Royalton is a small town in central Minnesota, population 1,242. The police department has one full-time officer and two part-timers. Between them you'll find the standard cop gear: guns, vests, uniforms. But also a grenade launcher. A tad excessive? Adam Gunderson, the chief of police, wouldn't ... More >>
Last December, Michele Bachmann went on Jan Markell's radio show and said she spent 2012 fretting about the Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens Over th ... More >>
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The maker of The Hurt Locker explores the darkness behind capturing Osama Bin Laden
Bin Laden: He's dead. Bachmann says so.One of the perks of Rep. Michele Bachmann's being on the House Intelligence Committee turns out to be that she gets to look at photos of a very dead Osama bin Laden before the rest of the world -- which will have to wait either until the pix are leaked, ... More >>
Osama bin Laden is dead. His body was buried at sea. The White House and the Pentagon have photos of the U.S. raid on his compound in Pakistan, but they haven't released the pictures to the public. There's obviously a huge demand to see a photo or video of bin Laden with a bullet through his sk ... More >>
NASCAR and the Army: Your tax dollars at work.Rep. Betty McCollum found herself the target last week of a racist fax message after she tried to defund the U.S. Army's budget for sponsoring a NASCAR car, and Republicans put the kibosh on her effort. But the St. Paul Democrat has switched gear ... More >>
McCollum isn't worried about NASCAR dads.The biggest drags on the national debt are entitlements and military spending, and Rep. Betty McCollum thinks the Army's $7 million sponsorship deal with NASCAR is a fine place for the Pentagon trim spending. "It's just a waste of money," McCollum chi ... More >>
Sometimes being a hero means denying the American military the funding it needs to uphold the law.The Don't Ask Don't Tell debate is over, but Tim Pawlenty seems to think that if he can revive it he might also be able to revive his so-far lifeless campaign to get Americans to remember his nam ... More >>
Who are you saying ought to be drug tested?Keith Ellison is none too happy with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs for putting down President Obama's liberal critics in a new interview. In fact, he wants Gibbs fired.The episode is further evidence that the president's uneasy truce with ... More >>
Photo: marcnTim Pawlenty butts in on New York City's businessUpdated: Rep. Keith Ellison trashes Pawlenty's "unseemly" pandering to extremists. Details after the jump. Muslims, evidently, are unpatriotic. That's the word from our ever-turning-rightward governor. He was asked by RealClearPoli ... More >>
Image via FacebookA serious constitutionalist, or "the knee-jerk liberal everyone thought he would be?"Al Franken's doodling and dozing at Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week created some web buzz and the usual criticisms of Senator Smalley. But when it came time for F ... More >>
Franken is going to bat for KaganThe U.S. Supreme Court has become a safe haven for the rich and powerful as part of a careful conservative campaign, and a dead end for regular folks with grievances, Sen. Al Franken said on the Senate floor yesterday (video after the jump). He invoked the ca ... More >>
Franken said he was moved to act after hearing the story of a KBR employee who alleges she was gang-raped by others in the company while posted in Baghdad.
It's the second time in recent weeks that Minnesota's junior senator has taken up traditionally feminist causes.
A two-month-old vote on a bill to protect rape victims still ties Republican senators in knots.
Al Franken is giving GOP senators fits because he's making it look as though they don't care about victims of rape.
Republicans were called "pro-rape" for voting against Franken's amendment, but what about the Department of Defense and the White House? They were against it too.
After making a slightly offhanded comment about the number of 9/11 truthers in his Minnesota district, Rep. Collin Peterson was called out by the state GOP and has now apologized in case you were offended.
After faulty wiring kills a Minnesota sailor, KBR gets more electrical work.
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St
The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.
'United 93' flies the unfriendly skies
Acid Mothers Temple sing a swan song for the land of the setting sun
A Coalition memo reveals that even true believers see the seeds of civil war in the occupation of Iraq
A friend and protégé tries to make sense of what's happened to Christopher Hitchens
A hyperliterate infant sets off a kidnapping caper in Percival Everett's metafictional farce, Glyph
The military turned Ron Falcon into an officer, a gentleman, and a doctor. When the brass discovered he was gay, they kicked him out and sent him the bill.