The medical device tax has generated billions in revenue. Now that money may go back to the firms that paid it.
They'll be the minority in the U.S. House and Senate, but some Minnesota DFLers believe that may better position them to work with the GOP.
The medical device industry has spent more than $150 million to convince Congress to kill a tax on its devices, arguing it costs tens of thousands of jobs.
"Until Cuba changes (its) ways, there's no reason for the United States to change its policy," Bachmann said on MPR News' The Daily Circuit Wednesday.
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After four terms in office, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann decided not to seek re-election to Congress from the 6th District. But she doesn't plan to fade from the limelight.
Minnesota's congressional delegation has been drawn into the debate over President Obama's immigration action. Praised and reviled, the action could further divide Congress.
Minnesotans returned DFL and GOP U.S. House members to Washington, though it was close in the Minnesota 8th. The GOP easily held the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann.
The two candidates brought their mostly sleepy campaign to a close by agreeing with each other more than ever before at the debate hosted by Minnesota Public Radio.
For years, Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has easily won re-election. This year, he has a strong challenge from Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom in an expanded district.
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.