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11-27-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The Congressman talks Football and Obamacare with Dave Lee.

11/27/2013

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House Republicans, Democrats Say Obama’s Policy Fix Isn’t Enough

Six of Minnesota’s eight members of Congress Friday voted for a bill to allow insurance companies to sell policies to anyone who wants them, even if it violates the new Obamacare rules.

11/15/2013

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Late-Night Wis. Session Gets Downright Goofy

It’s said nothing good ever happens after midnight. Or maybe it’s 10 p.m. Or 2 a.m. No matter. When it comes to the Wisconsin Assembly, whenever it gets dark outside things tend to get goofy.

11/15/2013

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Michigan Legislator Says His Wolf Story Was Untrue

A legislator has taken to the Michigan Senate floor to apologize for putting false information about the sighting of wolves outside a day care center in his resolution urging Congress to strip gray wolves of endangered species protections.

11/07/2013

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Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For Impact

Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.

11/01/2013

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The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

7th District Congressman Collin Peterson discusses the Farm Bill with Dave Lee.

10/23/2013

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Good Question: Can A Member Of Congress Be Recalled?

Though the shutdown is now over, anger towards national politicians hasn’t subsided. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week showed 60 percent of Americans would be willing to fire every member of Congress and start over.

10/17/2013

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Shutdown To End, Default Averted

With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown.

10/16/2013

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News Click: Grade Our Lawmakers on Shutdown

10/16/2013

Blois Olson Bio

10-16-13 The Morning Take With Dave Lee!

Amy Klobuchar’s star still rising?

10/16/2013

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VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN’s 8th

A candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.

10/10/2013

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Good Question: What Exactly Is The Debt Ceiling?

As the stare down over the government shutdown ends its eighth night in Washington, lawmakers are readying for another fight.

10/08/2013

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Paulsen, Ellison Reassure Constituents About Gov’t Shutdown’s End

The federal government shutdown is now affecting Minnesota jobs. The state will lay off 105 health department workers immediately, and thousands of other federal workers in the state will face the same fate. And Congress appears to be standing still. According to Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office, he skipped out on his own event Monday to head back to Washington to work on ending the shutdown. Some disappointed constituents, like Michael Waring of Edina, said they wanted to talk with him about ending the shutdown – even if it means joining with Democrats to do it.

10/07/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Shutdown Blame Game

Last time the government shut down in 1995-96, Republicans were blamed and paid a heavy price. They lost seats in both the House and Senate, and Presidential candidate Bob Dole went down in defeat to President Clinton.

10/05/2013

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Good Question Bonus: Is There A Recall Option For Congress?

Mary wrote to us this week out of frustration. In fact, many of you were quite angry in your Good Question submissions about the government shutdown. On Tuesday, we answered the GQ about Congressional members’ salaries. I thought we’d use this space to answer Mary’s question: Is there a recall option for Congress?

10/04/2013

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