3:20 PM, Feb 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On a conference call Monday afternoon, a Mitt Romney campaign surrogate—Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor—criticized Rick Santorum for being part of the “big-spending establishment in Congress and in the influence-peddling industry that surrounds Congress,” and for previously supporting earmarked spending.
10:25 AM, Feb 6, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
To the Republicans of the states of Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado:
This is your moment to vote on a subject that speaks its own importance—who will be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, the man (if I may quote myself!) “who will save us from the ghastly prospect of an Obama second term, and who will then have the task of beginning to put right our listing ship of state, setting our nation on a course to restored solvency, reinvigorated liberty, and renewed greatness.”
12:30 AM, Feb 1, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
I wonder if three features of the race as it stands today aren't being a bit neglected:
7:08 PM, Sep 21, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mitt Romney announced today that former Minnesota senator Norm Coleman will be a "special adviser" to his campaign, focusing primarily on foreign policy. "[Coleman's] advice will be critical as I lay out my vision for improving our economy at home and strengthening our partnerships around the world," Romney said in a statement.
Obama’s bus tour through America’s heartland.1:11 PM, Aug 16, 2011 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Here’s the good news about Obama’s
luxury RV bus tour through middle America: For the first August of his presidency he’s not pushing the cock and bull line about this being a “recovery summer.” It’s a whole new president!
10:51 PM, Oct 29, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Eighteen-term Democratic congressman Jim Oberstar usually wins his "Iron Range"-based Minnesota House seat with more than 65% of the vote, but a new SurveyUSA poll shows him leading Republican Chip Cravaack--a former Navy pilot and Northwest Airlines pilot--by just 1 point.
10:43 AM, Oct 14, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Remember those signs that 18-term incumbent Jim Oberstar of Minnesota might be in trouble?
First an internal GOP poll showed Republican Chip Cravaack, a former Navy and Northwest Airlines pilot, trailing Oberstar by just three points--42% to 45%. Then came a couple of surprising anecdotes: the AP reported a local union nearly endorsed Cravaack, and there was such interest in the campaign that the debate--scheduled at 8 a.m. on a Tuesday--had to be moved to a larger venue.
Well, no surprise here, but it looks like we have confirmation that the interest isn't being generated by Oberstar supporters. Politico reports that the Obamacare and cap-and-trade supporting Oberstar had just one donor from his home district this past quarter:
Drink up!12:14 PM, Apr 5, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
We're all anti-statist home micro-brewers, now.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a bill Thursday that makes it legal for beverages to be brewed in the basement of a building.
Early laws prohibited people from brewing in a basement because of concerns about the moisture and mildew often found there.
This applies to brewing everything from drink syrups and carbonated drinks to bottled beer.