The new education secretary has sent mixed signals.
“President Trump will learn an awful lot about what our nuclear capability is… It’s not something that a construction tycoon normally has, all of that stuff. So he’s learning.”
Lewis is set to take on DFL-endorsed candidate Angie Craig, though he may still face opposition in the Republican primary.
The Tea-Party favorite had a stronger quarter than many expected. And while some of his fellow-Republican opponents outraised him, their results were underwhelming.
With new party activists, the big question is one of commitment — whether they stay with the delegate process and show up when and where they say they will.
The GOP field has been messy since Kline announced his retirement last September, but it may narrow soon.
In a 58-minute speech, Obama gave what several lawmakers described as a valediction.
Minnesota representatives sounded optimistic but urgent notes.
The law has essentially cleared its last major hurdle: it now heads to the Senate, where it is virtually guaranteed to advance, and the president has indicated eagerness to sign it.
The compromise bill taking shape restores a lot of power over school accountability to the states. But don’t expect testing to go anywhere.
Allowing someone like Kline — experienced, well-liked, and with a known retirement date — to pick up the gavel would give the House GOP time to sort out a way forward.
Optimism reigned after the House and Senate each passed sweeping education overhaul bills, but finding a compromise between the chambers that’s palatable to the president may be a bridge too far.
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.
Conference committees used to be common for landmark pieces of legislation, but lately, they seem like the latest casualty of Washington gridlock.
In a call with reporters, the 7-term representative said it was “just kind of time” to move on.
Pundits don’t see many opportunities for either party in Minnesota’s U.S. House races for 2016.
As chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee, Rep. John Kline has taken the lead on writing a replacement for the largely unpopular law.
A ruling against the government would mean millions lose health insurance subsidies and give Republicans, led by Rep. John Kline, the best leverage they’ve had in years to make changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Their perspectives range the spectrum from cautious optimism to resigned indignation.