Ex-senator wants to use campaign funds for legal defense, while a current representative parades his ex-gay friend on the House floor
According to Michael Brodkorb, the reason Minnesotans are being asked to enshrine a gay marriage ban into the state constitution this November isn't because of some paranoid concern about the sanctity of marriage or the family. Rather, it's all about election year politics.SEE ALSO:-- Michael Brodko ... More >>
When you're seeing red from tail lights on 35W in the morning, you can start wondering what all those other commuters are doing. Does everyone have to be at work at the same time as you? How long would it take to get to the office if you finally gave in and switched to the bus? And is traffic in the ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- Iowa Rep. Steve King: Another GOPer hopelessly out of touch about rape, conception [VIDEO]Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's troubling "legitimate rape" comments have created an opening for D ... More >>
Last week, we shared the trailer of GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills' 48 Hour Film Project, Staring at the Future.Suffice it to say, it's not good. In fact, as we wrote at the time, it's absolutely, horrifyingly awful. So it stands to reason that the full five-minute video would also make Hitchc ... More >>
A great portrayal of Langston Hughes
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 >>
The bill providing long-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration is a case study in how complicated legislation coming before the U.S. Senate can be. As a condition of funding the FAA long-term, congressional Republicans demanded that the percentage of transportation workers' signatur ... More >>
Is complaining about Calhoun's support for slavery just political correctness?Two Athens State University, Ala., professors tell us the proposal to change Lake Calhoun's name -- so that it doesn't honor a man who called slavery "a positive good" -- is nothing but a bunch of politically correc ... More >>
Hey, lets blame this guy.First we were told that Republican Tom Emmer hasn't yet won the governor's race outright because Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was an evil, evil man. Now it sounds like one big-deal Repub is pinning the blame on national party chairman Michael Steele.
Graphic: Matt BardinsMichele Bachmann's on the wrong side of the tea bagMichele "Crazy Lips" Bachmann has suddenly found herself in a smackdown with dozens of Missouri teabagger groups and Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher over her lack of support for their prefered candidate for U.S. Senate. Sh ... More >>
Forget a recount, Al Franken says. It's time to get back to work.
The Minnesota congresswoman gives Sarah Palin a run for her money
When the time comes to concede defeat in the land of 10,000 recalls, will you be ready?
Franken's amendment prohibited the U.S. government from giving out contracts to companies that have clauses that make it impossible for employees to sue if they are raped at work.
The Prairie Island Indian Community near Red Wing is concerned that the federal government's about-face on Yucca Mountain means the nuclear waste storage site 600 yards from their land isn't going anywhere soon.
Al Franken, along with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other local politicians, rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday to celebrate his long-awaited win of the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
He won, get over it, and stop filling the world with your mouth garbage.
Although his chances of running again are slim Independence Party leader Dean Barkley says he plans to have Ventura somehow involved in the 2010 race.
We lost our patience long ago with this never-ending battle for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat still sitting empty, but now even Sen. Amy Klobuchar is showing she is going to be pretty ticked off in a couple weeks.
Franken, my dear, they give a damn
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine called on Pawlenty to ask Norm Coleman to concede the race so Minnesotans can have full representation in Washington.
The latest Rasmussen Reports poll has a lot of interesting results highlighting how Minnesotans feel about the ongoing fight for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.
Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley will throw out the first pitch of the game. Barkley came in third against Coleman and Franken on Election Day.
Following the three-judge panel's ruling this afternoon to consider just 400 absentee ballots in the final count, Coleman's team put out a release expressing their plan to appeal a likely ruling in Al Franken's favor.
Local election officials opened more than 1,500 previously rejected absentee ballots in hopes of finding the golden ticket: voter registration cards inside the envelope.
Get used to having one Minnesota senator at the Capitol because this could take awhile. It just keeps going and going and going.
The state Canvassing Board is expected to certify Franken's 225-vote lead today at their meeting. Will Stuart Smalley be our new sen ... More >>
Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.
Why is Gregory Gray so important to Paul Wellstone?
When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.
They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson