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Stewart Mills III Should Be Running In Wisconsin
by Dave Mindeman

Stewart Mills III is running for Congress in the 8th District of Minnesota. But the impression I keep getting is that Mills is more suited for a run across the border....in Wisconsin.

First of all, Mills has fessed up to being a villainous Packers fan. That would be a deal breaker for me from the get go.

But, in addition to that, Mills seeks out his political hires from Wisconsin's Scott Walker team.

...his pollster is Tarrance Group, a large national firm that also did polling for Walker. His media . . .
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Cong. John Kline - The MVP for For-Profit School Exploiters
by Dave Mindeman

The brazenness of John Kline is incredible.

Earlier this month. legislation which would close an exploitative loophole in Federal student aid died without a hearing. Its intention was to block For-Profit colleges from violating the 90-10 rule. And what is that you ask?

At issue was the so-called 90/10 rule, which bans for-profit schools from receiving government funding if they draw more than 90% of their revenue from federal student aid programs. The rule excludes tuition assistance from the GI Bill for veterans and from the Department of Defense, which funds . . .
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RE:Bachmann - I Think Dogcatcher Is Out Of Reach Now
by Dave Mindeman

Remember a few days ago when Michele Bachmann wondered why the press didn't ask her about another run for President?

Well here's a clue...

In an interview this week with the host of a conservative radio show, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said the gay community wants to "do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually."

I have heard Bachmann say some pretty off the wall things, but the absolute hate coming out right now is beyond belief.

She didn't stop . . .
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McFadden Chances Improve? Maybe In The Wishful Thinking Category
by Dave Mindeman

There seems to be an almost quiet desperation to make Mike McFadden a serious challenger to Al Franken for the Minnesota Senate. The investment banker has no experience - has stumbled badly on the issues , but has money to burn and has shown a willingness to spend it liberally (pardon the expression).

He is a familiar mixture of Norm Coleman and Mitt Romney, but without the political expertise. What has given him the opportunity to gain some notoriety was the inexplicable endorsement at the GOP convention. Whether it was good strategy . . .
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The ACA: Another Story Behind The Numbers
by Dave Mindeman

We hear so many talking points from Obamacare opponents that we almost take it for granted that the ACA is extremely unpopular. The polling seems so overwhelming that nobody bothers to even look at the real numbers.

Well, right now we are going to do that.

A recent (July 18-20) CNN poll gave us the usual headline. Obamacare is favored by only 40% of Americans.

Here are the total numbers:

Favor 40%
Oppose 59%
No Opinion 1%

Even the fact that only 1% have no opinion means . . .
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