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  • (Seahawk) Derrick Coleman writes special letter to deaf little girl who wrote him

    01/23/2014 6:33:24 AM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    (LETTERS ARE AT THE LINK) This story just keeps getting better. On Tuesday we shared a letter a young deaf fan wrote to Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman, who is also deaf. This all comes after the inspiring ad about Coleman's life that went viral last week. Coleman wrote a letter back to the deaf fan and her twin sister and shared it Wednesday on Twitter. Is it great? Yup:
  • Recount for 6th Senate District race set for Jan. 27(VA)

    01/22/2014 8:00:50 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    pilotonline ^ | January 22, 2014 | Virginian-Pilot
    A recount for Virginia's 6th Senate District race will be held Monday. Republican challenger Wayne Coleman petitioned for a recount last week. Democrate Lynwood Lewis, a longtime Eastern Shore state delegate, was certified the winner after a Jan. 7 special election. He defeated Coleman, a Norfolk businessman, by nine votes out of roughly 20,400 cast. The Norfolk-based Senate seat was vacated by Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. At stake is control of the Senate. If Lewis' victory survives the recount effort, the chamber would be divided 20-20 between Democrats and Republicans and the tie-breaking vote would be held by Northam, a...
  • Gayest bridge ever? (St.Paul,MN 5-13-13)

    05/13/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    me | 5-13-13 | me
    entire Wabasha bridge this morning downtown St.Paul(both sides) Wonder hoe much the public works spent putting all these nice, new rainbow flags up? might explain your property tax rates, St.Paulites...
  • St. Paul City Council calls for statewide ban on semi-automatics

    01/03/2013 5:02:38 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-3-12 | city hall scoop
    The city of St. Paul doesn’t have direct say over statewide gun laws, but that isn’t stopping city council members from calling for more gun control. At the Wednesday, Jan. 2 council meeting, they amended their annual request to lawmakers to include a crackdown on semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. They join a chorus of municipal bodies, politicians and Hollywood celebrities clamoring for tighter gun laws in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Here’s a look at six proposals being mulled across the country. Some gun enthusiasts are dubious that a ban on semi-automatics would...
  • Doctor Who's latest companion is unveiled

    03/21/2012 10:19:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 75 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 21st March 2012 | BBC News
    'Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has landed the role of the Time Lord's new companion in Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed. Producer Steven Moffat announced the actress will replace Karen Gillan's character Amy Pond when she leaves the show in the next series. Coleman, 25, has also appeared in Waterloo Road and Julian Fellowes' four part mini-series Titanic. The star said: "I am beyond excited. I can't wait to get cracking." Coleman, who will make her first appearance in the Christmas special, added that she is a "huge fan" of the show. The actress, who is from Blackpool, revealed...
  • Judge rejects releasing TBI file of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner

    03/09/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge said today he has no authority to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's file on former judge Richard Baumgartner. "This court has no authority whatsoever to decide on its own, 'I'm going to let the public see this file,'" Special Judge John Kerry Blackwood said at a specially-called hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said the portions of the file not made public contain phone records and recorded conversations in which Baumgartner discusses sex with two women and makes "crude remarks" about people. "What you're not going to find (in the TBI file) is...
  • FBI Seizes Computers of Portland Blogger For Allegedly Posting Sheriff Death Threat

    02/24/2012 3:22:45 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | February 23, 2012 | n/a
    "FBI Seizes Computers of Portland Blogger For Allegedly Posting Sheriff Death Threat" SNIPPET: "If you're going to target the police, guess what happens next."
  • Romney Backer Norm Coleman Likes Michele Bachmann As VP

    12/01/2011 3:12:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | November 30, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    He doesn't claim to know her post-presidential campaign plans, but fellow Minnesotan Norm Coleman, a Romney backer, believes Rep. Michele Bachmann has what it takes to be vice president. "She could serve well," he says of the Minnesota lawmaker who once led the polls for the Iowa caucus. "I think she's helped herself in this process." Bachmann isn't reconsidering her future other than believing she is positioned for a comeback against Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in the GOP primaries. But even her critics are giving Bachmann good grades for her campaign, debate performances and fund raising despite some early...
  • Caught on video: Anti-gun Columbus Mayor Coleman comes unhinged(OH)

    11/04/2011 7:41:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 3 November, 2011 | Chad D. Baus
    As many of our readers are aware, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has consistently worked against the Second Amendment and the Constitution during his long term as mayor. The Ohio chairman of the anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), Coleman and his city council enacted an unenforceable assault weapons ban in 2005, which caused the NRA to pull plans to hold their annual meetings in the city in 2007, which would likely have poured upwards of $25 million dollars into the Ohio economy. Coleman also drove the Ohio Gun Collectors Association out of town with unreasonable demands he put upon...
  • Ex-Minnesota Sen. Coleman joins Romney campaign

    09/21/2011 1:51:27 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    boston globe ^ | 9-21-11 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman is getting behind Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential race, and gaining a role within the ex-Massachusetts governor's campaign. Romney's campaign announced Wednesday that Coleman would come aboard as a special adviser on policy. Coleman joins former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as a Romney backer.
  • Firearms industry has a stranglehold on Congress and state legislatures

    06/24/2011 9:09:02 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/11 | Mayor Mikey B Coleman
    “Guns in Bars” sounds like the concept of a high-octane Hollywood film, kind of like “Snakes on a Plane.” Unfortunately, it is instead a new law in the State of Ohio. Issues involving firearms always stir up a great deal of passion in this country, and the degree to which the Second Amendment affords Americans the right to own any and all guns will probably always be debated. But you’d think there are some gun-related issues on which we could all agree. For example, I would expect that few level-headed people would advocate having loaded weapons in establishments that are...
  • ILYAS KASHMIRI - PAKISTAN'S FRANKENSTEIN

    06/24/2010 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda commander continues to pose a threat to U.S. and South Asian security as Pakistan’s military and intelligence services look the other way” IPT News June 22, 2010 SNIPPET: “Top Al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri poses a major threat to U.S. interests both at home and abroad. Described by intelligence agencies “as the most effective, dangerous and successful guerrilla leader in the world,” Kashmiri heads Al Qaeda’s military operations wing. He figures prominently in two recent high-profile terrorism indictments issued in Chicago. But Kashmiri remains free in South Asia and in control of a renowned Al Qaeda terror...
  • Columbus no longer planning for streetcars, light rail

    02/10/2011 9:57:33 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 8 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 2-10-2011 | Robert Vitale
    Columbus no longer planning for streetcars, light rail Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:44 PM By Robert Vitale The Columbus Dispatch Despite a lingering presence in regional planning documents, officials say the idea of streetcars for Columbus and light rail for central Ohio has been shelved. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission gave its OK yesterday to use more than $225million in federal money for roadwork, buses, bike trails, sidewalks and other projects designed to ease traffic congestion and improve air quality. Don't expect action soon, however, on another item on the list: Although MORPC continues to list Mayor Michael B. Coleman's...
  • Iran's Oil Mafia (pro-regime Iranian lobby in U.S.)

    04/16/2007 5:08:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 552+ views
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | April 16, 2007 | Hassan Daioleslam
    Iran's Oil Mafia April 16, 2007 Frontpagemagazine.com Hassan Daioleslam Robert William (Bob) Ney is a current federal prisoner and a former Ohio Congressman from 1995 until November 3, 2006. Ney pled guilty to charges of conspiracy and making false statements in relation to the Jack Abramoff lobbying and bribery scandal. Ney reportedly received bribes from Abramoff, other lobbyists, and two foreign businessmen - a felon and an arms dealer - in exchange for using his position to advance their interests. Conspicuously missing from this dossier of disservice to the country was Ney’s assistance in the creation of a Washington-based lobbying...
  • Minnesota Court Of Appeals Rules Against KSTP In Ballot Case (Coleman/Franken)

    08/10/2010 11:39:54 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies · 2+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/10/10 | Josh Simeone
    Rejected absentee ballots are private information, with that ruling the Minnesota court of appeals says KSTP-TV can't look at them. That reverses a ruling by a Ramsey county judge that allowed KSTP and four other Hubbard broadcasting stations to get access to unopened, rejected absentee ballots from the 2008 election. Last year, a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation uncovered absentee ballots that had been wrongly accepted and rejected. The station sued to examine the 13-thousand that were never counted in the election to continue it's investigation. The appeals court says the law states clearly that sealed absentee ballots are private data...
  • Coleman reportedly has eye on RNC chair(NORM)

    07/23/2010 8:06:09 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 38 replies · 2+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 7-22-10 | Jonathan Martin
    Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman reportedly is considering a run for chairmanship of the Republican National Committee and has begun talking to associates about taking on Michael Steele should the embattled current chairman seek another term in January. Coleman plans to attend the RNC's summer meeting next month in Kansas City, Mo., in part to be on hand for a tribute to longtime New Jersey Committeeman David Norcross, who is stepping down from his party post. But senior Republicans say Coleman's appearance will allow him to meet the party members who will pick the next chairman and signal to them...
  • Pawlenty: Investigate felon votes in Senate race

    07/15/2010 6:14:06 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies · 2+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/14/10 | Kevin Diaz
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty jumped into a growing controversy Wednesday when he said that a conservative interest group may have found "credible evidence" that voter fraud involving felons tipped the narrow 2008 U.S. Senate race toward Sen. Al Franken. Pawlenty's remarks, in a television interview, gave a boost to a study released by Minnesota Majority that purports to have found that more than 1,000 felons voted illegally in the bitterly contested election. The group's claims have been broadcast by Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere, reigniting a debate over a cause long championed by Republicans: use of voting safeguards such as photo...
  • Coleman won't pursue 2008 voting probe

    07/15/2010 5:39:39 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 42 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 7-15-10 | ap
    Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says investigations into felons voting illegally in the 2008 election won't cause him to try to change the outcome. Coleman lost his Senate seat to Democrat Al Franken after a recount and court contest that lasted eight months. On Wednesday, the Republican said there will always be "a cloud of doubt" and the allegations add to that, but he hasn't sought legal advice on his options and doesn't intend to. Prosecutors in Minnesota's biggest counties are investigating a conservative watchdog group's allegations that ineligible felons voted or registered to vote illegally in 2008. Earlier Wednesday,...
  • Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds

    Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds July 12, 2010 FoxNews.com The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities. That's the finding of an 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, which found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman. The final recount vote...
  • Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds

    07/12/2010 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Foxnews ^ | July 12, 2010 | Ed Barnes
    Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota, Study Finds By Ed Barnes July 12, 2010 The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities. That's the finding of an 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, which found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman. The final...
  • Watchdog Groups Says Convicted Felons Are Voting Illegally (MN)

    06/29/2010 9:14:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/29/10 | Katie Lynn
    It's against the law for convicted felons to vote on election day, but a watchdog groups says hundreds of felons not only registered to vote, but cast ballots. The group Minnesota Majority says they spent the last 18 months matching felony criminal records with voting records. Group member Dan McGrath says they found 289 convicted felons in Hennepin County and 52 in Ramsey County voted illegally during the 2008 election. McGrath claims nothing is being done to stop or correct the incidents. He blames the Secretary of State and local county attorneys for being slow to prosecute voter fraud cases.
  • One Year Later, Sen. Franken Evaluates His Job Performance

    06/10/2010 10:59:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies · 448+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/10/10 | Amanda Thiesen
    June 30th marks one year since Sen. Al Franken was declared the official winner in the U.S. Senate race, marked by the longest recount in Minnesota state history. Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser spoke to Franken about how he would evaluate his job performance, so far.
  • Gary Coleman's Quick Removal off Life Support and Resulting Death Raises Questions

    05/31/2010 9:08:23 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 54 replies · 2,462+ views
    Life Site News ^ | May 31, 2010 | Commentary by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Monday May 31, 2010 Gary Coleman's Quick Removal off Life Support and Resulting Death Raises Questions Commentary by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman May 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The death of Gary Coleman has elicited reactions of surprise and sadness from Americans who had come to know and love the actor through his role on the popular situation comedy Diff'rent Strokes during the late 70s and early 80s. However, what is not being discussed in the mainstream media, what is being assiduously avoided, are the obvious questions: is it certain how Coleman sustained his deadly head injury, and why did his wife "pull the plug" on...
  • Gary Coleman Dead at 42

    05/28/2010 11:48:13 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 232 replies · 7,405+ views
    RadarOnline ^ | May 28, 2010 | Staff
    Gary Coleman has died at 42, RadarOnline.com has learned. Coleman had been hospitalized in Provo, Utah since Wednesday, May 26, after suffering what his family called "a serious medical problem."
  • Gary Coleman in Critical Condition After Fall at Home

    05/27/2010 3:25:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 61 replies · 2,037+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/2010 | Fox News
    TMZ has learned Gary Coleman is currently hospitalized in Utah -- and we're told he's in critical condition.
  • Coleman: No Publicly Funded Travel To Arizona (MN moonbat mayor)

    04/28/2010 11:37:20 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 43 replies · 741+ views
    wcco.com ^ | 4-28-10 | wcco
    Coleman said he issued the order as a protest, following several other cities and organizations that are boycotting Arizona. "This law sets a dangerous example for the rest of the country," Coleman said in a press release. "It will create a culture where racial profiling is acceptable, and will create a dangerous wedge between police officers and the communities they serve."
  • Derrick Coleman is almost $5 million in debt (another NBA star goes bust)

    04/11/2010 5:22:11 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 23 replies · 1,320+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/10/10 | Trey Kirby
    It's not a good time to be a hyper-skilled forward who never really made the most of their considerable talent. First, it was Antoine Walker(notes), his casino debts, and a short stint in Puerto Rico. Now, it's Derrick Coleman, failed business investments, and fur coats. According to the Wall Street Journal's Bankruptcy Beat, Coleman has filed for bankruptcy and owes creditors $4.7 million, most of which he lost in failed attempts to stimulate Detroit's struggling local economy...
  • People: Gary Coleman suffers seizure on TV set

    02/26/2010 5:18:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies · 1,247+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Randy McMullen
    Gary Coleman suffered a seizure on the set of TV's "The Insider" Friday and received immediate treatment from TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky, who happened to be on set as well, celebrity Web site TMZ reported. A spokesman for "The Insider" refused to say why Coleman was on the set of the show he angrily walked out on a week ago while being interviewed about his recent domestic violence arrest in Utah. He reportedly blew up after the interview panel repeatedly asked him if he beat his wife. Nor did the spokesman say what Pinsky, host of several TV rehab...
  • KSTP MN: Absentee Ballot Investigation - Mistakes & Changes Made

    10/30/2009 7:29:18 AM PDT · by Minnesocold · 11 replies · 1,633+ views
    True North ^ | 10/30/2009 | Lassie
    KSTP investigated absentee ballot inconsistencies and reported their findings last night, and you can watch the video here. Many cities put up roadblocks to their investigation request -- and Bloomington threatened felony charges against KSTP if they reported on their findings. The most damning part is Sec. of State Mark Ritchie's denial of problems and response when asked to look at ballot envelopes and comment. "Ritchie first told us he could not read our examples, then said he wouldn't look at photocopies of absentee ballot envelopes." A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation has found that mistakes made with absentee ballots in...
  • New to voting? Please read this.

    10/15/2009 7:03:53 AM PDT · by pansgold · 8 replies · 931+ views
    If the next election is the first time you will vote there is something called a "spoiled ballot" and they will not count your if challanged and it is spoiled. In Minnesota, incumbant Republican Norm Coleman lost to radio talk show host Al Franken in a very close election. The election was decided by a few hundred votes. Each of the states have their own rules about conducting elections. In Florida the Bush v. Gore election was close and "voter intent" seemed to be the Florida standard with the hanging chad. Take a look at this ballot. Here the voter's...
  • Minn. group asks for probe into ACORN voter work

    09/30/2009 4:38:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 839+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/30/09 | AP
    A conservative group and several gubernatorial candidates are asking Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson to investigate ACORN over voter registrations and other activities in Minnesota. Minnesota Majority president Jeff Davis says a felon convicted of registering illegally in Ramsey County claimed an ACORN canvasser helped her. He was joined at a news conference on Wednesday by a handful of GOP candidates and one Democrat.
  • Figures. ACORN Was Behind Franken's Stolen Senate Seat

    09/28/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 33 replies · 1,432+ views
    Here's a shocker. ACORN may have helped Al Franken steal the US senate seat from Minnesota. The Minnesot Star-Tribune reported: But ACORN does have a special place in its heart for at least one prominent Minnesota politician. Last year, it showered praise on Al Franken, endorsing his run for the U.S. Senate. Franken returned the esteem: "I'm thrilled and honored to receive this endorsement," he gushed in a press release. He added that he was "more motivated than ever to work with ACORN."
  • Overtime (Chapter 1 - Part II:) The long, brutal fight to Senate Election Day in Minnesota

    09/16/2009 8:55:23 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 2 replies · 382+ views
    St Paul (Mn) Pioneer Press ^ | 9/16/09 | Rachel Stassen-Berger/Jim Ragsdale - Staff Reporters
    After a banner bounce-back year for Democrats in 2006, many believed the 2008 Senate race was theirs to lose. In 2002, when Coleman was elected with Bush's blessing, 70 percent of Minnesotans approved of the president's performance. By 2008, 70 percent disapproved. A hurricane had flooded New Orleans in 2005, and two years later at the other end of the Mississippi River, an interstate bridge in Minneapolis had collapsed into those waters. Polls showed the state of Minnesota, like the rest of the country, wanted change. The campaign got personal early. Already being knocked around for his jokes and writings,...
  • Panel That Decided Franken-Coleman Race Wins Award['A Dubious Outcome']

    09/16/2009 2:49:51 AM PDT · by Son House · 17 replies · 997+ views
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 9/14/2009 | Post
    The state's judges are paying tribute to the three-judge panel that decided the winner of Minnesota's disputed U.S. Senate election between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman. The Minnesota District Judges Foundation has presented its Community Service Award to Judges Elizabeth Hayden of Stearns County, Kurt Marben of Pennington County and Denise Reilly of Hennepin County. It says they displayed "the highest levels of professionalism, public service, and judicial independence and integrity." The three judges declared Franken the winner by 312 votes in April. The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the panel's decision in June. Coleman decided not to appeal...
  • Overtime, Chapter I: The story of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race (Part 1)

    09/15/2009 8:46:05 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 6 replies · 600+ views
    St Paul (Mn) Pioneer Press ^ | 9/15/09 | Rachel Stassen-Berger/Jim Ragsdale - Staff Reporters
    In a pair of crowded, cluttered, work-ripened hotel suites, campaign workers quietly tapped at their laptops and could hardly believe what they saw. The roars and tears of supporters of Barack Obama and John McCain had long subsided. It was the early morning after Election Day 2008, time for them to either celebrate or drown their sorrows. But these stalwarts of the bitter red-vs.-blue U.S. Senate battle between Norm Coleman and Al Franken stayed at their posts and nervously watched the numbers. Which were frozen. After two years and $40 million, Coleman and Franken were tied and headed into overtime....
  • Fact of the Day: Financing ObamaCare

    09/09/2009 3:37:30 PM PDT · by CyberRBTmail · 3 replies · 246+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-09-09 | Ray Harvey
    It’s one of the most important (and unanswerable) questions in the whole healthcare debate, and yet it’s hardly discussed at all — by either side. Certainly, no good answer has been given by the Obama administration regarding how to pay for such a massive governmental expenditure, and the reason no good answer has been given to this question is that no good answer for it exists. Watch the following quick video clip, and be stunned at how economically out-of-touch these people are. Keep in mind also as you watch that these are the very people who are pushing so hard...
  • Census: Minn. led nation in '08 voter turnout

    07/20/2009 2:30:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies · 1,252+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | July 20, 2009 | By PAUL WALSH
    The Census Bureau today is reporting what Minnesotans have long known and can be proud of: Minnesota's citizens consistently lead the nation in casting their ballots. Newly released census figures show that in the 2008 presidential election, Minnesota and the District Columbia led the nation in turnout with 75 percent. The national average was 63.6 percent. For the nation as a whole, about 131 million people reported voting in the 2008 presidential election, an increase of 5 million from 2004. The increase included about 2 million more black voters, 2 million more Hispanic voters and about 600,000 more Asian voters,...
  • Video: Jesse Ventura Praises Sotomayor, Ridicules and Bashes Palin, Knocks Coleman

    07/16/2009 12:42:31 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 31 replies · 867+ views
    Larry King Live - CNN.com ^ | 7-16-09 | CNN.com
    Jesse Ventura, former Minnesota governor, weighs in on Sonia Sotomayor, Sen. Al Franken, and Sarah Palin's resignation.
  • Franken Shakes Off The Hoopla, Settles Into Job[First Earmark Wednesday w/Klobuchar; Famous McCain?]

    07/11/2009 3:58:03 PM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies · 670+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | July 10, 2009 | By ERIC ROPER
    His first votes were largely along party lines, including one against a measure to require building 700 miles of border fence by 2011, which he opposed because "none of the relevant effective law enforcement agencies were asking for it," spokeswoman Jess McIntosh said. Fellow Democrat Amy Klobuchar voted for the measure. Many of Franken's new staffers -- 26 hired so far -- are Washington veterans, including chief of staff Drew Littman, a former lobbyist who has been an instrumental figure in setting up many Senate offices over the years. Franken also signed on to his first earmark requests on Wednesday...
  • Joe Repya: Why I'm leaving the Minnesota GOP

    07/08/2009 6:55:10 AM PDT · by flattorney · 147 replies · 3,860+ views
    Twin Cities ^ | June 23, 2009 | Joe Repya
    As a military officer for 30 years, I came to recognize the necessity of good leadership. When I retired from the military in 1998, I became active politically in the Republican Party. Since that time, I've been elected to two National Republican Conventions, acted as a military spokesperson for the Bush/Cheney campaign in 2004, and served as national veterans coordinator for Fred Thompson's presidential run. In 2007, I ran for Minnesota GOP party chair as a reform candidate, and lost. Over the years I have raised tens of thousands of dollars for GOP coffers, donated many thousands of dollars to...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn

    07/02/2009 5:26:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 2, 2009
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006...
  • Franken Declared Winner

    07/01/2009 7:07:41 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 68 replies · 2,587+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 7/1/2009 | Connie Hair
    Just when you thought things couldn’t get more farcical in our nation’s capitol, the Al Franken Circus heads to town. Franken was declared the winner yesterday of the long-contested Senate race by the Minnesota Supreme Court with a razor-thin margin of 312 votes out of over 2.9 million votes cast. Norm Coleman chose to bow out of the race rather than continue the contest taking the fight to the federal courts. It is estimated the two camps have spent more than $1.7 million in legal fees through March, the end of the last FEC reporting period. Rumors abound that Coleman...
  • ... And Franken Makes 60 for Dems

    06/30/2009 6:57:47 PM PDT · by LUV W · 83 replies · 1,891+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 30, 2009
    Franken Declared Winner of Minnesota Senate Election, Giving Dems Filibuster-Proof Majority After the Minnesota high court rejects a legal challenge from Norm Coleman, the Republican concedes to Democrat Al Franken in the state's Senate race. Democrat Al Franken, right, with his wife Frannie Franken smile as they meet the media at their house in MInneapolis Tuesday June 30, 2009 after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Democrat in the Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman. (AP) Democrat Al Franken as the winner of the state's vacant Senate seat after the state's high court ruled that Republican challenger...
  • Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Race; Dems Have 60 Vote Super Majority - Video 6/30/09

    06/30/2009 3:41:13 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies · 1,096+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 30, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Comedian Al Franken was declared the winner of the Minnesota Senate race today after the Minnesota Supreme Court rejected all of Sen. Norm Coleman's legal arguments that the recount had been unfair. Coleman conceded the race in the video below . . . . (Watch Video) . . . . The victory gives the Democrats 58 Senate seats, with two independents who virtually always vote with the Democrats. That equals a 60-vote super majority in the Senate if they all stick together. Sixty votes are enough to invoke cloture, which allows legislation to be brought to the floor. . ....
  • Cornyn Says He Respects Coleman's Concession

    06/30/2009 2:53:11 PM PDT · by steve-b · 9 replies · 647+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/30/09 | Josh Kraushaar
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee spent nearly $1 million on Norm Coleman’s legal fees to back the Republican's appeals and draw out the Minnesota Senate race. But now that the state Supreme Court made its final ruling, NRSC Chairman John Cornyn said he "respects" Coleman's decision to concede: "Throughout the last several months, Senate Republicans have made clear that the people of Minnesota, not politicians in Washington, should decide this election. Now that the courts have spoken, I join Norm in respecting that decision and moving forward to address the important issues facing our country....
  • Michael Steele ‘Deeply Disappointed’ By Franken Victory

    “I am deeply disappointed in the decision made by the state Supreme Court, and I share the frustration of Minnesota’s voters. At the core of our democracy lies two concrete principles: No valid vote should go uncounted and all votes should be treated equally. Sadly, those principles were not adhered to during this election. While I would have proudly stood behind Norm Coleman had he chosen to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, I know that his decision to withdraw from this race was not an easy one, but one that he felt was the best decision for the people...
  • Coleman concedes, Pawlenty to sign election certificate today, to-do list from Obama

    06/30/2009 1:49:16 PM PDT · by steve-b · 20 replies · 1,451+ views
    Star-Tribune ^ | 6/30/09 | James Shiffer
    In a 15-minute news conference, looking relaxed and upbeat, Norm Coleman congratulated Al Franken, reminisced about his 6-year term and the "longest election in Minnesota history" and didn't discuss the details of the rejected legal challenge. "We have reached the point where further litigation damages the unity of our state," Coleman said. "I congratulate Al Franken in his victory in his election." "The bottom line is that's history. I'm not looking back… We are a nation of laws, not men and women. The court has spoken.".... Moments later, Gov. Tim Pawlenty's office issued the following statement: "The Minnesota Supreme Court...
  • GOP's Coleman concedes, sending Franken to Senate

    06/30/2009 1:12:47 PM PDT · by jackmercer · 74 replies · 4,798+ views
    WRAL ^ | 06/30/2009 | BRIAN BAKST
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican Norm Coleman has conceded to Democrat Al Franken in Minnesota's contested Senate race, ending a nearly eight-month recount and court fight. Coleman conceded at a news conference in St. Paul, a few hours after a unanimous Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian and liberal commentator should be certified the winner..............
  • Coleman: the GOP's million-dollar man

    06/30/2009 12:27:15 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 8 replies · 811+ views
    Coleman: the GOP's million-dollar man GOP senators, the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee insist that the Coleman challenge has been worth the money — for now. Over the past three months, the NRSC spent nearly $1 million to pay his legal bills, and since Election Day, Republican senators and the RNC have pumped in hundreds of thousands of dollars more. -snip- Coleman’s legal challenge has reached the Minnesota Supreme Court, but many legal experts believe that the court’s decision — expected any day — will affirm that Franken won last November’s election. If that happens, Coleman...
  • State Supreme Court Rules For Franken 5-0

    06/30/2009 11:14:29 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 79 replies · 2,699+ views
    The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of Al Franken in the disputed U.S. Senate race, according to Franken's attorney.