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October 15, 2014
Opponent sees Franken as yes-man
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s Republican opponent says that in five years in the U.S. Senate Franken has become the poster child for a do-nothing, superpartisan Congress. Franken disputes the portrait painted by first-time candidate Mike McFadden. The Democratic incumbent...
October 15, 2014 - 8:38pm
October 12, 2014
‘Blue Dog’ vs. ‘Young Gun’
EAST GRAND FORKS — Speaking to a small group gathered at the East Grand Forks American Legion Monday afternoon, Torrey Westrom laid out his platform. The Republican state senator running for Congress wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline, balance the country’s budget, and...
October 12, 2014 - 9:23pm
September 7, 2014
Column: Congress’ whopper of a mess
WASHINGTON — Customers can be so demanding. First they criticized fast-food joints over nutritional content. Now they’re getting picky about tax and labor practices. In recent weeks, consumers and commentators have savaged Burger King over its plan to merge with Tim Hortons,...
September 7, 2014 - 2:20pm
August 19, 2014
Column: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable
QUESTION: What are Inspectors General? ANSWER: Congressional oversight is a primary means for the legislative branch to strengthen our system of checks and balances. In addition to exercising power of the purse and conducting oversight hearings and investigations, lawmakers added...
August 19, 2014 - 3:07pm
August 11, 2014
Column: The CIA’s lack of transparency
WASHINGTON — If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe. The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning their spycraft against the lawmakers who are supposed...
August 11, 2014 - 8:05pm
August 5, 2014
Column: Nixon’s ghost, 40 years on
WASHINGTON — Forty years after he slunk out of office, Richard M. Nixon retains the capacity to astonish and disgust. Just when you thought you could no longer be shocked by Nixon’s willingness to abuse power, his seething resentments and paranoia, and his florid anti-Semitism,...
August 5, 2014 - 8:29pm
July 17, 2014
Farmington leaders offer to host special session
ST. PAUL — Leaders of the southern Twin Cities suburb of Farmington offered Thursday to host a special legislative session to fund flood recovery. “Minnesota has a proud tradition of coming together to provide relief for those in need following natural disasters, and Farmington...
July 17, 2014 - 9:09pm
July 16, 2014
Column: Flavor-of-the-week politics
WASHINGTON — “This is not theater.” That was President Obama’s answer in Dallas last week to critics who said he should have gone to the border to see firsthand the mass immigration of unaccompanied minors that has suddenly seized Washington’s attention. The president...
July 16, 2014 - 8:43pm
April 14, 2014
Column: Invoking Joe McCarthy
WASHINGTON — I have here in my hand a list of six people who think Darrell Issa is a fellow traveler of Joseph McCarthy. I compiled these names while watching Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, lead his panel’s proceedings Thursday to hold...
April 14, 2014 - 7:42pm
March 31, 2014
Fate of key ag deduction is murky
FARGO, N.D. — Area farmers and farm implement dealers continue to press for an extension of a popular federal tax break. But predicting how Congress will respond is difficult, officials say. “It’s hard to know what’s going to be the outcome,” said Rep. Collin Peterson,...
March 31, 2014 - 8:59pm
Walz covers issues in visit to Worthington
WORTHINGTON — Tim Walz said things are starting to warm a little bit — and the U.S. Representative from Minnesota wasn’t only talking about...
March 31, 2014 - 8:43pm
March 27, 2014
U.S. approves Ukraine aid
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives easily passed bills Thursday to provide aid to Ukraine, back a $1 billion...
March 27, 2014 - 8:25pm
February 10, 2014
Congress to investigate rail safety
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns. A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while one in the House will be Feb. 26. Trains hauling crude oil from western North Dakota...
February 10, 2014 - 10:55pm