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US: Minnesota (News/Activism)

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  • Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated

    11/20/2018 5:52:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-19-18 | Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz said Saturday on Fox & Friends that Democrats on the extreme left are "tolerating anti-Semitism" to avoid being alienated by their base. His remarks come after Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar seemed to reverse her stance on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. During a forum in August, Omar said that she supports a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, saying that it's important to "recognize Israel’s place in the Middle East and the Jewish people’s rightful place within that region." However, Omar's campaign told the blog Muslim Girl that she "believes in and supports the...
  • Democrats Want to Change a 181-Year-Old Rule to Allow Religious Headwear in the House

    11/19/2018 6:58:39 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 80 replies
    As they prepare to welcome two newly-elected Muslim women into the 116th Congress, Democrats have proposed a clarification to a 181-year-old rule banning representatives from wearing hats on the House floor. If approved, the new rules would allow lawmakers to wear religious headwear, like hijabs and kippahs, once Democrats take control of the chamber in January. Representative-elect Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, wears a headscarf. She was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee.
  • Chipotle rethinking firing manager who refused to serve black customers over ‘dine and dash’ fears

    11/19/2018 6:18:00 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 18, 2018 | Gregg Re
    The restaurant chain Chipotle announced Saturday that it had terminated one of its managers for suggesting in a viral video that five black customers were planning to order food without paying -- but on Sunday, the company acknowledged to Fox News that it was considering re-hiring the manager because her suspicions may have been well-founded. In a series of video clips seen more than 3 million times on Twitter, a Chipotle customer in St. Paul, Minn., identifed as 21-year-old Masud Ali, and several friends are told by a manager: "You gotta pay, because you’ve never had money when you come...
  • Moscow on the Mississippi

    11/18/2018 7:30:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Looking out the window on icy snow this cold, gray mid-November morning, it is hard not to make the comparison. Minneapolis is looking more and more like Moscow on the Mississippi. Predictions by global warming enthusiasts not withstanding, the weather is not the only similarity. A grayness hovers over Minnesota like a fog. It is a heaviness. It feels oppressive. The gray funk resulting from the reality that the Left has strengthened its grip on this state and its government. The Governor-elect wasted little time announcing that we should brace for the jolt of a hefty tax increase on gasoline....
  • NEW MUSLIM CONGRESS MEMBERS 'DECEIVED' VOTERS

    11/17/2018 8:09:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 16 NOV 2018 | WND EXCLUSIVE
    It’s an old joke: How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It seems that may be the case for the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress. An analyst at the Gatestone Institute presented evidence that Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Harbi Tlaib of Michigan lied to voters. The charge comes from Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the institute, who who wrote that most of the media coverage since their election Nov. 6 “has been effusive in praise of their Muslim identity and personal history.” “Less known is that both...
  • Ilhan Omar's Election Shows That Democrats Aren't Interested in Confronting Anti-Semitism

    11/16/2018 2:36:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, is a new kind of politician. She's telegenic, ideologically progressive, widely celebrated by a media that's obsessed with identity politics. She's the kind of politician who can openly side with Hamas against Israel or spread "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"-style conspiracies on Twitter, claiming that Jews possess the supernatural ability to hypnotize the world as they unfurl their "evil." It's not surprising, then, that Omar also supports the "boycott, divestment and sanctions" movement. In a statement to the website Muslim Girl, someone on Omar's staff...
  • With Election Now Over, Ilhan Omar Voices BDS Support

    11/13/2018 6:08:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Twin Cities Jewfolk ^ | November 12, 2018 | Lonny Goldsmith
    n August, now Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar told a crowd of more than 1,000 people that the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement was “counteractive” because it wasn’t “helpful in getting a two-state solution.” Now, less than a week after Omar’s election to Congress representing Minnesota’s Fifth District, Omar is explicitly stating her position as a BDS supporter in what many argue is a contradiction of the stance she took at Beth El Synagogue. In a statement to the website Muslim Girl, attributed to the Congresswoman-elect’s campaign staff, “Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure...
  • Rep. Jason Lewis blames House GOP defeat on John McCain

    11/12/2018 2:19:35 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/18 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.), who lost his seat in last week’s midterm elections, is coming under fire for a Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he blames Republicans’ defeat at the ballot box on the late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.). In the piece, titled “Who Lost the House? John McCain,” Lewis makes a novel argument: that McCain’s famous thumbs-down vote last year against a “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act doomed Republicans by making it more difficult for them to counter Democratic claims that GOP lawmakers would do away with protections for those with preexisting conditions. The catch, of...
  • Ferguson state rep leaves black caucus after her alleged rapist is elected caucus chairman

    11/10/2018 2:51:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    St Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 11/10/18 | Jack Suntrup
    Members of Missouri's legislative black caucus on Thursday elected state Rep. Steven Roberts, D-St. Louis, to chair the group — but Roberts' ascension drew criticism from one of his colleagues who two years ago accused Roberts of raping her. Rep. Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, announced Thursday on Facebook that she was leaving the caucus. "I have resigned from the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus," Walker wrote. "I stand in my truth and am incredibly grateful to my colleagues who stand with survivors."
  • Election Consolidates One-Party Control Over State Legislatures

    11/09/2018 1:02:07 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    The Racist NYT ^ | y Adam Nagourney and Sydney Ember Nov. 7, 2018
    In a stark display of the nation’s divide, the lower and upper chamber of every legislature but one — Minnesota — will be controlled by the same party following Tuesday’s midterm elections. It will be the first time in 104 years that only one state will have a divided legislature. That emerging political dynamic has potentially serious policy implications. Without a divided government, these single-party state houses are in a position to enact legislation at a time when Washington faces a new round of gridlock after Democrats captured the House and Republicans expanded their control of the Senate. (Snip) The...
  • CBS, NBC Celebrate Win for Dem Accused of Anti-Semitism, Downplay Diversity of GOP Winners

    11/08/2018 9:20:01 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/7/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In the midst of their midterm results coverage on Wednesday, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News touted the diversity of the Democratic Party’s field of winners. But in the process, they celebrated the election of Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The problem? She’s been accused of anti-Semitism because of her anti-Israel stance. In a November 2012 tweet, Omar lashed out at the Jewish state of Israel by playing on anti-Jewish tropes. “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel” she wrote. And in a...
  • Ilhan Omar, first Muslim refugee elected to the House, wants to be a check on rhetoric of fear

    11/07/2018 1:38:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 7, 2018 | By HOLLY ROSENKRANTZ
    Fresh off her victory as the first refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, Democrat Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that she is going to Washington to help "serve as a check on the rhetoric of fear and division." Congress needs to make "sure we are moving the country in a "direction that is more hopeful, inclusive and prosperous," Omar said the morning after winning her election in Minnesota's 5th district with 78 percent of the vote. Omar spoke during her campaign about her opposition to President Trump's travel ban against Muslim countries. "When...
  • Election Results: Hagedorn (R) Defeats Feehan (D) in 1st District Race

    11/07/2018 10:40:02 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 9 replies
    Republican Jim Hagedorn has won southern Minnesota's 1st District race, flipping a Democratic seat that the GOP had targeted in hopes of hanging on to a House majority. Hagedorn defeated Iraq War veteran Dan Feehan, a Democrat who was an acting assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration. It was Hagedorn's fourth try for Congress. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz vacated the seat to run for governor, setting up an intense contest that drew nearly $15 million in outside spending. Hagedorn came close to beating Walz in 2016, when President Donald Trump carried the district. He really never stopped...
  • Keith Ellison elected Minnesota AG despite domestic abuse allegations

    11/07/2018 7:41:31 AM PST · by cann · 38 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11/7/18 | By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison has been elected as the state Attorney General, fending off his Republican opponent in an election mired with domestic abuse allegations. Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, defeated Republican Doug Wardlow and his ambitious run to become the first Republican state attorney general in nearly half a century. Ellison was once seen as the comfortable favorite in the race, but his campaign was thrown into turmoil when his former girlfriend accused him in August of physical and emotional abuse when they dated.
  • The Minnesota Disaster

    11/07/2018 6:12:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 7, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    In Minnesota Republicans experienced electoral disaster that verges on disgrace if it doesn’t get there. We lost both Senate races by wide margins. We lost the governor’s race by a wide margin. Indeed, we lost every constitutional office. We even elected former hate cult and longtime supporter of cop killers Keith Ellison over Republican Doug Wardlow in the contest for attorney general. Ellison was assisted by the fact that his disgraceful views were held in confidence by the reporters at the Star Tribune. Ellison’s 4-point margin over Wardlow, however, made for the narrowest statewide win last night.
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • SNL Continues to Not Be Funny as 'Comedian' Attacks Decorated War Veteran

    11/04/2018 12:44:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Further proving the late-night comedy show is garbage entertainment for garbage people, Saturday Night Live "comedian" Pete Davidson sparked controversy after he made an ugly joke targeting GOP congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw. The punchline? Crenshaw wears an eye-patch due to losing his right eye during an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan. That's funny stuff, apparently, to the liberals writing the jokes for SNL. Davidson was participating in a segment called  "The Weekly Rundown" where SNL participants give what is supposed humorous commentary on current events. Davidson remarked he noticed there was an unusual rash of "gross"...
  • 'SNL' Comedian Mocks Former Navy SEAL Who Lost Eye in IED Blast

    11/04/2018 7:57:08 AM PST · by ETL · 61 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Fox News Insider - As seen on Fox & Friends Weekend
    A congressional candidate in Texas was mocked over his appearance during a segment on "Saturday Night Live."Comedian Pete Davidson was giving his "first impressions" of some candidates ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections during the show's "Weekend Update."He said that there are "some gross people" running and mockingly described Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), among others.Davidson then gave his description of Dan Crenshaw (R), who lost his right eye in an IED blast in Afghanistan. "lost his eye in war or whatever."..... this is @snl - they address a cast members breakup as if it's of vital...
  • GOP's narrow path to deny Pelosi gavel could run through key districts offering shot to flip seats

    11/04/2018 6:52:09 PM PST · by familyop · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2018 | Paul Steinhauser
    “They’ve been nervous since day one. Since I declared my candidacy in April 2017, they’ve been nervous. And it shows right now. Nancy Pelosi has spent well over half-a-million dollars in the last week to try and distort my campaign,” the Republican nominee in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District said Saturday...It’s one of the precious few Democrat-held seats Republicans have a chance at flipping, from blue to red. Those open races include battles for Minnesota's 8th District seat, held by a retiring Democratic incumbent; Minnesota's 1st, where incumbent Democrat Tim Walz is running for governor; and Nevada's 3rd, where incumbent...
  • DNC boss Tom Perez: Democrats 'have never hesitated to take action' on sexual misconduct claims

    11/04/2018 8:08:15 AM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 4, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Sunday his party has "never hesitated" to act on sexual misconduct allegations leveled at its members. Perez made the comments when asked during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" program why Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was still serving as his deputy at the DNC, despite being accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend.