Paul Ryan's Departure Sparks Unrest, GOP Fears Losing HouseWhen House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement decision, he did so on his own terms. The political fallout may not be so easy to control.
Tom Emmer Will Run For Re-ElectionU.S. Rep. Tom Emmer says he'll seek re-election to Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District, turning aside any possibility of another run for governor or for the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Tina Smith.
Rep. Michele Bachmann Gives Farewell SpeechMinnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House. The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C. Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats -- but that she never compromised her beliefs.
US House OKs Bill To Name Post Office For OfficerThe U.S. House has approved a bill to rename the Cold Spring post office in honor of slain police officer Tom Decker. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann led the effort. Bachmann says renaming Decker's hometown post office the "Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office" would be "a fitting tribute to a life well lived and a man greatly missed."
State Sen. Westrom To Announce Congressional Bid Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom plans to announce his bid for the U.S. House on Thursday. Westrom has scheduled appearances in Moorhead and his hometown of Elbow Lake.
What Would A Medical Device Tax Do To MN? Earlier in the day, the U.S. House's plan to end the shutdown included a two-year delay on a medical devices tax, which is a big issue for many Minnesota companies.
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.
Rep. Bachmann Says She Won't Run For Re-ElectionMinnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a tea party favorite, said Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House and said her decision had nothing to do with ongoing investigations over finances related to her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.
A Sampling Of Provocative Rep. Bachmann StatementsHere is a sampling of memorable statements made by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who announced Wednesday she wouldn't seek a fifth term in Congress.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Submits Letter Of ResignationRep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., a once rising political star who has been on a mysterious medical leave for months for treatment of bipolar disorder, has resigned from Congress, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday.
Graves Concedes 6th District Race To Rep. BachmannDemocratic hotelier Jim Graves has conceded the election to incumbent Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, who has now won her fourth term in Congress.
Bachmann Beats Graves In Minn.'s 6th District Republican and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann has beaten Democratic hotelier Jim Graves to win her fourth term in Congress.