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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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Bachmann Campaign Chief, Deputy Leave Top Roles

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann lost her campaign chief Monday, along with his close deputy, in a campaign shake-up that the Minnesota congresswoman’s aides sought to downplay.

09/05/2011

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Bachmann Back In Minn., Speaks To American Legion

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann compared herself Thursday to a female world leader with firm resolve — former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — while trying to convince American veterans that she would make a strong commander in chief.

09/01/2011

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GOP’s Bachmann Touts Jobs Policy On Return To Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is proposing ways to create jobs on her first visit to the leadoff caucus state since winning the state GOP straw poll earlier this month.

08/31/2011

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Bachmann Says She’d Consider Minimum Wage Changes

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Friday she wouldn’t rule out changes to the federal minimum wage as a way to lower the cost of doing business and lure corporations back to the United States.

08/26/2011

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Cravaack Holds Hastily Called Duluth Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has held a hastily called town-hall meeting at the Duluth International Airport.

08/24/2011

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Reality Check: Bachmann’s $2 Gas Claims

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s pledge to bring back $2 gas has the feel of a “chicken in every pot” political promise.

08/23/2011

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Constituents Challenge Cravaack On Jobs, Taxes

Job creation and taxes were on the minds of constituents attending a town hall meeting with Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (krah-VAK’) in Minnesota’s 8th District.

08/10/2011

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Man Arrested In Attack At Iowa Congressman’s Farm

Police in Iowa have arrested one man and are seeking another suspected of being involved in a weekend home invasion at U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell’s farm outside Lamoni.

07/19/2011

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More Hints Of Likely Bachmann Run For President

Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to participate in a presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, a move that further signals the Minnesota Republican expects to be a candidate for the 2012 nomination.

06/02/2011

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Iowa May Be Fertile Ground For GOP’s Bachmann

If there’s any state where Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann could stir the Republican race for president, it’s Iowa.

05/26/2011

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Freshman Rep. Cravaack Defends Medicare Vote

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack explained his vote in favor of a Republican budget plan to a small crowd attending a town hall meeting Wednesday night, saying he wants to protect future generations of Americans from massive debt.

05/19/2011

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Bachmann: Obama Is Wall Street’s Best Friend

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told a South Carolina tax day tea party rally that President Barrack Obama is Wall Street’s best friend.

04/18/2011

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Bachmann Likely To Enter Presidential Race By June

Tea party favorite and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is feeling pressure from the political calendar to rush a decision on a White House bid and may announce her intentions as early as May, one of her top advisers said Thursday.

03/24/2011

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MN House Back To Full Strength As New Rep. Joins

The newest member of the Minnesota House has officially taken office.

02/22/2011

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