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November 2, 2012
Letter: Peterson's losing touch
For a long time Congressman Collin Peterson has been losing touch with his constituents. However, Peterson's conspicuous absence from last week's televised forum, At Issue, was insulting to the people that he was elected to serve. Why does he avoid having public dialogs with his...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
Nolan, Quist triumphant in Minn. races for Congress
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two Minnesota congressional candidates who last served in public office decades ago won their primary races Tuesday night, pushing them on to November matchups against incumbents that could prove more difficult. Rick Nolan beat two fellow Democrats in northeastern...
August 15, 2012 - 12:51am
August 7, 2012
Update: Senator claims Gov. Dayton popped pills in meeting (video)
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- A Republican state senator running for Congress says Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton popped pills during a meeting earlier...
August 7, 2012 - 2:10pm
March 8, 2012
Editorial: Congress is losing members quickly
The approval ratings of Congress and its members are at an all-time low. In fact, according to some recent polls, 11 percent of Americans approve of polygamy, while only 9 percent approve of Congress. Apparently members of Congress have a similar low opinion and are choosing to...
March 8, 2012 - 10:06am
February 21, 2012
Small change in congressional districts; rural legislative districts grow in size
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota politicians pored over maps this afternoon trying to figure out what it means to them and their parties. For rural Minnesota, it was no surprise that congressional and legislative districts grew geographically as people moved to suburban districts that shrunk....
February 21, 2012 - 2:20pm
February 11, 2012
Pres. Obama calls on Congress to act to extend payroll tax cut
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend a payroll tax cut for the remainder of the year as another deadline nears for Congress to act or see taxes go up for millions of working Americans. Lawmakers agreed back in December, after much bickering, on a two-month extension,...
February 11, 2012 - 7:39am
January 14, 2012
S.D. congresswoman: Trade agreements help ag exports
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- Three trade agreements signed by the president in the fall should be good for the nation's farmers and ranchers, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said this week. Noem, who is seeking re-election this year, spoke to about 60 people Wednesday in Aberdeen, S.D. The trade...
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
July 23, 2011
New debt-limit talks: no sign of a breakthrough
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A grim-faced President Barack Obama convened fresh talks today with congressional leaders aimed at averting a national financial default in just 10 days, shortly after the latest comments from both sides suggested no breakthrough was in sight. Obama made no comments...
July 23, 2011 - 11:10am
June 16, 2011
Rep. Weiner announces his resignation from Congress
NEW YORK (AP) -- Embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy...
June 16, 2011 - 1:30pm
May 10, 2011
GOP plan includes three east-west congressional districts
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House Republicans propose three mostly rural congressional districts that stretch east to west across the state. The northern and southern districts each would contain 23 counties, with one across central Minnesota, except for the Twin Cities area, including...
May 10, 2011 - 9:11am
May 9, 2011
GOP proposes new 7th District for west central Minn., 1st District for southwest of Minnesota River
ST. PAUL -- It appears none of Minnesota's U.S. House members would compete against each other in a Republican-controlled state House's attempt to redraw congressional lines, which creates a massive district across northern Minnesota. The new 8th Congressional District would stretch...
May 9, 2011 - 10:21am
Political Notebook: GOP asks gov. to enter state budget talks
ST. PAUL -- Republicans who took control of the Minnesota Legislature in last year's election constantly have said they are moving more quickly than previous lawmakers. And while they did pass initial budget bills earlier than normal, the question now is when there will be a deal...
May 9, 2011 - 12:00am
April 8, 2011
With a midnight shutdown deadline that would affect millions, Reid says both sides agreed on $38B in cuts
With the clock ticking to a partial government shutdown at midnight, the top Democrat in the Senate said Friday that the White House and Republicans...
April 8, 2011 - 11:41am
March 10, 2011
Hearings open today on Islamic radicalization in U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under heightened security, Rep. Peter King opened hearings today into Islamic radicalization in America, dismissing what he called the "rage and hysteria" surrounding the hearings. The hearings inspired days of protests by critics who said the hearings were overbroad...
March 10, 2011 - 9:29am
February 22, 2011
Reid takes on Old West, says time to ban brothels
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid took aim at the world's oldest profession today, telling state lawmakers the time has come to have an adult conversation about Nevada's legal sex trade if the state hopes to succeed in the 21st century. The Democratic Senate majority...
February 22, 2011 - 3:43pm