What a difference a week in the race for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. A week ago Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was running campaign ads — a recent poll showed she was in a dead heat with Jim Graves the DFL challenger who almost beat her in 2012.
Memorial Day weekend is hardly campaign season so you may have been surprised to see that 18 months before voters go to the polls, Rep. Michele Bachmann is already running campaign ads. It’s an unusual move for any candidate much less one who is a nationally recognized figure.
More hearings are scheduled in Washington this week as Members of Congress continue investigating the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.
On Monday, the Minnesota Senate is expected to vote to legalize gay marriage. And Gov. Mark Dayton has already said he will sign the measure into law.
The scheduled end of the legislative session is just two weeks from Monday and the state legislature is far from a deal on the critical issue of a budget and tax bill.
The democrats may be in control at the state Capitol but they certainly cannot agree on how to solve the state’s budget problems.
As investigators continue to look into the Boston Marathon bombings, questions are growing about whether there was an American intelligence failure.
The U.S. Senate will be taking up a gun control bill that calls for expanding background checks to online and gun show sales.
Aaron Schaffhausen has already pleaded guilty to the stabbing murders of his three daughters at their River Falls home last summer. But what are the chances he will actually be found insane?
This week is the deciding one for a bill to create universal background checks for gun sales in Minnesota.
Three days into the sequester and there are signs that many Americans are not that concerned.
This is the week you will be hearing an awful lot about the sequester. That’s the package of $85 billion in cuts that begin to go into effect on Friday if a deal is not reached between the White House and Republican leaders in Congress.
On Tuesday the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota will host a panel discussion on the future of the Republican Party. With big losses at the federal and state level, it’s a question many Republicans are asking themselves: What policies should the party embrace?
In the coming weeks, Gov. Mark Dayton will be trying to sell his new tax plan. The plan would reduce the current sales tax rate from 6.8 percent to 5.5 percent, while increasing the number of goods and services that will be taxed.
While all eyes will be on Washington Monday for the inauguration, here at home the focus will shift to St. Paul. On Tuesday, Gov. Dayton will present his budget.