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Walter Mondale

Oct 21, 2015

Cracking jokes, Jimmy Carter honors Mondale

Carter cracked jokes at his own expense and waxed philosophical about the world’s humanitarian challenges.

Aug 26, 2015

Can GOP flip Minnesota in presidential race?

What excludes Minnesota from the swing state category is ideology.

Jun 24, 2015

Both sides get ‘ready for Hillary’

Clinton fundraiser in Minnesota attracts well-heeled backers and predictable detractors.

Jun 26, 2012

Mondale, Carlson will lead anti-voter ID campaign

Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Gov. Arne Carlson will lead the effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls. They'll be joined by former congressman Tim Penny and veteran civil rights activist Josie Johnson as co-chairs of Our Vote Our Future.

Mar 13, 2012

Mondale, Blatz join effort to block same-sex marriage amendment

In a letter Tuesday morning, Mondale and Blatz look to rally the state's legal community behind an effort dubbed "Lawyers United for All Families."

Jul 5, 2011

Sen. Thompson says no thanks to Mondale-Carlson commission

Freshman Republican Sen. Dave Thompson says thanks but no thanks to a proposed bipartisan commission made up of former U.S. Democratic Sen. Walter Mondale and former GOP Gov. Arne Carlson to help break the budget stalemate at the Capitol.

Jan 26, 2011

Will Minnesota be center stage in 2012?

With U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's appearance in Iowa last weekend, speculation is growing that she may enter the race for the Republican nomination in the 2012 race for president.

Jan 26, 2011

Tending Humphrey’s flame

Long after Hubert H. Humphrey gave up the pointer and lectern of the classroom, he remained a teacher. Bob Meek should know - Humphrey taught Meek how to write.

Dec 29, 2010

Senate DFL: Goodbye to all that

In 1972, the state Senate's Liberal Caucus won the majority in the general election. When they took office, both chambers switched to a partisan affiliation footing, and and Senate DFLers started a run in the driver's seat that would last nearly 40 years. As Republicans prepare to end their 38-year drought by taking control of the Senate next week, Capitol Report sifted through the archives to gle[...]

Oct 12, 2010

City of Minneapolis releases video in push to win the 2012 DNC

The city of Minneapolis is pushing hard to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, releasing a video Tuesday citing 12 reasons why it should be selected for the event.

Aug 9, 2010

Primary countdown: DFL gov candidates stump across Minnesota

DFL candidates for governor are jetting across the state Monday to appeal to voters on the eve of the primary election.

Aug 3, 2010

Packer on U.S. Senate: ‘Tweeting pygmies’

George Packer's long, brilliant New Yorker piece on the utter dysfunction of the U.S. Senate is not to be missed. He reduces the members of the "world's greatest deliberative body" to a pack of "Tweeting pygmies."

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