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John Boehner

Opinion: Shame Of The Senate

The Brain Dead Republican Congress has had some low points, but last week’s Senate vote on a United Nations treaty for the disabled was notable in its outrageousness.

12/10/2012

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Justin Morneau Helps Give Thanks To Veterans

A group of military families and veterans got a special gift this morning, just in time for Thanksgiving. Minnesota Twins star Justin Morneau was on hand to help out at the Armory in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

11/20/2012

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Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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Vikes Vets Clicking With New Defensive Coordinator

The day after Minnesota’s only defeat of the season, defensive coordinator Alan Williams met with the elders of his unit.

10/12/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President Of

The idea that 47 percent of Americans don’t have “personal responsibility” or “care for their lives” is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney’s standards.

09/18/2012

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Twin Cities Habitat Launches Veterans Outreach

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is starting a new effort to help military veterans find affordable housing.

09/08/2012

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September’s Veteran Of The Month: Gary Wolf

Gary Wolf was born at West Point and raised in Minneapolis. He was a Navy officer during law school, and after passing the bar he went on an extended active duty for five years.

08/24/2012

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Vikings Veterans Still Expect To Win In Rebuilding

Jared Allen is happy to help out the younger Minnesota Vikings, answering questions, giving advice or critiquing their performance.

08/01/2012

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Annual StandDown Event Offers Help For Veterans

Minnesota is lending a hand to military veterans this week with an array of free services at the annual Veterans’ StandDown event in St. Paul.

07/30/2012

Virgil Bradley

August’s Veteran Of The Month: Virgil Bradley

Virgil Bradley was born at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and as his father was in the Air Force, he grew up on military bases all over the country.

07/26/2012

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POTUS Signs Walz’s ‘Veteran Skills To Jobs Act’ Into Law

President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Veteran Skills to Jobs Act – introduced partly by a U.S. Representative from Minnesota – into law Monday.

07/24/2012

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Soldiers Build Friendships Over Fishing

A local group wants to give soldiers a chance to build friendships. And what better way than a day on the lake.

06/15/2012

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