Republican candidates say putting them in charge of the House and Senate would let them get things done. But it's not nearly that simple.
The fundraising pace by the 8th District congressman shows some of the contradictions Democrats are living by these days.
In a time of deep political divisions, it's easier for campaigns and their allies to play to the public's discontent with Congress.
Comedian Bill Maher wants to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline. But the comedian may find the going tough in the 2nd District, where voters may not watch his show.
Debate centered around whether there were reliable American allies among the Free Syrian Army.
Meanwhile, a White House spokesman says government is doing everything it can to track and stop militant sympathizers.
Minnesota's congressional delegation will be listening carefully to President Obama's speech on the Islamic State. Six of the 10 oppose or would not say if they support deploying U.S. troops.
This year, 6.8 million consumers will get more than $330 million in refunds, with an average refund value of $80 per family.
The University of Minnesota is asking the Vikings to help stop or minimize the use of the Washington team's logo, mascot and merchandise in the stadium.
The 8th District race between Rep. Rick Nolan and Stewart Mills is tightening, and that's drawing some big ad spending. The nearly $700,000 spent so far has pushed the campaign into the top tier of competitive House races this year.
Less than 24 hours later, Bachmann says the reporter misconstrued her remarks. In a post on her Facebook page, Bachmann explained she was challenging the premise of the reporter's story.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew took a high-profile stand this week, calling on American executives to show some "economic patriotism" and urging Congress to ban the deals, known as inversions, which he called an abuse of the tax code.
A tiny tax on motor fuel that's used to help clean up leaking gas station tanks has some extra cash in it. It's one of the places House Republicans and Senate Democrats plan to scrounge to keep the highway trust fund from going broke in a few weeks.
Republican challenger Stewart Mills, who first gained attention with a video aggressively backing gun rights and whose family owns a chain of stores that sells firearms, is out with its first attack ad claiming that DFL Rep. Rick Nolan is an opponent of gun owners.
Senate Democrats wasted no time rolling out a response to last week's Supreme Court decision on contraception and religious freedom. That decision exempts the evangelical Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of stores and other religiously-minded corporations from the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide mandatory contraceptive coverage.