During a May 22 appearance on Detroit Lakes' KDLM radio, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden was asked what lessons from his business career he's taking with him on the campaign trail.McFadden, who most recently worked as co-CEO of a Minneapolis-based investment bank, replied, "Well, ... More >>
The Wellstone Act could bring better health care to millions of Americans
Norm Coleman may be the most popular Republican in Minnesota, but he apparently doesn't think he's popular enough to take down Al Franken.SEE ALSO: Norm Coleman praises Obama gun control speech that didn't use the word "guns" It looks like those hoping for a rematch of the ridiculously close and con ... 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 >>
SEE ALSO:-- Kurt Bills' moribund campaign has Brodkorb, other MNGOPers wailing and gnashing teeth-- Michael Brodkorb gloats over MNGOP's money woesMichael Brodkorb tried constructive criticism, but now he's seen enough.In a blog post published yesterday, Brodkorb does everything but demand that Kurt ... More >>
Today, state Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, announced he is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar this November.Bills, 42, a high school economic teacher and former Rosemount City Council members, will compete against former state Rep. Dan Severson and decorated war veteran Pe ... More >>
Here comes the rescue party.Joe Miller is the teabaggin' crazy running for U.S. Senate in Alaska who recently had a reporter arrested for being, well, a reporter. Given her tendency these days to duck real reporters in favor of campaign contributors like Sean Hannity, maybe that's why Michel ... More >>
We don't know if how many convicted felons actually, really and truly voted illegally and flipped the 2008 U.S. Senate race for Democrat Al Franken. And frankly, we're a little skeptical about taking a Republican pressure group's "research" at face value over the matter. Not so Tim Pawlenty. ... More >>
Coping with the old-boy's clubShe's already peeved at the sexism in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor, and the current debate over Elena Kagan for a similar appointment, so maybe this isn't too surprising: According to a new book by Terrence Samuel, "The Upper House: ... More >>
The "Kennedy seat" in the senate goes to a Republican, health care reform dies, and now this. It's a bad week for liberals.
The news opens one more chapter in the contentious dispute over the legitimacy of the 2008 election results.
Republicans were called "pro-rape" for voting against Franken's amendment, but what about the Department of Defense and the White House? They were against it too.
The Minnesota Supreme Court came out with their unanimous ruling today stating that Democrat Al Franken should be given the election certificate and be seated in the U.S. Senate in the state's currently vacant seat.
Check out the transcript of Coleman's concession speech.
Senator-Elect Al Franken just spoke in front of his Minneapolis home, happily accepting Norm Coleman's concession in the state's longest election contest.
Another win for Republicans everywhere who just try so very hard to be hip with this thing we've long been calling the internet.
Commuters on Interstate 94 will now have a constant reminder that Gov. Tim Pawlenty has the ultimate power to sign the state's election certificate for Al Franken to ensure the state fills their U.S. Senate seat as soon as possible.
Norm. You lost. You know you lost. It's getting ridiculous. Exit with... just exit.
Pawlenty's main points on his MSNBC appearance: The race won't be over for "a few more months" when the appeals process is over and don't count Norm Coleman out just yet. He deserves a chance too.
The Pi Press winnows down its Peep diorama submissions to a mere 302. Oh, you peeps!
As the recount trial and likely appeals will drag on for months to come, why isn't anyone calling out Norm Coleman for just being a sore loser?
The entire Senate Republican Conference signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today kindly asking him to stop thinking about provisionally seating Al Franken as the election contest in Minnesota is under way.
Our latest hope: When a Republican pulls out a crazy statistic Franken finds completely false, he'll explain where ... More >>
If you had to revote today in the Minnesota Senate race, would your vote change? Apparently not, says a new KSTP Survey USA pol ... More >>
From the constipated turncoat to the pathetic token to the veepstakes hopefuls. And about those hopefuls: Is McCain confused, or just toying with them (and us)?
While the media churns itself into butter covering John Kerry's botched joke, a guy who is actually on the ballot statewide in Minnesota said yesterday that American troops should come home from Iraq only "after the terrorists can't win."
Republican hit man is paid handsomely for time spent away from his blog.
As U.S. Senator, Grams actually approved of Clinton going after bin Laden in 1998, but blunted that support with direct reference to movie "Wag the Dog."
Canadians healthier than Americans, Florida bank patrons have to lose their hats and shades, Connecticut librarians speak out about the FBI's attempts to gain access to patrons's library records, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
A boondoggle on the range lives another day
No one calls Paul Wellstone an outsider any more
Could senate candidate Ed McGaa put a crimp in Paul Wellstone's plans?
Minnesota's DFL Courts The Greens--Sort Of
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web