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President Obama delivers a speech Friday at the Lake Harriet band shell in Minneapolis. Obama used the friendly venue, top right, to unload on Republicans, accusing them of doing the bidding of the rich and powerful at the expense of that nation’s middle class. Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin

On friendly ground at site in Minneapolis, Obama pulls no punches in GOP criticism

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It was billed as an economic policy address, but President Obama used a friendly venue Friday in Minneapolis to unload on congressional Republicans, accusing them of doing the bidding of the rich and powerful at the expense of middle-class Americans.“Sometimes I’m supposed to be politic about how I say things, but I’m finding lately I just want to say what’s on my mind,” Obama told a ticketed c

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