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Bipartisan Bill Seeks To Boost Foreign Adoptions

Amid partisan conflict in Congress, dozens of lawmakers from both parties — including staunch liberals and conservatives — have united behind a bill that supporters say addresses a heart-rending issue beyond politics: the millions of foreign children languishing in orphanages or otherwise at risk because they have no immediate family.

12/25/2013

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12-13-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

How did Minnesota’s Congressional delegation vote on Budget Deal? Listen to the Podcast!

12/13/2013

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10-17-13 Congressman Erik Paulsen Talks With Dave Lee

Upset that Medical Device Tax hasn’t been repealed.

10/17/2013

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Shutdown To End, Default Averted

With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown.

10/16/2013

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Minn. Politicians React To Shutdown Deal

Reaction to the deal is not all over the map, surprisingly. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is expressing optimism that lessons have been learned and this type of crisis will not happen again. Conservatives like Rep. Michele Bachmann say they are not done fighting.

10/16/2013

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Franken Haul Leads As Minn. Candidates Tally Cash

Government dysfunction aside, landing or keeping a job in the Washington power structure can be a pricey endeavor. Candidates for the U.S. House and Senate demonstrated that again Tuesday with fundraising reports showing the collective millions they’ve raised and spent to seek elected office. The reports cover activity from July through September, seed money most will need to remain competitive by the time next fall’s elections roll around.

10/15/2013

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GOP Hopefuls Bunched In Minn. 6th Money Race

None of the would-be successors to retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann has an overwhelming money advantage in Minnesota’s 6th District.

10/15/2013

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Klobuchar Working With GOP Moderates To End Shutdown

A Minnesota senator is one of the key players hammering out a deal that could end the federal government shutdown. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar is helping write a compromised version of a plan drafted by Republican Senator Susan Collins and credited GOP moderates. “We are friends,” Klobuchar said. “Senate Republicans really came to the fore, more moderates, saying ‘We want to work on a compromise,’ and that’s exactly what’s happening today in the Senate.”

10/14/2013

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Resentment On Day 2 Of Shutdown; Politicians Respond

Wednesday marked day two of the federal government shutdown, and there’s growing anger about it. Congress and the President still haven’t come to an agreement, and there are no signs the end will be anytime soon. Meanwhile in Minnesota, top leaders are scrambling to adjust to possible impacts at home.

10/02/2013

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Iowa Senator Quits After Report On Bachmann Money

An Iowa state senator resigned Wednesday after a special investigator found it likely he violated ethics rules by taking money from political entities connected to former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and then denying he’d done so.

10/02/2013

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Iowa Senator Quits After Report On Bachmann Money

An Iowa state senator has resigned after a special investigator found it likely he violated ethics rules by taking money from political entities connected to former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and then denying he’d done so.

10/02/2013

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Good Question: Do Members Of Congress Get Paid During The Shutdown?

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?

10/01/2013

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New Ethics Complaint Filed Against Iowa Senator

A former aide to Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has filed a second ethics complaint against an Iowa state senator, alleging the lawmaker broke Senate rules by seeking payment for political work.

09/16/2013

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Bachmann: Obama Failed To Articulate Why U.S. Military Force Is Needed In Syria

In response to President Barack Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann released a statement, saying not only had Obama failed to provide clear reasoning as to why U.S. military intervention might be needed but that his administration’s handling of the whole situation has been “stunningly incompetent and incoherent.”

09/10/2013

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At A Glance: Minn. Politicians On Syria Strike

Here’s a look at where Minnesota politicians stand in regards to President Obama’s plan to strike the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

09/09/2013

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NEWSCLICK: What If Mitt Romney Were President?

Click the link to vote on today’s NEWS CLICK!

09/04/2013

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Minn. Congress Members Disagree On Syria Response

There appears to be little disagreement about the evidence of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, but amongst Minnesota’s Congressional delegation – there are major differences over what to do about it. At the Minnesota State Fair, members of Congress were giving all sorts of advice. Democrat Keith Ellison says he supports a limited, tactical military response to chemical warfare.

08/30/2013

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Ex-Adviser To Michele Bachmann Selling Book

An ex-adviser to Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential bid is promoting a new book he says provides an insider’s account of that campaign. Peter Waldron’s book “Bachmannistan: Behind the Lines” says it sheds light on illegal and unethical behavior.

08/27/2013

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Minn. 6th District Candidate Krinkie Leaves Tax Group Post

Phil Krinkie says he will leave his post as president of the Minnesota Taxpayers League because of his newly announced run for Congress. But the Republican hasn’t decided if he’ll stay on as a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system trustee. Krinkie, a former state representative, announced last week that he is joining the race for the congressional seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. Krinkie said Monday he was stepping down from the Taxpayers League after leading the anti-tax group since 2007.

07/22/2013

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Aide To Michele Bachmann Charged With Theft

A top aide to congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been arrested and charged with thefts that took place in a House office building. A spokesman for the U.S. Capitol Police says 37-year-old Javier Sanchez of Virginia was arrested last Thursday. Sanchez was a senior legislative assistant to Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican. Her office is in the Rayburn office building, where police say the thefts took place. Sanchez has been charged with theft of money or goods less than $1,000 in value.

07/15/2013

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Reality Check: The Debate Over Food Stamps

Republicans in the U.S. House are promising to swiftly bring a food stamp bill up for a vote. That’s after they stripped food stamps from the 5-year farm bill, and then failed to pass the farm bill, too.

07/15/2013

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Emmer Zooms To Early Lead In Minn. 6th Money Race

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer has an early lead in one aspect of the open-seat race in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District: The chase for campaign dollars.

07/15/2013

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Bachmann’s Presidential Race Debt Almost Gone

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is $30,000 away from extinguishing the debt from her ill-fated presidential campaign. A campaign filing Monday shows she has almost satisfied what had at one point been a debt north of $1 million.

07/15/2013

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Rep. State Sen. Pederson Jumps In 6th District Race

Republican State Senator John Pederson has joined the race to try to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th District. “I have very strong beliefs about the future of our country,” Pederson said. “I believe I have the qualifications that will enable me to effectively represent the interests of the people in the 6th Congressional District.”

07/11/2013

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Iowa Woman Resolves Lawsuit Against Bachmann

An Iowa woman says she has resolved her lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann that accused the former presidential candidate’s campaign of stealing an email list of home school supporters. A lawyer for Barbara Heki, of Johnston, says the case against the Minnesota congresswoman and her senior Iowa campaign aides was dismissed Friday in Polk County District Court. Heki had been a longtime board member of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and volunteered for Bachmann’s 2012 Iowa caucus campaign.

06/28/2013

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