By now, you know the backstory. Last Wednesday, during the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney vowed to cut federal funding for PBS, saying "I love Big Bird... But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it."SEE ALSO:-- Obama up 7 in Minnesota, Klob ... More >>
From releasing her latest album to high praise and facing unexpected kerfuffles, Amanda Palmer has been quite hot topic this fall. The alt-rock, punk cabaret singer burst onto the scene in the early 2000s as one half of the Dresden Dolls and has spent the last decade building a steadfast following t ... More >>
Keith Ellison was elected to the Minnesota House in 2002. Four years later, he made the jump to Congress. He's extremely popular in the 5th congressional district, having beaten his Republican challenger by more than 40 percentage points during the last election cycle. With a record rife with campai ... More >>
Open wide, Michele. You're about to eat your own words.Today in Virginia, Bachmann announced she's "honored" to endorse Mitt Romney for president, characterizing Mitt as "a man who will preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty."Bachmann must be planning to play the conservative foil to ... More >>
The joking around is over.Up until now, Minnesota's two presidential wannabes, Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, have been pretty firm adherents to Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican. But it sounds like the gloves may be coming off. In a long ... More >>
In Tim We Trust.For Tim Pawlenty, the hour of reckoning is near. He's signed innumerable copies of a book that hardly anyone's actually read. He's ground through countless speeches and hobnobbing sessions in New Hampshire, Iowa, and anywhere else teabaggers will have him. He's worked overtime t ... 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 >>
Michele Bachmann wants the president out of Wisconsin.Rep. Michele Bachmann told Megyn Kelly on Fox News this afternoon that it was admirable of former president Ronald Reagan to insert himself into the air traffic controllers strike of 1981 - and fire all the strikers. But she said it was d ... More >>
Michele Bachmann wants to get all Swiss Family Robinson with Keith Olbermann.Keith Olbermann has named Michele Bachmann the "Worst Person In The World" over and over, but given the choice she says she'd rather take him with her to a desert island any day than Rachel Maddow or Chris "Tingly Fe ... More >>
Graphic: Matt BardinsLuke Hellier wants in on the Bachmann-Wurzlebacher smackdownIt looks like Luke Hellier, current uberblogger at Minnesota Democrats Exposed, and former political director for Michele "Crazy Lips" Bachmann's congressional campaign, wants to rumble with Missouri tea partiers ... More >>
He's good enough, he's smart enough ...That comic book rendition of Sen. Al Franken's journey from SNL to the Senate has hit the streets. We've said it before, we'll say it again: He's good enough, he's smart enough, but doggone it, he looks a little bit too much like Stuart Smalley here, do ... More >>
Why is this woman smiling?We've said it before, we'll say it again: Amy Klobuchar is funny. Her reputation is such that Politico went to her the other day seeking unsolicited advice for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who face the unenviable task of trying to make ... More >>
The up and coming. The politically braindead. Meet the new Republikids.
"Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness
Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.
The Wizard of Odds: Iowa begins the road to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul
Did the feces of feathered fiends cause the I-35W bridge collapse?
'Running with Scissors' puts the Me Decade on the couch
Rock stuntman Mark Mallman takes off the wolf mask
The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.
Liberty Frozen Custard offers a chance to stop and smell the roses, child-style
A boneyard baedeker reveals
where the bodies are buried
Local poet Mark Nowak pens industrial verse for closed steel factories and forgotten labor pains
Mission American Kitchen gives the people what they want, from upscale potato chips to ribs and root beer floats
The speech you'll never hear
A Minnesota judge is targeted for speaking out against federal drug-sentencing guidelines
'The Young Machines' manufactures a freak-out; 'The Perfect Crime' is guilty of silliness
Film as a weapon in a time of war: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival coverage.
Falling carcasses and untreated injuries: Meatpackers at Dakota Premium Foods were driven to form a union. But not even that got the company's attention.
Martin Scorsese accelerates his efforts, while David Lynch slows down to enjoy the scenery
The current disco revival conceals its homo soul.
Where do we go from October 16?