If you had any doubt that ousting Michele Bachmann from the Intelligence Committee should be a no-brainer, check out this video.FROM LAST WEEK: Jim Graves will run again next year, setting up rematch with Bachmann [UPDATE]
Bachmann, who remains on the committee despite a recent 200,000-person petiti ... More >>
Glenn Beck took a page out of Michele Bachmann's playbook while coming to the beleaguered congresswoman's defense this week. He blamed the ethical mess she finds herself in on those damn Muslims -- in particular, Minnesota's Somali population. SEE ALSO: MN secession petition: Glenn Beck to be first ... More >>
A day after we told you about how the MPD's publicly available license plate data could be used by stalkers to track their victims, Mayor R.T. Rybak is requesting the state remove that information from the public realm.SEE ALSO: Melissa Hill's new blog allows you to "Track the Police" using public d ... More >>
Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, is one of Minnesota's staunchest gun rights advocates. In fact, last legislative session, he authored a "deadly force" bill that would've dramatically expanded the range of situations in which gun owners could lawfully use deadly force (the bill was ultimately veto ... More >>
Shane Bauer, left, and Josh Fattal are finally free.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal are coming home, and not a moment too soon.Two years after they were first detained in Iran on fraudulent spying charges, and two months into an eight-year prison sentence, Bauer, a Minnesota native and international ... More >>
Petraeus: Serious about an investigation.Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Afghanistan, has ordered an investigation over a report last week that alleges a military psy-ops team tried to play mind tricks on visiting U.S. lawmakers -- including Sen. Al Franken.
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Clueless.For all her ability to gin up fans via social media on the Internet, Michele Bachmann really does seem clueless when it comes to the inner workings of the information superhighway.
Take her call today for the resignation of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. In it, she castigates ... More >>
Shane Bauer can't count on Mama Grizzly.We can probably all agree that a public Twitter account isn't the best place to shoot for nuance in U.S. diplomatic relations. But that didn't stop U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley.
We also can't be too surprised that Sarah Palin would pick ... More >>
Shane Bauer goes on trial in November.Amid the massive dump of secret Iraq war documents at WikiLeaks: Support for an earlier report that Minnesota native Shane Bauer and two other American friends were hiking on Iraqi territory when they were seized by Iranian border guards in July 2009.
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McCollum reminds the Rwandan government of U.S. generosity in foreign aidWill this help? Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced, and Keith Ellison has cosponsored, a U.S. House resolution calling on the Rwandan government to release accused genocide denier William Mitchell law professor Peter Erl ... More >>
Looking for a media beef that distills the journalism industry's rapid decentralization into a convenient and fun dichotomy? Of course you are.Background: Twin Cites-based citizen journalism site The UpTake had its state Capitol press space reservations canceled after Rochester Post-Bulletin edit ... More >>
"Denied entry to Gaza - hostilities. On to Rafah. Tweet cha when I get there," writes Rep. Keith Ellison Friday morning on his Twitter account.
The Minneapolis congressman had been accompanying a trade delegation of 16 U.S. corporations to Saudi Arabia, helping to open doors for bilateral co ... More >>
Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.