This week, in a rare unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement agencies must obtain a warrant before searching cell phones.The ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, says that just because smartphones now allow people to carry vast quantities of their personal inf ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Rep. Ryan Winkler says he thought "Uncle Tom" meant "turncoat"Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, got himself in hot water for a racially insensitive tweet about today's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that a key section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional.SEE ALSO: DFL ... More >>
The Atlantic magazine has included St. Paul minister Oliver White in its annual list of 21 "Brave Thinkers."The list spotlights prominent people who have risked their "reputations, fortunes and lives in pursuit of big ideas."White, who spoke out in favor of gay rights, appears in the November-issue ... More >>
This morning, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare's so-called individual mandate is constitutional. Perhaps the big surprise was that Chief Justice John Roberts unexpectedly sided with the court's liberals.You probably already know that, but the information may co ... More >>
Cops will have to ask brown people for their papers
Image Via YouTubeAl Franken does the honors during Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation vote.Solicitor General Elena Kagan was confirmed for the Supreme Court this afternoon and Minnesota freshman Sen. Al Franken gaveled the vote to a close by declaring "the nomination is confirmed." The vote wa ... More >>
The U.S. Senate today confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. Our very own Sen. Al Franken presided over the vote.
A little-noticed movement led to a law that bans abortion in South Dakota. How it will play out nationally?
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CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizza Man gets into a car chase with a customer that doesn't want to pay, on the Streets of Pizza. THESE DAYS Capitol Hill Blue publisher Doug Thompson claims high-level White House aides are describing President Bush as an angry, obscenity-spouting man who berates staff, unleash ... More >>
THESE DAYS Zell Miller said Wednesday he has paid $156,668 to the state of Georgia to resolve questions about money he kept from an entertainment allowance he received when he was governor. A Ugandan member of parliament has pledged to reward girls for their chastity by paying their university fee ... More >>
Before Coleen Rowley, another whistleblower rose from the ranks of the Minneapolis FBI division. Retired agent Jane Turner talks at length for the first time about the Bureau's good old boy management culture--and how it goes about silencing its internal