Sarah Palin announced her support today for Julianne Ortman, the MNGOP senator who's hoping to step up to Al Franken in a race that the former Alaska governor is calling "The Clown vs. the Mama Grizzly." In making her endorsement, Palin also took shots at Ortman's leading Republican rival, Mike McF ... More >>
Bristol Palin dishes about Dancing with the Stars and the bad-boy father of her baby.Bristol Palin, once Alaska's most famous unwed teenage mother, will be bringing her real life soap opera to the Mall of America and signing copies of her new book, "Not Afraid of Life." The memoir is notable ... More >>
Bachmann opens a new front in the mommy wars.Remember when Sarah Palin dragged her family into the 2008 presidential election, presented her pregnant, unwed teenage daughter Bristol as the poster child for Christian values, and then got all steamed with the media for daring to wonder just what in ... More >>
Ed Rollins apologizes. But a retraction? Forget it.When veteran GOP operative Ed Rollins joined Michele Bachmann's as-yet-unofficial White House campaign, he wasted no time in trashing the other conservative Republican woman who may run in 2012. Sarah Palin is a lightweight, he told one TV i ... More >>
The articulate one's on the left.Ed Rollins ran Ronald Reagan's 1984 presidential campaign, and now he's going to run Michele Bachmann's. She's a serious person of substance, he insisted on Fox News this morning, and "I think to a certain extent she's articulate" too. [We're with you, Ed: sh ... More >>
So friendly looking.Will he call her a "pain in the ass" and threaten to "rip her lungs out" in person? Will she remember to look into the right camera and get her Revolutionary War history straight? Those questions and more may be answered when Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty show up fo ... 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 >>
Pawlenty appeared on "The Daily Show" last week.Tim Pawlenty spent a week-long media blitz in support of his new book and presidential ambitions, chatting up everyone from Jon Stewart to Bryan Fischer. But it's hard to get the attention of the Republican base when you're facing off against a ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty dances with the New York media.Tim Pawlenty, under the guise of a book tour, wanted to talk about his possible presidential aspirations yesterday in New York. The New York media needed a fresh face to fuel the debate about Sarah Palin's gun-happy political talk and Jared Loughne ... More >>
Pawlenty says guns and ammo talk isn't his style.Tim Pawlenty is suddenly everywhere today, launching a national book tour as a way to stand out from the crowd of other possible Republican presidential contenders aiming at the White House in 2012. He may have hit on a formula: Vetoing Sarah ... More >>
What could possibly go wrong?Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the pride of Waterloo, wants to be president. ABC News is out with a story today saying that she's soon going to huddle with GOP powerbrokers in the state of her birth about a potential White House run. Not that she or her staff ... More >>
Bill Maher links Brett Favre's woes to pathetic white males.HBO comedian Bill Maher has jumped on Brett Favre's alleged sexting woes, and turned the personal political by dragging Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin into the mess. First he reminded his Real Time viewers about the Deadspin sto ... More >>
Maybe Christine O'Donnell can teach Michele Bachmann a little witchcraft.Newsweek has decided that Minnesota's Crazy Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is on a par with Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell and Nikki Haley when it comes to red-jacket wearing, right-wing loons. Makes sense, since she ... More >>
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
Just in case actually visiting the thing isn't enough to whet your curiosity/appetite/desire to wander inside large cacophonous buildings, hear this: The Learning Channel is set to launch a reality series devoted our monument to consumerism."Mall Cops: Mall of America" kicks off at 9 p.m. May 27. ... More >>
Gov. Tim Pawlenty may not have the star power of Sarah Palin -- the $12 million bank account and the Lear Jet mandate and the poll advantage -- but he's ahead of her in at least one area when it comes to a potential 2012 run at the White House: Political action committee fundraising. Palin's ... More >>
Sarah Palin's coming to town to help Michele Bachmann raise money for her re-election campaign. Sean Hannity's pimping his new book here. The so called "Tea Party Express" plans stops in St. Paul and Duluth. Goodness, what more could a Minnesota conservative hope for? What about a photo op wi ... More >>
We saw this coming, of course. Why else would we have morphed Bachmann's head and Palin's body into one wonderful cover illustration?
Sarah Palin's championing the wine and spirits industry now.
Maybe they're concerned that one of her outbursts recently got tagged as a Top 10 lie of the year.
It's the first time in 30 years that we're shipping an issue without our logo on the front, but we think it's worth it.
There's a new poll out from Rasmussen Reports on 2012 GOP candidates and Gov. Tim Pawlenty came in at a depressingly low 4 percent of the vote.
Americans United for Change released a new ad attempting to turn the tables on the much-debunked Republican claim that President Obama's health care reform plan would create death panels.
Coulter said she would approve of these "death panels" if she could be on one. Oh, and apparently Zeke Emanuel is on her death list.
Palin's claim of Obama "death panels" has been called out as major bullshit by just about everyone. We've got a run down of where this false information came from.
Using very kind words, Pawlenty said Palin shouldn't be "ruled out for future government service".
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.
Perhaps losing out to disaster candidate Sarah Palin wasn't such a bad thing.
A minute-by-minute account of the RNC's POWerful climax