Aaron Miller recently won the MNGOP endorsement to run against Democrat Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st congressional district. But his endorsement was overshadowed by comments he made during his acceptance speech taking umbrage with the fact his young daughter was taught about the theory of evolution i ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has discovered who the real bullies of our society are, and they are the gays.SEE ALSO: Bachmann calls for "tolerance" of haters who want to oppress gaysNever mind that they have been systematically marginalized, that they face hate crimes simply for being themselves, that they coul ... More >>
Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, is anti-gay and gets his "facts" from materials distributed at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Other than that, we're sure he's exactly the sort of elected leader Minnesota needs.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen: Gov't is paying minority men to im ... More >>
The Washington Post, CNN, PolitiFact, Bill O'Reilly, federal investigators, and now Jon Stewart. What's next, Marcus Bachmann going public with broadsides against Minnesota's wackiest congressperson?SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: Obamacare "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens" ... More >>
Michele Bachmann claims she's infallible when it comes to truth and falsity, but in reality, the AP concluded she was so full of it during her presidential run that they simply gave up on fact-checking her.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann goes on apocalyptic radio show, says Obama supports Sharia lawBut P ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's no-good-very-bad week didn't improve any last night when she became the target of friendly fire from Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly.THE BACKSTORY: Michele Bachmann's CPAC Obama blast rated "Four Pinocchios" by the Washington Post During a segment on his show last night, O'Reilly ch ... More >>
It's only Wednesday, and it's already been an especially bad week for Michele Bachmann.SEE ALSO: Bachmann says Romney is best presidential candidate because Obama is too wealthy [VIDEO] On Monday, the Washington Post rated remarks Bachmann made criticizing President Obama during her CPAC speech as " ... More >>
Last month, Michele Bachmann praised herself for being unable to say anything that's untrue.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann's 'I do not do political speech' line draws loud laughter during debate [VIDEO]We told you that was a bunch of B.S at the time. But if you don't want to take it from us, take it fro ... More >>
Earlier today, Michele Bachmann addressed an adoring throng at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland -- an event she no doubt falsely characterized as "the best party of the year!"At the conclusion of her speech, Bachmann presented the award for "Blogger of the Year." It disappoin ... More >>
SEE ALSO: What Communists were for Joe McCarthy, the Muslim Brotherhood is for Michele BachmannLast week, we told you about an explosive allegation Michele Bachmann is making -- she thinks the Muslim Brotherhood has made "deep penetration" into the U.S. government and wants federal agencies to inves ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty: Pop culture icon.Tim Pawlenty made some tortured references to Charlie Sheen and Lady Gaga in a speech to Iowa college Republicans the other day, evidently in a bid for the youth vote. After that, and T-Paw's never-ending spate of Hollywood movie trailers aimed at hiding his in ... More >>
Lucas Baiano turned T-Paw into an action hero.Every time we see another of those hilariously over-the-top campaign ads for Tim Pawlenty, with their pulsating soundtracks, cut-away shots, weird angles, and contrived lighting, we ask ourselves the same question: Who made those things? Lucas Baiano ... More >>
wikiLost in translation?Tim Pawlenty appears to have lost his compass bearings while he gears up for an announcement about his White House dreams in a few weeks. As he dashes around the country courting the GOP base, he's drawling more and more like Jimmy Swaggart, not the son of a St. Paul ... More >>
Keith Ellison: T-Paw's a phoney.Who is Tim Pawlenty? Recent polls suggest that few Republicans know or care when it comes to the 2012 presidential race. And a lot of Minnesotans are scratching their heads as he moves further and further to the right to court tea partiers. Now comes Rep. Keit ... More >>
What does T-Paw have to do to get noticed?Fancy campaign videos can only get a guy so far. If the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would beat Tim Pawlenty in a landslide, 50-31 percent, according to a new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. T-Paw would likely ... More >>
It's make-your-mind-up time.Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>
Matt VisionquestTim Pawlenty, tea party heroAll his threats about pushing gays back into the closet, shutting down the federal government, busting unions, and insulting the president seem to finally be paying off for Tim Pawlenty. He keynoted a steeped-in-tea confab over the weekend in Arizona c ... More >>
Running for president? Whatever.Tim Pawlenty has been on the road and in front of TV cameras incessantly to promote his book and his White House ambitions. Michele Bachmann happily feeds rumors that she wants to be president, too; she practically has an endowed chair at Fox News; and her attacks ... More >>
Obama denounced Muammar al-Gaddafi last week.Tim Pawlenty issued a scornful statement today condemning President Barack Obama for not denouncing the recent violent clampdown on anti-government protesters in Libya. Maybe T-Paw wasn't paying attention, running from one tea party to another, bu ... More >>
Former Governor Hockey Puck?National Review, the gold standard of conservative opinion magazines, features Tim Pawlenty on its March 7 cover -- in skates and a green T-Paw jersey. "Pawlenty's Shot: The former Minnesota governor is a strong contender" the 2012 Republican presidential nominati ... More >>
Bachmann turnover drive.Michele Bachmann just can't hold onto her staffers. Today, we learned that spokesman Sergio Gor and district director Julie Quist are moving on. Both short-timers say they are departing under amicable terms, but the shakeup reflects a pattern of aides who have bail ... More >>
Did Bachmann vote against liberty?Right before she showed up at CPAC and a drubbing in its presidential straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann voted for a a temporary extension of the PATRIOT, and proudly announced the vote on her Facebook page: "As a mother of five and a foster mother to 23 children ... More >>
Bachmann and Pawlenty get no love at CPAC.Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty made a lot of media noise at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the event's presidential straw poll -- both Minnesotans slipped and fell i ... More >>
No, not this makeup job.Rep. Michele Bachmann had a record amount of money to throw around as Election Day drew near a few months ago, so she figured, what the heck, she'd drop a couple of Ben Franklins on looking good for the media swarm. Cost Cutters evidently didn't cut it for the sixth distr ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty can tweet and talk at the same time, right?The joke about the late President Gerald Ford was that he couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.The joke on Tim Pawlenty coming out of this year's CPAC conference is that he has somehow managed to tweet and talk at the same time.Epic m ... More >>
Yes, this happened.We have witnessed many surreal scenes when Michele Bachmann was involved, but perhaps none quite so surreal as this: Michele Bachmann posing arm-in-handle-bar mustache with Jimmy McMillan AKA "The Rent is Too Damn High" guy.This picture was taken at CPAC, where Bachmann gave a ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty at CPAC today doubled down with the Michele Bachmann wing of the Republican party by insisting that, "We should not -- we should not -- raise the debt ceiling." Like Bachmann, he wants to hang the nation's deficit around Barack Obama's neck. And the line got a round of applause ... More >>
Bachmann: Not ready for prime time, according to her former chief of staff.Ron Carey is one of Rep. Michele Bachmann's former chiefs of staff. He's the former chairman of the Minnesota GOP. Now, as Bachmann gets ready to deliver an important speech this morning to conservatives in Washington, D.C ... More >>
Bachmann looked at the right camera this time.Conservatives in Washington, D.C., got a full dose of Rep. Michele Bachmann with their morning coffee today. She kicked off her CPAC keynote address by lampooning her inability to look at the right camera for her State of the Union speech, slagged Ba ... More >>
Sometimes being a hero means denying the American military the funding it needs to uphold the law.The Don't Ask Don't Tell debate is over, but Tim Pawlenty seems to think that if he can revive it he might also be able to revive his so-far lifeless campaign to get Americans to remember his nam ... More >>
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