The White House

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    July 16, 2014
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    April 4, 2014

    House votes to ban abortions after fetus can "feel pain"

    Yesterday, the House approved two abortion-restricting amendments.The "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," introduced by Rep. Liz Holberg, R-Lakeville, bans abortions 20 weeks after conception. The second, offered by Rep. Patti Fritz, D-Faribault, basically prohibits state-sponsored health ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Michele Bachmann suggests Islam is America's enemy [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Bachmann and Jim Graves now neck and neck as Michele's favorability tanks-- The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens-- Michele Bachmann on Ellison: 'He has long record of association with Muslim Brotherhood'Over the past couple months, Michele ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2012

    The real R.T. Rybak

    Up close and personal with the Minneapolis mayor

  • Calendar

    September 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Bachmann carpetbags in Iowa for presidential announcement

    She's serious.​Michele Bachmann has announced that she's going home in June to announce her White House intentions. Not her home in the 6th congressional district. No, she's going "home" to Waterloo, Iowa. She hasn't lived there since she was small child (and she's faked her own family's root ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Obama dings Bachmann in teleprompter satire [VIDEO]

    What's with this obsession over Obama's teleprompter?​Michele Bachmann is definitely on the radar at the White House. Barack Obama not only mocked her mating dance with birthers by suggesting she was a crypto Canadian at the White House Correspondents Dinner; his media gurus put together a v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Minnesota guardsmen back from Iraq may not get paid

    army.milMembers of the 103rd ESC receiving their combat patches last year.​Sgt. Jamie Engelbretson had been back from Iraq for less than 24 hours when she got the bad news today: because of the looming government shut-down, her next paycheck will likely be cut in half. The next paycheck may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty caught wandering the Super Bowl sideline [PHOTO OF THE DAY]

    dustytrice.comT-Paw does Dallas.​The Vikings didn't make it to the Super Bowl, but Tim Pawlenty went anyway. A photographer caught our former governor on hiatus from his book tour, hands in pockets, standing around on the sidelines at Cowboys Stadium before the game began. Was he there to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Leith Anderson, Tim Pawlenty's pastor, named to Obama's faith council

    Leith Anderson, friend of the White House.​Leith Anderson is Tim and Mary Pawlenty's pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie. He's head of the National Association of Evangelicals. And now he's been named to President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnershi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty sold fewer than 5,000 copies of his book

    Not a lot of buyers.​Not only has Tim Pawlenty's national book tour blitz failed completely to do anything about his non-existent national support for a White House bid among the Republican faithful, it's also barely garnered him any book sales. What does this guy have to do to find some atte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Five invasive species that threaten Minnesota waters

    Photo: MN DNRThis bighead carp was caught on Lake Pepin in 2007​June 23 was probably like any other day for the 20-pound bighead carp. Meander through south Chicago's Lake Calumet. Eat a few pounds of plankton. Frighten some minnows. Excrete said plankton. But the Asian carp, six miles from La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Ruth Stewart, 105, wastes away in Margaritaville

    Via WikipediaRuth Stewart nibbled on some cake and tippled a Margarita​Her hearing's going, although her friends seem to think her memory's OK. Still, on Ruth Stewart's 105th birthday -- she was born on the Fourth of July -- she needed a frozen concoction to help her hang on. Here's a woman w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Michele Bachmann defends "gangster" line to Geraldo Rivera (Video)

    Beware of gangsters bent on saving the auto industry​Michele Bachmann has found a suitably attention-grabbing moniker for the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House: "Gangster government." And at various points in the past few weeks, she's drawn fire from the likes of everyone from Bi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2010
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    November 10, 2009

    Pawlenty's road show heads to Florida

    If it's Friday it must be Florida: Gov. Tim Pawlenty will continue racking up the frequent flyer miles when he puts in an appearance Nov. 13 at The Forum Club of Southwest Florida in Palm Beach, north of Miami.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Republicans called "pro-rape" for Franken amendment vote, but what about the White House?

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    The Fix is in for Pawlenty

    T-Paw's presidential ambitions get another nudge, as if he needed it.

  • Music

    August 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    That'll show 'em: Franken votes against Obama

    In Sen. Al Franken's first vote as an elected official for Minnesota, he rejected a White House proposal to dump some terrorism funding.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Strib uses dwindling reporting resources to interview talking dogs

    As the Star Tribune slashes their newsroom staff, their reporters are producing video cli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Wine industry toasts the Obamas

    Winemakers are happy to have a drinker in the White House.

  • News

    August 27, 2008


    Federalis abolishae

  • Calendar

    September 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    8/14 Morning Communiqué

    Cannabis grower claims pot was for genital itch, director of a Christian boot camp charged with dragging a 15-year-old girl behind a van, the 10 most expensive painting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007

    6/6 Morning Communiqué

    Miami burglar kills himself in a giant fan, the Bush Administration to make it harder to monitor global warming from space, dogs dr ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 8, 2006
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2006

    10/31 Morning Communiqué

    Bush signs law giving himself dictatorial powers under martial law, black cat adoptions put on hold until after Halloween, Judi Dench si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006

    7/12 Morning Communiqué

    Bush's senior aides receive $4,200 in cost of living increases, women still prefer male bosses, Ernie and Bert come to terms with their relationship, Geek Squad double agent badge on eBay, the Minnesota Blog(s) of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    7/7 Morning Communiqué

    The new head of al Qaeda in Iraq might be in an Egyptian prison, the Great Lakes continue to post low water levels, Wal-Mart reports small gains due to high fuel costs, the top five places for art lovers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2005
  • Columns

    August 31, 2005
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    August 3, 2005

    'Commander in Chief' creator: We're running like madmen away from politics!

    Creator/executive producer Rod Lurie wants to make it clear that his new ABC show, "Commander in Chief," starring Academy Award winner Geena Davis as an independent vice president thrust into power following the death of a Republican president, will take great pains to skirt as many political issues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2005
  • Sports

    October 15, 2003

    Space is the Place

    Exploring TV's final frontier: The syndicated action series

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    Bring 'em On!

    The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism

  • Sports

    January 17, 2001

    Wing and a Prayer

    The West Wing inaugurates a new administration

  • Feature

    February 11, 1998

    Plugged Up

    Allegations that the president's personal secretary was involved in a cover-up--obscured in the headlines by the White House's skillful media handling--represent the biggest danger yet for Clinton's credibility.

  • Feature

    January 7, 1998

    Birds of a Feather

    Prosecutors were finally able to nail Tyson Foods--one of the three corporate behemoths that launched and sustained Bill Clinton's political career.

  • Feature

    December 17, 1997

    Will They Ever Learn?

    Polls show that a majority of swing voters disapprove of Janet Reno's decision not to seek an outside prosecutor for Donorgate. That's bad news for the liberals who keep pooh-poohing the corruption issue.

  • Feature

    November 5, 1997

    Jokers Wild

    Gambling-rich tribes opposing a casino in Hudson--including the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota and the Mille Lacs Chippewa--hired heavy-hitting lobbyist Patrick O'Connor, who personally spoke to the president about the matter at a fundraiser in Minneapolis.

  • Feature

    October 29, 1997

    Union Made

    Laborers' union members, mostly low-paid black and Hispanic workers, financed their president's White House visits while the Justice Department quashed a mob investigation.

  • Feature

    October 1, 1997


    The Real Revolution Radio: Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica's Democracy Now!

  • Feature

    August 13, 1997


    The squabble between Jesse Helms and William Weld over the latter's confirmation as ambassador to Mexico has more to do with personal pique than ideology.

  • Feature

    April 9, 1997
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    March 5, 1997
  • Feature

    February 12, 1997

    Motel 1600 Revisited

    The view from Lincoln's bedroom.

  • Feature

    January 8, 1997
  • Feature

    September 18, 1996

    Friendly Fire?

    The TWA incident, Contra coke, and other affairs of the Internet

  • News

    December 6, 1995
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