Michele Bachmann and Joe Arpaio: best friends forever?Michele Bachmann went to Arizona this week for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's endorsement. She didn't get it, and likely won't.
But Bachmann did confess that America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" gave her a pair of the pink boxers he forces inma ... More >>
Gracious in victory.Rep. Steve Drazkowski, the GOP legislator from Mazeppa, is showing the class of a champion.
This week City Pages bestowed upon Drazkowski our annual "Best Villain" award, citing the impressive raft of retrograde legislation he has launched in the past year.
Kind of a ba ... More >>
Fibonnacci BlueAmerica's pastime gets politicalChanting "Stop the Hate! Move the game!" protesters crashed a quarterly meeting of Major-League Baseball owners at the Graves Hotel yesterday, demanding that the All-Star game be moved from Arizona unless the state repeals its controversial new i ... More >>
Tom Emmer has some ground to make up.A new poll released by Fox 9/Rasmussen suggests that Minnesotans support any Democrat in the race for governor over Republican Tom Emmer.
He trails in hypothetical match-ups againstDFLers Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Mark Dayton and Matt Entenza. Indepen ... More >>
Twin Cities foes of Arizona's controversial new anti-immigration law picked a new target Monday evening: The Jimmy John's sandwich shop at 600 Hennepin Avenue. (Video after the jump.)
Arizona Boycott Clearinghouse says Jimmy John's is a protest target because founder James Liautaud contribut ... More >>
A new Rassmussen poll finds that while Minnesotans are more liberal than other Americans in their opinions on illegal immigration, that's not necessarily saying much.Sure, Minnesota came in second to last among the 16 states polled on the question of whether police should have to check the im ... More >>
Photo: drcuervoNot what Dolan and Rybak want in MinneapolisMinneapolis Police Chief Tom Dolan is wading further into the debate over Arizona's controversial new antiimmigrant law. He was among a gathering of nine top cops from around the nation who met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder i ... More >>
As we posted a while back, local rapper Toki Wright recently recorded his own version of Public Enemy's "By the Time I Get to Arizona" in response to the Arizona immigration bill. Today, Wright released an awesome video to accompany the song, shot during the May Day march through the streets of Minn ... More >>
Leith Anderson, Tim Pawlenty's pastorThe Rev. Leith Anderson, pastor at Wooddale Church in Edina -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's church -- and president of the National Association of Evangelicals, is part of a growing movement among Christian conservatives criticizing Arizona's new and controversial ... More >>
Emmer, show us your papersWhen your candidate for governor proclaims Arizona's new anti-immigrant law "a wonderful first step," and you then show up at St. Paul's Cinco de Mayo celebration, it's fair to say you're asking for an argument.
Tom Emmer's supporters got just that on Sunday in St. ... More >>
Another Minnesota pol joins the backlash against ArizonaCount U.S. Sen. Al Franken in as the latest member of Minnesota's congressional delegation to come out against Arizona's heavily criticized new anti-immigration law.
"I think that it's bad for public safety. It goes way too far," he tol ... More >>
No Mexicans need apply, as far as Steve Drazkowski's concernedHe threatened he'd do it, and now he has: Republican state Rep. Steve Drazkowski has introduced a bill in the Minnesota House he says is modeled after the hardline anti-immigration law just passed in Arizona.
"The Democrats won't ... More >>
Steve Drazkowski: The Minnesota Representative from ArizonaYesterday we introduced you to Steve Drazkowski, the Republican representative who wants to import Arizona's anti-immigrant legislation to Minnesota.We called Drazkowski to learn more about his bill and see if he'd say anything crazy. He ... More >>
Photo: fibonacciblueImmigrant rights activists took to city streets on SaturdayThe local backlash against Arizona's controversial new anti-immigrant law got loud and crowded over the weekend when about 2,000 marchers clogged downtown Minneapolis to express their outrage at the legislation.
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The Arizona immigration bill passed last Friday has galvanized our entire country, from the President on down, with cities everywhere passing economic boycotts and official travel bans, every op-ed page in fury or assent, every Republican left shrugging in confusion, Shakira on an airplane, and f ... More >>
Calling Arizona's new hardline anti-immigrant law "a dangerous example for the rest of the country," St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said today he's ordering a boycott of all city-paid travel to the state.
Signed into law by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, the legislation "will create a culture whe ... More >>