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  • Jim Hagedorn says Rep. Tim Walz(D-Mn) wants to move Al Qaeda prisoners to Rochester(Mn)

    10/24/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Stephen Rydberg
    Representative Tim Walz's republican challenger, Jim Hagedorn, is accusing Walz of wanting to move Al Qaeda prisoners to Rochester. Hagedorn talked to the media outside Federal Medical Center in Rochester on Thursday. He said Representative Walz voted to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison and supports transferring what Hagedorn calls the worst Islamic terrorists on the planet into the US. Hagedorn goes on to say that Walz is open to bringing some of those prisoners to FMC in Rochester. "The people of Southeast Minnesota, the people of Rochester, are protected by the Islamic terrorists in Guantanamo bay by 1,875 miles, an...
  • Rep. Tony Cornish: Schools need firearms

    12/28/2012 11:03:59 AM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    Mpls Star Tribune ^ | 12/27/12 | TONY CORNISH
    As one of your state representatives, I back the National Rifle Association's proposal 100 percent, inasmuch as it calls for an armed guard of some type in every school. No. I'm not an NRA pawn, and I don't take a dime from them, directly or through other channels. It's interesting how some legislators speak to the public with what they think might be a popular response for the media. U.S. Rep. Tim Walz recently said he was shocked with the NRA's proposal to put an armed cop in each school, in what he thought would turn schools into "armed encampments."...
  • Walz donates money from Weiner (MN)

    06/08/2011 12:34:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo ^ | 6/8/11 | Jeremy Herb
    Rep. Tim Walz donated $3,000 — the amount New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has contributed to Walz's campaigns — to a local veterans charity on Tuesday. Weiner, who admitted Monday that he exchanged text messages and photos with six women he met on the Internet, has caused political headaches for Democrats as Republicans have called for his resignation. Walz was the second Democrat to return contributions from Weiner, following Ohio Democrat Rep. Betty Sutton. Walz received $1,000 from Weiner on March 27, 2007, and $2,000 on Nov. 16, 2009, according to Federal Election Commission records. Republicans jabbed at Walz on...
  • Walz(D-Mn) Campaign Asks TV Stations to Yank NRCC/Demmer "Attack Ad"

    10/13/2010 3:38:08 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2010 |
    ROCHESTER (KTTC-DT) -- The Walz for Congress campaign organization is asking five southern Minnesota television stations to stop airing a so-called "attack ad" funded by the National Republican Congressional Committee on behalf of Republican Randy Demmer. "This advertisement is false, relies on an outdated news article and is easily disproven," writes Gerald L. Maschka, a Mankato attorney and Chair of the Walz campaign, in a letter to KTTC. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should immediately refuse to continue to air this advertisement." The Walz campaign organization issued a news release highlighting...
  • National GOP takes aim at Tim Walz(D-Mn)

    10/09/2010 5:05:49 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 10/8/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    Republican congressional candidate Randy Demmer unveiled his first TV ad as national Republicans announced plans to sink big money into the race in hopes of knocking off Democrat Tim Walz. The National Republican Congressional Committee is spending $85,000 on the TV ads through its coordinating campaign funds. The NRCC's independent expenditure arm also plans to pump another $102,000 into campaign ads in the 1st Congressional District starting today. Meanwhile, Walz's campaign has sent an e-mail asking supporters to raise $100,000 to counter GOP ads. Demmer's first ad blasts Walz for voting in favor of the stimulus bill, health care reform...
  • Economy, Health Care Among Topics For Walz D-Mn Visit(Incomplete Business Health Care Bill Details)

    10/02/2010 5:49:04 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Free Press, Mankato ^ | September 28, 2010 | By Mark Fischenich
    Congressman Tim Walz said Monday he has a solid plan for reinvigorating the economy by targeting tax credits to small business, making sure entrepreneurs have access to loans, investing in improved roads and stabilizing the nation’s energy market. Walz, who’s facing an electorate in five weeks that polls show is discouraged by the depressed economy, detailed his jobs plan at a local success story. Angie’s Kettle Corn, located in North Mankato’s industrial park, has added 100 workers since January as the former upstart has expanded its reach to 45 states. “These are the folks that make it happen,” said the...
  • (RINO Alert!)Former GOP Sen. Durenberger endorses Walz(D-Mn)

    09/21/2010 1:25:50 PM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 9/21/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    A former Republican senator and longtime health policy expert is backing 1st District Rep. Tim Walz for Congress. Former Sen. Dave Durenberger announced Monday that he is backing Walz because the Mankato Democrat is focused on uniting people. He said he got to see the congressman in action for the first time last summer during heated health care town hall forums. Walz had asked Durenberger to serve as a moderator at those events. "I have my own set of experiences of bringing people together. I had the experience of watching Tim try to do it in the district, and if...
  • NY Times: Walz(D-MN) has 96 percent chance of winning in CD 1(Than Why Hide?)

    09/18/2010 7:38:42 AM PDT · by Son House · 10 replies
    St. Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report/Politics in Minnesota ^ | September 17,2010 | by Briana Bierschbach
    A New York Times political race profile gave Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Walz a 96 percent chance of regaining his seat in Minnesota’s First Congressional District. The profile breaks down the district and the second-term congressman’s voting record, and shows the area leaning Democratic. This comes shortly after Walz’s Republican opponent, state Rep. Randy Demmer of Hayfield, was elevated to Young Gun status by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
  • Debate Over Debate Rages Between Walz, D-MN, Rochester Chamber(Walz, D-MN, Declined to Participate)

    09/16/2010 1:54:03 PM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 9/8/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce President John Wade said Wednesday he is disappointed that 1st District Rep. Tim Walz has chosen not to participate in a planned congressional debate. "Candidly, this was a great opportunity to get off the wagon and check on the horses that are pulling this economy," Wade said. The two-term DFL incumbent declined to participate in the Sept. 20 debate sponsored by the chamber and Post-Bulletin. Instead, he's opting for another debate in Rochester sponsored by the Minnesota News Network and AARP. The date for that debate has not yet been set. Walz will participate in...
  • Tim Walz(D-Mn) in Rochester(Mn) Monday

    08/16/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Son House · 4 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2010 |
    Representative Tim Walz will be in Rochester Monday to hear from southeastern Minnesotans about veterans' issues. Walz is holding a town hall meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall, room 223 at RCTC. The public is invited to attend the town hall, and doors open at 5 p.m. Congressman Walz, a 24-year veteran of the Army National Guard, is a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
  • Minn. Bankruptcies Highest in a Decade

    07/07/2010 1:22:38 PM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies ^ | Jul 07, 2010 |
    More people are filing for bankruptcy in Minnesota. Filings, in fact, are at the highest level in a decade. Through the end of May, nearly 9,600 bankruptcy cases were filed in Minnesota, up 11.6 percent from a year earlier. Bankruptcy attorney Richard Pearson in New Brighton says unemployment is running out for some people, and those who have found work aren't matching the income of their previous job. American Bankruptcy Institute figures show filings nationwide increased 14 percent in the first six months of 2010, compared to last year. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports bankruptcy filings are considered a...
  • Please vote in this poll!

    04/18/2010 1:02:06 PM PDT · by Tiger555 · 11 replies · 727+ views
    Albert Lea Tribune ^ | Sunday, April 18 , 2010 | Albert Lea Tribune
    Please vote in this poll for Demmer (Walz is in Congress right now and votes right in step with Pelosi and Obama): Who do you favor for Congress? Tim Walz, DFL-Mankato 66% 119 votes Randy Demmer, R-Hayfield 33% 60 votes 179 total votes Thanks!
  • Walz(D-Mn) Visits Austin for Roundtable With Businesses Owners

    04/14/2010 3:30:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Austin Daily Herald ^ | April 10, 2010 | By Rachel Drewelow
    Friday, Walz toured Austin, talking with local business owners about their concerns regarding health care reform, regulatory agencies, availability of credit, pork barrel spending, energy and the cap-and-trade strategy, which allows facilities to buy and sell pollution credits in order to meet a national limit on greenhouse gas emissions. Walz stopped by Jim’s SuperFresh Produce, 2101 Fourth St. NW, Donker’s Appliance, 1107 First Ave. SW and Medicap Pharmacy, 1109 W. Oakland Ave., to talk with business owners before making his way to Main Street’s Town Center for a roundtable discussion Friday morning. Much of discussion was focused Friday on health...
  • Walz(D-Mn) Pounded with Health Care Questions

    04/10/2010 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Son House · 43 replies · 1,884+ views ^ | 04/09/2010 | By: Lorilyn Prestidge
    Congressman Tim Walz came to Austin Friday, talking with businesses about jobs, energy, and financial services. But the hot topic was health care reform. Super Fresh in Austin was of many stops for Congressman Walz as he checks in with local businesses. "To get a feel for are people felling optimist are we doing the right things, moving in the right direction so it's just to make sure I’m very, very familiar and in tune with what's going on out here," said Congressman Tim Walz. Walz recently voted for the health care reform bill, a big topic with local businesses....
  • More Patients? ObamaCare Will Make It Up On Volume

    04/06/2010 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 23 replies · 663+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 4/5/2010 | David Hogberg
    Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., explained why people were upset over ObamaCare this way, “They just didn’t understand how we could save money on this by adding more people to the system.” Sounds like Walz is making a withdrawal from SNL's Change Bank, somehow producing profits from "volume." But Walz, who hails from Minnesota’s First District, isn’t the most vulnerable of incumbents, so he may not have to improve his explanation of why he voted for ObamaCare to survive. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., on the other hand, is a prime GOP target. By the looks of her recent town hall meeting,...
  • Walz(D-Mn) to Students: Bipartisan Solution Needed with National Debt

    04/02/2010 3:16:22 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies · 361+ views
    Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 3/30/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    ST. CHARLES — Standing before a crowd of high school students, 1st District Rep. Tim Walz pointed to a screen with a 14-digit number sprawled across the screen. That number, amounting to more than $12.6 trillion, is the current national debt. "Whoa," said a high-schooler seated in the crowd. During an all-school assembly Tuesday at St. Charles High School, Walz made the case that students need to care about the rising debt levels because their future depends on it. He said now is the time for politicians of both parties to work on a solution. "When the government spends more...
  • Congressman Walz (D-Mn) Discusses New Health Care Law(A Promise to Make Changes)

    04/01/2010 12:57:33 PM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies · 635+ views
    Fox Mankato News 12, ^ | March 31, 2010 | Fox Mankato News 12
    While he looks forward to the bill's largest aspects starting up in 2014, not everything he wanted made it into the bill. Congressman Walz says, "I said there were a few lines in the sand needed in order for me to support it. It had to have pay-for-value..." Pay for value refers to geographic disparities in Medicare payments; for example, hospitals in Minnesota will receive significantly less for doing a procedure than a hospital in New York for doing the exact same thing. That goal, however, is notably absent from the new law. In its place are 800 million dollars...
  • Walz(D-Mn) Inclined To Vote for Health Reform Bill(Mayo Clinic wants Payment Reform Language)

    03/20/2010 4:05:44 PM PDT · by Son House · 38 replies · 907+ views
    The Post-Bulletin ^ | 3/18/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    In the final hours of negotiation, Walz said he is working with Mayo Clinic on trying to get some of House language aimed at reforming the Medicare payment system into the reconciliation language. Mayo Clinic has been pushing for provisions that would change how providers are reimbursed so that it is based on quality of care instead of volume of care. Under the Senate bill, the payment reform provisions only apply to providers. He said Mayo Clinic wants to see that expanded to include hospitals, which was included in the House bill. Walz said these sorts of provisions in the...
  • Walz(D-Mn) Uses Quist’s “Stunning” Terrorism Comment in Fundraising Email

    01/16/2010 5:21:34 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies · 369+ views
    Under the headline “Stunning Pronouncement,” a new fundraising pitch sent Tuesday by Rep. Tim Walz’s campaign targets statements by one of his Republican opponents, Allen Quist. At a meeting of Wabasha Republicans in December Quist called liberals “radicals” and said the fight against Democrats was bigger than the fight against terrorism. “A stunning comment by one of my opponents has caught some attention,” wrote Walz, referring to national news outlets’ coverage of Quist’s remarks. “The comment is a clear picture into the mindset of those who are doing all they can to stop the change we are fighting for every...
  • Your View: Walz(D-Mn) Should Vote as his Constituents Desire

    01/15/2010 3:23:50 AM PST · by Son House · 16 replies · 995+ views
    Mankato Free Press ^ | January 14, 2010 | Rebecca Oerman, Truman
    A recent Free Press article noted that Rep. Tim Walz doesn’t “dispute that a majority of Americans are opposed to the (health care) bill or at least highly skeptical.” Now, let me get this straight: We elected Walz to represent us, we pay his salary through our rising taxes, and yet he is planning to vote against our wishes. How can that be? Does he not understand what his title means? A “representative” is to act in the stead of another. The article then goes on to quote Walz: “The day after we pass it, the sun will rise.” Now,...
  • Walz Talks Health Care Reform "We've debated it longer than any other thing..."

    01/07/2010 3:15:25 AM PST · by Son House · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Fox Mankato News 12, ^ | January 5, 2010 | Ryan Gustafson
    <p>It's been a long and grueling debate over health care reform.Phrases like public option, pre-existing condition and death panel entered the national lexicon.And Representative Walz says it has been hashed over by the Congress just as much as it has by the public.</p>
  • (Allen)Quist announces he'll run for Congress against (Tim) Walz (MN)

    11/18/2009 10:13:51 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 427+ views ^ | 11/18/09 | StarTribune
    Former State Representative Allen Quist announced Wednesday night that he will run against U.S. Representative Tim Walz for the First District Congressional Seat. In a press release, Quist said: "If people like what Congress is doing, they should vote for the incumbent. But if they believe, as I do, that Congress is headed in the wrong direction, then I will be the alternative." Quist had previously established a web site and Facebook page, so the formal announcement of his candidacy was not unexpected. A Republican, Quist served three terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1983 to 1988, runs...
  • FlashBack:Walz D-Mn Supports Stimulus Bill[Walz Votes To Create Millions Of Jobs]

    10/10/2009 5:46:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies · 617+ views ^ | February 13, 2009 | By Kevin Sweeney
    Rep. Tim Walz said Thursday he will support the compromise economic stimulus bill that was approved by House and Senate conferees on Wednesday. "What we're doing is addressing an economy that is as difficult as any that most of us have seen in our lifetime. The numbers are staggering, the outlook is pretty bleak in the short run," said Walz. "This piece of legislation is meant to be the life preserver to put us in the right direction, and setting a framework of infrastructure development, targeted tax cuts to the middle and of course research into alternative energies, and funding...
  • Walz Holds Town Hall on Health Care Reform[More Democrats In This Crowd Than Republicans]

    08/21/2009 3:17:35 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies · 1,854+ views
    KAAL-TV ^ | 08/20/2009 | KAAL-TV
    The auditorium at Mankato East seats 700 people, all of those seats were filled, as Democratic Congressman Tim Walz took the stage at a health care town hall. As we've seen in similar settings across the country it did not take long for this discussion to get heated. The tone of the discussion was set early, when the introductory speaker said there is nothing political about your need for health care, but that didn't prevent fireworks from happening. Mankato is where Democratic Congressman Tim Walz is from, and there were more Democrats in this crowd than Republicans. "You tell em...
  • Walz, Sebelius Discuss Health Care Reform In Call[Questions Prescreened Walz's Comm Director]

    08/19/2009 3:22:58 AM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies · 2,677+ views
    The Independent ^ | August 19, 2009 | By Kevin Sweeney
    Special to the Independent from the Journal of New Ulm MANKATO - In a telephone conference call with up to 1,000 constituents, Rep. Tim Walz and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tackled questions about the health care reform legislation in Washington. Listeners were on listen-only status unless they signaled their wish to ask a question. Questions were prescreened by the moderator, Walz's Communications Director Meredith Salsbery. There were no raised voices, though some questions were contentious. Walz will be holding a regular town hall meeting at 6 p.m.. Thursday at Mankato East High School. Walz and Sebelius opened...
  • Walz Constituents To Question Health Secretary[A Select Group By Phone Tuesday Evening]

    08/18/2009 12:08:09 PM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies · 433+ views ^ | Aug 18, 2009 |
    A select group of southern Minnesota residents will have the chance to question the nation's health and human services secretary about health care reform. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius plans to join Democratic Congressman Tim Walz by phone for a town hall-type meeting Tuesday evening. The hour-long session is open to 1,000 callers who live in Walz's southern Minnesota district. The second-term congressman is due to hold an in-person town hall meeting on Thursday in Mankato.
  • MN townhall-TIM WALZ- Mankato, MN — Next Thursday [August 20]

    08/14/2009 8:31:26 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies · 503+ views ^ | 8-14-09 | wobbly bob
    From his office: "Mankato, MN — Next Thursday [August 20] Congressman Walz will hold a town hall meeting to hear from southern Minnesotans about their ideas and concerns on health insurance reform. The general public, as well as members of the media are invited to the event. This August, Walz has held a series of discussions across southern Minnesota in his district offices, workplaces, and homes to hear directly from southern Minnesotans about our health care system.
  • Walz to talk on health care reform (MN)

    08/12/2009 3:34:39 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 1 replies · 255+ views
    mankato free press ^ | 8-12-09 | Mark Fischenich
    Congressman Tim Walz met with a half-dozen people in Rochester on Tuesday who talked about how America’s existing health care system isn’t working — and he’ll do the same in Mankato today.
  • No shortage of calls and e-mails to Minnesota's delegation in health care debate

    08/11/2009 8:34:51 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 10 replies · 657+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 8/11/09 | Bob Von Sternberg/Eric Roper - Staff Reporters
    As the national health care debate grows more strident, members of Minnesota's congressional delegation say constituents are swamping their switchboards and e-mail in-boxes to weigh in on the issue. Despite a full plate of other issues facing the Obama administration and Congress -- from the still-sickly economy to dual wars overseas -- health care trumps them all. Fully half the calls made to Democratic Sen. Al Franken's office are on health care. It's also Topic One in the office of U.S. Second District Rep. John Kline, where more than 3,000 calls, letters and e-mails have poured in, with most running...
  • Peterson, Walz Defend Climate-Change Reform,[Both D-Mn, Could Hurt Small Farmers, Heated Questions]

    08/08/2009 6:29:05 AM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies · 582+ views
    WorldNow and QueenB Television, LLC (WKBT) ^ | August 4, 2009 | WorldNow and QueenB Television, LLC (WKBT)
    REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) - Rural voters are pressing two Minnesota congressmen for their support of a climate-change bill that could hurt small farmers. Reps. Collin Peterson and Tim Walz took heated questions during a panel discussion at the annual Farmfest, which draws thousands of farmers and rural voters to Redwood Falls. Peterson, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, told audience members he voted for the bill only because he knew it wouldn't become law immediately. He says it needs more work. Walz says the U.S. needs to find new ways to produce energy, including using coal and nuclear...
  • Caption this pic of Murtha & the Mannequins!

    03/23/2007 2:12:28 PM PDT · by relictele · 23 replies · 1,321+ views
    The Washington Post | 3/23/2007 | Washington Post
  • Who should control National Guard? Congressman Tim Walz, D-Mn co-authored legislation.

    02/24/2007 6:09:52 AM PST · by Son House · 29 replies · 609+ views
    Albert Lea Tribune Inc. ^ | Friday, February 23, 2007 | By Sarah Light, staff writer
    Congressman Tim Walz co-authored legislation that, if passed, would limit the president’s authority to control the National Guard and put it back in the hands of state governors. “These provisions contradict the founding principles of this nation,” he said in a statement. “Neither this president, nor any other, should be given such unchecked control over the military for domestic law enforcement purposes.” In the new bill, this authority would be removed from the president and returned to the hands of local authorities where it has rested since the passage of the Insurrection Act of 1807. Local authorities are more familiar...
  • Tim Walz predicts a 'bloody battle' when Congress takes up the new farm bill

    02/21/2007 5:45:03 PM PST · by Son House · 5 replies · 400+ views
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | February 21, 2007 | by Mark Steil, Minnesota Public Radio
    Minnesota 1st District Representative Tim Walz predicts a 'bloody battle' when Congress takes up the new farm bill later this year. Southern Minnesota farmers told Walz they want changes made in the legislation to help small farmers. The meeting in Worthington is one of several Walz will hold. It's a discussion which touches just about anyone who owns farmland anywhere in the U.S. Worthington, Minn. — Federal farm programs have become a big issue because they pay out so much money; more than $18 billion last year alone. Just who gets that money will be a big part of this...
  • Nation can be proud of work at Western Hemisphere Institute (note School Of The America's)

    03/08/2003 6:13:26 AM PST · by Valin · 3 replies · 188+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune ^ | 3/8/03 | John W. Vessey
    <p>Kate Stanley's Feb. 2 Op Ex column, "Will it be prison for young woman of conviction?" inspired my sympathy for Anika Walz, but not for the reasons Stanley suggests. Walz, a student at the College of St. Catherine, faced a judge because she believed and acted on misinformation, misinformation of the type Stanley purveys in her article. Stanley asserts that the assassins of Archbishop Oscar Romero "learned their trade" at the School of the Americas (now called the Western Hemisphere Institute of Security Cooperation).</p>
  • US diplomats launch Bush attack

    05/04/2004 12:43:51 AM PDT · by fdsa2 · 110 replies · 1,205+ views
    The BBC ^ | 4 May 2004 | Staff
    Around 50 retired US diplomats have written to US President George Bush to complain about America's policy towards the Middle East. The letter is similar to one written by 52 former British diplomats to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair last week. The former US diplomats complained that President Bush's approach is losing the US "credibility, prestige and friends". They criticised what they say is Washington's unabashed support for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The American diplomats said they were deeply concerned by Mr Bush's endorsement last month of Mr Sharon's plan to withdraw unilaterally from Gaza. 'Great danger' They were...