Some people were scratching their heads after hearing excerpts of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's pitch this week to members of the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, an early cattle call for the GOP's presumed presidential aspirants.
Pawlenty, always proud of his roots as a blue-collar son of South St. Paul, sounded more like he hailed from the back woods of the Deep South.
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank deconstructed Pawlenty's speaking style, writing that he's "campaigning as if he's some sort of Southern preacher. At the Faith & Freedom event, he was dropping g's all over the place, using "ain't" instead of "isn't," and adding a syrup to his vowels not indigenous to Minnesota."
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Hillary Clinton said Friday the charitable programs of her family foundation would continue, perhaps through partnerships with other organizations, if she's elected president, even as critics argue that would present a conflict of interest.
Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."