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Election Day, 2016.
SD48 ARCHIVES
The DFL pay raise
Amy Klobuchar voting record on taxes
The 2011 Dayton Shutdown
Maria Ruud: How Liberal Is She?
Global Warming
Are Minnesotans undertaxed?
Eden Prairie Budget
DFL Silly Laws
DFL vs. Health Care
Twins Stadium Deal
Vikings Stadium Deal
Gang of 200
TakeAction Minnesota
Defense of Marriage

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN (1911-2004)
SD48 Tribute to Reagan.
 
HOT TOPICS
DEVASTATING! -- Video montage of robot Marco Rubio repeating the same debate line five times.
DEMOCRATS CHEAT IN IOWA -- One Iowa caucus has only one voter who voted for Sanders. But Clinton was deemed the winner!
BORDER AGENT: "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether."
DECEITFUL VOICEMAIL -- Carson slams Cruz for spreading false rumor.
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"FRIEND OF THE TAXPAYER" -- Senator Dave Osmek (R-Mound) scores a perfect 100 in the latest Taxpayer League scorecard. This was his third straight year with a perfect 100 score. Meanwhile local legislators fell a bit short: David Hann scored a respectible 85, Jenifer Loon returns to her moderate ways with a dismal 50, not much better than Democrat Yvonne Selcer who scored a horrific 42.
OBAMA'S CRAZY SPEECH -- Here's what Obama said at that mosque with extremist ties.
HILLARY'S IMPROBABLE LUCK -- Six county delegate positions were decided on a coin toss. All six were won by Hillary Clinton.
THIS SEEMS LIKE A BAD IDEA -- Ted Cruz and the creepy "caucus shaming" mailers.
HILLARY CLINTON APOLOGIZES FOR SAYING "ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT" -- Democrats sure are afraid of words.
LIKE A TRAINED SEAL -- CNN Reporter coordinated with Hillary aid to smear Rand Paul during th 2013 Benghazi hearing.
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL -- Secretary of State John Kerry says the attacks against Charlie Hebdo had "legitimacy" and "rationale." President Obama has harsher words for Republicans than for the radical islamists. The NY Daily News uses the Paris attacks to go after the NRA. Soccer fans in Turkey boo during the moment of silence for the Paris victims.
THE BARBARIANS ARE INSIDE ... AND THERE ARE NO GATES -- Mark Steyn: "When the Allahu Akbar boys opened fire, Paris was talking about the climate-change conference due to start later this month, when the world's leaders will fly in to "solve" a "problem" that doesn't exist rather than to address the one that does."
RUBIO'S NEW BILLIONAIRE FUNDER -- A huge "Open Borders" supporter. More from Paul Mirengoff: Rubio's vulnerability, Part One and Part Two.
BEWARE THE PUMPKINS! -- Department of Energy says Jack-o-Lanterns cause global warming.
CHANGE -- Record 94,610,000 Americans not in the labor force.
THAT'S A REAL NICE OIL COMPANY YOU HAVE THERE --Hillary Clinton threatens to investigate oil company after they decide to stop funding the Clinton Foundation.
MARK STEYN: Get Lost, You Palace-Guard Creeps
THE TEXAS CLOCK HOAX -- Investor's Business Daily: "Did Muslim Clock Boy perpetrate a hoax?" Yes ... Yes he did. The real scandal here is the reaction of the media and assorted Leftists (but I repeat myself).
THE ECONOMY CONTINUES TO SINK: Powerline: "Census: Economy is going nowhere." Zero Hedge: "Obama's recovery in just 9 charts." Ace: "Obama: How dare unpatriotic people criticize America."
FAT CHANCE -- Obama urged by GOP to pay more attention to police shootings.
ALL HAIL DIVERSITY! -- Disney to remove gender labeling on Halloween costumes. Little Billy can now trick or treat as Tinkerbell.
THE LEFT HATES FREE SPEECH -- Powerline: "Arrest those climate skeptics!" When you're winning a debate, you don't ask the other side to shut up.
OH, THE THINGS YOU HAVEN'T DONE -- Legal Insurrection: "Hillary's accomplishments: A snapshot of nothing much." Ask 20 Democrats for Hillary's accomplishments and sit back for the funny. A lot of stuff boils down to "gave a speech" or "was in the vicinity of Bill at the time."
"AT NIGHT WE CAN HEAR THEM SCREAMING" -- U.S. soldiers ordered to ignore Afghan child abuse.
JEB BUSH SAYS GUNS ARE NOT A NATIONAL RIGHT -- If we can't trust Jeb to counter a simple and easily refuted attack on the 2nd Amendment, how can we trust him with more complex issues?
SD48 Calendar
Note: Some dates subject to change
February 12 (Friday): Lincoln's Birthday
February 13 (Saturday): Debate #9 CBS
February 14 (Sunday): Valentine's Day
February 15 (Monday): President's Day
February 16 (Tuesday): Washington's Birthday
February 20 (Saturday): South Carolina Primary
February 23 (Tuesday): Nevada Caucus
February 25 (Thursday): Debate #10 CNN

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

• Presidential Straw Poll
• Elect Precinct Leadership
• Elect SD48 Delegates
• Debate and Pass Resolutions

March 1 (Tuesday): Super Tuesday: AL, AK, AR, CO, GA, MA, MN, OK, TN, TX, VT, VA
March 3 (Thursday): Debate #11 Fox News
March 5 (Saturday): Primaries: KS, KY, LA, ME
March 6 (Sunday): Puerto Rico Primary
March 8 (Tuesday): Primaries: HI, ID, MI, MS
March 10 (Thursday): Debate #12 CNN
March 12 (Saturday): Primaries: DC, WY, GU, VI
March 15 (Tuesday): Primaries: FL, IL, MO, NC, OH, MP
March 17 (Thursday): St Patrick's Day
March 20 (Sunday): Palm Sunday
March 25 (Friday): Good Friday
March 27 (Sunday): Easter
March 28-April 1: Minnetonka, Chanhassen Spring Break
April 4 (Monday): MN Twins first game of the season at Baltimore
April 4-8: Eden Prairie Spring Break
April 5 (Tuesday): SD33 Convention, Orono Middle School
April 11 (Monday): MN Twins home opener vs Chicago White Sox
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

April 23 (Saturday)
CD3 Convention

Location: To be determined
• Elect National Delegates
• Debate and Pass Resolutions

May 5 (Thursday): National Day of Prayer
May 8 (Sunday): Mothers' Day

May 20-21
State Convention

Duluth Entertainment
Convention Center
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth

• Elect National Delegates
• Debate and Pass Resolutions

May 30 (Monday): Memorial Day
June 14 (Tuesday): Flag Day
June 19 (Sunday): Father's Day
June ???: Friedrichs vs CTA Supreme Court Decision
June 25 (Saturday): Minnetonka Summer Festival
July 4 (Monday): Independence Day, Chanhassen Parade
July 12 (Tuesday): MLB All-Star Game, San Diego
July 20-23: Minneapolis Aquatennial
July 17 (Sunday): Hopkins Grande Day Parade
July 18-21: Republican National Convention, Cleveland
July 25-28: Democrat National Convention, Philadelphia
July 25 (Tuesday): Filing period for municipal elections begins
August 2 (Tuesday): National Night Out
August 5-22: Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro
August 8 (Tuesday): Filing period for municipal elections ends
August 10-14: Carver County Fair
August 25 - September 5: Minnesota State Fair
September 5: Labor Day
September 11 (Sunday): 911 Remeberance
September 20-21: MEA Weekend
October 2 (Sunday): Rosh Hashana
October 10 (Monday): Columbus Day
October 11 (Tuesday): Yom Kippur
October 31 (Monday): Halloween
November 5 (Sunday): Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 8 (Tuesday):
2016 General Election
Polls open until 8:00 PM. To find out where you vote, click here.
November 11 (Friday): Veterans Day
November 24 (Thursday): Thanksgiving
November 27 (Sunday): First Sunday of Advent
December 7 (Wednesday): Pearl Harbor Remeberance
December 24 (Saturday): Christmas Eve
December 24 (Saturday): Hannukah begins
December 25 (Sunday): Christmas Day
December 26 (Monday): Christmas Day Observed
January 1 (Sunday): New Years Day
January 1 (Monday): New Years Day Observed
January 16 (Monday): MLK Day
January 22 (Sunday): 44rd anniversary of Roe vs Wade decision
February 2 (Monday): Groundhog Day
February 5 (Sunday): Super Bowl, Houston, TX
February 6 (Monday): Ronald Reagan's Birthday
February 12 (Sunday): Lincoln's Birthday
February 14 (Tuesday): Valentine's Day
February 16 (Thursday): Washington's Birthday
February 20 (Monday): President's Day
March 1 (Wednesday): Ash Wednesday
March 17 (Friday): St Patrick's Day
April 16 (Sunday): Easter
April 17 (Monday): 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
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