Bachmann rolling out TV ad in wake of House vote on health care law
Rep. Michele Bachmann, chair of the Tea Party Caucus speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, May 16, 2013, during a news conference with tea party leaders to discuss the IRS targeting tea party groups.
Thursday May 16
Minnesota Medical Association Online
U.S. Representatives Ask CMS to Review GPCI
Betty McCollum and Rep. Tim Walz are two of 21 House members who have sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requesting the group's review of Geographic Practice Cost Indices be "transparent and prove that GCPI calculations are supported by timely and accurate data." McCollum and Walz joined 12 other Democrats and seven ... (more)
Thursday May 16
Abuses of government power
Paul Union Depot. Where are the newsletters telling us about the three abuses of government power that are now on the front page: It is time to get the government bureaucracy and size of government under control by throwing out the current incumbents and get someone who is responsible to the governed.
Mon May 13, 2013
Hypothetical Democratic Gerrymander of Minnesota
A drew this map in the hope that it would give Democrats a 7-1 majority. I don't believe Democrats would have any problem splitting Minneapolis.
Obama back on Obamacare offense - Sebelius ramps up pitch to...
OBAMA BACK ON OBAMACARE OFFENSE The president is championing his namesake law again, vigorously defending it at a White House event for women on Friday and urging Americans not to be "bamboozled" by what he described as misinformation from opponents.
Fri May 10, 2013
St. Paul council candidates lining up to take seat being vacated by Melvin Carter III
Election filings do not open for months, but the list of likely candidates for the Ward 1 seat on the St.
Mon May 06, 2013
Online sales tax sails through U.S. Senate on 69-27 vote
The U.S. Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that lets states make online merchants collect sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made by their residents.
Fri May 03, 2013
Sen. Franken Releases Recipe Book from Third Annual Minnesota...
Minnesota Senator Al Franken on Friday released a book featuring the recipes of the third annual Hotdish Off.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
New Media Journal
Progressives Push Minimum 45% Tax Rate on Income Above $1M
"Our country faces an inequality crisis," US Rep. Jan Schakowsky , said. "We need increased revenue to eliminate the sequester," she continued.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
House Dems Want 45% Taxes on $1M Incomes
On Thursday, House Democrats proposed a new bill that would create a minimum 45 percent tax rate on income more than $1 million, and a rate of 49 percent on income more than $1 billion.
Debate circles online sales tax
The Senate moved closer to passage, but the outlook is less clear in the House. Retail giants such as Minnesota-based Target and Best Buy have spent millions of dollars over the past decade lobbying for the tax.
Sat Apr 20, 2013
McCollum on Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Capture: 'Nightmare Has Ended'
Congresswoman Betty McCollum , who represents Oakdale in the U.S. House , responded to the news that law enforcement captured Boston bombings suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.