Mark your calendars
- July 8 – Join the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation and the Saint Paul Building & Construction Trades Council as we break ground on a new home. 3 p.m., 385 W 7th St., St. Paul.
- July 8 – Senate District 42 DFL will host a prevailing wage/right to work forum from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Roseville Library, 2180 N Hamline Ave., Roseville.
- July 12 – The Congressional District 2 DFL will host a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Legislative Issues Forum from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. For further information, contact Terry Friedrichs, CD 2 Outreach/Inclusion Committee, at 612-859-9676.
- July 30 – The Minnesota Nurses Association would like to cordially invite you to the Medicare turns 50 Birthday BBQ Bash on Thursday, July 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. in St. Paul. Medicare is an American as apple pie (Protect Improve Expand Medicare) so join us for an all American birthday BBQ, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, one of the greatest social safety net pieces of legislation ever signed into law and what we hope to be the basis of a single payer system for our entire nation. Highland Park Picnic Shelter, 1227 Montreal Ave. St. Paul.
Stewart Mills seems to want another go at Rick Nolan and CD8, mn progressive project
Jim Webb announces White House candidacy, The Hill
Sanders talks trade, research funding during Rochester visit, Rochester Post Bulletin
Voters are shifting to Democrats, flashing a warning for Republicans, The Washington Post
Cruz, Huckabee go head-to-head for evangelical votes, Pioneer Press
In response to Jim Webb’s announcement that he will run for president in 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“I welcome Jim Webb’s bid to seek the Democratic nomination for President in 2016. Senator Webb has a long and distinguished record of service to his country, both in the Marines and in public office. His leadership on the Post-9/11 GI Bill is a sterling example of the Democratic commitment to ensuring the opportunities available for our veterans when they return home.
“As the field of 2016 candidates rounds into shape, a stark contrast is developing between the Democratic and Republican parties. Democrats are fighting for middle class families, and those still struggling to get there. Republicans are concerned only with those already at the very top. Over the coming months, the difference between the Democratic plan to move our nation forward and Republican efforts to bring back the failed policies of the past will only grow more clear.”
Affordable Care Act
Barack Obama: The health-care industry president, The Washington Post
Minnesota firefighter flies Confederate flag in parade, Pioneer Press
Budget brinkmanship grips Capitol, The Hill
A month of fasting — and feasting — for Muslims in Washington, The Washington Post
Our View: Business ranking affirms good policy, Mankato Free Press
US adds 223K jobs in June, The Hill
Reactions to Dayton’s investments in education, Owatonna People’s Press
Paul Thissen: Rochester U of M students face tuition hike next year, Rochester Post Bulletin
In farm country, tainted water is just the way it is, Star Tribune
Another day, another episode of Minnesota politics, Grand Forks Herald
Iowa straw poll
Grocery store workers seek justice for unpaid wages, Workday Minnesota
Today in history
Obama defies second-term slump, The Hill
Obama defends his record and struts a little in Wisconsin, The Washington Post
Obama visits Walker’s turf, singles out Minnesota, Pioneer Press
Under President Bush: 7.9 million lost insurance and 400,000 lost private sector jobs
Under President Obama: 16 million have gained insurance and 7 million have gained private sector jobs
Safe at Home
Simon helps boost Safe at Home, Worthington Daily Globe
State Capitol renovation
Minnesota is at the intersection of history, sensitivity, Star Tribune
Obama, in Wisconsin, takes on Scott Walker, New York Times