Remember all that stuff you read about Rick Santorum winning Minnesota's February Republican presidential caucus? Forget you ever saw it. Because last weekend, the Republican votes that matter the most were cast at Minnesota's district conventions, and Ron Paul won the majority of them.Paul won 20 o ... More >>
In the moments after Rick Santorum announced he's suspending his presidential campaign, effectively surrendering the GOP nomination to Mitt Romney, a local Twitter personality offered up the following analysis: "I'm devastated that Rick Santorum has suspended his Presidential campaign." -- No one.Bu ... More >>
Macalester President Brian Rosenberg is appalled by Rick Santorum. The liberal arts college bigwig has come out against the Republican presidential candidate despite the potential for alienating his conservative alumni. Rosenberg spends part of a recently-published essay ruminating on the responsib ... More >>
The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>
Well, with Romney finishing a distant third, T-Paw is looking less influential than ever, isn't he?Rick Santorum crushed his Republican presidential competitors during yesterday's Minnesota GOP caucus, but the victory is only as significant as the momentum it generates for his campaign in states ... More >>
Minnesota is the lead headline on the Drudge Report today, which cheekily says Rick Santorum is looking for a "big win in Minn" at today's caucus.The report links to a story with better-than-expected poll numbers for Santorum, including a projected 33% to 24% lead over Romney in Minnesota.
After months of playing relatively nice with his fellow GOP presidential contenders, Rick Santorum's new Minnesota ad splatters Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.With a shit-eating smirk on his face, Romney is shown standing in front of a sinister Gingrich. Obama is in front of both of the GOP frontr ... More >>
Minnesota's Republican vanguard is throwing its weight behind Mitt Romney's bid to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.Later today, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and House Majority Leader Matt Dean will reportedly headline a list of Romney's legislative backers. Last week's polling indicates ... 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 >>
Rick Santorum's unlikely surge in Iowa is paying dividends all the way up in Bemidji.Santorum has ordered hundreds of sweater vests from the Bemidji Woolen Mills. The vests -- complete with a campaign logo embroidered on the chest -- will be sent to anyone donating $100 or more to Santorum's fled ... More >>
With the Iowa Caucuses less than a week away, the 2012 Presidential campaign's preseason is not for long, and Michele Bachmann is far behind Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul in the polls. Republican candidates will begin to drop like punch-drunk boxers as the primary process moves from Iowa ... More >>
Bradlee Dean, Rick Santorum: Track suit, empty suit.Rick Santorum, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, announces that he's running for president every few days, waiting for someone to finally notice. With Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain (Herman Cain!) vacuuming all the oxygen from ... More >>
Bachmann has mastered the hashtag.Michele Bachmann did well at the first-ever Twitter debate, using a bit of Twitter savvy to outshine several second-tier candidates.The debate, sponsored by conservative site Townhall.com, saw Bachmann swimming in the shallow end of the Republican pool against Ne ... More >>
Michele Bachmann left Tim Pawlenty in the dust in the wake of the New Hampshire Republican debate on Monday, not among Republicans in the Granite State, but also nationally, if you believe the polls. She's vaulted into second place behind Mitt Romney in both cases.
All seven Republicans, on the right.The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>
God's given her the all-clear.Michele Bachmann just spent the day in New Hampshire, glad handing around and attracting a bunch of reporters who treated her like a Sarah Palin stand in. Because right now, she's acting like a presidential candidate, as opposed to a biker chick. And she says Go ... More >>
Just to prove they weren't totally heartless, Republicans pushed through a bill this session that, while outlawing all abortions after 20 weeks, made exceptions for saving the life of a mother or sparing her from irreparable physical harm. But if that woman were a victim of rape or incest, the b ... More >>
In the latest issue of Time magazine, sex columnist Dan Savage calls on former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to record a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign.When the alt weekly sex columnist is asked who should record a public service spot against gay suicide, he named Pawlenty along with longt ... More >>
It's make-your-mind-up time.Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>
Time to dock the boat and get serious in New HampshireIs our governor serious about the 2012 presidential race? If he is, he'd better make tracks to New Hampshire, where his poll numbers among likely Republican voters can't seem to climb out of the basement. The latest WMUR/University of Ne ... More >>
The governor recently told Newsweek that it might be hard to be a presidential candidate in 2012 because nobody knows who he is.
Kiwi bar patrons get yellow cards, THC makes pregnancy more difficult, GOP donors put a Green on the ballot in Pennsylvania, John Irving roots for Harry Potter, a 1965 anti-porn documentary, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The FBI monitors vegans, Mozart is 250, Brits are mixed on evolution, stuff you shouldn't put in your microwave, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The FBI has the 9/11 black boxes, the Pentagon spies on student groups, how to make a tampon angel, V8 snow blowers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Mr. T on your GPS, buildings causing earthquakes, Pac-Man tattoos, a Red Riding redux, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
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Doug Utter takes on Rick Santorum in bathtub brawl