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David Hann no stranger to the hard line

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:10pm
Senate Minority Leader David Hann sees Sir Thomas More as “the patron saint of politicians and statesman.”

‘Minnesota Nice’ governor’s race? Unlikely

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:37pm
Independent expenditure groups now play an increasingly important role in establishing the tone in major races.

What did the primary tell us about November?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:24pm
Sifting through results for general-election clues.

Midwestern candidates cultivate farm vote

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:16pm
For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm.

Marijuana law raises questions for lawyers

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:12pm
Supreme Court asked to clarify ethics rules.

How presidential inexperience in foreign affairs harms the nation

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:38am
Consider the challenges an inexperienced president faces in conducting America’s international affairs.

Back to school: Ellen Anderson finds a new home at U of M’s Energy Transition Lab

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:16pm
During her time in the Legislature, Anderson was known as an expert in renewable energy and authored seven major successful bills on the topic.

Convention focus pays off for Johnson

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:56pm
Facing formidable opposition from Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, and retired venture capitalist Scott Honour, Johnson trumpeted his status as the party’s endorsee throughout the summer-long primary campaign.

Kahn, Loon coast against activist challengers

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:32pm
Two legislative mainstays win primary election challenges as voters appear to be in no mood to stir things up.

Party polarization and the courts

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:51pm
The U.S. Supreme Court term that ended in June is just one example of how polarization is undermining confidence in the judiciary and turning that branch of the government into just another partisan body torn by politics.

Leaders in Public Policy 2014

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:50pm
More than 230 people attended the Politics in Minnesota/Capitol Report Leaders in Public Policy awards celebration at the Saint Paul Hotel on July 17.

Burke gives Wisconsin Dems a new approach

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:37pm
Whether mingling on small-town streets, giving radio interviews or appearing at union hall rallies, Wisconsin candidate Mary Burke speaks in measured tones, saying little that stirs the old partisan passions.

Walker launches ad, says voters have clear choice

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29pm
Walker touted his record of increasing spending for worker training by more than $100 million in his latest television ad, which featured five people saying they recently got jobs.

Why primary results point to good things for DFL

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:06pm
Tuesday’s primary elections did not deliver any surprises or any “big” news, and that is good news for Minnesota Democrats.

Tallying endorsements ahead of primary

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:07pm
Anti-tax and pro-gun organizations are most active among the groups staking their position on contested races.

New Vikings stadium still generating controversy

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:06pm
Over the past two weeks, two separate issues have sparked a resurgence of stadium-related criticism.

St. Paul troubled by DNR river proposal

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:05pm
Staff says limits could affect Ford site, downtown properties.

Data practices law allows job review challenges

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:01pm
Public employees can challenge performance evaluations for “accuracy or completeness," the Supreme Court has ruled.

Obama can’t afford to wage another cold war

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:40pm
There are lessons from the Cold War that could usefully be applied to the foreign-policy challenges the U.S. faces today.

Workforce training, race equity can be unifying priority for ’15

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:48pm
Those of us on the road and vacationing in Minnesota this summer are seeing more “Help Wanted” and “Get Job Applications Here” signs than we’ve seen in many years.