The Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police is to cops what the Elks Lodge is to boozehounds. It's a members-only clubhouse, where the brothers and sisters can remove their badges, talk fundraising and good deeds, and -- inevitably -- debate politics. This summer, the order's members surveyed the upc ... More >>
Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen, along with 15 of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been singled out by the Huffington Post for taking the "Ice Bucket Challenge" this summer to raise money for ALS research despite voting to cut government funding for that same sort of resear ... More >>
Earlier this week, Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen told KARE 11 that "if I had the opportunity just to fully fund the government, I would do that. Yes."SEE ALSO: Erik Paulsen pushes medical device tax repeal while getting megabucks from medical industry In other words, despite the fact he's voted ... More >>
-- Updates at bottom --Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby is reportedly considering a 2014 congressional run against 3rd District GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen.SEE ALSO:-- Don Shelby taking his talents to BringMeTheNews-- Erik Paulsen pushes medical device tax repeal while getting megabucks from medical industry ... More >>
Think hitting the delete button removes that regretted-it-as-soon-as-I-published-it tweet from the internet fossil record? Think again.SEE ALSO: Erik Paulsen pushes medical device tax repeal while getting megabucks from medical industry It's a lesson Congressman Erik Paulsen is learning the hard way ... More >>
Earlier this year, Minnesota Republicans said they wanted to see Norm Coleman challenge Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014. They won't get their wish.SEE ALSO:-- Norm Coleman on Michelle Obama's Oscars appearance: Obamas "owe Hollywood so much" -- Norm Coleman's "shadowy" American Action Network under fire fo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language-- Erik Paulsen glitter-bombed [VIDEO]-- No one wants to talk to Erik PaulsenU.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Eden Prairie, won't debate his Democratic challenger. So if he won't let his positions on the is ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- Iowa Rep. Steve King: Another GOPer hopelessly out of touch about rape, conception [VIDEO]Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's troubling "legitimate rape" comments have created an opening for D ... More >>
Protesters decried big bonuses paid to Wells Fargo executivesAbout 40 protesters marched from Occupy MN's "People's Plaza" to the Wells Fargo center this morning to blast the bank. The protesters were accompanied by Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Erik Paulsen imitators, who stood behind th ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's office has protesters in itMinnesotans representing the 99% are staging sit-ins at their congressional representatives' offices in Washington. The protesters arrived at the offices of Michele Bachmann, Chip Cravaack, John Kline, and Erik Paulsen earlier this morning to dem ... More >>
Congressman Erik Paulsen was glitter-bombed this afternoon after receiving a conservative award from Tom Emmer. Minnesota's familiar suspects, the "Glitterati" led by gay rights activist Nick Espinosa, were behind the political protest, which Emmer has decried as "assault." Paulsen and Emmer were a ... More >>
There' video out now of U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen getting glitter-bombed at the Midwest Leadership Conference in Bloomington. Paulsen stands at the podium in the clip when a young man runs up with what appears to be a tube full of glitter and hurls it at him. The conservative crowd gasps in un ... 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 >>
Carver County Republican Party: Not very good at politics.There won't be a Carver County Republican Party fundraiser this evening. The GOP's original plan was to auction off access to state legislators and US congressmen this afternoon at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. City Pages reported on ... More >>
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner will have lunch with you for $1,000. Maybe.Will John Boehner be hitting the fairway with mega-rich donors in Wayzata today? Maybe. Minnesota Public Radio obtained a copy of an invite last week to a Boehner fundraiser scheduled for today at Spring Hill Gol ... More >>
Rep. Sarah Anderson: It's not about politics. Seriously. It isn't.Few people seriously believe Republican Rep. Sarah Anderson when she insists that the GOP's congressional redistricting plan "isn't about politics." The Republicans' proposed map unveiled in St. Paul yesterday is clearly redra ... More >>
Congress wants to exclude protection for victims of non-"forcible rape."They ran for office talking about jobs and the economy, but some of Minnesota's Republican congressional reps are wading right in to one of the ugliest corners of the culture wars. Minnesota representatives Michele Bachmann, ... More >>
Tim Walz speaks out in favor of repealing DADT.The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Gay folk are one step closer to being able to serve their country in the military openly. Minnesota Democrats Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum, Jim Oberstar and Tim ... More >>
Michele Bachmann won't be partying in her own district tonight.One of Tarryl Clark's constant gripes about Michele Bachmann this campaign season has been that the Republican congresswoman has been far too enamored with burnishing her personal image at the expense of her constituents at home. ... More >>
Bachmann hasn't yet convinced Kline and Paulsen to drink the tea Tea for thee? As of 9:30 a.m. today, no other member of the House of Representatives from Minnesota has signed on as a member Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus, the official "receptacle" of people pissed off that democratic e ... More >>
Gov. Tim Pawlenty may not have the star power of Sarah Palin -- the $12 million bank account and the Lear Jet mandate and the poll advantage -- but he's ahead of her in at least one area when it comes to a potential 2012 run at the White House: Political action committee fundraising. Palin's ... More >>
That's the third highest amount spent by any member of the House of Representatives last year.
Teabaggers take note: There's going to be flood of red-meat Rublicanism in Minnesota come springtime.
It's a place popular with a normally cute, young, preppy crowd.
The Republican Congressman asks why we're allowing government-owned companies to close successful businesses in our communities.
All Minnesota U.S. House members posted their requests on their site, except Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. She is one of 71 members who has yet to post the data on their site.
The U.S. House passed a bill today requiring AIG and any other firms that receiving bailout cash to pay a 90-percent tax on any bonuses paid with the funds. The bill passed 328 to 93.
AIG is being reamed at the Capitol today and our representatives out in Washington, D.C. are doing their part to stand up against the bonuses.
Ever wondered how happy you and your neighbors are compared to the rest of the state and country?
The 2008 election was full of Democratic domination, particularly as some jumped on the coattails of Barack Obama. But nearly three dozen U.S. House districts split their vote between Obama and a Republican House member.
We're used to a lot of scandalous leaks at the Capitol, but this takes the cake for the best office response.
The U.S. House passed the revised $787 billion stimulus package today with a 246-183 vote.
The U.S. House passed their version of the $819 billion stimulus bill 244-188 on Wednesday. The bill passed without a single Republican vote.
Rep. Michele Bachmann received the much-coveted nomination for Congress "Master of Self-Destruction" in Stuart Rothenberg's annual Congression ... More >>
The U.S. 3rd District Republican candidate is being accused of some heavy manipulation in one of his latest ads. And it's not just ... More >>
Two sources aware of Minnesota ad buys said the National Republican Congressional Committee is pulling its media purchases from Bachmann's rac ... More >>
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