This Week in Pictures: August 3-7

Republicans Face Off In First Debate

“From fiery criticism of ObamaCare and the Iran nuclear deal to support for Israel and the rights of the unborn, the top 10 Republican presidential candidates did all they could to define and separate themselves Thursday night during the Fox News debate in Cleveland, Ohio.”

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Poll Highlights “Dead Heat” For President In Minnesota

According to Public Policy Polling’s Minnesota poll, in a head to head match-up several Republican presidential candidates are nearly tied with left-lurching Hillary Clinton.

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Republican Leadership Committee Names Minnesota Senate As Pickup Target

“A national Republican fundraising group dedicated to GOP control of state legislatures has targeted the Minnesota Senate as a pickup opportunity in 2016.”

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FBI Investigates The Security Of Hillary Clinton’s Private Emails

Photo: BGR

“The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state.”

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Franken And Klobuchar Stand By Planned Parenthood Amidst Horrific Videos

“Minnesota’s two Democratic senators aggressively pushed back on Monday against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.”

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Chairman Frank Mendez Of The Minnesota Hispanic Republican Assembly Talks Politics

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“The key here is for the Republicans to identify with the Hispanics as just another group of people who don’t look like them but have the same heart, desires, spirits, and dreams,” said Frank Mendez.

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Obama Compares Officials Opposing The Iran Deal To Iranians Who Hate America

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“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for President Obama to retract a statement he made Wednesday saying members of Congress who opposed the Iran nuke deal had something in common with Iranians who chanted “Death to America” in the streets of Tehran.”

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WCCO: GOP Calls For Investigation Of State Auditor’s Contract Tactics

“A top state Republican leader is calling for Minnesota House hearings into the actions of the Democratic state auditor. This is after a WCCO investigation discovered county auditors who accuse State Auditor Rebecca Otto of pressuring them into long-term audit contracts with her office, even though a new state law allows them to hire private audit firms starting next year.”

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Fifth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Released

Planned Parenthood official: “So, if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this,” she said. “I mean that’s — it’s all just a matter of line items.”

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475,000 Minnesotans Forced To Switch Health Plans

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“New managed care contracts announced last week mean an estimated 475,000 Minnesotans in public health insurance programs must move to a new health plan for 2016.”

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Who Do You Think Won The GOP Debate?

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~ Republican Party of Minnesota

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