Minn. Representatives Join Pelosi On Rare Visit To TibetU.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of congressional Democrats on a rare trip by foreign politicians to Tibet, during a visit to China that included meetings with officials in Beijing.
Bachmann Ready To Leave Congress, But Not Politics An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang.
Reality Check: GOP Ad Linking Collin Peterson To Nancy PelosiNational Republicans are targeting Minnesota's 7th District with a barrage of last-minute TV ads. That's where Democratic U.S. Representative Collin Peterson is facing off with Republican Torrey Westrom.
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Reality Check: The Debate Over Food StampsRepublicans 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.
Rep. Kline In DFL CrosshairsDemocrats in the U.S. House think they can win the 2nd District seat held by six-term Republican Congressman John Kline. But Kline has proved to be an unusually resilient congressman. Winning the seat is a lot easier said than done. Kline once won an election by as many as 23-percentage points, and he’s chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee.
Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On WomenShe will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Bachmann Faces Re-election Challenges Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's tendency to cause a ruckus on Capitol Hill made her a tea party sensation. Her bulging campaign treasury and conservative district make her a clear favorite to win a fourth House term on Election Day, despite her Democratic rival's attempts to turn her won't-budge philosophy into a liability.
Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.
Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The DefensiveWhat a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans' star-packed convention in Tampa.
Opinion: Obama Avoids The Issues With Negative CampaignBeing president does not give a person license to disrespect opponents, and the disrespect and intolerance from Obama when a different opinion is expressed has been atrocious.
Opinion: Obama Should Release His College TranscriptsForget Romney’s taxes that will simply confirm his wealthy. Let’s see Obama’s college transcripts and find out what is necessary for him to hide.