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January 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate
January 19, 2018 - 10:06pm
January 17, 2018
President Donald Trump hugs Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after announcing the first U.S. assembly plant for electronics giant Foxconn in the East Room of the White House in Washington on July 26, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Analysis: Unexpected defeat in rural Wis. special election sets off GOP alarm bells
January 17, 2018 - 10:06am
January 6, 2018
This year is shaping up to be a clash of Republican idealists vs. realists
January 6, 2018 - 8:07pm
December 20, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) heads back to his offices before a final vote on tax legislation at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, Dec. 20, 2017. The House planned to move quickly to hold a final vote on the tax bill after the Senate gave its approval early Wednesday morning. (Al Drago for The New York Times Copyright 2017)
Analysis: 10 key takeaways from the Republican tax bill
December 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
December 17, 2017
Jack Zaleski, The Forum Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Commentary: It is risky to sell your soul to the devil
December 17, 2017 - 8:36am
December 15, 2017
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks at a news conference with lawmakers regarding tax policy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 25, 2017. Republican lawmakers have agreed to expand the child care tax credit so that it benefits more low-income Americans, a move intended to win back the support of Rubio, who on Dec. 14 said he would not vote for the bill without a more generous provision. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
GOP finalizes tax plan, expands benefits for working families to win over Rubio
December 15, 2017 - 3:31pm
December 12, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) arrives at a news conference regarding tax legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 12, 2017. Ryan here praised a one-page study released Monday by the Treasury Department showing the tax plan more than paying for itself, but only if high growth forecasts are met and if other Trump administration economic policies proposals are enacted. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Republicans considering bumping corporate rate to 21 percent in tax plan as deal nears
December 12, 2017 - 2:18pm
December 1, 2017
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) during deliberations over tax legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 30, 2017. Senate Republican leaders now plan to vote on their tax legislation on Friday; they still do not have firm commitments from enough senators to ensure the bill will pass. (Justin Gilliland/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Contradicted by deficit study, Republican plan in disarray
December 1, 2017 - 6:56am
November 24, 2017
Mike McFeely, Oct. 17, 2015Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
McFeely: It's time to resign, Sen. Franken
November 24, 2017 - 8:00am
November 18, 2017
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka
Paul Gazelka: The Brainerd man for the statewide Republican moment
November 18, 2017 - 10:37pm
October 31, 2012
Letter: Vote for Republicans
October 31, 2012 - 9:02am
October 29, 2012
Letter: The GOP vs. the environment
October 29, 2012 - 12:49am
September 7, 2012
Brandon Ferdig blogs at newplateaus.areavoices.com
New Plateaus blog: Third party vote may be lesser of two evils
September 7, 2012 - 9:02am
July 2, 2012
Commentary: Court gives conservatives a victory for the long haul
July 2, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Republicans open state convention in St. Cloud
May 18, 2012 - 11:53am
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