Wednesday Dec 4
For expert testimony, Congress has its own go-to guy
Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin has testified before House committees more than any other non-governmental witness this year, according to a USA TODAY analysis.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Franken in trouble in MN for 2014?
Don't get too excited about the latest St. Cloud State University poll in Minnesota , but it does at least offer a glimmer of hope for a Minnesota Republican Party that still finds itself in financial and organizational straits.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
One party rule
Americans should remember just how many rules, standards, and traditions had to be twisted or bulldozed in order for the Affordable Care Act to become law.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Politicians aren't getting love from MN, says SCSU poll
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The best in politics know better than to fall in love with a poll number, because what goes up must come down over and over again.
Obenshain Has Chance to Reverse Virginia Results in Recall
Republican Mark Obenshain has an uphill battle in the recall count for the Virginia attorney general race after the state board of elections on Monday officially certified Democrat Mark Herring the winner by 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast, but history shows that it is not an impossible task.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
A former Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman is lobbying on the farm bill. Now at Lincoln Policy Group, ex-Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Robert Holifield, once staff director for the panel, are watching the massive bill for CropLife America, a trade group for the crop protection industry.
Franken Challenger Says Minnesota GOP 'Starting to Unify'
The candidate: Republican state Sen. Julianne Ortman The member: First-term Sen. Al Franken , D-Minn.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Wall Street Journal Editorial: If a Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Blame Obamacare
If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. And then a straw, a napkin, a mirror, and so on.
Support for Health Care Law makes Minnesota Senator target for Repulicans
Republicans preparing to challenge U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., next year may not have a leading candidate, but they believe they've been handed a gold-plated issue in the tumultuous rollout of President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
GOP targets Franken over shaky 'Obamacare' rollout
The Minnesota Democrat, facing re-election to the Senate, ups his fundraising goal as Republicans mount a new line of attack.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Va. AG: When voters don't decide
In fact, we may see partisan operatives determine the winner in the razor-thin race for Virginia's attorney general.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Close, Closer, Closest: A Guide To Election Photo Finishes
Democrat Al Franken, with his wife Frannie, meet reporters and a small gathering of supporters at their house in Minneapolis on June 30, 2009, after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Democrat in the Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman.
Are Democrats trying to steal the attorney general election in Virginia?
With photo finishes possible in several states, observers on both sides of the political aisle scrutinize provisions for rechecking vote tallies.
Norm Coleman Lobbied for Employment Non-Discrimination Act
After Senate passage of the federal Employment Non-discrimination Act, a lobbying firm registered a former Senator to lobby on the bill, listing an effective date of the registration as a month earlier.