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January 20, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) talks with his Chief of Staff Mike Lynch, second from right, and Communications Director Matt House, right, in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Copyright 2018 / New York Times
Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived
January 20, 2018 - 9:17am
January 18, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part of a stopgap spending bill pending before the House. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Senate Democrats gather votes to block spending bill; White House slams Congress over possible shutdown
January 18, 2018 - 4:13pm
January 2, 2018
File photo of senators boarding buses headed to a private meeting at the White House outside Capitol Building in Washington, April 26, 2017. (Gabriella Demczuk/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Congress returns to a full slate of difficult issues
January 2, 2018 - 5:30am
December 20, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota talks about health care on Jan. 11, 2013. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Can Franken preserve his legacy? He made his first try Wednesday
December 20, 2017 - 7:42pm
December 6, 2017
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
December 2, 2017
Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp listen to Drayton resident and business owner Pete Anderson voice concerns of flood insurance costs being a burden on the elderly and business owners during Thursday's public form, February 23, 2017 in Drayton, N.D. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)
Hoeven votes ‘yes,’ Heitkamp ‘no’ on tax overhaul
December 2, 2017 - 9:30am
December 1, 2017
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) during deliberations over tax legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 30, 2017. Senate Republican leaders now plan to vote on their tax legislation on Friday; they still do not have firm commitments from enough senators to ensure the bill will pass. (Justin Gilliland/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Contradicted by deficit study, Republican plan in disarray
December 1, 2017 - 6:56am
November 30, 2017
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R), right, delivers remarks while U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R), listens during a panel in Mitchell in this file photo. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
SD senator: Doubling child tax credit will have 'tremendous impact' for families
November 30, 2017 - 5:07pm
Sen. Al Franken is seen in this 2013 file photo at Moorhead High School in Moorhead, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
New misconduct allegation leveled against Franken on USO tour
November 30, 2017 - 9:35am
November 28, 2017
Al Habib Ullah, a graduate student at North Dakota State University, may be forced to drop out of school if the House GOP tax plan becomes law. It would tax tuition waivers received by graduate assistants. Blake Gumprecht / Forum News Service
House tuition waiver tax plan could be devastating for grad students
November 28, 2017 - 7:58pm
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 11, 2017.  Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
After Franken, Democrats struggle for steady harassment message
November 28, 2017 - 12:06pm
November 27, 2017
President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, after spending his Thanksgiving break in Florida at his club, Mar-a Lago, Nov. 26, 2017.
Trump could personally benefit from last-minute change to Senate tax bill
November 27, 2017 - 11:51am
November 21, 2017
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., converses on pension issues in the Bismarck Teamsters Union hall on Tuesday afternoon. From left are Duane Cermak, Dale Monson, Byron Halvorson and Eric Pearson. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
ND Teamsters pin hopes on legislation to save pensions
November 21, 2017 - 9:38pm
November 15, 2017
No action by Congress or ATF on the device used in Las Vegas shooting
November 15, 2017 - 10:45am
November 10, 2017
Ben Hanson
Congressional candidate Ben Hanson to host event in Dickinson
November 10, 2017 - 1:50pm