Late Night: The Virginia AG Race

By: Sunday November 10, 2013 8:00 pm

The results of last week’s Virginia election are still being tallied five days later. The position of state Attorney General, the person who draws the redistricting maps and governs how elections are carried out, is still undecided.


Come Saturday Morning: Frank, Tom and Michele’s Not-So-Happy Anniversary

By: Saturday October 26, 2013 6:45 am

Frank Vennes, whose son Denley claims (apparently truthfully) to have been a White House intern during the George W. Bush administration, and who could count Michele Bachmann among his high-powered friends, has now gone back to prison, possibly for the last time, because of Tom Petters and his Ponzi scheme.

Minnesota Election Recount Hoo-Ha: Now Be Thankful Edition

By: Thursday November 25, 2010 11:15 am

As we settle into our Turkey Day here in the Great White North, I’m thankful for some comedy relief on the part of Norm “Pot Kettle Black” Coleman giving failed Alaska teabagger Republican Joe Miller some friendly advice.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jay Weiner, This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won The Minnesota Senate Recount

By: Sunday October 31, 2010 1:59 pm

Jay Weiner’s book is to my knowledge the first on a race and recount that captured the nation’s (or at least the press’) attention throughout much of 2009. Unfortunately, I suspect that it is likely to be the only one, as the media has long since moved on to other things. This is a pity as the race was too big a happening to be covered fully by just one book, even one written by MinnPost’s Jay Weiner.

Been Arlen Spectered but Not Resurrected

By: Thursday May 7, 2009 1:30 pm

Arlen Specter (D-RD-Pa.) is born again. But unlike most converts, he’s not exactly zealous about his new religion.

In the same breath that he announced his switch to the Democratic Party last week, Specter was quick to assert his opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act. The legislation, which would level the playing field for workers seeking to form unions, depends upon 60 votes for cloture in the Senate (that is, we need 60 senators to agree to let the bill come to a vote).

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