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In the Oct. 21 News Tribune the newspaper endorsed increased funding for Duluth schools (Our View: “Vote yes twice, but demand accountability”).
Sunday, October, 27, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and state Sen. Julianne Ortman easily won straw polls for Minnesota governor and U.S. Senate during Saturday’s Republican State Central Committee meeting in Blaine, Minn.
Sunday, October, 27, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and state Sen. Julianne Ortman easily won straw polls for Minnesota governor and U.S. Senate during Saturday's Republican State Central Committee meeting in Blaine.
Saturday, October, 26, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
The American Heart Association announced this week it’s taking application for its fifth Go Red For Women Makeover Challenge.
Thursday, October, 24, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
I appreciated the spirit and the intention of Rachel Hart’s Local View commentary in the Oct. 13 News Tribune (“Demand decency, civility”). But in the interest of fairness, I must point out she reserved most of her criticisms for Democrats.
Tuesday, October, 22, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
The president was scheduled to speak today from the Rose Garden, his first health care-focused event since the scope of the problems became apparent.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - Associated Press - News
As people-on-the-street interviews aired on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” late-night TV show made vividly clear, the name “Obamacare” has been successfully tainted by a conservative propaganda campaign.
Sunday, October, 20, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
We are seeing an unprecedented level of government dysfunction. While the media and much of the public focused on the mess in Washington, here in Minnesota we have been dealing with job-crushing taxes, the ongoing Vikings stadium funding debacle and a very troubled Obamacare rollout.
Saturday, October, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
WASHINGTON — The Tea Party lost. Big. It and its well-funded allies tried every tactic — daring President Obama to tinker with the Affordable Care Act, tying up the Senate and insisting on dramatically reduced government spending. In the end, it got nothing
Thursday, October, 17, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune News Service - None
WASHINGTON — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.
Thursday, October, 17, 2013 - Associated Press - News
UPDATE: Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement today to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown.
Wednesday, October, 16, 2013 - Associated Press - News
UPDATE: The measure would suspend a new tax on medical devices for two years and take away the federal government's health care contributions to lawmakers and top administration officials.
Tuesday, October, 15, 2013 - Associated Press - News
Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week.
Sunday, October, 13, 2013 - Associated Press - News
More than a year ago I wrote how I thought the Affordable Care Act (or ACA or “Obamacare”) was bad policy. I still think it’s not a good bill, although there are aspects with which I do agree. Mainly, I think uncertainty for employer requirements in the bill has contributed to stagnation in the job market. Still, Obamacare is the law of the land. It was passed by Congress, signed by the president and held up by the Supreme Court.
Sunday, October, 13, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Republican leaders had enough support from wealthy supporters to shut down the federal government. Most of us feel the U.S. government should be led by people who believe in America’s potential, not by those who serve crony capitalism. Republicans no longer seems to believe in representation. They seem committed to a different form of government. Corporate lobbyists would like the Tea Party to take over leadership of the GOP, it seems — and then the federal government. Grover Norquist, GOP lobbyist with Americans for Tax Reform, has stated he would like to drown the U.S. government.
Sunday, October, 13, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday.
Friday, October, 11, 2013 - Associated Press - News
UPDATE: House Speaker John Boehner was expected to broach the plan at a private morning meeting of GOP House legislators, just hours before he and other Republican leaders were traveling to the White House to discuss their budget battle with President Barack Obama.
Thursday, October, 10, 2013 - Associated Press - News
In laying blame for the government shutdown we might remember that the House of Representatives has nearly 50 times attempted to repeal, defund or delay Obamacare.
Wednesday, October, 09, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Politics shmolitics: The National Federation of Independent Business is interested in hard numbers and cold facts, even when the subject is as hot-button as the Affordable Care Act.
Monday, October, 07, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Republicans in Congress are like a dog that chases cars and finally catches one. There is a fleeting sense of accomplishment, followed by sheer panic.
Sunday, October, 06, 2013 - Washington Post Writers Group - Opinion