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House Democrats Propose Change On "Dark Money"
by Dave Mindeman

Election season. The end of the campaign. With the election just days away you go to your mailbox and pull out five, six, or more of these slick, glossy cards with lots of bold type words, grainy photos, and a guarantee that someone running for office is the worst possible human being ever.

You wonder how they know this or who is saying it. But you can't know because it is hidden by the "dark side" of campaign finance disclosure.

Oh, there will be a small note at the bottom that says "paid for . . .
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The Financial Data In CD2
by Dave Mindeman

Some of the financing reports have been released and the comparisons are worth noting.

In the 2nd Congressional District there are some noticeable numbers for Angie Craig. She raised the most, for the period, of any 2nd District candidate. She has the most cash on hand of any 2nd District candidate (even if you subtract loans to the campaign, she would still be ahead). She is positioned very well.

John Howe has obviously made a serious commitment to the race by loaning the campaign $600,000. Jason Lewis raised a significant $102,000, but I expected . . .
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Democratic Poker: All In or Patient Winner?
by Dave Mindeman

Well Iowa is done. On to New Hampshire.

So what have we learned in the nearly all-white, ethanol producing, corn and land locked state of Iowa? Well, quite a bit.

Let's look at the Democrats. And let's not get into any Twitter or Facebook insults for now. There is plenty of that going on and I will leave that to others to sort out. But I want to talk about this as objectively as I can.

The most striking thing about Bernie's impressive showing is that young people backed up their enthusiasm by . . .
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MNSure Has Bad Audit - So How About Finding The Fix?
by Dave Mindeman

MNSure has become a MN GOP punching bag for some time now. The latest legislative audit didn't help matters much as numerous errors were found in regards to the state health programs.

But let's examine some of this from a real world perspective.

Health care has always been a complicated system - the beauty of single payer is its simplicity, but we don't have single payer. We have a myriad of eligibility rules, restrictions, reporting nightmares, and layers upon layers of bureaucracy.

And frankly, a portion of this is a problem that . . .
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"Overclassification Run Amok"
by Dave Mindeman

Those e-mails are back!

Hillary Clinton's e-mails have been the most scrutinized private communication since the invention of spam.

And today's "revelation" has media outlets spinning their wheels to try and make something of it. What we have here is a list of 22 e-mails which refer to upgraded classified information.

The key to this continues to be that the subject of these e-mails were not classified material at the time....and frankly, are only classified now because the intelligence community thinks everything should be classified.

I think a Clinton spokeman, Brian . . .
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