STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Klobuchar, 13 others push bipartisan shutdown relief
By Don Davis
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar rose to become one of the most sought-after political talking heads in recent weeks.
The Minnesota Democrat appeared on numerous cable television and radio news sh... Posted on 10/21/13 at 9:30 AM
THE PERIPHERY A Look at the United States Government Shutdown
October 17th, 2013
The "shutdown" of the government of the Earth nation, the United States of America, is over. It was interesting theater to observe from up here in my spaceship for a couple reasons... Posted on 10/17/13 at 10:02 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Liberals and Conservatives: Ideology over Science
Just looking at the names: Conservative and Liberal (or Progressive), it's logical to assume that the first group is going to be more apt to resist change: change in policy, style, fashion, technology... Posted on 10/2/12 at 12:07 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Aggressive Christian Woman
If youre not part of the evangelical Christian community (Im a survivor of it), then no doubt you look at the title and think, Aggressive Christian woman? Theyre all aggressive, male and female. Look ... Posted on 3/29/12 at 2:18 PM
IT'S GOOD TO BE IN N.D. Just paid my 2010 taxes
I just paid the remainder of my 2010 taxes, both state and federal. I can afford them and was prepared to owe money (more on that later) but it's moments like these when I really appreciate the tea pa... Posted on 3/3/11 at 9:35 PM
BISMARCK – Three founding members of the North Dakota Tea Party Caucus have resigned.
Gary Emineth, Duane Sand and Paul Sorum, all of whom are involved in political races, have stepped down from the tea party’s organizational committee.
In the wake of Saturday’s shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, tea party supporters in the Red River Valley and across the nation on Monday criticized what one local conservative radio host called “unforgivable” attempts by some to link the movement’s rhetoric to violence.
Rep planning visit to Iowa this month
MINNEAPOLIS – Add U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to the list of potential Republican presidential hopefuls, as the tea party favorite plans a trip later this month to the early caucus state of Iowa – and creates possible complications for fellow Minnesotan and maybe-candidate Tim Pawlenty.
Ten years ago, in a display of judicial activism unprecedented in American history, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia engineered the Bush v. Gore ruling that handed the presidency to a Republican who had lost the nation’s popular vote and was threatened with defeat in a Florida recount.
John Nichols, The Nation magazine
, December 19, 2010
WASHINGTON — Resurgent Republicans piled up gains in pursuit of a House majority Tuesday night and added seats in the Senate, too, in midterm elections shadowed by recession and fueled by a rebellion of tea party conservatives.
Supporters want to ‘vote the bums out’
BISMARCK – With just weeks to go until Election Day, North Dakota tea party supporters rallied Saturday at the state Capitol to encourage residents to take back the country and “vote the bums out.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the brand new Tea Party Caucus in Congress said Wednesday the organization won't be a mouthpiece for the movement but will serve as a listening board for average Americans.
Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press Writer
, July 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party protesters marked tax day Thursday with exhortations against "gangster government" and appeals from Republicans seeking their grass-roots clout in November elections, a prospect both tempting and troubling to those in the loose movement.
BOSTON (AP) — Sarah Palin rallied the tea party movement near its historical roots with a pre-Tax Day message, telling Washington politicians that government should be working for the people, not the other way around.
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