With state Republicans taking control of the House again, the early childhood education committee is no more. Instead, Republicans have restructured committees with an emphasis on higher education finance, leaving early education proponents on the other side of the aisle grasping at efforts to mai ... More >>
The Twitter account @congress-edits is an interesting entity. It's all based on a complicated computer algorithm that, by knowing the individual internet addresses at the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, sends out a tweet whenever anybody there edits an article on the worldwide encyclopedia ... More >>
Last week, the Star Tribune endorsed John Kline for a seventh term in office, pardoning the Republican congressman for "a reputation that has been tarnished by his coziness with for-profit colleges." The editorial board credited the former marine for, among other things, his expertise on foreign pol ... More >>
By Cory Zurowski The marbled corridors of the Rayburn House Office Building are deserted at the moment, save for the tardy staffer bravely power-walking in masochistic heels. That wasn't the case five minutes ago. Then, the hallways of this four-story structure, home to U.S. representatives and t ... More >>
Rosena Moore lifts a piece of paper with the words "Shame on you!" written in black ink. Somewhere, inside the Grand Event Center in Northfield, comedian Bill Maher is warming up. "This man spews crap out of his mouth," says Moore, a retired nurse. "I thought we were past this in our country." Se ... More >>
Last week, Bill Maher announced the end of his "Flip a District" contest, in which viewers could vote for the worst representative with the hope of ousting that person this fall. The winner? Or more accurately, the loser? John Kline of Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. See also:U.S. Rep. ... More >>
Earlier this year, HBO's Bill Maher launched a new website known as "Flip A District," where viewers could ponder the worst U.S. representative. The hope being that bad publicity would oust one poor bastard from power in the next election. For months, the votes poured in through Twitter, and on Fr ... More >>
There's a new candidate in the race to unseat Rep. John Kline in the Second Congressional District, and she's the first transgender person to run to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House. See Also: - GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language - North A ... More >>
Sona Mehring founded CaringBridge, a social networking site designed to facilitate communication from sick or hospitalized people to their family and friends.SEE ALSO: John Kline hosting fundraiser for "anti-abortion zealot with running tab at Planned Parenthood" She recently resigned from the compa ... More >>
Tomorrow, Minnesota U.S. Rep. John Kline is hosting a fundraiser for sex scandal-embattled Tennessee U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.THE BACKSTORY: John Kline hosting fundraiser for "anti-abortion zealot with running tab at Planned Parenthood"Kline won't be attending the event and his spokesman won't say ... More >>
U.S. Rep. John Kline is under fire for hosting a fundraiser for embattled Tennessee U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. Kline's office says he won't be attending the event.SEE ALSO: GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language In our recent cover feature about th ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- Iowa Rep. Steve King: Another GOPer hopelessly out of touch about rape, conception [VIDEO]Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's troubling "legitimate rape" comments have created an opening for D ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's office has protesters in itMinnesotans representing the 99% are staging sit-ins at their congressional representatives' offices in Washington. The protesters arrived at the offices of Michele Bachmann, Chip Cravaack, John Kline, and Erik Paulsen earlier this morning to dem ... More >>
Jonh Kline has a perfect attendance record. Total nerd, right?Congressman John Kline sure has a funny way of being a U.S. Representative. Kline has taken a bizarre approach to his job, as unveiled yesterday by the New York Times. It seems that Kline and several other members of congress have repe ... More >>
Carver County Republican Party: Not very good at politics.There won't be a Carver County Republican Party fundraiser this evening. The GOP's original plan was to auction off access to state legislators and US congressmen this afternoon at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. City Pages reported on ... 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 >>
j.o.h.n. walkerCongratulations, debt slaves!How can you tell when a college or university is taking advantage of its students? When the school is better at signing them up for student loans than it is at preparing them for the job market. By that test, some Minnesota schools aren't doing so well ... More >>
Congress wants to exclude protection for victims of non-"forcible rape."They ran for office talking about jobs and the economy, but some of Minnesota's Republican congressional reps are wading right in to one of the ugliest corners of the culture wars. Minnesota representatives Michele Bachmann, ... More >>
It's a legislative move guaranteed to warm the hearts of teabaggers: Michele Bachmann is all set to vote in favor of repealing health care reform on Jan. 12. She said so on Twitter. That might mean that her first major legislative victory is to dismantle another major piece of legislation ... More >>
Rep. John Kline: No new oversight on my watch.When we told you about the problems plaguing the for-profit education industry in our cover story November, there was still a glimmer of hope: the Senate was considering stricter regulations to stop shoveling federal money to schools that care more ab ... More >>
mmtzjr69outThe dust has settled in the wake of the 2010 elections, and the hot white glare on Target's controversial support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign has faded. But FEC records show that the Target political action committee kept up its donations to anti-ga ... More >>
Former John Kline staffer Andy Post is one of two new bloggers for MDE.Right-wing watchdog website Minnesota Democrats Exposed has two new voices as of this week. University of Minnesota alumnus Andy Post and Ryan Lyk, currently a student at U of M-Duluth, took over the blog yesterday, succe ... 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 >>
The minority Republicans are licking their wounds and figuring out what to do next.
Teabaggers take note: There's going to be flood of red-meat Rublicanism in Minnesota come springtime.
Wardere found himself in hot water last Election Day when, while working as a translator, he was accused of interfering with voters.
It's important to keep one's priorities straight when fighting a war and struggling through a recession.
Republicans and some Democrats spoke out this weekend against the plan, citing lack of details or unease with the public option.
Of course Obama is going to get all evil-eyed, play some Raffi (do kids still listen to that crap?) and convince them to join his socialist movement. Why wouldn't you be afraid?
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.
Election Leftovers 2006: outtakes from an evening of politico galas
The FBI-whistle-blower-turned-congressional-candidate inches closer to John Kline in the latest poll. But it likely has nothing to do with her.
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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 >>
The DFL picked neophyte Teresa Daly to unseat Bush lapdog John Kline in the conservative Second District. Does she even have a chance?