We may disagree about corn dogs versus pronto pups, where to find the best cheese curds, and which political candidate deserves our vote, but most Minnesotans agree that there are two kinds of people: State Fair People and everyone else. Drop off an entry for a State Fair competition and it is a saf ... More >>
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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 >>
Tim Pawlenty: Can you spare a dime? Tim Pawlenty is broke. Or at least, that's what everyone's thinking, now that he's decided to stop running his majestic campaign ads on Iowa TV stations in the run up to the August 13, Ames Straw Poll. Winning voters on just radio ads and on foot is a gre ... More >>
Bachmann has mastered the hashtag.Michele Bachmann did well at the first-ever Twitter debate, using a bit of Twitter savvy to outshine several second-tier candidates.The debate, sponsored by conservative site Townhall.com, saw Bachmann swimming in the shallow end of the Republican pool against Ne ... More >>
Pawlenty won't show off his excellent Twittering tomorrow.Crippling headaches won't keep Michele Bachmann from participating in the first-ever "Twitter debate" tomorrow. Tim Pawlenty, who feels no pain, will sit this one out, along with the Mormons -- Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstmaan -- and the cran ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty faces the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty wanted to look like bona fide presidential material tonight on Fox News, facing down the likes of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in a GOP debate from South Carolina. But those folks are not showing up. Neither is Michele Bachmann, n ... More >>
Bachmann and Pawlenty get no love at CPAC.Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty made a lot of media noise at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the event's presidential straw poll -- both Minnesotans slipped and fell i ... More >>
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