Don Shelby versus Erik Paulsen in the 3rd Congressional District would've been a lot of fun. But Shelby has decided that the benefit of holding a seat in a partisan-gridlocked Congress isn't worth the price.THE BACKSTORY: Shelby: "I would be a terrible congressman"Yesterday, Shelby informed the Dem ... More >>
It's a lesson former MNGOP Senate Bob Koss learned the hard way a few months ago -- things you say on Twitter can cost you your job.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state over last year The latest example comes courtesy of the Land of Cheese, where Democratic Party spokesman Graeme ... More >>
Minutes after R.T. Rybak announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term as mayor, City Council Member Betsy Hodges threw her hat firmly in the ring to replace him.Now, nearly a month later, Hodges is arming up: yesterday, she announced that Andrew O'Leary, former executive director of the Minnesota DFL pa ... More >>
See Also: Chris Fields: "Keith Ellison is militantly anti-America" Chris Fields says Keith Ellison isn't doing enough for black people With the election inching closer, GOP-endorsed Congressional candidate Chris Fields is upping the attack rhetoric, now accusing Keith Ellison of "reverse racism" ... More >>
Nearly three weeks since the end of the trial, San Francisco Democrats are entering the debate over Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman from Minneapolis who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. The city's Democratic Party passed a resolution last week calling McDonald's treatme ... More >>
Morgan Freeman is not campaigning against Shelly Moore.Morgan Freeman has used his voice to play the President of the United States, Nelson Mandela and God. But the man whose iconic tones once narrated marching penguins did not narrate a new political ad running in Wisconsin, though one might thi ... More >>
Those silly Republicans are finally admitting what we knew all along: They don't mind having Minnesota's Senate seat empty for now.
Considering the double-digit lead Obama owns in Minnesota, the presidential pick was utterly predictable. Fa ... More >>
President Bush didn't bother waiting until all the bodies had been recovered from the Mississippi river to politicize the disastrous collapse of the I-35 bridge.
Exactly how much political influence can $5 or $6 million buy, anyhow?
Army officials consider allowing a military theme park next to a Virginia army base, global warming causing cliff faces to drop in the Swiss Alps, Bea Arthur and Rock Hudson sing about drugs, Berkeley Breathed discusses his in-laws, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Some Blockbusters resume late fees, the DNC goes after Mean Jean, the museum of advertising icons, the Falsies Awards, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Tomorrow--or later today, if you're a City Pages newsletter subscriber--citypages.com will be posting this week's cover story about Howard Dean and his futile quest to point the Democratic party in a new direction. Meantime, despite the many efforts of his own party to shut Dean up, the DNC chairman ... More >>
Al Franken buys Mill City condo; eyes 2008 "Purple State" Senate run Salon's got a rambling interview with the comic today in which he and various pundits handicap his chances of unseating Republican Norm Coleman. The talking heads like his chances; but then, apparently, they liked Howard Dean's c ... More >>
Where the campaigning was frenzied, the voters worried, and the outlook bleak
Picked-up pieces from Iowa
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.
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
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.
Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions