Esme's Blog: The Agonizing Syria DecisionThis week, normally accessible members of Congress and their staff have not returned phone calls. Lawmakers usually ready to offer up opinions have hidden behind statements suggesting which way they are leaning but also offering up expressions of understanding for the opposing side.
Minn. Democrat McCollum Stays On 7th Term TrackDemocratic Rep. Betty McCollum has defeated two challengers from within her party on her way to Minnesota's fall ballot.
Talking Points: Don't Forget About MN's PrimarySo 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.
Minn. Redistricting Panel To Hold Public HearingsA special panel on redistricting appointed by Minnesota's Supreme Court chief justice will hold a series of public meetings to give interested people and groups a chance to be heard on the once-a-decade process of redrawing the state political map.
Local Muslims Respond To Congressional HearingsEmotions were high during Congressional hearings on terrorism. Members from several Muslim and Somali American groups gathered to watch the hearings.