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.


Minnesota congressional delegation sees much work ahead

A new Democratic president occupies the White House. With a House majority and a new, narrow majority in the Senate, Democrats control Washington completely for…


Minnesota tribes blast Rep. Stauber for opposing Interior nomination

Stauber didn't tell Minnesota tribes of his effort to block Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary.


An emotional Inauguration Day for Minnesotans in Congress

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar got the Biden inauguration going with a call to protect democracy.


For Sen. Klobuchar, a speaking role in today's inauguration festivities

As top Democrat on Senate Rules Committee, Minnesota's Klobuchar to be front and center at inauguration.


Nation's capital locks down ahead of Biden inauguration

The deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump has cast an ominous shadow over the ceremony, already scaled back because of COVID-19.


Impeachment vote shows sharp party-line split for Minnesota delegation

None of the votes from Minnesota's eight-member delegation was a surprise.


Minnesota Republicans in Congress dismiss impeachment

All said Tuesday that they are opposed to the impeachment of President Donald Trump in his final days in office, arguing it would be divisive after previously expressing doubts about the legitimacy of President-elect Joe Biden's win.


Many Trump fans acknowledge election loss, but vow not to abandon him

As Trump exits the White House, the fury of his loyalists is likely to remain a potent force in GOP politics in Minnesota and the nation.


Trump supporters gather at Minnesota Capitol

About 100 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered Saturday at the Minnesota State Capitol, waving flags, chanting, praying and expressing support for the president's discounted…


Sen. Klobuchar says Capitol breach can never happen again

Soon to be chairing Senate Rules Committee, Klobuchar will likely be part of official response.