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Documents Shed Light On 2010 Minnesota FBI Raids

Newly unsealed documents allege Minnesota war protesters told an undercover FBI informant they believed in violent, armed revolution against the U.S. and raised money for Colombian and Palestinian organizations the government considers to be terrorists.

02/27/2014

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Luger Confirmed As Minnesota’s Next US Attorney

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former federal prosecutor Andy Luger as the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota. Luger, an experienced litigator who is now in private practice, said he expects to join the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the next couple of days.

02/12/2014

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Got An Idea To Improve St. Paul? Could Be Worth $1 Million

If you had $1 million, what would you do to improve St. Paul? That’s a reality, thanks to money left over from the 2008 Republican National Convention.

02/06/2013

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Opinion: Preview Of November? Democrats Trounce Republicans In Convention Ratings

The early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans… and the NFL.

09/07/2012

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Opinion: Thanks To Clint And Clinton, We Almost Stayed Awake

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions of 2012 – yawn-per-yawn – have to be the most uninspiring political conventions in recent history.

09/07/2012

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Opinion: Democrats Take Their Turn With Gaffes And Negative Press At Convention

Commonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.

09/06/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only Attacks

Sitting 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.

09/05/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The Defensive

What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.

09/05/2012

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Opinion: Famous People Should Keep Their Mouths Shut During Political Conventions

It is strange that famous people think the world gives a hoot about their political views. Last week, a good number of famed and fortuned people spoke their anti-Republican and anti-Romney prejudiced-minds regarding the Republican National Convention.

09/04/2012

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Opinion: Empty Chair Day 2012 and #Eastwooding

Instead of getting rowdy at a demonstration or protest regarding the lack of jobs throughout the country, people can voice their discontent with the nation’s current unemployment rate on this Labor Day by simply placing an empty chair in their front yard.

09/03/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Why Conventions Are Scripted

For years, American political conventions have been criticized as too scripted, too predictable. After Clint Eastwood’s rambling, off-color discourse with an empty chair, we know why.

09/01/2012

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Opinion: Clint Eastwood Made My Day

Last night, Clint Eastwood produced the most bizarre and uncomfortable moments in modern convention history. If Mitt Romney cannot get his campaign right. If he cannot even get the things that he can control right, how can he make the case that he can run the country?

08/31/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan And His Little White Lies

While Paul Ryan is entitled to his own opinions, he is not entitled to his own facts. He lied to America about Medicare. He lied to America about the debt commission. He really lied to America about the stimulus and America’s debt rating.

08/30/2012

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Former Gov. Pawlenty Takes Aim At Obama At RNC

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sent some unexpected zingers at President Obama at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night.

08/30/2012

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Ryan’s Night: Accepts ‘Calling Of My Generation’

Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted “the calling of my generation” to help lead the country at age 42 and told roaring Republican National Convention delegates and a prime-time TV audience Wednesday night that Mitt Romney and he will make the difficult decisions needed to repair the nation’s economy.

08/29/2012

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