21 hrs ago
Largest Labor Day picnic in MN attracts voters and candidates
The 123rd annual Labor Day Picnic in Duluth marks the unofficial end of summer, but kicks off the political season.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
St. Cloud Times
Apologies abound in bizarre exchange on Franken video
A 12-second video of Sen. Al Franken spurred a bizarre public exchange last week in Minnesota's political scene.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
With Fair fuss and ads, Minnesota's Senate race heats up
GOP Senate candidate Mike McFadden laughed with Larry and Evy Walters of Brooklyn Park in the State Fair Cattle Barn.
Franken campaign connects with ethnic media around communities of color civic engagement
Senator Al Franken's re-election campaign managers, Alana Petersen and Abou Amara, and Corey Day, Executive Director of the Minnesota DFL Party today met with owners of Minnesota ethnic media to talk about diversity and outreach to communities of color in the upcoming elections and beyond.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
What Is Al Franken So Afraid Of?
ST. PAUL, Minn.-I flew to Minnesota with high hopes of talking with Senator Al Franken, and his staff said I'd get my chance during a "media availability" following a speech on the 50th anniversary of the Job Corps.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Tevlin: The sorry state of our political debate
I'd better just start by apologizing to all the politicians I'm going to offend.
Senator Franken visits MinnTac, shows support for PolyMet mine
US Senator Al Franken spent time on the Iron Range Tuesday touring MinnTac mine and pushing for more jobs at the Iron Range plant.
Survey/Usa KSTP-TV Poll: Franken Leads McFadden in Us Senate Race
After winning his 2008 election to the U.S. Senate by the narrowest of margins, Senator Al Franken starts his 2014 general election campaign with a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Franken: Merger would give Comcast 'unprecedented' power
Comcast's proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is bad news for the public, Sen. Al Franken warned the Federal Communications Commission on Monday.
Swing State Project
Election Diary Rescue: Week 33
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 52 diaries.
New York Post
AT&T agrees to conditions with feds in $48.5B DirecTV purchase
AT&T has agreed with the feds on the conditions paving the way for it to buy DirecTV, a source close to the process told The Post.
GOP demands apology for Franken video; maintains party did not approach MacDonald
With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
New York Post
Why comedians and a SNLa are shielding President Obama
We learn this from Jim Downey, the longtime "Saturday Night Live" specialist in political japery.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Gov. Dayton takes 'Ice Bucket Challenge' at State Fair
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday in St. Paul.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Miami Herald
Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken
In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former "Saturday Night Live" performer lectures about financial products.
Laughs in Minnesota Senate Race Not From Franken
In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
GOP Candidates Trailing in Latest Governor, Senate Polls
We're still more than two months out from November's election and tonight we're getting a better look at where things stand with two of Minnesota's biggest races.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Twin Cities Daily Planet
Democrats turn up heat on McFadden cheaper Chinese steel comment
Minnesota Democrats are trying to turn a comment about steel from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden into a major campaign issue to unite Iron Range residents against him - something that could help the DFL in other races as well.
Is Al Franken vulnerable?
After winning by just 312 votes in 2008, Sen. Al Franken sought to keep his head down and shed his comedian persona.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
ALG's Daily Grind - So goes retail...
So goes retail So goes retail, so goes the economy. Well, retail growth is doing worse now than it was during the first three months of the year, and this time there's no cold spell or snow to blame.