The biggest and most surprising political story of the week is that former WCCO Anchor Don Shelby is considering running for Congress against Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District.
In the coming weeks and months you will hear more about one of the most unusual elections in Minnesota history — the November 2013 Minneapolis mayor’s race. It’s going to be different because the person who comes in first may not be the winner in the end.
In the coming months, 1.3 million Minnesotans are expected to sign up to get health coverage through MNsure.
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a key amendment to an Immigration reform bill Monday. It would create a “pathway to citizenship” for 11 million people who came here illegally.
Saturday’s DFL Convention in Minneapolis failed to nominate a candidate for mayor. That means that all six DFL candidates are expected to run in the November election.
The man who leaked the information about U.S. surveillance programs has come forward — voluntarily.
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.
By Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden will present his recommendations to curb gun violence to the president.
If you think this past week’s fiscal cliff deal puts an end to the partisan grid lock in Washington, guess again.
After each and every mass shooting, there is the inevitable discussion of changes in our gun laws. But with this tragedy and the loss of so many very young lives, it appears the discussion is one that may last beyond the news cycle of a few days, or even a week.
Negotiations will continue this week in Washington as lawmakers try to avoid the so called fiscal cliff, that could result in dramatic tax increases for all Americans as well as sharp across the board cuts to everything from schools, to the military to social programs.