It was no coincidence that Rage Against the Machine released The Battle of Los Angeles on what's traditionally observed as Election Day in the United States in 1999. The 2000 election season was already in gear, with Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore setting up to spar -- but Rage s ... More >>
At 1st Ave Halloween party and saw someone dressed as Mpls mayoral ballot. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/FrFjWf70bF-- Maya Rao (@Mrao_Strib) November 1, 2013 In our list of the top 13 most Minnesotan Halloween costumes, the unwieldy Minneapolis mayoral ballot clocked in at number six.SEE ALSO: This is t ... More >>
The Twin Cities music community is filled with partisanship. Just think about how many arguments exist when it comes to the pressing issues like Mumford vs. Dawes, the Current's David Campbell bearded vs. clean-shaven, and Hot Cheetos vs. Takis. These things matter!While we heard a lot over the week ... More >>
Just because the Presidential Debates are done for 2012 doesn't mean that you should stop being politically active and aware leading up to Election Day. And tonight's Vote No Squared: Turn A Double Negative Into A Positive concert at Varsity Theater has been put together to raise awareness and suppo ... More >>
With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>
A stellar group of local musicians have put together a show at Hell's Kitchen on March 30 to help raise money and awareness for Minnesotans United For All Families, a wide-ranging alliance of community and business leaders throughout the state who are working to defeat an amendment on the bal ... More >>
A judge dismisses a "Please ID Me" lawsuit "With Prejudice"You can't go to the polls in Minnesota on Election Day festooned in political messages, whether they're on shirts, hats, buttons or whatever. It's against the law. But the "Please ID Me" people, who urged vigilantes to run after gran ... More >>
Another Bachmann confrontation with House leaders.Queen of the tea party Rep. Michele Bachmann, with an assist from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is ramping up her battle urging Congress to block an increase in the federal debt ceiling. Forget it, says House Speaker John Boehner. That's a recipe ... More >>
Ventura on TPT.Jesse Ventura is pissed off that Independence Party candidate Tom Horner barely attracted any votes on Election Day. And when he was interviewed by TPT's Mary Lahammer about Democrat Mark Dayton preparing to take over the governor's office from Republican Tim Pawlenty, he la ... More >>
Mark Dayton will be the next governor of Minnesota.It's over. Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer will concede the race to Democrat Mark Dayton in an official announcement at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in his hometown of Delano. Emmer decided to quit his recount battle against Dayton just h ... More >>
House Republicans probably don't need to justify their rejection of Michele Bachmann for a leadership post. Her track record of outlandish lies and spotlight hogging gave them plenty of excuses. But if they wanted a little more proof that she's not always playing on the team, they should loo ... More >>
Ellison keeps swinging left.Regardless of the Election Day teabagger wave, a whole lot of Democrats won re-election to the House of Representatives two weeks ago, sent there by Americans who expect them to fight the Republican tide. One of those Democrats is 5th district Rep. Keith Ellison. ... More >>
And now we wait on the Supremes.Tom Emmer's legal team got its shot before the Minnesota Supreme Court today to argue that election judges didn't follow the law when they counted up voters and votes on Election Day.
Not the clear favorite after all.MPR and the Humphrey Institute released a poll the week before Election Day that predicted a victory for Mark Dayton over Tom Emmer in the governor's race. Team Emmer complained and said its own internal numbers show the race a toss-up.
Unemployment? Foreclosures? Massive budget deficit? Take a number.Remember how Republicans kept telling us this election was supposed to be all about jobs, jobs, tax breaks and more jobs? The crappy economy gave conservative Christians cover from having to talk too much about over-sharing the ... More >>
Election Integrity Watch got its wires crossed.It was a relatively peaceful day of poll-watching by a conservative group that appointed itself Election Day big brother...aside from a few hilarious blips. All that the volunteers of Election Integrity Watch wanted was to make sure that voting sta ... More >>
If our Twitter stream is any indication, peeps are in a funk today and could use some cheering up. Not to worry, though -- Gimme Noise has got you covered. As you clamber up out of the post-Election Day haze, take a few minutes to watch some of our favorite over-the-top cute or otherwise serotoni ... More >>
Speak English, would ya?Today is Election Day. And while we wait in line to cast our votes in the Twin Cities, the chances are good that we're going to hear some language other than English being spoken. This is nothing new. And despite what the English-only crowd would have us believe, it d ... More >>
Lucky number 700. Election week has us all on the edge of our seats. Ease the tension with Blue Plate's Election Day discounts, celebratory taps at Muddy Pig, and Mississippi Market meat samples this Week in Food. Monday 11/1 Forget the ATM, you've got this. Bryant Lake Bowl's Cheap Date Nite ... More >>
Photo: WikipediaMarijuana: An unorthodox campaign strategy.If it's true that there's no such thing as bad publicity, then Stephen Conlin may very well win a seat on the St. Charles City Council come Election Day. He may also be working his way through the criminal justice system.
Another fine addition to the local theater scene.We in the Twin Cities like to trumpet our national standing as a respected leader in the performing arts. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann likes to promote herself as a constitutional scholar and teabagger-in-chief. So it makes total cosmic sen ... More >>
Michele Bachmann may not have, as Tarryl Clark put it, done @#%! for the 6th congressional district. But the incumbent Republican is now wallowing in so much money that it probably doesn't matter what Clark has to say.
Politics for me, but not for thee.More anti-gay activity from Archbishop John Nienstedt: He has denied communion to gay and lesbian student activists at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict. He presided over a Mass they attended Sunday night, Sept. 26, at the Catholic campus ... More >>
The sounds you hear are the mourning cries of Michele Bachmann foes everywhere: Liberal blogger Dusty Trice is calling it quits.
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Ah yes, a Democratic victory party in a city that reelected a mayor with 74 percent of the vote after an Election Day that brought out only 20 percent of the city's residents.
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If a person is willing to actually "campaign" for mayor under the "Is Awesome" party, they at least deserve a pity 3rd choice vote on the ranked choice ballot. Do it for America.
During a short debate on Minnesota Public Radio today, Rybak acknowledged that it would be tough to run Minneapolis while also campaigning for governor... IF he decides to run.
In a solid straight-forward decision, the three judge panel hearing Norm Coleman's recount case ruled in Al Franken's favor. Next up: Coleman's appeal.
Last time we heard of a dude using "freedom" as his excuse to tea bag anyone, he ended up behind bars.
The three-judge panel hasn't even provided a final decision, but Norm Coleman's team is already starting their PR stunt to build up support for their appeal they haven't even filed.
As the recount trial and likely appeals will drag on for months to come, why isn't anyone calling out Norm Coleman for just being a sore loser?
Norm Coleman and Al Franken will make their closing arguments today in the longest Minnesota U.S. Senate election in history.
While a majority of Minnesotans believe the recount was fair and a majority of the mainstream media has accepted that fact, there a ... More >>
His campaign is calling for a "forensic search" and investigation of the church that was used as a polling place on Election Day w ... More >>
Toy company proves that there is nothing sacred in this election cycle.
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