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December 2010

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Pawlenty assesses his legacy as governor

Pioneer Press, December 22, 2010 "Tim Pawlenty's biggest accomplishment was tapping the brakes on taxes and spending," "http://www.twincities.com/ci_16915194?nclick_check=1">...

Editorial: Redistricting isn't about battle lines

Star Tribune, December 22, 2010 Professor Larry Jacobs pens an editorial encouraging the governor to appoint an impartial commission for redistricting. "History...

The real threat to health care reform

CNN, December 20, 2010 Argued in a fascinating paper for the Russell Sage Foundation, the health care program also remains vulnerable because...

Cravaack outlines positions, goals

Duluth News Tribune, December 19, 2010 "It doesn't take much time with U.S. Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack to see the deficit hawk emerge.'...

Humphrey Institute and MPR news release review of poll

MPR news, December 17, 2010 Suggested weighting future polls to account for geographic variations. Jacobs also recommended other ways to improve the...

MPR/Humphrey Institue poll review: too many 612s?

Minn Post, December 17, 2010 "81 percent of "612" voters participated when asked. Statewide, the figure was 67 percent." PDF of story...

Review of MPR, Humphrey Institute poll recommends changes

MPR news, December 17, 2010 PDF story Poll.pdf12.17.10 MPR Jacobs Election Poll.pdf...

U pollsters eye changes to pre-election sampling

WKBT.com, December 17, 2010 "The last pre-election poll should be taken closer to the election, include the results of other polls, ask...

Review of MPR, Humphrey Institute poll recommends changes

MPR news December 17, 2010 "Given that Democratic candidates traditionally fare well among voters in the 612 area code, the higher cooperation...

The plaque is back

The Washington Post December 15, 2010 "May all who pass through these portals recognize the invaluable contribution to worldwide development made by...

Oberstar says goodbye to the house

Minn Post December 15, 2010 "I can look back on my service and say that I have given it my best." PDF...

A Pattern of politics of compromise and contradiction

Politics In Color December 14, 2010 "almost everything that the White House has done has been haunted by the personnel and the...

Sobering report details big problems with long-term care in Minnesota

Minn Post December 14, 2010 "We recommend that Minnesota use the intervening time to create, analyze and agree on a co-insurance plan...

Long-Term care financing recommendations by Minnesota's Non-Partisan citizen league provide insights for state governments

American Consumer News December 14, 2010 Minnesota's non-partisan Citizens League today introduced recommendations for financing long-term care for the elderly in Minnesota...

What the RNC race could look like

Politico December 13, 2010 "Norm would very much like to chair the RNC,""His major obstacle would be that he's not an RNC...

Pawlenty's presidental ambitions get the Pat Robertson treatment

The Minnesota Independent December 13, 2010 Minnesota Republican strategist Vin Weber made the case for Pawlenty as well saying he's the only...

Pawlenty's presidental ambitions get the Pat Robertson treatment

The Minnesota Independent December 13, 2010 Minnesota Republican strategist Vin Weber made the case for Pawlenty as well saying "he's the...

President Museveni's PhD is another rap for Uganda

New Vision December 13, 2010 He has in the past received a doctorate of laws from Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University...

Bachmann hit 14 national media outlets in the last seven days

The Minnesota Independent December 13, 2010 A study last year by the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota found that Rep....

Hunt for new Humphrey Institute dean to begin

Minnesota DailyDecember 12, 2010 "We have had the best dean that I have worked under in almost a quarter century at the...

Perspectives on Climate Change with Dr. Qin Dahe and Dr. Elizabeth Wilson

December 10, 7p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy will host Dr. Qin Dahe, former Administrator of...

A Train to Chicago in Three Hours or Less

December 10, 10 a.m.--11 p.m. | Wilkins Room (Room 215) The Humphrey School's State and Local Policy Program joins the University's Center...

Rep. elect Johnson spins a yarn

Youngstown Vindicator December 10, 2010 Smart Politics, the political news site of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, reviewed...

Business-building Economy: Concept and Case Study in China

December 9, 12--1:30 p.m. | Lukermann Room (Room 280b) The China-Humphrey Initiative will hold a brown bag presentation by visiting scholar Quanshe...

The Big Loser: Media Polling

Hot Air December 10, 2010 The Twin Cities' conservative blogging community, going back to its earliest days in the early 2000s, has...

Early Childhood Education Yields High Public Return: Why Aren't We Investing?

December 8, 11:30 a.m. | Humphrey Center Senior Fellow Art Rolnick, former research director for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, will offer...

Humphrey Institute begins search for new dean

KSTP December 8, 2010 The search is on for a new dean for the high-profile Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the...

Humphrey Institute begins search for new dean

Kare 11 December 8, 2010 The search is on for a new dean for the high-profile Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at...

Humphrey Institute begins search for new dean

Winona Daily News December 8, 210 The search is on for a new dean for the high-profile Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs...

Humphrey Institute begins search for a new dean

WQOW December 8, 2010 The search is on for a new dean for the high-profile Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the...

Is bigger cheaper? citites and counties contemplate merging or sharing

Minn Post December 8, 2010 With austerity in vogue, the how-to question keeps popping up: How to save money? How to wring...

Sexual Violence in Civil Wars

December 7, 12:45 p.m. | Stassen Room The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy will one in its series of Global Policy...

Study look at heave dfl bias in Humphrey - MPR Polls

Minneapolis Finder Forum, December 7, 2006 "Given that Democratic candidates traditionally fare well among voters in the 612 area code, the higher...

Leveling the Playing Field: Expanding Minority Business Opportunities

December 3, 8 a.m.--2 p.m. | Humphrey Center The Humphrey School of Public Affairs' Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social...

World Bank President Robert Zoellick

December 1, 3:30-5 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center of Study of Politics and Governance will host World Bank President Robert Zoellick...