Yesterday morning, Fox News decided to check in with a local political expert for some analysis of the hot races here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.You might think they'd turn to a political science professor, or perhaps one of our esteemed political scribes. But no. They turned to Minnesota Majority' ... More >>
Laura Mulholland -- the Rochester racist whose backyard display features a bayonet-pierced empty chair hanging from a noose -- didn't have her picture published along with an online report about her anti-Obama views.SEE ALSO: Openly racist woman's anti-Obama display: Bayonet-stabbed chair hanging fr ... More >>
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Southeast Engine is an Ohio alt-country band that charges down the open highway pinned between grit and grace. Singer Adam Remnant's voice is one-of-a-kind in that it has an everyman's quality -- even if you're hard-pressed to find anyone who sounds quite like him. For those enraptured by the vocal ... More >>
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The Republicans we like the best are the ones we see and hear from the least, apparently.New polling released yesterday by Public Policy Polling reveals that "the most prominent Minnesota Republican with the best favorability numbers" is former Senator Norm Coleman, who we've barely heard from durin ... More >>
During a Wednesday interview with The Shark Tank, a Florida-based conservative blog, Michele Bachmann said that President Obama's recent effort to crack down on oil speculators is akin to "waving a tar baby in the air.""Tar baby" is a racially charged, controversial phrase that has gotten politician ... More >>
Minnesota is the lead headline on the Drudge Report today, which cheekily says Rick Santorum is looking for a "big win in Minn" at today's caucus.The report links to a story with better-than-expected poll numbers for Santorum, including a projected 33% to 24% lead over Romney in Minnesota.
With the Iowa Caucuses less than a week away, the 2012 Presidential campaign's preseason is not for long, and Michele Bachmann is far behind Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul in the polls. Republican candidates will begin to drop like punch-drunk boxers as the primary process moves from Iowa ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Consistently crazy. Michele Bachmann's campaign ads have continued to be a mind-boggling facet of this presidential race. A couple months ago, she released four minutes of what looked like a bad Power Point presentation that made us think her campaign was running on fumes. ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty: Thanks for the memories.Tim Pawlenty is not going to be president, and it's all his fault. Over the weekend, T-Paw's campaign ended, as it started, with a whimper. Since he officially declared his candidacy in March, Pawlenty's campaign for president has been a roller coaster ride - ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's got twice as many voters as Pawlenty... and a lot more money.Michele Bachmann has a narrow lead among Iowa Republicans heading into this weekend's Ames Straw Poll, according to Rasmussen Reports.Bachmann came in with 22 percent of Iowans, barely ahead of Mitt Romney's 21 percen ... More >>
Bachmann's in second, and gaining rapidly.Michele Bachmann is in second place to Mitt Romney in a new national Gallup poll.Bachmann trails Romney 27-18, and she's gaining on him rapidly. But the Bachmann campaign shouldn't start celebrating just yet. In a separate piece of the poll, when G ... More >>
Bachmann's ahead of Romney when Palin's not in the game.Oh, God, it's really happening. Michele Bachmann is the leading Republican presidential candidate, according to a poll released this morning by Public Policy Polling. Bachmann took a tiny lead -- 21 percent to 20 percent -- over Mitt R ... More >>
Pawlenty won't show off his excellent Twittering tomorrow.Crippling headaches won't keep Michele Bachmann from participating in the first-ever "Twitter debate" tomorrow. Tim Pawlenty, who feels no pain, will sit this one out, along with the Mormons -- Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstmaan -- and the cran ... More >>
Happy couple Bachmann and Palin campaigning together for cash last year.Whatever she's been doing in Iowa, it's paying off for Michele Bachmann, because she's now second only to Mitt Romney in the first Des Moines Register poll of 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls. That gives America's Craziest ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty faces the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty wanted to look like bona fide presidential material tonight on Fox News, facing down the likes of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in a GOP debate from South Carolina. But those folks are not showing up. Neither is Michele Bachmann, n ... More >>
A certain kind of dream ticket.Minnesota's two favorite maybe-probably presidential candidates aren't exactly tearing out of the gate. A poll last week showed Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann duking it out for last place among likely Republican presidential candidates. This week things are ev ... More >>
Obama, or Bachmann? No contest.A Humphrey Institute/MPR poll out this morning finds that President Barack Obama could struggle in Minnesota on Election Day 2012. Maybe. But Minnesotans sound pretty sure that he's a much better bet in the White House than, say, congresswoman Michele Bachmann ... More >>
Time to dock the boat and get serious in New HampshireIs our governor serious about the 2012 presidential race? If he is, he'd better make tracks to New Hampshire, where his poll numbers among likely Republican voters can't seem to climb out of the basement. The latest WMUR/University of Ne ... More >>
T-Paw explains why he came in fourth in Conservative Political Action Conference's straw poll.
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