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Tom Clark

Podunk, Iowa
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3 years 45 weeks

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Posted on 11/19/14 at 02:20 pm in response to More than 90,000 undocumented immigrants in Minnesota

We who live in Wisconsin and work in Minnesota will let you keep your precious grape salads.

Posted on 11/18/14 at 07:44 am in response to UCare pulls advertising from KSTP over Pointergate

He's merely practicing the time-dishonored tactics of Dick Nixon. Admit nothing, deny everything, and make plenty of counter-accusations.

Posted on 11/18/14 at 03:30 pm in response to UCare pulls advertising from KSTP over Pointergate

that there would be plenty of counter-accusations. KSTP's predictable response was already baked in.

Posted on 11/13/14 at 06:50 am in response to Audit found ineligible people on state's public-health rolls

From Minnesota Public Radio:

"The Department of Human Services unnecessarily paid for $44,993 of health care benefits because 24 people who enrolled through MNsure had duplicate accounts in the state's health care programs."

-and-

"Nearly 17 percent of the people in records sampled by the auditor were not eligible for the public health care program in which they were enrolled."

So the audit turned up some problems that need addressing, but it's not a big deal....

Posted on 11/12/14 at 10:07 am in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

Not to ignore the broader issues that this essay touches on about #pointergate, but for me that takeaway is that some past and current members of the Minneapolis Police Department secretly contacted KSTP's Kolls to pass along a sensationalistic photo (and deliberately deceiving one at that) and story that was obviously intended to publically discredit Mayor Hodges. It not only hasn't succeeded, it's backfired on the MPD and KSTP so much that they're the ones who are having to do damage...

Posted on 11/12/14 at 12:40 pm in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

I appreciate the caution and agree with you on overall MPD involvement with respect to this issue.

Posted on 11/12/14 at 01:10 pm in response to House Republicans set sights on 'reasonable changes' to MNsure

seem to have no idea what Minnesota Republicans have been saying for years about the Affordable Care Act:

http://www.minnpost.com/dc-dispatches/2013/12/minnesota-republicans-pitc...

So Brian's snark is, if anything, pretty gentle stuff given what Republicans have been...

Posted on 11/12/14 at 02:37 pm in response to House Republicans set sights on 'reasonable changes' to MNsure

Those long ago days of yore when Sarah Palin was talking about so-called "death panels". Thankfully Brian isn't anywhere close to being a nominee that's a heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States.

Posted on 11/10/14 at 02:16 pm in response to Ready or not, winter has returned. With ferocity.

From a ABC News report yesterday:

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Courtesy of Nuri

Residents in the northern United States can thank a whopping tropical cyclone in the Pacific Ocean for the wintry blast.

The remnants of super Typhoon Nuri rolled up north over Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Friday, kicking off the ripple of Arctic air in the other direction.

Nuri is now the strongest known Northern Pacific cyclone on record, according to the National Weather Service Ocean Prediction...

Posted on 11/08/14 at 09:00 am in response to KSTP savaged for Mayor Hodges 'gang sign' story

MPR's Bob Collins is doing an excellent job of reporting on the story in all it's various aspects.

http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2014/11/gang-sign-story-backfires-on-kstp/

I appreciated the angle on relations between Mayor Hodges and the Minneapolis Police Department being a factor in how this story has...