New ads in a pivotal Minnesota congressional race accuse Democrat Dean Phillips of hypocrisy on health care, saying he hasn’t provided insurance for his own employees even as he proclaims it’s a “moral right” that everyone should have. The wealthy businessman struck back with his own ad this week, saying U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen is “not telling you the truth,” and asserting that he offers insurance to full-time employees of his coffee shops, as he did with companies he previously ran. The Congressional Leadership Fund, which is aligned with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, debuted an ad last week in support of Paulsen, who released an ad making similar claims the same day. Phillips rolled out his counterattack Tuesday. Paulsen is seeking a sixth term to represent a suburban Minneapolis district that was once solidly Republican but has become a swing district. A recent New York Times/Siena College poll gave Phillips a 9-point lead. The super PAC’s ad … [Read more...] about Ad claims and counterclaims fly in Paulsen vs. Phillips House race
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dan Shaughnessy Globe Staff July 06, 2018 Picked-up pieces while waiting for the World Cup to end so we can resume our daily lives . . . ■ Julian Edelman’s four-game PED suspension has been upheld. Far be it from me to be cynical, but is anyone still wondering what he took and where he got it? Tom Brady’s shady training guru, Alex Guerrero, was quick to distance himself in the hours after Edelman’s failed test became public (Edelman is a TB12 client). In those same early days, Albert Breer of The MMQB wrote that Edelman’s positive test was “triggered by a substance that wasn’t immediately recognizable and there are scientists analyzing it.’’ The fact that we still don’t know what Edelman took (the NFL never discloses the substances in failed tests) strikes me as unfortunate and suspicious given … [Read more...] about Dan Shaughnessy: Will we ever know what PED Julian Edelman took?