On the same day news broke about the second Minnesotan who died fighting for ISIS in Syria having a security clearance at MSP, Sen. Al Franken wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder dinging Obama for not doing enough to prevent Minnesotans from traveling to the Middle East and putting their ... More >>
We've already outed Eighth District Republican U.S. Congress candidate Stewart Mills as a Packer-loving party animal. But would you believe he's also a huge heartthrob?Politico does. Katie Glueck's article about Mills for that publication is entitled, "'The Brad Pitt of the Republican Party.'"See al ... More >>
During an appearance on Wolf Blitzer's CNN show yesterday, Michele Bachmann used her unique brand of logic to argue on behalf of an Arizona bill that would've allowed businesses to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO] "W ... More >>
A new book by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann -- Double Down: Game Change 2012 -- is making headlines for its revelation that Barack Obama considered dumping Joe Biden for Hillary Clinton before his reelection campaign.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann says she's heard from people who confused ... More >>
As we told you about last week, Tony Sutton, the former chair of the MNGOP, recently filed for bankruptcy.SEE ALSO: MNGOP: 'No state party may be in worse financial shape,' writes Politico Turns out that Sutton, a champion of fiscal responsibility during his tenure as MNGOP boss -- "We've got to get ... More >>
OK, this is weird, even by Michele Bachmann's standards.Word is emerging this evening that one of her senior aides, Javier Sanchez, was arrested July 11 in connection with a series of burglaries at the Rayburn House Office Building. He has been charged with Theft II.
Minnesotan Brad Magerkurth was lucky enough to be at Coffee Connection in Knoxville, Iowa, in August when President Obama walked in.A traveling brewer with Artisan Beer Company in the Twin Cities, Magerkurth and Obama started talking beer, and before long, the Beer Drinker in Chief asked an aide to ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Norm Coleman blasts Cali Democrat John Burton after he compares Paul Ryan to Goebbels-- Mitt Romney blames Wisconsin's problems on Obama, ignores Scott Walker [VIDEO]-- Obama shouts out Warroad-based, Romney-supporting Marvin Windows [VIDEO]The American Future Fund will spend $207,000 to ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Kent Sorenson betrayed Bachmann for 30 silver shekels, she claims-- Michele Bachmann, Profiles in Courage: She runs away from, lies to CNN reporter [VIDEO]In late December, just days before the crucial Iowa Caucus, Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign co-chairman, Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorens ... More >>
Al Franken got emotional on the Senate floor today while speaking on behalf of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.Franken broke down while recalling the late Sheila Wellstone's vision of an America where women who are fleeing domestic violence don't have to worry about becoming homeless. ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is concerned the Obama administration's contraception mandate is a step down a slippery slope toward a China-style one-child policy.She expressed this concern during a Tuesday night appearance on Glenn Beck's online TV show, "Real News From the Blaze" (video embedded below). Bach ... More >>
Santorum coming out of his jacketRick Santorum is coming to Minnesota tonight, which makes him the first presidential candidate to campaign in the state this year. Santorum's visit follows Ron Paul's recent television push in the state, as Paul has begun airing campaign ads for the Minnesota ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty's ill-fated decision to pin the fortunes of his Presidential bid on the Ames straw poll was one of the top ten political blunders of this year, according to Alexander Burns of Politico."Pawlenty advisers now reflect with some frustration that if they had treated the Ames contest for ... More >>
It's been little more than two weeks since foes of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker began petitioning for a recall, and they've already surpassed 300,000 signatures -- more than half of the 540,000 needed by the January 17 deadline. If they keep progressing at this pace, a recall election will be inevit ... More >>
Ed Rollins apologizes. But a retraction? Forget it.When veteran GOP operative Ed Rollins joined Michele Bachmann's as-yet-unofficial White House campaign, he wasted no time in trashing the other conservative Republican woman who may run in 2012. Sarah Palin is a lightweight, he told one TV i ... More >>
Matt DrudgeHere we are, two years into Al Franken's first term as a U.S. senator, and Matt Drudge is still making jokes about Franken's former career as a comedian. Or maybe the famously conservative news aggregator is irked that Franken, an unapologetic liberal, is dogging tech companies that h ... More >>
Bachmann: Not ready for prime time, according to her former chief of staff.Ron Carey is one of Rep. Michele Bachmann's former chiefs of staff. He's the former chairman of the Minnesota GOP. Now, as Bachmann gets ready to deliver an important speech this morning to conservatives in Washington, D.C ... More >>
Bachmann bumps into Boehner.Forget that, as the libertarian magazine Reason recently put it, Michele Bachmann is a bit of loon. She's also facing an uphill battle for a House leadership position because she wears a skirt. Maybe this is what Republicans mean when they talk about traditional ... More >>
It's a conspiracy alright. But a Republican conspiracy.Michele Bachmann wants two things now: To be taken seriously, and to win the No. 4 position in the House leadership ranks. The problem is, she keeps on spouting batshit craziness. It's hard to win the hearts and minds of folks like soon- ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Ready to lead.Michele Bachmann already crowned herself Queen of the Tea Party. And she's Queen of the Money Bags, too. Now she's taking measurements for a cape and crown.
Ellison calls for cool heads to prevail after attack on flotilla of humanitarian activistsSaying he's "deeply shocked and saddened" by an Israeli attack on Palestinian humanitarian activists in international waters that resulted in at least nine civilian deaths," U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison calle ... More >>
MAK faces her toughest test yet, but could make history
Getting labelled "anti-American" in her kind of company is easy.
She was wrong about parliamentary rules surrounding the health care debate. But is she right on the Constitution?
Franken didn't let his freshman status in the U.S. Senate get in the way of a pointed critique of South Dakota Sen. John Thune on Monday evening.
A two-month-old vote on a bill to protect rape victims still ties Republican senators in knots.
Weekend Update it's not: Minnesota's junior senator prefers to let his handlers do the talking.
Rep. Michele Bachmann's hyped noontime "House call" on Capitol Hill happens today and she made sure to get protesters pumped for some serious Democratic ass-kicking in order to kill the planned health care reform bill.
Pawlenty stepped back from that comment so he sounded slightly more logical.
State Republicans just released a radio ad that will be played in the 7th District to call out Peterson for his comment about 9/11 truthers and the Democrat's voting record.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine called on Pawlenty to ask Norm Coleman to concede the race so Minnesotans can have full representation in Washington.
Democrats are using a new scare tactic to try and get Norm Coleman to drop out of the race before he has a chance to win: threatening to make his life miserable.
His team is prepping for an appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court if they lose the first round. And don't take a federal appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court out of the picture.
It's like playground politics with these elected officials. Sen. Tom Coburn, in the latest winning quote relating to the Minnesota recount contest, made a fool of himself.
As if this should surprise a soul: McConnell wants Norm Coleman to fight this recount and try any appeal in the upper courts.
Reid said the Senate Democratic leaders were ready to seat Franken as soon as April if the contest continues to drag on, but Coleman should be the hero and concede.
Is Coleman fighting for a lost cause?
Norm Coleman's legal team tried so hard to convince the three-judge panel in his election recount trial that they had made a stupid decisions last week, but the judges weren't having it.
That U.S. Senate filibuster-proof majority we were all hopelessly dreaming of (or completely dreading)? Not happening.
The entire Senate Republican Conference signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today kindly asking him to stop thinking about provisionally seating Al Franken as the election contest in Minnesota is under way.
The lawsuit against Norm Coleman's buddy Nasser Kazeminy could be put on hold if a new court filing is accepte ... More >>
Senate Democrats still aren't ruling out options to seat Al Franken in the Senate before the Norm Coleman's legal battle is ove ... More >>
Minnesota's new celebrity shopper: Sen. Norm Coleman and Gov. Sarah Palin seem to have the same friends in high ... More >>