Michele Bachmann's storied run in Congress is winding down, and to commemorate the end of an era, the Washington Post's Ben Terris followed her around the Sixth District for a day late last month.Even though we're quite familiar with Bachmann around these parts by now, Terris's exit profile of Minne ... More >>
Unless you've been on a vacation to Mars for the past week or so, you've undoubtedly heard about the controversy created by Phil Robertson, star of A&E's hit Duck Dynasty show, by anti-gay comments he made in a recent interview.SEE ALSO: Amid racism controversy, Target cutting ties with Paula De ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --A customer at the Hopkins Main Street Dairy Queen recently wrote to the company to commend Joey, an employee who did all he could to prevent a woman from stealing cash from a blind customer, then opened his own wallet to reimburse the man when his efforts to stop the woman prov ... More >>
At Minneapolis's Sixth Ward DFL precinct caucus in April, Abdi Warsame won the party's endorsement over incumbent City Council member Robert Lilligren.SEE ALSO: Glenn Beck blames federal investigation into Bachmann on Minnesota's Somali population [VIDEO] But Lilligren's campaign contested the resul ... More >>
John Piper, the recently retired pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, has made a cottage industry out of attributing natural disasters to God's vindictive will.SEE ALSO: Glenn Beck comes to Lizz Winstead's defense over Oklahoma tornado jokes For instance, in response to the 2004 Asian ... More >>
In the wake of President Obama's reelection, more than 500,000 people have signed official petitions filed with the White House asking for various states to be allowed to withdraw from the United States.Unsurprisingly, the state with the strongest secession movement is Texas -- more than 78,000 have ... More >>
America's latest gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
See Also:Prince's rumored St. Paul concert isn't happeningPrince announces five-show run in NYCPrince has decided to nail down an actual concert -- not in St. Paul, but Chicago. The announcement of a Welcome 2 Chicago show, his first in the area since 2004, came in Friday morning -- via Live Nation. ... More >>
SEE ALSO: -- Wade Michael Page, Wisconsin Sikh temple shooter: Image circulating [PHOTO]-- The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozensOn Monday, Thomas Caffall opened fire on an officer approaching his College Station, Texas house to serve an eviction notice ... More >>
Macalester President Brian Rosenberg is appalled by Rick Santorum. The liberal arts college bigwig has come out against the Republican presidential candidate despite the potential for alienating his conservative alumni. Rosenberg spends part of a recently-published essay ruminating on the responsib ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is here to warn you about Cuba, Hezbollah, and everything else.Michele Bachmann is plunging deeper and deeper into the informational abyss these days, pulling out whatever kind of fact-like thing she stumbles on and throwing it at her wide-eyed audiences, which grow smaller and l ... More >>
Target, now with less "Super."Target Corporation reported a 5 percent spike in retail sales in the month of August. No matter: Target stock is dropping today.Oh, no. This is it. George Soros bought all that Target stock, and now he's deliberately tanking the company, before he drags the rest of A ... More >>
Minneapolis singer-songwriter Kevin Steinman is abroad in Norway right now visiting family with his wife Ina. As the horrific Oslo attacks were taking place, Steinman was an hour away from the city, watching and waiting for the news as it all happened. We spoke to Kevin via email about his ex ... More >>
What do Dolly Parton and ABC's 1990 primetime lineup have in common?
In the latest issue of Time magazine, sex columnist Dan Savage calls on former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to record a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign.When the alt weekly sex columnist is asked who should record a public service spot against gay suicide, he named Pawlenty along with longt ... More >>
Don't know much about history.Fresh off doubling down with the birthers, history-challenged Rep. Michele Bachmann is now throwing in with the English-only crowd. Bachmann has co-sponsored a bill from Iowa Rep. Steve King, "To declare English as the official language of the United States, to ... More >>
weneedmichele.comRun, Michele, run!Michele Bachmann's inescapable media-grandstanding has been a constant throughout her political career. But if you've tracked her lately, you've probably noticed she's more omnipresent than ever, and you've heard the relentless drum of approaching thunder: ... More >>
Just the other day, Rep. Michele Bachmann single-handedly relocated the opening battle of the American Revolution from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. Journalists took note. Embarrassing headlines were written. Now Bachmann, who has previously funked the history of slavery, the Founding Fat ... More >>
Bachmann fails history again.Someone go find the dunce cap. Michele Bachmann tackled American history again in public, and once again gave America good reason to laugh at Minnesota. She's already flubbed the history of the Founding Fathers and forgotten slavery. This time around, in a heav ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann insisted over and over again on Sunday's Meet the Press and on Facebook that she was privy to a sinister plot by President Barack Obama to hide $105 billion worth of funding in the health care reform law. The story has about as much truth as the hogwash she peddled about t ... More >>
Michele Bachmann loses perspective."Meet The Press" host David Gregory tried to get Rep. Michele Bachmann to answer some basic questions on Sunday morning. She wouldn't. She ducked and weaved like a prize fighter as Gregory asked repeatedly whether she'd vote for shutting down the government ... More >>
Dottie MaeBachmann doesn't trust a lighting technology if it's less than 120 years old.They can have Michele Bachmann's incandescent light bulbs when they pry them from her cold dead fingers. The Tea Party receptacle doesn't want big government intruding into her sockets, and she's reintrodu ... More >>
Bachmann leads a shrinking Tea Party Caucus.So much for a movement sweeping through the halls of Congress: Since Michele Bachmann founded the House Tea Party Caucus last summer and declared herself Receptacle in Chief, it has actually lost members. The Hill reports that the caucus now has 50 ... More >>
Like this Mexican soldier, Bachmann will have deal with real gangstas.Rep. Michele Bachmann, who hid in the bushes from gays and lesbians in St. Paul, is now meeting with foreign leaders in the war against narcoterrorism. She's just back from undisclosed locations in Mexico and Colombia on ... More >>
Who's watching the books?For a budget hawk and a former tax pro, Rep. Michele Bachmann sure seems to have an issue with math. Maybe it's because she's got more money than she knows what to do with. The Federal Election Commission has informed her--again--that her year-end campaign finance repo ... More >>
Mother knows best.Rep. Michele Bachmann has voted to defund AmeriCorps, the popular community service organization that her son opted to join in 2009. Guess she showed him who's boss.
Ellison: Ignore the Muslim Brotherhood.Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has made a run for the border after three weeks of protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Egyptians have thrown off decades of autocratic, humiliating rule. The country seems poised for the advent of democracy. Good, ... More >>
Allen West: Constitutional principles for me, but not for thee.Muslim Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison just isn't American enough for Rep. Allen West. The Florida Republican told radio host Richard Peritz that Ellison is the "antithesis of the principles on which this country was established." Now, ... More >>
This week's coverOur cover story this week describes the varied schemes of Jason Meyer, a Rochester entrepreneur who bilked his clients out of money with promises of huge returns on lucrative investments--sometimes in gold mines.Recently, Meyer was raided by the FBI and the IRS, and he's up on ch ... More >>
Betty McCollum calls for an end to incendiary rhetoric in this video.Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) on Monday decried the kind of heated political rhetoric that some are blaming for the Arizona shootings. McCollum held office hours Monday for people to express their sympathy and support for ... More >>
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.
Michele Bachmann may not have, as Tarryl Clark put it, done @#%! for the 6th congressional district. But the incumbent Republican is now wallowing in so much money that it probably doesn't matter what Clark has to say.
Despite Michele Bachmann's paranoid ravings about ACORN workers sullying the 2010 Census, and her suggestion that we duck the count, Minnesotans turned out in enough numbers to ensure that we will likely hold on to all our congressional seats. But barely, according Election Data Resources, a ... More >>
Screwface PattonIf you don't recognize Patton Oswalt by name, you'll recognize him by his voice or face. The popular comedian nailed roles like Remy the rat in Pixar's Ratatouille and his unique mug is splashed all over Comedy Central like he's the sole breadwinner. Patton is returning to Minneap ... More >>
Photos by Alexa JonesBilly BraggSeptember 8, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterWednesday night proved to be the perfect time for Billy Bragg to come rolling through Minneapolis (when isn't it, really), with the political winds starting to blow fitfully, and frustration being felt by all classes of soci ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center, long known for tracking right wing extremist groups, has released a new report on the "Patriot" movement, and Michele Bachmann is prominently featured.The report lists 40 prominent men and women involved with the "Patriot" movement, anti-government militia-minded ... More >>
Lot's of hemming and hawing over KSTP AM1500 getting assimilated into the ESPN collective and rebranding as The SportsTalk Station.
Given his conspicuous presidential ambitions, today's chat was less a debriefing and more a stump speech.
Levitt: It's not about partisanship, it's about the truth
Our crazy Congresswoman hits the trifecta
Lynne Torgerson says she's big on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but not, evidently, when it comes to Muslims.
She wasn't elected vice president, she quit her job as Alaska's governor and fans treat her like a rock star.
Size matters at the "Superbowl of Freedom," and sometimes it's hard keep track of one's right wing rallies.
Minnesota corporation mistakenly sells "Illegal Alien" costume
Anti-immigrant groups are urging followers to buy the costume and wear it this Halloween to protest Target's decision.
Fox News has decided to let Bachmann have the floor on yet another one of their shows to scare people into thinking the government will use their Census data to create internment camps like they did to the Japanese during WWII.
Using embarrassing broken English shouldn't stop one Republican from loving another.