President Barack Obama will deliver remarks at St. Paul's Union Depot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon "to announce a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure as part of the President's Year of Action," a White House statement says.SEE ALSO: Obama ... More >>
Well, this is weird. The Alexandria Lakes Area Tea Party is asking members to pray "perhaps more than once a day" for the conversion of liberal financier George Soros from atheism to Christianity.SEE ALSO: Mary Franson on DNC "God" debacle: "Peter denied Christ 3 times also" [VIDEO]"We are hoping th ... More >>
Last winter, the New York Times mentioned Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.He was included in a list that included Democratic heavy-hitters like Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, and Elizabeth Warren. Pretty impressive, eh?SEE ALSO:-- Did Rybak lie about I-35W bri ... More >>
During a debate with her DFL challenger last Thursday, Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, tried to explain her opposition to gay marriage.SEE ALSO:-- Franson says election is about "jobs and the economy," spends all week talking about abortion and voter ID-- Mary Franson on DNC "God" debacle: "Peter d ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Franson infuriated by Earth Day, calls it "Pagan holiday" [UPDATE]-- Bachmann says there's "a spiritual hurricane in our land" as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches [UPDATE] [VIDEO]The most painfully awkward moment of last week's DNC came when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigos ... More >>
In this week's cover story, we followed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak around for several weeks to document the day-to-day life of a city politician marking his tenth year in office. Along the way, we traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of the January 3 caucus to witness Rybak in his role as v ... More >>
Up close and personal with the Minneapolis mayor
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 >>
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 >>
The home of the 2012 DNC?If you thought the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul was entertaining, with its legions of credentialed true believers, cable news performance artists, tear-gassed protesters and Sarah Palin, we have good news: The Democrats want to bring their version o ... More >>
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DNC says Pawlenty is showing he is just more of the same failed Republican policies. Weren't the Democrats criticizing Republicans last year for picking inexperienced and "mavericky" Sarah Palin? Can't argue both sides.
If he planned on avoiding that whole "losing" a recount to a comedian thing, he's out of luck.
We might not have any actual news in the never-ending fight for Minnesota's U.S. Senate race until next week when Norm Coleman actually files an appeal, but the partisan hacks will continue to milk this over-dramatic issue for all it's worth.
Some Blockbusters resume late fees, the DNC goes after Mean Jean, the museum of advertising icons, the Falsies Awards, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Why does Howard Dean's own party consider him the most dangerous character in Washington?
Tomorrow--or later today, if you're a City Pages newsletter subscriber--citypages.com will be posting this week's cover story about Howard Dean and his futile quest to point the Democratic party in a new direction. Meantime, despite the many efforts of his own party to shut Dean up, the DNC chairman ... More >>
The Democrats, in a stirring show of bipartisanship, have joined Republicans in ganging up on DNC chairman Howard Dean in recent weeks. Beyond the gripes of frontline Democratic pols about Dean's rhetoric, major donors are said to be mad at the party because Dean's ignoring them, and some top fundr ... More >>
Democrats say they are hopeful about the coming election. But then, they have to say that.
Why is Gregory Gray so important to Paul Wellstone?
Polls show that a majority of swing voters disapprove of Janet Reno's decision not to seek an outside prosecutor for Donorgate. That's bad news for the liberals who keep pooh-poohing the corruption issue.
Gambling-rich tribes opposing a casino in Hudson--including the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota and the Mille Lacs Chippewa--hired heavy-hitting lobbyist Patrick O'Connor, who personally spoke to the president about the matter at a fundraiser in Minneapolis.
When Minnesota and Wisconsin tribes gave $500,000 to the Democrats, a lobbyist testified, the Democrats listened.
If there were any doubts that Reno is in a self-evident conflict of interest, the revelation that the White House was able to conceal the videotapes from her less-than-zealous Justice Department underlings should remove those doubts.
In their plodding way the Thompson hearings have elicited much new info illustrating the Democratic Party's orgy of greed for campaign cash.
The real outrage is that big money interests can purchase politicians and policy in ways that are perfectly legal.