-- Update at bottom; original post from morning of April 19 --Yesterday, we told you about how Andy Parrish is prepared to throw his old boss under the bus and corroborate allegations that Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign made unethical payments to Iowa Sen. Ken Sorenson.SEE ALSO: Michele Ba ... More >>
Andy Parrish served as Bachmann's congressional chief of staff, then moved on to work in the same role during her ill-fated presidential campaign. He played a significant role in engineering the shining achievement of that campaign -- Bachmann's August 2011 Ames straw poll victory.SEE ALSO: Jon Stew ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Kurt Bills' creepy Staring at the Future political film is laughably bad [VIDEO]-- Kurt Bills, MNGOP Rep., seeking Republican endorsement to challenge KlobucharKurt Bills is a Republican, so you'd think his advertising would pay homage to conservative icons like Ronald Reagan, Barry Gold ... More >>
Earlier this month, Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Lynne Torgerson dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination to take on Congressman Keith Ellison this November. It looks like Ellison's opponent with be Chris Fields, who won the party's backing during the 5th District convention on April ... More >>
Today, state Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, announced he is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar this November.Bills, 42, a high school economic teacher and former Rosemount City Council members, will compete against former state Rep. Dan Severson and decorated war veteran Pe ... More >>
Michele Bachmann did not get the miracle she was praying for in Iowa Tuesday night. With 99 percent of votes tallied in the Iowa caucus, Bachmann has officially finished in a distant sixth place, losing to every candidate but John Huntsman, who didn't even campaign for the event. Former Pennsylv ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Consistently crazy. Michele Bachmann's campaign ads have continued to be a mind-boggling facet of this presidential race. A couple months ago, she released four minutes of what looked like a bad Power Point presentation that made us think her campaign was running on fumes. ... More >>
Romney has three and a half times the support of Bachmann in New Hampshire.Take a deep breath, everyone. Michele Bachmann's wave of momentum seems to have crested, if not collapsed altogether. According to a just-released poll by the New Hampshire Journal, Ol' Crazy Eyes is running fourth in that ... More >>
Michele Bachmann in the White House just got one step closer to reality.Michele Bachmann won today's straw poll in Ames, Iowa, edging out Ron Paul by just 150 votes as well as former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who finished in third.Bachmann's win grants her instant political legitimacy and ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's got twice as many voters as Pawlenty... and a lot more money.Michele Bachmann has a narrow lead among Iowa Republicans heading into this weekend's Ames Straw Poll, according to Rasmussen Reports.Bachmann came in with 22 percent of Iowans, barely ahead of Mitt Romney's 21 percen ... More >>
Rarig Center, home of Radio KThose whippersnappers at Radio K have a lovely habit of inviting some pretty great artists to their studio (among other things). Their output is constant, and since it has been a spell since we gave them a look-see, we're doing just that.
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 >>
Michele Bachmann thinks the Huckster's given her an opening.We still don't know if Michele Bachmann is smarter than a high school sophomore, but she's pretty much convinced herself that she's presidential material now that Fox News yakker Mike Huckabee has abandoned the 2012 presidential race ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... 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 >>
What does T-Paw have to do to get noticed?Fancy campaign videos can only get a guy so far. If the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would beat Tim Pawlenty in a landslide, 50-31 percent, according to a new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. T-Paw would likely ... More >>
Bachmann and Pawlenty get no love at CPAC.Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty made a lot of media noise at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the event's presidential straw poll -- both Minnesotans slipped and fell i ... More >>
"Tom" Pawlenty spoke to New Hampshire Republicans.Tim Pawlenty has often said that name recognition is one of his main challenges when it comes to considering a White House run in 2012. Here's one way you can tell: CSPAN carried tape of T-Paw's speech last week to a group of New Hampshire GOP b ... More >>
T-Paw finds love in New Hampshire.Maybe Tim Pawlenty's media blitz is paying off after all. In New Hampshire, home of the first primary in the presidential race, just placed third in a GOP straw poll of possible White House contenders. He's behind Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, but ahead of Sara ... More >>
Tales from the basement.Maybe it's time for Tim Pawlenty to get his own TV reality show. Because what else is it going to take for him to eclipse the likes of Sarah Palin in GOP presidential contender polls? Maybe he can talk smokin' hot wife Mary into a Dancing With the Stars slot. She's g ... 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 >>
Jesse Ventura hangs with the mellow folk tonight.When we interviewed Jesse Ventura last year about his new show, "Conspiracy Theory," he certainly came off as a little paranoid. But not in a Cheech and Chong, flush-the-goods-down-the-toilet way. If anything, Ventura could have used some mel ... More >>
Obama, or Bachmann? No contest.A Humphrey Institute/MPR poll out this morning finds that President Barack Obama could struggle in Minnesota on Election Day 2012. Maybe. But Minnesotans sound pretty sure that he's a much better bet in the White House than, say, congresswoman Michele Bachmann ... More >>
A new poll by an Iowa website that calls itself a place for news about Republicans, by Republicans, finds Tim Pawlenty so low in the standings of presidential hopefuls that, to go any lower, his popularity would have to be described in terms of fractions.
Tim Pawlenty has been making the media rounds, giving speeches and spreading campaign cash in the Granite State, but New Hampshire Republicans just don't seem to care when it comes to his potential race for the White House. He finds just 3 percent support there in a new Public Policy Polling ... 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 >>
T-Paw explains why he came in fourth in Conservative Political Action Conference's straw poll.
The governor sounds like he's turning his back on the teabaggers, not to mention Michele Bachmann.
The governor has been racking up a lot of frequent flyer miles lately, but not a lot of love.
Our former governor will delve into nefarious plots behind 9/11, global warming, mind control and more (much, much more...)
Franken's amendment prohibited the U.S. government from giving out contracts to companies that have clauses that make it impossible for employees to sue if they are raped at work.
Bachmann withdrawal can be a a tough thing to overcome, so that's why we present to you... Bachmann's Obama orgies! Bring it!
The Conservative Political Action Committee straw poll must have been a real blow to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's confidence this weekend. It turns out Republicans don't like him much.
We identify the most interesting, influential and inimitable artists of 2007.