In 1970, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame pleaded guilty to taking "immoral and improper liberties with... a female child." The charge stemmed from an incident that took place the year before in a D.C. hotel room where Yarrow, then 31, allegedly had sexual relations (but not sex) with a 14- ... More >>
Don Shelby versus Erik Paulsen in the 3rd Congressional District would've been a lot of fun. But Shelby has decided that the benefit of holding a seat in a partisan-gridlocked Congress isn't worth the price.THE BACKSTORY: Shelby: "I would be a terrible congressman"Yesterday, Shelby informed the Dem ... More >>
Sona Mehring founded CaringBridge, a social networking site designed to facilitate communication from sick or hospitalized people to their family and friends.SEE ALSO: John Kline hosting fundraiser for "anti-abortion zealot with running tab at Planned Parenthood" She recently resigned from the compa ... More >>
Michelle Bachmann's spokesman blames the disclosure of a federal investigation into allegations Bachmann violated campaign finance rules during her ill-fated presidential run on "political adversaries in an attempt to disparage her reputation as a top target of the DCCC [Democratic Congressional Cam ... More >>
U.S. Rep. John Kline is under fire for hosting a fundraiser for embattled Tennessee U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. Kline's office says he won't be attending the event.SEE ALSO: GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language In our recent cover feature about th ... More >>
Think serving in Congress sounds fun? Well, consider this: According to new Congressman Rick Nolan, just three months after being elected, he's already expected to spend four hours each day working the phones in preparation for the next election.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her la ... More >>
Tim Walz's bill to ban federal lawmakers from using inside information when managing their own financial portfolios is getting fast-tracked through Congress.On Monday, by an overwhelming vote of 93-2, the Senate agreed to proceed with debate on the so-called STOCK act. The companion bill in the H ... More >>
Representative Tim Walz is vulnerable to a Republican challenge in his fall re-election campaign, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. That much seemed obvious to Minnesota Republicans earlier this year: party power broker Michael Brodkorb left the state GOP to work for sta ... More >>
Tarryl Clark's campaign to unseat Michele Bachmann has made a strong enough showing out of the gate, breaking Minnesota fund-raising records, that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is ready to step in and put some national party muscle behind her effort. The Committee announced toda ... More >>
How much fiction will mingle with fact today when Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and thousands of Republican donors descend on Minneapolis in a giant orgy of cash and cable news coverage? If recent history is any guide, there will be a target-rich environment. You can take a quiz on the ... More >>
A mystery Minnesotan got a surprise recently when he tried to call and complain about a Republican fund raising letter he received that was disguised as a Census mailer: He called the telephone number listed on the mailer and, according to Poitico, "he was directed to a phone sex line, that ... More >>
Those poor AIG executives. So bailed out under Bush by taxpayers. So persecuted. Yet somehow, so much richer today.
After failing to take out Bachmann in her first race as a Congressional incumbent, Tinklenberg says he is a better candidate and can actually pull it off if you'll just donate before Bachmann says something insane days before Election Day.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann is the newest member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame.
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Bachmann responded today with a fundraising email of her own to counter the Democrats. Are we back in election season or what?
The Democrats secretly hope Rep. Michele Bachmann keeps her job forever. Why, you ask? Because she says crazy things, which they can use to raise more money from pissed of lefties.
Bachmann is too dumb to understand simple math. Or is she just terrible at putting things into context.
Bachmann's chief of staff confirmed that on the same day that she retracted her request for a pardon, her campaign donated at least one o ... More >>
The DFL picked neophyte Teresa Daly to unseat Bush lapdog John Kline in the conservative Second District. Does she even have a chance?
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