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Under the Bridge, Labor Secretary Solis Rallies for President Obama’s Jobs Plan

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Speaking under the 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called on Americans to pressure Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. Continue Reading →

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Minneapolis Seeks Tornado Damage Help

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) met with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson in Washington, D.C. to discuss the aftermath of the tornado that hit North Minneapolis on May 22 and caused millions of dollars in damage and resulted in the death of two Minnesotans. Continue Reading →

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Howard Dean: Republicans Work for Corporations, not for People

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ollowing his Netroots Nation keynote speech on Thursday night, former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean told The UpTake that Republicans have shown in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states this winter that they work for corporations and not for the people. Continue Reading →

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Congressman Kucinich Sees an Ascendant Labor Movement in Madison

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Following his appearance as part of an all-star progressive lineup at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison tonight, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Dem.) spoke to The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler about the resurgent labor movement in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: MN Senate Talks Budget and Health Care: House Examines Green Acres

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Today in the Minnesota Legislature, the Senate is expected to discuss its “Phase One” budget bill at 11 a.m. That body’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee will also entertain the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act at 1 p.m. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Battles in Egypt, Budgets in MN

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Follow The UpTake today and this week as we broadcast news of budget battles here in Minnesota and the battle for democracy on the streets of Egypt. As we have all month, we’ll continue to provide livestreams of legislative turf wars between the Republican-controlled State House and Senate, and Governor Dayton’s office. Continue Reading →

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