Yesterday, the California-based Institute for College Access and Success released its seventh-annual state-by-state student debt report, and it turns out Minnesota is right near the top of the charts when it comes to average debt load for college grads.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic reco ... More >>
SEE ALSO: 50 Reasons Minnesota is the best state in AmericaUsing Google's auto-complete function, blogger Renee DiResta recently investigated which characterizations are most often associated with each state.She entered 'why is [insert state here] so' and took note of which term came up. For 18 stat ... More >>
Thank goodness it's National Hot Dog Day, because the mere thought of a hamburger is churning our stomachs.Minnesota-headquartered Cargill, Inc., which processes beef under Cargill Beef in Wichita, Kansas, announced yesterday a recall of nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef from a Pennsylvania plant ... More >>
Michele Bachmann did not get the miracle she was praying for in Iowa Tuesday night. With 99 percent of votes tallied in the Iowa caucus, Bachmann has officially finished in a distant sixth place, losing to every candidate but John Huntsman, who didn't even campaign for the event. Former Pennsylv ... More >>
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
Michele and Marcus Bachmann have a few things to say about those quitters.Michele Bachmann is not the slightest bit worried that her entire New Hampshire campaign staff quit, and then wrote a letter lambasting her senior campaign managers. Instead, Michele and her husband Marcus are vengeful, and ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is running for U.S. Postmaster General.Michele Bachmann, despite any scurrilous reports to the contrary, is very much interested in winning the New Hampshire primary.Though she'd prefer to go the easy way. If there's any way she could win in New Hampshire without leaving the stat ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is not aware that everyone is running away from her campaign.Michele Bachmann's New Hampshire campaign staffers all quit, despite Bachmann's curious attempt to deny this fact. Now, those same staffers -- the "Concord Five," perhaps? -- have released a bridge-torching letter confi ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Wait, come back! I'm going to win!Michele Bachmann's paid campaign staffers in New Hampshire just quit. And boom, as they say, goes the dynamite.The bad, bad news of exodus was broken first by New Hampshire political reporter James Pindell, and has since exploded on Politico. Ge ... More >>
Romney has three and a half times the support of Bachmann in New Hampshire.Take a deep breath, everyone. Michele Bachmann's wave of momentum seems to have crested, if not collapsed altogether. According to a just-released poll by the New Hampshire Journal, Ol' Crazy Eyes is running fourth in that ... More >>
Bachmann flunked history the last time she was in New Hampshire.It looks like Michele Bachmann is headed back to New Hampshire for a meeting with tea partiers to try and figure out if she might make a credible presidential candidate. Uh oh. The last time this happened she told two differen ... More >>
Bachmann fails history again.Someone go find the dunce cap. Michele Bachmann tackled American history again in public, and once again gave America good reason to laugh at Minnesota. She's already flubbed the history of the Founding Fathers and forgotten slavery. This time around, in a heav ... More >>
How far right does he have to go?Tim Pawlenty's a nice guy, according to New Hampshire GOP executive director Will Wrobleski. But is he presidential material? Not so much. Wrobleski says our former governor, who wants gays back in the closet and off the altar, opposes abortion, questions climate ... More >>
"Tom" Pawlenty spoke to New Hampshire Republicans.Tim Pawlenty has often said that name recognition is one of his main challenges when it comes to considering a White House run in 2012. Here's one way you can tell: CSPAN carried tape of T-Paw's speech last week to a group of New Hampshire GOP b ... More >>
T-Paw finds love in New Hampshire.Maybe Tim Pawlenty's media blitz is paying off after all. In New Hampshire, home of the first primary in the presidential race, just placed third in a GOP straw poll of possible White House contenders. He's behind Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, but ahead of Sara ... More >>
Dayton: Bachmann should concentrate her fire on Iowa and New Hampshire, and leave Minnesota alone.Rep. Michele Bachmann told us that God wanted her in Congress, but she just can't keep her fingers out of state politics -- especially when it might help raise her national profile. Today she de ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty? Who's that?For all his national political posturing, Tim Pawlenty is still light years away from even being considered a serious contender in the 2012 presidential race. A new poll indicates only 6 percent of Republican voters nationally want Pawlenty to be their candidate.
The real Italian StallionTim Pawlenty made another trip to New Hampshire over the weekend, putting in an appearance at a Republican picnic, laying the groundwork for his I-haven't-decided-whether-to-run presidential campaign. And he told a funny story: He's Rocky Balboa -- the Italian Stallio ... More >>
Just because he's launched political action committees in two key states in the presidential race -- Iowa and New Hampshire -- doesn't mean that Gov. Tim Pawlenty is actually setting his sites on the White House in 2012. No no no. Just thinking ahead, ya know? "We filed these committees no ... 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 >>
A CNN poll released yesterday shows Pawlenty's support dropping among Republicans. In a survey of 498 Republicans, only 2 percent said they were most likely to support Pawlenty. That's down from 5 percent in the CNN poll from late March, and it puts him in a tie for seventh place with Indiana ... More >>
We're going to avoid cliches here folks. We are not going to talk, for example, about the stiff competition.
The governor throws some red meat to New Hampshire Republlicans.
This may sound like something you've heard before. It's definitely something the U.S. Supreme Court has heard before.
A New Hampshire utility is harvesting energy from cocoa bean shells for use as a potential fuel source.
The neo-liberal creed: We're tired of feeling your pain.
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