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 >>
The Wellstone Act could bring better health care to millions of Americans
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On a 74-22 vote, the U.S. Senate today approved a two year, $109 billion surface transportation bill that would provide Minnesota with $700 million for transportation and infrastructure projects.With one in 10 bridges in Minnesota deemed to be structurally deficient, the funds would allow for the ... More >>
It's official -- Michele Bachmann will not run unopposed in her bid to be reelected as Minnesota's U.S. House representative from the 6th congressional district. Yesterday, Anne Nolan, an attorney and MBA who works for a workplace consulting and training business, announced she'll be seeking the ... More >>
We gotta give her credit -- Michele Bachmann got it done.Last week, Gov. Dayton wrote Bachmann a letter informing her that the state would reallocate money currently set aside for a new Stillwater bridge if the project wasn't approved by the U.S. House before March 15. With only a handful of legi ... More >>
After the upcoming election, Michele Bachmann will no longer represent Stillwater. Nonetheless, she remains "absolutely committed" to building a new Minnesota-to-Wisconsin bridge in the Stillwater area.Time is running short for the bridge design currently under consideration. In response to a let ... 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 >>
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 >>
C-SPANMichele Bachmann: Representation without legislation.With so much written about the wild things Michele Bachmann says, City Pages thought we'd take a look at what she has actually accomplished in Congress. Despite Bachmann's early success in the presidential polls, her congressional record ... More >>
"It's not symbolic," Rep. Michele Bachmann said yesterday, before the U.S. House symbolically passed a bill 245-189 that would repeal the healthcare reform act. She and other Minnesota Republicans voted for the repeal, while Democrats opposed it. The legislation will be dead on arrival in the ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Ellison keeps swinging left.Regardless of the Election Day teabagger wave, a whole lot of Democrats won re-election to the House of Representatives two weeks ago, sent there by Americans who expect them to fight the Republican tide. One of those Democrats is 5th district Rep. Keith Ellison. ... 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 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 >>
The minority Republicans are licking their wounds and figuring out what to do next.
The program that sent $250,000 to Michele Bachmann's family farm appears bullet proof.
When it comes to raking in cold, hard cash from fellow Minnesota Republican pols, Michele Bachmann is coming up short.
Put down that peanut butter and that roll of cookie dough. Here's the Top 10 food safety news stories of the year.
The District 6 congresswoman is crazy like a fox, but maybe a little too in love with Fox.
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.
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.
The U.S. House passed a bill today requiring AIG and any other firms that receiving bailout cash to pay a 90-percent tax on any bonuses paid with the funds. The bill passed 328 to 93.
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.
No big deal: The U.S. Senate just passed a monster stimulus (aka spending) package today for a grand total of $838 billion. Talk about a shopping spree.
All you old school TV watchers: you've got more time to upgrade. Those bunny ears just won't die.
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.
MSNBC captured footage today of Rep. Keith Ellison introducing himself to Rep. Virgil Goode today on the floor of the House of Representatives.
DFLers gain lege seats in the 'burbs, courtesy, in part, of TakeAction Minnesota
"Reform" won't protect the middle class from the stealth tax If you've wondered how it is that Bush has financed five straight years of tax cuts, chances are you've considered a) cuts in entitlements; b) cuts to the safety net; and c) an end to corporate welfare. Okay, okay, so we're kidding about ... 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 >>
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Senatorial hopeful takes gutsy stand in favor of mall-walking fundraiser
Is the debate over genetically modified crops being nipped in the bud at the state capitol?