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While you were sleeping Sunday evening….

….the latest Minnesota legislative session was wrapping up. Since the MN Constitution prohibited legislative business beyond Midnight, May 22, the obligatory last second push was taking place for the most salient issues. In this case, it was transportation. The MN House Republican majority had two non-negotiable items when it […] Click here to view original post bradley1969.blogspot.com

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Legislative Linchpin

Legislative Linchpin

"In my book then, the Social Security fix should have become the linchpin to the session." I am so mad this morning, I am about ready to throw up in my mouth! I know, I know – politics is about whose ox is gored. But it is also about […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Campaign double-dipping?

Last night, I noticed several tweets from the DFL side from Susie Merthans. After the session ended, a loyal reader of LFR sent me the link to ABM’s statement. According to the statement, Merthans is identified as “the Communications Director at Alliance for a Better Minnesota.” That’s an attention-grabber […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Through the media looking glass

The terrorism trial in progress before Judge Davis is important and interesting, but is difficult to understand through a media filter. The national media have mostly shied away from the trial. A couple of recent articles, however, offer exhibits A and B in the imposition of a gauzy filter […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Still in session, spin begins

I knew that the DFL and ABM would start spinning things after they created a mess but this is ridiculous. While the legislature was still in session, Susie Merthans started spinning things . She quoted Paul Thissen as saying “Modest victories are due to Gov Dayton & DFL Senate […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Small ball

Small ball

"Forget the word smithing on platforms, stop the fratricide, and focus on what the only important thing is – winning. Playing ‘small ball’ has only allowed us to do one thing well – lose elections." Two years ago in Rochester for the state MNGOP convention, we spent a whole […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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