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Questions by Minnesota's Franken during confirmation hearing resurface and now have Sessions under scrutiny
As deputy chairman, Ellison will keep Mpls. in spotlight.
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez beat U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in a closely fought race to lead the Democratic Party as it tries to figure out how to take on GOP President Trump.
The Minnesota Democratic congressman is putting his career on the line in the race for party chairman this weekend.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is diving into the boiling controversy over Russia and President Donald Trump, vowing to leverage what she said are strong alliances with her Republican colleagues to push for an independent investigation.
Minnesota companies fighting border tax plan that Paulsen supports; he hopes for 'win-win'
WASHINGTON – Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has been collecting national headlines and tweets full of speculation that he should run against President Trump in…
Trump's executive orders and Cabinet nominations have brought a flood of new contact with Minnesota's members of Congress
Hennepin County sheriff, now leading national group, talks opioids and immigration with Trump at White House
Halt to federal funds could affect cleanup of contaminated sites, air quality control.
Millions rally in historic protests against Trump.
The possibility of an open Fifth Congressional District seat is bringing all kinds of DFLers out as potential replacements for U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison if…
Minn. Republicans in DC strike upbeat note, but Democrats hear little to like from Trump
In D.C. debate before leaders, Minnesota congressman touts his organizing track record.
Senator says he'll take life with Trump, GOP majority "one day at a time."
Top Democratic spot may bring conflict with GOP on privatizing veterans' care.
WASHINGTON – Outgoing Republican Rep. John Kline gives up his seat in three days when incoming Republican Jason Lewis gets sworn in on Capitol…
Lewis faces the biggest test of his political career as he must rapidly transition from radio provocateur into a full-time member of Congress.
In an interview with the Star Tribune, Amy Klobuchar acknowledged that many DFLers asked her to run for governor instead of Senate re-election. But she said it's not the right time to walk away from Washington.
The issue is expected to garner bipartisan support, but the details of any plan are hazy. Across the nation, elected leaders are scrambling to find ways to pay for road and bridge repair.
The Minnesotans are among congressional leaders hoping to forestall a reversal of progress in U.S.-Cuban relations over the last two years.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will vacate his congressional seat if he wins the chairman job at the Democratic National Committee, and he conceded that a full-time chair is what the party wanted after the losses of the 2016 elections.
Speaking in Denver to state Democratic Party chairs, Ellison said the DNC job is more important than his seat in Congress, though he continued to insist that he could do both.
The Fifth District congressman says economic populism belongs at core of party's message. But his campaign is facing stiff resistance, including from the White House.
Kevin McLaughlin, deputy executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, essentially had one charge: Keep the upper chamber in Republican hands.
Minneapolis Democrat says turnout is key going forward.
He's expected to decide Monday whether or not to seek the chairmanship.
The battle for Minnesota's northeastern congressional district could come down to mere thousands of votes in what is expected to be among the state's closest U.S. House races.
In the critical final 100 hours of the campaign, thousands turned out to hear Trump at the airport as Clinton campaigned in Ohio and supporters in Minnesota got a boost from Sen. Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum.
New economy tests party loyalties in 8th District.
Rep. Tim Walz would revisit it, while challenger Jim Hagedorn would repeal it.
A majority in the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll also say recent leaks of her paid speeches and hacked e-mails are damaging to her presidential bid.
Statewide, 47 percent of those polled think Trump was wrong to question the legitimacy of the U.S. election system, and the divide is widened by geography.
WASHINGTON – It seems that GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has very few comrades among Republicans in Minnesota. Two weeks after a 2005…
The intense spending highlights that both sides believe the northern Minnesota district is winnable and could become critical in the battle for U.S. House control.
Obama says they need more people like the Minnetonka DFLer in Congress
The former "Saturday Night Live" star has visited nine states this year in an all-out effort to help Clinton get elected, raising money and campaigning in places like New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Los Angeles.
President Obama has a guy who pierces the stressful bubble he inhabits every day. He's constantly at the president's side quietly doing whatever is needed: write a few remarks, lighten the mood with a baseball update or even play a round of golf on the weekend.
Some admonish him for not releasing returns, but others call it a nonissue.
Klobuchar, Franken plan to join veto override on Saudi bill.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and GOP challenger Stewart Mills engaged in a spirited debate Monday in Duluth over health care, energy, higher-education reform and…
Minnesota Poll: She holds a commanding margin in Twin Cities; he has the edge in outlying suburbs and outstate.
WASHINGTON – Usually, an individual person does not inspire a member of Congress to propose federal legislation. But when Marti Priest called the office…
Former players seek research, protections and NHL recognition of links between sports and brain injury.
Stung by the loss of blue-collar jobs, Nolan's northern Minnesota congressional district is a hotbed of Trump support, even among some Democrats.
Among the more than 2,000 who made homes in Minnesota in fiscal 2016, almost 1,100 were Somalis, with 25 from Syria.
The first-term Minnesota congressman is among the few to openly support Trump, highlighting the anxiety many in Congress are feeling.
The former Minnesota Republican faces uncertainty as to whether he will be part of any federal inquiry into the lobbying.
State voters' unease about the trustworthiness of the presidential frontrunners looms large at a pivotal time in the race, according to the latest Minnesota Poll.
Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar both rank in the top 10 most popular senators in the high chamber, according to a poll by Morning Consult.
WASHINGTON – The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has been interested in installing solar panels on the reservation — which has soaring northern sun…
It appeared the justices want to clear up the Fourth Amendment argument against unreasonable searches.
The ruling in the case to be heard Wednesday could touch thousands of the state's motorists each year in DWI stops, attorneys say.
The 17 delegates pledged to Marco Rubio will wield enormous power in deciding whether GOP front-runners Donald Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz lock up the party nomination.
The Minnetonka senator's team is planning to launch her campaign Saturday at the local Senate convention.
Classified 28-page document would shed more light on who backed the terrorists and their attacks on the U.S.
The U.S. Senate vote to buttress security at the nation's airports comes as the Twin Cities airport is still reeling from long waits in March for screening.
The Leech Lake Reservation school gained national attention for poor conditions.
Travel paid by interest groups is legal, but some call it peddling influence.
WASHINGTON – Republican Stewart Mills III has cut his hair short. He has sold his family’s successful home improvement and outdoor retailer. And now…
The historic trip will help efforts to lift the trade embargo, they say.
President Obama and 40 members of Congress visited Havana this week.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison has taken his liberal-leaning viewpoint — oft touted on cable television and seen in Twin Cities media outlets —…
With increased passenger traffic and a short supply of security screeners, stress levels are climbing.
The Minnesotans in Congress were invited as part of an aggressive push on Capitol Hill to get Congress to lift the Cuban trade embargo.
Donald Trump's surging candidacy is causing angst in many GOP congressional districts as the brash billionaire's rhetoric risks alienating affluent conservative suburban voters.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said federal officials have not caught up with the security screener hiring they are authorized to do.
Many fellow GOPers support trade pact that's unpopular on Iron Range.
Panel of scholars calls holdup unconscionable.
Dayton asked president for help as Iron Range hardship continues.
Republican works to lift embargo in visit to Florida, heart of U.S. Cuban community.
Anti-Muslim fears add new tension in national races.
WASHINGTON – For 96-year-old Betty Wall Strohfus, the barrier to Arlington National Cemetery represents just one more battle in her lifetime push for gender…
Governor, two senators stressed importance of nonstop flight to state's economy.
Embattled administrator likely to keep St. Paul post after appeal of reassignment to Arizona.
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