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  • Bachmann's had her share of government aid

    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...
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  • Presidential candidates off to slower fundraising start

    Presidential candidates off to slower fundraising start
    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...
  • Lender 2.0: Kiva's Premal Shah

    Lender 2.0: Kiva's Premal Shah
    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...
  • Campaign finance reports underscore GOP disparities

    Campaign finance reports underscore GOP disparities
    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...
  • Republican candidates spent money to make money

    Republican candidates spent money to make money
    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....
  • Book review: 'Nightshade' by Andrea Cremer

    Book review: 'Nightshade' by Andrea Cremer
    Nightshade A Novel Andrea Cremer 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...
  • Impaired mental function more common in elderly men

    Impaired mental function more common in elderly men
    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...
  • Thursday morning talkers: Obama storms out of debt meeting

    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. Articles  • Touchy, touchy: 'Agitated'...
  • Jon Stewart declares Bachmann winner of GOP debate

    Jon Stewart declares Bachmann winner of GOP debate
    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...
  • Stephen Colbert says Pawlenty has no 'spine'

    Stephen Colbert says Pawlenty has no 'spine'
    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...