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Gov. Dayton Under Fire For Trip On State-Owned Plane

Minnesota’s independent State Auditor said Gov. Mark Dayton broke a law when he took a political trip with a campaign staffer on the state-owned plane. While the Office of Legislative Auditor said Dayton broke a law, the report also admits that the law is very vague.

01/16/2014

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Esme’s Blog: Mpls. Mayor’s Race The Wackiest In MN History?

Minnesota, of course, has had some pretty wacky elections. Topping them all, most would say, was the 1998 Governor’s race, where former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura used some unconventional campaign commercials to help him ride to victory.

09/14/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Is The IRS Corrupt Or Incompetent?

In a congressional hearing into revelations that the IRS targeted conservative groups, one congressman pounced on the agency’s fired chief’s insistence that the targeting was not politically motivated.

05/18/2013

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Tony Cornish On Gun Issues

Rep. Tony Cornish joined Chad to discuss the latest statistics on defensive shootings.

02/25/2013

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Medical Marijuana Faces Tough Road In Minnesota

Medical marijuana supporters face a tough challenge this legislative session in Minnesota, where Gov. Mark Dayton says he won’t sign anything without the backing of law enforcement — and authorities say they’re strongly opposed.

12/12/2012

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Bipartisanship Still Elusive At Minn. Capitol

hile there’s a lot on the agenda when Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul next month, the Capitol’s leaders gave no strong indication Monday that bipartisanship will be the new standard.

12/10/2012

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Do Negative Political Ads Affect The Way You Vote?

10/27/2012

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Rash Report: 2nd Presidential Debate, Women Voters & MN’s 8th District

For a fresh perspective on recent political stories, Esme Murphy turned to Star Tribune Columnist John Rash.

10/21/2012

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Many Of Bachmann’s Voters Still On Her Side

Michele Bachmann was just named one of the “Most Beautiful” people in Washington, and the congresswoman could also make a “Most Controversial” list, too.

07/25/2012

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Dem-Leaning Groups Have Cash Edge In Minn. Races

Democratic-leaning political funds have a significant financial lead over their Republican-friendly counterparts in Minnesota with control of the Legislature at stake in November’s election.

06/20/2012

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At Session’s End, Was It Really A ‘Do Nothing’ Legislature?

For the first time in many weeks, the Minnesota Vikings stadium is not a story at the Capitol. But that doesn’t mean politicians weren’t busy kicking off the election campaign.

05/15/2012

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Minn. Court To Take Public Input On Political Maps

A series of eight hearings designed to get input on Minnesota’s political boundaries is beginning.

10/02/2011

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