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Good Question: Who Makes Up Our Congress?

On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden swore in 71 new members to the 114th Congress, including the first Black Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Utah. This group of 535 people is now the most diverse in U.S. history.

01/07/2015

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VP Biden To Hold Rally For Nolan In Hibbing

Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Minnesota’s Iron Range to hold a get-out-the-vote rally this week.

10/20/2014

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STATE FAIR PODCAST! Dave Lee-Day 1 8-21-14

Some of the highlights of an action packed Thursday…Thanks Mother Nature! Click the link above to listen back.

08/21/2014

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‘Getting Better Every Day': Mondale Makes 1st Public Appearance In 7 Weeks

Former Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale made his first public appearance in seven weeks Tuesday. Steady and strong sounding, he’s back to teaching a class at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and he still has an edge. The liberal former Vice President is teaming up with one of the most conservative Republican members of Congress, James Sensebrenner of Wisconsin.

04/01/2014

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Biden Touts Health Care Coverage In Minn. Visit

Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a Minneapolis coffee shop, where he met with a handful of women who got insurance under the federal health care law.

02/19/2014

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VP Biden Headed To Minn. For Democratic Fundraiser

Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Minnesota for a fundraiser for the national Democratic Party. Biden is due at a Democratic National Committee event in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, a DNC official said Wednesday. The White House also confirmed that Biden would be in Minnesota that day. The fundraising trip was first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. An invitation obtained by the newspaper seeks contributions of up to $32,400. The fundraiser is being held at the Minneapolis restaurant owned by Gov. Mark Dayton’s sons.

02/05/2014

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Former 2nd Lady Joan Mondale Dies At Age 83

Joan Mondale, the wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, has died. Officials at Westminster Presbyterian Church said she died Monday afternoon. She was 83.

02/03/2014

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Mondale Family: Joan Mondale Enters Hospice Care

The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale has entered hospice care. A statement released Sunday on behalf of the Mondale family says Joan Mondale entered hospice care Friday. The statement was released by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, where the Mondales have been longtime members.

02/02/2014

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VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN’s 8th

A candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.

10/10/2013

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Opinion: Biden in 2016?

Can anyone other than Vice President Joe Biden himself imagine Joe Biden as a presidential candidate after all we’ve learned about him in the past four years while he has sat one heartbeat away from the presidency?

11/06/2012

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Vikings To Host 1 Of 2 NFL Games In London In 2013

The Minnesota Vikings will be hosting a game at London’s Wembley Stadium next year.

10/14/2012

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George Pillsbury, Former Senator, Dies At 91

He was a philanthropist and long-time state senator — Sunday morning people are remembering George Pillsbury.

10/14/2012

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Opinion: Joe Biden Schooled Paul Ryan With Facts And Substance

Mitt Romney’s apprentice salesman stepped on the stage last night and delivered his talking points, but little more. Throughout the night, Joe Biden delivered lesson after lesson to the ambitious young Congressman from Wisconsin.

10/12/2012

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Opinion: Ryan-Biden Vice Presidential Debate Necessarily Spirited

Both candidates did what they had set out to do. Biden reached out to his base, and Ryan spoke to those who don’t like the direction the country is headed. Republicans are likely not happy that Ryan didn’t deliver the knock-out debate Mitt Romney did a week ago while Democrats are, as previously stated, ecstatic Biden didn’t have a bad night.

10/12/2012

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North Hennepin Community College Welcomes Jill Biden

The wife of Vice President Joe Biden knows very well what life is like on a community college campus, and she seemed to feel right at home at North Hennepin Community College.

09/14/2012

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Biden Is Back As Wis. Takes On Added Importance

Vice President Joe Biden was back campaigning in Wisconsin on Thursday. The Vice President spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this morning. It was his second visit to the state this month.

09/13/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan And His Little White Lies

While Paul Ryan is entitled to his own opinions, he is not entitled to his own facts. He lied to America about Medicare. He lied to America about the debt commission. He really lied to America about the stimulus and America’s debt rating.

08/30/2012

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Opinion: Akin Incident Shows Contrast Between The Republicans And Democrats

Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.

08/23/2012

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Biden In Minneapolis: Wall St. Reform Critics ‘Squealing Pigs’

Vice President Joe Biden is defending the Obama administration’s efforts to reform Wall Street — and comparing Republican critics of the law to “squealing pigs.”

08/21/2012

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Opinion: Will Hillary Save The White House For Obama?

With President Barack Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden messing up more and more on the campaign trail as time passes, rumors of Biden being sent home to Delaware for good have abounded since last Friday. Will Hillary Clinton step into his place to save the White House for Obama and the Democrats?

08/20/2012

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VP Joe Biden To Campaign In Minneapolis, Rochester

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Minneapolis and Rochester on Tuesday, Aug. 21. for campaign events.

08/18/2012

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Opinion: Joe Biden’s Asinine Comments Aren’t Cute Anymore

The fact that Joe Biden is only a heartbeat away from the presidency should not only scare the hell out of every American, it should be reason enough for the Romney-Ryan ticket to win the 2012 election by a landslide.

08/16/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.

08/15/2012

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Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

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Opinion: Romney Tries To Reboot Losing Campaign With Ryan Pick

After months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.

08/13/2012

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