Tag Archives: Politics

This Week’s House Priority : CHIP, DACA, Government Funding, or 5 Year Prison Term for an Abortion ?

Déjà Vu ? Or is it prep time for November’s election ? If you have followed the headlines, you are probably aware that this week, the funding for the government will end January 19th without congressional action. Most likely, you are also aware that funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out […]

Connect-the-Dots : Koch Brothers and Erik Paulsen Power Grab

Did you read Erik Paulsen’s OpEd, Stalling Stras’ nomination is the latest example of partisan game-playing in Washington. By blocking his confirmation, the senators are keeping an outstanding legal mind off the Eighth Circuit court, and preventing another Minnesotan from joining a court where the majority of judges are from other states. This is unacceptable. […]

Emmer and Paulsen Following RNCC Playbook While Lewis Channels Trump

Photographic proof that Jason Lewis is correct — “Well-oiled” activists targeting Minnesota homes Going door to door, CLF field team is working hard to share how @RepErikPaulsen is fighting for #MN03 families. pic.twitter.com/iUJSFzG5yU — CLF (@CLFSuperPAC) August 24, 2017 Since the August recess is just past it’s halfway point, it is appropriate to see what […]

Republican-controlled House Wants More Money For Themselves While Cutting Affordable Home Funding

You know Erik Paulsen’s mantra — “Washington MUST do more with less” — and that will be on full display as the Republican-controlled House begins to vote on various appropriations bills for FY2018. FYI : Technically, this should have already been done — they were scheduled to have appropriations finalized June 10 and the full […]

MN03 : A Good Question with a Questionable Answer

Apparently, Congressman Erik Paulsen didn’t get any letters asking him “good questions” last week, because he did not issue a Correspondence Corner posting … but that doesn’t mean that there are not “good questions” that he could have answered… like from Dennis from Eden Prairie who asked WCCO (highlights below) : Good Question: What Health […]

MN03 -vs.- NY01 : Who Loses in the Paulsen, Zeldin Contest ?

As mentioned in a previous MN Political Roundtable commentary, Minnesota’s Third District Congressman Erik Paulsen has a lot of “friends” … hence his re-election campaign committee is called Friends of Erik Paulsen. That commentary noted it is his “friends” whom Erik Paulsen “represents” in his legislative efforts … emphasizing those in the medical, financial, insurance, […]