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 >>
Michele Bachmann's remarks about the Muslim Brotherhood during her weekend visit to Egypt were so preposterous, one expert on the country compared them to a Saturday Night Live skit.SEE ALSO: Bachmann won't run again: Top 10 tweets In other words, unfortunately, it's business as usual.
Jesse Ventura has decided to proceed in his defamation case against Christopher Kyle, the Iraq war vet and best-selling author who was gunned down at a shooting range earlier this year, says Ventura's attorney, David Olsen. Ventura filed the suit in February 2012, alleging Kyle fabricated a story ... More >>
Before there was Colin Farrell, there was Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a surprisingly worthy action film
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Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69" Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>
Everyone has an opinion about the killing of Osama bin Laden. In Minnesota, a lot of them used Twitter to luxuriate in sweet revenge for 9/11. Others found absurd humor in reactionary politics, or lamented that the state of the world hasn't changed very much in the past 24 hours. We've coll ... More >>
Wingnut of the Year.Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.
From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border
The Minnesota congresswoman gives Sarah Palin a run for her money
Angels go renegade at the Gremlin
Il Divo glitters among duller bulbs like The Girl From Monaco, Just Another Love Story
This time they picked the wrong country
The Jungle presents a touching story about a drag queen's search for love
A Minneapolis author helps raise new questions about the King assassination
A 24-year-old veteran seeks redemption for atrocities committed during the Iraq war
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
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
Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.
When a couple of students objected to the course materials in Stephen Philion's race and culture class at Hamline University, he thought the trouble would pass. Wrong.
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.
Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.
The Norman Conquest A feisty and more colorful brand of politics invaded the U.S. Senate chambers yesterday as British M.P. George Galloway sat before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee investigating the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, chaired by Norm Coleman. Coleman ... More >>
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72
How personal tragedy made a politician of Patty Wetterling
For years, a man who called himself Badger lived in an old broke-down van while creating a monumental work of public art. Then, something went wrong down on the Mississippi.
As a Child, Cy Thao Crossed the Mekong from Laos to a New World. Now His Paintings Are Taking the Hmong People Home.
Meet the neighbors
Clausewitz, Iraq, and fourth-generation warfare
Director Sam Raimi finds a superhero to love
How can you sample the Statue of Liberty? What is Wile E. Coyote standing on when he runs off a cliff? Solving the riddles of the universe with digital artist Paul Higham
For years the Salvation Army's Harbor Light homeless shelter has been plagued by inept management, insufficient security, and unspeakable acts. And Hennepin County taxpayers are footing the bill.
A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock
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.
When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.
How to answer God's call to feed the world's starving children? Richard Proudfit couldn't figure it out. Then Y2K answered his prayers.
Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.
Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?
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.