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DFL calls sleazy on Yeezy bid for POTUS

BY: - August 18, 2020

Just minutes before the deadline, signatures were submitted Tuesday to get rapper Kanye West’s name on the Minnesota presidential ballot this November. The required 2,000 signatures and a slate of electors were turned in about 20 minutes before the 5 o’clock deadline, according to Risikat Adesaogun, spokeswoman  for Secretary of State Steve Simon. They must […]

Postmaster General says he’s suspending post office overhaul until after the election

BY: - August 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Tuesday that he will halt a series of sweeping policy changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after the general elections this fall. DeJoy said he will not change overtime rules, retail hours at local post offices, or the location of mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes, […]

Signature gatherers hustling to get Kanye on the ballot in Minnesota

BY: - August 18, 2020

On the road to President Donald Trump’s rally at the Mankato airport Monday, two young men were gathering signatures to get rapper and Kim Kardashian husband Kanye West on the presidential ballot in Minnesota.  When informed they were speaking to the Reformer, they scurried away, saying they didn’t want their photo taken.  Republican operatives have […]

Whew! Fact-checking President Trump’s Mankato speech

BY: - August 18, 2020

MANKATO — President Donald Trump took his stump speech to Minnesota Monday and tried to steal some of the spotlight from the Democratic National Convention, turning to his favorite technique: The belittling zinger.  He went after his tried and true favorite targets: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and, of course, “Sleepy Joe” Biden, […]

Incumbent DFL lawmakers lose in Capitol shakeup

BY: - August 12, 2020

This story has been updated. Tuesday’s primary was a night for the ascendant generation of Minnesotans, as Democratic-Farmer-Labor voters threw out four longtime incumbent state legislators in favor of upstarts. The victories spanned across DFL power centers in the Twin Cities and Duluth, signaling an accelerating shift to a new generation of progressive activists, operatives […]

Minnesota’s powerful House Ag Committee chairman gears up for a fall battle

BY: - August 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — Minnesota’s most vulnerable member of Congress — the DFL’s Rep. Collin Peterson — is heading into a battle for reelection this fall with a big money lead over his would-be GOP challengers. The Agriculture Committee chairman — one of the most senior members of the House, but also a Democrat in a district […]

Sen. Amy Klobuchar out of vice presidential contention

BY: - June 19, 2020

Sen. Amy Klobuchar told a cable news host Thursday that she contacted Joe Biden and took herself out of the running as his potential vice presidential nominee, calling on him to choose a women of color to fill out the Democratic ticket. “America must seize on the moment and I truly believe — as I […]

Some legalize cannabis candidates are giving off very MAGA vibes

BY: - June 15, 2020

In a contested state Senate race in northeast Minnesota, Robyn Smith is the candidate for the Legal Marijuana Now Party, but most of her political energy on social media is devoted to supporting President Donald Trump, gun rights and other right wing causes.  Although Smith said in a Reformer interview that she thinks cannabis should […]

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An advertising creative on how Democrats can use this moment to claim mantle of “America’s Party”

BY: - April 20, 2020

And now here we are, stuck at home, hoping we don’t run out of essentials, trapped in the post-apocalyptic existence many of us feared upon the election of President Donald Trump.  We need creative political thinking, but from Trump and his party loyalists we get two hour daily infomercials that are more like a window […]

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U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, R-2nd District, and President Donald Trump

When do we get herd immunity from Jason Lewis?

BY: - April 17, 2020

Jason Lewis is on a “Re-Open Minnesota for Business” RV tour Friday, hoping to draw media attention to his brilliant plan to get enough Minnesotans sick that we achieve “herd immunity” from COVID-19 and then thank him by electing him to the U.S. Senate.  JUST ANNOUNCED: My #ReOpenMN RV [email protected] should join me & demand […]