Mike Ciresi

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Ciresi: I would have totally beat Coleman in election

    Even the Democrats can't resist beating up Franken a little bit. It's jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Richest Minnesotans keep political campaigns rolling

    hubbardstan.jpg The richest Minnesotans have forked over more than $270,000 to national campaign during the 2008 election cycle.

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    June 6, 2008
  • News

    June 4, 2008

    Should students stand for Pledge of Allegiance?

    A school board in western Minnesota is split

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Ciresi, Over and Out

    "The memories and friendships forged are timeless," Mike Ciresi said in a statement released on his website announcing his departure from the U.S. Senate race. He's evi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    We're movin' on up

    Sen. Norm Coleman has inched up to the number five spot on Chris Cillizza's top-ten list of endangered senators. That's one spot higher than the previous ranking.

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    February 4, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions: 2/4

    Stay tuned to the site this morning. We're working on a breaking story that might come through today. In the meantime, tons of new blog posts and photos from over the weekend.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2008

    Nelson-Pallmeyer wins senate straw poll

    Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer beat out his two Democratic rivals in a straw poll conducted this aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    New Ads!

    Senate hopefuls "Big Al" Franken and Mike "Super Lawyer of the Year" Ciresi both have a pair of new TV ads. Come on in and take a look.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    We're movin' on up!

    WaPo wonk Chris Cillizza has bumped Sen. Norm Coleman up to sixth on Rasmussen poll: Sen. Coleman maintains slight edge

    A new Sen. Coleman's seat in serious jeopardy

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007
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    September 5, 2007

    War Torn

    As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.

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    August 15, 2007

    Stool Pigeons

    Did the feces of feathered fiends cause the I-35W bridge collapse?

  • News

    August 1, 2007

    Strip Tease

    Nudie-bar magnate denies U of M's come-hither fundraising

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Minnesotans currently prefer Coleman to Franken

    In a poll conducted by SurveyUSA of 639 registered votes, Minnesotans prefer Sen. Norm Coleman to challenger Al Franken, 57 percent to 35 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2005

    Red v. Blue: Dead heats in MN

    Minnesota, once unquestionably blue, recently red, is now simply shades of gray.

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    We Smoked 'Em

    Court of appeals agrees: City Pages can examine tobacco settlement records

  • News

    November 27, 2002

    Spank the Donkey

    Why We Should All Give Up on the Democrats: A Polemical Essay

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    January 2, 2002

    The Hunted Man Awards

    A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Twin Killing

    Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...

  • Books

    April 11, 2001

    Gold Rush

    Record profits from political ads have critics crying foul

  • News

    November 8, 2000

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Two years after picking billions of dollars out of Big Tobacco's pocket, state officials are still having trouble polishing their next trick: Figuring out how to spend it

  • News

    October 11, 2000
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    September 13, 2000

    Dirty Tricks

    Minnesota's Fair Campaign Practices Act was designed to ensure fair elections. Critics say it's unconstitutional.

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    August 30, 2000

    Invisible Man

    Jerry Janezich is staking his U.S. Senate campaign on a populist message and the DFL endorsement. But will any of that matter without TV ads?

  • News

    August 9, 2000

    The Candidate

    When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.

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    June 14, 2000
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    May 31, 2000

    Who Wants to be a Senator?

    Forget free trade with China, privatizing Social Security, and that pesky debate about campaign-finance reform. Here’s everything you really need to know about that gaggle of Minnesotans who are vying for a six-year stint in Washington.

  • Books

    April 19, 2000

    Butt Ugly

    Minnesota's deal with Big Tobacco was supposed to be worth $6 billion. But what if the golden goose lays an egg?