WikiWe keep eight seats.Minnesota will not be losing its eighth seat in Congress. We had the second-highest Census participation rate in the country for 2010. The nose count means that we retain our political clout on Capitol Hill, our Electoral College votes and a higher share of some $400 ... More >>
Maybe documenting the whole plan in writing wasn't the best idea.The latest bizzaro hidden camera stunt orchestrated by conservative filmmakers James O'Keefe and Ben Wetmore has, by all accounts, epically failed.
Photo: BennyLin0724It's the end of the road for Kersten's blogConservative scold Katherine Kersten, who lost her slot as a regular columnist at the Star Tribune last year and lately appears much less frequently as a Sunday op-ed writer for the newspaper, now finds her profile shrinking even f ... More >>
From U of M-Morris to Louisiana WatergateThat's it? Four teabuggers mistaking themselves for crusading journalists fake their way in to a U.S. senator's office to mess with her phones and they get off with a wrist slap? That's the way they roll down in New Orleans, evidently. Magistrate Judg ... More >>
Plus: More ACORN drama, TiZA charter school
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 >>
It looks like Minnesotans are keeping their cool in the face of all that claptrap about evil Acorn plots and prisoner camps sullying the 2010 U.S. Census. Heck, even Glenn Beck thought she was nutty. Our fair state, along with South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana, ranks in the Top 5 so ... More >>
When ACORN closed up shop last month, the move represented a victory for right-wingers who had successfully cast the group as evil incarnate, after staffers were caught on videotape offering tax advice to two conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute. Less than two weeks after A ... More >>
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is broke.
Basel seems confident that the hidden-camera footage from New Orleans will clear his name with the courts and public. Will it?
The up and coming. The politically braindead. Meet the new Republikids.
A local boy's rise to power in America's right wing
Long before Joe Basel was arrested in Louisiana, he and his cohorts were already traveling the country filming investigative journalism stunts. Here are five of the best.
The Rise and Fall of Joe Basel: A Teabugger's Odyssey
The congresswoman's war against ACORN is largely waged in the press. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the legal system -- ACORN has scored again.
The irony is irresistible: The GOP, and Michele Bachmann, have led a campaign of criticism against the real 2010 U.S. Census.
A vote in the House and a decision by a U.S. District Court judge in Brooklyn suggest she's lost a couple of rounds.
Even members of her own party want her to pipe down, but that's not Michele Bachmann's way.
The District 6 congresswoman says there's a nefarious plot afoot to allow ACORN to influence banking regulation.
What topic does she ask about during her allotted time? ACORN of course. Totally relevant.
Bill O'Reilly recycled old news from a Star Tribune column, but even he sounds a little skeptical of the claim.
Meanwhile: Bachmann says more crazy stuff; Favre is favred
Free advice to T-Paw: Pick better battles. Cutting off non-existent funding wouldn't fly at Sam's Club.
Governor T-Paw backs off constitutional threat
Both Minnesota senators voted today to prevent ACORN from receiving any federal housing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
You know it's going to be a good day when you see this subject line in your email inbox: ACORN's giving tax advice to prostitutes and pimps?
Stephen Colbert has it easy when he has Rep. Michele Bachmann around to rile up random conspiracies.
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.
Perhaps Bachmann could buy the Tron plane and leave for good?
The three members said they approached Bachmann privately in the past couple weeks, but she "appeared unfazed" by the request.
Rep. Michele Bachmann's latest crazy talk might be days old, but we have more people debunking her claims and coming out against her conspiracy.
FactCheck says her claim that ACORN will be going door-to-door and gathering data is "flat wrong".
There is so much wrong with her logic, we hardly know where to start.
Appropriately, Bachmann made MSNBC's 'Psycho Talk' segment after saying she will refuse to complete the U.S. Census because she fears her data will be misused.
Bachmann said she is so afraid of U.S. Census abuse that she will only fill out how many people live in her household.
Bachmann withdrawal can be a a tough thing to overcome, so that's why we present to you... Bachmann's Obama orgies! Bring it!
If the state won't stop shady lenders, maybe cities will
Advocates fight against predatory lenders and for regulatory relief
Ameriquest Mortgage Company loans can look like lifesavers for low-income borrowers--until they read the fine print
Even as she paints Sharon Sayles Belton as an opportunist, mayoral candidate Barbara Carlson has changed her position on a new, publicly funded Twins stadium.
NORWEST FINDS THE BRIGHT SIDE OF POVERTY
Norm Coleman and friends see the mark of the anti-Christ in St. Paul.