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 >>
The sometimes hot-tempered Keith Ellison and a bunch of his House Democratic colleagues were arrested in D.C. today, but it wasn't for beating the hell out of those stubborn Republicans who sit across the aisle from them (at least when the federal government is, you know, working).SEE ALSO: Keith El ... 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 >>
Just over a year ago, T-Paw was a leading contender to be the GOP's 2012 presidential candidate. A couple of months ago, he looked like the frontrunner for VP. Neither of those gigs worked out, but it doesn't take long for a well-connected Republican to find lucrative, full-time work, does it?SEE AL ... 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 >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann's Keith Ellison comments: Media criticized for "unconscionable" headlines-- Michele Bachmann "most unpopular politician" in Minnesota-- Jim Graves, Democratic challenger to Rep. Michele Bachmann: The City Pages interviewJim Graves is hoping to make some money and possibl ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- MNGOP report reveals "inadequate transparency and oversight" of party finances-- MNGOP: "No state party may be in worse financial shape," writes Politico-- MNGOP evicted from office space, owes about $100,000 to landlordThe fallout from Tony Sutton's disastrous run as MNGOP chairman cont ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time
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 >>
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 >>
Tim Pawlenty: So obscure, it's not even funny.Hey everybody, check it out: Tim Pawlenty came in first place at something. Our former governor took the number-one spot in GQ's list of the top 25 least influential people on planet earth, right up there with Hank Williams Jr., MSNBC's Ed Schul ... 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 >>
Michele Bachmann has a new e-mail blast out, and a new campaign "ad" on Youtube, both of which make it pretty clear that her campaign is totally, absolutely, utterly out of money. Over the last few weeks, Bachmann's fundraising e-mails have grown more desperate, and her videos are about the cheap ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty, Roger Ailes: Not seeing eye to... jowls.Tim Pawlenty wanted to be the latest in a slew of former, current, and future Republican presidential candidates to join the crew as an analyst at Fox News. But there was a complication. Pawlenty had already decided to throw his support behind ... More >>
Norm Coleman, Mitt Romney: In total, these two are 50 percent Jewish.Mitt Romney's campaign complained a while back that conservative Jewish voters were supporting Michele Bachmann out of confusion, thinking that Minnesota's most outspoken Evangelical Christian was Jewish herself.So Romney's camp ... More >>
Pawlenty won't show off his excellent Twittering tomorrow.Crippling headaches won't keep Michele Bachmann from participating in the first-ever "Twitter debate" tomorrow. Tim Pawlenty, who feels no pain, will sit this one out, along with the Mormons -- Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstmaan -- and the cran ... More >>
This plea for cash used to be on Pawlenty's website. It's gone.Back in friendlier times, before Michele Bachmann was trouncing Tim Pawlenty in the polls, and before Pawlenty's surrogates were calling Bachmann a pain in the ass, the two were tag-teaming on the fund raising front. Such was the ... 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 >>
Not so happy together.On the record, Tim Pawlenty's people say everything's hunky dory with fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann, even though she leads him in most GOP presidential polls despite his carefully planned assault on the White House. "Any suggestion that this isn't a good relations ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has never been known as a great wit or wordsmith, but in a move sure to anger starving authors everywhere, she is shopping a book, according to Ben Smith of Politico.Bachmann ventured to New York to meet with her agent to make arrangements for what is sure to be a thoroughly spel ... 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 >>
Winning!Tim Pawlenty has found another way to try and convince voters that he's really not the boring guy from Minnesota that everyone says he is. He's hitched his wagon to Charlie Sheen's "tiger blood" star. Sort of. He doesn't really want to have consumed every drug known to human kind, bl ... More >>
Now that she's seen Mexico, Bachmann might have to revise her criteria for what makes a gangstaRep. Michele Bachmann, who has compared the federal government to a "cartel" and called it "gangster government," has returned from visiting some real gangstas. Now, she is calling herself "a stude ... 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 >>
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.
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Getting labelled "anti-American" in her kind of company is easy.
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.
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.
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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.
The White House has been remarkably quiet on the Minnesota race until now. During the meeting, Biden made it clear: They want Franken in Congress.
The lawsuit against Norm Coleman's buddy Nasser Kazeminy could be put on hold if a new court filing is accepte ... More >>