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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
13 hours 16 min ago
January 18, 2018
With a government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares for his press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
January 18, 2018 - 9:10pm
January 9, 2018
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 25, 2017. Feinstein unilaterally released a transcript of the committee’s interview with one of the founders of the firm that produced a dossier outlining Russians effort to aid the Trump campaign, on Jan. 9, 2018. (Pete Marovich/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Dianne Feinstein releases Senate testimony of Fusion GPS founder, research firm behind the Trump-Russia dossier
January 9, 2018 - 1:25pm
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Minnesota state senators listen Monday to local requests for state bonding funds.
Bonding committee hears 'the ask': Willmar area officials request funds for roads, college maintenance projects
January 9, 2018 - 5:46am
December 19, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens during a news conference after a GOP conference meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
Last-minute Senate snag slightly delays passage of GOP tax plan
December 19, 2017 - 5:26pm
December 13, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo 
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith holds the pheasant she shot while joining Rep. Collin Peterson during the 2016 Governor's Pheasant Opener hosted by Montevideo. Peterson applauded the appointment of Smith to the U.S. Senate representing Minnesota, crediting her with being "a good shot."
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
December 13, 2017 - 10:07pm
Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is accompanied by his wife, Louise, at an Election Night gathering of his supporters in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 12, 2017. Jones, a former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against the Republican. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Democrats call for halt to GOP tax bill until Jones is seated in the Senate
December 13, 2017 - 5:10pm
December 12, 2017
Roy Moore, the Republican senate nominee, arrives on horseback to vote at his polling station in Gallant, Ala., Dec. 12, 2017. Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday to settle a special Senate election that is destined to be remembered as one of the strangest and ugliest campaigns in state history. (Bob Miller/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Voting underway in contentious Alabama Senate race
December 12, 2017 - 2:26pm
December 8, 2017
Smith won't be in Willmar today; schedule change likely linked to Franken's Senate seat vacancy
December 8, 2017 - 7:14am
November 28, 2017
President Donald Trump is flanked by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), before joining Republican senators for a luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 28, 2017. Senate Republicans' tax code overhaul bill will face a key test when the Senate Budget Committee meets to consider the measure later in the afternoon. (Doug Mills/copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Republican tax bill advances in Senate
November 28, 2017 - 9:01pm
November 26, 2017
Sen. Al Franken. (Forum News Service file photo)
Franken says he doesn't remember photos, plans return to Senate
November 26, 2017 - 6:25pm
November 23, 2017
FILE-- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Oct. 18, 2017. A growing national outcry over sexual harassment reached the Senate on Nov. 16, when a radio newscaster accused Franken of kissing and groping her without consent during a 2006 U.S.O. tour of the Middle East before he took public office. Franken almost immediately released an apology to the newscaster, Leeann Tweeden. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
November 23, 2017 - 8:30pm
November 15, 2012
Majority leader names Senate committee chairs
November 15, 2012 - 9:58am
November 7, 2012
UPDATE: Newman reelected in Senate 18, Urdahl in House 18A
November 7, 2012 - 8:49am
November 6, 2012
Update 8:20 p.m.: No surprise as Klobuchar takes U.S. Senate victory
November 6, 2012 - 8:11pm
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