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Jennifer Bendery

No Support For Transgender High School Students In Minnesota Governor's Race | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minnesota's gubernatorial candidates are not fans of allowing transgender high school students to participate in sports based on their g...

Republican Senate Candidate Hasn't Voted In A GOP Primary In Two Decades

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman Mike McFadden is working hard to excite primary voters in his campaign to unseat Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). But McFadden, who f...

Vote For This Democrat, Prevent Insurance Execs From Throwing Dance Parties

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

"Insurance executives" boisterously dance on tables, guzzle Champagne and throw bills in the air as a Democrat running in a competitive House race ima...

Amy Poehler Teams Up With Fellow 'SNL' Alum For Senate Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

"Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler will give a reelection boost to fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) at a Los Angeles f...

GOP Candidate Refuses To Answer Basic Questions About Minimum Wage, Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Republican financial executive Mike McFadden, who hopes to challenge Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in November, avoided giving specific answers about his ...

Michele Bachmann's Reelection Campaign Is Nonexistent, But Her PAC Lives On

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) isn't running for reelection to Congress this year, but her leadership political action committee is raising funds by ...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Candidates Hold Debate At Private, Members-Only Club | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Five Republican candidates vying to challenge Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) debated Monday evening at a private, members-only club that had previousl...

Tea Party Activists Appear To Tell GOP Senate Candidate To 'Go To Hell'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

A group of tea party activists don't appear to be too fond of the GOP frontrunner in Minnesota's 2014 Senate race. In a video obtained by The Huffi...

Opponent On Bachmann's Move: 'Wise Choice'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) surprising decision Wednesday to not seek a fifth congressional term was played down by her presumptive Democratic o...

GOP Legislator Blames U.N. For Climate Change 'Lie'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Minnesota is blaming the United Nations for spreading a "fraud and lie" regarding climate change. State Rep. Glen...

GOP Lawmaker: Being Gay Is An 'Unhealthy Sexual Addiction'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

A Minnesota Republican lawmaker said Wednesday that homosexuality is an addiction, even as other lawmakers push a bill to legalize same-sex marriage i...

Congressman Calls Opponent 'Scumbag'

St. Louis Park Patch | Chris Steller | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Incumbent DFL Congressman U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison twice called his Republican opponent Chris Fields a "scumbag" in an extremely contentious, personal ...

Obama's Surprise Opponent

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

A deer in Texas is showing support for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney by repeatedly attacking a sign supporting opponent President Barack Obama ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Michele Bachmann's Challenger Hits Opponent Over Anti-Gay Stance | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) “kind of believes in a theocracy,” said Jim Graves, the former presidential candidate’s Democratic challenger in...

How Michele Bachmann Could Lose

Salon | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

In just three terms, Rep. Michele Bachmann has become an institution in the House, raising more money than any of her colleagues in either party and s...

Citizen Politics -- a New Minnesota Miracle

Harry Boyte | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Harry Boyte

In Minnesota, the citizen politics used by MN United may show that a different kind of politics is not only civic -- concerned with the long-term health of the public culture, in addition to the issue at hand. It is also effective on one of the most contentious issues of our time.

Democrats Promote Good News

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Democratic legislators are trumpeting new polling data that show the party leading or in a dead heat in generic polls for control of several state leg...

Bachmann Makes Surprise Reversal After Muslim Slam

St. Michael Patch | Mike Schoemer | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

Less than two weeks after she questioned her fellow Minnesota U.S. Representative's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Mo...

GOP Lawmaker Tells Offensive Joke -- Again

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Minnesota compared food stamp recipients to wild animals at a Tea Party event over the weekend, the second time she's told th...

Bachmann Battles To Fill War Chest In Shadow Of Failed Bid

Minnesota Public Radio | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Even though Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is still more than $1 million in debt from her presidential campaign, she's trying to amass another ...

Minnesota Lawmaker Called Out For New Hampshire Residency

Windham Patch | Michael Ryan | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Granite State Progress issued a release on April 1 calling out the Minnesota politician for his hurling charges of absenteeism in 2010 toward his Demo...

Bachmann Celebrates Bipartisanship With 'Hot Dish'

Stillwater Patch | Shawn Hogendorf | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was fixin' up some servings of the old "The Croix River Crossing Hot Dish" on Capitol Hill tod...

The Death of Minnesota Nice

Al Eisele | Posted 10.12.2011 | Comedy
Al Eisele

Minnesota Nice, a much admired tradition of civilized debate and discourse that characterized the North Star State's political system for much of the 20th century, died this week.

HUGE HAUL: Michele Bachmann's Staggering Fundraising Efforts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will not close out her reelection bid empty-handed. The high-profile congresswoman will report raising a staggering $5...

Anti-Muslim Challenger Vies For Minnesota Congressional Seat

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lynne Torgerson, an independent challenger to Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, has strong feelings about Islam, and they...