Politics in Minnesota

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Rocky road ahead in transportation debate?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:11pm
Tuesday’s elections have shaken up the debate over how Minnesota should pay for its transportation system.

Lazich elected Wisconsin Senate president

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:05pm
Republican Sen. Mary Lazich will become the first woman state Senate president in Wisconsin history.

Immigration: Obama’s wedge issue

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:04pm
Obama effectively pledged to drive a political wedge into the new Republican majority when he said he’d act unilaterally to ease life for undocumented immigrants.

Why Obama won’t end up vetoing lots of new bills

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:00pm
Sometimes filibuster amnesia strikes pundits in the middle of a column.

Flipping the House

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:58pm
Tuesday's election is on track to give Republicans a 72-60 majority in the lower chamber, and would signal a near-reversal of the 73-61 majority Democrats won in 2012.

In statewide races, a DFL sweep

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:35pm
The GOP managed to wrest control of the House from the DFL, but that is scant solace given that the party won’t have another chance at statewide office until 2018.

Voters approve $438M in school projects

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:33pm
School construction projects fared well at the polls Tuesday.

Midterms are old news; GOP targets Clinton

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:30pm
Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party’s top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton

The moderates won on Tuesday

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:25pm
Of those who show up at the polls, swing voters, not the party base, determine elections in our new political system.

What the 2014 elections taught us

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:20pm
The defining message of the 2014 elections was that there was none.

All eyes on the House

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:28pm
Will the Republican Party of Minnesota overcome recent struggles and wrest back control of the lower chamber, thus ending the state’s two-year experiment with single-party control?

Parties, outside groups pour money into swing districts

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:22pm
The Democrats’ central party fund spent some $2.2 million on independent expenditures and had about $440,000 cash on hand as of the Oct. 20 reporting date, which edges out Republican numbers.

Senate building, Capitol projects advance

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:14pm
Four months after surviving a legal challenge from a former state lawmaker, the four-story Senate building is rising up on a former surface parking lot.

Hillary Clinton praises possible primary rivals

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:18pm
Clinton spoke highly of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who are among the names suggested for possible presidential competitors in 2016.

NAIOP looks ahead to its legislative priorities

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:07pm
Transportation funding and estate taxes among concerns of real estate association.

Why I’m not celebrating a Republican victory yet

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:58am
If three Republican Senate candidates lost — because of better-than-expected Democratic turnout, last-minute shifts in the race, or dumb luck — Republicans would come up just short of a majority.

Win or lose, Republicans are still big wreck

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:25am
The GOP base appears no less irate than at any other moment in the Obama era, and the party leadership’s plans look no more coherent or calibrated to the times.

Thissen: ‘People see we’re making progress’

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:46pm
The Minnesota House speaker is confident the DFL will retain the majority even though conservatives are hopeful of their odds to regain control after two years.

In Ebola politics, a tale of two races

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:31pm
The deadly disease originating in Africa is an issue with scant traction in governor’s campaign, but the Senate challenger is using it as a cudgel.

Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:18pm
Four years after she was shot in the head and went on to inspire millions with her recovery, Gabby Giffords continues to push for tighter gun-control laws, but few candidates are willing to rally to her cause.