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Politics Tuesday: Around The Horn
by Dave Mindeman

In the "nobody is surprised" category, Eric Cantor gets a Wall Street job.

President Obama is a few years late in visiting Milwaukee about labor.

I shudder when I think that John McCain could have been President.

Here's the deal with Mike McFadden: 1) He wants to be elected because he is a business guy. 2) He is (currently on leave) CEO of Lazard Middle Market Investments 3) Lazard (in 2012, while he was CEO) handled a transaction that led to Jazz Pharmaceuticals pulling an inversion scheme with taxes. . . .
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Another Case In Point Re: The Weakness Of The Independence Party
by Dave Mindeman

I have been talking about the Independence Party way more than is really necessary, but I want to note one more thing that is an illustration of what they keep getting wrong.

The debacle with a Tea Party nut winning the IP primary for Senate was bad enough, but the optics have gotten more blurred with this...

Tom Erickson;@TJErickson
Former Independence Party Chair Jack Uldrich and former IP Congressional candidate David Dillion endorse @MikeForMN
(Mike McFadden)

Now Dillon and Uldrich can certainly endorse whomever they wish, but if the Independence Party had . . .
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Fix The Future - Fix The Student Debt Crisis
by Dave Mindeman

This video is 2 years old....yet John Kline's only action was to make the situation WORSE!

#FlipADistrict Send Mike Obermueller to Congress to FIX STUDENT DEBT!

We cannot let the next generation drown in debt. We need them to fix the future. Don't burden them with our inability to act.

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Let's Stop This Distortion Of "Freedom of Religion"
by Dave Mindeman

Christians have taken the idea of religious freedom way to far....

A Christian couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding on their New York farm has decided to close the venue rather than violate their religious beliefs. Cynthia and Robert Gifford decided not to host ceremonies anymore, other than those already scheduled, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney James Trainor told The Blaze. "Since the order essentially compelled them to do all ceremonies or none at all, they have chosen the latter in order to stay true to their religious convictions, even . . .
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The Independence Party Has A Place, But They Need A Plan
by Dave Mindeman

I am going to preface this post about the Independence Party by stating my preference that the IP sticks around. My past thoughts on the IP have been somewhat pessimistic, but that's because I'm going more for a wake up call then wishing their demise. I think that a viable third party option is important to rein in partisan tactics of the Democrats and Republicans....and a means of tempering negative campaigns. A solid Independence Party in Minnesota could do that.

But, having said all of that, I watched the At Issue interview . . .
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