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  • Fifteen Minnesota churches leaving ELCA over gay pastor vote

    12/01/2009 2:59:49 AM PST · by rhema · 12 replies · 619+ views
    Minnesota Independent ^ | November 28, 2009 | Andy Birkey
    More than a dozen Lutheran congregations in Minnesota have vowed to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) after a vote in Minneapolis this summer to allow gay and lesbian pastors in committed relationships to serve as clergy. The fifteen churches will join a new denomination called Lutheran CORE and leave the ELCA, the largest Lutheran denomination in the world. The leaders of Lutheran CORE say the ELCA has moved too far away from the Bible. "Many ELCA members and congregations have said that they want to sever ties with the ELCA because of the ELCA's continued movement away...
  • 2009 Minnesota Conservative Candidate Guide

    11/02/2009 4:43:26 PM PST · by Minnesocold · 5 replies · 459+ views
    True North ^ | 11-2-2009 | Lassie
    Fellow conservatives from other groups have been compiling lists of conservative candidates around Minnesota to support November 3. Below is our list of candidate picks from these groups (and ours). We are not supporting a candidate for their party, but for their conservative principles. If you know of a conservative candidate to add, email us with name, city race and their website link. Check back often for updates.Conservative candidate picks:Minneapolis: Park & Rec Commission – at large: Dave WahlstedtBoard of Estimation & Taxation: Michael MartensCity Council: Ward 2: Allen AigbogunWard 3: Jeffrey CobiaWard 4: Grant CermakWard 6: Mike TupperWard 7:...
  • Minnesota Poll: Obama's support declines sharply

    09/26/2009 11:13:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,724+ views
    President Obama's once-robust support in Minnesota has dwindled sharply as he confronts a sluggish economy and significant unease about a health care overhaul that has split Democrats and Republicans in Congress, according to the latest Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
  • Resurging Republicans … in Minnesota ?

    08/01/2009 8:29:10 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies · 971+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 31, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    It took four years of George Bush’s second term to push Republicans to a recent nadir in registration in Minnesota. It only took six months of Barack Obama to push the GOP back into parity with the DFL, the state’s Democratic Party. Eric Ostermeier at Smart Politics looks at the suddenly-stronger Republican Party and draws at least one of the correct conclusions: The SurveyUSA poll finds 34 percent of Minnesotans now identify as Republicans - the largest percentage enjoyed by the GOP in 63 surveys conducted by the organization dating back to its inaugural tracking poll in May 2005, when...
  • The Franken Meltdown Begins

    07/31/2009 12:37:14 PM PDT · by vadum · 54 replies · 7,127+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July 31, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    As predicted by many, it appears the meltdown of the most emotionally unstable member of the United States Senate is finally underway.After being a good boy during the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings, the newly fraudulently installed Sen. Al Franken (D-ACORN), couldn't resist letting T. Boone Pickens have it for funding those delightful Swift Boat ads that helped bury John Kerry's presidential prospects.The Politico reports According to a source, the wealthy oil and gas magnate and author of "The First Billion is the Hardest" stepped up to introduce himself to Franken in a room just off the Senate Floor after the...
  • 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...
  • Speaker Pelosi Visits Minnesota To See Stimulus In Action (found - at the bottom of a lake?)

    06/13/2009 9:30:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 643+ views
    WCCO ^ | 6/07/09 | Maya Nishikawa
    Speaker Pelosi Visits MN To See Stimulus In Action ReportingMaya Nishikawa Jun 7, 2009 6:34 pm US/Central MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Speaker of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to Minneapolis on Sunday. Pelosi toured a school where federal economic stimulus money is helping put young people to work this summer. She was also here to raise money for Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Walz. Young people greeted Pelosi in Minneapolis in a traditional way with Native American drums. The American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (AIOIC) is a place where both culture and advancement come together. Students at the AIOIC...
  • Minn. court orders Coleman to pay $95K to Franken

    06/11/2009 9:12:47 AM PDT · by MNDude · 23 replies · 1,650+ views
    Minn. court orders Coleman to pay $95K to Franken 18 hours ago ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Norm Coleman must pay Democrat Al Franken $94,783 to cover court costs for his appeal of Minnesota Senate election results. A Ramsey County court administrator entered the judgment Wednesday. It results from the two-month trial that ended with Coleman 312 votes short of Franken.
  • Absentees push Franken's Senate lead to 312 (Gov Pawlenty speaks out for Coleman)

    04/07/2009 11:22:18 AM PDT · by flattorney · 29 replies · 2,401+ views
    AP ^ | April 7, 2009 | Brian Bakst
    Democrat Al Franken's lead in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race has grown to 312 votes now that hundreds of absentee ballots have been added to the counting. A three-judge panel ruled that the rejected absentee ballots should be opened and counted after hearing weeks of testimony in a lawsuit brought by Republican Norm Coleman. Franken led by 225 votes going into Tuesday's count of those absentee ballots. The judges allowed 351 absentees into the count and Franken picked up more of them than Coleman did. Other issues are still pending in Coleman's lawsuit, and he has said he will appeal to...
  • Interview: (MN) Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Reagan, His Party, And His Advice To Obama

    01/21/2009 5:43:27 PM PST · by flattorney · 17 replies · 730+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | January 21, 2009 | Marc Ambinder
    Back at the RGA meeting [last fall], you talked about the party needed to get beyond Ronald Reagan. What do you mean by that? The RNC chairman candidates -- all they really talk about is Reagan. TP: Well, I think I said in my state of my state, but I can also say it about my own party: we can't be so in love with the past that we miss the future. And the world is changing very rapidly, and there's a lot of technological change, demographic change, cultural change, and it's all approaching us at a very rapid speed....
  • Coleman campaign subpoenas state elections official (+ Other Latest News)

    01/20/2009 6:03:58 PM PST · by flattorney · 10 replies · 1,201+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | January 20, 2009 | Pat Doyle
    In another twist in Minnesota's prolonged U.S. Senate race, Republican Norm Coleman's campaign has subpoenaed Secretary of State elections manager Gary Poser, claiming discrepancies between recount figures reported by local officials and those posted on the Secretary of State's website. Campaign attorney Tony Trimble said Coleman could have lost 10 to 15 votes because of changes the Secretary of State's office made to local recount figures. "It's a minor issue in the scheme of things," Trimble said. Still, in an election where final recount figures left Coleman trailing by only 225 votes, the subpoena underscores how he is leaving no...
  • Coleman Campaign To Ask That All 12,000 Rejected Absentee Ballots Be Reviewed For Potential Counting

    01/19/2009 6:37:56 PM PST · by flattorney · 69 replies · 4,476+ views
    Coleman for Senate ^ | January 19th 2009 | Official Press Release
    - - Will Ask Three Judge Panel To Determine Which Ballots Were Wrongly Rejected ST. PAUL – Fritz Knaak, lead recount attorney for the Coleman for Senate campaign today made the following statement: “Next week begins an important step in getting to an accurate and valid number, and to determine who really won the 2008 United States Senate election. As we indicated at the end of the canvassing board proceedings, we believe the process was broken. And, one area where it clearly broke and has yet to be fixed is in the area of rejected absentee ballots. The discrepancies, problems...
  • Why Norm Coleman Will Win (+GOP Activists to Sue)

    01/17/2009 10:02:03 AM PST · by flattorney · 33 replies · 3,235+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Saturday, January 17, 2009 | Ron Carey
    Anyone following the recount has no doubt heard the bluster and bravado regularly coming from the Al Franken campaign. However, in recent days, Franken and his Washington legal team have seemed awfully desperate for a campaign that is trying to convince people they are winning. They have now tried to shove Al Franken onto the Senate floor through three separate venues – only be to be rebuffed and delayed because their effort clearly violates Minnesota law. Why, if they claim to have a lead, are they so desperately anxious to put Al Franken in a Senate seat? Simple: They know...
  • Pawlenty Tax Plan Could Push Presidential Bid

    01/16/2009 12:32:22 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 30 replies · 802+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-16-09 | Scott Martin
    Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is pushing a plan to slash Minnesota's corporate tax, a plan that would immediately place Pawlenty in the upper-tier of 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls, if implemented. His name would immediately join the likes of Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal and Mitt Romney. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) used his State of the State address Thursday to urge state lawmakers to cut Minnesota's corporate tax rate in half. "Today, I'm proposing that we cut Minnesota's business tax rate in half," said Pawlenty. "This means reducing the current 9.8 percent business tax rate to 4.8 percent over the next...
  • Coleman camp: Franken at (MN) Supreme Court like bank robber asking for receipt

    01/13/2009 7:36:42 PM PST · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,937+ views
    The Minnesota Independent ^ | January 13, 2009 | Chris Steller
    Al Franken filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court … that’s a bit like a bank robber stopping on his way out the door to ask the teller for a receipt.” That’s how an e-mail appeal for funds from the campaign of former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman described today’s legal move by the Al Franken campaign that asked the state’s high court to order the governor to issue an election certificate. In another response, Coleman attorney Fritz Knaak told reporters that Franken has gone beyond the “epitome of arrogance … [by] asking to go above the laws of our...
  • Video: The O'Reilly Factor: Hollywood-Soros-Franken, + Can Coleman Still Win?

    01/12/2009 11:34:05 AM PST · by flattorney · 11 replies · 2,161+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor ^ | January 9, 2009 | Staff/MDE
    FOX "The O'Reilly Factor"Video: "Minnesota Madness" Segment Aired Friday, January 9, 2008       Bill and two Republican guests(1) discuss Hollywood’s and George Soros massive donations to elected “Porn-o-Rama” Franken. This includes, a rare and calculated move(2), by George Soros who personally held a large post-election Franken fundraiser at his residence in New York City to support Al in the ballot recount/contest(3). I wrote about and published the list of Hollywood/high profile Franken donors three days before this news piece, not that this was new Soros Shadow Party news for anyone that has closely followed/been involved in this Coleman-Franken fiasco....
  • (GOP Former MN SOS, 99-07,) Mary Kiffmeyer slams (Coleman-Franken) U.S. Senate recount

    01/09/2009 4:23:56 PM PST · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,701+ views
    Capitol Report ^ | January 09, 2009 | Kevin Featherly
    - - Former GOP MN secretary of state says absentee ballots should not have been included in recount Former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer is now criticizing the handling of the U.S. Senate election recount in the race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman that ended with Franken on top. Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, now a freshman state representative from District 16B, did not speak publicly about the recount while it was ongoing, but is willing to talk about it now that the results are certified and the dispute has moved into the courts. Kiffmeyer, who from 1999 to...
  • Why Soros wants Norm Coleman out of the Senate (A Must Read)

    01/09/2009 2:27:47 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 3,807+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 09, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    George Soros is the biggest sugar daddy of the Democratic Party, and naturally wants to ensure that the Democrats have a monopoly of power in America. Recently, I wrote an article for American Thinker on the role that George Soros has played in helping the Democrat Al Franken in his race against the Republican incumbent Norm Coleman for a Senate seat in Minnesota. However, there may be one other reason that Soros was determined that Norm Coleman in particular lose his seat. This was personal. Norm Coleman was the chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and as...
  • Send in the Clown (Al “SorosBoy” Franken)

    01/09/2009 12:18:12 PM PST · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,644+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 09, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Send in the Clown It sounds like the plot of a 1990s straight-to-video Hollywood flick, but barring any dramatic developments – such as a successful court challenge by Republican opponent Norm Coleman – former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian Al Franken will become the next U.S. Senator from Minnesota, likely on the strength of fraudulent votes. Franken’s fitness for office has been a matter of debate ever since he announced his candidacy in February 2007. Having made a career of “debunking” provocative statements made by famous conservatives in books like Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot, The...
  • The Stealing the (MN U.S. Senate) Election Project (+ Latest Coleman News)

    01/08/2009 11:41:00 AM PST · by flattorney · 5 replies · 1,614+ views
    Frontpage Magazine/CNSNews ^ | January 08, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    The highly publicized vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman is shining a light on Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the state’s chief election officer. Ritchie is chairman of the Minnesota Canvassing Board, which on Monday certified that Franken received 225 more votes than Coleman did. Ritchie gave partial credit for his 2006 election to a liberal 527 group, the Secretary of State Project, which says its goal is to “ensure fair, clean elections” by replacing conservative secretaries of state with liberal Democrats. “I want to thank the Secretary of State...