Joe Biden's unique way with words was on full display yesterday during the unofficial swearing-in of new Democratic North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp.SEE ALSO: Joe Biden's greatest YouTube momentsWhen a photographer told Heitkamp's husband to drop his hands to his side, Biden somehow thought this ... More >>
Surprise, we're all still here. While the Mayan calendar ended (without a bang or any fanfare, mind you) on Friday, we all went about our days as if it wasn't the end of days. From work to play and Facebook to Twitter, lots of people put their two cents in about the Armageddon-that-wasn't. An aval ... More >>
Many among us have heard the name Nate Silver a lot in recent weeks leading up to the U.S. Presidential Election. He's the number-cruncher who very closely predicted which state's Electoral College votes would go for Barack Obama and which would end up in Mitt Romney's paws. Googling "Nate Silver ma ... More >>
It's been a long, excruciating road, but election day is finally here. The only thing left to do is vote, which apparently really matters now, given recent polls show the gay marriage and voter I.D. amendments are suddenly nail biters. (Obama, on the other hand, still has a commanding lead in Min ... More >>
Voter ID has looked like a sure bet to be approved since it first became clear the amendment would be on this year's ballot -- until this weekend.MORE VOTER ID COVERAGE:-- Minnesota Majority wants you to follow buses leaving polling places on election day-- Majority of MN college students favor vote ... More >>
Bill Clinton was in town yesterday delivering a speech at the University of Minnesota, and during one notable passage he put Mitt Romney on blast for laughing about climate change during his RNC speech.SEE ALSO:-- Mitt Romney Glitter F-Bomb: Did he say "fuck," "faggot," or something else? [VIDEO]-- ... More >>
The first independent poll of the 2012 6th Congressional District campaign, conducted by SurveyUSA and released last week, contained bad news for Jim Graves and Democrats hoping to remove Rep. Michele Bachmann from power.SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann "likely to win re-election this year," according t ... More >>
Not pictured: The rest of America shaking its head in disbelief.Michele Bachmann thinks that black families were better off during slavery than they are now.The pledge from Iowa's conservative FAMiLY LEADER group that Bachmann signed yesterday is full of all kinds of wacky stuff -- Shariah law! P ... 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 >>
Why the glaring gap between pollsters?Talk about whiplash. Three polls this past week have given Democrat Mark Dayton a solid lead in the governor's race. But a KSTP/SurveyUSA poll released late yesterday shows Republican Tom Emmer within a single percentage point of his rival.
There may be more to Horner's newspaper endorsements than his qualifications.With the election only days away, Tom Horner's chance at moving into the Governor's Mansion are looking pretty slim. After all, leading political statistician Nate Silver gives Democrat Mark Dayton an 85% chance of vi ... More >>
Dayton leads Emmer: A pattern.With one exception in this year's governor's race, DFLer Mark Dayton has outperformed Republican Tom Emmer in every statewide opinion poll. Sometimes he's led by a single percentage point. Sometimes it's been by as much as nine. But the pattern is there, and it ... More >>
The minority Republicans are licking their wounds and figuring out what to do next.
Meanwhile, T-Paw's in Florida.
If you weren't teabagging someone yesterday, you're probably missing out on something that is sweeping the nation.
If you're still stuck on the 2008 elections high, we've got more details on each state's vote breakdown are coming out and painting some interesting pictures of our country's voting patterns and our excitement for racial equality.
We would all like to see the University of Minnesota shock the world and make us NCAA champions. Unfortunately the experts don't give us much of a chance.
Beer sales were down in fourth quarter. Or are we just drinking more PBR?
Now that the 2008 election is long over, he's bored with the Minnesota recount and he made an attempt to predict the Oscar winners, FiveThirtEight's Nate Silver is looking ahead to 2012 Republican presidential prospects.
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