Jim Oberstar

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Michele Bachmann "likely to win re-election this year," according to new independent polling

    A Jim Graves poll released last month portrayed his race against Michele Bachmann as a within-the-margin-of-error tossup. But new independent polling suggests the race isn't as close as it seemed in September. SEE ALSO:-- Jim Graves to Bradlee Dean: "Michele Bachmann is a wonderful person"-- Unfactc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    WCCO scrubs attack ad against Chip Cravaack [VIDEO]

    Last Friday, Chip Cravaack's campaign wrote to WCCO to complain about an attack ad that had been running during 'CCO's programming.Cravaack's campaign characterized the spot, paid for by the liberal House Majority PAC, as "a blatant attempt to defame Mr. Cravaack." That same day, 'CCO execs decided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Tom Horner's newspaper endorsements: The ghost in the machine

    There may be more to Horner's newspaper endorsements than his qualifications.​​With the election only days away, Tom Horner's chance at moving into the Governor's Mansion are looking pretty slim. After all, leading political statistician Nate Silver gives Democrat Mark Dayton an 85% chance of vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Michele Bachmann junkies at Minnesota Independent?

    Rep. Michele Bachmann​Eric Ostermeier at Smart Politics, the blog of the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, reports today that of roughly 900 articles published by the Minnesota Independent over the last six months, 20.1 percent of them focused on the ever controversial and out ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2009

    Bad week for Michele Bachmann

    Our crazy Congresswoman hits the trifecta

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Minnesota benefits in economic stimulus package

    The U.S. House passed the more than $800 billion stimulus package this week. So what will Minnesota get out of it?

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008
  • News

    August 15, 2007

    Who's to Blame?

    In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster

  • News

    February 8, 2006

    Donor Fatigue

    Is Norm Coleman truly tired of Washington lobbyists?

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Sugar Daddy No More

    Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers

  • News

    April 20, 2005

    How Northwest hijacked Minnesota

    Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    United They Sit

    Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?

  • News

    November 3, 1999

    Dirty Little Air War

    Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues

  • Books

    October 6, 1999

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Major-Party Status

    Local Libertarians gathered at Mystic Lake Casino to fine-tune their message, play the slots, and practice the Ransberger Pivot

  • News

    July 8, 1998


    Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.

  • News

    November 12, 1997

    Hush Job

    Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?