Last Friday, Minnesota's current Governor and his three predecessors got together at the Capitol for a sendoff to Tony Policano, who worked as a security guard for all of them.SEE ALSO: Jon Stewart slams Jesse Ventura's gun control view on Daily Show [VIDEO] At one point, Policano posed for a shot w ... More >>
Last night, the school board in Spooner, Wisconsin, postponed a scheduled vote on whether to allow the Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club to hold its annual April gun show at Spooner Elementary School.SEE ALSO:-- Jon Stewart slams Jesse Ventura's gun control view on Daily Show [VIDEO] -- Minnesota law ... More >>
A loud critic of Tartan High School's not-to-be Porn Prom is eyeing a Minnesota GOP leadership spot. Marjorie Holsten, currently Senate District 34 Chairwoman, is one of a handful of candidates in the running for the next Republican Party of Minnesota state chair, Politics in Minnesota reports. ... More >>
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Pawlenty and Trump: Not so different.Tim Pawlenty has struggled to get attention for his presidential run with action movie promos and appearances with Jon Stewart. Meanwhile, Donald Trump merely pretends to run and is the talk of CNN. T-Paw just can't win! Perhaps the solution is for The T ... More >>
In Tim We Trust.For Tim Pawlenty, the hour of reckoning is near. He's signed innumerable copies of a book that hardly anyone's actually read. He's ground through countless speeches and hobnobbing sessions in New Hampshire, Iowa, and anywhere else teabaggers will have him. He's worked overtime t ... More >>
Ruth Adams, Accordion legend.Ruth Adams, the accordion player for Minneapolis's beloved World's Most Dangerous Polka Band, a mainstay at Nye's Polonaise Room, has died at age 79 of cancer. She started WMDPB in 1975, and quickly became a fixture at Nye's, where her love for the music drew in youn ... More >>
Republicans don't want anyone getting "Koch'd" again.Two Wisconsin Republicans insist up and down that their bill to outlaw prank phone calls has nothing to do with their governor being humiliated by a blogger posing as billionaire GOP financier David Koch.
Maybe Wisconsinites are embarrassed by Scott Walker's epic phone fail.Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives his big budget address today in Madison, where he's expected to defend not just trying to neuter public employee unions, but also slashing funding for public education and local ... More >>
Devoid of "actual content."Glenn Beck has been booted off the air by Madison radio station WTDY-AM because he slagged on the broadcaster's hometown, and because of a "lack of actual content." Beck usually occupied the 10 a.m. to noon slot at a station that features a lot of business coverage fro ... More >>
The rally starts at 4 p.m. Monday.More than 1,000 people turned out on Saturday in St. Paul to demonstrate solidarity with union workers in Madison, and now a march has been scheduled for 4 p.m. today in downtown Minneapolis. A rally will begin at 4 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Cen ... More >>
Walker's close to getting his wish.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one step closer to getting his union-busting bill, now that the GOP-controlled state Assembly snuck in an early-morning vote on the measure while Democrats were caught flat-footed. Now if only he could get those pesky state Senate ... More >>
Punk'dWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is dispatching state troopers again today in his never-ending effort to hunt down Senate Democrats. But elsewhere he's a laughing stock for having been punk'd into revealing his plans for trying to bust his state's public employee unions. "The 'damage cont ... More >>
Madison Police Chief Noble Wray.There's more bad news for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after his embarrassing conversation with a phone prankster posing as a billionaire Republican donor. Walker was caught in a very Nixonian moment admitting he'd thought about placing undercover troublemakers ... More >>
Mark Dayton supports unions in Wisconsin.Gov. Mark Dayton told about 1,000 pro-union demonstrators in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday that he'd block any attempt by Republican legislators to pass a union-busting bill similar to the one raising a ruckus in Wisconsin. That bill, being pushed by ... More >>
Did Ian Murphy break the law with his prank call to Scott Walker?Everyone is talking about the 20-minute phony phone call in which Scott Walker unwittingly reveals his master plan to a liberal newspaper editor posing as a conservative financier.The Buffalo Beast, an alternative weekly, posted the ... More >>
Whose side is she on?Rep. Michele Bachmann is appalled that President Barack Obama has sided with public employee unions in Wisconsin opposed to a union-busting bill being pushed by Gov. Scott Walker. And she complained today on Facebook that Obama ought to be more like Walker when it comes ... More >>
Bachmann: Not ready for prime time, according to her former chief of staff.Ron Carey is one of Rep. Michele Bachmann's former chiefs of staff. He's the former chairman of the Minnesota GOP. Now, as Bachmann gets ready to deliver an important speech this morning to conservatives in Washington, D.C ... More >>
Paul Ryan, right, figures Michele Bachmann helped him look serious.Tapped to give the official GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan should have had the nation's undivided attention. Instead, Michele Bachmann decided to freelance with her own Stat ... More >>
One man has the courage to make a blockbuster movie preview about himself.The magic of Hollywood knows no limit. It can even make Tim Pawlenty seem like a compelling figure for 90 seconds. The erstwhile governor of Minnesota is on a book tour, or running for president, or something, but no one h ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared on "The Daily Show" last week.Tim Pawlenty spent a week-long media blitz in support of his new book and presidential ambitions, chatting up everyone from Jon Stewart to Bryan Fischer. But it's hard to get the attention of the Republican base when you're facing off against a ... More >>
What could possibly go wrong?Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the pride of Waterloo, wants to be president. ABC News is out with a story today saying that she's soon going to huddle with GOP powerbrokers in the state of her birth about a potential White House run. Not that she or her staff ... More >>
"NOT the Whiteman's bitch" does "The Daily Show."Ieshuh Griffin's decision to brand herself "NOT the Whiteman's Bitch" as a part of her campaign strategy for Wisconsin Assembly managed to capture the attention of local and national media. But that was about it.
Ieshuh Griffin is "not the white man's bitch.Since Wisconsin won't let Ieshuh Griffin her put her campaign slogan, "NOT the white man's bitch," on the ballot in her run for a seat in the state Assembly, she's looking for other megaphones. Last night, John Oliver gave her one on "The Daily Sh ... More >>
"When your captain's crazy, it's time to find a new ship," a GOP congressman said of Bachmann last year.You'd think there'd be some rejoicing on Team Bachmann (and maybe there was) after she hauled in $1.7 million in campaign funds for the second quarter, and a new KSTP/SurbeyUSA poll showed ... More >>
Screen grab via GMATim Pawlenty talked politics on "Good Morning America"He got to mix wonk with wisecracks last night on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, but this morning, Gov. Tim Pawlenty put on a necktie and did a little breakfast-time jousting with "Good Morning America" host George St ... More >>
Who is J.A. McClure? Who is J.A. McClure? According to Amazon.com, he's the author of a freebie smooch for Gov. Tim Pawlenty. But the Star Tribune's been trying to track the guy down, and the the closest they've come is a phone number for an Applebee's restaurant in New Hampshire (where it so ... More >>
Minnesotans got over it a long time ago, but Tim Pawlenty keeps reminding us he's breaking up with us, that he's moving on, that he's got a whole nation to woo.Of course, before he can woo the country, our home-grown presidential hopeful has to overcome the problem that nobody knows who he is.
Remember the greatest moment in Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport history? Who doesn't?! In 2007, then-Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was arrested in the airport after soliciting sex in the men's bathroom with the infamous wide stance and foot tap. He pled guilty hoping it would make the in ... More >>
Palin endorses Emmer. Does it matter?She bailed out on her own first term as Alaska's governor, but Sarah Palin has become a full-blown Tea Party celebrity since then, and today she endorsed Tom Emmer in his race for the Minnesota GOP gubernatorial race from her Facebook page. "A patriotic ... 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 >>
Many sites are offering free, exclusive music in exchange for Haiti donations.
"Death panels" is voted the biggest crock of the year, far outpacing the district six congresswoman's offering.
The GOP congresswoman is a nominee for a reality-challenged rant on Sean Hannity's Fox News show.
A two-month-old vote on a bill to protect rape victims still ties Republican senators in knots.
The District 6 congresswoman gets to share the limelight with Sarah "Going Rogue" Palin.
That anti-health care reform rally on Nov. 5 keeps coming back to make a nuisance of itself.
Hannity does the best trick in the book: Reuse old video from an earlier rally that was much more successful. Unfortunately the footage is from different seasons.
Republicans were called "pro-rape" for voting against Franken's amendment, but what about the Department of Defense and the White House? They were against it too.
All other NYTimes journalists: pansies.
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