While Republicans reveled in political schadenfreude, few mentioned the obvious problem: the road ahead for the GOP in Minnesota is anything but smooth.
Reaction to Gov. Mark Dayton’s session-gutting act — vetoing two bills that contained the bulk of the Legislature’s work this year — depended almost exclusively on which political tribe one belonged to.
A Monday event was the start of what could be a two-week campaign to persuade Dayton to sign two prominent bills that he has said — many times — that he dislikes and will veto.
The forecast was released at an already complicated time. The relationship between Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP leaders remains rocky, and lawmakers are facing a short session at the start of a major election year.
I think I’ve been in denial. I knew Trump had his admirers, but I believed that a lot more than 13 percent of Republicans found him objectionable in various ways. Nope.
Weber is the D.C. principal for Mercury Public Affairs, Company A in the recent indictment of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.
“Putin loves the idea that all elections are rigged. We are all the same. We are all dirty bastards,”says Russian journalist Mikhail Zyar in Part 2 of “Putin’s Revenge.”
The Honest Ads Act’s supporters acknowledge that it won’t come close to preventing all nefarious foreign political activity. But it’s a start.
His latest column includes a smart discussion of what Democrats need to do to challenge Trump in 2020.
Justices had a lot of questions for both sides, especially about the separation of powers under the state Constitution.
I was a bit alarmed last week to discover that after Trump’s diatribe in Phoenix, Mondale — usually an oasis of calm analysis — was reeling from the speech.
Organizers are trying to translate the support Sanders got in Minnesota in 2016 into electoral influence — and setting their sights on the race for Minnesota governor.
Trump’s numbers continue to be terrible by any reasonable or historical standard. But they also used to be sort of consistent, within a range of badness. That may be changing.
In recent months, immigration assistance centers throughout Minnesota have seen a conspicuous spike in the enrollment in citizenship classes.
Shady? Sure. But criminal is another matter.
Once again, all the elements are in place to have several questions go before Minnesota voters in the next election.
How Minnesota Republicans think the president will change Minnesota Republicanism.
Showboating was at a minimum, and many of the Republican members asked tough, fair questions.
The word “deal” appeared 13 times in Trump’s remarks about pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Accords. He likes that word. He talked much less about the threat that global warming might pose to life on earth.
While there’s still time for GOP leaders and the governor to reach a budget agreement before the end of the session, things are starting to feel very 2011.