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The John Kline For-Profit College Donor List Hall of Shame
by Dave Mindeman

John Kline continues to avoid any intense scrutiny of his questionable donor base and his actions that benefit them directly. The ongoing assumption is that John Kline will get reelected and continue to control the futures of our students. Politico (in the middle of the article) did a blurb about the CD2 race and mentioned the following:

Education interests are Kline's biggest overall donors, accounting for $194,000 in donations so far this cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. University of Phoenix owner Apollo Education Group is a top Kline contributor, . . .
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Prediction: Seifert For The GOP
by Dave Mindeman

The Republican race for the GOP Governor standardbearer has been particularly tough to figure out. Characterized as anything from "sleepy" to a "yawner", it hasn't attracted much serious excitement. And there haven't been many actual debates to gain more information.

But heck, I'll go out on a limb and rank them anyway. The GOP isn't going to pay any attention to what I think, so here they are in reverse order....

4. Scott Honour - Honour doesn't strike me as much of a retail politician. His whole premise for running . . .
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Stewart Mills III Should Be Running In Wisconsin
by Dave Mindeman

Stewart Mills III is running for Congress in the 8th District of Minnesota. But the impression I keep getting is that Mills is more suited for a run across the border....in Wisconsin.

First of all, Mills has fessed up to being a villainous Packers fan. That would be a deal breaker for me from the get go.

But, in addition to that, Mills seeks out his political hires from Wisconsin's Scott Walker team.

...his pollster is Tarrance Group, a large national firm that also did polling for Walker. His media . . .
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Cong. John Kline - The MVP for For-Profit School Exploiters
by Dave Mindeman

The brazenness of John Kline is incredible.

Earlier this month. legislation which would close an exploitative loophole in Federal student aid died without a hearing. Its intention was to block For-Profit colleges from violating the 90-10 rule. And what is that you ask?

At issue was the so-called 90/10 rule, which bans for-profit schools from receiving government funding if they draw more than 90% of their revenue from federal student aid programs. The rule excludes tuition assistance from the GI Bill for veterans and from the Department of Defense, which funds . . .
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RE:Bachmann - I Think Dogcatcher Is Out Of Reach Now
by Dave Mindeman

Remember a few days ago when Michele Bachmann wondered why the press didn't ask her about another run for President?

Well here's a clue...

In an interview this week with the host of a conservative radio show, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said the gay community wants to "do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually."

I have heard Bachmann say some pretty off the wall things, but the absolute hate coming out right now is beyond belief.

She didn't stop . . .
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