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WI State Assembly Passes Union Busting Bill to a Chorus of Shame

MN 3rd Congressional District – TOWN HALL NOTICE

Congressman Erik Paulsen’s (R) town halls are often not well attended due to a lack of advertisement / notice, and inconvenient times and locations. However, I just learned of this one coming up next week: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Rehearsal Room at the BLOOMINGTON CITY HALL 1800 W. … Continue reading

Reince Priebus Elected New Chairman of the Republican National Committee

After seven rounds of voting, the Republican National Committee has elected Wisconsin State Party Chair Reince Priebus to be its new Chairman. Approximately 168 committee members were on site at the Gaylord National Resort in the Maryland-D.C. area on the National Harbor for the Winter Meeting. Previous Chair Michael Steele was at times a controversial … Continue reading

Comcast and NBC Merger

Tax Cuts: Sen. Franken asks, “What are we doing?”

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The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: EMMER CONCEDES

Overdue for many, surprisingly to some, Rep. Tom Emmer (R) has conceded the Minnesota governor’s race to former Sen. Mark Dayton this morning from Delano, Minn. Emmer said the journey [of running for governor] that started 17 months ago “was the best experience of our lives.” Throughout the campaign he was reminded of the goodness … Continue reading

The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: Preliminary Results

With 95.77% of precincts reporting, the vote stands at: Mark Dayton (DFL) – 901,981 votes – 43.67% Tom Emmer (teapartier) – 891,726 – 43.18% Tom Horner (running as an Independent) – 246,456 – 11.93% A recount will be automatically generated in this race. ___ In U.S. House races with 95.77% of precincts reporting, all incumbents … Continue reading

The Great MN Governor’s Race 2010: Choices for Governor

One thing the “Choices for Governor” television ad supporting MN gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer (Tea Party Republican) says is true: “Minnesotans have choices have for governor.” After that first statement, the rest of the ad is an insulting oversimplification of issues that Minnesotans care deeply about. The ad continues, ” If you support Obama’s Healthcare plan… then your choices are Mark … Continue reading

David vs. Goliath in Minnesota’s Third (Meffert vs. Paulsen)

Having strayed from his promise to legislate moderately, as his predecessor Jim Ramstad did, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) has proven himself to be a friend to the fringe, and anything but moderate.  Paulsen won the seat in 2008 by 7.63% when Jim Ramstad retired.  Notably, the Independent candidate received 10.56% of the total vote proving … Continue reading

Michele Bachmann’s Mouthpiece Says, “It’s not the Walter Cronkite Era…”

And he’s right about that, if not much else.  At the Minnesota State Fair, radio personality Jason Lewis from KTLK told CNN’s Gary Tuchman that “it’s not the Walter Cronkite era anymore…you don’t need the gatekeepers.” He claims one is no longer “stifled” if they don’t “do”  major news outlets like the New York Times. … Continue reading