Photo via WikipediaJacob Wetterling, as he appeared as a childAfter more that 20 years, Minnesotans still snap to attention over any reminder of the sad and tragic disappearance of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling. It happened again last night as news broke that investigators had returned to the ... More >>
Many fell and few are likely to rise again
Election Leftovers 2006: outtakes from an evening of politico galas
Five or six things about last week's winners and losers
As the GOP suffered the death of a thousand cuts last Tuesday, CP staffers captured scenes from the victory party that (mostly) wasn't
Video blogger Chuck Olsen turns the tables on City Pages, quizzes GOP consultant and MDE blogger Michael Brodkorb, and captures a few moments with Mark Kennedy and Norm Coleman.
Minnesota's senior-senator-to-be explains the junior senator that never was
A quick spin around the election-day offerings of some of the area's political blogs: The last four (count 'em, four) posts at Minnesota Democrats Exposed all concern the alleged theft of GOP challenger John Tomczak's lawn signs by the husband of incumbent DFL state Rep. Denise Dittrich (Champlin/ ... More >>
While the media churns itself into butter covering John Kerry's botched joke, a guy who is actually on the ballot statewide in Minnesota said yesterday that American troops should come home from Iraq only "after the terrorists can't win."
Ad guru behind the Harold Ford and Max Cleland attack ads also did media for Kennedy.
Klobuchar 50 Kennedy 43 Hatch 45 Pawlenty 45
Congressional Quarterly has changed its assesment of the Minnesota Senate race between Rep. Mark Kennedy and Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar. After weeks of polls showing Klobuchar with a commanding lead--with the margin ranging from 7 points to 16--the influential beltway publication now ass ... More >>
Last week the liberal blogosphere criticized Minnesotademocratsexposed.com operator Michael Brodkorb for being paid by the Senate campaign of Mark Kennedy ($4583 per month) and the House campaign of Michele Bachmann (a one-time amount of $5500)while continuing to promote their candidacies and his su ... More >>
Republican hit man is paid handsomely for time spent away from his blog.
As U.S. Senator, Grams actually approved of Clinton going after bin Laden in 1998, but blunted that support with direct reference to movie "Wag the Dog."
Sunday's edition of the Newspaper of Record checks out Bachmann v. Wetterling
With elections less than two months away, the season of absurd political spin--not to mention the season of the unseemly smear job--has once again hit high gear. For the most part, the autumnal whoppers that pass from the lips of the political operatives don't deserve serious comment.
Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?
So far in the 2006 election cycle, residents in Zip code 55405 have contributed $317,371 to congressional candidates and the soft-money funds that support them.
Congressional Quarterly is now saying there's "no clear favorite" in Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District race between Republican Michele Bachman and Democrat Patty Wetterling. Previously the influential inside-the-beltway publication had pegged the district as "leans Republican."
Married people no happier than singles, radiation treatments could set off security alarms, the "worst uniform ever" contest winners, internet celebrities sing for net neutrality, the Monday Movie Quiz, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
In her role as Hennepin County attorney, Amy Klobuchar has probably alienated a good number of youthful offenders. That's the fate of any prosecutor. But if you believe the results of the Star Tribune's latest Minnesota Poll, Klobuchar's problems with the younger demographic run much deeper than tha ... More >>
Idaho man checks "Joy of Gay Sex" out of the library for the sake of the kids, a Japanese boy burns down his home over a bad score on an English test, cats that look like Hitler, remembering Photoshop version 1, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Qwest defends its customers; Kennedy defends Bush.
The POTUS recently came to town to raise money for Mark Kennedy. The event was notable for one reason: It paired the two politicians most unpopular with Minnesotans.
Minnesota, once unquestionably blue, recently red, is now simply shades of gray.
THESE DAYS Senator Norm Coleman has submitted a statement into the Congressional Record denouncing a final report issued by the United Nations' Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) suggesting that the U.N. assume global governance of the Internet. Raw Story has a piece on a forthcoming Vani ... More >>
CITY PAGES BLOGS Steve Monaco has this week's movie quiz, as well as last week's winners, at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS Outspoken Catholic Cardinal Rosalio Castillo took his war of words with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to a new level in an interview published Sunday, calling him "a paranoid d ... More >>
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
Sent: Fri 6/24/2005 9:51 AM To: Phil Singer Subject: KENNEDY CAN'T HIDE HIS RECORD OF JEOPARDIZING SOCIAL SECURITY KENNEDY CAN?T HIDE HIS RECORD OF JEOPARDIZING SOCIAL SECURITY What a difference a day makes! Yesterday, Mark Kennedy had the audacity to speak of the importance of protecting Social S ... More >>
Mark Kennedy's at it again. And this time he's "saving the environment!" For two weeks in a row now, Rep. Mark Kennedy takes the top spot as the biggest hypocrite in Minnesota politics. As we reported last week, Kennedy urged Minnesotans to support breast-cancer research and funding while he voted a ... More >>
Senatorial hopeful takes gutsy stand in favor of mall-walking fundraiser
Mark Kennedy fails to put on a good face in the race to cure breast cancer Minnesota congressman Mark Kennedy is talking out of one side of his mouth while shoving his foot in the other. Last week, the Republican representative from Watertown posted a plea in his online "Weekly Column" encouraging M ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar makes it official; Dems' trail of tears gets muddier Over the weekend, Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar became the first Democrat officially running for the US Senate seat Mark Dayton will vacate next year. The party's money people are already anointing her candidacy with their ... More >>
Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
Michele Bachmann heads an all-star cast of GOP Christian flat-earthers in the Sixth District
How personal tragedy made a politician of Patty Wetterling
Faith versus meat-and-potatoes politics in the city council race to replace Joe Biernat
Paying for Dick Cheney to stump for local GOP