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6 hrs ago | Politico

House passes child care bill

The House passed a bill to overhaul child care for low-income families Monday, and it will likely become law before the end of the year. Lobbyists and advocates say they didn't expect the House and Senate, which passed its version of the bill earlier this year, to successfully broker the child care deal during this Congress.

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19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Comedian Maher targets Kline for 'Flip a District' campaign

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you. Contributors in Minnesota: Patrick Condon, Baird Helgeson, Patricia Lopez , Jim Ragsdale, Abby Simons, Rachel E. Stassen-Berger and Glen Stubbe .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Blake Farenthold, Representative Mike Coffman, Representative Renee Ellmers, 2012 Presidential Election

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Bill Maher Takes Aim at Minnesota Congressman

Incumbent GOP Rep. John Kline's Minnesota congressional seat is a little less safe thanks to comedian and television host Bill Maher. Maher has decided to target Kline for his "Flip A District" campaign, a midterm election-themed segment on his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher .

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Politico

Maher takes D.C., skewers GOP

For the official kickoff of his 12th season on Friday, liberal comic Bill Maher literally went to the source of most of his material: Washington, D.C. He might have been in lawmakers' backyard, but Maher didn't hold pull back any partisan punches - particularly against the GOP ahead of the November midterms and the 2016 contest - in a pair of back-to-back live D.C. shows. "Mitt Romney, we think he's going to run againHe says he has no plans to run, but he said - I love this - he said if he did run, he said, 'This time, this time, things would turn out differently.'

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Celebrities, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Bill Maher announces hea s targeting Rep. John Kline. He picked the wrong guy.

Comedian Bill Maher announced Friday night that he will personally target Republican Rep. John Kline for defeat in the November election -- the culmination of his longstanding "Flip a District" contest in which the HBO host allowed his viewers to pick which Republican he would attempt to unseat . The final four were Kline and Reps.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers, Representative Blake Farenthold, Representative Mike Coffman, Business News

The Raw Story

Bill Maher levels GOP Rep. Kline: He embodies D.C's...

Real Time host Bill Maher closed his season premiere on Friday with a scathing takedown of incumbent Rep. John Kline , calling on his viewers to help vote him out of office in November. "More than anyone else we could find, he embodies the easily-swayed whores and sellouts who keep this town running," he told his Washington, D.C. audience.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, University of Phoenix, Louie Gohmert

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Star Tribune

Accountability is the key to real VA reform

Minnesota has always been known for its top-rated health care - even for veterans. During the nationwide Department of Veterans Affairs scandal this summer, the Minnesota VA touted some of the lowest wait times in the country and was essentially left out of the conversation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Senator Al Franken, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

Star Tribune

Minnesota delegation weighs in after Obama speech on Islamic State fight

President Obama outlined a campaign Wednesday to launch airstrikes in both Syria and Iraq. Obama said he doesn't believe he needs Congressional approval for this military action, which will be conducted with allies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Amy Klobuchar

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Star Tribune

Minnesota delegation to Obama: We want clarity on how to handle ISIL

Climbing off planes Monday after five weeks of recess, Minnesota members of Congress say they are pressing the Obama administration for more information about plans to battle ISIL, a growing Islamist terrorist army in the Middle East actively recruiting soldiers from Minnesota. Both Democratic Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar have called on the Justice Department to fortify resources in Minnesota as details emerge that between 20 and 30 Minnesotans have been actively recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a group intent on restoring Islamic rule to a region that stretches from southern Turkey through Syria and includes Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Al Franken, Representative Michele Bachmann, US Senate, Representative Keith Ellison, Minnesota, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar

Politico

Congress is back in sessiona but don't expect much for education - John Kline looks ahead

CONGRESS IS BACK: But don't expect too much on the education front this month. The House will focus on several jobs and energy bills, according to a memo House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued to House Republicans last week, as well as hearings on ISIS.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

TwinCities

Lakeville veteran to receive Congressional Gold Medal

When the Farmington resident joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1942 as part of the first cadet squadron nationwide, it was because his friends were signing up. He had just turned 15. When O'Connor joined the Army a few years later, he said, it's because a good friend enlisted.

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Related Topix: Lakeville, MN, Farmington, MN, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Examiner.com

My Turn: Flip a district?

If you haven't seen Real Time , Bill Maher 's weekly show on HBO, you're missing out on some fun stuff.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Daily Kos

StephenCLE's Baseline House Ratings - Central Plains & Rocky Mountains

Hello DKE nation, and welcome to this penultimate edition of StephenCLE's baseline House Rankings.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Politico

The season's most bizarre political ads

A monkey, some hungry alligators, a bullet-ridden television set and the Ebola virus.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

CBS Local

Reality Check: Ad Slams Franken's Record Voting In Line With Obama

A new television ad from Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden accuses Democratic Sen. Al Franken of voting almost 100 percent of the time with President Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Erik Paulsen, US Senate, Norm Coleman, Senator Al Franken, Democrat

The Washington Post

John G. Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies at age 93

John G. Sperling, a former history professor who founded the for-profit University of Phoenix and oversaw its growth into a colossal higher education business central to debates over student debt and government regulation, died Aug. 22 at a hospital in Marin County, Calif.

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Daily Kos

The Case for John Kline

Before you go hating me for supporting a Republican, this diary is about selecting the worst of the worst for Bill Maher's "Flip-a-District" campaign on his HBO show Real Time.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Coffman, Representative Blake Farenthold

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Roll Call

Top 5 Races to Watch in the Midwest

The open-seat Senate race in Michigan and Republicans' challenge to Sen. Al Franken continue to be third-tier GOP opportunities.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Education Week

Congress Making Headway on Higher Education Act

With a lame-duck session looming-typically a time when Congress accomplishes very little-lawmakers in both the House and the Senate are priming higher education for the spotlight.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat, George Miller

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