Monday Apr 14
Franken: $5.9M in campaign funds
According to Franken's campaign, 97 percent of the Democrat's contributions were for $100 or less and included more than 25,000 first-time donors.
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Monday Apr 14
Left, right join to seek GOP support for gays at work
An unlikely coalition aiming to expand workplace protections for gay and lesbian employees is seeking support from a small group of Republican congressmen, including Minnesotan Erik Paulsen.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Democrats take pass on Paulsen challenge
For the third election cycle in a row, they have failed to persuade big-name candidates to take on 3rd District congressman.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Another flight, another Louisiana congressman/doctor provides emergency medical care
Three days after Rep. Bill Cassidy , R-Baton Rouge, treated a sick airline passenger, his House colleague, John Fleming , R-Minden, did the same thing.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Paulsen calls for criminal investigation of former IRS official
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Wed Apr 09, 2014
HOH: Democrats Hustle to Secure 2nd Annual Capital Soccer Classic Win
House Democrats just barely edged out their GOP counterparts Tuesday to clinch the 2nd Annual Capital Soccer Classic, a friendly contest that featured few score changes during regulation play but threatened to become a nail-biter toward the end.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Talking Points: Child Sex Trafficking & Backpage.com
The FBI has ranked Minneapolis as the 13th worst center in the nation for child sex trafficking.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
US regains jobs lost in recession
Reps. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., left, and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., confer during a meeting of the Joint Economic Committee on Friday.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Lawmakers Analyze Latest Jobs Report
Lawmakers are scrutinizing the latest jobs report. Only 74-thousand jobs were added to the economy last month, well below expectations.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Palin endorses Ortman's U.S.Senate bid
Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed GOP U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman, who is running in a crowded field of Republicans angling to unseat Democratic Sen. Al Franken .
Free trade fight yields strange alliances
Likewise, Republican Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline rarely back a Barack Obama initiative while Democratic Reps.
Sat Mar 22, 2014
House-Senate impasse on aid to jobless has workers in limbo
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid looks at a count of Americans affected by the loss of long-term unemployment benefits, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 6, 2014.