Category Archives: Minnesota Politics

Happy Marriage Equality Day!

Happy Marriage Equality Day from the Minnesota House DFL!

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Sen. Franken’s Floor Statement Showing Health Care Reform Helped Extend Life of Medicare

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touted two new reports estimating that Medicare will be solvent for longer than previously expected in part due to measures passed in 2010′s health reform law.

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Polk County Commissioner Calls Medical Assistance & MinnesotaCare Recipients LAZY…

News from the county of my birth in northwestern Minnesota, it seems that it is open season on bullying the poor. Polk County Commissioner, Warren Affeldt, has taken the war on the poor to whole new level. Mostly, people just grumble about the poor getting this or the poor getting that rather than sharing their true feelings about how all those people who might be receiving any benefit at all from the government are LAZY. Well not, Affeldt. He decided to just come on out and call it like he sees it. You know, he’s “talked with some people” (not poor people of course but who can blame him, am I right?) and those people have convinced him that if not for laziness we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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MN State Senator Dan Hall (R) Tweets Debunked Food Stamp Claim

Senator Dan Hall (R), who once claimed that Republicans and opponents of gay marriage are more patriotic than everyone else, tweeted the following today:   Now first, let’s point out that this man, Senator Hall, is a minister, former Christian school principal, and according to his website “founded and managed the Open Arms food shelf“. One wonders why he would be lamenting that people are receiving food assistance or which version of Christianity he practices that teaches lamentation of feeding the poor. Equally as concerning is that the article he linked to and the quote he tweeted were found to be false more than a week ago. First, by Politifact when former Congressman Allen West tried to claim the same thing. You can read the … Continue reading

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In Speech, Sen. Franken Urges Passage of Immigration Reform Bill

In a Senate floor speech today, Sen. Franken urged his colleagues to support the immigration reform bill because it provides commonsense solutions to help fix the broken immigration system and will be a boon to Minnesota’s economy.

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