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PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN (1911-2004)
SD48 Tribute to Reagan.
 
HOT TOPICS
OBAMACARE IS FIVE YEARS OLD -- IBD reminds us of the five biggest lies and exaggerations made by the Democrats about the bill.
DIFFERENT STRATEGIES EMERGE ON THE MINNESOTA BUDGET SURPLUS -- Republican Party chairman Keith Downey says: "Give it all back" but the Republican lawmakers say: "No way!"
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VICTORY FOR CLEAN ELECTIONS -- Supreme Court turns back a challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law.
SOLVING FAKE PROBLEMS . . . WITH MEANINGLESS GESTURES -- EP City Council celebrates "Earth Hour".
POLL: "Most Americans want the next president to be someone who will change most of Obama's policies."
BACKLASH -- Protesters forcibly ejected from Maynards in Excelsior.
PIPE TRIPE -- Washington Post: "Obama's claim that Keystone XL oil 'bypasses the U.S.' earns Four Pinocchios."
RUDOPLPH GUILLIANI: "What is wrong with our president?" Part 1 -- Part 2.
OBAMA IS MAKING A BEELINE FOR YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS -- "He wants to change the rules in the middle of the game and eliminate the flexibility you have in withdrawing money and depositing money all independent of taxes, as was the original promise."
CHANGE -- Compared to 1980, young adults less likely to have jobs, more likely to live with parents.
CHANGE -- Compared to 1980, young adults less likely to have jobs, more likely to live with parents.
THE MOST AFFECTIONATE VICE PRESIDENT EVER -- Give me some sugar, baby!
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERNET INSTALLATION -- You will laugh ... but it is probably a little too close to the truth.
OBAMA BUDGET CONTAINS SECOND DEATH TAX -- Is this a surprise to anyone?
THROW ANOTHER $6 TRILLION ON THE TAB -- PJ Tatler: "Obama's 10 Year Budget Will Add $6 Trillion to the National Debt."
BECAUSE ENTITLEMENTS -- The Corner: "CBO Budget: Enjoy the Dropping Deficits, Because They Won't Last for Long."
SCORE ONE FOR THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER -- Obama dumps his tax hike on college savings plans.
THESE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS -- The CBO is reporting slow growth and trillion-dollar deficits are America's long-term future. It's okay though, because the Chinese will keep lending us money forever.
DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO -- 1,700 private jets fly to Davos to discuss Global Warming.
CREEPY AND AWKWARD -- John Kerry to the people of France: You've got a friend???
OF COURSE HE DOES! -- Obama backs government-run internet.
COUGH IT UP, KIDS -- Dems change tune after mocking GOP for 'drill, baby, drill.'
THE RELIGION OF ENVIRONMENTALISM -- George Will: "The Keystone catechism". "Obama revealed his economic sophistication years ago when he said that ATMs and airport ticket kiosks cost jobs. He does not understand that, outside of government, which is all that he knows or respects, all jobs are "temporary." By a 2-1 margin, Americans want the Keystone pipeline constructed. Are we going to get 42,000 "temporary" jobs or will Tom Steyer's money carry the day?
WELL, THEY PROMISED CHANGE -- Dems change tune after mocking GOP for 'drill, baby, drill.'
WHY OBAMA WASN'T IN PARIS -- The largest protest in French history conspicuously lacked one person
LIARS REMORSE-- Democrats have second thoughts about Obamacare
IRONY -- Harvard professors discover that Obamacare is not such a good deal. Lesson: Government programs are popular ... until people have to pay for them.
HOW A TOP OBAMA CRONY MOVED FROM IDAHO TO A $2 MILLION WASHINGTON ESTATE -- Life can be very good for the aiders and abetters of Big Government.
BLASPHEMY FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE -- Matthew Continetti: "Do liberals actually believe in the right to offend?"

THE DEMOCRAT FORMULA FOR KILLING JOBS

• Health insurance costs rising? Check.

• Higher personnel costs? Check.

• Higher business taxes? Check.

• Higher utilities costs? Check.

U.S. DEBT REACHES 18 TRILLION -- "For all practical purposes, it means an endless fiscal crisis lurks in the nation's future."
HERE ARE THE TOP TEN LIES FROM OBAMA'S AMNESTY SPEECH -- "Lie #10: Scripture tells us, we shall not oppress a stranger."
DONNA AZARIAN: "Taxpayers don't have endless funds."
THE PARTY OF "NO" -- Once again, Democrats vote down common sense Keystone Pipeline.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: ARROGANCE PLUS DECEPTION EQUALS OBAMACARE, ASK GRUBER -- "Even in Gruber's come-cleanery, there's one more lie. The people who deceived you about Obamacare didn't do so because you're stupid. They did so because they thought voters are smart, and would reject them and their schemes if they didn't spin their many deceptions."
THE ELECTION IS OVER . . . SO IT'S OKAY TO REPORT THIS -- NY Times: "Cost of coverage under affordable care act to increase in 2015." All the news that's fit to hide. And just days after the midterm elections because ... stupid Americans.
THREE THINGS THE WHITE HOUSE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT OBAMACARE . . . and three things coming in 2015 that you won't like.
WHY IT'S TIME FOR LIBERTARIANS TO VOTE REPUBLICAN -- "After 40+ years, it's obvious the Libertarian Party, while serving as an educational platform, cannot win a major political office. The Republican Party is, faults and all, our only hope."
GO AHEAD LIBERALS, RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE . . . and you'll get a whole lot more of this: "Service Robots Will Now Assist Customers at Lowe's Store".
YOU CAN FIND OUT YOUR OBAMACARE PREMIUMS . . . AFTER THE ELECTION -- States with key Senate races face double-digit premium hikes.
MORE SAY HEALTH CARE LAW HAS HURT INSTEAD OF HELPED THEM -- Nearly half in U.S. say Obamacare will make healthcare worse in long run.
GALLUP: VOTER OPPOSITION TO OBAMA AT A 16-YEAR HIGH -- “Angry and frustrated voters are planning to use the midterm elections in one month to tell President Obama they oppose his agenda, the highest "no vote" percentage in the last 16 years measured by Gallup.
TOP 10 REASONS YOU SHOULD NOT VOTE DEMOCRAT THIS NOVEMBER -- It's a good list, but why stop at just 10?
AN ANTI-LANDRIEU AD FROM ELBERT GUILLORY -- "You are not Mary's cause ... you are just a vote ... you are a means to an end." This is a great ad, a great message.
NEARLY 1 IN 4 AMERICANS NOT WORKING -- Almost a quarter of Americans in the prime of their working lives are out of a job -- and millions have given up trying completely.
MINNESOTA IS DEAD LAST IN JOB CREATION -- DFL leadership is chasing jobs away.
OBAMACARE FAILING IN MINNESOTA-- Minnesota's biggest (and cheapest) Obamacare insurer drops out over overwhelming costs.
OBAMA PRAISES CONTROVESIAL MUSLIM CLERIC -- Cleric supported a fatwa condoning the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

PAY YOUR TAXES, PATRIOT -- Fox News: "Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown calls for Burger King boycott over Tim Hortons deal."

Do you know who else hates paying taxes? This guy.

"Ohio Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was more than four months delinquent in paying taxes on his Washington, D.C., apartment and had to pay a penalty and interest last week. This was not the first time, records show. Brown also was delinquent in 2006 and 2007 and paid penalties and interest, according to tax records from the District of Columbia."

NO FREEDOM TO DISAGREE -- "Catholic couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host same-sex 'wedding' at their farm."
LOON GETTING HELP FROM DFL DONORS -- From MPR: “In the last week, donors have given the group more than $85,000, most of that money coming from New York-based hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb and Massachusetts-based investor Seth Klarman. What's the connection to Loon? It appears it is her vote in favor of same-sex marriage. Both Loeb and Klarman are well-known advocates of allowing gay people to marry.
AMERICANS GETTING POORER -- Typical household is worth one-third less under Obama than under Bush.
NO, WASHINGTON HAS NOT SOLVED THE COUNTRY'S DEBT PROBLEM -- The first step to curing a spending addiction is to admit you have one.
NATIONAL REVIEW: Colorado baker appeals decision requiring him to bake cakes for same-sex weddings.
JOBS CONTINUE TO LEAVE MINNESOTA -- “Minnesota needs a new financial direction. We can't keep raising taxes or threatening to raise taxes and expect companies to stay in Minnesota. Advanced Auto Parts, Cargill, Medtronic and Nash Finch are proof that companies will leave if the taxes are too high.”
PEGGY NOONAN: A tale of two scandals.
SD48 Calendar
 
Note: Some dates subject to change
May 4 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
May 5 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
May 7 (Thursday): National Day of Prayer
May 10 (Sunday): Mother's Day
May 12 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
May 18 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
May 19 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
May 19 (Tuesday): Filing period for school board elections begins
May 25 (Monday): Memorial Day
May 28 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka
June 1 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
June 2 (Tuesday): Filing period for school board elections ends
June 2 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
June 6 (Saturday): D-Day Rememberance
June 9 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
June 14 (Sunday): Flag Day
June 15 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
June 16 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
June 21 (Sunday): Father's Day
June 25 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka

July 4 (Saturday)
Independence Day
Eden Prairie July 4 Celebration
3PM to dusk

July 6 (Monday): Cost of Government Day
July 7 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
July 13 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
July 14 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
July 14 (Tuesday): MLB All-Star Game, Cincinnati
July 17-25: Minneapolis Aquatennial
July 21 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
July 27 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
July 28 (Tuesday): Filing period for municipal elections begins
August 4 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
August 4 (Tuesday): National Night Out
August 11 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
August 11 (Tuesday): Filing period for municipal elections ends
August 18 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
August 17 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
August 27 - Labor Day: Minnesota State Fair
August 31 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
September 1 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
September 7 (Monday): Labor Day
September 8 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
September 11 (Friday): 911 Remeberance
September 14 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
September 14 (Monday): Rosh Hashana
September 15 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
September 23 (Monday): Yom Kippur
September 28 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 6 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
October 12 (Monday): Columbus Day
October 12 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
October 20 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
October 26 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 31 (Saturday): Halloween
November 1 (Sunday): Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 3 (Tuesday):
2015 General Election
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November 9 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
November 10 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
November 10 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
November 11 (Wednesday): Veteran's Day
November 23 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
November 26 (Thursday): Thanksgiving
November 29 (Sunday): First Sunday of Advent
December 1 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
December 7 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
December 7 (Monday): Pearl Harbor Remeberance
December 7 (Monday): Hannukah begins
December 8 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
December 15 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
December 21 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
December 24 (Thursday): Christmas Eve
December 25 (Friday): Christmas Day
January 1, 2016 (Friday): New Year's Day
January 5 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
January 18 (Monday): MLK Day
January 22 (Friday): 43rd anniversary of Roe vs Wade decision
February 2 (Tuesday): Groundhog Day
February 6 (Saturday): Ronald Reagan's Birthday
February 7 (Sunday): Super Bowl, San Francisco, CA
February 10 (Wednesday): Ash Wednesday
February 12 (Friday): Lincoln's Birthday
February 14 (Sunday): Valentine's Day
February 15 (Monday): President's Day
February 16 (Tuesday): Washington's Birthday

March 1 (Tuesday)
Precinct Caucus
Eden Prairie High School
South Commons

Registration Begins 6:00 PM
Program Begins 6:30 PM
Caucus Begins 7:00 PM

• Elect Precinct Leadership
• Elect SD48 Delegates
• Debate and Pass Resolutions
Find out more.

March 17 (Thursday): St Patrick's Day
March 20 (Sunday): Palm Sunday
March 25 (Friday): Good Friday
March 27 (Sunday): Easter
April 15 (Friday): Tax Day
• Last day to file federal taxes without penalty. 
• U.S. debt per taxpayer is over $1 million and growing by the second. See the U.S. National Debt Clock
May 5 (Thursday): National Day of Prayer
May 8 (Sunday): Mothers' Day
May 30 (Monday): Memorial Day
 
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