The DFL Debrief: A Minnesota Politics Podcast

The DFL Debrief: A Minnesota Politics Podcast

The DFL Debrief covers important political news out of Minnesota and offers behind-the-scenes insight and analysis of state and national politics, hosted by the staff of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

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July 1, 2022 35 min

This week, a phenomenal team of guest hosts discusses the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the future of abortion access in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest, and how folks can channel the anger we feel at the loss of Roe into positive action to defend abortion access.

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Scott Jensen released plans to lower gas prices and tackle crime. They're basically gimmicks. We review those a lot more on this week's episode of the DFL Debrief! Be sure to share this podcast with your friends and family!

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For the next week, we will be publishing the speeches given by DFL Party-endorsed candidates and leaders at our State Convention in Rochester.

This episode features remarks from Governor Tim Walz.

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For the next week, we will be publishing the speeches given by DFL Party-endorsed candidates and leaders at our State Convention in Rochester.

This episode features remarks from Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.

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For the next week, we will be publishing the speeches given by DFL Party-endorsed candidates and leaders at our State Convention in Rochester.

This episode features remarks from Attorney General Keith Ellison

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For the next week, we will be publishing the speeches given by DFL Party-endorsed candidates and leaders at our State Convention in Rochester.

This episode features remarks from Secretary of State Steve Simon and his wife, Leia Simon.

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May 20, 2022 25 min

The Minnesota Republican Party bans "hoards of insects" and "excessive amounts of zip ties" from their State Convention. Oh, and they nominated a horrible slate of candidates. Tune in for the full story!

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Big news out of Minnesota politics: the DFL Debrief is one of the top podcasts on planet Earth! In all seriousness, this week we sat down for a quick You Betcha and Oh Geez with the best State Auditor in the nation, Julie Blaha! We'll be back next week with a full episode.

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If the Supreme Court gets rid of Roe v. Wade, what happens to Minnesota and our neighboring states? How can we help defend reproductive rights? All that and more on this week's episode of the DFL Debrief featuring Maggie Meyer of Pro-Choice Minnesota.

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Republicans lawmakers think there are litter boxes in Minnesota schools. If you agree that we can do better, you should consider running for office! This week, the DFL Debrief crew discusses what running for office is like, what offices you could run for, how to get started, and so much more!

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April 27, 2022 44 min

The DFL Debrief crew was joined by State Rep. Jess Hanson to discuss the push to legalize adult-use cannabis here in Minnesota. The crew also introduced a few changes to the format of the show, so be sure to listen through and send in any feedback to podcast@dfl.org, and of course, tell your friends and family about the show!

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This week, the crew breaks down a recent Republican Attorney General debate where the candidates say some of the craziest things we've heard from them yet, explain the campaign finance they filed against Scott Jensen and Matt Birk, interview Senator Foung Hawj, and debut a new segment!

Be sure to tell your friends and family about the show, follow the DFL Party on Facebook and Twitter, and rate and review on iTunes! 

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Several of the Minnesota Republican Party's conventions descend into chaos or get canceled because of election fraud conspiracy theories and we're definitely not gloating as those chickens come home to roost. Nope, not at all. Plus, a conversation with Liz Lee, the DFL Party endorsed candidate for House District 67A and so much more.

Be sure to tune in and spread the word about the show!

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The MN Senate GOP has a "new" idea that once again doesn't even pretend to address Minnesota's families need for paid sick leave. 

Doug Wardlow proudly attaches himself to the hip of the pillow traitor. 

Cancun Ted Cruz embarrasses himself so routinely maybe he enjoys it and the joke is on us?

Be sure to tune in at dfl.org/podcast or by searching DFL Debrief on your favorite podcast platform!

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Scott Jensen has picked Matt Birk as his Lieutenant Governor nominee, and the Big Lie has reared its ugly head in Minnesota once more. All of this and more on the latest episode of the DFL Debrief!

Be sure to tune in at dfl.org/podcast or by searching DFL Debrief on your favorite podcast platform!

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The crew breaks down their biggest takeaways from the State of the Union, talks to Heather Gustafson about her run for State Senate, and so much more!

Be sure to tune in and spread the word about the show!

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On this very bipartisan episode of the DFL Debrief, Republican strategist Michael Brodkorb joins the show to discuss a growing problem within the Republican Party of Minnesota that threatens to upend their endorsement process.

Folks can find Michael Brodkorb on Twitter at twitter.com/mbrodkorb

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February 11, 2022 35 min

Republican A.G. candidates pledge to fight for insurrectionists, Dr. Jill Biden visits Minnesota, and the DFL Debrief celebrates a major milestone! All that and more on this week's podcast!

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February 7, 2022 41 min

The 2022 elections take center stage this episode. Republicans have a gubernatorial frontrunner, new GOP candidates for governor and A.G. jump in, and 2021 campaign finance reports are released!

All that and more on this week's episode of the DFL Debrief!

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Assistant Majority Leader and State Representative Dan Wolgamott joins the podcast to discuss some of the big legislative priorities that DFLers will be fighting for this legislative session. Be sure to tune in!

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