By Cory Zurowski The marbled corridors of the Rayburn House Office Building are deserted at the moment, save for the tardy staffer bravely power-walking in masochistic heels. That wasn't the case five minutes ago. Then, the hallways of this four-story structure, home to U.S. representatives and t ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's star has certainly faded since the halcyon days of 2011, but nobody has ever questioned her ability to fundraise. So it's worth noting that yesterday, Bachmann sent an email to her supporters pleading with them to contribute to Stewart Mills's congressional campaign.See also:On Ev ... More >>
During his reelection campaign, Congressman Rick Nolan has sought to establish he's cool with guns.But after the photo at the top of his post hit Twitter yesterday, Nolan was criticized by a gun rights group for trying to be a little too cool.See also:Rep. Ron Erhardt allegedly said, "I'll blow your ... More >>
Judging by campaign media, Minnesota's 8th Congressional District is a key battleground for gun control. In a new campaign ad, Republican challenger Stewart Mills accuses his Rick Nolan, his DFL opponent, of having "no respect" for the Second Amendment and wearing "hunter's orange" when it's politi ... More >>
In recent days, a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has been slamming on Target for its in-store gun policy. (The group also sounded the alarm yesterday after news broke about a loaded gun being found in an unwrapped toy box in the toy aisle at a South Carolina Target.)Target' ... More >>
Journalist David Brauer was walking through the crop art exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday when he tweeted, "BREAKING: It appears partisan #cropart has been completely excised from #mnfair." SEE ALSO: Crop Art: 10 Awesome Examples
With so many mass shootings to pick from, you wouldn't think the National Rifle Association would need to make them up. But that's exactly what they did in their recently released 225-page school security plan.The plan calls for every school to have an armed police officers, security guards, or staf ... More >>
Last night, a bill calling for backgrounds checks on all firearm purchases in Minnesota died in a House committee, meaning any gun control legislation approved this legislative session will be watered down at best.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Tony Cornish says Jesus would pack heat if he were alive today Th ... More >>
Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, is the stanchest pro-gun legislator in the state, and today, nobody was more outspoken in opposition to a bill that would mandate universal background checks for guy buyers.SEE ALSO: Rep. Tony Cornish wore a semi-automatic rifle pin to today's gun control hearing [ ... More >>
This morning the legislature kicked off three days of gun control hearings, starring Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder.SEE ALSO: Minnesota lawmakers propose gun control legislation [VIDEO] Cornish has emerged as the legislature's staunchest gun rights advocate -- a title he wore proudly, literally, ... More >>
Despite what the Pine County Sheriff thinks, the latest Public Policy Polling survey of Minnesota voters indicates Minnesotans overwhelming favor an assault weapons ban.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota Republicans want Norm Coleman vs. Mark Dayton in 2014-- Minnesota Republicans want Michele Bachmann vs. Al Fr ... More >>
In the wake of the Newtown school shooting, Andy Parrish advocated for arming Minnesota teachers. Gun rights advocate Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, said days later he'd introduce legislation toward that end this session.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann's favorite gun is the Bushmaster AR-15 used in ... More >>
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In the wake of a tragedy, when is it appropriate to start talking about its political implications?SEE ALSO:-- Betty McCollum speaks out on Arizona shootings [VIDEO]-- Al Franken doesn't want mobile app companies to sell your location data without permission Unfortunately, that's a question electe ... More >>
Last night, President Obama traveled to Newtown, Connecticut, and gave a speech at a memorial service for the victims of Friday's school shooting.SEE ALSO:-- Al Franken didn't want to talk gun control on Friday; Betty McCollum did -- Andy Parrish's response to Newtown school shooting: Arm teachers H ... More >>
During an appearance on Jan Mickelson's radio show late last year, Michele Bachmann said her favorite gun is the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.SEE ALSO: Thomas Caffall, Texas A&M shooter, was a Michele Bachmann supporterThat's the same controversial high-capacity gun used by Adam Lanza to kill 20 child ... More >>
On October 16, a 20-year-old Concordia Moorhead student named Kate Engstrom and a friend approached Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson after he spoke on campus.SEE ALSO:-- Peterson apologizes for 9/11 truther comment-- Congress reconsiders rape redefinition bill supported by Peterson Engstrom, a membe ... More >>
Yesterday, with a mostly party-line 40-23 vote, the Minnesota Senate approved the controversial Defense of Dwelling and Person Act, a bill that broadens the rights of property owners to use deadly force. Since the House passed a version of the bill last year, the legislation should soon reach the ... More >>
At a news conference yesterday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Minnesota prosecutors "unanimously oppose" a bill that would broaden the rights of property owners to use deadly force. The Minneapolis and St. Paul police chiefs along with representatives of chiefs from around the state ... More >>
Robert M. Lee, gentleman millionaire.He owned the private jet winging its way from Reno to a Rochester hospital, so 83-year-old millionaire Robert M.Lee must have figured he could treat the paramedic flying with him like a piece of property too. "I can do whatever I want," he told the nurse, who ... More >>
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On a recent visit to Minnesota, Verlyn Klinkenborg was shocked by the proliferation of "Firearms Banned on These Premises" signs in the state. Such signs have been ubiquitious since the legislature passsed the Personal Protection Act--aka conceal carry--way back in 2003. But you have to live here (o ... More >>
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