Talking Points: Obama's Tax Plan And The Middle ClassJust days before his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled a major tax proposal that calls for raising taxes on the wealthy and large financial firms.
Good Question: Who’s In The Middle Class?If you've been listening to the political ads over the past few weeks, you've heard the term "middle class" mentioned over and over. This had Barbara from Mound wondering: Who's in the middle class? Pew Research says 44 percent of people identify as solidly middle class. That's down from 53 percent back in 2008.
Dayton, Johnson Duel Over Vikings StadiumIn their first one-on-one debate of the campaign, two candidates for Minnesota governor squared off in Duluth Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his Republican opponent, Jeff Johnson, turned up the heat on each other over which candidate better understands the struggles of middle class voters. But unexpectedly, another big issue just keeps coming back: the Vikings stadium.
Reality Check: The Stewart Mills Attack AdsNational Democrats are spending more than a $1 million on television campaign ads taunting Republican congressional candidate Stewart Mills. It's a signal that Democrats take first-time candidate Mills seriously in northern Minnesota's Eighth District race against incumbent Congressman Rick Nolan.
Obama Rips GOP In Election-Year Economic SalvoBlasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November. Obama's remarks at a picturesque lake in Minneapolis were billed by the White House as a speech on the economy.
Obama Pitching Economic Priorities In Minnesota President Barack Obama is pitching his ideas to boost the American middle class in Minnesota, a state that already has embraced a key component of the president's economic agenda by moving to raise its minimum wage. Obama was closing a two-day trip to the Minneapolis area on Friday with a speech on the economy at a castle-shaped bandshell on picturesque Lake Harriet. He'll seek to frame his agenda in terms that resonate for Americans still struggling financially despite the recovery, reinforcing a populist "on your side" economic push that Obama and Democrats are making in the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections.
Facing Headwinds, Obama Courts 'Real America' President Barack Obama said Thursday that Washington needs to stop "playing to the most fringe elements of politics" and help Americans who are fighting to make ends meet, as he spent an afternoon with a working mother who wrote to him about her struggles.
Dayton Not Keen On Democrat's Tax Hike Bill Minnesota Senate Democrats passed a sweeping tax hike bill on Monday that includes a sales tax on clothing.
Opinion: Don’t Let Obama Convince You That American Success Is BadDuring the current election campaign, for the first time in American history, President Barack Obama and the “left” have made success in America to be negative.
Reality Check: Who's In The Middle Class?The candidates for president are making pitches that sound straightforward: constant appeals to the "middle class".
Reality Check: The Facts Vs. The Vice Presidential DebateThe Vice Presidential nominees demonstrated style and substance in their feisty, first and only debate. But also, a lot of spin.
Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only AttacksSitting in the Time Warner Cable Arena last night I was struck by how different the Democratic National Convention was from the Republican event last week. Unlike the Republicans in Tampa, Democrats focused on the fight to preserve the middle class and the American Dream.