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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