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Bachmann: President Obama 'Has Rewritten The Constitution For Himself'
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) asserted on Tuesday that President Barack Obama "has rewritten the Constitution for himself" in an effort to transform the country. Read more...
Rep. Ellison To GOP Strategist: 'All You Want To Do Is Complain'
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Sunday pointed out to GOP strategist Ana Navarro that Republicans "did nothing" to solve health care problems during President George W. Bush's two terms in office. Read more...
Bachmann: Obama Funding Al-Qaeda Proves 'We Are In God’s End Times'
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) falsely claimed over the weekend that President Barack Obama was "paying to give arms to terrorists including Al-Qaeda," which she warned was a signed that "we are in God’s End Times." Read more...
Minnesota Republican Unveils Contractor/Campaign Ad
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Native Riders Protest Enbridge Alberta Clipper Pipeline
On Sunday, September 29th, Anishinaabe horseback riders will begin a solemn ride along the proposed route of the Enbridge Alberta Clipper Pipeline in northern Minnesota. Read more...
Michele Bachmann Faces New Ethics Inquiry
Michele Bachmann is facing yet another ethics inquiry, this time over whether her campaign coordinated with a Super PAC, in a violation of election laws. Read more...
I have been bemused for many years by the peculiar mindset represented by DC centrism. I have written about it a number of times over the years, in my book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Revolution-Best-America-Came/dp/0470395117">The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be</a></em>, and in many of my blog posts. DC Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it. For example, cutting Social Security, something 80% of Americans oppose, is a classic example of DC centrism. Another example is focusing obsessively about the deficit while ignoring new measures to create jobs, which is the reverse of what voters want the government to focus on. Bailing out, and now subsidizing, the Too Big To Fail banks is yet another example. And these 3 examples really just scratch the surface- there are so many ways that DC Centrism is different from what the centrist position of real voters is. Read more...
Video: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced early Wednesday morning that she will not seek a fifth term in office. Read more...
Governor Dayton just says no to public subsidies for private education efforts. Read more...