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    June 30, 2014

    Republicans criticize Rick Nolan for voting against "Lowering Gas Prices" bill that wouldn't lower gas prices

    The National Republican Campaign Committee took a shot at Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan last week, bashing him for voting against a bill that would, according to the bill's sponsors, expand oil drilling and lower gas prices. "Yet again, Rick Nolan has walked in lockstep with President Obama and his ant ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will

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    September 19, 2012

    The Fracking Fiasco

    America's latest gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation

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    September 5, 2012
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    August 31, 2012

    SCHOENBURG on Sufjan Stevens, adulthood, and his record label

    See Also:SCHOENBURG on Short, But Sweet, and why Paul Simon is "next level sh*t"Billy Schoenburg may be one of the hardest working musicians in the Cities. On any given night of the week, the singer is seen working at a venue or out enjoying a concert. Along with his bandmates, Graham Barton and Dan ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Sen. Michael Jungbauer denies climate science, and faking his resume

    Sen. Mike Jungbauer, climate expert.​State Sen. Michael Jungbauer says he's smarter than 98 percent of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to studying climatology, and dismisses their work on climate change and global warming as alarmist nonsense. What gives the Republican from E ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Odd Future will make their first million on their own terms

    ​Odd Future didn't sign a record deal today but did, according to several reports, take a big step towards some millions. While the details are still hazy, the nature of the "deal" is pretty interesting given that these kids could've gone with literally any label they wanted. Instead they just ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2011

    Inside the multimillion-dollar essay-scoring business

    Behind the scenes of standardized testing

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    December 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann: The Year In Crazy

    Wingnut of the Year.​Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.

  • News

    October 20, 2010

    Enbridge Energy could be Minnesota's BP

    Oil company has friends on the PUC

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Foodie alert: Fabian Seafood truck in the Twin Cities today

    www.fabianseafood.comIowans buying Fabian Seafood in the 1980s.​The Fabian Seafood Company of Galveston, Texas (about 300 miles west of the BP spill), is in its 33rd year of driving trucks of fresh seafood--wild-caught Gulf shrimp, blue crab, oysters, and more--to the Twin Cities and selling i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Top 5 worst restaurant names

    Wondering if this was a good restaurant name...​In honor of Thom Pham's recent naming troubles with his new Wondrous Azian Kitchen (formerly "Wanderers Wondrous Azian Kitchen"), we decided to look into the worst-named restaurants, past and present, in the Twin Cities. Add your suggestions in the c ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Michele Bachmann revives BP, death panel bunk

    ​Up for re-election in November, congresswoman Michele Bachmann must figure it's time to haul out the scare tactics again. Two weeks ago the White House was fomenting socialism and One World Government. Now, we're back to Obama creating death panels with health care reform and opening a politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Jim Oberstar hammers BP for treating us like chumps [VIDEO]

    Screen grab via YouTubeOberstar in action​Rep. Michele Bachmann drew hoots a few weeks ago for warning BP executives not to end up getting fleeced like chumps at the hands of the White House. How dare the president demand -- and get -- BP to create an independent, $2 billion fund to help victi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Gay GOP "Drill, Baby, Drill" condom offers limited protection

    We picked this little gem up at the Log Cabin Republicans booth at Twin Cities Pride over the weekend. It offers protection when used as designed. But we're not sure a thin layer of latex is the answer to BP's toxic plume in the Gulf of Mexico. City PagesThe Log Cabin Republicans handed out condom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Tarryl Clark tars Michele Bachmann as being "in an oily hole"

    Photo: USCG via FlickrMichele Bachmann has been targeted for her reflexive defense of BP, rather than the devastated lives of Gulf Coast residents​Tarryl Clark and the Democrats are hitting Michele Bachmann and other congressional Republicans hard for their odd defense of BP and the toxic filt ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Bachmann slams Obama on BP, so we follow the money

    Photo: USCG/FlickrDeepwater Horizon's fiery demise​Rep. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Michele Bachmann wants to protect BP from being "fleeced"

    Boldy defending BP against the ranks of New Orleans' unemployed​Rep. Michele Bachmann, America's Dumbest Congresswoman™, worries that the Gulf oil spill could turn into one big rip-off ... for BP.Bachmann leapt to British Petroleum's fiscal defense at a Heritage Foundation luncheon yesterday, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Gulf seafood: Will the Twin Cities be affected?

    Louisiana oyster worker circa 1938​As BP oil spills on and on into the Gulf, the seafood industry is being especially hard hit. With P & J Oysters in New Orleans--a major supplier, and the oldest plant of its kind in the United States with 134 years in business--shutting its doors, this had us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Sacred Minnesota loons could meet oily end thanks to BP

    This is a BP pelican. It could be a loon.​Sure, we're sad BP's killing the coastal economy in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida -- and maybe a big chunk of the Eastern seaboard. Yes, we're heartbroken over those images of the flailing brown pelicans. But messin' with our loons? Come on. Now w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty tries to blame Barack Obama for BP debacle

    Screen grab via GMATim Pawlenty talked politics on "Good Morning America"​He got to mix wonk with wisecracks last night on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, but this morning, Gov. Tim Pawlenty put on a necktie and did a little breakfast-time jousting with "Good Morning America" host George St ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010
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    June 8, 2010

    BP's oil spill would cover a big chunk of Minnesota

    Via If It Was My HomeSome local context​How big is the oil spill unleashed by the blowout of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico? One way to get a handle on the size of the disaster is to put it in local context. We figured it out (after the jump) with the help of some cool and ea ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    BP oil spill, Bush's war: Top 10 Epic Bad Calls

    BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Keith Olbermann mocks Michele Bachmann on "commandeer" comment

    Michele Bachmann, she of "gangster government" fame, continues to draw national media mocking for insisting that President Barack Obama should have commandeered boats to combat the drill-baby-drill BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. First, Hardball weighed in. Now, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Michele Bachmann calls the U.S. Attorney General a "trial lawyer"

    Maybe time for a civics lesson?​Michele Bachmann invoked the Charge of the Light Brigade, and epic British military failure, as a rallying cry for teabagger victory against health care reform. She flubbed the history of the Slaughter Solution. She got net neutrality exactly backwards. No ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Michele Bachmann demands gangster president commandeer boats

    ​Rep. Michele Bachmann is happy to tar President Barack Obama as the anti-American leader of a gangster government. But evidently there are times when she's all in favor of a little gangster action -- such as Friday on the floor of the House of Representatives when she accused Obama of havin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Amy Klobuchar wants BP criminal probe after oil spill disaster

    Photo: uscgd8Deepwater Horizon burns and an environmental disaster looms​BP, the oil company staring down the maw of a vast environmental disaster after its Deep Horizon drilling rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, may have offered the federal government a bargeload of hogwash when it said it k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Jim Oberstar sets House hearings on BP's Deepwater Horizon debacle

    U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of Mexico​BP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Mitch Pearlstein bemoans Hennepin Avenue riff-raff

    How many young black kids can an old white guy take?

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Coen Brothers take on coal industry

    In the latest from our favorite local filmmakers, the Coen Brothers have created a funny spoof on the clean coal industry.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007

    1/15 Morning Communiqué

    Exxon Mobil halts funding of global warming detractors, syphilis cases skyrocket in China, pigs burn down a Serbian house, inside ... More >>

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    September 25, 2006

    9/25 Morning Communiqué

    Cities tap sunfish to test the water supply, turning off the emotional response to fear, Halliburton stock from 2003 to the present, take ... More >>

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    June 16, 2006

    6/16: Morning Communique

    Indy bank robber leaves ID at the scene, Veep's office possibly involved in Halliburton contract bids, Michael Madsen tries to save the 76 Ball, the iPod meets the TP dispenser, Jay-Z boycotts Cristal, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    May 11, 2006

    5/11: Morning Communique

    U.S. has lousy newborn mortality rate, Aussie sex workers can deduct sex toys on their taxes, U.K. still paying off WWII debt to U.S., photos from the World Mustache Championship, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    March 29, 2006

    3/29: Morning Communique

    Making meat in labs, married man sues eHarmony, Star Wars as an animated GIF, how to earn your first million starting at age 16, reunited Replacements, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    3/17: Morning Communique

    Reservoir of water ice discovered on Mars, Star Wars coming to TV in 2008, Halliburton provides questionable water to U.S. troops, the story behind Horshack's laugh, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    March 1, 2006

    3/1: Morning Communique

    Everyone gets to go to UC Berkeley, Ice Age blondes had more fun, Dubai firm in port deal boycotts Israel, musicians say no to Hummers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    January 23, 2006

    1/23: Morning Communique

    Caught by a caricature, public urination leniency, why nobody reads your blog, naughty Bert, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    December 23, 2005

    12/23: Morning Communique

    Venezuela gives Exxon an ultimatum, Mattel buckles under right-wing pressure, Reuters pictures of the year, Capt. Jack is back, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    December 21, 2005

    If gas cost $9 a gallon, would you take the bus?

    By Eliot Brown What's bad for SUV dealers is good for the light rail... and visa versa. High gas prices earlier this fall brought Metro Transit a welcome boost in popularity as more metro-area residents were leaving their cars parked at home and hopping on the bus or light rail. In September, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2005

    10/28: Morning Communique

    The NFL considers moving the Saints to LA, Exxon rakes it in, Canadian folkies try to halt the next Harry Potter movie, sexy messed-up teeth, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...

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    September 1, 2005

    Gas stations in Wisconsin and elsewhere running out

    Concerns about gas shortages have sent people all over the nation into the local Pump 'N' Munch to top off their tanks. Stations in Wisconsin, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Arizona are running out and have no idea when shipments are coming in. Gas prices jumped by more than 50 cents a gallon We ... More >>

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    August 3, 2005

    8/3: Morning Communique

    CITY PAGES BLOGS Steve Monaco has a little hint to assist you in this week's movie quiz at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS The National Rifle Association is urging its 4 million members to boycott ConocoPhillips gas stations and products because the oil giant is trying to block an Oklahoma law that allo ... More >>

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    July 29, 2005

    7/29: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf joined the Bush administration's war on terrorism and publicly turned against the Taliban immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. But Afghan officials allege that Taliban and allied fighters who fled to Pakistan after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanis ... More >>

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    July 11, 2005

    7/11: Morning Communique

    CITY PAGES BLOGS Bob Smith declares war on Minnesota state government over the cigarette tax at No Force No Fraud. A little cat photo-blogging and the amazing things you can do with Reddi-Whip at Pussy Ranch. THESE DAYS The U.S. military has hired Halliburton Co. for nearly $5 billion in new wor ... More >>

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    June 30, 2005

    6/30: Morning Communique

    [THESE DAYS] Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) told CNN on Wednesday that the "evidence is clear" that Iraq was involved in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Rory Mayberry, a former KBR (Halliburton) food manager at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, testified on videotape from Baghda ... More >>

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    March 16, 2005

    Next week in CP:
    Gore Vidal interview

    Here's an excerpt: What is the Republican party? Well, it used to be the party of the smalltown businessman, generally in the Middle West, generally sort of out of the mainstream. Very conservative. It now represents nothing but the gas and oil business. They own it. And the people who go to Congre ... More >>

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