Jim Spencer

Washington Correspondent
Phone: 202-383-6123
Jim Spencer works in the Star Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau. He covers the intersection of Minnesota businesses and industry with national politics, legislation and regulation. Spencer has more than three decades’ experience as a news reporter, columnist, feature writer and sports writer.

Recent content from Jim Spencer

Free trader Bill Frenzel confronts Americans' fear of open markets

Former U.S. representative who helped pass NAFTA calls it “the gold standard of trade treaties.”

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 04:47 PM

Judge pushes Medtronic Infuse case closer to trial in Hennepin County

Judge says Medtronic can be sued on charges that it manipulated research and misled doctors about dangers of off-label uses.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 06:22 AM

Target subcontractor may have provided access to system

The chairman of the House subcommittee investigating theft said he suspects “a process failure.” A blog report identified a vendor.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 10:01 AM

Feb. 4: Target gives new details on data theft

Senators at a hearing in Washington press Target, Neiman Marcus execs on speed they notified customers.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 10:39 PM

Target CFO will face Congress over data breach on Tuesday

Chief financial officer John Mulligan will testify before Senate, House committees about details of massive customer information theft.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 10:48 AM

Senate poised to pass farm bill

Five-year, trillion-dollar deal will set agriculture and food policies.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 05:36 PM

Klobuchar asks NFL to address sex trafficking around Super Bowl

It is difficult to quantify how much sex trafficking the Super Bowl attracts. Klobuchar points to a 2011 study in Dallas that showed a 272% increase in “escort” ads in the weeks leading up to the game.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 01:15 PM

Minnesota farmers welcome certainty, substance of farm bill

Reshaped policies end subsidies, enhance insurance, cut food stamps.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 09:56 AM

Farm bill positioned for passage in House, Senate

House leaders of both parties have signaled their support for the 949-page bill.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 08:34 PM

Pawlenty pushes information sharing in response to Target breach

Financial Services Roundtable chief says his organization looks to “sophisticated simulations” to find ways to protect consumer information.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 06:03 AM

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