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Talking Points: Emmer Not Looking To Stray From GOP Mainstream

One election result that has not gotten a lot of attention in the last week is Tom Emmer’s convincing win in the 6th Congressional District.

11/09/2014

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Republican Tom Emmer Wins Michele Bachmann’s Seat

Republican Tom Emmer has won the congressional seat being vacated by Michele Bachmann. Emmer defeated Democrat and Sartell Mayor Joe Perske and law student John Denney of the Independence Party.

11/04/2014

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Dayton Has Crucial Union Edge In Governor’s Race

Gov. Mark Dayton got a hero’s welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota’s first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.

09/22/2014

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Reality Check: Jeff Johnson And The Tea Party

Independent Minnesota political groups are spending a fortune on television ads this campaign season. They’re branding GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson as a “tea party Republican.” The ads are relentless, and ominous.

09/12/2014

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Johnson Set To Face Off Against Dayton In Gubernatorial Race

Republicans closed ranks Wednesday behind the winner of Tuesday’s primary election for governor. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a decisive primary victory over three opponents. He’ll face incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Johnson promises a campaign of ideas, not smears.

08/13/2014

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Bachmann Says She Is ‘Going To Different Perch’

Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn’t going away, she’s “just going to a different perch.”

04/11/2014

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Shutdown To End, Default Averted

With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown.

10/16/2013

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10-15-13 Congressman Keith Ellison With Dave Lee

Can the House hold up their end of the bargain?

10/15/2013

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VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN’s 8th

A candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.

10/10/2013

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Graves Comments On Sixth District Post-Bachmann

Congressional candidate Jim Graves joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Wednesday.

05/29/2013

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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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Bachmann Wants White House Investigated Over IRS Flap

Rep. Michele Bachmann is joining the calls for a thorough investigation as President Obama prepares to answer further questions about the growing controversy at the IRS. The acting commissioner resigned on Wednesday after the agency admitted it targeted conservative groups.

05/16/2013

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Opinion: Amazing ‘Stupid Things’

Former House Republican Leader Dick Armey criticized GOP candidates for saying “stupid things,” but here is one problem: The 2012 candidates were talking about Republican policy.

12/11/2012

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Opinion: Seceding From The Union Is Not A Good Idea

I find interest in the circus surrounding people in the fifty states of the Union petitioning to secede from the United States since President Barack Obama was reelected two weeks ago, I’ll be the first to admit that any state seceding from the Union is a terrible idea.

11/23/2012

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Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012

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