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2012 Election

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Tom Morello rages against Paul Ryan's machine

    See Also:Paul Ryan's Rage Against the Machine love is destined to be unrequitedRage Against The Machine: The Battle of Minneapolis, part deuxBrother Ali to join Tom Morello at rally to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerBig shock: The revelation that Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan likes Rage Ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Barb Heki sues Michele Bachmann and staffer who betrayed her for Ron Paul

    SEE ALSO:-- Kent Sorenson betrayed Bachmann for 30 silver shekels, she claims-- Michele Bachmann, Profiles in Courage: She runs away from, lies to CNN reporter [VIDEO]In late December, just days before the crucial Iowa Caucus, Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign co-chairman, Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    John McCain blasts Bachmann for 'sinister, degrading' Muslim Brotherhood fear-mongering [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Bachmann's source for Muslim Brotherhood claim reportedly man Grover Norquist called a 'sick bigot'-- What Communists were for Joe McCarthy, the Muslim Brotherhood is for Michele BachmannHere's some heartening news -- earlier today, John McCain put Michele Bachmann on blast on the Senate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Obama way ahead of Romney in Minnesota, says new SurveyUSA poll [GRAPHIC]

    Minnesota hasn't gone for a Republican candidate in a presidential election since 1972, when incumbent Richard Nixon edged Democrat George McGovern by five percentage points. Fear and loathing on the campaign trail, indeed.After November, it looks like it'll be 40 years and counting since a GOP pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Michele Bachmann endorses Romney months after saying Mitt "cannot beat Obama"

    Open wide, Michele. You're about to eat your own words.Today in Virginia, Bachmann announced she's "honored" to endorse Mitt Romney for president, characterizing Mitt as "a man who will preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty."Bachmann must be planning to play the conservative foil to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Ron Paul actually won Minnesota's GOP presidential caucus, it turns out

    Remember all that stuff you read about Rick Santorum winning Minnesota's February Republican presidential caucus? Forget you ever saw it. Because last weekend, the Republican votes that matter the most were cast at Minnesota's district conventions, and Ron Paul won the majority of them.Paul won 20 o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Mitt Romney is Tim Pawlenty's sugar daddy

    About two months after he exited the Republican presidential race, Pawlenty for President announced it had outstanding debts of about $454,000.Those debts are now paid off, thanks in large part to Pawlenty's sugar daddy and the presumptive 2012 GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. USA Today report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Michele Bachmann, former presidential candidate, now pumps gas in Lino Lakes

    How the mighty have fallen!Less than a year removed from being a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann is now working at a Lino Lakes gas station. Apparently, demand for Marcus Bachmann's anti-gay therapy ain't what it used to be. Either that or the couple ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Rick Santorum gives Bemidji Woolen Mills a shoutout, concedes to Romney

    In the moments after Rick Santorum announced he's suspending his presidential campaign, effectively surrendering the GOP nomination to Mitt Romney, a local Twitter personality offered up the following analysis: "I'm devastated that Rick Santorum has suspended his Presidential campaign." -- No one.Bu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Minnesota 8th best state for women, according to new study

    ​A new study by iVillage concludes that Minnesota is the best state in the Midwest for women.Overall, Minnesota ranked eighth, with all of the top seven states being on one or the other coast. The top state is Connecticut. Only the top 10 states have been unveiled thus far, with the rest of the li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Macalester President Brian Rosenberg appalled by Santorum

    Macalester President Brian Rosenberg is appalled by Rick Santorum. The liberal arts college bigwig has come out against the Republican presidential candidate despite the potential for alienating his conservative alumni. Rosenberg spends part of a recently-published essay ruminating on the responsib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Marcus Bachmann wanted to rumble with reporters during the campaign

    You have insulted the crazy lady's honor, sir. Prepare to die.​Nothing conjures an image of brute physical force like the name Marcus Bachmann. So it should come as no surprise that, during a recent podcast interview, the wannabe First Gentleman revealed that he was itching to open a can of whoop- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Michele Bachmann will run again come hell or high water

    Michele Bachmann plans to run for another term in Congress, no matter what this week's redistricting brings. Bachmann held a press conference at the Minnesota Capitol this morning to demand more transparency into state and federal medicaid programs, declaring plans to work with Republicans and Dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Howard Stern attacks Michele Bachmann over Anoka-Hennepin suicides [AUDIO]

    ​Howard Stern lit into Michele Bachmann on his Sirius satellite radio show in the wake of the Rolling Stone article on the spate of teen suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin school district."The amazing thing to me--I'm watching these debates, the Republican debates--this Michele Bachmann and Rick Sant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Rick Santorum glitterbombed in Blaine [VIDEO]

    ​The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Santorum's low-turnout, symbolic Minnesota victory signals Republican dissatisfaction

    ​Well, with Romney finishing a distant third, T-Paw is looking less influential than ever, isn't he?Rick Santorum crushed his Republican presidential competitors during yesterday's Minnesota GOP caucus, but the victory is only as significant as the momentum it generates for his campaign in states ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Ron Paul glitterbombed at Minneapolis Convention Center [VIDEO]

    There's something in the air the night before the caucus. ​As Republican candidates descended on our fair state for today's caucus, the glitter was inevitably not far behind. At a campaign rally in downtown Minneapolis last night, Congressman Ron Paul became the latest conservative presidential c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Michele Bachmann: "I was the perfect candidate"

    ​Michele Bachmann's once-promising bid for the GOP presidential nomination may have gone up in a ball of flames, but Our Favorite Congresswoman apparently doesn't believe she's at all responsible for the meltdown. In fact, she's perfect.Over the weekend, Bachmann appeared on Bloomberg Television's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Santorum splatters Romney, Gingrich in new Minnesota ad [VIDEO]

    ​After months of playing relatively nice with his fellow GOP presidential contenders, Rick Santorum's new Minnesota ad splatters Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.With a shit-eating smirk on his face, Romney is shown standing in front of a sinister Gingrich. Obama is in front of both of the GOP frontr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    MNGOP leadership throws support behind Romney

    ​Minnesota's Republican vanguard is throwing its weight behind Mitt Romney's bid to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.Later today, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and House Majority Leader Matt Dean will reportedly headline a list of Romney's legislative backers. Last week's polling indicates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Mitt Romney glitterbombed twice in Eagan [VIDEO]

    ​Glitterbombing may have become a nationally recognized form of protest, but the original inventor took back the reigns at a Mitt Romney event this afternoon in Eagan. Nick Espinosa, who originally glittered Newt Gingrich way back in May of 2011, tossed a few fistfuls as Romney walked toward the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Romney, along with possible running mate T-Paw, will be in Eagan tomorrow

    ​Attention, one percenters -- Mitt Romney will be in Eagan tomorrow.The GOP presidential frontrunner will appear in the St. Paul suburb Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the headquarters of the Freightmasters trucking company. If that isn't enough to get you excited, perhaps this will --  Romney will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Mitt Romney's dubstep anthem has arrived

    ​Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a new song dedicated to him with a message he probably won't approve. "Willard Mitt Romney Song" by Minneapolis electro-hop act the Sicko Pervs arrived over the weekend -- just as the former Massachusetts governor heads into a heated Republican pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Luverne Pizza Ranch hosts Santorum tonight

    Santorum coming out of his jacket​Rick Santorum is coming to Minnesota tonight, which makes him the first presidential candidate to campaign in the state this year. Santorum's visit follows Ron Paul's recent television push in the state, as Paul has begun airing campaign ads for the Minnesota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Norm Coleman: Obamacare won't be repealed, despite what Romney says

    ​Remember Norm Coleman? Seems like it's been a while since we've seen his name in the news.Turns out, he's still quietly working as a "special adviser" to Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Well, quietly until last weekend, when he opened his mouth and said something Romney probably wish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Poll: Minnesota is Gingrich territory

    Somehow, Newt is more popular than Romney even with MN women.​Minnesota is Newt Gingrich territory. That's the conclusion emerging from a new Public Policy Polling poll of likely Republican voters in the state.The poll, conducted last weekend, just over two weeks ahead of the February 7 Minnesota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Ron Paul focusing on MN caucus, buys "substantial" airtime in state

    ​Ron Paul, for one, isn't overlooking the Minnesota GOP presidential caucus, coming up on February 7. Paul's campaign recently announced that it has purchased "substantial" airtime in Minnesota in advance of the oft-inconsequential event, which has added significance this year as Republicans conti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    New poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty unpopular with Minnesotans

    ​The ill-fated presidential campaigns of Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty cost them the support of Minnesotans. That's the conclusion that emerges from recent polling conducted by Public Policy Polling, a respected polling firm based in Raleigh. Sometimes, familiarity really does breed contempt. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Bachmann may face tough reelection battle

    Bachmann: From presidential front-runner to out of Congress in 14 months? It could happen.​Though it won't be for the office she was hoping for, Michele Bachmann may still face a tough election fight this November. Sometime between now and early June, Bachmann must decide whether to seek reelectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Michele Bachmann Dance: Coming to a hip-hop club near you [VIDEO]

    ​Just because Michele Bachmann has dropped out of the GOP presidential race doesn't mean we're done making fun of her. Oh no, not by a long shot, especially now that video has surfaced of her dancing.The rhythmless dancing is bad enough, but stay tuned till the end to watch Bachmann ironically add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Was Michele Bachmann treated differently because she's batshit crazy? [VIDEO]

    ​Was Michele Bachmann treated differently from other candidates because she's batshit crazy? That's the provocative question asked in a video by The Onion today.Michele Bachmann was the only woman in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, as well as the only lunatic, which has led some to q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Easter Egg Hunt: Find the journalists hidden on this week's City Pages cover

    This week's cover story, "The Fall of Michele Bachmann," features illustrations by local artist and author Ken Avidor, who also chronicled the Tom Petters trial for City Pages through comic strips a couple years ago. As usual with Avidor, there's more than first meets the eye to his Bachmann art. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Michele Bachmann bombs in Iowa caucus, finishes in sixth place [UPDATED]

    Michele Bachmann did not get the miracle she was praying for in Iowa Tuesday night. With 99 percent of votes tallied in the Iowa caucus, Bachmann has officially finished in a distant sixth place, losing to every candidate but John Huntsman, who didn't even campaign for the event. Former Pennsylv ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2012

    Michele Bachmann falls from grace

    From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Michele Bachmann quits presidential race

    Michele Bachmann has officially quit the 2012 presidential race. After a dismal sixth place finish in the Iowa caucus last night, Bachmann has finally read the enormous writing on the wall and effectively ended her ill-fated campaign. "Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Bachmann: God will facilitate victory in Iowa

    Polls indicate you are as likely to win tonight's Iowa caucuses as Michele Bachmann​Michele Bachmann believes God will intervene in tonight's Iowa caucuses and propel her to what would be an astonishing victory in her home state.Seriously -- she does.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Michele Bachmann channels Sarah Palin, accuses CNN of "Gotcha!" journalism [VIDEO]

    In an interview on CNN's Starting Point this morning, Michele Bachmann quickly turned defensive after host Soledad O'Brien recited some of the candidate's comments about homosexuality. Bachmann accused Soledad of "Gotcha!" journalism, dismissing the question as simply "bizarre." The interview con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Bachmann not pulling punches as Iowa Caucus nears

    ​With the Iowa Caucuses less than a week away, the 2012 Presidential campaign's preseason is not for long, and Michele Bachmann is far behind Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul in the polls. Republican candidates will begin to drop like punch-drunk boxers as the primary process moves from Iowa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Kent Sorenson betrayed Bachmann for 30 silver shekels, she claims

    ​Michele Bachmann's hopes for an improbable late rally in Iowa received the unkindest cut of all.  Yesterday, apparently just hours removed from campaigning with Bachmann, her Iowa campaign co-chairman pulled a Brutus and publicly threw his support behind Ron Paul.Et tu, Kent Sorenson? 

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Politico: Pawlenty made one of worst political blunders of 2011

    ​Tim Pawlenty's ill-fated decision to pin the fortunes of his Presidential bid on the Ames straw poll was one of the top ten political blunders of this year, according to Alexander Burns of Politico."Pawlenty advisers now reflect with some frustration that if they had treated the Ames contest for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Top 10 Blotter stories of 2011

    ​As 2011 comes to a close, we took time out to check on the stories that had readers talking most this year. The Top 10 Blotter Stories of 2011 include a good chunk of Bachmann gaffes (of course), a couple dodgy civic outbursts and an apocalyptic farm incident involving cattle.  Never a dull ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Donald Trump calls Michele Bachmann disloyal for skipping Iowa debate

    Michele Bachmann - Donald Trump 2012?​Michele Bachmann is now the fifth Republican candidate to announce she will not participate in the December 27 debate in Des Moines, Iowa, and Donald Trump is not taking it well. Trump, who is slated to moderate the debate, said he was "very disappointed" in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Michele Bachmann dumbstruck by 8-year-old's comment: 'My mommy's gay, but she doesn't need any fixing'

    Screen shot from Youtube.Elijah delivering the message to Michele Bachmann.​Michele Bachmann must be getting sick of kids trying to challenge her political ideology. Last May it was Amy Myers, the high school girl from New Jersey who wanted to debate Bachmann. Now we have Elijah, an 8-year-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Michele Bachmann bill would make women listen to fetal heartbeat before an abortion

    ​With her presidential campaign foundering, it appears that Michele Bachmann is getting back to her super crazy roots. She's just introduced the "Heartbeat Informed Consent Act" to congress, a truly epic work of legislative lunacy.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's five most regrettable expenses

    ​Michele Bachmann's campaign is fading fast. If you squint, it disappears completely.That's partly because Bachmann's poll numbers have moved from the basement to the underground bunker. And it doesn't help that her staffers are beginning to pack up and move away for greener, saner pastures. But, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's campaign is broke

    ​Michele Bachmann has a new e-mail blast out, and a new campaign "ad" on Youtube, both of which make it pretty clear that her campaign is totally, absolutely, utterly out of money. Over the last few weeks, Bachmann's fundraising e-mails have grown more desperate, and her videos are about the cheap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Keith Ellison: Herman Cain is a "religious bigot"

    Ellison thinks Cain might be "a sick individual."​Herman Cain is intolerant of Muslims, and Keith Ellison is intolerant of Herman Cain.In an interview with Salon.com, Ellison said Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza now running for the Republican presidential nomination, is "trying to distin ... More >>

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