On October 16, a 20-year-old Concordia Moorhead student named Kate Engstrom and a friend approached Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson after he spoke on campus.SEE ALSO:-- Peterson apologizes for 9/11 truther comment-- Congress reconsiders rape redefinition bill supported by Peterson
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State Sen. Hoffman has a Republican challenger for the 7th District nomination.Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, announced this morning that she's running for the U.S. House in the 7th District against against longtime incumbent Collin Peterson.The first-term senator's hand may have been forced by ... More >>
Bachmann, Ellison: Debt makes for strange bedfellows.Finally, Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison have something in common. Yesterday's U.S. House vote to raise the debt ceiling and make $2 trillion in spending cuts passed the U.S. House 269-161, but Minnesota's most conservative and most liberal ... More >>
Aren't we all Americans here? Not on the Range.It's no wonder Republicans in control of the Legislature want to gerrymander our congressional districts to get Chip Cravaack off the Iron Range. When he shows up there, he draws rabid crowds - and not the good kind of rabid.
That's hardly the k ... More >>
Rep. Sarah Anderson: It's not about politics. Seriously. It isn't.Few people seriously believe Republican Rep. Sarah Anderson when she insists that the GOP's congressional redistricting plan "isn't about politics."
The Republicans' proposed map unveiled in St. Paul yesterday is clearly redra ... More >>
Ok, ok! Rape is rape.Maybe they were just trying to get a rise out of us?
Legislators are backing off the move we told you about last week that would have narrowed the cases in which victims of rape would be eligible for publicly funded abortions.
Minnesota representatives supported the bil ... More >>
Peterson pooh-poohs northern border security worries.Sen. Joe Liebermann has his shorts in a bunch over a new report that says the Department of Homeland Security's Border Patrol effectively controls 32 of our 4,000-miles frontier with the Canucks.
"Alarming!" Lieberman says. "We've got to ... More >>
mmtzjr69outThe dust has settled in the wake of the 2010 elections, and the hot white glare on Target's controversial support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign has faded.
But FEC records show that the Target political action committee kept up its donations to anti-ga ... More >>
Tim Walz speaks out in favor of repealing DADT.The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Gay folk are one step closer to being able to serve their country in the military openly.
Minnesota Democrats Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum, Jim Oberstar and Tim ... More >>
Bachmann says black farmers are conspiring for a free handout.Michele Bachmann, whose family has willingly accepted federal farm payments, wants to make sure that some black farmers don't get theirs, because they don't deserve it.
In a settlement known as Pigford II, blacks denied federal lo ... More >>
The race up north.By the time we cut out early this morning, the Republicans were on their way to historic sweep in the House of Representatives, tossing out Democrats by the fistful.
But as the dust settled in seven out of the eight Minnesota congressional races, exactly nothing changed. ... More >>
Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says.
Turns out she had her h ... More >>
Bachmann hasn't yet convinced Kline and Paulsen to drink the tea Tea for thee? As of 9:30 a.m. today, no other member of the House of Representatives from Minnesota has signed on as a member Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus, the official "receptacle" of people pissed off that democratic e ... 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 >>
Rep. Michele BachmannEric Ostermeier at Smart Politics, the blog of the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, reports today that of roughly 900 articles published by the Minnesota Independent over the last six months, 20.1 percent of them focused on the ever controversial and out ... More >>
Here's the issue: Democratic U.S Rep. Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th congressional district, voted against the health care reform bill. Later, he said that since it had become the law of the land, he would work with it. To Republicans who have made "repeal and replace" their new batt ... More >>
After making a slightly offhanded comment about the number of 9/11 truthers in his Minnesota district, Rep. Collin Peterson was called out by the state GOP and has now apologized in case you were offended.
All Minnesota U.S. House members posted their requests on their site, except Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. She is one of 71 members who has yet to post the data on their site.