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.
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?
Democratic voters in Minneapolis got together this weekend to pick their preference for the city’s next mayor. They couldn’t reach a decision, but if the recent past is any indication, the next mayor of Minneapolis will be a DFLer. Of the 25 biggest U.S. cities, only Indianapolis and Fort Worth have Republican mayors.
They are both called their husband’s “secret weapons.”
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney continued his Midwestern bus tour on Monday in Wisconsin. He’s hitting small towns in swing states, while honing his campaign message. But there’s another interesting element to this road trip: VP auditions.
Saturday night’s Republican debate in New Jersey, hosted by CBS, gave the presidential candidates a chance to sound off on several political issues in a key voting state.
A second Republican jumped into the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar Monday, and he calls himself ‘an average Joe, literally.