Norm Coleman and Tim Pawlenty have something in common -- since leaving office, they've both made news for taking shady gigs.The latest example is Coleman's newly revealed lobbying work on behalf of the government of Saudi Arabia. See also:Norm Coleman on Michelle Obama's Oscars appearance: Obamas " ... More >>
By now, you've no doubt heard about North Dakota's new "Legendary" ad campaign, which markets No-Dak as a state of skanks ready to have sex with any Tucker Max-clone willing to sit in a window and drink beer.But that's not the only thing Legendary about North Dakota. You don't get a nationwide re ... More >>
Three Rochester women are protesting Saudi Arabia's sexist driving rules.Saudi Arabia's monarchy is notorious for the way it forces women to live as second class citizens, or worse. Only with written permission from a male guardian can they work, travel or even see a doctor. And they can't ... More >>
Oil company has friends on the PUC
"Denied entry to Gaza - hostilities. On to Rafah. Tweet cha when I get there," writes Rep. Keith Ellison Friday morning on his Twitter account. The Minneapolis congressman had been accompanying a trade delegation of 16 U.S. corporations to Saudi Arabia, helping to open doors for bilateral co ... More >>
Live from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via Twitter, it's congressman Keith Ellison. The Minneapolis Democrat is accompanying a trade delegation representing 16 U.S. businesses, helping to open doors for bilateral commerce and diplomatic ties, according to an official in Ellison's office. The ... More >>
Uganda's Parliament could outlaw homosexuality and make it a crime punishable by death.
That's likely going to make for slow airline travel for Somalis in the Twin Cities.
The candidate running to unseat Keith Ellison ought to cool her rhetoric, says a spokeswoman for a leading Muslim-American group.
In an interview, the Minneapolis lawyer defends her comments about Islam and Keith Ellison.
Lynne Torgerson says she's big on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but not, evidently, when it comes to Muslims.
Rep. Keith Ellison announced a trip to Saudi Arabia with Minnesota companies for a trade mission to boost business relations abroad.
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'The Kingdom' Pretends to Say Something About the War on Terror, but in the End It's Just Another Shoot-'Em-Up
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
Petroleum-based spy thriller fails to strike black gold
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Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
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The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
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When "immigrant" and "terrorist" are made synonymous
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Clausewitz, Iraq, and fourth-generation warfare
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From ex-Nazis to camo cowboys, Ken Silverstein examines the weird world of brothers in arms
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Teaching our children to notice and honor our natural surroundings
Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.