Walz Wins Franken's 2016 Hotdish CompetitionAfter being postponed from its original date on March 16, Sen. Al Franken's sixth annual Hotdish Competition was held on Wednesday.
Talking Points: VP Joe Biden Considering Presidential RunThe New York Times is among major media outlets reporting that Vice President Joe Biden is considering getting into the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The Times and other outlets report that Biden's late son Beau, who died of cancer in May, urged his father to run.
Politicians Speak Out On The Death Of Cecil The LionPoliticians in Minnesota and across the country are sounding off on the death of a protected African lion at the hands of a Twin Cities dentist.
Recipes From The 5th Annual Congressional Hotdish OffThe winner of the bunch, from Rep. Betty McCollum, was a turkey, sweet potato and wild rice concoction.
McCollum To Skip Netanyahu Speech To CongressU.S. Rep. Betty McCollum says she'll skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress next month.
Minnesota's Nolan Praises Cuba Policy, Plans TripA Minnesota congressman who has long advocated for changes to the United States' Cuba policy says a decision to normalize relations with the island country is a "monumental step" in the right direction.
Democratic US Rep. Betty McCollum Wins 8th TermDemocratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum has won an 8th term in Minnesota's east metro 4th District. McCollum defeated the Republican candidate, attorney Sharna Wahlgren, and Independence Party candidate Dave Thomas, an Iraq War veteran.
U.S. Patent Office Rules To Cancel Redskins Trademark>Minnesotans involved in the fight against Native American mascots are cheering Wednesday’s federal action against the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
Longtime Minn. Congressman Jim Oberstar Dies At 79Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning. He was 79. A statement released by his family said Oberstar died in his sleep. A cause of death was not provided. His former chief of staff, Bill Richard, said Oberstar died at his home in Potomac, Maryland.
Minnesotans Mourn Mandela's DeathMinnesota U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum says the world "has lost an icon for justice and a true freedom fighter" with the death of Nelson Mandela. McCollum issued a statement Thursday on the death of Mandela. South Africa's first black president died at age 95.
Franken Haul Leads As Minn. Candidates Tally Cash Government dysfunction aside, landing or keeping a job in the Washington power structure can be a pricey endeavor. Candidates for the U.S. House and Senate demonstrated that again Tuesday with fundraising reports showing the collective millions they've raised and spent to seek elected office. The reports cover activity from July through September, seed money most will need to remain competitive by the time next fall's elections roll around.
Good Question: Do Members Of Congress Get Paid During The Shutdown?Hundreds of thousands of federal workers won't be getting paid for the foreseeable future. That had many of you emailing, wanting to know: Do members of Congress get paid during a government shutdown?