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  • (Jesse) Ventura speaks out against Minnesota gay marriage amendment

    09/17/2012 6:26:20 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 28 replies
    Duluth (Mn) News-Tribune ^ | 9/17/12 | MplsSteve
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura is speaking out against a gay marriage ban on the Minnesota ballot. The former Independence Party governor and longtime gay rights supporter appears in a video posted online Friday by Minnesotans United for All Families, the main group working to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment. Voters will decide in November whether to add the ban to the state's constitution. In the video, Ventura says, “Love is by far bigger than government can ever be.”
  • Muslim Congressman: Netanyahu 'Ought To Be A Little Bit More Careful'

    09/16/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/12 | staff
    Congressman Keith Ellison warns Netanyahu to not insert himself in American elections
  • Pelosi: Mitt Romney is not going to be President of the United States

    09/16/2012 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to even entertain the idea of working with Mitt Romney to solve the nation’s problems on Sunday. Why? Because “Mitt Romney’s not going to be President of the United States,” she told CNN’s Candy Crowley, bursting out into laugher. “I think everybody knows that, right?”
  • Voter ID: Ramsey County elections manager criticized over appearances

    09/14/2012 3:43:16 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-14-12 | Frederick Melo
    For months, Ramsey County Elections Manager Joe Mansky has been predicting the costs and complications of the state voter ID amendment if it passes in November. Mansky has made public appearances at civic events and spoke at a state House news conference, where he's cautioned voters that Ramsey County will foot a heavy price to correct a problem that he says does not exist: widespread voter fraud. Now, some St. Paul Republicans are sending him a message of their own: Please be quiet and resign. In a public statement Thursday, Sept. 13, Greg Copeland, chairman of the St. Paul Republican...
  • Huma Abedin and the Republican Betrayal of Michele Bachmann

    09/11/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT · by lavanios · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9/11/2012 | Steven Simpson
    On June 13th of this year, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and four other Republican House members issued a letter to the State Department’s Deputy Inspector General requesting that various Government agencies investigate charges that the Muslim Brotherhood, (MB), has penetrated into the American government in their well known attempt “to destroy Western civilization from within.” The letter also named other Islamist organizations attempting to do the same, and alleged that Huma Abedin—Secretary of State Clinton’s deputy chief of staff—as well as her family has deep ties to the MB and other Islamist groups.
  • Obama's Accelerating Downward Spiral For America

    09/05/2012 4:22:09 AM PDT · by No One Special · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 2, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    New income data from the Census Bureau reveal what a great job Barack Obama has done for the middle class as President. During his entire tenure in the oval office, median household income has declined by 7.3%. In January, 2009, the month he entered office, median household income was $54,983. By June, 2012, it had spiraled down to $50,964. That’s a loss of $4,019 per family, the equivalent of losing a little less than one month’s income a year, every year. And on our current course that is only going to get worse not better. Obama never tires of telling...
  • Proud New U.S. Citizens - (Obama rubber stamping thousands for the election)

    09/07/2012 4:51:31 AM PDT · by gore_sux · 7 replies
    A record number of Minnesotans took oath to become Americans, in part to vote in presidential election...
  • Minnesota Pro-Life Group Endorses Mitt Romney for President

    09/06/2012 12:15:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | September 5, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    With the goal of securing the protection of unborn children for decades to come, the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Federal PAC today endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States. “On pro-life issues, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama provide a stark contrast. As the country’s most pro-abortion president, Barack Obama has pursued a radical pro-abortion agenda,” said Scott Fischbach, MCCL Federal PAC. “It is now time for pro-life Americans to unite behind Mitt Romney. For the sake of unborn children, the disabled and the elderly, we must win.” “We are extremely gratified that Mitt Romney holds strong...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • MN Supreme Court smacks down Sec’ty of State over marriage amendment, voter-ID ballot titles

    08/28/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In November, Minnesota voters will choose whether to add a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman --- exactly as it is currently defined by statute now. The legislature passed the bill adding the referendum in order to keep judges in the state from overriding the statute, as has been done in other states, and allowing only the democratic avenues of constitutional amendments as a means to change the definition.The legislature provided a specific title for the ballot measure, "Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman," and oddly expected Secretary of State...
  • Downtown Mpls. Serves As Black Hawk Helicopter Training Zone

    08/27/2012 9:07:32 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    WCCO/CBS ^ | August 27, 2012 9:51 PM | unattributed
    If you see military helicopters flying low over Minneapolis, don’t be alarmed. They’re just training in an urban environment. The U.S. Special Operations Command will be conducting exercises until the beginning of September. This week they’re using helicopters, including Black Hawks. They’re not giving out their exact training locations because they don’t want crowds to gather. But you may get a glimpse of the helicopters flying low between 7 p.m. and midnight.
  • Dem Sicko Won't Run Again But Refuses to Resign [updated]

    08/23/2012 11:32:50 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 3 replies
    Disgraced Democrat pedophile Kerry Gauthier - caught soliciting teen sex on Craig's List and having oral sex with a boy at a rest stop - says he won't seek re-election. However, he refuses to step down and resign from office (The Blaze headline has this part wrong). Many of my Conservative friends have said that this is enough, and that the issue should be dropped. I say HELL NO. I'm going to have to get graphic to get my point through to some desensitized minds out there... On what planet is it OKAY for an almost-60-year-old man to put his...
  • Minnesota lawmaker urged to step aside after rest-stop liaison with 17-year-old boy (Democrat)

    08/22/2012 7:51:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/21/2012
    A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid. Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn't been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn't be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker's Craigslist ad for "no strings attached" sex. Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the...
  • University of Colorado model predicts Romney win in November

    08/22/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...
  • Minn. Lawmaker Involved in Sex Scandal Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

    08/22/2012 4:33:12 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 31 replies
    KSTP-TV ^ | 08/22/2012 6:15 PM | Leslie Rolander
    Hours after releasing a statement saying he will seek re-election, a Minnesota state lawmaker who police say had a rest-stop liaison with a 17-year-old boy, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he has reconsidered his position and will not be running again. He also says he will not be at the upcoming special session to discuss flood relief for the area he represents. He says he does not want to be a distraction. In his original statement released Wednesday afternoon, 56-year-old Rep. Kerry Gauthier said, the scandal "has been an obvious tragic embarrassment to me. I am sorry for the hurt this...
  • Democrat Caught Having Sex with 17-Year-Old Boy at Rest Stop

    08/21/2012 4:53:41 PM PDT · by MeganC · 67 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | August 21, 2012 | FOX NEWS
    Democratic leaders in Minnesota are demanding a state lawmaker withdraw from his re-election bid after police claim he admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop. While Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, will lose support from fellow Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members if he continues with his campaign, party leaders stopped short Monday of asking him to immediately resign. The first-term legislator wasn’t charged in the alleged July 22 encounter because the legal age of consent in Minnesota is 16 and no money was exchanged, according to the St. Louis County attorney’s office. Police say the two had oral...
  • (Democrat, MN) Rep. Huntley: Gauthier 'a child molester'

    08/22/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 27 replies
    Duluth News-Tribune ^ | August 22, 2012 | Brandon Stahl
    Duluth Rep. Tom Huntley said today he strongly opposes Rep. Kerry Gauthier’s decision to stay in the race for re-election to the Minnesota House and called his DFL colleague “a child molester.” “It will hurt us in every race in the state. (Republicans) will try to imply that we’re supporting him,” Huntley said. “As far as I’m concerned, he’s a child molester. And I realize that it’s not illegal what he did. … But I think one needs to consider the ethics of the person, and do you want someone like that in the Legislature?” Huntley said he believes the...
  • Romney Camp Sees Upper Midwest Coming Into Play

    08/22/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 22, 2012 | Erin McPike
    Lost amid the daily uproar over embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin's refusal to drop his Missouri bid is a growing effort by the GOP to spotlight a tightening presidential race in the Upper Midwest. The Republican National Committee has pounced on new polling data in Michigan and Wisconsin that show President Obama losing ground to Mitt Romney after the latter announced Paul Ryan as his running mate. And in what may -- or may not -- have been a coincidence, Vice President Joe Biden made a pair of campaign stops in Minnesota on Tuesday and will make several more in...
  • Democratic lawmaker called on to resign for having oral sex with boy, 17 (War on Boys)

    Democratic lawmaker called on to resign for having oral sex with boy, 17, in bushes at public rest stop after meeting him on Craigslist Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191164/Kerry-Gauthier-Democratic-lawmaker-called-resign-having-oral-sex-teen-bushes.html#ixzz24DL9gNTt