| Jun 26, 2011
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives.
But theMinnesota Republican and her...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:07 PM
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...
| May 14, 2011
I could just see the eyebrows rising around the room. I was moderating a panel on philanthropy not long ago, and on my left, Premal Shah, the president of Kiva.org, was talking animatedly about how much fun Kiva donors had, competing with each other, in...
| Jul 16, 2011
The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
| Jul 17, 2011
The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago....
| Oct 17, 2010
Philomel Books: 456 pp., $17.99
Members of Team Jacob and Team Edward have a new love triangle with which they can take sides. Will it be the ripped-ab intellectual Shay or the smoldering playboy Ren? Readers of the...
| Sep 29, 2010
In storyteller Garrison Keillor's corner of Minnesota, all the children may be "above average." But a study of older Minnesotans in the county surrounding the famed Mayo Clinic suggests that the ones who stay "above average" mentally are more likely to be...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• Touchy, touchy: 'Agitated'...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Last night on his show, comedian Jon Stewart picked up on an important part of Monday night's debate: The "baby-off."
He played clips of candidates Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney all pleasantly informing the audience of their...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:04 PM
GOP presidential candidate and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been catching a lot of criticism for his timidity in Monday night's debate. He refused to criticize frontrunner Mitt Romney over his Massachusetts health care plan despite doing so a...