Constituents Demand Answers From Paulsen On Trump, Guns, Russia During Town Halls

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R), who represents Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, heard from angry constituents Wednesday during his first town hall event in at least seven years. The three events – hosted in Hamel, Brooklyn Park, and Chanhassen – made it clear that the Third Congressional District is frustrated with Paulsen. Audience members were polite but … Continue reading Constituents Demand Answers From Paulsen On Trump, Guns, Russia During Town Halls

Can Erik Paulsen Make Civility Great Again?

Late last month, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) became an inaugural member of the Congressional Civility and Respect Caucus. Paulsen joins fellow caucus Reps. David Joyce (R-Ohio), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Steve Knight (R-Calif.), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.). … Continue reading Can Erik Paulsen Make Civility Great Again?

How Does The Government Shutdown Affect Minnesota?

Having failed to attain the necessary votes Friday for a continuing resolution that would keep the federal government funded, Congress began Monday without a deal to reopen the government. The process has been complicated by President Trump’s interference. The GOP’s original plan was to offer reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six … Continue reading How Does The Government Shutdown Affect Minnesota?

Why Doesn’t Life Time Fitness Want You Watching The News?

Life Time Fitness, the popular health club chain, has banned four news stations from playing on the televisions that are mounted on the walls and built into some treadmills and other cardio workout machines. Effective 1 Jan., company policy now forbids Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC from being shown. Now only USA, A&E, Discovery, HGTV, … Continue reading Why Doesn’t Life Time Fitness Want You Watching The News?

The Paulsen Tax Cuts Are For The Ultra-rich, Not The Middle Class

In their first major victory of the year, the Republicans' tax cut bill was passed in both houses of Congress Wednesday along a party-line vote. The president signed the bill Friday morning before heading to Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has touted the tax bill as a “once-in-a-generation” achievement. Indeed, it is … Continue reading The Paulsen Tax Cuts Are For The Ultra-rich, Not The Middle Class

Paulsen and Trump’s Adventures In China

This week, President Donald Trump is wrapping up an Asian tour. So far, he’s repeated his demand that North Korea end its nuclear program, gotten a nice hat from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and criticized Russophobes in Vietnam. But Trump’s most surprising moments were in China. Trump took a hard line against China in … Continue reading Paulsen and Trump’s Adventures In China

Republican Opposition To Trump Is Growing, But Paulsen Remains Silent

In the past month, several leading Republicans have voiced serious concerns about the leadership and temperament of President Donald Trump. But Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) is not among them. In August, Bob Corker, a Tennessee senator who had endorsed Trump during last year’s election, issued a statement condemning Trump’s leadership, saying that the president lacked … Continue reading Republican Opposition To Trump Is Growing, But Paulsen Remains Silent