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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.


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Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.


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Franken, Kline React To Payroll Tax Cut Extension Vote

The odds of your paycheck getting smaller next year just a got a lot greater.


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Rep. Bachmann Misses Payroll Tax Vote

Eleven lawmakers missed the House vote that rejected Senate legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits for two months.


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Pawlenty Says He Supports House GOP Budget

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday for the first time that he supports House Republicans’ budget outline that calls for cuts to the federal deficit as well as federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.


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Minn. House Votes To Allow Imported Coal Power

The Minnesota House has approved legislation that would allow imported coal power from other states while keeping current restrictions on coal power in the state.


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Boehner Signals Compromise In Budget Talks

Despite fresh pressure from tea party conservatives, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans “can’t impose our will” on the White House and Senate Democrats on legislation to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending.


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Minn.’s Ritchie Appearing Before Congress

Minnesota’s chief elections officer is going before Congress to testify about voter turnout.


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Minn. House Approves Faster Environmental Permits

The Minnesota House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to speed up environmental reviews and permits for businesses and sent it to Gov. Mark Dayton.


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Oberstar Says Another Run Unlikely

Former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar says another run for the 8th district isn’t in his future.


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Bachmann ‘Not Ruling Out’ Presidential Bid

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is the keynote speaker at a GOP event in the early presidential caucus state of Iowa later this month, and a spokesman said Wednesday that the tea party favorite has “not ruled out” a bid for president.


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Kline Pledges To Check Federal Role In Education

The smooth flight through Congress that President Barack Obama’s education plans enjoyed could soon crash into Republican Rep. John Kline, a deficit hawk and retired Marine pilot who once carried the nation’s nuclear launch codes for Ronald Reagan.


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Minn. Senate Republicans To Choose Majority Leader

ST. PAUL (AP) — State Senate Republicans are picking a majority leader for the first time since the early 1970s. The Senate GOP caucus meets privately at the Capitol Friday to organize as the majority […]


Bachman Calls For Democrat Probe

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman is urging fellow Republicans to investigate actions by House Democrats if the GOP wins a House majority in November.