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April 18, 2018
U.S. Reps. Tim Walz, left, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota talk Aug. 3, 2017, at Farmfest. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, they spoke against a Republican-written farm bill that they said could cut people off food stamps. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Partisan split threatens federal farm bill
April 18, 2018 - 4:25pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 11, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Al Drago.
Paul Ryan moves to shore up his staying power a week after announcing his retirement
April 18, 2018 - 7:58am
April 17, 2018
Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, in July 2017. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Oliver Contreras
GOP Rep. Charlie Dent will leave Congress within weeks, potentially setting up special election
April 17, 2018 - 11:08am
April 14, 2018
Eighth District DFL congressional candidate Leah Phifer speaks at the DFL district convention in Duluth Saturday, April 14. Phifer was one on five candidates competing for the party's nomination at the convention. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
8th DFL headed to primary: Convention produces no endorsed candidate
April 14, 2018 - 9:51pm
April 13, 2018
Senators have more money now. Will they finally pay their interns?
April 13, 2018 - 9:59am
April 12, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, April 11, 2018.   (Lawrence Jackson/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Analysis: No, Mark Zuckerberg, we're not really in control of our data
April 12, 2018 - 1:29pm
April 10, 2018
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg waits for a Senate committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to begin Tuesday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez
Zuckerberg tells Congress 'we didn't do enough' to prevent privacy crises that rock Facebook
April 10, 2018 - 5:36pm
April 7, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) speaks during a ceremony where leaders of the House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the members of the Office of Strategic Services, on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. From left: Ryan, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (Tom Brenner/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
Congress is back at work, without much legislating on the agenda
April 7, 2018 - 3:27pm
April 6, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Rep. Blake Farenthold, facing ethics probe, abruptly resigns
April 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
April 4, 2018
Jason Metsa
Mining separates Minn. 8th district DFL candidates
April 4, 2018 - 10:59pm
March 23, 2018
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt listens during a late-February 2018 legislative committee hearing. He says he does not plan to run for higher office. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minnesotans look to Washington
March 23, 2018 - 2:40pm
March 21, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) heads to a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 21, 2018. With government funding set to run out this weekend, congressional leaders neared agreement Wednesday on a voluminous spending bill, working at a pace that once again frustrated Paul. “Really, should we be looking in thousand-page bills with 24 hours to decide what’s in them?” he asked. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congressional negotiators reach deal on $1.3 trillion spending bill ahead of shutdown deadline
March 21, 2018 - 8:03pm
March 4, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gun violence is an issue for all Americans
March 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
February 26, 2018
Patricia Wolff, American Farm Bureau senior director of congressional relations, says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has many positive aspects for agriculture. Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service
Tax reform positive for farmers, ranchers
February 26, 2018 - 7:27am
February 25, 2018
Formerly of the Green Party, Ray "Skip" Sandman sits at his home in West Duluth. Sandman is running for the 8th Congressional District seat as a member of the Independence Party. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Sandman's new chance: Party switch fuels optimism for 8th District’s third-party candidate
February 25, 2018 - 4:48pm
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