Rep. Rick Nolan backtracks on support for PolyMet permitting bill
Northern Minnesota is known for its great fishing, so perhaps it's fitting that tracking 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan's position on a bill that deregulates the mining industry and fast tracks the permitting process for PolyMet is a bit like watching a fish flopping around on a dock: first he's against it, then he's for it and now he once ... (more)
Sat Dec 07, 2013
New politics won't come easy, but come it must
Some of the possibilities are frightening. Demagogues, rioters, revolutionaries - history teaches that persistent government dysfunction brings that lot to the fore, with undesirable results.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Columbia Journalism Review
Pizza parties, backroom drinks won't fix DC
Why can't members of Congress just get along? Critics of polarization often suggest that a key reason for the decline of bipartisanship is the lack of social connections across party lines.
This Congress going down as least productive
Washington lawmakers this year have approved just 55 laws and, with only a handful of days left, will almost certainly go down as the least productive crop of legislators in modern history.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Other voice: Despite 'hell,' support for PolyMet mining
Although he has "caught some hell -- from friends," specifically from fellow Democrats, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan remains commendably steadfast in his support of precious-metals mining on the Iron Range.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Nolan knows political fortunes can change quickly
Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., has been around politics long enough not to assume that today's political good fortune will necessarily be around next month, or even next week.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Beaumont Enterprise
New generation GOP? Beer bongs and racy Facebook photos
He's appropriately anti-abortion. But thinks he government has no right to tell business what to do.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Stewart Mills, GOP congressional candidate, hits a beer bong
In June, we broke the news that Stewart Mills is a Packers fan. That being the case, perhaps nobody should be surprised to learn that dude knows how to party.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Bulletins from the Asylum
Republicans don't take Fridays off from being crazy, so neither do I. Since nobody compiles all the cray cray they dish out every day, I'm going to try.
Friday Fun: Pizza and politics
With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.
Stewart Mills, GOP congressional candidate, knows how to party [PHOTOS]
In June, we broke the news that Stewart Mills is a Packers fan . That being the case, perhaps nobody should be surprised to learn that dude knows how to party.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Reichert: 'Our daughters are not for sale'
U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert chaired the "Our Daughters Are Not For Sale" event with Congressman Rick Nolan , and Sens. Orrin Hatch and Dick Durbin today in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by Google and the Human Rights Project for Girls to highlight the complex issue of domestic child sex trafficking and urge those in attendance to ... (more)
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Keystone XL Pipeline: climate change
In a town hall forum on climate change Congressman Rick Nolan addressed some of the concerns that community members have on the future of our climate, and what may happen if the Keystone XL oil Pipeline is completed.
Some Minnesota Democrats break ranks on ACA vote
Three Minnesotans were among the 39 House Democrats who crossed the aisle Friday and voted to delay key parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
House Dems made Obamacare vow, too
President Barack Obama isn't the only one who promised incorrectly that anyone who wanted to keep their existing health plan under Obamacare could do so.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Congress OKs laws that help small aircraft manufacturers
Legislation that could help two area aircraft makers and a large number of their local vendors has been approved by Congress.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Son Told Truant Congress Drones Killed His Mom; Obama: "I'm good at killing people"
Rep. Alan Grayson invited a Pakistani family to testify October 29 at the US House of Representatives how drones killed the family's beloved mother and grandmother.