Yesterday, Keith Ellison went on WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy to explain his (preliminary) support for a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: "Let's say that the war on drugs is over" [INTERVIEW]Ellison made clear during the intervie ... More >>
On Thursday, the Republican-run U.S. House passed a farm bill. This should be good news: The all-important package of legislation, which comes up for a vote every five years, expired in September 2012, and has left many in farm country in limbo.But the House's latest version of the farm bill -- whic ... More >>
Yesterday, Minnesota for Marriage's Andy Parrish spent the better part of his afternoon promising to drop a "bombshell" on Minnesotans for All Families.SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage doesn't fire Rev. Brad Brandon after repeated Vote No-Nazi comparisons [VIDEO]It took a day, but we now know what he was t ... More >>
For the second time in a week, a local Republican offered up a head-scratcher of a response when asked about gun control by debate moderator Gary Eichten.SEE ALSO:-- WCCO scrubs attack ad against Chip Cravaack [VIDEO]-- Chip Cravaack: Taxpayers are paying more than $1,000 a month for his 2011 Chevy ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
In 2010, Andrew Engeldinger's parents voluntarily enrolled in a 12-week class for families of the mentally ill. During the nearly two years before their son fatally shot five people after being fired from his job at Accent Signage, Engeldinger's parents repeatedly reached out to him in hopes he'd se ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remark-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scru ... More >>
The GOP's First District convention was one for the record books. It started Saturday afternoon in North Mankato's Kato Ballroom and ended just before 2 a.m. Sunday, when ballroom manager Larry Bowers said he had to kick the Republicans out lest the Ballroom lose its liquor license.After 14 hours an ... More >>
Walz's STOCK Act was a bipartisan hit, but House GOPers stripped out a key provision.Today, the U.S. House followed the Senate and passed a Congressional insider trading ban originally introduced by Mankato Democrat Tim Walz.The so-called STOCK Act proved extremely popular in both the chambers, w ... More >>
In response to a question about Tim Walz's bill that would ban insider trading by members of Congress, U.S. Rep John Kline, R-Lakeville, adamantly told his constituents during a Monday town hall event in Shakopee that insider trading "is just as illegal for me as it is for anybody in this room."T ... More >>
Tim Walz's bill to ban federal lawmakers from using inside information when managing their own financial portfolios is getting fast-tracked through Congress.On Monday, by an overwhelming vote of 93-2, the Senate agreed to proceed with debate on the so-called STOCK act. The companion bill in the H ... More >>
Representative Tim Walz is vulnerable to a Republican challenge in his fall re-election campaign, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. That much seemed obvious to Minnesota Republicans earlier this year: party power broker Michael Brodkorb left the state GOP to work for sta ... More >>
Bachmann, Ellison: Debt makes for strange bedfellows.Finally, Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison have something in common. Yesterday's U.S. House vote to raise the debt ceiling and make $2 trillion in spending cuts passed the U.S. House 269-161, but Minnesota's most conservative and most liberal ... 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 >>
Politics makes strange kitchen mates. Who won Minnesota' congressional hot dish cook-off?Politics in Washington can be pretty polarized these days, but among Minnesota's congressional delegation yesterday, it wasn't rhetoric that was heated, it was casserole. In the new and no doubt temporary s ... More >>
TVAMonty Burns is looking to expand his operation.For a while there, Minnesota was vying to take the lead in pioneering the use of renewable energy. This week, the new Republican legislature will try to push is in a different direction: building more nuclear plants.Minnesota already has two nucle ... 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 >>
The event, at the Carlyle condominium comlplex, will benefit Franken's Midwest Values Political Action Committee. Tickets are $50.
The program that sent $250,000 to Michele Bachmann's family farm appears bullet proof.
Earlier this week, Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota said he would be open to housing some of the detainees in Minnesota in some of our high-level detention facilities. Sen. Amy Klobuchar disagrees.
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.
Ever wondered how happy you and your neighbors are compared to the rest of the state and country?
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.
A school board in western Minnesota is split
When international outcry follows City Pages' revelation, the University of St. Thomas backs down
Did the feces of feathered fiends cause the I-35W bridge collapse?
"Hardball" appearance and radio response to Bush on tap this weekend.
John Kerry was supposed to stump for Tim Walz today, but he's suddenly "unable" to do so.
The Strib let Gil Gutknecht talk out of both sides of his mouth on Iraq, then declare him safely ahead in his race against Tim Walz.
Tuesday afternoon, Farmfest 2006, congressional candidate panel, Redwood Falls.
Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht