Bachmann brings the bosh to Iowa."The executive director of Planned Parenthood in Illinois said they want to become the LensCrafter of big abortion in Illinois," Michele Bachmann told Iowa social conservatives on Monday. A Planned Parenthood executive said that?
NASCAR and the Army: Your tax dollars at work.Rep. Betty McCollum found herself the target last week of a racist fax message after she tried to defund the U.S. Army's budget for sponsoring a NASCAR car, and Republicans put the kibosh on her effort. But the St. Paul Democrat has switched gear ... More >>
Is it real, or is it propaganda?Michele Bachmann wants to defund Planned Parenthood, and she wants you to think that Planned Parenthood supports child sex trafficking. She's directing her Facebook visitors to a debunked video from anti-abortion activist Lila Rose, and her Live Action crew, to m ... More >>
Rex RoofReturn of the smoky bar?Smokers haven't been able to light up in Minnesota bars since 2007, but a group of state representatives want to bring us back to those heady days of barside cigarettes. A bill filed today would allow smoking in bars, provided the bars install a ventilation system ... More >>
Tom Hackbarth exercises his Second Amendment rights.Rep. Tom Hackbarth likes his guns, especially when they're strapped to his hip outside a Planned Parenthood office while he hunts for a girlfriend he met online. So it only makes sense, really, that he'd want to ensure that his right to keep an ... More >>
Tom Hackbarth parks at Planned Parenthood, and his career takes a turn for the worse.St. Paul police suspected Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth of stalking and harassment the day he strapped a loaded gun to his hip, parked his pickup truck next to Planned Parenthood in Highland Park, and w ... More >>
Authorities want to open the door on Hackbarth's mystery date.When Rep. Tom Hackbarth was confronted by St. Paul Police as he lurked in the Planned Parenthood parking lot with a loaded gun on his hip, he gave a perfectly reasonable explanation. He wasn't a crazed anti-abortionist -- he was s ... More >>
Hackbarth packs heat when he visits the ladies.Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth went looking for a date the other day in a Highland Park alley, with his Smith and Wesson .38 strapped to his waist. He chose an odd place to park his pickup truck, too: The Planned Parenthood clinic lot, wher ... More >>
Tom Hackbarth goes looking for a girlfriend.Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth was probably looking forward to the power associated with being the the next chairman of the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee. But that was before he took a loaded pistol with him in search of h ... More >>
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Mark Dayton dropped big donations on Planned Parenthood and MinnPostMark Dayton, one of three candidates running in the DFL primary election, released his tax records to reporters today. Dayton earned $172,475 in 2009, according to the records. The overwhelming bulk of the income -- $166,88 ... More >>
Planned Parenthood's Highland Park clinic in St. Paul, the frequent scene of anti-abortion protests -- and, more recently, counter-protests favoring reproductive rights -- is closing up shop. But the services it offers aren't going away. Instead, the women's reproductive health organization ... More >>
It's the second time in recent weeks that Minnesota's junior senator has taken up traditionally feminist causes.
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