Former state Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the Senate takes a new turn after Brodkorb’s lawyers publicly posted documents about other alleged extramarital affairs at the State Capitol. A judge had earlier ordered that the information remain private.
And in Washington, the GOP House succeeded in passing a farm bill that severs the relationship between food stamps and agricultural policy.

And as the 2014 elections approach, U.S. Sen. Al Franken turned in some impressive fundraising totals last quarter. Read more

Big news out of Washington on this holiday week as President Barack Obama’s administration delays an important part of the federal health care law until 2015. In Minnesota, yet another Republican is considering a run against Gov. Mark Dayton. And DFL leadership at the Capitol appears to have been a good thing for unions. Read more

As tax increases went into effect yesterday, Republicans and DFLers renewed the debate about whether taxes hurt or help the economy. And national Democrats see GOP Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen as possible House supporters of an immigration overhaul.

On the international stage, President Barack Obama is seeking to tamp down outrage over reports that the United States spied on European allies. Read more