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Where Clinton And Trump Stand On The Environment — In One Simple Graphic

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Aug 1, 2016
7 Days Until MN Primary, Aug. 9
53 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee
ballot, Sept. 23
99 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

Mark your calendars

  • Aug. 9 – MN Primary – PLEASE VOTE!
  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 5 – Minnesota State Fair. For information
    about volunteering with the DFL, go to this link.

Fundraisers

  • Aug. 11 – Garrison Keillor will be the guest at a re-election
    fundraiser for Representative Ron Erhardt, Senate District 49A at the Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina, MN 55439. Time: 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Ardis Wexler, 952-210-7497 ·

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton nomination: Minnesota can be proud of pioneering female activists, Star Tribune
Clinton: Khans heard nothing but ‘insults and degrading comments’ from Trump, The Hill
Clinton campaign blasts Trump’s Ukraine comments, The Hill

Bernie Sanders
On convention’s last day, Sanders rallies DFL delegates, Star Tribune
Trump
Fight with Khan family tests Trump’s ‘say anything’ strategy, MPR
Donald Trump’s Confrontation With Muslim Soldier’s Parents Emerges as Unexpected Flash Point, NY Times
Scott Walker distances himself from Trump’s Gold Star attack, The Hill
Reid: GOP leaders ‘spineless’ for continuing to support Trump, The Hill
Trump:Putin’s ‘not gonna go into Ukraine’, The Hill
Republicans denounce Trump as confrontation with Muslim parents escalates, Washington Post
Ghazala Khan
Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice, Washington Post
2016 Election
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota may not get presidential race love, West Central Tribune
Debate commission to Trump: The dates are set, Politico
GOP confidence in Senate majority builds, The Hill
Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7 points following Dem convention, The Hill
Democratic, Republican platforms miles apart, Duluth News Tribune
Democratic Conventions in Philly, 2016 and 1948: the more some things change, the more others stay the same, MN Progressive Project
Koch Brothers
Charles Koch: It’s a ‘blood libel’ that I’ll support Hillary, The Hill
Koch network seeks to defuse donor frustration over Trump rebuff, Washington Post
Cyber Attacks
After recent hacks, U.S. debates how best to respond, Star Tribune
CD2
Primary coming up Aug. 9, Farmington Independent
CD3
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen steps around Donald Trump, Star Tribune
Governor Dayton
Dayton, Daudt to tour Minnesota Security Hospital, Bemidji Pioneer
Kurt Daudt
Daudt faces challenger Duff in House District 31A, ABC Newspapers
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives supporters seek backing from other minorities, Star Tribune
Education
State math, reading scores stall in latest round of testing, Pioneer Press
Labor
Mayo Clinic decision strikes nerve with workers, community, WorkDay MN
Greater MN
More interest in Industrial Park in Willmar, West Central Tribune
Iron Range
‘Today Show’ highlights BWCA, mining debate, Minnesota Brown
MN Leg
Money flows into competitive Minnesota legislative races, Star Tribune
The 25 legislative races to watch in Minnesota in 2016, MinnPost
In House District 65A, it’s Black Lives Matter’s Rashad Turner vs. Rep. Rena Moran, Pioneer Press
Rick Nolan
Nolan endorses Clinton, Duluth News Tribune
Voter Discrimination
Court strikes down ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law, AP
Health Care
Frustration mounts over ObamaCare co-op failures, The Hill

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Jul/16

21

Daily Brief: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 21, 2016
Day 4 of the Republican National Convention
4 days until the Democratic National Convention
64 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
109 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
 
Today in History

  • Paul Wellstone was born today on July 21 1944 in Arlington Virginia.

 
Events Today

  • July 21 – SD 66 Pot Luck Picnic, Please bring  a dish to share, donations for for food shelf will also be collected, 6-8:30, Como Picnic Pavilion South in Como Park, 1199 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, 55103

Mark your calendars

  • July 23 – Laurie Pryor campaign kick-off and door knock for HD 48A, 10-2:00 PM, Minnetonka DFL Headquarters, 14525 Hwy 7, Minnetonka, MN, suite 345. Paul Thissen will be joining us as a special guest speaker for Laurie. For more information: you can reach Madeleine Garces at (612) 965-9487 or madeleine@dflhouse.com
  • July 23 – Senate District 13 DFL 4th Annual Golf Scramble and Social; River Oaks Golf Course, Cold Spring, MN.  More Info.: bzsnyder@charter.net
  • July 23 –  SD49 Annual Picnic, 12-3PM, Rosland Park Picnic Shelter (Just west of the Edina Aquatic Center), $13/person (kids 10 and under free).
  • July 24 – DFL Senior Caucus Family Picnic, 12-3, Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • Aug. 2–4 – Farmfest, Gilfillan Estate Farm near Redwood Falls. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Farmfest is a large Ag show that attracts farmers and rural people from a good portion of Greater MN and it also showcases candidates for office by holding important forums. Congressman Peterson and Walz and their opponents, along with possibly some candidates from other congressional districts will participate in those forums. Anyone interested in volunteering at the DFL booth (hosted by CD 1, CD 7 and the state party), should contact DNC Member Lori Sellner, 507-227-4004 orlorisell@gmail.com.  She is looking for two volunteers at all times, to work three hour shifts (8-11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.).
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, 6PM, Kordiak Park, Columbia Heights.
  • Aug. 12 – SD 51 Annual Picnic, 4-8 PM, Blackhawk Park, 1629 Murphy Pkwy, Eagan. $10 adult, $5 ages 5-12, $25 family maximum.
  • Aug. 16 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From 10 to 11 AM at Virginia city hall, from 11:30 to 12:30 at Eveleth city hall, and from 1-2 PM at Gilbert City Hall.
  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 5 – Minnesota State Fair. For information about volunteering with the DFL, go to this link.
  • Aug. 30 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From noon to 1 PM at Babbit City Hall and from 2-3 PM at Biwabik City Hall
  • Sept. 8 – DFL EAST SIDE SENIOR CAUCUS, RX Rights/Mature Voices, 11:30, Sgt. Pepper’s Bar and Grill, 930 Helena Ave North, Oakdale
    Fundraisers
  • July 26 – SD 7  tailgate Night at the Wade, 4:45 PM, If you have $15, a love of comradary, community events, and DFL principles, come on down! For more information, link
  • Aug. 2 – Senate District 16 DFL Corn Feed 5:30-7:30, Suss/Marti Farm is located at 19650 270thSt., Lucan, Minnesota 56255
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, 6 – 9, Kordiak Park in Fridley. 1845 49th Avenue NE. Free but a $10 donation is appreciated. Bring a canned or packaged food item to help re-stock local food shelves
  • Aug. 11 – Garrison Keillor will be the guest at a re-election fundraiser for Representative Ron Erhardt, Senate District 49A at the Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina, MN 55439. Time: 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Ardis Wexler, 952-210-7497
  • Aug. 19 – Hubbard County DFL Walleye dinner fundraiser on August 19th from 5 to 7 at the American Legion Club in Park Rapids
  • Aug. 25 – Clay County DFL Langseth Steak Fry, 5-7 PM, $20 per person $30 per couple, Dilworth Depot (corner of Highway 10 and NE 4th street in Dilworth)
  • Sept. 10 – Faribault County DFL Fundraiser, Bricelyn American Legion.
  • Sept. 10 – Le Sueur County DFL Fall Fundraiser, Montgomery American Legion Hall.
  • Sept. 18 – CD 2 DFL 15th Annual Classic. 4 p.m., The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake. More information is available here, Purchase Tickets.
  • Sept. 18 – Vento Dinner, 4 PM, Prom Center.
  • Sept. 25 – Rice County DFL’s 5th Annual Hotdish Dinner and cook-off fundraiser, 4 PM, Vintage Ballroom & Suites, 129 Central Avenue North, Faribault

 
Hillary Clinton
Clinton camp slams Trump for NATO commentsThe Hill

Trump
A mighty challenge awaits Trump on Thursday nightWashington Post
Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against AttackNY Times
Donald Trump’s conservatism still in doubt for manyStar Tribune
Trump sets terms for helping NATO alliesThe Hill
NATO head rebukes Trump: ‘We defend one another’The Hill
 
Melania Trump
Trump staff writer takes blame for Melania speechPolitico

Mike Pence
Mike Pence and his politics were shaped by his faithNY Times
 
Ted Cruz
Thunderous boos for Cruz for refusing to endorse TrumpAP
Trump-Cruz Feud Flares Anew On Third Night Of ConventionNPR
Ted Cruz defends convention speech, still says he wouldn’t endorse TrumpWashington Post
Cruz defends refusal to endorse Trump: He made it ‘personal’The Hill
Cruz torpedoes Trump’s conventionThe Hill
Convention erupts at Cruz snubThe Hill

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Jul/16

15

Daily Brief: Friday, July 15th, 2016

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 15, 2016
3 days until the Republican National Convention
10 days until the Democratic National Convention
70 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
115 days until Election Day, Nov. 8 

Events This Weekend

  • July 16 – DFL State Disability Caucus welcomes two members of Minnesota’s recently elected Democratic National Committee delegation, Lori Sellner and JP Barone, for a listening session, a member meeting will follow, 1 PM, Rondo Community Library, University and Dale, St. Paul.
     
    Mark your calendars
  • July 21 – SD 66 Pot Luck, Please bring  a dish to share, donations to for food shelf will also be collected, 6-8:30, Como Picnic Pavilion South in Como Park, 1199 Midway Parkway, 55103
  • July 23 – Laurie Pryor campaign kick-off and door knock for HD 48A, 10-2:00 PM, Minnetonka DFL Headquarters, 14525 Hwy 7, Minnetonka, MN, suite 345. Paul Thissen will be joining us as a special guest speaker for Laurie. For more information: you can reach Madeleine Garces at (612) 965-9487 or madeleine@dflhouse.com
  • July 23 – Senate District 13 DFL 4th Annual Golf Scramble and Social; River Oaks Golf Course, Cold Spring, MN.  More Info.: bzsnyder@charter.net
  • July 24 – DFL Senior Caucus Family Picnic, 12-3, Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • Aug. 2–4 – Farmfest, Gilfillan Estate Farm near Redwood Falls. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Farmfest is a large Ag show that attracts farmers and rural people from a good portion of Greater MN and it also showcases candidates for office by holding important forums. Congressman Peterson and Walz and their opponents, along with possibly some candidates from other congressional districts will participate in those forums. Anyone interested in volunteering at the DFL booth (hosted by CD 1, CD 7 and the state party), should contact DNC Member Lori Sellner, 507-227-4004 orlorisell@gmail.com.  She is looking for two volunteers at all times, to work three hour shifts (8-11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.).
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, 6PM, Kordiak Park, Columbia Heights.
  • Aug. 16 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From 10 to 11 AM at Virginia city hall, from 11:30 to 12:30 at Eveleth city hall, and from 1-2 PM at Gilbert City Hall.
  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 5 – Minnesota State Fair. For information about volunteering with the DFL, go to this link.
  • Aug. 30 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From noon to 1 PM at Babbit City Hall and from 2-3 PM at Biwabik City Hall
  • Sept. 8 – DFL EAST SIDE SENIOR CAUCUS, RX Rights/Mature Voices, 11:30, Sgt. Pepper’s Bar and Grill, 930 Helena Ave North, Oakdale
    Fundraisers
  • July 15 – SD 12 candidate Russ Hinrich fundraiser, 6:30 – 8:30, Long Lake Lodge
    16021  Long Lake Road, Brandon, MN
  • Aug. 2 – Senate District 16 DFL Corn Feed 5:30-7:30, Suss/Marti Farm is located at 19650 270thSt., Lucan, Minnesota 56255
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, 6 – 9, Kordiak Park in Fridley. 1845 49th Avenue NE. Free but a $10 donation is appreciated. Bring a canned or packaged food item to help re-stock local food shelves
  • Aug. 19, Hubbard County DFL Walleye dinner fundraiser on August 19th from 5 to 7 at the American Legion Club in Park Rapids
  • Sept. 10 – Faribault County DFL Fundraiser, Bricelyn American Legion.
  • Sept. 10 – Le Sueur County DFL Fall Fundraiser, Montgomery American Legion Hall.
  • Sept. 18 – CD 2 DFL 15th Annual Classic. 4 p.m., The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake. More information is available here, Purchase Tickets.
  • Sept. 18 – Vento Dinner, 4 PM, Prom Center.
  • Sept. 25 – Rice County DFL’s 5th Annual Hotdish Dinner and cook-off fundraiser, 4 PM, Vintage Ballroom & Suites, 129 Central Avenue North, Faribault

 
Philando Castile
A retracing of steps: Castile’s funeral procession winds through historic Rondo neighborhood, MPR
‘A seed that has been planted’: Philando Castile laid to rest, Pioneer Press
Thousands pay tribute to Castile: ‘His death is not in vain’, Star Tribune
Mourners gather at St. Paul Cathedral to remember Philando Castile, MinnPost
Black Lives Matter sets protest at Rosedale Center: ‘Let’s shut it down’, Pioneer Press
Protests For Castile Planned For Ramsey Co. Atty’s Office, Rosedale Ctr., WCCO
Minnesota Police Officer’s ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ Training Is Questioned, NY Times
At Castile stop, uneasy questions of race and police training, MPR
Police chief: Officers ‘valiantly’ tried to save Castile’s life, WFXG
Racial sensitivity training for Minnesota police has been six years in the making, Pioneer Press
Fiery debate over “warrior” training for officer in Philando Castile shooting, Pioneer Press
 
Nice Bastille Day Attack
‘Diving for their lives’: Terror along French Riviera kills at least 84, MPR
After Nice attack, officials warn that terror threats will stalk for ‘a long time’, Washington Times
Scores dead in terror attack on French national holiday, The Hill
Obama decries attack in France, The Hill
 
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton airs thousands of ads; Donald Trump, none, Nation Sun Journal
Democrats ‘freaked out’ about polls in meeting with Clinton, The Hill

Trump
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence emerges as likely pick, Star Tribune
A VP process spins out of control. Or did it?, Washington Post
5 things to know about Mike Pence, MPR
Trump on ‘horrific’ France attack: ‘Here we go again’, The Hill
 
Newt Gingrich
After Nice, Newt Gingrich wants to ‘test’ every Muslim in America and deport those who believe in sharia,Washington Post
Gingrich calls for deporting Muslims who believe in Shariah, The Hill
 
Republican National Convention
GOP insiders expect convention mayhem, Politico
Minnesota’s Republican Delegates Expected To Line Up For Trump, WCCO
GOP squashes Never Trump rules proposal in heated hearing, The Hill
GOP convention organizers ask Adelson to cover $6M shortfall, The Hill
 
Obama
Obama rebuts Texas Lt. Gov. on support for police, The Hill
Garner daughter says she was ‘railroaded’ by ABC, The Hill

Economy
Feeling squeezed? Many others wedged into the same tight economic spot, MPR
 
Justice Ginsburg
Ginsburg regrets ‘ill-advised’ criticism of Trump, MPR
 
Senator Franken
SENATOR FRANKEN: Franken’s staff hears investment struggles: Tour on infrastructure needs in Greater Minnesota brings politician aides to Bemidji, Bemidji Pioneer
 
Sen. Bonoff
LCV Action Fund Endorses Terri Bonoff for Congress, League of Conservation Voters
 
Special Session
Mark Dayton, legislative leaders have special session agreement, ‘in principle’, Pioneer Press’
Dayton, legislative leaders resume talks for special session, Star Tribune
Dayton plans, Bakk remarks move focus again to pursuit of special session, Star Tribune
 
MN Leg
 
Governor Dayton
Update: Dayton assesses aftermath of Monday’s storms, thankful no lives were lost, West Central Tribune
 
Tim Walz
Walz launches bid for leadership post on House Veterans Affairs Committee, Star Tribune
 
Stewart Mills
Old Stewart Mills Facebook posts are just as bro-tastic as you’d expect, City Pages
 
Greater Minnesota
Groundbreaking marks start of airport project, International Falls Journal
 
Iron Range
Essar Steel Minnesota Announces New CEO, WDIO
Change at the top: Essar hires new CEO, Mesabi Daily News
Plenty of opposition at Twin Metals sulfide mine listening session, MN Progressive Project
 
Education
Parents sue state, school districts over teacher tenure, MPR
 
Twin Cities
What’s going on with redevelopment of St. Paul’s Ford plant site?, MinnPost

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In the Know

Minnesota DFL
May 12, 2016
133 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
179 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
 
Events today

  • Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will have breakfast with GOP Legislative Leaders at the Governor’s Residence.
  • 9 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at Visibility and Voice: Asian Americans at the Capitol. State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 300N, St. Paul.
  • 9 a.m. – The House meets in session.
  • 9 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Lakes and Pines Community Action Council to discuss 2016 voter outreach initiatives. 1700 Maple Ave. E., Mora.
  • 10 a.m. – The Senate meets in session.
  • 11 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Aitkin County Auditor Kirk Peysar and deputy auditors. 209 2nd St. NW, Aitkin.
  • Gov. Dayton will meet with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt in the Senate Office Building.
  • 1:45 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Hibbing Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Lory Fedo. 211 E Howard St., Hibbing.
  • 3:45 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will visit the Kettle River Fire Department. Kettle River Fire Hall, 3977 Main St., Kettle River.
  • 6 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters Duluth Annual Meeting, Greysolon Plaza, Moorish Room, 231 E Superior St., Duluth.
  • Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the 2016 Governor’s Fishing Opener host dinner in McGregor.


Mark your calendars

  • May 13 – Community Picnic for Governor’s Fishing Opener. A free picnic will be served from 4 – 7 p.m. at Pine Rail Park in McGregor. Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will speak at the event.
  • May 14 – CD 1 DFL Convention, 1 p.m., Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Dr., Worthington.
  • May 14 – CD 3 DFL Convention, 10:30 a.m., Park Center High School auditorium, 7377 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park.
  • May 14 – The SD 41 DFL is hosting a combined candidate meet and greet/fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Crooner’s Lounge & Supper Club, 6161 Highway 65 NE. SD 41 DFL candidates include Rep. Carolyn Laine, Rep. Connie Bernardy and Mary Kunesh-Podein. The guest speaker is House DFL Leader Paul Thissen. All are welcome.
  • May 14 – The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. For more information about the annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive effort in your community, ask your letter carrier or go to nalc.org and find “Food Drive” under “Community Service.”
  • The Food Drive effort is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2015, 70.6 million pounds of food was collected, which brought the grand total of donations to more than 1.3 billion pounds of food collected since the drive began in 1992.
  • May 17 – Please join the Minnesotans for Paid Family Leave Coalition for a rally in support of Paid Family Leave. Tell the Legislature, our families can’t wait. Pass Paid Family Leave this session! Paid Family Leave Rally, noon, State Office Building, St. Paul.
  • May 17 – Candidates for federal, state, county, and some local offices must file for office during between today and May 31 for their name to appear on the ballot.
  • May 21 – CD 6 DFL Convention, noon, St. Cloud Apollo High School, 1000 44thAve. N, St. Cloud.
  • May 22 – CD 4 DFL Convention, noon, Carpenters Union Hall, 700 Olive St., St. Paul.
  • June 7 – Primary season ends.
  • June 12 – DFL Women’s Hall of Fame Annual Luncheon, 11 a.m. reception, noonluncheon, 12:45 p.m. award ceremony. Ticket information and list of award recipients areavailable here.


Fundraisers

  • May 21 – Senate District 14 DFL will hold a Red to Blue Post-Convention Party. $20 Suggested Donation. Michael’s Restaurant, 510 US-10, St Cloud. Tickets available at: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dfl-senate-district-14-3077414154
  • Sept. 18 – CD 2 DFL 15th Annual Classic. 4 p.m., The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake. More information is available here.


2016 election

U.S. House of Representatives
GOP congressional candidate Stewart Mills releases first adWCCO

President
Who the 2016 presidential candidates would be if they were ‘Game of Thrones’ charactersWashington Post
Playing Politics podcast: Elusive unity for Republicans and DemocratsStar Tribune
Third-party candidates face uphill climb to get place on presidential debate stageThe Hill
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