WASHINGTON – 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. The bill, introduced on Wednesday with Read more

State officials briefly re-opened the candidate filing period for three Minnesota House districts and one congressional district, but they filled only one of the partisan vacancies. The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office announced the move last week after candidate withdrawals left major-party nomination vacancies in four locations. The new process was authorized by a 2013 law Read more

WASHINGTON – With many Minnesota Republicans coalescing around GOP-endorsed candidate Mike McFadden, DFL Sen. Al Franken is getting some potentially significant support from outside groups, including a pro-gun control group founded by former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. Americans for Responsible Solutions, which was founded by Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, after Read more