Condoleezza Rice, former national security advisor and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, is scheduled to give a speech on April 17 at the Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series."But on April 3, the Univer ... More >>
In a post published on their blog by a site administrator last weekend, the Central Minnesota Tea Party broke out one of Rep. Mary Franson's greatest hits.SEE ALSO: Mary Franson upset by "offensive" anti-Gulf oil spill House prayer Franson, you might recall, got herself in trouble in early 2012 when ... More >>
If you had any doubt about what Michele Bachmann meant when she said she was "very excited" about the prospect of a government shutdown and characterized that outcome as "exactly what [House Republicans] wanted," consider her appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show yesterday.SEE ALSO: Obama mocks ... More >>
A dispute that has been ongoing for years recently escalated: Notorious Bible hander-outer Brian Johnson filed a federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis Park Board, alleging that his constitutional rights are violated by the Twin Cities Pride Festival's "no pride zone" policy. That policy, endorsed ... More >>
Minnesota's Republican vanguard is throwing its weight behind Mitt Romney's bid to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.Later today, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and House Majority Leader Matt Dean will reportedly headline a list of Romney's legislative backers. Last week's polling indicates ... More >>
Was Michele Bachmann treated differently from other candidates because she's batshit crazy? That's the provocative question asked in a video by The Onion today.Michele Bachmann was the only woman in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, as well as the only lunatic, which has led some to q ... More >>
This stadium will have to wait until the legislature's New Year's hangover wears off.The Minnesota Vikings are, putting it kindly, not a very special football team right now. Fittingly, the team won't get a special session from the legislature to rule on its new stadium(s?), and will have to wait ... More >>
Gov. Scott Walker's allies get caught in a dirty trick.A number of Wisconsin Republicans are still trying to figure out how to survive the PR debacle birthed by their public employee union busting legislation earlier this year. One of the upshots is a series of recall drives being launched agains ... More >>
Made for each other.It's one thing for the mainstream media, or an alt weekly like City Pages, to call out Michele Bachmann for hypocrisy and political hackery. But it's another matter entirely when a conservative news website turns on one of its own and does the same thing. That's why we r ... More >>
Katherine Windels got carried away.There's no doubt that pro- and anti-union forces used almost every trick in the book during the assembly battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's bill to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. But while there was a lot of shouting, scre ... More >>
Kathy Nickolaus admits she screwed up, but says she won't resign.Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus appears to have been exposed as either a ham-fisted political hack, or simply incompetent. Or maybe it's both. But just because she flipped a much-watched Wisconsin Supreme Court election i ... More >>
Mark RiechersIt's not dead yet.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been invited to the Illinois state line for a face-to-face meeting with some of the 14 Democratic state senators who won't give Republicans the quorum needed to pass their union-busting bill. A showdown now that Walker's tanking in t ... More >>
It's make-your-mind-up time.Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald says some of the 14 Democrats want to come home.As long as 14 Wisconsin Senate Democrats stay on the lam, GOP Gov. Scott Walker can't push his controversial union busting bill through the Legislature. So he threatened again today to start laying off 1,500 public sector ... More >>
Surly asks for help to get dream brewery approvalWhen Surly Brewing Company announced plans for a new $20-million brewery complex last week the Twin Cities beer world exploded with excitement. This wasn't going to be just any brewery; this was going to be a "destination brewery" complete with ... More >>
Tom Emmer says it's time to move on.Given the steady drip, drip, drip of his failed ballot challenges and dead-end legal maneuvers since Election Day, it almost seems anticlimactic that Republican Tom Emmer has finally concluded that his race for governor is lost. A lot of GOP insiders, and ... More >>
Fox News thinks Tim Pawlenty is small fry.Fox News news is up with a feature called "12 in 2012," a kind of working list made up of potential Republican challengers to President Barack Obama in the next general election. The good news for Tim Pawlenty is that he made the list. The bad news i ... More >>
Ellison swept his opponents off the mapWith 95 percent of the precincts reporting, looks like Keith Ellison has won a second term to Congress. The numbers came in fast and decisive: Ellison, 68.5 percent, Joel Demos, 23.6 percent.This race had more than its fair share of bigoted overtones.
GOP.comMichael Steele is in the heezy.Michael Steele, the chairman of the National Republican Party famous for perpetually having a mouthful of his own foot, is rallying the faithful in Minneapolis this afternoon.The fund-raising lunch, being held at the Hilton at noon, is being hosted by the Ele ... More >>
Nick VlcekMAK attack on the technology industry.Margaret Anderson Kelliher will not be unemployed come January. The outgoing Minnesota House Speaker landed a job as president of the Minnesota High Tech Association, a non-profit that advocates for the state's technology industry.
The Matt Entenza gubernatorial campaign has been full of WTF moments. Remember, this is the guy who picked a FOX 9 news anchor/jewelry entrepreneur to be his running mate. Then there was that false report that the Minnesota faction of the National Organization for Women endorsed Entenza over Marga ... More >>
The governor recently told Newsweek that it might be hard to be a presidential candidate in 2012 because nobody knows who he is.
The District 6 congresswoman is crazy like a fox, but maybe a little too in love with Fox.
The GOP congresswoman is a nominee for a reality-challenged rant on Sean Hannity's Fox News show.
Norm. You lost. You know you lost. It's getting ridiculous. Exit with... just exit.
Rep. Michele Bachmann gave $1,000 to Ted Tedisco, the Republican New York legislator vying for the Congressional slot left open in recent shuffling of New York politicians.
In the latest poll about Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's job performance, his approval rating hit the lowest level since October 2006.
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.
They've jumped on the Sen. Norm Coleman bandwagon to continue blaming Franken for the recount and then for trying to steal the ... More >>
Current exit polls are good news for Barack Obama and Al Franken. But again, exit polls are terrible and shouldn't be trusted.
The subscription-only newsletter Politics in Minnesota is reporting that Star Tribune veteran Dane Smith has taken a buyout: Remember that fascinating story about the state's two most powerful interest groups, Education Minnesota and the Taxpayers League? That was vintage Dane Smith. He excelled ... More >>
You know it is getting close to election time for Governor Tim Pawlenty when he starts bashing immigrants.
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald isn't finished with the Bush White House yet
As evidence of public disgust mounts, Congress and the White House are continuing to stonewall on campaign finance reform