He says he couldn’t raise the money he needed to win. Bell took a clear stand on withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year and single payer universal health care. He said he’s keeping all of his options open when it comes to politics. Bell made his announcement on his wedding Read more

Not too much out there today since I wrote about the higher tax collections earlier this week. Rachel Stassen-Berger, with the Pi Press, has a story on the senate race and the lack of television ads. The National Journal also has a story on the salaries of those who work in the White House. This Read more

Stephen Silberfarb, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota, says they’re hosting a debate between the DFL candidates in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Silberfarb says Keith Ellison, who has the DFL endorsement, former state senator Ember Reichgott Junge, former DFL state party chair Mike Erlandson and Minneapolis City Council member Paul Ostrow Read more

Gov. Pawlenty is losing another member of his administration. Here’s the statement: Governor Tim Pawlenty announced today that Commissioner Kevin Goodno of the Department of Human Services is leaving his administration effective July 25, 2006 to take a position with a Minneapolis law firm.

There’s an interesting AP piece picked up today on the Pioneer Press business page: WASHINGTON (AP) – Ethanol is far from a cure-all for the nation’s energy problems. It’s not as environmentally friendly as some supporters claim and would supply only 12 percent of U.S. motoring fuel – even if every acre of corn were Read more