The Democrats will kick it Charlotte.You can put away the gas masks and quit wondering whether your new roommate is a snitch: Charlotte, N.C., has been picked to host the Democratic National Convention in 2012, beating Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Cleveland.
Plus: Minneapolis mayor wins election, immediately pursues higher office
Let's be honest. This wasn't Gov. Tim Pawlenty's shining week of success. He's done better.
This time in the suburbs
Norm Coleman vows to fight this Senate race to the death, but what is he risking by doing so? Pretty much everything, says Washington Post's Chris Cillizza at The Fix.
Are Pawlenty's trips abroad for Minnesota's benefit or selfish ambitions for higher office in 2012?
Perhaps losing out to disaster candidate Sarah Palin wasn't such a bad thing.