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Opinion: The RNC Must Allow Ron Paul To Speak At The Convention

Paul not only speaks to many people but also for many people. He has earned his right to speak – regardless of the rules and politics.

07/19/2012

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Reality Check: What’s True, What’s Misleading In Obama-Critical Ad

A new political ad running on WCCO-TV is highly critical of President Barack Obama and the new federal health care law, but the ad’s claims that are questionable.

07/12/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care Again

Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.

07/11/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

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Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Fails America On Health Care

The Supreme Court has shockingly failed the citizens of the United States by upholding the individual mandate portion of the plan.

06/28/2012

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Opinion: Obama Has Last Word With The Supreme Court On Immigration

After the Supreme Court decision on the Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, the Obama administration announced that it is revoking agreements with Arizona police over the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

06/27/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Deals Blow To Obama On Arizona Immigration Law

While neither side has totally won, the high court’s decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, is definitely a blow to President Barack Obama.

06/26/2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Overwhelming Victory For Obama And Holder In Arizona Immigration Decision

President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder won an overwhelming victory as the Supreme Court struck down 3 of 4 provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law, SB 1070.

06/26/2012

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Curt Schilling Is The 21st Century Face Of A Welfare Queen

Where is the outrage from presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney? One of his political friends – or cronies to use the term he prefers – from Massachusetts, Curt Schilling, declared bankruptcy after bilking tax payers […]

06/11/2012

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Tea Party: Warming Or Resigned To Mitt Romney?

Long skeptical of Mitt Romney, tea party activists are either warming up to the GOP presidential front-runner or reluctantly backing him after abandoning hope of finding a nominee they like better.

02/06/2012

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Tuning In, Turning Out: Tea Party Finds Its Music

The tea party activists that packed the room picked up the refrain of a song as they waited for Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to arrive.

10/10/2011

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GOP Candidates In SC Vow To Carry Tea-Party Banner

Pledging fidelity to the Constitution and vowing to carry the tea party’s banner to Washington, the Republicans chasing the GOP’s presidential nomination are pitching themselves as the strongest candidate to roll back four years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.

09/05/2011

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Obama: Another Year Or More For Housing Turnaround

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that it will likely be another year or more before the housing market picks up and home prices and sales start rising.

08/17/2011

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White House Paints GOP Field With Tea Party Brush

The rising profiles of Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are giving the White House a new opening: linking the entire GOP field to the tea party, whose popularity has recently sagged.

08/17/2011

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Hannity And McCain

Sean Hannity speaks with Sen. McCain about the debt ceiling. Sen. McCain takes some swipes at the Tea Party. Watch the interview.

07/28/2011

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Bachmann Defends Medicaid Funds To Spouse’s Clinic

As Rep. Michele Bachmann tours the country criticizing government as too big and too expensive, the Republican presidential candidate has come under mounting scrutiny over public dollars flowing to family business interests.

06/29/2011

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Herman Cain Reacts To Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart did an impression of Herman Cain. Some controversy has started up over the impression. Herman Cain talks to Juan Williams on FOX about it. Watch the video here.

06/28/2011

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Bachmann: Time Was Ripe To Jump Into 2012 Race

One hand clutches a crisply folded U.S. flag with a concealed weapons certification protruding; the other slides discreetly into a denim coat pocket. Behind the beaming state lawmaker, a silhouette target with bullet holes square in the chest. Next to her nameplate, a “No New Taxes!” sticker.

06/14/2011

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Bachmann: GOP Race Can Handle Me And Palin

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, says she thinks the race can accommodate both her and Sarah Palin.

05/31/2011

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became a household name when Sen. John McCain announced her as his surprise running mate. Palin has five children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig, who was born in April 2008 with Down syndrome. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Presidential Contenders Drift To The Right

In the first presidential election since the tea party’s emergence, Republican candidates are drifting rightward on a range of issues, even though more centrist stands might play well in the 2012 general election.

05/30/2011

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Iowa May Be Fertile Ground For GOP’s Bachmann

If there’s any state where Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann could stir the Republican race for president, it’s Iowa.

05/26/2011

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Duluth Councilman Will Challenge Rep. Cravaack

A Duluth city councilman on Wednesday announced his plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

05/25/2011

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