A day after Jeff Johnson won the MNGOP gubernatorial primary, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) came out swinging.You see, during a speech to the Southwest Metro Tea Party earlier this year, Johnson vowed to "go all Scott Walker on Minnesota" if he's elected. ... More >>
Back in August,Douglas County DFL posted a FB photo that had Fox News/TX gov cheering death of Jesus. It's still up. pic.twitter.com/vJcvQYB6mU-- R. Stassen-Berger (@RachelSB) November 15, 2013 County-level branches of the MNGOP are certainly no strangers to getting themselves in trouble for controv ... More >>
Last night, DFL Chair Ken Martin and one of our old favorites, MNGOP Secretary Chris Fields, got into a scorched earth-style Twitter war.It all started with this seemingly innocuous tweet from Martin (we can only imagine the subtle shot he takes at the Catholic Church is in reference to stories like ... More >>
Two years ago, the Star Tribune rolled out a paywall. On November 1, the Pioneer Press will follow suit.SEE ALSO: Strib for sale? Will City Pages be next? Guess you'll just have to keep coming back here to find out!
Mark Dayton is "deeply concerned" about courtroom revelations that Zygi Wilf demonstrated "bad faith and evil motive" in bilking his partners in a New Jersey apartment development out of $51 million.NOT THE FIRST TIME DAYTON'S THOUGHT TWICE: Dayton's angry letter to Wilfs means "Vikings could be bac ... More >>
Andy Parrish must've had a slow Saturday -- he spent part of his evening trolling prominent DFLers on Twitter.SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Phyllis Kahn on Seward voting lines: "Someone at the city should be executed" -- Andy Parrish trolls Chris Kluwe on Twitter -- DFL cuts MNGOP Senate staffers' salaries; Bakk ... More >>
Our heads were spinning Monday as the MNGOP pushed a plan to spend money on public school through the legislature.The bill would've used the state budget reserve to reimburse districts $430 million of the $2.4 billion the state owes them. But Democrats, playing the unlikely role of budgetary watchdo ... More >>
house.govSometimes you've got to call a liar a liar.Minnesota's paper of record is giving the state's most flagrantly deceptive politician a free pass. That's the conclusion of a harshly worded critique of the Star Tribune posted this week by the Columbia Journalism Review, a major journalism tr ... More >>
Screenshot via Star TribuneThey get the best special deliveries at the Star Tribune. Yesterday? Tom Rukavina's boxers. The DFL candidate for governor's state director, Steve Cerkvenik, dropped off the bright blue, union-made shorts on Portland Avenue yesterday, and Rachel Stassen-Berger was ... More >>
We could have had vampire Jonathon Sharkey for governor, but he took off for Florida. Maybe fugitive felon Jack Shepard for District 4 congressman? What could possibly go wrong? From Shepard's Web site, somewhere in Italy: "If you support: 1) The Legalization of Medical Marijuana, 2) An imm ... More >>
A citizen video journalism outfit is criticized for flying its banner in left field.
State GOP chair Tony Sutton says the phones have been ringing off the hook since the Bachmann-Palin fundraiser was announced.
Because apparently sticking a check in the mail isn't complicated enough.
About 300 people ate with Pawlenty last night -- for the bargain price of $1,000 a plate.
The world is reacting to the president's peace prize, and that includes potential 2012 rival Governor Tim Pawlenty.
Former Pioneer Presser talks to CP about her recent move
Political reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger talks to CP now that the dust has settled after jumping posts and being told she cannot take her Twitter account with her.
Move raises interesting question of who keeps the "Political Animal" tweeps
This is one competition where the reader wins.
What happens when a reporter who authors a respected Twitter page moves to the competition?
Jason Hoppin replaces Rachel Stassen-Berger as author of the popular Twitter feed.
Now that the whole Minnesota and political blogosphere is on the story as well as the local media, here is a suitgate roundup on ... More >>