It's a cliche, but true -- when trying to figure out the whys and wherefores of politics, you should follow the money. And in the case of Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken's support for the now-stalled PIPA legislation, the money trail appears to lead back to big media.Campaign finance records indicat ... More >>
Minnesota Congressional Republicans are way richer than their constituents and their Democratic counterparts, according to a recent report by the Center for Responsive Politics.The Center's list of the net worth of each member of Congress shows that Minnesota's four House Republicans have a ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, Barack Obama: The military only gives money to one of these people.Michele Bachmann loves the United States Military. Apparently, the military doesn't love her back.New data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that Barack Obama, whom Michele Bachmann has repeate ... More >>
Now the left and the right are conspiring against Bachmann.Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. Right wing news site The Daily Caller did a hit job earlier this week on Michele Bachmann, calling her out for hypocrisy over her family farm subsidies and the earmarks she's won for her distr ... More >>
AP ImagesLarson has rented to more than just Norm Coleman.By Mike Mullen In mid-2008, it came out that Jeff Larson had been renting a Washington, D.C. apartment to then-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn), a close friend and political cohort. As a landlord, Larson -- the subject of last week's fea ... More >>
Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law?
Favre wears purple, but he's blue underneath.He'll wear purple on the field tonight in New Orleans, but if you look close, you might see a blue undershirt on Brett Favre. He's one of more than 40 NFL-related players and front office types who have made political contributions of $3,000 or m ... More >>
Photo: USCG/FlickrDeepwater Horizon's fiery demiseRep. Michele Bachmann got her crazy on again this week, lobbing a factually-challenged verbal assault on the president for persuading BP to establish a $20 billion independent escrow account to administer claims against the oil giant for its d ... More >>
The donations from an alleged child molester to a political party that promotes itself as a home for family values strikes us as problematic.
A Center for Responsive Politics analysis reveals the representative to be one of the least wealthy congressmen in the country.
Pickens Plan focuses on using more wind power and natural gas
The new website OpenCongress.org offers easy access to the entire voting records of America's representatives in Washington—something government websites never really managed to do.
So far in the 2006 election cycle, residents in Zip code 55405 have contributed $317,371 to congressional candidates and the soft-money funds that support them.
A D.C.-based money-in-politics watchdog group has just released a comparison of the five metro areas vying to host the '08 national political conventions. Minneapolis/St. Paul is one.
Welcome, friend, to the booming field of "subprime" mortgages. Think you can't afford a house? You're probably right, but that won't stop us from putting you in one!
To one local bank, a Republican in need is a friend indeed
McCain-Feingold was supposed to stop the flow of soft money. So what's with all the attack ads?
Republicans learn to love imported Canadian drugs
And other tales from our least likely lobbyists
With the prospect of tough new rules, Minnesotans file for relief like never before
Record profits from political ads have critics crying foul
From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.
If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with commercial bankers that credit unions enjoy an unfair advantage, millions of people will pay a lot more for financial services.
Gambling-rich tribes opposing a casino in Hudson--including the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota and the Mille Lacs Chippewa--hired heavy-hitting lobbyist Patrick O'Connor, who personally spoke to the president about the matter at a fundraiser in Minneapolis.
When Minnesota and Wisconsin tribes gave $500,000 to the Democrats, a lobbyist testified, the Democrats listened.
As evidence of public disgust mounts, Congress and the White House are continuing to stonewall on campaign finance reform