Presidential candidate Ron Paul preaches about freedom, and fewer government restrictions. However several of the his supporters we talked to in Des Moines think there should be some restrictions on corporate money in politics.
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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul rallies his supporters on the day before the Iowa caucuses. This rally was held at the downtown Des Moines Marriott hotel.
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Saying the Barack Obama has not kept his promises, Progressive Democrats of America founder Tim Carpenter is organizing people to go to the Iowa caucus and vote for “uncommitted” as a way challenge President Obama.
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Jesse Jackson recounts how in the past Democrats had turned against each other and suffered major losses such as Republican Richard Nixon’s election as President in 1968. He strongly advised the occupy movement to avoid the same mistakes. Continue Reading →
They didn’t come to get arrested. “Occupy The Caucus” activists said they just wanted to have the campaigns of Ron Paul and Barack Obama listen to what they had to say. Continue Reading →
Two of 2011′s biggest attention getters are about to collide in Iowa. Presidential candidates get ready to say hello to Occupy The Caucus. Continue Reading →
The UpTake covered the Iowa caucuses in 2008. Four years later, the need for our type of coverage is even greater. So we’re going again. Wanna help? Continue Reading →
On Wednesday, the Minnesota Citizens Redistricting Commission gathered to hold final discussions on a proposed Minnesota redistricting map before the panel of 15 commissioners officially submits that map to the state’s judiciary on October 21. Continue Reading →
On October 6, the Minnesota courts held the third of eight public hearings on the federal and state redistricting process. The panel sought public input to identify “communities of interest” throughout the state of Minnesota. Continue Reading →
Representative Michele Bachmann stumbles as she tries to explain how the policies of President Ronald Reagan and Britain’s Margaret Thatcher strengthened the US. Continue Reading →
Third place in the Republican Iowa straw poll was apparently not good enough for former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Today in a private conference call with supporters Pawlenty disclosed his plans to drop out of the race Continue Reading →
Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann narrowly won the Iowa’s Republican Presidential straw poll on Saturday over Ron Paul. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty finished a distant third. Continue Reading →
As Michele Bachmann announces she’s running for President of the United States, runs down the five barriers she would need to break to win Continue Reading →
Tarryl Clark lost to Michele Bachmann last year in the race for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. But she’s not throwing in the towel. Redistricting will allow Clark to challenge Republican Chip Cravaack next year in the state’s 8th Congressional District. Continue Reading →
“You represent the worst in politicians. I think these actions show at every level how you do not represent the people of this district. For these reasons and many others I will work hard every day to make sure that this is your last term in office,” — Dan Powers Continue Reading →
As Minnesota’s legislature struggles to solve the biggest deficit in the state’s history, its former Governor, Tim Pawlenty is in neighboring Iowa to announce he is running for President. Minnesota’s Democratic Farmer Labor Party Chair Ken Martin traveled to Des Moines today to answer questions about Pawlenty’s record. Martin had a lot to tell.
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Fair Vote Minnesota holds a political reform salon at the home of Barbara Forster and Larry Hendrickson in Minneapolis. David Durenberger, George Latimer and Tom Horner will speak about fixing Minnesota’s broken electoral system. Continue Reading →
DFL House Minority Leader Paul Thissen (Richfield) spoke to the media this morning in advance of today’s House floor session. He read the following statement in opposition to GOP proposed budget cuts to Local Government Aid and transportation funds, and took questions afterward. Continue Reading →
Yesterday, following Dayton’s speech at the Legislative Conference for Minnesota Cities, Counties, School Boards, Townships, The UpTake spoke to Kleis about the importance of Local Government Aid that St. Cloud receives from the state. Continue Reading →
Today Representative Michele Bachmann joined Governor Dayton on the front lines of dealing with the results of increased carbon emissions by filling out sandbags to keep the rising St. Croix river within its banks. Continue Reading →
Politically they are about as far apart as the St. Croix river is wide. Representative Michele Bachmann and Governor Mark Dayton are trying to find a solution to the inadequate and aging bridge that goes from the Twin Cities metro area to the fast growing western Wisconsin region. Continue Reading →
DFL candidate Carly Melin wins handily over Republican Paul Jacobson and Independence candidate Cynthia Kafut-Hagen. Continue Reading →
Two can play the same game in the Minnesota House 5B special election race. The election is on Tuesday. Continue Reading →
New DFL Chair Ken Martin spoke to The UpTake this afternoon about the provocative mailer the state Republican Party mailed to Iron Range residents this week that attacks DFL nominee Carly Melin. Continue Reading →
Minnesota Representatives Michele Bachmann, John Kline, and Chip Cravaak are among the cadre who want to redefine rape because of abortion funding. Reps. Bachmann, Cravaack, and Kline think making sure rape victims have access to abortions is too generous. Continue Reading →