“Mike McFadden and the GOP may be entitled to their own opinions-but they are not entitled to their own facts,” says U.S. Army 1st Lt. Trista Matacastillo. “Senator Al Franken has been a champion and true advocate for MN Veterans and claims to contrary are patently false.”
Republican Congressman John Kline, career politician for 12 years, worked just 126 days in 2013 and even less in 2014. He voted himself a raise five times and went on Christmas vacation after voting to cut food to a million veterans. He voted to impoverish the U.S. Postal Service, which employs more veterans than any other career. He voted against equal pay for women. He bragged of his vote for a government shutdown, which cost taxpayers $24 billion, on a Tea Party video. Kline fought to privatize Social Security and called seniors “a special interest group that follows me everywhere.” He voted against every bill to act on climate change and renewable energy. Kline's communications secretary said, “It is representative Kline's policy not to disclose (to constituents) when he will be in the office.” He believes himself much too important to spend time with, listen to or even be available to the people in this district.
A missing grouse hunter near Mille Lacs Lake forced to spend the night in the woods is a good reminder that anyone spending time outdoors should know wilderness survival basics, said an official with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.