CNN: In key Senate race, incumbent releases her first ad

In what’s turning into a crucial Senate race that could decide which party controls the chamber the next two years, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire went up Sunday with the first television commercial of her re-election bid.


The Bulletin: Merkley seeks Dem nomination

When Jeff Merkley arrived in the nation’s capital in 2009 as a newly elected senator, it was not his first stint in Washington.

But it quickly became obvious to the Portland Democrat that the Congress of which he was now a member was very different from the ones he knew as an intern for Sen. Mark Hatfield in the 1970s and later as a nuclear weapons analyst for the Congressional Budget Office in the 1980s.


The Republican: On anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Sen. Ed Markey says more must be done to battle climate change

A year after Hurricane Sandy swept up the East Coast to meet with a storm coming from the west, some in coastal communities are still picking up the pieces of their lives. As the rebuilding continues, so does the political fight over the human contribution to such natural disasters and the appropriate subsequent response.

But on Monday, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the new chair of the Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse, reiterated his view that the human production of greenhouse gasses is contributing to severe weather events like Sandy and action needs to be taken.


KFGO: Klobuchar bill aids sex trafficking victims

A new bill from Senator Amy Klobuchar helps ensure underage victims of sex trafficking get the support they need.


Huffington Post: Command Sgt. Major Tim Walz’s New Mission: Getting Disability Benefits to Wounded Soldiers

Congressman Tim Walz is on a mission. More than seven years after hanging up his National Guard uniform, Walz—the highest-ranking enlisted soldier on Capitol Hill—is fighting for a group of veterans few have ever heard of: wounded soldiers discharged with “personality disorder.”


Le Center Leader: Sen. Amy Klobuchar visits Le Center veterans

Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in Le Center on Monday, speaking with a group of veterans on a range of national and local issues that could have a large impact on them.


Fairbault Daily News: Congress on Your Corner: Rep. Tim Walz comes to Faribault

Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) came to Faribault Thursday to spend some time getting to know his new constituents. Since federal congressional district lines were redrawn in Minnesota after the 2010 U.S. Census, Faribault changed hands from Minnesota’s Second to Minnesota’s First Congressional District — the district Walz serves. “Welcome back to the expanded District One,”…

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MSNBC: Congressman returns after 32-year break, says ‘money is toxic in politics’

First elected to the House in 1974, Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., left after his third term ended in 1981–and now after a 32-year hiatus, Nolan is back. Much to his surprise, the biggest change he’s encountered was the work week, and he’s not happy about it. Nolan told NBC’s Chuck Todd that “committees and Congress…

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CBS: Obama Inauguration Special For Durbin, Quinn

About 600,000 people were in Washington on Monday for President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony. He formally took the oath of office for his second term on Sunday. His public swearing-in took place on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. This inauguration is special for Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who introduced Obama to the…

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StarTribune: Franken a player in Democrats’ plan to keep Senate

WASHINGTON – With no election of his own this year, U.S. Sen. Al Franken has spent many a weekend crisscrossing the country to support Democratic Senate candidates in too-close-to-call races. The battle for control of the Senate has intensified this fall as tight races in battleground states across the country, including Wisconsin, are stoking concern…

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