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    October 27, 2014

    Pro-"Redskins" Group Advertising in Twin Cities

    You can be sure there will be lots of talk about and condemnation of the Washington Redskins' nickname in the Twin Cities this week, as the team prepares to square off against the Vikings on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.But at least one group is using local media to present a counterargument to the an ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Fake Michele Bachmann stories dupe liberal websites

    Two years ago, the Onion's "Michele Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story duped a ton of commenters and social media users. The same thing happened earlier this year in response to a satirical New Yorker piece where Bachmann was "quoted" making ridiculous criticisms of Stephen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Scott Walker says it's time GOP concedes defeat on gay marriage

    During an appearance yesterday on Meet the Press, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he thinks it's time his party concedes defeat and moves past the marriage equality issue.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin wife runs husband over with SUV following Scott Walker recall argument Walker's remarks come on the heels of ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Sean Hannity: Keith Ellison is akin to anti-white, anti-semitic KKK member [VIDEO]

    Not content to let bygones be bygones following Keith Ellison's bitterly contentious appearance on his show earlier this week, Sean Hannity put the Congressman on blast last night.SEE ALSO: -- DFL thanks Keith Ellison for melting down on Sean Hannity's show-- Michele Bachmann on Ellison: 'He has lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Wisconsin gun club wants to have gun show at elementary school

    Last night, the school board in Spooner, Wisconsin, postponed a scheduled vote on whether to allow the Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club to hold its annual April gun show at Spooner Elementary School.SEE ALSO:-- Jon Stewart slams Jesse Ventura's gun control view on Daily Show [VIDEO] -- Minnesota law ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Michele Bachmann won't say whether she thinks abortion is okay in cases of rape [AUDIO]

    Days after being laughed at for saying 'I do not do political speech,' Michele Bachmann offered up some very political speech. And you wonder why people found her remark to be worthy of some knee slaps?SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Chip Cravaack: Taxpayers are paying more than $1,000 a month for his 2011 Chevy Equinox

    Chip Cravaack has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, the 'no tax increases ever for any reason' manifesto put together by anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist.But there is apparently at least one tax increase Cravaack, an embattled first-term U.S. Representative for northeastern Minnesota's 8th con ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state over last year

    It's a finding that Eric Pusey, founder of the Minnesota Progressive Project, characterized as "yet another reason to be glad we don't have Governor Emmer."Remember when Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 new jobs during his first term? If Wisconsin voters do, then Walker is probably in trouble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is "Sarah Palin in a suit"

    This is either Tim Pawlenty or Sarah Palin. Hard to tell.​Paul Krugman doesn't think much of Tim Pawlenty, and let everyone know yesterday in a piece that compared T-Paw to a certain former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. The New York Times columnist is amazed that media coverage of Pawlenty has at leas ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Keith Ellison breaks down in tears at Muslim hearings [VIDEO]

    Ellison breaks down.​Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

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    July 27, 2010

    Target's tea bag-loving CEO lands company in hot water

    Gregg Steinhafel loves Michele Bachmann, too​GLBT groups were pissed off last week when they learned that Target Corp., which they thought of as gay-friendly, was backing anti-gay marriage Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer through $150,000 in seed money to MN Forward. But Target's pu ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2010

    Ronnie's Kids

    Today, “amnesty” is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

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    June 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann dredges up "one world government" paranoia

    ​So Barack Obama goes to the G-20 summit, like U.S. presidents have done every year since 1999, and have done with the G-8 since 1976. By its own estimate, its members currently represent about "90 per cent of global gross national product, 80 per cent of world trade as well as two-thirds of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Michele Bachmann fact checked on Gaza aid [Video]

    ​Another day on Fox News, another chance to lob unsubstantiated claims. In the latest version, Bachmann gets her Middle East facts all wrong, aided and abetted by host David Asman. The video (after the jump) is helpfully posted on Bachmann's Facebook page.

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    June 2, 2010

    Michele Bachmann demands gangster president commandeer boats

    ​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 >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Michele Bachmann mocked with her own words in Tarryl Clark's new website

    Via michelebachmannsaidwhat.comAll the greatest hits in one fun package​Just 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 >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Betty McCollum hammers Michele Bachmann

    Via WikipediaThe Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after Timothy McVeigh's act of anti-government terrorism.​U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum raised eyebrows last week when she took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to ask certain unnamed colleagues to cool their overheated right-wing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Michele Bachmann, citing Glenn Beck, might end Social Security

    She says, "Whoever our nominee is, is going to have to have a Glenn Beck chalkboard and explain to everybody this is the way it is."

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    December 21, 2009

    GOP steamed over Franken tactic; McCain did same to Dayton

    Reminder: Nothing ever dies on the Internet. Addendum: If it doesn't die, it may come back to bite you.

  • News

    March 25, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens alt-energy show rolls across America

    Pickens Plan focuses on using more wind power and natural gas

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    November 20, 2008

    Terrorism Awaits: toxic mushroom cloud boom

    chemical.bomb.jpgOf the 101 most dangerous chemical facilities in the country, Minnesota is home to 3—one in St. Paul Park, one i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Michele Bachmann media vomit continues to sicken

    bachmanncrazy.jpg She says one thing to reporters and then another to her conservative radio buddies. It's like watching a really b ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Bachmann takes more heat for blaming minorities

    bachman.jpg The issue just won't seem to go away as Bachmann spoke out in defense of her remarks. She doesn't want anyone to think she's racist.

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    May 12, 2006

    Debtor Nation

    Hey, Mister, Meet Your New Landlord According to the Washington D.C.-based Center for American Progress the typical middle-income American family saw its debt rise by 33.1 percent between 2001 and 2004. Staggeringly, said household now probably owes 108 percent of its annual income--the first time ... More >>