The sometimes hot-tempered Keith Ellison and a bunch of his House Democratic colleagues were arrested in D.C. today, but it wasn't for beating the hell out of those stubborn Republicans who sit across the aisle from them (at least when the federal government is, you know, working).SEE ALSO: Keith El ... 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 >>
Michele Bachmann has the distinction of being one of the top fundraisers in the U.S. House, and Tom Emmer, the first candidate to jump into the race for her Sixth District seat, is showing that he's no slouch in the money-grubbing department either. See Also: - Tom Emmer first to announce bid for B ... More >>
Two weeks after Michele Bachmann announced that she would not seek a fifth term in the U.S. House, a second GOP contender has entered the race to replace her: Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah, who announced her bid Wednesday morning.See Also: - Tom Emmer first to announce bid for Bachmann' ... 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 >>
When he signed an executive order calling for an end to a longstanding pay freeze for members of Congress and other federal employees last Thursday, President Obama essentially offered Michele Bachmann a $900-a-year raise. But Bachmann and a majority of her colleagues in the GOP-controlled House wan ... More >>
BELOW THE JUMP: THE CITY PAGES PARRY-QUIST PRIMARY DAY READERLast Friday, BuzzFeed Politics compiled a list of the eight craziest candidates running for national office this year and surprise! Minnesota 1st District Republican U.S. House primary competitors Mike Parry and Allen Quist both make the l ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mike Parry polling behind "Neither" two weeks before 1st District GOP primary-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaMinnesota Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, is no stranger to cr ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- 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 scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaIn 1994, Republican Allen Quist -- then campaigning to oust ... More >>
Jeff Wilfahrt, the father of an openly gay soldier who was killed in Afghanistan a year ago next month, has announced he is running for a seat in the House of Representatives.In a fund-raising letter announcing his candidacy, Wilfahrt writes that he wants to represent Senate District 37B in order ... More >>
Look, we did something!Miraculously, the Minnesota Legislature found time in its busy schedule of not making a budget to pass a few bills. Not only that, but Mark Dayton actually signed these pieces of legislation, promptly, and they're about to debut as new laws. Starting August 1, there'll be n ... 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 >>
Armed and dangerous.GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann's guns-and-ammo talk about voters being "armed and dangerous" has gained a whole new shelf life in the wake of Jared Loughner's Tuscon rampage last week. On the floor of the House of Representatives, Democratic congressman John Dingell has now in ... 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 >>
McCollum reminds the Rwandan government of U.S. generosity in foreign aidWill this help? Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced, and Keith Ellison has cosponsored, a U.S. House resolution calling on the Rwandan government to release accused genocide denier William Mitchell law professor Peter Erl ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann is happy to tar President Barack Obama as the anti-American leader of a gangster government. But evidently there are times when she's all in favor of a little gangster action -- such as Friday on the floor of the House of Representatives when she accused Obama of havin ... More >>
MAK faces her toughest test yet, but could make history
Rep. Michele Bachmann, former tax attorney, member of the House Financial Services Committee and champion of anti-tax teabaggers everywhere, didn't pay $3,814 in property taxes on her million-dollar golf course "dream home" because she forgot. That's the line this morning from Bachmann's spo ... More >>
A bill designed to make sure the scandals at the now-defunct Gang Strike Force never happen again passed the state House of Representatives last night.
Via WikipediaThe Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after Timothy McVeigh's act of anti-government terrorism.U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum raised eyebrows last week when she took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to ask certain unnamed colleagues to cool their overheated right-wing ... More >>
That's the third highest amount spent by any member of the House of Representatives last year.
The District 6 congresswoman says there's a nefarious plot afoot to allow ACORN to influence banking regulation.
We've rounded up a collection of video and text in case you were "too busy" to make it to Washington, D.C. yesterday for the hoopla.
The good congresswoman almost took out Joe Wilson.
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.
Most of us know the common sense ways we can save gas while out driving our cars, but should new Minnesota drivers be required to learn these skills in driver's ed?
The 2008 election was full of Democratic domination, particularly as some jumped on the coattails of Barack Obama. But nearly three dozen U.S. House districts split their vote between Obama and a Republican House member.
They're both wanna-be senators, but they still want to talk about the stimulus plan.
Playing roulette after receiving bailout money would have been a bad PR move.
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That would come at a hefty price tag of $70 billion. By comparison, it's a drop in the hat next to the more than $800 billion stimulus package just passed by the U.S. House.
Michele Bachmann is hitting the financial meltdown issue hard, particularly since it is one of the few issues she can get some voters to ... More >>
730 days of service in Iraq will get you GI Bill education benefits. The MN National Guard was sent over for 729 days on the orders of a Pentagon apparently trying to save a little scratch.
The Republican candidate for Keith Ellison's vacant state House seat sounds off.
Today's Washington Post carries a longish analysis of the controversies surrounding DFL candidate Keith Ellison, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat being vacated by Martin Sabo.
With the DFL endorsement of Keith Ellison to run for Martin Sabo's congressional post, the race itself would seem to be a foregone conclusion. But is it?
The House hates warning labels, bleach battles cancer, puppy curling, the Winter Olympics on Hoth, Spongeback Mountain, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Fred Phelps and federal lawmakers blast homosexuals