Michele Bachmann won't talk about us. Is it something we said?Michele Bachmann will never forget where she came from. Wait, she's from Iowa, right?A new analysis of the last handful of Republican debates shows that certain states keep coming up as a topic of conversation. Among the nine major Rep ... More >>
Keith Ellison: Relieved, but not "happy" about Qaddafi's death.Muammar Qaddafi is finally, mercifully, dead. After a 40-year reign of terror inflicted upon his own people, other Africans, Europeans, and Americans, the Libyan dictator has been killed by his own people. According to graphic images ... More >>
Erik Paulsen: Have you seen this man? Probably not.Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen is having the damndest time getting anyone to call him. A new study from Smart Politics found that Paulsen gets by far the least amount of attention of Minnesota's congressional delegation. That means he's not o ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty: Thanks for the memories.Tim Pawlenty is not going to be president, and it's all his fault. Over the weekend, T-Paw's campaign ended, as it started, with a whimper. Since he officially declared his candidacy in March, Pawlenty's campaign for president has been a roller coaster ride - ... More >>
Rich Stanek: He beat Kitten. Is Klobuchar next?Norm Coleman generated some headlines the other day when he confirmed that he has no intention of running against Sen. Amy Klobuchar when she's up for re-election in 2012.
So, who will? MPR asked around and found buzz building for Hennepin County Sh ... More >>
Mark Dayton showed the widest lead over Tom Emmer in the Star Tribune pollRepublican candidate for governor Tom Emmer has again come up with the short end of the stick in a statewide poll compared to his Democratic rivals. A Star Tribune poll released over the weekend shows Mark Dayton, Marga ... More >>
The priority: Media exposureThe Washington Post reported recently on Rep. Michele Bachmann's preference for cocooning herself in the friendly confines of conservative media, where she doesn't have to answer uncomfortable questions about her frankly fact-challenged rhetoric and thin legislativ ... More >>
The elephant in the roomThe headline on the Smart Politics/Humphrey Institute post will likely put a smile on the face of folks at the Republican Party of Minnesota: "Republicans Outnumber Democrats in Minnesota for First Time Since 2005."
Eric Ostermeier looked at 68 polls condu ... More >>
Rep. Michele BachmannEric Ostermeier at Smart Politics, the blog of the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, reports today that of roughly 900 articles published by the Minnesota Independent over the last six months, 20.1 percent of them focused on the ever controversial and out ... More >>