Wis. Congressman Paul Ryan Declares Candidacy For House SpeakerRep. Paul Ryan is formally declaring his candidacy for speaker of the House after getting unified support from across the Republican conference.
House Conservatives Back Ryan, Opening Door To A New SpeakerBacked by a majority of the pugnacious House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Paul Ryan seems all but assured of becoming the next House speaker, an ascension Republicans hope would end a month of political pandemonium that has made Congress and the GOP seem anarchic.
Paul Ryan Reiterates He's Not Interested In Being SpeakerU.S. Rep. Paul Ryan does not want to be speaker of the House. The Wisconsin Republican on Thursday issued a statement saying he was disappointed in Rep. Kevin McCarthy's surprise decision to withdraw from the contest to replace Rep. John Boehner.
Good Questions: Chef's Hats, Apples, The Speaker Of The House Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores chefs hats, apples and the speaker of the house.
Rep. Paul Ryan Not Interested In Replacing Boehner As House SpeakerRep. Paul Ryan is not interested in replacing Rep. John Boehner as speaker of the House of Representatives. Boehner announced Friday that he will be resigning at the end of October. Ryan's spokesman says the Republican from Janesville is not interested in the post.
John Kline Not Seeking Re-Election In 2016Rep. John Kline announced Thursday he won't seek re-election in 2016, after serving in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district since 2002.
Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline BillPresident Barack Obama will veto a Republican bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House is indicating Obama will quickly veto it in private over Republican lawmakers' urging that he sign it.
McCollum To Skip Netanyahu Speech To CongressU.S. Rep. Betty McCollum says she'll skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress next month.
Obama Rips GOP In Election-Year Economic SalvoBlasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November. Obama's remarks at a picturesque lake in Minneapolis were billed by the White House as a speech on the economy.
Borlaug, 'U' Grad & Green Revolution Pioneer, Immortalized At US CapitolThe father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease resistant and high-yielding.
Obama Pardons Turkeys As Part Of Annual RitePresident Barack Obama spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven Wednesday, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
Peterson Hopeful For Passing Farm Bill This Summer An influential Minnesota voice on agriculture says he's hopeful that Congress will pass a new farm bill this summer after efforts last year failed.
Rep. Michele Bachmann To Attend Thatcher's FuneralMinnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was chosen Monday to be part of the congressional delegation headed to London for the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Obama Phones Minn. Residents, Talks Fiscal CliffPresident Barack Obama is ramping up efforts to force Congress to make a deal.
Pawlenty: Boehner's Latest Budget Plan Falls ShortRepublican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says House GOP leaders' latest deficit-reduction plan doesn't go far enough.