Minnesota Politicians Respond To Obama's Final SOTUPresident Barack Obama's final State of the Union address struck an optimistic tone, combining an ambitious agenda with hope for the future. But he was less positive about the current state of things in Washington. A number of Minnesota politicians also offered their take on Obama's address.
Boehner Exit Shocks Minnesota LawmakersA Minnesota Republican who was long aligned with departing House Speaker John Boehner says he's shocked and saddened by his decision to leave Congress. Rep. John Kline said Friday that Boehner will be missed in Washington and the Ohio congressman's resignation will leave a "tremendous void" in the House.
Smaller-Than-Expected Field For Rep. Kline's Seat Grows By 1An open congressional seat once expected to set off a stampede of hopefuls so far hasn't attracted many candidates. Former Republican state Sen. John Howe announced his campaign for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District Tuesday.
McFadden Opts Against Run For Kline's Seat In CongressFormer U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he won't run for Congress. McFadden was one of several Republican contenders weighing a bid to replace Rep. John Kline, who announced his plans to retire this month.
State Senator Seen As Congressional Contender Bypasses RaceState Sen. Dave Thompson has ruled out a run for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, taking a candidate viewed as a GOP contender out of the mix. Thompson announced Friday that he won't seek to succeed Republican Rep. John Kline in the competitive district south of the Twin Cities.
John Kline Not Seeking Re-Election In 2016Rep. John Kline announced Thursday he won't seek re-election in 2016, after serving in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district since 2002.
From The Apple Valley Track To West PointJennifer Suter is the future of the American military. All 5-foot-2, 125 pounds of her is headed to West Point.
Bills Would Drop Federal Protections For Wolves In 4 StatesGray wolves in Wyoming and three Great Lakes states would lose court-ordered protection under legislation proposed in Congress, the latest offensive in a 12-year battle over whether the predator species is secure enough to allow hunting and trapping or should retain its federal shield.
2 Early Challengers In Kline's 2nd DistrictMinnesota Rep. John Kline will see challenges from both sides of the aisle if he chooses to run for re-election in 2016. A vice president at a medical device company and Kline's challenger in the 2014 Republican primary both announced Monday they will run for 2nd District seat.
Bill Maher Visits MN To 'Flip A District' Against KlineEven comedian Bill Maher acknowledges his decision to try to oust Minnesota Rep. John Kline is a long shot. Maher picked the six-term Republican for his "Flip A District" contest live on his "Real Time with Bill Maher" show last month. He's set to travel to Northfield Tuesday evening for two events to put pressure on Kline.
Bill Maher's 'Flip A District' Targets Rep. John KlineBill Maher, host of the HBO series "Real Time with Bill Maher," announced that Rep. John Kline (R-MN) of Minnesota's 2nd congressional district is who he plans to target for his "Flip a District" campaign.
Talking Points: Russian Aggression & The MH17 TragedyOn Wednesday of last week, President Barack Obama announced economic sanctions to punish Russia for supplying arms to the rebels in Ukraine. The very next day the Malaysian Airliner was shot down.