-- Updates at bottom --This session, a bill to strip legislators of their immunity from most non-felony arrests stalled in the Senate amid disagreement over whether new legislation was really needed in order to make state senators and representatives subject to DWIs.Today, outgoing Secretary of Stat ... More >>
In recent weeks, three different well-connected Minnesota Republicans have gotten in touch to pass along the same tip. (They asked their names be kept off the record.)SEE ALSO: Stewart Mills, GOP congressional candidate, hits a beer bong [PHOTOS] The tipsters told us this: MNGOP secretary of state c ... More >>
If you had any doubt that ousting Michele Bachmann from the Intelligence Committee should be a no-brainer, check out this video.FROM LAST WEEK: Jim Graves will run again next year, setting up rematch with Bachmann [UPDATE] Bachmann, who remains on the committee despite a recent 200,000-person petiti ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Mark Ritchie's amendment title: "Limiting the status of marriage to opposite sex couples"In a 4-2 ruling published this afternoon, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie does not have the authority to determine the names of constitutional amendment places on ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can someone help me find my office?"Michele Bachmann used to be a United States Congresslady, at least that's what her official presidential biography claims. In fact, if you invoke the ancient rules of the House of Representatives, Bachmann is technical ... More >>
That Nicole Salazar videotaped her arrest is both fortunate and unfortunate.It's fortunate because that same tape just helped Salazar, a producer for the Democracy Now! news show, and two other journalists win a settlement in their lawsuit against the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for bad po ... More >>
Mortenson's original best seller.Greg Mortenson, the mountaineer turned best-selling author and "Three Cups of Tea" do-gooder in Afghanistan, is in more trouble this morning. Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says he's looking into allegations that the Minnesota native may have illegal ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Secretary of StateSome challenges are frivolous. Some aren't.Jockeying between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer in the governor's race recount doesn't look like it's going to change Dayton's margin of victory, at least not right now. But we got to wondering some some of these challenged ballots look ... More >>
So Barack Obama goes to the G-20 summit, like U.S. presidents have done every year since 1999, and have done with the G-8 since 1976. By its own estimate, its members currently represent about "90 per cent of global gross national product, 80 per cent of world trade as well as two-thirds of t ... More >>
... And Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Fox News in general, bullshitters all. The gleeful evisceration of Bachmann and Palin comes five minutes into the video clip below, as they invoke the name of Ronald Reagan during their Minneapolis love-fest to smear Obama for being a pie- ... More >>
Roxana Saberi grew up in Fargo and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead. She hasn't been heard from since Feb. 10 when she called her father in Fargo to tell him she was detained in Iran.
Franken hopes to be seated provisionally while the court battle continues.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released an attack ad against Al Franken, who was publicly critical of the organiz ... More >>
Former Republican Governor Carlson believes incumbent Republican Auditor Pat Anderson has "lost" the independence of the office. A similar charge was levied yesterday by another retired official against Republican Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer.
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
Pork, sugar, and other political commodities With theories on free trade and protectionism spanning the ideological spectrum (and creating some of the strangest political bedfellows in history), it's a pretty sure bet no member of Congress relishes an upcoming vote on a trade pact. Especially not ... More >>
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
The Norman Conquest A feisty and more colorful brand of politics invaded the U.S. Senate chambers yesterday as British M.P. George Galloway sat before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee investigating the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, chaired by Norm Coleman. Coleman ... More >>
Minneapolis attorney's argument has Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court, & Condoleeza Rice sparring Last summer, City Pages published an interview with local lawyer Sandra Babcock, who had successfully argued to the World Court that the United States was executing foreign convicts in a manner that viola ... More >>
The release of the Volker report today, largely exonerating Kofi Annan from wrongdoing in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, would seem an embarassment for Norm Coleman. After all, Minnesota's junior senator, who chairs the permanent subcommittee on investigations, has been pompously calling for the U. ... More >>
'The Yes Men' erects a golden phallus for free trade
Local attorney Sandra Babcock recently won a major international court decision
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Reporters, police, and protesters dream Seattle's nightmare
The Minneapolis Police Department wants to make wearing a gas mask
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Bill Clinton's Indonesian connection brought him campaign cash in exchange for influence--and continued inaction on the country's notorious human rights abuses.
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