Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) Admits Her Staff To Blame for Scuttling of Trafficking Bill
Last Friday, I wrote about how the Democrats were putting abortion before helping victims of human trafficking. The Democrats incredible defense was that they had not read the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act to find the language inserted by the GOP relating to abortion. Now, , a Democrat from Minnesota and the bill’s leading Democratic sponsor, admits that it was her staff, not the | Read More »
Minnesota 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”
The Gopher State has a full slate on the table this year with a gubernatorial, Senate and congressional races. Most of the GOP primary action will be at the gubernatorial and Senate level as only two of Minnesota’s 8 congressional districts will see contested Republican primaries. Whoever emerges for the Republicans in the gubernatorial primary will have a difficult time unseating Mark Dayton, the Democratic | Read More »
KTSP/SurveyUSA poll in Minnesota shows Mark Dayton, Al Franken having problems.
The same electoral conditions that are giving Democrats severe electoral headwinds right now are also present in Minnesota.
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Tech at Night: The Obama FCC meets, and is pretty terrible.
So the European Union has invented a “right to be forgotten”, that is forcing Google to censor its results. Given the history of Nazi war criminals trying desperately to be forgotten, this is an odd thing for the EU to be doing.
While they are opt-out, a rare thing when it comes to government, UK government censorship of the Internet exists, and nobody’s doing a thing about it at this point.
but the big story this week was the FCC meeting. It was pretty terrible, over all. A lot more on that after the jump.
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Tags: Ajit Pai
, Incentive Auctions
, Lee Terry
, Mike O'Rielly
, Net Neutrality
, Patent Trolls
, Phone Kill Switch
, Picking winners and losers
, Right to be Forgotten
, Tech at Night
, Title II Reclassification
, Tom Wheeler
Minnesota’s state #Obamacare exchange wants more money!
HAHAHA God help us all. MNsure wants to spend an additional $12.5 million this year to continue repairs to its website and call center, officials said Wednesday, as they unveiled plans for a balanced budget in 2015. Jim Geraghty helpfully notes: The state has spent about $100 million so far on creating its exchange. State officials had expected MNsure to enroll up to 1.3 million | Read More »
Add Minnesota to the list of “#obamacare exchanges about to wreck YOUR insurance coverage.”
Time to test Minnesota Nice to destruction, I guess: …Minnesota’s top insurers have laid out a list of technological problems that they say may keep people who’ve enrolled in a health plan from being covered on Jan. 1. Insurance carriers selling plans on the state’s insurance marketplace say enrollment information they’re getting from MNsure, is inaccurate and incomplete – and that time is running out | Read More »
MN CD-6 Candidate First Look – John Pederson
Question: Obamacare? John Pederson’s Answer: Repeal it. Michele Bachmann(R – Minn.) has announced that she is not running for reelection, and because of her high national profile, there is a lot of interest about who will replace her. Let me introduce you to John Pederson. He is part owner of Amcon Block, a concrete and masonry company in Saint Cloud, MN and has an MBA. | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 5
If ever there was a region where incumbent Republican governors can experience the great GOP gubernatorial apocalypse, it is the upper Midwest. Three of the races involve Republican incumbents who rode the Republican wave of 2010 into office. They are Rick Snyder in Michigan, John Kasich in Ohio and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. That potential loss of three Governor’s offices may be mitigated by a | Read More »
Gov. Dayton Defiant About Investigating 95% Stadium Funding Shortfall
Minnesota taxpayers may now be on the hook for millions of dollars to fund the new Vikings stadium due to grossly incorrect revenue projections that were relied upon to garner votes for the the stadium bill’s passage last year. Many legislators were vocally skeptical about the financing plan during the stadium bill’s contentious passage. It now appears they were right. New electronic games in bars | Read More »
Rep. Keith Ellison Out of Control
Democrat Representative Keith Ellison currently serves Minnesota’s 5th congressional district as the first Muslim ever to be elected to Congress. Previously there have been questions concerning his potential ties to radical Islam, but as voters take to the polls Tuesday they may want to consider his behavior of late. During a recent radio interview with his Republican challenger, Chris Fields, Ellison twice called his opponent | Read More »
The Future of Marriage Will be at Stake Next Week
The most important issue for conservatives on election night, aside for the individual elections, will be the question of gay marriage. Maryland, Minnesota, Maine, and Washington – all blue states – will be holding ballot referendums on gay marriage. In three of those states, we will be playing defense. If the ballot question passes, gay marriage will be recognized in those states. In Minnesota, we | Read More »
38 Days to Election Day: Minnesota
This writer counts Minnesota as one of a handful of strange states politically (Wisconsin and New Hampshire are two others). Often showing streaks of independence and progressivism or liberalism, they then reign it in by electing conservative replacements. One thing about them politically is that it often results in split delegations in Congress, although they often vote Democratic in presidential elections. After all, this is | Read More »
RS Interview: Gretchen Hoffman (R CAND, MN-07).
On a practical level, there’s not much call for Minnesota’s Seventh district to be represented by a Democrat; it trends Republican, and its current faux-moderate representative Collin Peterson is best known for sneering “Twenty-five percent of my people believe the Pentagon and Rumsfeld were responsible for taking the twin towers down… That’s why I don’t do town meetings.” Not incidentally, 2010 was also Peterson’s worse | Read More »