Minnesota is second only to New Hampshire in terms of the best states to live in, according to a list put together by Politico's Margaret Slattery.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"Slattery's list "rounded up 14 different state rankings from reputable ... More >>
Last week, President Obama announced an administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act that could help some of the 4 million people who stand to lose their health insurance as a result of the president's signature law stay covered for at least another year.RELATED: Michele says that despite Marcus's ... More >>
Show at Open Eye Figure Theater is a mixed bag
North Dakota is establishing itself as the most anti-abortion state in the nation with "personhood" bills that are working their way through the GOP-dominated Legislature.SEE ALSO: North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing If either of the measures are ultimat ... More >>
A few days before Christmas, The Journal News, A Gannett-owned newspaper covering Westchester and Rockland counties in suburban New York City, used public information to publish an interactive online map with the names and addresses of NYC-area handgun permit holders.SEE ALSO: Minnesota law already ... More >>
Just a night before today's scheduled eviction hearing, MNGOP chair Pat Shortridge announced that his party won't become homeless after all. In a statement released last night, Shortridge said the MNGOP has "reached a confidential agreement with our landlord, Hub Properties, that will allow us to fu ... 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 >>
Good news, Obama: Bachmann doesn't think you're worse than slavery. Michele Bachmann and the FAMiLY LEADER have thought about it, and decided they didn't really mean that slavery was a good thing for black families. After a dust-up when Bachmann signed the pro-marriage, anti-everything else pledg ... More >>
There was no "primal scream" about Bachmann.The battle between Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann is entertaining enough without journalists fabricating quotes. But that didn't stop an editor at Politico, and now the go-to site for every dedicated Beltway news junkie has issued an apology. The ... More >>
We'll have to wait for another movie trailer in order to see T-Paw's speech last night.We'd tell you what Tim Pawlenty said last night at his fundraiser in Minneapolis, but the press wasn't invited. No worries though, because it's almost a given by now that T-Paw's stump speech will be cooked ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty faces the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty wanted to look like bona fide presidential material tonight on Fox News, facing down the likes of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in a GOP debate from South Carolina. But those folks are not showing up. Neither is Michele Bachmann, n ... 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 >>
Steele is always ready with a colorful quote. We review some of the best blips of Steele's short career:
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 >>
She was wrong about parliamentary rules surrounding the health care debate. But is she right on the Constitution?
The congresswoman's war against ACORN is largely waged in the press. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the legal system -- ACORN has scored again.
Coughlin was a Depression-era priest and broadcaster known for anti-Semitic speeches and writings, and sympathy for Hitler and Mussolini.
He may think he has found a clever way of appealing to the right wing tea party/Fox News crowd, Bruce Bartlett says.
Here's a handy window into the incestuous relationship between the D.C. press corps and Capitol Hill.
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.
Bachmann and her merry mob of Tea Baggers are launching a crusade against health care reform, facts.
GOP honchos are wary of the possible damage to the party's brand inflicted by bomb-throwing Bachmann.
During a tele-town hall organized by the Republican Governors Association, Pawlenty said asserting state sovereignty would be a possibility to reject the bill in Minnesota.
Of course Obama is going to get all evil-eyed, play some Raffi (do kids still listen to that crap?) and convince them to join his socialist movement. Why wouldn't you be afraid?
After making a slightly offhanded comment about the number of 9/11 truthers in his Minnesota district, Rep. Collin Peterson was called out by the state GOP and has now apologized in case you were offended.
Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Tony Sutton is a little ticked off about DFL Rep. Collin Peterson's quote today in Politico. He'd rather keep our state's insanity a secret.
Besides the political parties raking in bank during this cat fight, there are others who benefit from our misery: the late night talk show hosts. Norm Coleman is pretty hilarious, isn't he?
Congresswoman finds it an "interesting coincidence" that Dems are in power during flu outbreak
We fact checked Bachmann and the story spread across the blogosphere, made it in some major political publications, and was picked up by the Associated Press. We're all Bachmann crazy.
The saying holds true: You don't know what you've got until it's (almost) gone.
We couldn't think of a better Republican to help uphold the party's values...
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.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seems to have come out with his final statement on seating Al Franken provisionally.
Blotter brings you all the weird news that's fit to print
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 >>