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    September 24, 2014

    Video of Steve McPherson's Daughter Reenacting Iverson's "Practice" Rant Goes Viral

    After breakfast Saturday, local freelance writer Steve McPherson had some spontaneous fun with his daughter Maggie.Little did he know the ensuing video would end up being praised by everyone from BuzzFeed to Herman Cain.See also:Tim Post's "Date Night" spoof is hilarious [VIDEO]

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    October 9, 2013

    Machete Kills is a B-movie worth buying

    Robert Rodriguez revisits Mexploitation in his latest sequel

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    June 12, 2013
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    March 19, 2012

    Minnesota's proportion of native-born residents decreasing, says census

    ​Minnesota is a little less Minnesotan that it used to be.Recent census data indicates that about 69 percent of state residents were born here, compared with 75 percent in 1980. Hennepin and Ramsey counties are two of the least Minnesotan areas of the state, with about 40 percent of residents in e ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Victoria Jackson: Tea Party princess

    From SNL to the rabid right of modern politics

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    December 28, 2011

    Politico: Pawlenty made one of worst political blunders of 2011

    ​Tim Pawlenty's ill-fated decision to pin the fortunes of his Presidential bid on the Ames straw poll was one of the top ten political blunders of this year, according to Alexander Burns of Politico."Pawlenty advisers now reflect with some frustration that if they had treated the Ames contest for ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011
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    December 5, 2011

    Sims kicks off Doomtree Blowout Week, 12/4/11

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Sims Blowout night with One Be Lo, Astronautalis, and Brother Ali December 4, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis For anyone else, seven nights in a row of one musical act would be over the top. When that act is the Doomtree crew, seven consecutive nights of the Twin Cities ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    5 worst rap songs of 2011

    ​Is it safe to say the hip-hop's current era of triumphantism is officially over? Does anyone really troll R&B/rap stations expecting to be challenged in any way? The answer to the first question is a resounding yes; the answer to the second is a booming no. There's no way around the fact that ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Michele Bachmann comes out in favor of torture

    David Gregory and Michele Bachmann on Meet the Press this weekend. ​Michele Bachmann longs for the good ol' days. You know, back when George W. Bush ran this country, and terms like "health care reform" and "stimulus package" were distant from our everyday vocabularies. Back when a man could ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Michele Bachmann named 50th hottest woman in politics by sexist men's mag

    Michele Bachmann: Hot?​Michele Bachmann was named the 50th hottest woman in politics by Complex magazine yesterday, joining a distinguished class of objectified politicians from around the globe. Sexist though the magazine's list is, Complex tries its best to offer salient political commentar ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Jesse Ventura wants to be a Mexican or president of the United States

    Jesse Ventura has two plans which seem to conflict with each other.​Jesse Ventura got his lawsuit against TSA pat-downs thrown out on jurisdictional grounds, and today Ventura held a press conference to vent his frustration with the  American legal system.So, now, of course, the former govern ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Michele Bachmann, other Republican candidates won't say the word "Minnesota"

    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 >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Rick Santorum and Bradlee Dean talked about gay sex last weekend

    Bradlee Dean, Rick Santorum: Track suit, empty suit.​Rick Santorum, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, announces that he's running for president every few days, waiting for someone to finally notice. With Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain (Herman Cain!) vacuuming all the oxygen from ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Minnesota might sell Zygi Wilf the Metrodome for $1

    The Metrodome is for sale: Can anyone lend Zygi a quarter?​In the hectic lead-up to the proposed special session that will or will not approve a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, all things are on the table. The latest proposal is no crazier than the other ones -- for example, gettin' in the ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    The Dead Milkmen's Joe Jack Talcum talks pizza, politics, 'Punk Rock Girl'

    ​The Dead Milkmen were a special band to many in the '80s. While there were those that gravitated toward underground punk music with an aggressive edge and political bent, there were some of us who weren't all too upset with our parents and didn't identify with the standard punk uniform of the ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Herman Cain's Metrodome moment

    WikipediaHerman Cain: This is the Metrodome!​Herman Cain is suddenly, remarkably ascendant in the Republican Party. That the Godfather's Pizza guy has shot to the top of the pop charts may say more about his competition -- including Michele, our belle -- than about Cain's own viability as the guy ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Ron Paul announces campaign event in St. Cloud

    Ron Paul is coming to Michele Bachmann's backyard, but not for a BBQ.​Ron Paul is making noise in the Republican presidential nomination game, at least compared to his previously inaudible runs for the White House.Paul is sitting fourth in the most recent Gallup Poll, just outside mainstreamers Mi ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Michele Bachmann is the least popular person in Florida

    Michele Bachmann didn't win the Florida Straw Poll... nor did she finish seventh.​Michele Bachmann shocked the political world with her win in the Ames Straw Poll, using her Iowa roots to seemingly wrest control of the race for the Republican presidential nomination from Mitt Romney. Since then, T ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Barack Obama has raised 15 times more from U.S. military than Michele Bachmann

    Michele Bachmann, Barack Obama: The military only gives money to one of these people.​Michele Bachmann loves the United States Military. Apparently, the military doesn't love her back.New data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that Barack Obama, whom Michele Bachmann has repeate ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Bachmann running fourth in New Hampshire

    Romney has three and a half times the support of Bachmann in New Hampshire.​Take a deep breath, everyone. Michele Bachmann's wave of momentum seems to have crested, if not collapsed altogether. According to a just-released poll by the New Hampshire Journal, Ol' Crazy Eyes is running fourth in that ... More >>

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    August 13, 2011

    Michele Bachmann wins Ames, Iowa straw poll

    Michele Bachmann in the White House just got one step closer to reality.​Michele Bachmann won today's straw poll in Ames, Iowa, edging out Ron Paul by just 150 votes as well as former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who finished in third.Bachmann's win grants her instant political legitimacy and ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's 5 most regrettable expenses

    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 >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Bachmann a hit at first-ever Twitter debate, asks "4 ur vote"

    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, saw Bachmann swimming in the shallow end of the Republican pool against Ne ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Keith Ellison: Herman Cain is a "religious bigot"

    Ellison thinks Cain might be "a sick individual."​Herman Cain is intolerant of Muslims, and Keith Ellison is intolerant of Herman Cain.In an interview with, Ellison said Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza now running for the Republican presidential nomination, is "trying to distin ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Bachmann to debate on Twitter, Pawlenty bows out

    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 >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Michele Bachmann "white baby" quote is fake

    Bachmann's quote blamed Obama for the Casey Anthony verdict​Michele Bachmann raised eyebrows last week with her comment blaming President Barack Obama for the Casey Anthony verdict. "Well, I've been visiting all the primary states, and I've been talking to people, and people all over the place a ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Bachmann leads Romney 25-21 in Iowa

    Bachmann and Pawlenty are running first and distant-third in Iowa.​Michelle Bachmann has a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in Iowa.Bachmann got 25 percent support from likely Iowa caucus goers in a late-June poll by the Iowa Republican. Mitt Romney finished second, with 21 percent support, and Tim Pa ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Bachmann surges into second place

    ​Michele Bachmann left Tim Pawlenty in the dust in the wake of the New Hampshire Republican debate on Monday, not among Republicans in the Granite State, but also nationally, if you believe the polls. She's vaulted into second place behind Mitt Romney in both cases.

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    June 15, 2011

    Keith Ellison says Herman Cain flunks Pledge of Allegiance

    Herman Cain wants loyalty oaths for Muslims.​Herman Cain tried to put a moderating gloss on his anti-Muslim paranoia the other night during the Republican presidential debate, but he's pretty up front about his bigotry. Any Muslim wanting to serve in a Cain administration would have to take a ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Bachmann keeps Elvis Christmas music on her iPod, and other CNN debate weirdness

    All seven Republicans, on the right.​The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Sonny Perdue, Joe "You Lie" Wilson join Team Pawlenty

    Perdue and Wilson: Happy Republicans in white shirts and blue ties.​While Michele Bachman's chief operative is calling Sarah Palin names, Tim Pawlenty keeps adding GOP marquee names to his roster. In a couple of moves that ought to endear him to southerners, he scooped up former Georgia Gov. ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann will debate in New Hampshire

    So friendly looking.​Will he call her a "pain in the ass" and threaten to "rip her lungs out" in person? Will she remember to look into the right camera and get her Revolutionary War history straight? Those questions and more may be answered when Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty show up fo ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Michele Bachmann says God's calling her to run. Republicans? Not so much

    God's given her the all-clear.​Michele Bachmann just spent the day in New Hampshire, glad handing around and attracting a bunch of reporters who treated her like a Sarah Palin stand in. Because right now, she's acting like a presidential candidate, as opposed to a biker chick. And she says Go ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Bachmann "all but in" presidential race now that Huckabee is out

    Michele Bachmann thinks the Huckster's given her an opening.​We still don't know if Michele Bachmann is smarter than a high school sophomore, but she's pretty much convinced herself that she's presidential material now that Fox News yakker Mike Huckabee has abandoned the 2012 presidential race ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty debates on Fox: What he said

    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 >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty calls out GOP presidential poseurs

    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 >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Keith Ellison isn't patriotic enough for Herman Cain

    Godfather's Pizza millionaire Herman Cain.​In pizza millionaire Herman Cain's world, all Muslims are anti-American Sharia freaks bent on forcing their religion down everyone's throats. And Cain, a Christian Republican who is toying with a presidential run, and who figures it's OK to force his ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Pawlenty will run for president or get off the pot in two weeks [UPDATE]

    It's make-your-mind-up time.​Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty second in Arizona tea party poll

    Matt VisionquestTim Pawlenty, tea party hero​All his threats about pushing gays back into the closet, shutting down the federal government, busting unions, and insulting the president seem to finally be paying off for Tim Pawlenty. He keynoted a steeped-in-tea confab over the weekend in Arizona c ... More >>

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    February 12, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann shellacked in CPAC poll

    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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    February 8, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty would rather defund the military than let gays in

    Sometimes being a hero means denying the American military the funding it needs to uphold the law.​The Don't Ask Don't Tell debate is over, but Tim Pawlenty seems to think that if he can revive it he might also be able to revive his so-far lifeless campaign to get Americans to remember his nam ... More >>