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Talking Points: Deadline To A Budget Deal, Tax Bill

The scheduled end of the legislative session is just two weeks from Monday and the state legislature is far from a deal on the critical issue of a budget and tax bill.

05/05/2013

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Talking Points: Solving MN’s Budget Woes With Taxes?

The democrats may be in control at the state Capitol but they certainly cannot agree on how to solve the state’s budget problems.

04/28/2013

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Talking Points: Intelligence Failure Before Bombings?

As investigators continue to look into the Boston Marathon bombings, questions are growing about whether there was an American intelligence failure.

04/21/2013

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Talking Points: Expanding Background Checks For Gun Sales

The U.S. Senate will be taking up a gun control bill that calls for expanding background checks to online and gun show sales.

04/14/2013

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Talking Points: Schaffhausen Insanity Trial

Aaron Schaffhausen has already pleaded guilty to the stabbing murders of his three daughters at their River Falls home last summer. But what are the chances he will actually be found insane?

04/07/2013

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Talking Points: Gun Control Bills Debated This Week

This week is the deciding one for a bill to create universal background checks for gun sales in Minnesota.

03/10/2013

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Talking Points: The Impact Of The Sequester

Three days into the sequester and there are signs that many Americans are not that concerned.

03/03/2013

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Talking Points: White House And The Sequester

This is the week you will be hearing an awful lot about the sequester. That’s the package of $85 billion in cuts that begin to go into effect on Friday if a deal is not reached between the White House and Republican leaders in Congress.

02/24/2013

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Talking Points: The Future Of The Minnesota GOP

On Tuesday the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota will host a panel discussion on the future of the Republican Party. With big losses at the federal and state level, it’s a question many Republicans are asking themselves: What policies should the party embrace?

02/17/2013

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Talking Points: Gov. Dayton’s Sales Tax Proposal

In the coming weeks, Gov. Mark Dayton will be trying to sell his new tax plan. The plan would reduce the current sales tax rate from 6.8 percent to 5.5 percent, while increasing the number of goods and services that will be taxed.

01/27/2013

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Talking Points: Clothing Sales Tax, Gun Control & More

While all eyes will be on Washington Monday for the inauguration, here at home the focus will shift to St. Paul. On Tuesday, Gov. Dayton will present his budget.

01/20/2013

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Talking Points: What Will Happen To Gun Laws?

By Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden will present his recommendations to curb gun violence to the president.

01/13/2013

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Talking Points: Rep. John Kline On Debt Ceiling

If you think this past week’s fiscal cliff deal puts an end to the partisan grid lock in Washington, guess again.

01/06/2013

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Talking Points: The Gun Laws Discussion After A Shooting

After each and every mass shooting, there is the inevitable discussion of changes in our gun laws. But with this tragedy and the loss of so many very young lives, it appears the discussion is one that may last beyond the news cycle of a few days, or even a week.

12/16/2012

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Talking Points: Paulsen On Avoiding The ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Negotiations will continue this week in Washington as lawmakers try to avoid the so called fiscal cliff, that could result in dramatic tax increases for all Americans as well as sharp across the board cuts to everything from schools, to the military to social programs.

11/25/2012

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