In general, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is well-liked among the different wings of the fractious GOP conference, from moderates to the far-right Freedom Caucus.
An open congressional seat represents a rare opportunity for an ambitious politician, yet few have declared for Rep. John Kline’s vacated seat.
Looking back over his tenure as speaker, Kline emphasized that Boehner got a lot done in spite of a number of obstacles.
Minnesota’s members of Congress agreed after his historic speech: it’s not worth trying to paint Pope Francis’ politics into a corner — and that’s not the point, anyway.
The iconic 1976 animation describing how a bill becomes a law bears only scant resemblance to the process as it functions — or dysfunctions — today.
Conference committees used to be common for landmark pieces of legislation, but lately, they seem like the latest casualty of Washington gridlock.
While agencies don’t anticipate an immediate upswing in refugees, Minnesota’s history and current conditions may make it an attractive place to settle in the long run.
History is littered with the remains of failed presidential candidacies. What makes Pawlenty’s so special?
As a result, voters in Minnesota can expect to see an enormous amount of time, attention, and money spent on the race for the seat.
Though there isn’t exactly a widespread movement backing it, Rep. Keith Ellison has been impressed with high-schoolers’ command of the issues and would like to see the change.
Even before the Planned Parenthood videos raised conservatives’ ire, Congress was facing a “perfect storm” of deadlines and legislative needs this fall.
In a call with reporters, the 7-term representative said it was “just kind of time” to move on.
For some of Minnesota’s representatives in Congress, connections to presidential candidates are strong, going back years — and may give clues how Minnesota leaders will figure into the 2016 race.
The Eden Prairie Republican wants to fix the tax code and federal health policy — one tiny detail at a time.
Being in Congress is a grind, but the travel is a nice perk.
Klobuchar is the sponsor of a bill to officially lift the trade embargo on Cuba.
Senators and House members tend to fill the weeks with meetings, fundraisers, business trips — and maybe a little R&R.
The 114th Congress has had its high points and its low points.
Many in D.C. agree: they’ve never witnessed President Obama work Congress this hard — ever.
“To bait and kill a threatened animal,” McCollum said, “like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty.”