Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Kline said nstead of focusing on the ingenuity and greatness of the American people, the president repeated the same broken promises that have kept unemployment hovering around 8 percent and hampered economic growth.
Wednesday, February 13
Following Tuesday night's State of the Union address from President Barack Obama, Rep. John Kline, who represents Minnesota's Second Congressional District, released the following statement: Last week, the president visited my home state of Minnesota and said, "We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something." Tonight, the president was faced with a unique opportunity to double down on that premise by rallying Americans from a variety of political persuasions and helping Congress chart a new course of working together to solve the most serious challenges our country faces. Instead, the president outlined a case for more big government. Instead of focusing on the ingenuity and greatness of the American people, the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
President called on voters to pressure their legislators to pass gun control measures.
Speaking to a crowd of local dignitaries and law enforcement officers on Monday, President Barack Obama called on voters to pressure Congress to act on curbing gun violence. "We've suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing," he said. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he added. What did the Twin Cities think about Obama's visit on social media? Adopting universal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons, limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, and putting more police officers on the street are "common sense," bipartisan measures to reduce gun violence, the President said. He also repeated other proposals to expand access to mental health care for young people. Several …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
From community service activities to glitzy balls, the weekend will be packed with presidential pomp. What are your plans for viewing the inauguration? Tell us in the comment section below.
Saturday, January 19
The following is the updated schedule of events for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. You can watch the ceremonial swearing Monday morning at St. Olaf College. Note: All times are Eastern. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 National Day of Service Summit on the National Mall Location: The National Mall Start Event: 9:30 AM ET The First and Second families are issuing a call to action for all Americans to join together in service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is encouraging all Americans to participate in a National Day of Service on Saturday, January 1 – a tradition started by the Obamas at …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's not a secret that Northfield has a reputation that favors Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates.
It's not a secret that Northfield has a reputation that favors Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates. In the 2008 presidential election, then-DFL candidate Barack Obama won each of Northfield's nine precincts by a large margin. Overall, he collected 71.8 percent of the 10,860 votes cast in his race against Republican candidate John McCain. In 2010, DFLers Kevin Dahle and David Bly easily carried Northfield but lost their re-election bid for the Minnesota Senate and House, respectively, to their Republican counterparts. It'll be no surprised that the DFL momentum continued in Northfield for this year's election. No DFL candidate on the ballot received fewer than 65 percent of the vote. For the 2012 election, we've broken down how Northfield's …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 10:15 CST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Voters in Minnesota on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 10 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. CBS News has called the Minnesota race for the President shortly after 9:30 p.m., about the same time ABC News projected Minnesota for Obama, after Obama took a more than 40,000 vote lead with about 10 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press also called the Minnesota race for Obama before 10 p.m., according to the Pioneer Press. Obama's 12 percent lead would match his margin over John McCain in 2008. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. It has voted Republican only once in the last 50 years. …
Minnesota's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close two hours earlier.
Minnesota and Wisconsin voters have, including those in Richfield, until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key states ends as much as two hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Minnesota time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Monday, November 5, 2012
Here's a cheat sheet so you know when you can vote, where you can vote and who's asking for your vote.
Nov. 6 has been circled on the calendar for some time. Finally, Election Day is here. Northfield Patch has created a guide so you know when you can vote, where you can vote and who's asking for your vote. On this post you'll find a breakdown of the races and issues with several links that'll lead you to more information on Patch and other sources. Words that are blue are links that will bring you to more information. Be sure to keep your browser on Patch on Election Day as we bring you updates throughout the day and share results as they come in. Voting is open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Because of redistricting this year, some voters have shifted precincts, wards and polling locations. If you're still not able to …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The two candidates for President of the United States addressed issues of foreign policy. Who presented his case better, President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney? You tell us.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in a contentious debate in Florida. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on issues from the Libya and Afghanistan to the fiscal crisis in Europe and a nuclear Iran. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Patch conducted a live chat during the debate, and the reaction was mixed as to who made his point better: Some of the points resonated with our live-blog panelists. Many were split on who came out on top: Mark: The president comes across as far more knowledgeable and authoratative than Romney (tonight). Minnetonka: “It’s not government that makes business successful” agree. Sometimes it’s almost “in spite of” government hand in business. …
Participate in Patch’s live blog while you’re watching Monday's final debate, and share your thoughts on how the candidates are doing.
Can Mitt Romney overcome his London gaffe? Can President Barack Obama put the Libya issue to rest? At 8 p.m. Monday, the president and challenger will meet for the second time this election season in Florida. The foreign police debate will be moderated by CBS' Bob Schieffer. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’ve also invited state legislators, political candidates, party activists and other movers and shakers across the state to offer their expertise. To participate, just check back with this page starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts! See related articles on …