MPR News' political editor Mike Mulcahy takes a look back on the week's political stories, including visits by Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, updates on the 2010 Minnesota race for governor, and more.
MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy joins All Things Considered host Tom Crann to discuss the week in politics.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is betting his campaign on whether Minnesotans will accept a state budget for the next two years that cuts spending on higher education, aid to cities and counties and state agencies.
A week after igniting a firestorm over
restaurant worker pay, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer
on Tuesday proposed eliminating Minnesota income taxes on some
Ramsey County officials say they've charged 28 people for illegally voting or registering to vote in the 2008 election and are investigating more than 180 more.
Outgoing St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington is running for the state Senate. Harrington announced last year that he would not seek another term as chief.
Several thousand people packed the Minneapolis Convention Center today see former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's rally for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and the Minnesota Republican Party.
Governor Tim Pawlenty will lead a trade mission to China and Japan this fall.
DFL legislative leaders say they may try this week to override Gov. Pawlenty's veto of a bill that extends funding for a health care program for some of the state's poorest residents. But the override vote will not come on Monday.
A new poll by St. Cloud State University shows President Obama would defeat Gov. Tim Pawlenty if the 2012 presidential election were held today.
Republican congressman John Kline today was elected the ranking GOP member of the House Education and Labor Committee.
A three-judge panel has ordered Norm Coleman to pay Al Franken nearly $95,000 related to Coleman's lawsuit over the still-unresolved U.S. Senate race.
Even though the Minnesota Senate seat is still in legal dispute, Democrat Al Franken announced today that he has hired a chief of staff for his Washington office.
A Ramsey County district judge Friday granted Saint Paul's request for a temporary injunction that will prohibit 10 leaders of a gang known as Sureno 13 from associating with other known members of the criminal gang at the city's annual Cinco de Mayo festival next month.
Republican Senator Norm Coleman's campaign is once again asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to intervene in the counting of wrongly rejected absentee ballots.