I have stood in this shadow six different times. It never fails to take my breath away. pic.twitter.com/48mAisI3Y6-- Matt Swenson (@MattSwenson) December 8, 2013 Yesterday, Matt Swenson, Governor Mark Dayton's press secretary, was in the midst of tweeting about his pleasant, touristy day in our nati ... More >>
Yesterday, Keith Ellison went on WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy to explain his (preliminary) support for a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: "Let's say that the war on drugs is over" [INTERVIEW]Ellison made clear during the intervie ... More >>
There's a new candidate in the race to unseat Rep. John Kline in the Second Congressional District, and she's the first transgender person to run to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House. See Also: - GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language - North A ... 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 >>
On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen introduced a bill to repeal the medical device tax included in Obamacare. In 2012, by a wide margin, Paulsen led the House in money received from medical supply companies.SEE ALSO: Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Mi ... More >>
Assuming you live in the 6th District, would you vote for Michele Bachmann in exchange for $65? SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann's reelection: She's as resilient as a cockroach during a carpet bombing-- Jim Graves is a "robot," new Michele Bachmann ad alleges [VIDEO]Regardless of how you answer that que ... More >>
During a meeting with the Republican Jewish Coalition yesterday in Beechwood, Ohio, former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman -- now working as an adviser to the Romney campaign -- was asked about abortion rights.SEE ALSO:-- Norm Coleman's "shadowy" American Action Network under fire for flouting law-- GOP R ... More >>
During a debate yesterday, Congressman Keith Ellison created national waves by calling his Republican opponent, Chris Fields, a "lowlife scumbag."SEE ALSO:-- Chris Fields: I didn't call Keith Ellison a reverse racist in "reverse racism" ad-- Chris Fields: "Keith Ellison is militantly anti-America" ... More >>
The latest Republican rape-related gaffe comes to us courtesy of Wisconsin, where state Rep. Roger Rivard, R-Rice Lake, recently told the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel that "some girls, they rape so easy."SEE ALSO:-- GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" langu ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweets-- U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to Norway-- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State FairYesterday, St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that it's laying off 30 ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mary Hoglund, 83, spits in Romney supporter's face during Wisconsin event [VIDEO]-- GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language-- Paul Ryan's Iowa State Fair speech gets messy as protesters are hauled away [VIDEO]In a clip that is the epitome ... More >>
Minnesota's Republican vanguard is throwing its weight behind Mitt Romney's bid to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.Later today, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and House Majority Leader Matt Dean will reportedly headline a list of Romney's legislative backers. Last week's polling indicates ... More >>
All photos courtesy of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy.Demonstrators blame John Boehner and Michele Bachmann for joblessness in Minnesota.U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner took a trip to Minnesota's suburbs yesterday to play golf and rub elbows with some of our state's mega-rich donors. On ... More >>
Bachmann, Ellison: Debt makes for strange bedfellows.Finally, Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison have something in common. Yesterday's U.S. House vote to raise the debt ceiling and make $2 trillion in spending cuts passed the U.S. House 269-161, but Minnesota's most conservative and most liberal ... More >>
mmtzjr69outThe dust has settled in the wake of the 2010 elections, and the hot white glare on Target's controversial support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign has faded. But FEC records show that the Target political action committee kept up its donations to anti-ga ... More >>
Bachmann says black farmers are conspiring for a free handout.Michele Bachmann, whose family has willingly accepted federal farm payments, wants to make sure that some black farmers don't get theirs, because they don't deserve it. In a settlement known as Pigford II, blacks denied federal lo ... More >>
Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says. Turns out she had her h ... More >>
Gregg Steinhafel loves Michele Bachmann, tooGLBT groups were pissed off last week when they learned that Target Corp., which they thought of as gay-friendly, was backing anti-gay marriage Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer through $150,000 in seed money to MN Forward. But Target's pu ... More >>
Photo: USCG/FlickrDeepwater Horizon's fiery demiseRep. Michele Bachmann got her crazy on again this week, lobbing a factually-challenged verbal assault on the president for persuading BP to establish a $20 billion independent escrow account to administer claims against the oil giant for its d ... More >>
As Michele Bachmann joins forces with Sarah Palin this afternoon to mobilize the teabaggin' faithful, Bachmann's challengers are showing signs of vitality.As we noted yesterday, Bachmann-challenger Tarryl Clark, a state senator from St. Cloud, brought her fundraising total up to $1.1 million afte ... 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 >>
If you haven't slit your wrists and become blood brothers in the fight against health care reform, Rep. Michele Bachmann is giving you another chance to do so.
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