Social Security

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    18 Minnesota Dairy Queens Hit By Data Breach, Credit and Debit Card Info Stolen

    Dairy Queen, the Edina-based royalty of dipped cones and toppings-swirled frozen treats has been flung out of the Blizzard and into the shitstorm. More than a month after news broke that Dairy Queen may have been hacked by the same Backoff malware that hit Target and Home Depot, the company has con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    GOP congressional candidate Torrey Westrom says 48 percent of Americans don't pay taxes [VIDEO]

    The defining gaffe of the 2012 presidential race came when Mitt Romney was recorded saying, "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... These are people who pay no income tax."Though fact-checkers determined that what Romney said at that May 17, 2012 fundrai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Iron Range blasts Mike McFadden over Keystone comments

    Like many Midwestern political snafus, this one started on a farm -- a Senate forum at the Farmfest trade show in Redwood County last week, to be exact. The star was Mike McFadden, the GOP candidate looking to snag Al Franken's U.S. Senate seat in November. In the forum, he was aggressive, confront ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Mike McFadden won't talk specifics on Social Security, but seniors want him to

    Senate candidate Mike McFadden gave an extensive interview to MinnPost's Eric Black last week, but what was most jarring about the chat was the candidate's refusal to give specifics about his policy positions on one issue - Social Security. McFadden started off by saying he wanted to reform the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Kevin Olson, upset over line at St. Paul office, allegedly threatens to "blow this f**ker up"

    We've all been there -- sorta.Sure, it's no fun to get stuck in a long line when you're trying to run errands, but 55-year-old Kevin Olson allegedly got a whole lot angrier about that situation than the law allows just before noon Monday at the Social Security office on the eighth floor of the build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Wisc. man surprised to read his own death notice in the paper

    Jim Radloff was at work when he saw his own death notice in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. See Also: - Wisconsin paper defies police, publishes names of problem drinkers bars are asked not to serve

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional in 5-4 decision

    When Minnesota same-sex couples start getting married on August 1, they'll have the same status on the federal level as all other couples. As reported by SCOTUSblog, the Supreme Court ruled 5 - 4 today that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which federally defines marriage as the union of one man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Target doesn't miss opportunity to talk about weather, blames disappointing sales on winter

    Target's first-quarter earning report is Best Buy-esque, but the company doesn't think you should attribute that to the ongoing decline of big-box retail. Rather, it's winter's fault!SEE ALSO: Target renames "Orina" sandal after learning word means urine in Spanish [IMAGE]In the official first-quart ... More >>

  • Movies

    April 17, 2013
  • News

    December 12, 2012

    Byron Smith faces murder charges

    Plus, Governor Dayton doesn't want to relax marijuana laws, Strib journalists want raises

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Star Tribune journos want raises; displaying placards saying, "Show Us the Green in 2013"

    Star Tribune journalists haven't received raises in more than five years, and they're beginning to speak out about it.SEE ALSO:-- Pioneer Press editor blasts Star Tribune writer for suggesting PiPress boycott -- Star Tribune stands by Bachmann coverage, reporter's "butthurt" response to criticism -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Keith Ellison: GOP fiscal cliff offer makes path to deal "more opaque"

    A day after Republicans proposed a fiscal cliff counteroffer, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says a path to striking a deal before the end-of-year deadline is "more opaque." "I think there should be a deal," Ellison told City Pages earlier today. "I think we do need a deal. But we're not going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012

    Chris Kluwe's year of winning continues -- weeks after playing a key role in defeating Minnesota's proposed same-sex marriage ban, the Vikings punter has been named Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012.Salon's eccentric Sexiest Men list is about "real men" who represent "more than Ryan Seacrest gross and gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Michele Bachmann's 'I do not do political speech' line draws loud laughter during debate [VIDEO]

    Michele Bachmann and Jim Graves held their first debate yesterday in St. Cloud.SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann says Romney is best presidential candidate because Obama is too wealthy-- Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising e-mail It wasn't exactly an Ellison-Fields affair -- Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    43 percent of Minneapolis lives alone (that's 16 percent higher than the national average)

    You might say we're independent. Independent, not lonely. Or ahead of the curve, yeah, that's it. Because everybody's doing it: A full 27 percent of U.S. households -- 31 million, to be exact -- boast just one occupant. That's a three fold increase from 1950, when a mere 9 percent of households shel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Kurt Bills, GOP Senate candidate, says he'd support tax increase, fight Grover Norquist

    The stress of a moribund U.S. Senate campaign might be getting to Kurt Bills.SEE ALSO:-- Michael Brodkorb hates Kurt Bills, wants write-in MNGOP U.S. Senate candidate-- Kurt Bills' new ad takes Klobuchar's joke out of context, but what else do you expect? [VIDEO]-- Dave Wellstone calls Kurt Bills' h ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2012

    How to Speak Republican

    Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language 

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Protesters blast Wells Fargo bonuses, political donations [VIDEO]

    Protesters decried big bonuses paid to Wells Fargo executives​About 40 protesters marched from Occupy MN's "People's Plaza" to the Wells Fargo center this morning to blast the bank. The protesters were accompanied by Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Erik Paulsen imitators, who stood behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Occupy MN and TakeAction Minnesota storms Wells Fargo [UPDATE]

    ​This week, Minneapolis will be witness to a confluence of local protest entities, starting today at 11 a.m., when organizers from TakeAction Minnesota will converge at the Government Plaza and try to woo Occupy MN participants into following them in a march to the Wells Fargo Center. It probabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Veronica King abandoned dying sister, then stole her Social Security checks

    Veronica King: Left her sister to die on the floor.​Veronica King abandoned her 71-year old sister after she had a stroke in their Madison, Wisconsin home. King didn't help Mary Coleman up, didn't call for medical help, didn't even bring her food. Veronica's son Steven didn't help Coleman, either ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Michele Bachmann fights Bill O'Reilly, accidentally invents Medicaid [VIDEO]

    Bill O'Reilly picked on Bachmann in a way that Fox News normally doesn't.​Michele Bachmann was on TV last night for a little plugging from her favorite channel, Fox News, and its most popular host, Bill O'Reilly. But instead of the typical "we're in this together, go get the black guy -- I mean ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Cards on the table: Four songs for the bipartisan debt showdown

    ​So this is kind of a weird time to be alive, when the President and the Republican Congressional leaders and the Democratic Congressional leaders are doing these press-conference showdowns where each faction is offer gentile smack-talk about the other factions, apparently en route to achieving a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Pawlenty's massive corporate tax cut is NOT a special deal

    He's telling the truth. Trust him.​It's the "Truth" tour: Tim Pawlenty went to Iowa and told corn farmers they didn't deserve ethanol subsidies. He went to Florida and told the oldster-heavy state the Social Security and Medicare ride was over. And now he's telling Wall Street the bailout da ... More >>

  • Music

    March 23, 2011
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    February 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Klobuchar wonders if Cornyn knows what it feels like to be alone

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on MSNBC Wednesday to talk about how lonely and tough it is being the only Minnesota senator in Washington, D.C.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Wis. man breaks into house, sleeps on couch, eats cornbread

    Casual robbers, Facebook blackmailers, pet killers, lesbian beaters, and a religious leader accused of hiding a corpse on a toilet. Can Minnesota top that? Never.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Trapper gets trapped, U of M flashers and grabbers back

    Mass_media_4.jpgThursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    What's Wrong with Wisconsin?

    Beating up Wisconsin makes us feel better. Really.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Coleman suing Franken for false attacks

    Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign said they are suing their opponent Al Franken for false attacks against him. They will submit the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Minnesotans are getting old: State demographer warns of the consequences

    old.people.bird.jpgProcrastination on how to deal with Minnesota's aging population may have serious ramifications for youth, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Petters weekend roundup: magazine shutters, more lawsuits

    PettersGroupWorldwideLogo.gif Former CEO and millionaire Tom Petters is causing so much bad news we can't e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Smoking Ban: still more folly!

    no-smoking%5B1%5D.jpg The University of Minnesota is considering banning smoking on campus, including all outdoor areas. We believe this to be busybodied meddling run amok and, therefore, we humbly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2007

    3/12 Morning Communiqué

    Over half of Americans are unhappy with their jobs, South Carolina prisoners may get time off for donating organs, 16 Springfi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2007

    2/28 Morning Communiqué

    U student's studies in Tanzania included sexual harrassment and numerous rape attempts, a Vancouver woman coached her kids to act me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2005

    12/05: Morning Communique

    Mr. T on your GPS, buildings causing earthquakes, Pac-Man tattoos, a Red Riding redux, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2005

    She's Broke!

    Finally, just as she goes down in flames, a reason to like Harriet Miers.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2005

    Durenberger to Coleman: Get a grip, Norman

    Earlier this year, City Pages ran a Q&A with Dave Durenberger as a cover story. The former U.S. Senator from Minnesota gave a frank critique of the current state of his own Republican party, saying mostly how it had been taken over by big money and religious zealots. Some of the stuff that didn't m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2005

    Kennedy's Voting Record

    Sent: Fri 6/24/2005 9:51 AM To: Phil Singer Subject: KENNEDY CAN'T HIDE HIS RECORD OF JEOPARDIZING SOCIAL SECURITY KENNEDY CAN?T HIDE HIS RECORD OF JEOPARDIZING SOCIAL SECURITY What a difference a day makes! Yesterday, Mark Kennedy had the audacity to speak of the importance of protecting Social S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2005

    Dwindling military enlistment? The Pentagon has a plan

    Jonathan Krim writes in the WashPost of a new Pentagon plan to collect information on high school and college students; the ostensible purpose is to help military recruiters target the likeliest (most desperate?) among them. The program is provoking a furor among privacy advocates. The new databas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2005

    Greenspan: toady or hypocrite

    Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan told Congress today that the budget was on an "unsustainable path" that could cause the economy "to stagnate or worse," due to a deficit that has "risen noticeably" as a percentage of G.D.P. since 2001. Yet it was Greenspan who provided the crucial support nece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2005

    Thursday morning papers

    Don't tell it, sell it In the Strib: UM Prez Bob Bruininks likes the U's plan to become "a bit more Ivy League and a little less blue-collar" (way to sell it, Mary Jane--these days, when there's detectable bias in the Strib's news reportage and packaging, it's almost always conservative bias); b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2005

    Our long national media nightmare is over

    Our long national media nightmare is over Now back to our regularly scheduled media nightmares: Terri Schiavo dies, market for pictures of praying children plummets Terri Schiavo expired this morning; now commences the last great convulsion in the drama: the "last days" stories about her family and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2005

    Wednesday morning papers

    In the Strib: Alleged Red Lake co-conspirator Louis Jourdain nabbed through email, IM correspondence; the hypocrisy and essential idiocy of Michele Bachmann, continued; and leaders of the three northern tribes dragooned into a casino alliance by Tim Pawlenty are now threatening to go all democratic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Tuesday morning papers

    Questions: A Red Lake co-conspirator? And where's the tsunami? In the Strib: Shocker: The son of Red Lake tribal chair Floyd Jourdain Jr. has been arrested and charged with co-conspiracy in the school shootings last week; a primer on the retooling of the University of Minnesota (more emphasis on pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2005

    Links digest: the "Mark of Rove" revisited

    News digest: "Mark of Rove" links Monday's NYT contains a not-very-revealing account of Karl Rove's role in choreographing the Social Security fight. Bush's plan has been having trouble winning hearts and minds in Congress--last Friday Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley gave it a less than 50/5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2005

    Top 5 list: media sideshows

    Jacko, Terri, and Big Mac vs. the world The Google News database includes current news stories plus those still accessible in free databases at news sites; most of its contents go back one or two weeks. We decided to crunch the three leading media sideshows of recent days against two news stories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2005

    43 speaks

    My kingdom for a teleprompter! Here are a couple of unscripted exchanges from George W. Bush's public appearances on behalf of Social Security overhaul last month. You can see why the White House hates having to put the president with the people. Read the rest of 43 speaks

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2005

    More real news about fake news

    The Bush administration's masquerading "journalists," continued The online edition of the Washington Post offers an excellent roundup on the White House's announcement Monday that it's "blowing off" a government memo from the GAO concluding that Bush administration video news releases to TV stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2005

    43 speaks

    43 speaks 1: See the funny working people! (Nebraska, Feb. 4) When promoting social security reform with 'regular' citizens in Omaha, Nebraska, President Bush... met Mary Mornin, a woman in her late fifties who told the president she was a divorced mother of three, including a 'mentally challenged' ... More >>

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