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A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break. The Senate Banking Committee approved her nomination on a
Republican rising star and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, Marco Rubio, called out for a “new vision for America’s role abroad” and urged Washington to leave outdated terms to discuss foreign policy in the face of the
President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government's new health care website, was briefed earlier this year on a consultant's report that warned of possible widespread site failures, White House
Mayor Gregg Padovano, Borough Clerk Jean Pelligra, Borough Attorney Ronald Dario and Borough Engineer Greg Polyniak were all present. Only two of the six councilmen showed for the meeting, Adrian Febre and Al Ballerini, both Republicans. Councilman
Tuesday marks the 520th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in Puerto Rico . Since that time, the island's political status has been colonial in nature. After four centuries of Spanish rule, Puerto Rico was ceded to the United States in 1898.
Johnson is the third candidate in the 2014 governor's race to release his tax information. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican candidate Dave Thompson , a state senator, released their tax information at the Star Tribune's request last week.
Several states are trying to do something about so-called hyper-partisanship by changing the way congressional districts are drawn and the way elections are held. Their goal: Force members of Congress to pay attention to general election voters more
Last Thursday, a group of House Republicans filed into Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Capitol office suite and received a blank piece of paper labeled Agenda 2014. The blank slate just about sums up where Republicans find themselves after a year
Wisconsin Congressman and former running mate to Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, made his return to the Iowa’s battleground for
Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee describes it as trying to thread a needle from 80 yards. Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Gj Memorial Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee must balance conflicting concerns like dwindling state resources and conservative