Health-Care Workers Aim to Decertify a Union Suspected of Fraud
As its membership plummets, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is seeking to unionize home health-care workers, who have never previously organized and do not fit the traditional description of the public employees SEIU typically represents. The union is making …
VIDEO: Sharia in the Twin Cities?
Filmmaker Ami Horowitz was alarmed by the growing number of Somali Americans living in Minneapolis who have joined up with the Islamist-terror groups ISIS and al-Shabaab. So he recently traveled to that city to speak with members of the community …
How Is This Possible? ‘Gay Teens Have Higher Pregnancy Rates Than Their Straight Peers’
From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
At a time when teen pregnancy rates across the state are at historic lows, the numbers for gay teens are surprisingly high.
In Minnesota, these young people are far more likely than their straight peers to …
Minnesotans Are Casting Ballots Already. Really.
Happy Election Day Month Season!
In Minnesota, early in-person voting started September 19.
In Vermont, as well.
Absentee-ballot applications are now being accepted in South Dakota.
In Iowa, the number of absentee-ballot requests has doubled.
This site lists the early-voting rules …
Minnesota: We Need Another $12.5 Million for Exchange Repairs
In addition to the Oregon news below, Minnesota is finding it will end up spending a lot more on its exchange#…#
MNsure wants to spend an additional $12.5 million this year to continue repairs to its website and call center, officials …
California: We Won’t Reveal Enrollment Numbers Until Mid-November
The exchanges and navigators aren’t failing everywhere#…#but there are enough places where the rollout is simply disastrous. Here’s Minnesota:
Southside community worker, Miguel Rivera, who MNsure certified to provide help as a so-called “navigator” only last week said that …
Are You Ready for Some Non-Binding Action?
Whoohoo! Non-binding caucuses! Non-binding primaries! Can you smell the excitement?!
Today in Colorado!
Tuesday 7 February 2012: Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct to choose delegates to the County Assemblies and District Conventions.
There is no formal system applied in the Precinct …
This State Owes the Rest of the Country for Ventura and Franken
One of the few states where I didn’t see a good, competitive, interesting House race on my list of 99 was Minnesota. The incumbents all look pretty solid, and most of the challengers are extraordinarily short on cash. (Example: Democratic …
National Democrats Slander Minnesota’s Jason Lewis
Rarely has an electorate been subject to such a brazen and transparent example of raw political ambition and outright duplicity than those unfortunate souls living in Minnesota’s second congressional district.
While the race for the hotly contested open seat, …
Woops! Trump’s Name Almost Didn’t Make it on the Ballot in MN
Donald Trump’s name almost didn’t make it on the ballot in Minnesota thanks to a snafu by the state GOP.
The secretary of state’s office requires each major political party to submit, by August 29 (this coming Monday), the names of …
Another Incumbent Democrat Sees His Big Lead Shrink
An intriguing late development in Minnesota’s governor’s race:
In the governor’s race, incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton still leads Republican Jeff Johnson 47 percent to 42 percent. Hannah Nicollet of the Independence Party is at 2 percent tied with Libertarian candidate Chris Holbrook. Another 6 …
BOOM: 40 Percent of Minnesota Likely Voters Think Al Franken Deserves Reelection
Also in today’s Jolt, the headline from a new poll of Minnesota likely voters commissioned by American Encore and conducted by Magellan Strategies:
Only 41 percent of respondents had a favorable view of Sen. Franken, while 45 percent had an unfavorable view …
The Week So Far: A Dagwood Sandwich of Bad News for Obamacare
Today’s Morning Jolt is just a Dagwood sandwich of bad news for Obamacare, piled higher and higher:
A Bad Day, Even by the Standards of Obamacare’s Bad Days
President Obama probably can’t wait to get away on that 17–…
The Obama Minnesota Efforts: Aimed to Save Wisconsin?
A reader points out that several of Minnesota’s radio and television markets extend into the western edge of Wisconsin — so Jill Biden’s campaign stops in Minnesota this weekend may be part of an Obama campaign effort to …
Delegates at Stake Tomorrow: Zero. No, Really.
The good folks at the Republican National Committee send along word about what is really at stake in tomorrow’s caucuses . . . which is . . . not that much:
To: Political Reporters
From: Sean Spicer, RNC Communications Directors
Subj: Reporting on Delegates for …