Voices from the States: Minnesota

By: Sunday November 1, 2009 1:39 pm

Courtesy of Eric Pusey at Minnesota Progressive Project, the following is the first of what I hope will be a series here at FDL Action: “Voices from the States,” looking in detail at the status of health care reform and the public option in states around the country. If you’re interested in contributing, please email [...]

Health Care Action in the States

By: Friday July 31, 2009 12:04 pm

Here’s a round-up of the latest action in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Maryland and Delaware.

Laurie Coleman Sells Insurance?

By: Monday November 3, 2008 2:27 pm

According to separate lawsuits filed in Texas and Delaware last week a wealthy Republican donor funneled $75,000 from a Texas oil services company to Sen. Norm Coleman through the insurance company that employs Norm’s wife, Laurie.

RNSC: Al Franken Laughs at the Disabled

By: Wednesday October 29, 2008 10:32 am

Al Franken has been the target of some of the ugliest political ads of 2008, courtesy of the Republican National Senatorial Committee. This one really takes the cake. The voiceover claims that Franken "humiliates minorities", "demeans women", "writes pornography", and "laughs at the disabled," amongst other defects.   Life imitates art, I guess. Here’s a [...]

GOP Shopping Spree: Donor Took Norm Coleman to Nieman Marcus

By: Tuesday October 7, 2008 8:51 am

Nice suit, Norm!

Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota allegedly accepted at least one Nieman Marcus shopping spree from GOP patron Nasser Kazeminy.

Habeas Corpus in Ramsey County, MN

By: Sunday August 31, 2008 9:55 am

The 6 activists arrested during police raids in advance of the Republican National Convention are being held without charge by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Independent reports.

The arrestees are being held on probable cause holds. These holds give the authorities 36 hours to charge them or let them go. Holds are typically used to give investigators more time to gather evidence before filing formal charges.