Yesterday, the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board hit the Senate DFL caucus with a $100,000 fine for illegally coordinating activity between DFL candidates who were running for Senate seats last year.SEE ALSO: MNGOP accuses DFL of "using racist tactics" by darkening photo of Repu ... More >>
Both Michele Bachmann and Jim Graves decide not to vie for the 6th District
On October 23, the Brainerd Dispatch published a letter to the editor written by a self-proclaimed Democrat named Stephen Sundquist.SEE ALSO:-- Fargo-Moorhead Forum publishes comically sexist 'war against men' letter to the editor-- Mike Parry falsely claims Faribault Daily News' endorsement; gets s ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- GOP Reps. Erik Paulsen and John Kline taking heat for supporting "forcible rape" language-- Erik Paulsen glitter-bombed [VIDEO]-- No one wants to talk to Erik PaulsenU.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Eden Prairie, won't debate his Democratic challenger. So if he won't let his positions on the is ... More >>
Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis
Al Franken is playing senator again today with a visit to Washington, D.C. to chill with the elected Democrats in office.
Reid said the Senate Democratic leaders were ready to seat Franken as soon as April if the contest continues to drag on, but Coleman should be the hero and concede.
A Dartmouth study of the Minnesota Senate recount shows more evidence that undervotes in the race could favor Al Franken in his ... More >>
Is a national convention a good idea for the Twin Cities, or just its pols?
Why does Howard Dean's own party consider him the most dangerous character in Washington?
And other questions from the campaign trail
Where the campaigning was frenzied, the voters worried, and the outlook bleak
Why We Should All Give Up on the Democrats: A Polemical Essay
Why is Gregory Gray so important to Paul Wellstone?
Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
You'd think that Clinton's decision amounting to a death sentence for thousands of HIV-positive Americans might generate a public outcry. Instead, the chattering classes were obsessed with Dick Gephardt's speech at Harvard.
A recent Supreme Court decision upholding tight Minnesota rules on cross-party endorsements quashed the possibility of third parties playing a balance-of-power role in most states. Thus, the only hope for a renewal of progressive electoral politics is for
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.
If there were any doubts that Reno is in a self-evident conflict of interest, the revelation that the White House was able to conceal the videotapes from her less-than-zealous Justice Department underlings should remove those doubts.
Throwing more poor kids onto the social trash heap while making a present of $50 billion to the nicotine merchants hasn't harmed Clinton's popularity in the slightest.
In their plodding way the Thompson hearings have elicited much new info illustrating the Democratic Party's orgy of greed for campaign cash.
There's less to the House minority leader's budget opposition than meets the eye
Paul Wellstone, the Senate's most liberal member, has called the deal "a budget without a soul." Yet even Wellstone refuses to break with Clinton, for he fails to offer a systemic analysis of how it came to be.
Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.