Sona Mehring founded CaringBridge, a social networking site designed to facilitate communication from sick or hospitalized people to their family and friends.SEE ALSO: John Kline hosting fundraiser for "anti-abortion zealot with running tab at Planned Parenthood" She recently resigned from the compa ... More >>
The Wellstone Act could bring better health care to millions of Americans
Norm Coleman may be the most popular Republican in Minnesota, but he apparently doesn't think he's popular enough to take down Al Franken.SEE ALSO: Norm Coleman praises Obama gun control speech that didn't use the word "guns" It looks like those hoping for a rematch of the ridiculously close and con ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Kurt Bills' moribund campaign has Brodkorb, other MNGOPers wailing and gnashing teeth-- Michael Brodkorb gloats over MNGOP's money woesMichael Brodkorb tried constructive criticism, but now he's seen enough.In a blog post published yesterday, Brodkorb does everything but demand that Kurt ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remark-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scru ... More >>
On a 74-22 vote, the U.S. Senate today approved a two year, $109 billion surface transportation bill that would provide Minnesota with $700 million for transportation and infrastructure projects.With one in 10 bridges in Minnesota deemed to be structurally deficient, the funds would allow for the ... More >>
It's official -- Michele Bachmann will not run unopposed in her bid to be reelected as Minnesota's U.S. House representative from the 6th congressional district. Yesterday, Anne Nolan, an attorney and MBA who works for a workplace consulting and training business, announced she'll be seeking the ... More >>
Today, state Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, announced he is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar this November.Bills, 42, a high school economic teacher and former Rosemount City Council members, will compete against former state Rep. Dan Severson and decorated war veteran Pe ... More >>
We gotta give her credit -- Michele Bachmann got it done.Last week, Gov. Dayton wrote Bachmann a letter informing her that the state would reallocate money currently set aside for a new Stillwater bridge if the project wasn't approved by the U.S. House before March 15. With only a handful of legi ... More >>
After the upcoming election, Michele Bachmann will no longer represent Stillwater. Nonetheless, she remains "absolutely committed" to building a new Minnesota-to-Wisconsin bridge in the Stillwater area.Time is running short for the bridge design currently under consideration. In response to a let ... More >>
Walz's STOCK Act was a bipartisan hit, but House GOPers stripped out a key provision.Today, the U.S. House followed the Senate and passed a Congressional insider trading ban originally introduced by Mankato Democrat Tim Walz.The so-called STOCK Act proved extremely popular in both the chambers, w ... More >>
Bachmann, Ellison: Debt makes for strange bedfellows.Finally, Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison have something in common. Yesterday's U.S. House vote to raise the debt ceiling and make $2 trillion in spending cuts passed the U.S. House 269-161, but Minnesota's most conservative and most liberal ... More >>
C-SPANMichele Bachmann: Representation without legislation.With so much written about the wild things Michele Bachmann says, City Pages thought we'd take a look at what she has actually accomplished in Congress. Despite Bachmann's early success in the presidential polls, her congressional record ... More >>
"It's not symbolic," Rep. Michele Bachmann said yesterday, before the U.S. House symbolically passed a bill 245-189 that would repeal the healthcare reform act. She and other Minnesota Republicans voted for the repeal, while Democrats opposed it. The legislation will be dead on arrival in the ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Ellison keeps swinging left.Regardless of the Election Day teabagger wave, a whole lot of Democrats won re-election to the House of Representatives two weeks ago, sent there by Americans who expect them to fight the Republican tide. One of those Democrats is 5th district Rep. Keith Ellison. ... More >>
The race up north.By the time we cut out early this morning, the Republicans were on their way to historic sweep in the House of Representatives, tossing out Democrats by the fistful. But as the dust settled in seven out of the eight Minnesota congressional races, exactly nothing changed. ... More >>
Here comes the rescue party.Joe Miller is the teabaggin' crazy running for U.S. Senate in Alaska who recently had a reporter arrested for being, well, a reporter. Given her tendency these days to duck real reporters in favor of campaign contributors like Sean Hannity, maybe that's why Michel ... More >>
Bachmann hasn't yet convinced Kline and Paulsen to drink the tea Tea for thee? As of 9:30 a.m. today, no other member of the House of Representatives from Minnesota has signed on as a member Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus, the official "receptacle" of people pissed off that democratic e ... More >>
We don't know if how many convicted felons actually, really and truly voted illegally and flipped the 2008 U.S. Senate race for Democrat Al Franken. And frankly, we're a little skeptical about taking a Republican pressure group's "research" at face value over the matter. Not so Tim Pawlenty. ... More >>
Coping with the old-boy's clubShe's already peeved at the sexism in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor, and the current debate over Elena Kagan for a similar appointment, so maybe this isn't too surprising: According to a new book by Terrence Samuel, "The Upper House: ... More >>
A bill designed to make sure the scandals at the now-defunct Gang Strike Force never happen again passed the state House of Representatives last night.
Is she running for U.S. Senate?Are we looking at a U.S. Senate race in 2012 pitting incumbent DFLer Amy Klobuchar against Rep. Michele Bachmann, if the crazy conservative loses her congressional district to poor census numbers? That was the buzz on the floor of the state GOP convention today ... More >>
Via WikipediaThe Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after Timothy McVeigh's act of anti-government terrorism.U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum raised eyebrows last week when she took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to ask certain unnamed colleagues to cool their overheated right-wing ... More >>
The minority Republicans are licking their wounds and figuring out what to do next.
The program that sent $250,000 to Michele Bachmann's family farm appears bullet proof.
The "Kennedy seat" in the senate goes to a Republican, health care reform dies, and now this. It's a bad week for liberals.
A Republican may win the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
When it comes to raking in cold, hard cash from fellow Minnesota Republican pols, Michele Bachmann is coming up short.
The news opens one more chapter in the contentious dispute over the legitimacy of the 2008 election results.
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This is probably not how U.S. Sen. Al Franken would like you to remember his legislative record this year.
The District 6 congresswoman is crazy like a fox, but maybe a little too in love with Fox.
The District 6 congresswoman says there's a nefarious plot afoot to allow ACORN to influence banking regulation.
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Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
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