The repercussions from the Michael Brodkorb-Amy Koch sex scandal will felt in the bank accounts of MNGOP Senate staffers this legislative session.SEE ALSO: Last year, MNGOP Senate staffers couldn't even eat lunch without getting in troubleYesterday, the DFL-controlled Senate approved new pay rates t ... More >>
Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, is chair of the Senate's Health and Human Services Committee and as such, is tasked with regulating insurance companies. Nonetheless, he didn't inform citizens when he recently took a job with Boys and Tyler Financial Group, a company that sells health insurance.SEE ... More >>
Now is a great time to be in Minnesota's media business. Between now and November, millions will be spent on ads pertaining to the state's full spectrum of political campaigns. But perhaps the most expensive political battle will be over the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marria ... More >>
Right-wing prankster James O'Keefe, known best for hidden-camera takedown of ACORN, is taking on Minnesota's voter ID laws.
O'Keefe and Project Veritas released a video earlier this week in which they try to register Tim Tebow and Tom Brady with some not-so-football-savvy Minnesota officials. At o ... More >>
Minnesota lawmakers have until July 1 to get it together.As of today, the Minnesota Legislature is two-and-a-half weeks tardy in solving the state's $5 billion budget deficit. Unfortunately for everyone, there doesn't appear to be a budget deal in sight.
If no agreement is made by July 1st, ... More >>
The host committee continued to spend long after the convention.In this week's feature, "RNC Piggy Bank", we examine how the host committee for the 2008 Republican National Convention has been spending its leftover donations since the convention.
Though the bulk of the surplus donations went ... More >>
Brodkorb: DFL-ers did it too.Sen. Dick Cohen (DFL-St. Paul) is pretty unhappy that three Republicans refused to answer his questions about their budget bill last week. Now, a GOP operative says he shouldn't be.
Earlier this week we posted a video from the Senate showing Sens. Mike Parry (R-Wasec ... More >>
Is Deputy Dave a straight shooter?It's apparently not a good election cycle to be a spokesman on a TV ad.
First there was Michele Bachmann's "Jim the Election Guy," who turned out to be some strapped-for-work actor who didn't even live in Minnesota, let alone the 6th District.
Now we have D ... More >>
Can T-Paw bring in enough dough to be anything more than just another ex-governor?Tim Pawlenty's Political Action Committee, Freedom First is reporting today that it raised $723,501 in the second quarter of this year, raising its yearly total to about $1.3 million.It sounds like a lot of mone ... More >>
A big enough tent for Democrats?Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak says he's pretty confident that Minneapolis will land the Democratic National Convention in 2012 -- and he wants it housed in the Metrodome.
We haven't been alone in wondering why the city would want to put up with the barricaded- ... More >>
Image via FacebookA serious constitutionalist, or "the knee-jerk liberal everyone thought he would be?"Al Franken's doodling and dozing at Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week created some web buzz and the usual criticisms of Senator Smalley. But when it came time for F ... More >>
vet for peaceWelcome to the convention!The Twin Cities could end up hosting national political conventions in back-to-back presidential elections.The Democratic National Committee announced today that it is considering Minneapolis, Cleveland, Charlotte and St. Louis for their 2012 national conven ... More >>
In the latest recount play-by-play, Norm Coleman's lawyers are requesting that the three-judge panel reverse their Friday ruling that limited which absentee ballots could be reconsidered for the final tally.
In the past seven years the Minnesota attorney general's office has earned a rep as one of the country's toughest HMO watchdogs. So does it matter that Matt Entenza, the DFL's heir apparent to the job, is married to one of the most powerful executives in