STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Ron Paul adds mystery to GOP convention
Minnesota Republicans gather in St. Cloud this morning, with the official main event picking a candidate to face Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
But the main undercurrent may be how Ron Paul supp... Posted on 5/18/12 at 3:28 AM
Rep. Kevin Cramer’s argument on this page is strong. But it lacks one key element: Significant Democratic support. If the House Republicans’ food-stamp reforms fail (and with them, the Farm Bill), that will be the key reason why.
Andrea Kieffer, the House lawmaker from Woodbury who retained her seat in 2012 against a statewide DFL tidal wave, then broke Republican Party ranks with her support of legalizing gay marriage, will not seek a third term.
Just over a week ago, Minnesota announced that its schools were repaid an additional $636 million at the end of the 2013 fiscal year. Nearly $2.6 billion of the $2.8 billion owed to our students and their schools has been paid back — more than 90 percent.
House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break the gridlock that threatens the nation with an unprecedented default in as little as a week, officials said Wednesday night.
A committee of 100 was formed 50 years ago with Don Brusegaard of Gilby, N.D., as chairman. The committee would back the independent candidacy of the late John Scott in an Oct. 22, 1963, special election for the U.S. House. He was seeking to fill the seat vacated by the death of Hjalmer Nygaard.
First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes "the more families will be hurt."
David Espo and Donna Cassata
, October 01, 2013
Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House pushed legislation toward passage Saturday night imposing a one-year delay on parts of the nation's new health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.
When Dwight Eisenhower asked Gen. Georgy Zhukov how the Red Army cleared minefields, Zhukov replied: “We march through them.” Being profligate with lives is a perquisite of command and a luxury of those with an abundance of lives at their command.
GOP leaders eager to avoid blame for a possible government shutdown next month appear confounded by conservatives' passion for using fast-approaching deadlines to derail the implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law.
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