By Cory Zurowski The marbled corridors of the Rayburn House Office Building are deserted at the moment, save for the tardy staffer bravely power-walking in masochistic heels. That wasn't the case five minutes ago. Then, the hallways of this four-story structure, home to U.S. representatives and t ... More >>
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden's first ad, in which he touts how he once took out his son's stitches with his own hands because he was too cheap to take him to the doctor, left us scratching our proverbial head. His second offering has us Googling about hair transplants because we've j ... More >>
In a petition published on her Facebook page yesterday, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman says a recently released secret recording of Al Franken joking around in a Arizona driveway shows he "still doesn't take women seriously."But really the only thing the petition demonstrates is how ... More >>
In the wake of last Tuesday's DFL-on-MNGOP beatdown, responses from various Minnesota Republicans have spanned the gamut -- from soul-searching introspection to denial to anger and everything in between.SEE ALSO: Andy Parrish on marriage amendment defeat: 'We won 74 out of 87 counties' But in an ele ... More >>
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
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.
Time for a recount re-match.The Republicans couldn't beat Al Franken in the 2008 U.S. Senate election that stretched into the 2009 recount, and they've been after Secretary of State Mark Ritchie ever since. He ran a biased and incompetent recount, they insisted. He gave us "felons for Frank ... More >>
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 >>
Norm Coleman say's he's not interested in fighting old fights.Minnesota Majority claims felons flipped the 2008 U.S. Senate election for Democrat Al Franken. Tim Pawlenty wants an investigation. Fox News is outraged. The Wall Street Journal is shocked. Norm Coleman? He's so over the whole l ... More >>
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.
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.
Al Franken isn't clowning around. He's serious. This, we should know. The national media has done well reminding us that he's not joking, jesting, joshing, kidding, pranking, or shitting us whenever they report on his rather vigorous (one might say "serious") campaign.
If the U.S. Senate tomorrow approves a controversial measure that would both increase the minimum wage and lower estate taxes for the very wealthy, servers in Minnesota restaurants can kiss goodbye some $4 an hour in wages.
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The POTUS recently came to town to raise money for Mark Kennedy. The event was notable for one reason: It paired the two politicians most unpopular with Minnesotans.
Why is Gregory Gray so important to Paul Wellstone?
Norm Coleman's new job, by the numbers
They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson