Democratic northern Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan has emerged as one of the most staunch opponents of President Obama's desire to launch some sort of military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.SEE ALSO: Rick Nolan says he's expected to spend twice as much time fundraising as on ... More >>
Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and therefore are as plugged in as anybody when it comes to matters pertaining to the NSA, FISA, and Patriot Act.RELATED POSTS:-- Al Franken defends Prism, says of leaks: "Nothing surprised me" -- Keith Ellison on Prism: ... More >>
Politico reports that Karl Rove's American Crossroads super PAC spent $204 million this campaign cycle. Less than six percent of that spending went toward GOP candidates who ended up winning their races.SEE ALSO:-- Pawlenty's Wikipedia page on lockdown following Colbert Report segment [VIDEO]-- Unfa ... More >>
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Talk about a bad tenant!Politics in Minnesota reports that Massachusetts-based Hub Properties Trust has filed paperwork in Ramsey County to evict the MNGOP from the Capitol Office Building space the party had been "renting."We say "renting" because in an internal party memo leaked to Politico earlie ... More >>
Late last year, the MNGOP announced that it was a whopping $2 million in debt.The party's dire financial predicament led to Tony Sutton's resignation as the chair of the party. Sutton was replaced by Pat Shortridge, but the damage was already done, according to a Politico analysis of the balance she ... More >>
Not only is Michele not a terrorist, she's a charity case.Michele Bachmann is not a terrorist, and she needs your money. Bachmann sent out a fundraising e-mail yesterday attempting to raise money off of Joe Biden's reported comment that Tea Party Republicans "acted like terrorists" in the run-up ... More >>
Screen shot from Politico Reporters snapped the aftermath of the glitter attack on T-PawFirst Newt Gingrich, now T-Paw: the glitter rainbow is everywhere. Our former governor and current GOP presidential contender was signing books in San Francisco today at a conference on health care. That' ... More >>
Yessir, I'll be right there with your seatbelt extension. Can I count on your vote?Tim Pawlenty has found a new way to drum up name recognition: He's going to conquer America one commercial airline flight at a time. Southwest Airlines has confirmed that the achingly-close to official preside ... More >>
Al Franken will be Rand Paul's Democratic mentor.Right-wingers concerned about their favored politicians drinking the Capitol Hill Kool-Aid instead of the tea must be gagging over this news: Freshman GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky wants our very own liberal firebrand Al Franken to be his Democrat ... More >>
Photo: Nick VlcekMichele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, the GOP "gold standard," at work in MinneapolisWe noted the other day that Republican Michele Bachmann and her Democratic challenger, Tarryl Clark, both raised more campaign cash in the second quarter -- $1.7 million and $910,000 respectively ... More >>
"When your captain's crazy, it's time to find a new ship," a GOP congressman said of Bachmann last year.You'd think there'd be some rejoicing on Team Bachmann (and maybe there was) after she hauled in $1.7 million in campaign funds for the second quarter, and a new KSTP/SurbeyUSA poll showed ... More >>
Why is this woman smiling?We've said it before, we'll say it again: Amy Klobuchar is funny. Her reputation is such that Politico went to her the other day seeking unsolicited advice for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who face the unenviable task of trying to make ... More >>
Sure, they hurl racial and anti-gay slurs when the storm D.C. in protest. But teabaggers are really a bowl of laughs to be around, according to Bachmann.
Debbee Keller ought to feel right at home with her new boss, another House guy who calls the president a Marxist.
The right wing echo chamber is already assuming that a close election will automatically be stolen by Democrats.
Only a few, favored members of the media will be able to get credentials to cover the event.
The 2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act funds a range of programs related to air transportation safety.
Al Franken is giving GOP senators fits because he's making it look as though they don't care about victims of rape.
The sounds you hear are the mourning cries of Michele Bachmann foes everywhere: Liberal blogger Dusty Trice is calling it quits.
We've rounded up a collection of video and text in case you were "too busy" to make it to Washington, D.C. yesterday for the hoopla.
Just as Rep. Michele Bachmann prepares to welcome a crew of conservatives to march the congressional office buildings Thursday, her top aide that helped launch her into cable news super-stardom says she is quitting the gig.
Our senator's sweet skills have inspired a map-drawing competition, pitting senators against each other as they try to draw their own state freehand.
He basically stopped short of full-out endorsing him three years before the election. That's some passion for another man.
Mentions on nytimes.com and politico.com suggest the Minnesota governor may now be among the frontrunners.
Never mind that some of those legal bills come from defending against an investigation into his fund-raising.
Our very own Rep. Collin Peterson, the agricultural heavy-hitter in the House of Representatives, picked a fight with President Obama over a financial proposal. And he won!
A discovery in a Washington, D.C. restaurant known as a dining spot for some of the well-known politicians in town shows Franken's confidence stretches back to pre-Election Day.
Using embarrassing broken English shouldn't stop one Republican from loving another.
When Rep. Michele Bachmann spits out her weekly (sometimes daily) gaffe, should we be covering it?
Republicans have now made it clear they will do whatever it takes to support Norm Coleman's continued fight until he has exhausted all of his options.
As the Senate race still goes unresolved, there is mounting pressure from both sides of the aisle to get Pawlenty to adhere to their requests.
As an example of the rough lives of our representatives at the Capitol, Politico featured our very own Sen. Amy Klobuchar. And by golly, she's pinching pennies by shopping at Target, her very own hometown's business!
Sounds like the Repubs were steamrolled by the Hope Express. toot toot. Next stop: Socialism (right Bachmann?!)
Breaking news! Taxes are incredibly complicated and (GASP) even elected officials screw up once in awhile.
We have to admit we were wrong when we predicted Sen. Amy Klobuchar's likely disastrous evening of comedy last night at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner.
When we list Klobuchar's strong traits, hilarious jokes doesn't hit the Top 10.
It looks like his chances of reelection are so slim his office is anxious to rid their space of their remaining office supplies.