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]
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The U.S. government's sanctions against Iran are hitting home, as at least a dozen Iranian U of M students were recently informed that TCF Bank is closing their bank accounts.SEE ALSO:-- TCF Bank in trouble: Profits halve during fourth quarter-- Russia to ban American adoptions; Minnesota has most o ... More >>
The average gas price in the Twin Cities as of Monday was $3.27 per-gallon -- 19 cents more than a year ago and 8 cents more than just a week ago. Who or what's to blame for this new-found pain at the pump? Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com, says we should pin the blame ... More >>
Shane Bauer, left, Josh Fattal: Back home, and speaking out.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have returned to the United States, and begun describing their two-plus-year ordeal in Iran as accused, convicted, and imprisoned "spies." The two Americans had to go on hunger strikes just to receive letters ... More >>
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, magnanimous bastard, says he'll release the two Americans.Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the slithering president of Iran, has made a promise to America -- and one of its most devoted mothers.Ahmaedinejad told the Washington Post he'll release Minnesota native Shane Bauer and Josh Fatt ... More >>
Shane Bauer is from Onamia. His mother lives in Pine City.It's been a long journey for Shane Bauer from Onamia to Tehran, but that's where he stands trial Wednesday on spy charges.
One of three Americans arrested two years ago while hiking in the mountains of Kurdistan on the Iranian border, ... More >>
Shane Bauer, above, and Josh Fattal are due to stand trial as spies in February.Minnesota native and freelance journalist Shane Bauer, along with friend Josh Fattal, have now been held captive in Iran longer than the American embassy hostages.
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Shane Bauer goes on trial in November.Amid the massive dump of secret Iraq war documents at WikiLeaks: Support for an earlier report that Minnesota native Shane Bauer and two other American friends were hiking on Iraqi territory when they were seized by Iranian border guards in July 2009.
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Iranian authorities allowed three imprisoned Americans to visit with their mothers, but turned a deaf ear to pleas for their releaseThe mothers of three Americans imprisoned in Iran are heading home today empty-handed, their pleas for the release of their children failing to move authorities ... More >>
Screengrab via BBCThe imprisoned hikers are reunited with their mothersTen months after her son, Shane Bauer, and two other American hiking friends were tossed in an Iranian prison for illegally crossing the border with Iraq, Cindy Hickey threw her arms around him in an emotional downtown Teh ... More >>
Photo: shanebauer.netShane BauerPine City's Cindy Hickey, the mother of imprisoned freelance journalist Shane Bauer, will join the mothers of two other detainees on a flight to Iran either today or tomorrow to try and win their release. The three were issued visas last week.
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There was a flurry of press coverage and official U.S. government statements following Friday's news that Swiss diplomats were able to visit Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal in their Iranian prison cells recently. The latest concern: Bauer has a stomach ailment and Shourd has a serio ... More >>