About 70 members of the Occupy movement for a short time occupied Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton”s waiting room this afternoon. Capitol security and state troopers ushered the group back out into the hall in front of the Governor’s office.
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A law that tossed seriously ill undocumented immigrants off Emergency Medical Care will be re-evaluated promises Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers. The provision in the Republican authored legislation which never had a public hearing was added to a large budget bill during a special session in July. Continue Reading →
Education Secretary Arne Duncan hosted townhall forums in Minnesota to highlight the state’s nation-leading education reforms and discuss future efforts to support students. Continue Reading →
President Obama tells the American people about a series of steps he’s taken without the help of Congress to grow the economy and create jobs — including a new strategy aimed at boosting tourism introduced this week. Continue Reading →
Occupy St. Paul lets Senator Klobuchar know they are upset about her support of the National Defense Authorization Act. She says she is trying to mitigate the attack the NDAA makes on civil rights, but Occupy members are not convinced. Continue Reading →
Minnesota businesses are paying more in federal taxes because the state of Minnesota hasn’t paid back loans it got from the federal government. Continue Reading →
Dr. Martin Luther King would have embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement and spoken out against the current exploitative economic system, said Occupy the Hood. Continue Reading →
Despite Republican congressional resistance that’s made it difficult to make headway on progressive issues, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is optimistic about 2012. Continue Reading →
Wells Fargo Bank isn’t backing the Minnesota Somali community’s fight to send money back to their starving families, so the Somalis are pulling their money out of Wells Fargo. About 100 people, Somali Americans with their supporters from labor unions, and from citizen activist groups staged a noisy rally in front of the Wells Fargo branch at 3030 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis on Friday January 13, 2012, to draw attention to the serious humanitarian crisis in Somalia and to plead with Wells Fargo to take the leadership to resolve the issue. Since late December, Somali Americans living in Minnesota have been unable to send financial support — a much-needed lifeline — to their loved ones living in East Africa. At that time, a small community bank stopped working with Hawalas, the community-based financial institutions that are the only practical method to transfer funds to famine-stricken Somalia. There was a large rally at the State Capitol January 6, 2012 highlighting the desperate plight of Somali families. Continue Reading →
Why were people in orange jumpsuits silently filing through the Minneapolis skyways? The answer may be ten years old, but those in the jumpsuits will tell you the problem is not in the past, but is a current one. Continue Reading →
A complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission says the Minnesota Republican Party has continued to hide its debts. Continue Reading →
Rebuild highways and buildings plus give a $3,000 tax credit to businesses that create new jobs— those are the proposals Minnesota Democrats (DFL) outlined less than two weeks before the start of the 2012 legislative session. Continue Reading →
Occupy Homes activist Leslie Parks announced a rally that the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout will hold on Jan. 24 at the Minnesota State Capitol to push for a two-year moratorium on home foreclosures. Continue Reading →
Surprisingly most of the conservative voters we talked to in Iowa told us there should be some sort of limit on what corporations can do to influence elections. Continue Reading →
Rick Westendorf, an Iowan with a mental disability, said that the Republican candidates have not addressed the rights of Americans with mental disabilities. Continue Reading →
Minnesota Republicans have publicly owned up to some of their financial mistakes and that could mean more than a million dollars in fines if an investigation from the state Campaign Finance Board finds the party acted illegally. Continue Reading →
“If we want the Constitution shredded, we’ll vote the damn Republicans in.”—Obama supporter on the President signing the National Defense Authorization Act that allows indefinite detention of US citizens at home or abroad.
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Minnesota Somalis are now fighting banks who are refusing to allow them to wire the money home because the banks fear the U.S. government would label the banks as supporting terrorism. Continue Reading →
Waterloo, Iowa, resident Paul Smith takes offense to wealthy elitists like Romney coming into Iowa and donning blue jeans and a flannel shirt to pretend he’s a farmer. Continue Reading →
Iowa caucus night 2012 media filing center walk through in Des Moines, IA. Continue Reading →
President Obama shares his New Year’s resolution: doing whatever it takes to move the economy forward and ensure that middle class families regain the security they’ve lost in the last decade. Continue Reading →
A former employee of one of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s bankrupt companies says Romney’s decisions cost him and many others their jobs.
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Des Moines, Iowa couple work to help others with foreclosure problems. Continue Reading →
Former National Republican Party Chair Michael Steele says corporations have the right to spend as much money as they want on elections. Continue Reading →
Iowa’s legislature is trying to “punish” gay and lesbian couples says One Iowa’s Executive Director Troy Price.
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