Officials expect the state to lose a fourth of its nearly $10 million federal funding this year.
We learned in grade school that Congress makes the laws. But President Barack Obama has hinted that he is willing to go around lawmakers in order to change the gun laws after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
Three weeks after the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Al Franken visited an Eagan middle school to discuss school safety and mental health issues.
Debt and deficit will dominate the start of this new term in Congress. But in the meantime, many in Washington are also pushing for laws to make this country safer, with a focus on gun laws.
This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.
Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.
Minnesota’s members of Congress who were elected in November are being sworn in at the U.S. Capitol.
Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit.
The President is creating a commission lead by the Vice President to come up with proposals aimed at reducing gun violence.
Minnesota budget officials say the state’s economy would be hit hard if President Obama and Congress can’t strike a federal debt deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.
U S Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News
In a race that’s already among the most hotly contested in the country, a new television ad from Democrat Rick Nolan accuses Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack of a smear campaign — and more.
President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.
A new television ad from a national conservative group takes on a Democratic candidate for Congress in Minnesota for comments he made — nearly 40 years ago.
A TV ad attacking Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack starts a fresh wave of televised messages focused on an important race for Congress in northeastern Minnesota.
So its mid-August and you’re focused on the Olympics, maybe some back-to-school shopping and the State Fair is right around the corner. You may not realize that there is a major political event happening this week.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.
Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.
Of all the signs leading to a defeat for President Barack Obama in the presidential election of 2012, the most glaring sign is the 8.2% unemployment rate.
Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.
President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.
A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.
Rick Nolan left Congress three decades ago and he’s 68 years old, but he says he’s never felt better prepared to go back. Nolan is one of three Democrats who want to knock Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack out of office.
With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates. Maybe […]