The U.S. Senate blocked a constitutional amendment Thursday that would've allowed states and the federal government to put caps on corporate political spending. The fact that it got to the floor at all may be the biggest surprise here. Every Republican voted against the amendment, and every Dem wh ... More >>
Target CFO John Mulligan took heat this morning from U.S. Senators about the recent massive data breach. He apologized, once again, on behalf of the company but urged the government to work with the private sector in thwarting cyber attacks of retailers. "To prevent this from happening again, none o ... More >>
On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen introduced a bill to repeal the medical device tax included in Obamacare. In 2012, by a wide margin, Paulsen led the House in money received from medical supply companies.SEE ALSO: Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Mi ... More >>
Kurt Bills' no-good-very-bad U.S. Senate campaign will limp across the finish line today, but he couldn't help himself from offering up one last head-scratcher before fading out of our lives.SEE ALSO:-- Bills ad linking Klobuchar and Petters is "preposterous," says Republican bankruptcy trustee-- De ... More >>
During last night's Vikings telecast, GOP Senate candidate Kurt Bills debuted his first TV ad.SEE ALSO: Daily Caller report linking Amy Klobuchar and Petters "is old rehashed stuff," Ken Avidor saysThe ad highlights accusations made in a Daily Caller report last week -- namely, "that U.S. Senator Am ... More >>
On Friday, The D.C.-based Daily Caller published a report alleging "that U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar helped keep a multibillion-dollar Ponzi schemer [i.e., Tom Petters] out of prison in the late 1990s when she was the County Attorney in Hennepin County, Minnesota."SEE ALSO: Tom Petters, convicted Pon ... More >>
By now, you know the backstory. Last Wednesday, during the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney vowed to cut federal funding for PBS, saying "I love Big Bird... But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it."SEE ALSO:-- Obama up 7 in Minnesota, Klob ... More >>
According to a Star Tribune poll conducted by Mason-Dixon, Republican Kurt Bills trails incumbent U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar by a comical margin.Conducted last week, the poll found that 57 percent of of likely voters plans to vote for Klobuchar, compared to 28 percent for Bills. In other words, Klob ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Kurt Bills' creepy Staring at the Future political film is laughably bad [VIDEO]-- Kurt Bills, MNGOP Rep., seeking Republican endorsement to challenge KlobucharKurt Bills is a Republican, so you'd think his advertising would pay homage to conservative icons like Ronald Reagan, Barry Gold ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are sponsoring legislation aimed at reigning in oil speculators. The average price of gas in Minnesota around $3.73, and similar pump pain being felt throughout the country, there's pressure on lawmakers to do something, anything, to bring prices down.A group of liber ... More >>
Michele Bachmann and Amy Klobuchar aren't on the same page often, but they both agree the Stillwater area needs a new bridge to Wisconsin.Their agreement was so strong that they even joined forces to write President Obama a letter seeking his "prompt signature" on a bill approving the new bridge' ... More >>
Today, state Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, announced he is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar this November.Bills, 42, a high school economic teacher and former Rosemount City Council members, will compete against former state Rep. Dan Severson and decorated war veteran Pe ... More >>
Photo via FreeBieber.orgFirst things first, can we all just take a moment and contemplate the fact that Justin Bieber and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar have a beef? How did this even happen?Let's start from the beginning...
Joe Arwood has enough money to buy an old Honda or a new suit.Joe Arwood is a Republican candidate for Amy Klobuchar's U.S. Senate seat. To describe Arwood as a potential "dark horse" candidate is an insult to both darkness and horses. At this point, it's safe to think of Arwood as a no-hoper.Tha ... More >>
Politics makes strange kitchen mates. Who won Minnesota' congressional hot dish cook-off?Politics in Washington can be pretty polarized these days, but among Minnesota's congressional delegation yesterday, it wasn't rhetoric that was heated, it was casserole. In the new and no doubt temporary s ... More >>
Photo by samantha celeraThose phone bills are complicated.Bargain long-distance phone carrier Cheap2Dial may soon be facing a heavy bill of its own: Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing the Pennsylvania company for charging Minnesota customers extra fees without their knowledge. The compan ... More >>
mmtzjr69outThe dust has settled in the wake of the 2010 elections, and the hot white glare on Target's controversial support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign has faded. But FEC records show that the Target political action committee kept up its donations to anti-ga ... More >>
Image by cygnus921 on FlickrBees: We like the Minnesota onesMinnesota beekeepers are so buzzing mad about "honey laundering" that they're holding a press conference about it today at the State Fair. Apparently, cheap honey from China is messing up their market.
Image Via YouTubeAl Franken does the honors during Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation vote.Solicitor General Elena Kagan was confirmed for the Supreme Court this afternoon and Minnesota freshman Sen. Al Franken gaveled the vote to a close by declaring "the nomination is confirmed." The vote wa ... More >>
Image via WikipediaErin Andrews goes to bat for Amy KlobucharErin Andrews knows a thing or two about stalkers. A guy named Michael David Barrett once secretly videotaped the ESPN sportscaster through a hotel peepholes -- in one, she was buck naked, curling her hair -- and then posted the clip ... More >>
Screen grab via YouTubeFranken took some interesting notes as Elena Kagan testifiedHe's a cut up, a brawler and a napper. And it turns out Sen. Al Franken is also a pretty good doodler. Waiting his turn to question Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan before the Senate Judiciary Committee yeste ... More >>
Nothing, evidently, better brings together a conservative Republican senator from Texas and a liberal Democratic senator from Minnesota than a good old fashioned sale of murder relics. And so you have Sens. John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar introducing a bill called the "Stop the Sale of Murdera ... More >>
Let's leave the leg-crossing out of it, shall we?What a strange parlor game this whole Beltway press corps effort is, trying to suss out whether Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is a lesbian. "Folks are using fashion as a limited tool for making sense of her sexual orientation (Well, she's ... More >>
How do we look to the rest of America? A certain congresswoman from a certain northern suburb earns the lion's share of national ink these days for comments about anti-American presidents, Acorn plots and socialist-facist evildoers in Congress. She has her fans. And then there's The Audacity ... More >>
The public option in the Democrat's health care reform package, known to Michele Bachmann as a communist conspiracy, looks like it may have risen from the dead.
Thanks to a hip replacement, Klobuchar says she's used to extra screening precautions at airports.
Endless recount spotlighted in Cialis spoof
Minnesota is one of the top-5 states in the country requesting to junk their clunker for something better.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar came out against Rep. Michele Bachmann's recent tirade against the Census, urging Minnesotans to fill it out to ensure we get our congressional seats and funding in the coming years.
Earlier this week, Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota said he would be open to housing some of the detainees in Minnesota in some of our high-level detention facilities. Sen. Amy Klobuchar disagrees.
Sen. John McCain brought Sen. Amy Klobuchar along on his visit to the Vietnam prison he was held in for more than five years during the Vietnam War.
Breaking news! Taxes are incredibly complicated and (GASP) even elected officials screw up once in awhile.
Emily Kaiser heads to D.C. to experience firsthand one of the most historic events in recent memory
Sen. Amy Klobuchar was on board Sen. Barack Obama's campaign RV in Colorado when it was pulled over by a county sh ... More >>
Well it seems like millionaire Tom Petters is guilty before being proven innocent, according to some Minnesota politicians who are tos ... More >>
The Senate passed the financial bailout plan Wednesday night with a 74 to 25 vote for the White House initiative to buy troubled securitie ... More >>
730 days of service in Iraq will get you GI Bill education benefits. The MN National Guard was sent over for 729 days on the orders of a Pentagon apparently trying to save a little scratch.
The ousted publisher goes out like a trust-fund punk
In her role as Hennepin County attorney, Amy Klobuchar has probably alienated a good number of youthful offenders. That's the fate of any prosecutor. But if you believe the results of the Star Tribune's latest Minnesota Poll, Klobuchar's problems with the younger demographic run much deeper than tha ... More >>
Reggie, we liked ye better when we hardly knew ye In the Strib: As we've been saying for weeks, there is ample reason to believe there's less to Reggie Fowler's Vikings bid than meets the eye; today comes a report that Fowler still has not disclosed his finances to the NFL, and that--also discussed ... More >>