Democratic northern Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan has emerged as one of the most staunch opponents of President Obama's desire to launch some sort of military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.SEE ALSO: Rick Nolan says he's expected to spend twice as much time fundraising as on ... More >>
Michael Karkoc's Nazi history and possible involvement in wartime atrocities is obviously no laughing matter, but with the aid of 70 years of history and 140 characters, tweeters have been having some fun with the hard to believe news that a Third Reich military commander has been living quietly amo ... More >>
Constituents of the 6th District who voted for Michele Bachmann instead of Jim Graves last month can't be happy to hear their Congresswoman say she spent a "whole year" fretting about Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO:-- Bachmann doesn' ... More >>
Last night, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett got bitch-slapped twice -- once by Scott Walker, and a second time by a supporter.Moments after Barrett conceded the recall election, an upset supporter let Barrett have it with an open palm to the face. Her beef? That Barrett conceded the election just after ... More >>
Scott Walker is headed for a recall election, thanks in part to Fungky Van Den Elzen.Yes, there is actually a Fungky Van Den Elzen somewhere in the Land of Cheese, and he/she was one of 951,053 Wisconsin residents who signed petitions to recall Walker. 540,208 were needed to trigger the recall. O ... More >>
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 >>
Pawlenty wants military gays back in the closet.If he's elected president, Tim Pawlenty says he would put military gay folk back in the closet by reinstating Don't Ask Don't Tell, putting himself at odds with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Pentagon brass and members of Congress who suppor ... More >>
Courtesy Jeff Backer campaignBacker's artistic critics could face charges for their Nazi-themed posters.If there's any truth to the power of subliminal messaging, this probably isn't District 9 state Senate candidate Jeff Backer's ideal way to be making headlines. Posters featuring the Repu ... More >>
A sequel and remake of miserable comedy 'Happiness'
Biber's trial starts MondayWhen your client looks like the lowest of the low in the public square, you might as well double down. Thus we have Aaron Biber's lawyer defending him against child rape charges in part by insisting that jurors see a photo of his accuser -- a teenage boy -- dressed ... More >>
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