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Roll Call – Ratings Change: Kirk’s Race Now Tilts to Democrats

At least a handful of GOP senators are vulnerable this election cycle, but none more than Mark S. Kirk of Illinois. While Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire are headed for competitive re-election fights, Kirk looks to be facing the most…

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Post-Bulletin: Walz touts benefits of investing in solar energy

Standing before a row of solar panels glistening in the sun, 1st District DFL Rep. Tim Walz said Wednesday that it’s critical America keeps encouraging renewable energy along with traditional energy sources. To help make his case, Walz visited a solar project in Oronoco built last year by three local power cooperatives. The panels generate…

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Huffington Post: Russ Feingold Was Progressive Before It Was Cool

On a number of key issues — the Iraq war, surveillance, criminal justice and same-sex marriage, among others — Republicans and Democrats alike are rushing to calibrate their policy positions with public opinion that has become more progressive, and answer for controversial past votes. As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) showed last week, some…

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