Former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber has had quite the career as a "revolving-door" D.C. lobbyist. But as one of Mitt Romney senior foreign-policy advisers, he's now under scrutiny for being a registered lobbyist for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.The ECFMU was founded in January by a se ... More >>
"Why do you hate to say it, Vin?"Michele Bachmann is beating Tim Pawlenty because she's sexy, one of Pawlenty's top aides said yesterday. In an interview with "The Hill," former 6-term U.S. Rep. Vin Weber, now a co-chairman of Pawlenty's doomed presidential campaign, explained Bachmann's politica ... More >>
Team Pawlenty says we'll all forget why Mitt Romney was smiling Monday night.Tim Pawlenty branded his presidential campaign, "Tell The Truth." He titled his book, "Courage To Stand." And then he wimped out in the Republican debate when offered a chance to confront Mitt Romney about "Obamneyca ... More >>
Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law?
Politics makes strange kitchen mates. Who won Minnesota' congressional hot dish cook-off?Politics in Washington can be pretty polarized these days, but among Minnesota's congressional delegation yesterday, it wasn't rhetoric that was heated, it was casserole. In the new and no doubt temporary s ... More >>
Arranging deck chairs on the Titanic?Tom Emmer's Team Frivolous did the right thing Saturday, withdrawing almost 2,600 frivolous challenges to recounted ballots in Hennepin County. On Sunday, the Great Withdrawal continued as they took similar action on the work of their overzealous troops i ... More >>
Mark Dayton wins again, but the contest isn't over yet.Every county in the state has completed its recount in the governor's race, and the result is the same as the day after Election Day: Democrat Mark Dayton has an insurmountable lead over Republican Tom Emmer. The Secretary of State's off ... More >>
When it comes to raking in cold, hard cash from fellow Minnesota Republican pols, Michele Bachmann is coming up short.
DNC says Pawlenty is showing he is just more of the same failed Republican policies. Weren't the Democrats criticizing Republicans last year for picking inexperienced and "mavericky" Sarah Palin? Can't argue both sides.
"Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness
What Minnesota's governor needs to do to become No. 45
Al Franken, who will likely be sworn in as Minnesota senator next week, has all eyes on him, even those pesky lobbyists who see him as potentially naive and impressionable.
Take a number. There's a glut in the market.
The True Believer
The Quiet Giant
These GOPfathers are the power brokers you've never heard of
As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.
At conservative think tank, staffers stand up for ex-boss, get canned
Why does Howard Dean's own party consider him the most dangerous character in Washington?
Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
The verdict on "values": It's a political advantage to have some
St. Paul-Based filmmakers Lu Lippold, Dan Luke, and Laurie Stern fought a tough campaign for 'Wellstone!'
It's time the republican think tank center of the American experiment lost its tax-exempt status
The Strib, Norm Coleman, and the myth of objectivity
A Minnesota tie to the ill-fated coup in Venezuela
From West Bank radical to White House insider, he's remained the most powerful man you've never heard of.
Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.
In the murky underground of patriots, tax resisters, and cash-strapped working stiffs, Karl Granse's basement is Law Central. Now he's about to watch his most famous
The little-noted push to deregulate utilities will drive up rates and jeopardize service--not to mention
A conversation about the far-from-settled presidential field.