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Could THIS Be the Bomber?

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4-18-13 UPDATE: “Leaked photos” are expected to be officially released today in a news conference, accordinging to the New York Post and several other media sources. At least one photo rumored to be useful to authorities was part of this post yesterday. The New York Post is reporting the 2 young men in the “leaked” photos have been cleared of ...

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Leftwing Acts of Violent Extremism

It took all of 45 minutes following the bombings at the Boston Marathon for leftwing pundits and media types to suggest that those responsible likely lean right politically. CNN’s Jake Tapper entertained national security analyst Peter Bergen on his new show, The Lead, in which Bergen said that the materials used in the bombs could be evidence that they were ...

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Background Check Filibuster Fakeout?

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A different spin on the so-called “failed filibuster” attempt by some GOP lawmakers. The concept of requiring background checks in order to purchase a firearm is seen largely as “reasonable” according to recent polls. According to a CNN poll, more than 90% of Americans approve of background checks for gun purchases. The Huffington Post, Politico, Yahoo! News and other media ...

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Executive Order Creates Election Commission

President Obama signed an executive order last week creating the nine member Presidential Commission on Election Administration, a move he signaled as a priority during the State of the Union speech. The Commission, co-chaired by Bob Bauer, who was Obama’s lead counsel in his 2012 campaign, and Ben Ginsberg, who held the same role in the Romney camp is tasked ...

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Bought & Paid For, Part II

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National and local unions have taken over the Minnesota legislature. The elections of 2012 saw an unprecedented $100 million dollars spent by large employee unions throughout the United States. More than $11 million of that money was spent in Minnesota. Bought and Paid For… Minnesota Legislature lists some of the powerful democrats who are pushing bills through legislative committees that ...

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Bought and Paid For… Minnesota Legislature

These are some of the democrats that control powerful committees in the State House and Senate in Minnesota. Their committees are voting on whether or not force small business owners to pay dues to public employee unions, raise the state minimum wage, and more. This is not a comprehensive list of all democrats in the Minnesota legislature. Campaign finance figures ...

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It’s Payback Time

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Unions like AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) spent $100 million to elect federal, state and local candidates across the country in 2012 and now they want their payback. In Minnesota, union influence was purchased with more than $11 million. Payback is taking the form of increasing the number of dues-paying members through bully legislation. Making its ...

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Soros’ Anti-Frack Attack in MN

Leftwing progressive organization, Land Stewardship Project bussed in activists from rural Minnesota to lobby for a “temporary moratorium” (read: 30 year moratorium that will never go away) on silica sand mining in the state, a direct attack on the natural gas industry. The silica sand has been used for decades in hydraulic fracturing – also known as “fracking” – to ...

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With Crime Down, Mayor Calls for Gun Control?

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is a vocal supporter of President Obama’s proposals to ban guns and ammunition. Though he claims to be a supporter of the Second Amendment, he also uses the common democrat talking points like “no one needs an assault weapon” and “you don’t need a to kill a quail with a 30 round magazine.” Buckhorn recently signed ...

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Paid Bloomberg Lobbyist Testifies in MN

David Chipman is a paid lobbyist for Mayors Against Illegal Guns which was founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for the purpose of imposing stricter gun laws across America. The group has also received over $1 million in funding from George Soros’ pet project, the Joyce Foundation. Chipman was given 10 minutes at the ...

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MN Gun Control

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After days of hearings in Minnesota House committee meetings, the state senate is now hearing testimony on more gun control legislation for the second day at the Capitol in St. Paul. The Senate Judiciary Committee is taking input this week from experts and the public regarding proposed gun control legislation in Minnesota. Hundreds of protestors opposed to the legislation have ...

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MN Democrats Trying To Make Voting Easier

As if the state with the highest voter turnout in the country, nearly 76% in 2012, needed improvement, Democrat legislators in Minnesota are considering proposals to make voting even easier. Flying under the media radar are two bills aimed at getting even more people to the polls at election time, allowing for early voting and modifying the absenteee voting process. ...

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Trashing School Lunch

Another unintended consequence of the new school lunch mandates from the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act is emerging. Schools are opting out of the federal school lunch program altogether. Fox News’ Rick Leventhal reported on a New York school that has decided to forego participating in the federal school lunch program which provides funding to districts that follow certain guidelines ...

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Fracking Under Attack

Hydraulic fracturing in Minnesota is about to take another big hit as environmental activists bus in from around the state to descend on the Capitol in St. Paul. A joint hearing of energy committess in the Minnesota House and Senate is expected to discuss a 30 year moratorium on silica sand mining on Tuesday, February 19th at 12:00 noon at ...

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School Lunch Price Hikes Coming

Thanks to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, school lunches are about to get a price hike. The HHFKA was touted as a way to include more healthy foods in school lunches from Kindergarten through high school, but it’s proving to be a very expensive measure with unintended consequences. Wythe County schools in Virginia are telling parents they ...

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