We don't often give Michele Bachmann props (though this isn't the first time) but we do like to dole out credit when it's due.That said, at the recent Values Voter Summit -- you know, the same one where she gave this speech -- Bachmann had some surprisingly shrewd things to say about gay marriage an ... More >>
Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen, along with 15 of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been singled out by the Huffington Post for taking the "Ice Bucket Challenge" this summer to raise money for ALS research despite voting to cut government funding for that same sort of resear ... More >>
On Friday, Steven Miles, a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota who we've previously written about because of his work on U.S. abuses in Iraqi prisons (among other issues), sent us correspondence he recently had with the the Seward Co-op regarding its decision to continue selling products from ... More >>
Earlier this year, HBO's Bill Maher launched a new website known as "Flip A District," where viewers could ponder the worst U.S. representative. The hope being that bad publicity would oust one poor bastard from power in the next election. For months, the votes poured in through Twitter, and on Fr ... More >>
Judging by campaign media, Minnesota's 8th Congressional District is a key battleground for gun control. In a new campaign ad, Republican challenger Stewart Mills accuses his Rick Nolan, his DFL opponent, of having "no respect" for the Second Amendment and wearing "hunter's orange" when it's politi ... More >>
Higher costs and worse service loom on the horizon
America's last movie star sealed his fate on Oprah's couch
Daniella Martin's life revolves around bugs. She eats bugs, raises bugs, writes about bugs for the Huffington Post, and just released Edible -- a book dedicated to the benefits of bug consumption -- in February. She also inspired an episode of The Simpsons, regularly blogs about bug-eating adventure ... More >>
About 10 days ago, Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, drew attention from national media outlets ranging from SporsCenter to the Huffington Post for a tweet insinuating that your typical NBA player is a street criminal.THE BACKSTORY: MNGOP Rep. Garofalo savaged for tweet linking NBA players to street ... More >>
So if your HBO Go didn't crash Sunday night and you weren't watching Cosmos, then you obviously watched the season finale of the hit series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Not only has this groundbreaking series kept McConaughey on a actors roll and brought Woo ... More >>
During a Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy hearing about income equality on Wednesday, Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, argued that achieving greater income equality by increasing taxes on the rich wouldn't make Minnesota a better place.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. David Hann says there w ... More >>
Unlike a certain other website his administration has created -- *coughObamacarecough* -- the Obama administration's 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey one works great!Visitors to the site are asked to choose between Caramel or Popcorn -- two Minnesota-raised turkeys who are the finalists to become t ... More >>
Finally, a travel list for the underprivileged. Well, sort of. HuffPo has included Minneapolis on its list of "20 Awesome U.S. Cities You Need To Visit In Your 20s" with an emphasis, of course, on "the cash-strapped, adventure-seeking, microbrewed-beer loving, locavore millennial." SEE ALSO: Playboy ... More >>
As we told you about earlier today, a new book by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann -- Double Down: Game Change 2012 -- contains some discussion of Michele Bachmann's meteoric rise and fall during her presidential campaign.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann is so full of baloney, the Associated P ... More >>
Another month, another study telling us what a fine job we do taking care of our bodies.This one comes courtesy of the American Physical Therapy Association and Huff/Post50, which named the Twin Cities the second healthiest metro for baby boomers. SEE ALSO: MSP among America's "happiest, healthiest" ... More >>
In case you haven't caught the drift from our first 216 posts along these lines, here's some news for ya: Relatively speaking, Twin Citians are healthy.SEE ALSO: Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor The latest evidence on this score comes from th ... More >>
Yesterday, janitors who clean Target stores announced a two-day strike motivated by what they regard as inadequate pay and benefits, especially in comparison with what janitors who clean Target's corporate headquarters receive.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. Paul Walmart: "If I lose my job it d ... More >>
Just in time for the greatest beer-drinking season of them all (summer, duh), Travel Leisure have released their rankings of the best beer cities in the country. See also: Top 5 brewpubs in the Twin Cities Minneapolis among top 10 cities for drinking craft beer
Just a week after apologizing for labeling a plus-size dress as "Manatee Gray", Target is again scrambling to relabel a regrettably named product.SEE ALSO: Ryan Braun's steroid suspension overturned because pee collector thought FedEx was closed This time, it's about the line of "Orina" sandals avai ... More >>
Joe Biden's unique way with words was on full display yesterday during the unofficial swearing-in of new Democratic North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp.SEE ALSO: Joe Biden's greatest YouTube momentsWhen a photographer told Heitkamp's husband to drop his hands to his side, Biden somehow thought this ... More >>
When he signed an executive order calling for an end to a longstanding pay freeze for members of Congress and other federal employees last Thursday, President Obama essentially offered Michele Bachmann a $900-a-year raise. But Bachmann and a majority of her colleagues in the GOP-controlled House wan ... More >>
When is being totally sexy a bad thing? When it costs you your job, that's when.Last Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that Fort Dodge dentist James Knight was within his rights when he fired a female dental assistant he viewed as an "irresistible attraction."SEE ALSO:-- Thomas LaBlanc convicted ... More >>
Months shy of his graduation from West Point, Blake Page is quitting the academy and heading back to Minnesota to protest alleged discrimination against non-religious members of the military. SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota less religious than 30 years ago, but still one of the most religious states-- 21-year ... 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 >>
An amazing image of an owl hoisting an unfortunate kitty cat into the air is circulating around the U.K. media... on National Cat Day, of all times.SEE ALSO:-- Kaydi Hooey, 13, concussed by deer hit and run during soccer practice-- Raccoon becomes part of road as striping crew paints over Duluth-are ... More >>
Both the U of M Twin Cities and Carleton College crack the top 25 in a new list of the country's most LGBT-friendly colleges, put together by the Campus Pride Index.
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 >>
Bald is beautiful. At least here in Minneapolis, apparently.A new study by OurTime.com, an online dating site for singles aged 50-plus, ranked the top 10 cities where bald men have the most dating success with women, and Minneapolis came in fourth, according to the Huffington Post.The Huff Post cite ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann, Profiles in Courage: She runs away from, lies to CNN reporter [VIDEO]-- John McCain blasts Bachmann for 'sinister, degrading' Muslim Brotherhood fear-mongering [VIDEO]-- Bachmann's source for Muslim Brotherhood claim reportedly man Grover Norquist called a 'sick bigot' ... More >>
The controversial plan to demolish Peavey Plaza was voted down by the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Tuesday. Peavey, a park plaza located next to Orchestra Hall on Nicollet Avenue, was designed by urban landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg in the 1970s. Though not officially designa ... More >>
We really don't know what to think about this, so we'll just put it out there: According to Forbes, The Onion is Minnesota's most influential news site.Minnesota is one of three states to hold that... distinction, the other two being Wisconsin and New Mexico. Nationally, USA Today is the most inf ... More >>
Since 2006, Todd Zuniga has been holding Literary Death Matches across the world. The event promotes local talent by giving them an opportunity to perform in a rollicking night of trouble-making. This Thursday, Zuniga will hold his sixth Twin Cities Death Match at the Nomad World Pub. During the ... More >>
For the purposes of party menu-planning, it's a good thing that so many of this year's Best Picture nominees are set in food-centric locales, from The Descendants in Kaua'i to Midnight in Paris in, well, Paris, obviously. The Hot Dish is bringing you some of our favorite foods inspired by this ye ... More >>
The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>
City PagesWhy choose only one flavor?No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, we can all thank Ronald Reagan for declaring July National Ice Cream Month. Just when you thought your summer holiday festivities ended in a sparkly explosion, now comes along the perfect occasion to beat th ... More >>
We fact checked Bachmann and the story spread across the blogosphere, made it in some major political publications, and was picked up by the Associated Press. We're all Bachmann crazy.
Ellison was detained for about three hours before being released on $100 bail after the planned arrest.
Fox Nation imagines Franken as a pathetic furry rabbit.
Just wait. Someday she'll catch the golden snitch. Then we'll all be screwed.
Looks like Al Franken could fillibuster-proof the Democratic majority in the Senate if he emerges victorious from the election court case -- and if a little strategy play by President Obama works out.
In response to Norm Coleman's suit filed this weekend at the state Supreme Court, Al Franken's campaign says this is just another a ... More >>
The community is calling autism the "Minnesota Disease" and it's gaining national attention as a potential example of gene ... More >>
Two sources aware of Minnesota ad buys said the National Republican Congressional Committee is pulling its media purchases from Bachmann's rac ... More >>
Christian U wants to fire divorced employees, Georgian man sentenced to life in POTUS attack, the world famous asphalt museum, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
This week's City Pages cover story, The Scandal That Could Eat Bush's Brain, about the Karl Rove/Valerie Plame affair, has already been posted for your wonky pleasure. CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman has a new Pizza Car guiding him through the Streets of Pizza. Jack Sparks sings the praises of Drag th ... More >>