In the Know: September 1, 2015

Events today

  • 9:00 a.m. – State Auditor Rebecca Otto will greet guests at the DFL booth at the State Fair.
  • 9:45 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith speaks at Military Appreciation Day at the State Fair.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar will sign copies of her book at the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 10:45 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith visits the Minnesota State Council on Disabilities booth at the State Fair.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will take part in a conversation with Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson and Lynn Kettleson on Linder Farm Network from the Minnesota Farmers Union booth at the State Fair.

Mark your calendar

  • Sept. 6 – Congressman Keith Ellison will host his annual Labor Day Picnic. Noon, Wabun Park, 4655 46th Ave. S, Minneapolis, Picnic Area D. Please RSVP Donations will be accepted for the Second Harvest Food Shelf.

2015 Ellison Labor BBW

2015 special election

Lots of choices in northern Minnesota House election, Pioneer Press


2016 election

Walker’s talk about Canadian border wall draws derision, Pioneer Press

Board to discuss lobbyist contributions to Walker campaign, Pioneer Press

Two-thirds of Iowa Republicans want a president from outside of government, The Washington Post

Donald Trump upends Republican economic message, Star Tribune

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on the state of the race, Star Tribune

The ‘Trump Effect’ alienating conservative Latinos, MPR

Hillary Clinton email investigation explained, MPR

Is Walker a Pawlenty rerun? West Central Tribune

4 numbers that explain this whole Donald Trump thing, The Washington Post

  • Republicans want an outsider; Democrats don’t
  • People hate congressional Republicans, including Republicans
  • Trust in government
  • They’re not purists

2015-09 Wasserman Dem Stands Voice Heard 

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans Dayton protest on Summit Ave., Pioneer Press

Photo gallery: Black Lives Matter marches on the Minnesota State Fair, MinnPost


2015-09 Cong Repub Approval

Those numbers are really bad for the four congressional Republicans running for president — Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) — and perhaps, by extension, the governors, former governors and former senators in the race, all of whom are only a hop skip away in voters’ minds from the political establishment. The Washington Post

Congressional delegation


Walz says fiscal issues should take priority, Austin Daily Herald

Democratic National Committee

Four Minneapolis speeches by 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, MPR

What we learned from the Democrats’ big weekend in Minneapolis, MinnPost


Ohio Republicans vow to fight Obama on Mount McKinley’s renaming, The Hill


Where are the jobs for recent college graduates? DEED


Polluted? Clean? An interactive map of Minnesota’s lakes, Pioneer Press

Obama makes urgent appeal in Alaska for climate change action, Star Tribune

2015-09 Obama Climate Change


Trump’s calls for mass deportation, birthright repeal similar to removals in 1930s, Star Tribune 


President Obama is reaching the magic number on the Iran deal, The Washington Post

Obama offended by Iran nuclear deal critics who attack Jews in his administration backing pact, Star Tribune

New poll shows how sharply partisan the debate on Iran has become, The Washington Post


Minnesota home health care workers push for $15 minimum wage, WCCO

As term winds down, Obama champions workers’ rights, New York  Times


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