U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in the Twin Cities to promote a plan to better fund early childhood education that could mean more dollars for Minnesota.

The U.S. Senate managed to avert a showdown over rules governing the use of the filibuster.

And even though she’s retiring, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann still leads the House delegation in fundraising. Read more

Although the state legislative session is still months away, we’re getting a better idea what sort of bonding will be on the table as state agencies and local government put in their requests.

In Washington, the filibuster showdown continues as Senate Democrats threaten to restrict the practice.

And as the 2014 election slowly approaches, former state Rep. Tom Emmer is putting up some impressive fundraising totals in the 6th District race. Read more