When Congress returns from its Thanksgiving break next week, House and Senate Democrats have a long list of goals to accomplish before Republicans take control of the House in January. Plus: A ruling on Trump’s taxes; Biden’s student loan moratorium; and more.
Omar may be the most affected after the new Congress is gaveled in on Jan. 3. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who hopes to become the next speaker, vowed to strip Omar of her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
State Republicans are non-committal on the former president’s candidacy while Democrats defiantly recall the turmoil of the Trump presidency and the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection.
Emmer was selected majority whip by members of the GOP conference on a second ballot. He would be the third Minnesotan ever to hold the position of GOP whip.
The high court will determine the constitutionality of a 43-year-old federal statute known as the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) that aims to keep children in Native American families or with their tribes whenever possible.
A MinnPost analysis of Tuesday’s vote shows that Craig outperformed Kistner in Dakota County, running well ahead of him in Eagan, Apple Valley and Burnsville, while trailing her Republican challenger, but not by much, in Lakeville.
The Craig/Kistner rematch was characterized by the enormous amount of money that poured into the race by political action committees affiliated by both parties.
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Macalester, Carleton, St. Olaf, the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University all signed on to amicus briefs in support of affirmative action.
To make matters more complicated, Paula Overby, of the Legal Marijuana Now party, will be on the ballot, although she died last month.
A right-wing news site ran a story criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s hiring of private security in response to what the lawmaker has characterized as death threats.
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The candidates vying to represent Minnesota’s First Congressional District differ over issues and argue over those policy differences. But the national parties and interest groups who fund attack ads have largely stayed out of the race.
Companies such as 3M have donated to PACs running attack ads against both Ellison and Schultz.
Although Omar’s popularity ratings were dismal in the state as a whole, the poll showed she could remain very popular in her Minneapolis-based district.
In the most competitive race in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, Democratic Rep. Angie Craig has had a distinct money advantage over GOP challenger Tyler Kistner. Her campaign has raised about $6.4 million to fend off Kistner and had $3 million in cash-on-hand as of Sept. 30.
Plus: Craig, Kistner take aim at each other in debate and Ettinger airs first television commercial