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John Williams Bracket Challenge For 2013-MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL FIGURE IN MINNESOTA-Opening Round Ventura Bracket.

The Former Governor, Jesse Ventura is the #1 Seed in this regional.

03/18/2013

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Ellison’s TV Spat May Prove Lucrative

Sean Hannity’s cable television showdown this week with a Democratic congressman has become more than a verbal schoolyard brawl. It’s a fundraising opportunity.

03/01/2013

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Minnesota Congressman Arrives In Mogadishu

A U.S. congressman visited Somalia’s capital on Tuesday, the first visit in years by a member of Congress to what until recently was considered one of the world’s most dangerous cities.

02/19/2013

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Bus Tour Brings Affordable Housing Message To Mpls.

A historical bus tour is rolling through the Twin Cities Saturday.

01/05/2013

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Minn. Congress Members To Take Oath At U.S. Capitol

Minnesota’s members of Congress who were elected in November are being sworn in at the U.S. Capitol.

01/03/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Procrastinate?

When the U.S. House voted to approve a bill ending the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that took effect on Jan. 1 — the so-called fiscal cliff — they did it with less than 40 hours left in their terms.

01/01/2013

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4 Minn. US Reps. Win Re-Election

Three U.S. representatives from Minnesota have easily won re-election.

11/06/2012

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No Last Debate After Ellison Calls Foe ‘Scumbag’

The Republican congressional candidate in a liberal Minneapolis district wants one last debate after Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison called him a “low-life scumbag” in a debate last week.

10/23/2012

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Minn.’s Ellison Decries Protest Violence In Libya

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison says he is disturbed by attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and that violence is not justified by Muslim anger over a film that ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad.

09/12/2012

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Minn. Congressional Candidate Sued By Consultant

The Republican candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s 5th District was sued Friday by a fundraising consultant claiming he owes her money for work on his campaign.

09/07/2012

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Minn.’s Ellison Wins Democratic Primary

Rep. Keith Ellison has easily defeated two opponents to win the Democratic primary for his Minneapolis-area congressional seat.

08/14/2012

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Reality Check: Why TV Stations Are Running Grisly Political Ads

Many of you let us know you didn’t like the political ads you saw from an obscure Democratic Congressional candidate named Gary Boisclair.

08/08/2012

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Rep. Ellison Calls For ‘Reasonable Gun Controls’ Following Colo. Shooting

A Minnesota congressman is calling for important changes to federal firearm laws in the wake of the movie theater massacre in Colorado.

07/24/2012

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Fellow Minn. Republican Disputes Bachmann Remarks

Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen says the comments made by fellow Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann about Islamic fundamentalists infiltrating high levels of U.S. government are “not appropriate” and “not accurate.”

07/23/2012

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Bachmann Broadens Muslim Brotherhood Allegations

Rep. Michele Bachmann has accused a fellow Minnesota congressman, Democrat Keith Ellison, of having associations with the Muslim Brotherhood, a fundamentalist group with political strength in Egypt.

07/20/2012

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Lawmakers Respond To Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood Claims

“Sinister” and “ugly” are words being used to describe accusations made by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

07/18/2012

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Ellison, DNR Hope To Stop Spread Of Asian Carp

Environmental groups and the DNR joined Congressman Keith Ellison to show support for a plan to stop the spread of Asian carp. The leaping fish consume large amounts of food needed by native fish, and they’re making their way north in the Mississippi River.

05/11/2012

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Rep. Bachmann Makes ‘Tar Baby’ Comment About Obama

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is in hot water after she made a racially tinged comment in a conversation about President Barack Obama.

04/19/2012

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Bubble Barrier May Protect MN Waters From Asian Carp

It may sound like a bubble bath for Asian carp, but the underwater device being tested at a University of Minnesota research lab is hardly meant to be a spa.

03/12/2012

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Rep. Ellison: Burning Korans Not Against Islamic Law

The only Muslim member of Congress is offering a unique perspective on an issue that’s led to deadly protests in Afghanistan.

02/28/2012

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Minnesota Prepares For Voter ID Battle

Minnesota’s nearly three million registered voters must sign a registry when they go to their polling place, but they don’t have to produce photo identification. That, however, might change soon.

02/06/2012

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Lowe’s Stands By Decision To Pull Ads

Home improvement chain Lowe’s plans to stick by its decision to yank its ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims amid growing debate over the move.

12/12/2011

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Poll: Dramatic Divide Over Gay Marriage Amendment

With just a year until next year’s election, a new poll shows a dramatic divide in Minnesota on gay marriage.

11/08/2011

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Congressman Ellison Talks Food Stamp Challenge

It’s a sign of the times. A record 43 million Americans are on food stamps. About 9 percent of Minnesotans — nearly half a million people — depend on food stamps. This week in Washington, D.C., Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has been eating on a food stamp budget of $4.50 a day.

11/02/2011

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