The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>
Attention, one percenters -- Mitt Romney will be in Eagan tomorrow.The GOP presidential frontrunner will appear in the St. Paul suburb Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the headquarters of the Freightmasters trucking company. If that isn't enough to get you excited, perhaps this will -- Romney will be ... More >>
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a new song dedicated to him with a message he probably won't approve. "Willard Mitt Romney Song" by Minneapolis electro-hop act the Sicko Pervs arrived over the weekend -- just as the former Massachusetts governor heads into a heated Republican pr ... 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 >>
Michele Bachmann won't talk about us. Is it something we said?Michele Bachmann will never forget where she came from. Wait, she's from Iowa, right?A new analysis of the last handful of Republican debates shows that certain states keep coming up as a topic of conversation. Among the nine major Rep ... More >>
There' video out now of U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen getting glitter-bombed at the Midwest Leadership Conference in Bloomington. Paulsen stands at the podium in the clip when a young man runs up with what appears to be a tube full of glitter and hurls it at him. The conservative crowd gasps in un ... More >>
Tom Emmer thinks Nick Espinosa should be arrested for assault and, uh, littering? When Tom Emmer ran into gay rights advocate/prankster Nick Espinosa at the Minnesota State Fair, it looked a lot more likely that Emmer would hurt Espinosa than the other way around. He didn't, but Emmer was pretty ... More >>
Michele Bachmann in the White House just got one step closer to reality.Michele Bachmann won today's straw poll in Ames, Iowa, edging out Ron Paul by just 150 votes as well as former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who finished in third.Bachmann's win grants her instant political legitimacy and ... More >>
The bombers asked Marcus to come out and discipline them.This morning, Bachmann & Associates was glitter-bombed by exactly the kind of gay "barbarians" Marcus Bachmann tries to cure with his "pray the gay away" therapy.Mastermind and provocateur Nick Espinosa, who'd previously glitter-bombed ... More >>
Tim and Mary Pawlenty on the Christian Broadcasting Network earlier this year.All his tack-to-the-hard right rhetoric with right wing Christian TV and radio shows is paying off. In the battle for God - or a conservative evangelical God anyway -- Tim Pawlenty appears to have the upper hand. L ... More >>
Pawlenty's fighting for cash.Tim Pawlenty's surrogates are batting back reports this morning that the campaign is broke, with aides and consultants working for little or no money for months on end, and the candidate himself failing to keep pace with front-runner Mitt Romney's fundraising prowess. ... More >>
More of a glitter sprinkling ...Michele Bachmann was glittered by a gay rights protester at today's RightOnline appearance, making her the latest politician to be hit by this bizarre new form of street theater.In the video below, the protestor appears to sprinkle the glitter on Bachmann -- hardly ... More >>
All seven Republicans, on the right.The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>
Perdue and Wilson: Happy Republicans in white shirts and blue ties.While Michele Bachman's chief operative is calling Sarah Palin names, Tim Pawlenty keeps adding GOP marquee names to his roster. In a couple of moves that ought to endear him to southerners, he scooped up former Georgia Gov. ... More >>
Obama beats them both, soundly, if the election is held today.Michele Bachmann has been soaking up more and more national press attention, but it looks like the more Americans are finding out about her, the less likely they seem to want her anywhere near the White House. In a new ABC/Washing ... More >>
God's given her the all-clear.Michele Bachmann just spent the day in New Hampshire, glad handing around and attracting a bunch of reporters who treated her like a Sarah Palin stand in. Because right now, she's acting like a presidential candidate, as opposed to a biker chick. And she says Go ... More >>
Gingrich is currently enjoying his third sanctity of marriage with Callista Bisek, who is more than 20 years his junior.Newt Gingrich believes so firmly in the sanctity of marriage that he's had three of them. And that makes him the perfect person to address the morals police at the Minnesota Fa ... More >>
"We may move that up."Huckabuck's out of the GOP presidential race. The Donald took his hair and went home. Rick Santorum's accusing former POW John McCain of failing to understand the need for torture. Serial philanderer Newt Gingrich is imploding over Medicare. Could the GOP field get any c ... More >>
Michele Bachmann thinks the Huckster's given her an opening.We still don't know if Michele Bachmann is smarter than a high school sophomore, but she's pretty much convinced herself that she's presidential material now that Fox News yakker Mike Huckabee has abandoned the 2012 presidential race ... More >>
What does T-Paw have to do to get noticed?Fancy campaign videos can only get a guy so far. If the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would beat Tim Pawlenty in a landslide, 50-31 percent, according to a new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. T-Paw would likely ... More >>
Bachmann and Pawlenty get no love at CPAC.Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty made a lot of media noise at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the event's presidential straw poll -- both Minnesotans slipped and fell i ... More >>
Ellison: Ignore the Muslim Brotherhood.Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has made a run for the border after three weeks of protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Egyptians have thrown off decades of autocratic, humiliating rule. The country seems poised for the advent of democracy. Good, ... More >>
Another Bachmann confrontation with House leaders.Queen of the tea party Rep. Michele Bachmann, with an assist from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is ramping up her battle urging Congress to block an increase in the federal debt ceiling. Forget it, says House Speaker John Boehner. That's a recipe ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared on "The Daily Show" last week.Tim Pawlenty spent a week-long media blitz in support of his new book and presidential ambitions, chatting up everyone from Jon Stewart to Bryan Fischer. But it's hard to get the attention of the Republican base when you're facing off against a ... More >>
Tales from the basement.Maybe it's time for Tim Pawlenty to get his own TV reality show. Because what else is it going to take for him to eclipse the likes of Sarah Palin in GOP presidential contender polls? Maybe he can talk smokin' hot wife Mary into a Dancing With the Stars slot. She's g ... 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 >>
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.
Bryan Fischer says President Obama can't possibly be a ChristianMichele Bachmann joined the political chorus last week in denouncing the nutty Florida pastor who threatened to hold a book-buring party fueled by Qurans on 9/11. "Reprehensible," she said. But look who she's appearing with th ... More >>
A new poll by an Iowa website that calls itself a place for news about Republicans, by Republicans, finds Tim Pawlenty so low in the standings of presidential hopefuls that, to go any lower, his popularity would have to be described in terms of fractions.
Tim Pawlenty has been making the media rounds, giving speeches and spreading campaign cash in the Granite State, but New Hampshire Republicans just don't seem to care when it comes to his potential race for the White House. He finds just 3 percent support there in a new Public Policy Polling ... 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 >>
The governor has been racking up a lot of frequent flyer miles lately, but not a lot of love.
The White House released the text of his speech Monday and it was clean of any potentially evil rhetoric.
What Minnesota's governor needs to do to become No. 45
All other NYTimes journalists: pansies.
The governor sure pulled that metaphor out of his ass.
These GOPfathers are the power brokers you've never heard of
At conservative think tank, staffers stand up for ex-boss, get canned
Slate has thoughtfully summarized the more salacious parts of the dreadful Edward Klein's The Truth About Hillary. Pretty thin gruel, it looks like. The most interesting anecdote I've seen from the book isn't mentioned in the Slate piece, but in a column by Newt Gingrich's old right-hand man, Ton ... More >>
It's time the republican think tank center of the American experiment lost its tax-exempt status
Up close and personal with Ariel Gore, founder and editor of Hip Mama
KTCA tried to survive the public TV wars by being bigger and better. Too bad the grants dried up and the talent jumped ship.
Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders nailed it the other day when he said: "The major banks have made huge sums of money in Asia, and now their loans are turning sour. Well, that's what free enterprise is about--sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose."
Replacing the current system of special-interest money in its entirety with public financing is the only way to unblock the clogged arteries of our democracy.
There's less to the House minority leader's budget opposition than meets the eye
A conversation about the far-from-settled presidential field.