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Homeless Given Cell Phones To Help Them Get Jobs, Homes In St. Paul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In St. Paul, Minn., one organization is taking a bold approach to helping people get their lives back on track: giving the homeless cell phones. Accor...

Hi, My Name Is Joe, and I'm A Recovering Catholic

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Those who stay in the Church will still need ministering by the good priests who remain. But vocations have dropped through the floor, so do we import priests? From where? This pedophile issue is global.

Susan Mukuhi Mwarabu, Sixth Grade Teacher, Charged With Biting Off Man's Ear While Drunk (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Minnesota middle school teacher is in serious trouble after a bizarre incident at a late-night diner. According to multiple local news reports, Sus...

Homeless Wishing For A Second Chance

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Asked for three wishes, Darrly, homeless in Minnesota, said he only wanted one thing: to turn back the hands of time. To have a fresh start and a second chance at his life.

The Future of Publishing: 10 Predictions Plus 2

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

I had hoped to be out in front of the pack with some pithy prophecies of my own, but the holidays got in the way. Turns out the only thing I'm better at than prognostication is procrastination.

Pittsburgh groups: Why do G-20 protests target us?

AP | VICKI SMITH and MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John Byrnes boarded the windows and hired a security guard, but can't figure out why activists and anarchists planning to disrupt a meeting of the world's 20 most powerful leaders would want to bother with his 24-hour gym.

The X Shadyside 24-Hour Health & Fitness club is a one-man business, he says, not part of a profit-hungry conglomerate bent on global domination. Yet, like Starbucks and McDonald's, the gym is on a list of 80 businesses and organizations the Pittsburgh G-20 Resistance Project has targeted for protests during the Group of 20 summit Thursday and Friday.

"I'm just as curious as anybody why they're protesting my gym," he said.

Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said intelligence reports suggest thousands of protesters are expected in the city Thursday and Friday, but she had few details regarding demonstrations.

Representatives of the Pittsburgh Resistance Project, an umbrella organization of protest groups, didn't return phone messages. Its Web site describes plans for an unpermitted People's Uprising, "a mass march" Thursday that will begin in a neighborhood northeast of downtown and end at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the primary site of the summit.

Instant Runoff Voting on Election Day 2009: Wins, Losses and the Long-Term Trajectory of Reform

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

Tuesday's elections brought direct advances for IRV in Minnesota and elsewhere, along with disappointments in places like Aspen.

OLDEST ST. PAUL IMAGES (Photo) Found

The Post Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Vatican archaeologists using laser technology have discovered what they believe is the oldest image in existence of St Paul the Apostle, dating from t...

Karl Rove, Jeff Larson and Red Leather

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

In a clear-cut case of wearing too many hats, Jeff Larson, until now mostly known as a guy who knows Karl Rove way too well, has been exposed as the man behind Sarah Palin's red leather top, and another $140,000+ of wardrobe changes.

The Relentless Activism of Tom Morello

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
ZP Heller

The St. Paul police should have known better than to try to stop Tom Morello. The Rage guitarist leads a growing number of musicians who have adopted an explicit antiwar, anti-Bush message.

Hawkish GOP Delegate Drugged, Robbed Of $120,000 After One-Night-Stand At Convention (VIDEO)

Pioneer Press/Twincities.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pioneer Press reports on the self-described "poor judgement" of Gabriel Nathan Schwartz, 29, of Denver. Schwartz was in Minneapolis last month fo...

W&W: Joe vs Sarah the (Unlicensed) Barracuda? And Yes, Ted Got Arrested...

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So, um, lipstick? Yes, lipstick is the main story of the day; but why? Is it sexist? Is it a diversion? Is it just... lipstick?

Ted Johnson, Variety Editor, Discusses His St. Paul Arrest:

Variety | Ted Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Surrounded by police in riot gear on the Marion Street bridge in St. Paul on Thursday night, along with about 300 protesters and members of the media,...

Weird Sexual Vibes from the Republican National Convention Waft Across the American Heartland

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

"Terminator: The Sarah Palin Chronicles" which premiered in St. Paul to overwhelming critical acclaim has now taken its show on the road. But I got ba...

MediaBizBuzz on Democrats, Republicans, Gustav and Ike

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Weinstein

Click for News, Photos and all the links to major press coverage of the Republican Convention and for the Democratic reaction. This past week could ha...

Dana Milbank Rocks The Eastern Media Elite

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's one great by-product of the web for print media: The opportunity to loose your funniest reporters on the medium and see what the heck happens n...

Meet the Bloggers: Henry Rollins and Paul Waldman Spurn the Media's Love for McCain

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

2008-09-07-meetblogg.jpg Make no mistake, FOX is willing to do whatever it takes to advance their conservative agenda. They will lie, smear, and distort to their hearts' content.

The "P" in "POW" Does Not Stand for "President"

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

For all the talk of candidates needing "experience" in this election, the only real experience the GOP is concerned with is McCain's POW past.

Jason Linkins

What Happens In St. Paul Stays Between Y'All: An Unconventional Crappy Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I had the pleasure of joining Jezebel's Megan Carpentier this morning for another edition of Crappy Hour. On the docket for today: the Sarah Palin co...

A Matter of Experience

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

It is not Sarah Palin's shortage of experience, but her lack of sophistication that is most troubling. It was a cute applause line, describing herself...

Logical Consequences

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Call it creative self-destruction, maybe. How surreal it's been this week to watch the Republicans reap a small portion of the divine comeuppance du...

Sarah Goes Off, Rudy Goes To Mars

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

Obama said we could disagree without being disagreeable. Palin doesn't have time for that kind of liberal chit chat. That stuff just won't bag the moose. Earlier, Giuliani tried to redefine the term "jerk."

Journalist Amy Goodman Arrested/Released In MN (Update With Press Conference)

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Amy Goodman of Pacifica Network's Democracy Now! was arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota, while trying to free two of her producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddo...

St. Paul Welcomes the GOP

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

HuffPost's OffTheBus is teaming up with USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership and the Institute for Photographic Empowerment to support...

The Party of Big (and tiny) Flags

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

The Republicans have had their share of problems this week: their convention opening was delayed by Hurricane Gustav, Congressmen were avoiding St. Pa...