An internal review committee formed to look into the Minnesota Republican Party's finances found no "theft" at the MNGOP but uncovered evidence of mismanagement. The committee's members -- Pat Anderson, Scott Dutcher, Kelly Fenton, Randy Gilbert, Jeff Johnson, Terry McCall, Bron Scherer, Rick Weibl ... More >>
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
The state GOP failed to report nearly $1 million in debt.The worst time to owe someone money is when you're in debt. That's the case with the Republican Party of Minnesota, which is already in debt, but now owes the Federal Election Commission $170,000 for campaign finance violations. Funny ... More >>
Bachmann's chief of staff has a new gig.Andy Parrish is one Michele Bachmann staffer who isn't jumping ship because his captain is crazy: ABC is reporting that he's leaving his position as her congressional chief of staff in order to take a position with Bachmann for President. That would be ... More >>
Bachmann turnover drive.Michele Bachmann just can't hold onto her staffers. Today, we learned that spokesman Sergio Gor and district director Julie Quist are moving on. Both short-timers say they are departing under amicable terms, but the shakeup reflects a pattern of aides who have bail ... More >>
Celebrity stylist Natalie Hale says people should stop picking on Bachmann's make-up.It seems that being Michele Bachmann's celebrity stylist isn't all a bed of roses. Since news broke that Bachmann paid $225 for hair and make-up to Natalie Hale before the 2010 election, the stylist-to-the-stars ... More >>
No, not this makeup job.Rep. Michele Bachmann had a record amount of money to throw around as Election Day drew near a few months ago, so she figured, what the heck, she'd drop a couple of Ben Franklins on looking good for the media swarm. Cost Cutters evidently didn't cut it for the sixth distr ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's go-to glam artist, Natalie Hale.News broke this morning that Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann spent $225 on hair and make-up for election day, and her stylist of choice is a woman by the name of Natalie Hale."The receipt was for the services of professional makeup artis ... More >>
Yes, this happened.We have witnessed many surreal scenes when Michele Bachmann was involved, but perhaps none quite so surreal as this: Michele Bachmann posing arm-in-handle-bar mustache with Jimmy McMillan AKA "The Rent is Too Damn High" guy.This picture was taken at CPAC, where Bachmann gave a ... 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 looked at the right camera this time.Conservatives in Washington, D.C., got a full dose of Rep. Michele Bachmann with their morning coffee today. She kicked off her CPAC keynote address by lampooning her inability to look at the right camera for her State of the Union speech, slagged Ba ... More >>
"When your captain's crazy, it's time to find a new ship," a GOP congressman said of Bachmann last year.You'd think there'd be some rejoicing on Team Bachmann (and maybe there was) after she hauled in $1.7 million in campaign funds for the second quarter, and a new KSTP/SurbeyUSA poll showed ... More >>
"Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness
In the latest political maneuvering, Democrats have created a "Give it up, Norm" site to try and get Norm Coleman to concede. In response, Republicans are demanding Al Franken "stand up and fight" for Minnesota voters.
The U.S. 3rd District Republican candidate is being accused of some heavy manipulation in one of his latest ads. And it's not just ... More >>
Five or six things about last week's winners and losers
As the GOP suffered the death of a thousand cuts last Tuesday, CP staffers captured scenes from the victory party that (mostly) wasn't
DFLers gain lege seats in the 'burbs, courtesy, in part, of TakeAction Minnesota
A postmortem Q&A with Ron Carey, head of Minnesota's Republican party.
With the DFL gubernatorial endorsement, will Mike Hatch have to play nice?
You pay Tony Sutton to serve the state of Minnesota. The Republican Party pays Tony Sutton to serve them.
How a once-mighty union sold out thousands of workers on the eve of retirement
Laborers' union members, mostly low-paid black and Hispanic workers, financed their president's White House visits while the Justice Department quashed a mob investigation.
If there were any doubts that Reno is in a self-evident conflict of interest, the revelation that the White House was able to conceal the videotapes from her less-than-zealous Justice Department underlings should remove those doubts.
By interfering with the Teamsters, a union only just emerging from a scabrous history of institutionalized malfeasance, the Clintonoids displayed their utter contempt for union democracy and for the labor movement itself.