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February 7, 2018
A television monitor displays House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaking on the House floor, during a news conference she was supposed to attend on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 7, 2018. Pelosi, the Democratic leader, broke records on Wednesday with an extended speech opposing the budget deal because it ignores recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Al Drago/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Nancy Pelosi's filibuster-style speech tops six hours in bid to force immigration votes
February 7, 2018 - 4:23pm
February 2, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith delivers the weekly Democratic address, released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. She mostly responded to things President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union Speech a few days earlier. Photo taken from Senate Democdratic video
Newly sworn-in Minn. senator says Democrats willing to work 'in good faith' with Trump
February 2, 2018 - 1:15pm
January 26, 2018
Minnesota Rep. Matt Dean watches governor candidate Jeff Johnson after Dean announced he was dropping out of the race to support Johnson. The announcement came Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, less than two weeks before Republican precinct cauces attenders will vote in a straw poll for governor. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Caucuses important step in political process
January 26, 2018 - 11:10am
January 23, 2018
American Opinion: These were the true heroes of the shutdown debacle
January 23, 2018 - 10:43pm
January 22, 2018
For dreamers, budget vote a nightmare
January 22, 2018 - 5:25pm
January 20, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) talks with his Chief of Staff Mike Lynch, second from right, and Communications Director Matt House, right, in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Copyright 2018 / New York Times
Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived
January 20, 2018 - 9:17am
January 18, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Senate Democrats gather votes to block spending bill; White House slams Congress over possible shutdown
January 18, 2018 - 4:13pm
January 12, 2018
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee holds a hearing during the 2017 FarmFest in southwestern Minnesota. Members listened to the public's thoughts about what should be in a new farm bill due for debate in 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
January 12, 2018 - 11:10am
January 3, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence reenacts the oath of office he earlier Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, gave to Tina Smith. Holding the family Bible is her husband, Archie, and their sons and wives are with them. Right of Pence is U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, with former Vice President Walter Mondale next to her. Smith's father, Harlan Flint, is on the left. U.S. Senate photo
Smith becomes Minnesota U.S. senator
January 3, 2018 - 5:11pm
January 2, 2018
Then-U.S. Sen. Al Franken listens to a question from Minnesota Farrmers Union President Doug Peterson Aug. 21, 2014, at the Minnesota State Fair. He resigned from the Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Smith set to be Minnesota’s next senator as Bachmann considers running
January 2, 2018 - 3:51pm
File photo of senators boarding buses headed to a private meeting at the White House outside Capitol Building in Washington, April 26, 2017. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congress returns to a full slate of difficult issues
January 2, 2018 - 5:30am
December 24, 2017
Minnesota 8th District Rep. Rick Nolan and his daughter Katherine Bensen have come together over the past three years in her fight against lung cancer. (Nolan family photo)
'Enjoy life and make the best of every day': Nolan, daughter discuss her fight with lung cancer
December 24, 2017 - 6:10am
December 20, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota talks about health care on Jan. 11, 2013. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Can Franken preserve his legacy? He made his first try Wednesday
December 20, 2017 - 7:42pm
December 8, 2017
Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, stands at the podium Wednesday on Capitol Hill while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., second right, responds to the media during a news conference unveiling legislation to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Zach Gibson
 Melina Mara / The Washington Post
Tribune Editorial: Sen Franken made the right decision to resign
December 8, 2017 - 6:50am
December 7, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
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