After receiving a presidential pardon from Barack Obama, Rochester fifth-grader Tyler Sullivan has a story to tell friends and family for the rest of his life.Sullivan skipped school Friday to take in the president's address at the Honeywell facility in Chanhassen. His dad gave Obama's official intr ... More >>
If it really is all about the economy, stupid, then President Obama's reelection prospects are more precarious this morning than they were yesterday. Obama is in the Twin Cities today. He'll give a speech at Honeywell's Golden Valley facility this morning before heading downtown for a string of fund ... More >>
President Obama's motorcade was met with cheering crowds as well as several notable protests as it cruised through downtown on the way to Bachelor Farmer for lunch this afternoon.A crowd of several hundred people lined the streets and waited in eager anticipation as police cordoned off the intersect ... More >>
Today, President Obama made clear that he does not support a proposal that would enshrine a gay marriage ban in Minnesota's constitution.Kristen Sosanie, spokeswoman for Obama's Minnesota campaign, said today in a statement: "While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in ev ... More >>
Pot, meet kettle. Late last year, figures released by the MNGOP's own Internal Finance Review revealed that the party is about $2 million in debt. Review committee chair Jeff Johnson characterized the MNGOP's balance sheets as containing "some ugly stuff."Yesterday, President Obama released his p ... More >>
All signs point toward a blue November in Minnesota, at least as far as the presidential race is concerned.A new Public Policy Polling poll indicates that Barack Obama is on track to cruise to a comfortable win here no matter which Republican contender ultimately emerges as the GOP candidate.In a ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
Mark Dayton, Barack Obama: Minnesota's greatest bosses.We have officially entered phase three of the plan to turn America into a socialist country: Everyone in Minnesota works for Mark Dayton or Barack Obama.Well, not everyone. But the top two employers in the state of Minnesota are the state gov ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's got a plan, she just won't tell us what it is.Barack Obama gave a speech before a joint session of Congress last night, introducing a wide-ranging second stimulus package to jolt the American economy back to life.Michele Bachmann says it wasn't even a plan, and said there are ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty unleashed a rank straight out of 8th grade when he called President Barack Obama a "doofus" on CNN. This bust is so old school it doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry. So what exactly is a doofus, anyway? Does Barack Obama resemble a doofus?And should a doofus who lives in a gla ... More >>
Unlike Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann can answer the question of why she's running for president with one made-up word: Obamacare.In an interview with CNN, America's Craziest Congresswoman called Obama's healthcare program "the crown jewel of socialism" and said that anyone who is running for pre ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
Obama laughs at Bachmann's and Pawlenty's expense.It was open satire season on birthers Saturday night at the White House Corespondents Dinner in Washington. President Barack Obama, fresh off releasing his long form birth certificate, mocked Republicans whose party has become the official ... More >>
Let's not kid ourselves: our national fiscal house isn't anything close to in order these days. By all rights, our government should be shut down right now. Congress is perpetually fighting tooth and nail to figure out which budgetary sacred cows to sacrifice. And it's hard to make it through new ... More >>
Not ready to debate.Michele Bachmann claims she's not afraid to debate President Barack Obama, but she's not sure she's ready for a prime time debate with other Republicans first, in what she calls the key stepping stone state of South Carolina. But in order to qualify as a serious White Ho ... More >>
Bachmann finds another way to make a buck.When the Obama administration announced that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, Michele Bachmann didn't take to her microphone at Fox News, and she didn't rant on the House floor. She asked supporters for ... More >>
KFC ChinaColonel Sanders teams up with Obama in ChinaThe launch of the new Fish Filet Soft Roll at KFC in China gained a worldly spokesperson: Barack Obama. OK, so it's an Obama impersonator who promotes the "change" from fried chicken to fried fish. In one commercial, the fake president ho ... More >>
Obama smashes Jacob Volkmann's head into a wall.By now you've heard of the UFC fighter who decided to call out the President after winning a fight--a decision that earned him a visit from the Secret Service.This video shows what might happen if Obama decided to get medieval on Volkmann's ass.
Wingnut of the Year.Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.
Minnesotans kinda, sorta like this guy.Just a hair more than half of Minnesotans approved of Barack Obama's job as president as of last week, according to a new Star Tribune poll. That's the highest poll rating Obama's seen in Minnesota in more than a year.
Screen grab via TheUptakeObama rallies at the UMark Dayton's campaign for governor got two big boosts this weekend: Yet another lead in another poll, and a pat on the back from Barack Obama. Obama flew in for a Dayton rally at the U of M, where he said Republicans would drive the economy bac ... More >>
Barack Obama will lead a rally at the University of Minnesota on Oct. 23.President Barack Obama will headline an Oct. 23 rally on the University of Minnesota campus to boost Democrat Mark Dayton's run for governor. The White House won't confirm or deny the exact location, but all indications ... More >>
Obama, or Bachmann? No contest.A Humphrey Institute/MPR poll out this morning finds that President Barack Obama could struggle in Minnesota on Election Day 2012. Maybe. But Minnesotans sound pretty sure that he's a much better bet in the White House than, say, congresswoman Michele Bachmann ... More >>
Tea Party hip-hop. God help us all.Minnesota Majority may bill itself as "Standing for Traditional Values," but that doesn't mean they're boring old sticks-in-the-mud. Far from it! They've got their ears to the street! If there was any doubt that Minnesota's favorite conservative noise machine w ... More >>
And the feeling is mutual.Apparently, Barack Obama is a huge fan of Bob Dylan. In a Q & A featured in the Oct. 15 issue of Rolling Stone, Obama tells magazine co-founder Jann Wenner that Dylan is a perennial on the presidential iPod. That is, of course, when he's not listening to Nas and Li ... More >>
We're a "nation of slaves," Michele Bachmann insists. No. We're not. We stopped that brutality a long time ago. But what would prompt her to make such a crazy claim? Because the Obama administration has doubled the national debt from $5.8 trillion to $13.1 trillion -- that's what she told a ... More >>
Up for re-election in November, congresswoman Michele Bachmann must figure it's time to haul out the scare tactics again. Two weeks ago the White House was fomenting socialism and One World Government. Now, we're back to Obama creating death panels with health care reform and opening a politi ... More >>
Image via YouTubeObama's no miracle worker, Ellison tells UnitariansThe first Muslim elected to Congress told a gathering of Unitarians recently that President Barack Obama is no miracle worker --especially when it comes to waging peace over war -- and that any of them who labor under that mi ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, she of "gangster government" fame, continues to draw national media mocking for insisting that President Barack Obama should have commandeered boats to combat the drill-baby-drill BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. First, Hardball weighed in. Now, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann is happy to tar President Barack Obama as the anti-American leader of a gangster government. But evidently there are times when she's all in favor of a little gangster action -- such as Friday on the floor of the House of Representatives when she accused Obama of havin ... More >>
Photo: Laura K. GibbsWe seem a little confusedAlmost half of Minnesotans in a new MPR poll -- let's call them the Bachmann Block -- say they think president Barack Obama is steering the country toward socialism. Most of them don't trust the government. And most of them think it has too much p ... More >>
Via michelebachmannsaidwhat.comAll the greatest hits in one fun packageJust in time for her paranoia road show in California, Michele Bachmann's crazy conspiracy theories have all been gathered in one neat interactive package by her DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark. Whether in fun quiz form, nif ... More >>
Bachmann's repeal effort has a long way to go.Michele Bachmann is going to kill health care reform if it's the last thing she does. And it may well be the last thing she does, because it may take forever. Her congressional colleagues are not exactly beating a path to sign on to her bill see ... More >>
Black is white. Peace is war. Up is down. Michele Bachmann is now asserting that the issue of Internet network neutrality, known as "net neutrality," is an evil Obama administration plot to censor the Internet. But it's exactly the opposite: Network neutrality (also net neutrality, Inter ... More >>
Getting labelled "anti-American" in her kind of company is easy.
The minority Republicans are licking their wounds and figuring out what to do next.
That would be a big deal in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, yes? Never mind that it's poppycock.
She also accused Obama of tyranny and declared that, "The government is working against us."
A lawyer representing the company readily admits the President Barack Obama has done nothing impeachable.
The governor sounds like he's turning his back on the teabaggers, not to mention Michele Bachmann.
Obama vows to to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
She may not have time, between rants about the usual radical-leftist-takeover jabbering, but it sure would be refreshing, wouldn't it?
We celebrate the big names who've copped to their love of herb.
New York Times reveals concerns over al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists blowing up the President.
Does this mean Tim Pawlenty will be out of the state even more, trying to boost his national profile?
The District 6 congresswoman holds forth with some startling, and questionable, assertions.
Used to be that George W. Bush was the target of anti-war protesters. Times have changed.