The new website OpenCongress.org offers easy access to the entire voting records of America's representatives in Washington—something government websites never really managed to do.
Air America Minnesota struggles to get off the ground
If you live in Minnesota's second Congressional district, represented by first term Republican John Kline, the answer is, "the opposite of green." At least if you believe the environmental advocacy group, the League of Conservation Voters, which last week released its environmental scorecard for ev ... More >>
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
Prez's "town hall" audience was hand-picked
A Minnesota judge is targeted for speaking out against federal drug-sentencing guidelines
The aura of democracy, the smell of cheap booze
Babs has convinced the media players she's in the game, something the mayor seems not to have expected.