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  • The Latest: 7 Democrats visit White House to talk to Trump

    01/16/2019 10:11:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 45 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | Jan 16, 2019 | AP
    12:30 p.m. Seven Democratic lawmakers, including newly elected freshmen, have arrived at the White House ready to ask President Donald Trump to reopen the government while talks continue over border security. It's the first group of rank-and-file Democrats to meet with Trump during the shutdown, which stretched into its 26th day Wednesday. The White House has been trying to peel lawmakers away from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see), but invitations to Democrats earlier this week were declined. Those arriving Wednesday for the midday meeting in the Situation Room included five freshmen, several of whom did not back Pelosi as...
  • State budget planners will count on phantom revenue streams this year

    01/12/2019 5:53:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/19 | Andrew Wilford, opinion contributor
    State budget planners around the country thought they would be getting a Christmas bonus six months early in 2018. When the Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota versus Wayfair that online retailers with significant sales within a state were fair game for sales tax liability, states scrambled to take advantage. Legislators quickly built rosy revenue projections from online sales taxes into their budgets, and they adjusted their planned spending accordingly. The only problem? Those revenue projections are likely too rosy, and now some states are in danger of being left in the red. Minnesota is one of the states learning...
  • The 10 Most Liberal States in America

    01/10/2019 1:38:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 10, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    America is more and more divided these days. In this video, we analyze the most liberal states in America, taking into account recent voting patterns, agendas, laws and regulations.
  • Report: Muslims (CAIR) told Twitter to ban Jewish reporter

    01/09/2019 9:20:43 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 1/7/18
    The Wall Street Journal reports Muslims lobbied Twitter to silence the voice of journalist Laura Loomer. As WND reported, Loomer recently chained herself to Twitter headquarters after the social-media giant banned her. The Journal explained Twitter invited a number of outside groups to help it decide who should be banned after criticism for not policing its content. “That solution is creating a new set of problems—public fights, complaints and legal battles,” the paper said. Loomer, described as a conservative Jewish activist, said she didn’t know until recently that outside groups and individuals had privately lobbied Twitter executives to remove her...
  • Minnesota county's first black commissioner takes oath using 'The New Jim Crow'

    01/08/2019 10:39:06 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/19 | Aris Folley
    The first African-American elected to serve as a commissioner for Hennepin County, Minnesota, was sworn in using a copy of the “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander, a best-selling book that examines how mass incarceration has devastated the black community. According to The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Angela Conley is the first African-American to serve as commissioner in the county’s 166-year history. In representing the county’s fourth district, Conley will be representing parts of Minneapolis, it added. The first African-American elected to serve as a commissioner for Hennepin County, Minnesota, was sworn in...
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered “S.1” that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • Minneapolis’ ‘Little Mogadishu’ Sees 56 Percent Increase in Violent Crimes Caused by Somali Gangs

    01/06/2019 9:52:32 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | January 2, 2019 | Anthony Gockowski
    Violent crimes increased by more than 50 percent in 2018 in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, nicknamed “little Mogadishu,” which authorities attribute to Somali gang activity in the area. Buried in a recent Star Tribune article was the fact that violent crimes jumped from 54 in 2010 to 84 in 2018, an increase in roughly 56 percent. Authorities attribute the violence to rivalries between Somali gangs, such as the Somali Mafia, the Somali Outlaws, the Hot Boyz, and Madhibaan with Attitude ... the Outlaws and Madhibaan with Attitude have a rivalry that stretches back years ... A 2013 CBS article detailed the...
  • Ilhan Omar falsely claims to be first refugee elected to Congress, dishonors 5 predecessors

    01/06/2019 11:25:49 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    I admit that I already despise Rep. Ilhan Omar for multiple reasons. Her apparent marriage to her brother, evidently to accomplish visa fraud, her friendships with anti-Semites, and her views on Israel, for example.
  • Dem Reps Pictured With Anti-Semite,Alleged Muslim Brotherhood Sympathizer On 1st Day In Office

    01/05/2019 9:32:20 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    peltthepundits ^ | 1-5-19 | Ryan Saavedra
    Far-left Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) embraced anti-Semite and alleged Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer Linda Sarsour this week on their first day in Congress. The photos came from Sarsour’s verified Facebook account where she praised both freshman Democrats. “These past two years have been difficult,” Sarsour wrote in a post that featured herself and Omar. “So much heartache, exhaustion, pain, losses, drama, bad policy after bad policy YET today was all worth it. Today was JOY. Today was PRIDE. Today was full of laughter and tears. For every lil girl, especially lil girls of color – this is...
  • Pentagon plans to scale back in Somalia, latest sign Trump wants to cut troops abroad

    01/04/2019 3:34:50 PM PST · by McGruff · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan. 4, 2019 | Dan De Luce and Courtney Kube
    The U.S. military plans to scale back its role in Somalia and curtail airstrikes against al-Shabab insurgents after having taken out many of the group's senior operatives, two senior U.S. officials told NBC News, the latest signal the Trump administration is looking to cut the number of troops deployed around the world. The move reflects an assessment by the administration that while the Shabab insurgency remains a threat to the Somali government and neighboring countries, it does not pose a direct danger to the U.S., current and former officials said. And it follows President Donald Trump's abrupt announcement last month...
  • Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret

    01/02/2019 1:54:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/02/19 | John Solomon
    Sometimes public silence can be deafening or, for that matter, misleading. For nearly two years now, the intelligence community has kept secret evidence in the Russia collusion case that directly undercuts the portrayal of retired Army general and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn as a Russian stooge. That silence was maintained even when former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates publicly claimed Flynn was possibly “compromised” by Moscow. And when a Democratic senator, Al Franken of Minnesota, suggested the former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief posed a “danger to this republic.” And even when some media outlets opined about...
  • Address Records Show Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Lived With First Husband Throughout Marriage To Brother

    12/28/2018 2:22:01 AM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | October 30, 2018 | David Steinberg
    Full title: Address Records Show Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Still Lived With Her First Husband Throughout Marriage To Her Apparent Brother In recent days, Minnesota state Representative Ilhan Omar (D-60B) has campaigned with Minnesota Attorney General candidate Keith Ellison (D-MN). Omar is the Democratic nominee for the federal House seat, MN CD-5, that Ellison is vacating. She is the assumed favorite to win the seat. Win or lose, however, a Department of Justice investigation into her past appears inevitable. A remarkable -- and growing -- amount of evidence implicates her in multiple federal and state felonies. The allegations stem from...
  • New Photos Corroborate Perjury Claims Against Rep. Ilhan Omar, as She Deletes Social Media Evidence

    12/28/2018 1:48:52 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | November 5, 2018 | David Steinberg
    the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board opened a formal investigation of her after reviewing evidence of several violations. Omar has also made, and defended, anti-Semitic comments as direct and vicious as any spoken by a U.S. politician in a generation. In 2016, an anonymous writer on SomaliSpot.com published verified photos and Minnesota state records suggesting that Rep. Omar is a serial felon and fraudster. Since then, the additional evidence discovered to back these claims -- and the absence of contradictory evidence -- are almost as remarkable as Minnesota media's refusal to lift a finger investigating her for two years. Allegations against...
  • Dems worry: Top three candidates in polls are all white men

    12/26/2018 6:04:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 26, 2018 | Amie Parnes
    Democrats are worried that they have a problem: The three people leading polls in the very early stages of their presidential race are all white men. The party traditionally battles over identity politics and wants to be seen as promoting diversity. Its last three nominees have been Barack Obama, who became the nation’s first African-American president, and Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win the popular vote. Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) are this year’s top-tier candidates, according to a recent and very early Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll. It showed that 32...
  • Disgraced anti-Trump journalist may have embezzled donations meant for Syrian orphans

    12/25/2018 6:08:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 25, 2018 06:01 PM | Allison Elyse Gualtieri
    An award-winning German journalist who was recently found to have fabricated parts of stories may be facing more trouble. Claas Relotius, 33, is facing new accusations that he solicited donations for orphans of the war in Syria, donations that he ultimately pocketed, reported CBS. As part of the scandal over the former CNN International's Journalist of the Year, residents of Fergus Falls, Minn., dispelled a variety of falsehoods in his piece “ In a small town” that took aim at "the people who pray for Trump on Sundays." Relotius is accused of making up quotes, interview subjects, and facts in...
  • Housing: Minneapolis Eliminates Single-Family Zoning

    12/24/2018 3:15:38 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Dec 23, 2018 | Daniel Beekman
    Seattle is on the verge of making some controversial land-use changes that advocates say will make this increasingly expensive city more livable for people who aren’t wealthy. The city may soon allow taller buildings in the cores of many neighborhoods and ease restrictions on mother-in-law apartments and backyard cottages. But change is hard: Those moves have encountered legal challenges. Minneapolis this month took a much more dramatic step on density meant to ease its real-estate crunch and address its history of racial segregation: The City Council there voted to end single-family zoning altogether. Moving ahead, the Midwest city will allow...
  • Der Spiegel journalist messed with the wrong small town

    12/20/2018 3:24:14 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 12-19-2018 | Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn
    Knowing that Relotius' purpose was likely to focus on a few of our many conservative voters, I still had an ounce of faith in journalism. Maybe, just maybe, since he was a professional, award winning, international journalist and was spending not one day here but several weeks, he would craft an interesting, nuanced story about how we all somehow manage to coexist with each other in Trump's America without burning each other's houses down. But I also had a distinct gut feeling that his portrayal of this town could go very, very wrong. What happened is beyond what I could...
  • Democratic gains raise odds for gun control in Minnesota

    12/16/2018 7:57:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/16/18 | AP
    A shift in the balance of power at the state Capitol has boosted the odds of lawmakers passing bills to reduce gun violence during the upcoming legislative session. The Democratic takeover of the Minnesota House includes so many freshmen who support tougher gun laws that staunch gun control opponents now consider the chamber to be hostile territory. The Senate, where the GOP maintains a one-vote majority, remains a question mark, though the chamber's top Republican, Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, has signaled "some openness" to discussing gun proposals that got blocked in previous sessions . Sen. Ron Latz, a...
  • Minnesota: Muslim Workers at Amazon Demand Longer Prayer Times, Less Work

    12/16/2018 1:22:14 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 79 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 15th 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Amazon has banned Jihad Watch from Amazon Smile and Amazon Associates, but its aid to jihadis has not led to its being accorded any breaks by its Muslim workers. “Amazon says it has offered accommodations such as providing prayer mats for workers, converting a conference room into prayer space during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and approving shift transfers for fasting workers.” But it isn’t enough. “The workers, many of whom are practicing Muslims, say the required productivity rate is too high, the company is unconcerned about worker injuries and that the conditions don’t allow practicing Muslims to pray...
  • '48 Hours' touts 'new information' in disappearance of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit

    12/14/2018 10:45:56 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/14/18 | Kelly Smith
    A team of journalists and a retired Woodbury police officer have followed the Jodi Huisentruit case and held a dedication ceremony in June 2018 for new billboards placed in Mason City, Iowa on what would have been her 50th birthday. The TV show “48 Hours” promises to reveal “new information” Saturday in the unsolved case of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit, who disappeared 23 years ago. The 27-year-old Minnesota native vanished while heading to work one morning in June 1995, leaving behind evidence of a struggle in her apartment parking lot but few clues as to who assaulted her. In the...