Corey Mitchell

Reporter | Washington Bureau
Phone: Washington: 202-383-6121 Minneapolis: 612-673-4491
Corey Mitchell covers Minnesota-related issues in Congress.

Recent content from Corey Mitchell

Hotdish Politics: With Judiciary Committee drawing attention, Franken and Klobuchar are, too

Sen. Al Franken ducks it.Sen. Amy Klobuchar embraces it.This year, both have had their share of national attention and are...

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 08:34 PM

Rep. Keith Ellison autobiography set for September release

The Minneapolis-based Democrat is the latest in a long line of political figures to pen a memoir.

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 08:07 PM

May 2: Iowa panel seeks investigation of ex-Bachmann aide

Probe will look into claims against Iowa state senator

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 05:58 AM

Minnesota Rep. John Kline is chair, but title holds less power

Over the past half-century, only five members of Congress from Minnesota — Kline, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and former congressmen Jim Oberstar, Martin Sabo and John Blatnik — have led House committees. But the jobs aren’t what they used to be.

Updated: April 28, 2013, - 08:38 PM

Minneapolis marketing firm CEO was big donor to Obama fund

Minneapolis firm’s founder, once guilty of “theft by swindle,” gave $225,000 in January for Obama’s second inauguration.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 11:00 PM

Republicans make U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson an early target

The long-serving conservative congressman laughed off a TV ad attack 18 months before elections.

Updated: April 19, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Privately funded travel by Congress dipped in 2012

Private groups spent almost $3.7 million to send members of Congress and staff on trips in 2012, a 38 percent...

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 08:05 PM

From target to teacher, Tim Walz takes on prominent role

House Democratic leaders have a new assignment for Walz: Take the helm of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline Program, mentoring Demo­crats in competitive districts from California to Connecticut in preparation for 2014’s midterm elections.

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 08:48 PM

Lame-duck Cravaack handed out large raises to his staff

The average three-month salary for full-time staff in Cravaack’s office rose 93 percent, from $12,269 to $23,722, in the fourth quarter of the year, with most of the increases coming in November — when he lost his re-election bid.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 11:15 PM

Minnesota evangelicals, business leaders press for immigration reform

Evangelicals and business leaders say a policy that includes tighter borders and a path to citizenship will benefit the GOP.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 11:53 PM

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