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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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?
Norm Coleman's new job, by the numbers
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