Patrick Condon | Star Tribune
Washington Bureau Chief | Politics and government

Patrick Condon is the Star Tribune's Washington bureau chief. He was previously the paper's politics/government team leader, supervising a team of reporters who cover Minnesota politics in St. Paul and Washington. He has worked at the Star Tribune since 2014 after more than a decade as a reporter for the Associated Press.

Condon grew up in Watertown, Minn., and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul with degrees in journalism and English. He lives in Minneapolis.


Sen. Klobuchar says she supports legalization of marijuana

Presidential candidate says "states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders."


Klobuchar woos New Hampshire with message of independence

Sen. Amy Klobuchar brought her message of grit and electability to New Hampshire on Monday, where she has just under a year to make an impression with the state's Democratic voters if her presidential campaign is to grow legs outside the Midwest.


Omar apologizes for causing hurt, hopes to rebuild trust

Rep. Ilhan Omar insisted Friday that she is not anti-Semitic, and that she regrets a tweet that was widely condemned for perpetuating Jewish stereotypes because it undermined her own attempts to foster cultural harmony.


Omar hits back at Trump, saying he has 'trafficked in hate whole life'

Trump said Tuesday that Omar should resign or at least leave her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee after her tweet was decried as anti-Semitic.


Trump calls Rep. Omar apology 'lame,' says she should resign

Asked by reporters about controversial Omar remarks, Trump says she should either resign Congress or from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.


Sen. Klobuchar joins 2020 fray: 'I'm running for every American'

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will test her hometown brand on the national stage as she throws her hat into the ring for the 2020 race to be the President of the United States.


Klobuchar prepares to mix it up with expected presidential bid

The Minnesota senator is widely expected to announce this afternoon that she's running for president in 2020.


Sen. Klobuchar will announce Sunday if she's running for president

She will make her announcement at a 1 p.m. event at Boom Island Park, across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis.


Ban government shutdowns? It's on the table in D.C.

And Minnesota freshmen in Congress are among those trying to end tactic.


Eye on possible White House bid, Klobuchar plans D.C. agenda

The Minnesota senator, considering a national campaign, is pushing affordable prescriptions, social media privacy in Congress.