Thursday May 16
House to take up student loan fix
It's a better deal at first, but student loan rates could steadily climb and cost students more over the long haul under the plan House Republicans are considering.
Wed May 15, 2013
Job Corps Hits Turning Point Under Congress' Watch
Casey said the HELP subcommittee he chairs had been told that Job Corps' financial struggles had been resolved, only to hear about enrollment freezes this year.
Tue May 14, 2013
The Miami Herald
House Republicans, White House look to change student loan rates
Republicans in the House of Representatives and President Barack Obama agree in general on what to do with student loan interest rates: Let them vary with the market.
Mon May 13, 2013
U.S. Rep. Paulsen rules out run for Minnesota governor or U.S. Senate
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Paulsen Rules Out Challenge To Franken #MNSen
Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., on Monday ruled out running for governor or Senate next year, leaving Democratic Sen.
Hypothetical Democratic Gerrymander of Minnesota
A drew this map in the hope that it would give Democrats a 7-1 majority. I don't believe Democrats would have any problem splitting Minneapolis.
Fri May 10, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
Student loans: Could GOP, White House strike a compromise on interest rates?
It's dA©jA vu time for college students who are wondering what the interest rates on their federal loans will be for the coming year.
Thu May 09, 2013
Death at School: New Bill Aims to Protect Disabled Kids
Lawmakers re-introduced legislation Thursday aimed at protecting children with autism and other disabilities from being injured in American schools, saying they were hopeful that greater awareness of the dangers of improper use of restraints will give the bill a better chance of passage.
Story | Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans.
Wed May 08, 2013
Warren's First Bill Targets Student Loan Rate Hike
This time, the Massachusetts Democrat is pushing legislation to prevent a scheduled jump in the interest rate on federal student loans that's due to take effect on July 1. Without action, the interest rate would double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
House approves bill to change overtime pay law
The Republican-led House on Wednesday approved a measure that would give private sector workers the option of trading overtime pay for extra time off weeks or months later.
Louisiana school head calls for federal streamlining
WASHINGTON - States should be held accountable for how their school systems perform but need greater flexibility to design the best programs for students, Louisiana's top school official told lawmakers Tuesday.
Tue May 07, 2013
Cantor presses GOP's case on overtime 'flexibility' bill for private sector workers
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor took his effort to improve the life of working Americans to the Washington, D.C. suburbs on Tuesday afternoon.
Mon May 06, 2013
Minnesota congressman's bill hurts workers
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., professes to support working families as a cosponsor of the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 .
Sun May 05, 2013
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson announces he will seek GOP nomination for governor
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, surrounded by family and well-wishers, announced his Republican Party candidacy for Minnesota governor Sunday in Hamel.
Fri May 03, 2013
Rep. John Kline: A Committee Chair in Shadow of House Leadership
When U.S. Rep. John Kline was named chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee in 2011, he became only the fifth Minnesotan to earn a chairmanship in the last half century.
Wed May 01, 2013
Freedom Club 2013: An After-Action Report
Tonight was the Freedom Club's annual dinner. It was, as always, a delightful event.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Hollywood donors line up to assist Al Franken's Senate reelection bid
A slew of Hollywood celebrities, including Tim Meadows, Carl Reiner and Lily Tomlin, have donated this year to Sen.
Minnesota's media fail explained: Bachmann doesn't behave like most politicians
Maybe the problem with Minnesota media's coverage of Rep. Michele Bachmann is that Bachmann doesn't behave like a legislator.
The Washington Post
U.S. deploys small number of troops to war-torn Mali
The Pentagon has deployed a small number of troops to Mali to support allied forces fighting there, despite repeated pledges by the Obama administration not to put "boots on the ground" in the war-torn African country.