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  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Minnesota 2nd-Most Liberal State, Study Says

    A study put together by The Hill concludes that Minnesota is the second-most liberal state in the country, only behind Washington.The Hill cites Minnesota's history of supporting Democratic presidential candidates and the DFL's control of the legislature, among other factors, as reasons the state is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Wisconsin to get tougher on marijuana laws

    Wisconsin legislators approved a bill Tuesday that allows local municipalities more power to punish marijuana use. As it stands, municipal courts in Wisconsin have the right to prosecute first-time offenders who are found in possession of less than 25 grams. Anyone arrested more than once goes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Survey: Minnesotans want medical marijuana but split on full legalization

    A new St. Cloud State University survey shows that the overwhelming majority of Minnesotans favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. More than three-fourths of people interviewed in late October -- 76 percent -- answered yes to the question, "Would you support or oppose making marijuana l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    10 percent of Minnesota households worry about putting food on the table

    SEE ALSO:- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says - Minnesota has put on a few pounds, per latest national fat survey Here's the good news: Minnesotans have more access to enough food than most Americans. The bad news: 1 in 10 households in the state still worry about putting fo ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2012

    Archbishop John Nienstedt crusades against gay marriage

    But increasingly, his flock of Minnesota Catholics isn't following

  • News

    December 14, 2011

    College bowl system loots universities

    U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit

  • News

    October 19, 2011

    Obama's War on Weed

    In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Ron Paul announces campaign event in St. Cloud

    Ron Paul is coming to Michele Bachmann's backyard, but not for a BBQ.​Ron Paul is making noise in the Republican presidential nomination game, at least compared to his previously inaudible runs for the White House.Paul is sitting fourth in the most recent Gallup Poll, just outside mainstreamers Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's 10 greatest misses

    Tim Pawlenty: Thanks for the memories.​Tim Pawlenty is not going to be president, and it's all his fault. Over the weekend, T-Paw's campaign ended, as it started, with a whimper. Since he officially declared his candidacy in March, Pawlenty's campaign for president has been a roller coaster ride - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Michele Bachmann second in Gallup poll

    Bachmann's in second, and gaining rapidly.​Michele Bachmann is in second place to Mitt Romney in a new national Gallup poll.Bachmann trails Romney  27-18, and she's gaining on him rapidly. But the Bachmann campaign shouldn't start celebrating just yet. In a separate piece of the poll, when G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Michele Bachmann takes the lead in national poll

    Bachmann's ahead of Romney when Palin's not in the game.​Oh, God, it's really happening. Michele Bachmann is the leading Republican presidential candidate, according to a poll released this morning by Public Policy Polling.  Bachmann took a tiny lead -- 21 percent to 20 percent -- over Mitt R ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2011

    Daily Kos: Markos Moulitsas's website changed politics

    Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Ten Reasons to Elect Tim Pawlenty President of the United States of America

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    New York Times calls Michele Bachmann the next Sarah Palin

    We see the resemblance​We've long been saying that Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin have more in common than conservative opinions and a penchant for misstating the facts. Now, the New York Times has pointed out the same truth. In a piece comparing the two Republican politicians' families, ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Obama thrashes Pawlenty in NBC-Wall Street Journal poll

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Scott Walker: Wisconsin has buyer's remorse

    Maybe Wisconsinites are embarrassed by Scott Walker's epic phone fail.​Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives his big budget address today in Madison, where he's expected to defend not just trying to neuter public employee unions, but also slashing funding for public education and local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty second in Arizona tea party poll

    Matt VisionquestTim Pawlenty, tea party hero​All his threats about pushing gays back into the closet, shutting down the federal government, busting unions, and insulting the president seem to finally be paying off for Tim Pawlenty. He keynoted a steeped-in-tea confab over the weekend in Arizona c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty also-rans in Gallup poll

    Running for president? Whatever.​Tim Pawlenty has been on the road and in front of TV cameras incessantly to promote his book and his White House ambitions. Michele Bachmann happily feeds rumors that she wants to be president, too; she practically has an endowed chair at Fox News; and her attacks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's debt limit dream is a nightmare, Boehner says

    Another Bachmann confrontation with House leaders.​Queen of the tea party Rep. Michele Bachmann, with an assist from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is ramping up her battle urging Congress to block an increase in the federal debt ceiling. Forget it, says House Speaker John Boehner. That's a recipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Barack Obama vs. Michele Bachmann: No contest in new poll

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Karl Rove visits Mall of America on Thursday

    ​Is he rewriting history or setting the record straight? Why not tell Karl Rove what you think in person? George W. Bush's former senior advisor -- "Bush's brain" -- is going to be at the Mall of America to sign copies of his first book, "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Sarah Palin headlines teabagger week in Minnesota

    ​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 >>

  • News

    January 13, 2010

    Marijuana steadily creeps toward legalization

    Is D.C. finally ready to let us toke up?

  • News

    August 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Franken tries to get the funny back during Air America party

    Franken_Althumb-12.jpg Perhaps his most risky joke was retelling a line from Chris Rock, when he says, "And George W. Bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008
  • Feature

    January 9, 2008

    A raucous Iowa caucus

    The Wizard of Odds: Iowa begins the road to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul

  • Unknown

    November 8, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2005

    11/29: Morning Communique

    Big butts affecting drug injections, majority opposition to banning abortion, a craptastic webcam karaoke performance, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2005

    Gallup: public opposition to draft reaches record proportions

    Only a slim majority supports voluntary enlistment of a loved one From Editor & Publisher: With military recruitment shortfalls reaching a near-crisis, a new Gallup poll suggests further troubles, as far fewer American adults express support for their children enlisting. Gallup also has found that ... More >>

  • Arts

    December 8, 2004

    Damn Dirty Apes

    Evolving Penguin brings intelligent design to 'Inherit the Wind'

  • Books

    May 27, 1998

    Winging It

    With labor unrest brewing among airline employees, Northwest's PR doctors keep spinning in the wind