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  • Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

    07/15/2018 9:02:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 11:11 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub
    A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels with her own longshot campaign for Congress in western Massachusetts. The 44-year-old Muslim, African-American civil rights lawyer, who is taking on a 30-year congressman and ranking Democrat on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, says she wasn’t alone, as encouragement, volunteers and donations started pouring in. […] Still, the...
  • Echoing Trump's emphasis, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty focuses on immigration in bid for old job

    07/15/2018 3:42:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | July 14, 2018
    Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has made immigration the major policy focus of his comeback bid for governor, delivering a tough message amid a heated national debate as he tries to win over Minnesota Republicans. Since launching his campaign in April, Pawlenty has decried undocumented immigrants receiving government benefits, highlighted the case of a 90-year-old Carver County farmer beaten to death by two undocumented immigrants in 2015, called for a “pause” in refugee resettlement to Minnesota and spent weeks hammering some of the DFL candidates for governor for saying Minnesota should be a “sanctuary state” that bans local police from enforcing...
  • Sanders in Minnesota to Support Ellison in AG Race

    07/13/2018 4:34:49 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/13/18 | AP
    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming to Minnesota to support Rep. Keith Ellison's bid for attorney general. Sanders was set to headline a rally for Ellison Friday morning at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The pair was scheduled to hold a rally in Duluth later Friday. The one-time presidential candidate's visit is the latest reminder of the high stakes surrounding the Democratic primary in the normally sleepy race for attorney general. And it could galvanize Democrats.
  • Former Sanders delegate: 'Midwesterners aren't scared of socialism'

    07/10/2018 6:52:04 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 63 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 07/10/18 | Rick Moran
    Chicago alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa penned an op-ed for NBC that encapsulates the reasons why Democrats will be unable to capitalize this November on the relative unpopularity of Republicans in the Midwest, given the Dems' turn to the hard left. Rosa is described as "Queer, Latinx and a democratic socialist" – whatever that means. In political terms, it means he would be a gone goose if he ran for Congress in the vast majority of districts anywhere in the Midwest. But Rosa doesn't see it that way. In fact, he believes that Midwesterners would embrace a socialist candidate and are "not...
  • FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea

    07/09/2018 12:17:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | July 9, 2018 at 10:36 am | Staff
    (CBS Local)– Over 200 people have now been infected by an outbreak of parasites linked to recalled vegetable trays from Del Monte. According to the CDC, 212 cases of cyclosporiasis – an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite – were reported as of July 5. The condition has been linked to “6 oz., 12 oz., and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip,” which were recalled by Del Monte Fresh Produce on June 15. More than 200 hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetables; symptoms can include 'explosive' bowel movements https://t.co/bs63NaRJbM pic.twitter.com/XiYnkpXzxP...
  • Trump Rally in Duluth MN was 60% dem/ind (from pascale tweet)

    06/26/2018 5:48:46 PM PDT · by Pollard · 16 replies
    MAGA team ^ | 6/26/2018
    The crowd at the Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Independent. America is seeing the positive results of a @realDonaldTrump administration regardless of party. #MAGA This is self identified prior to the rally and was nearly 30% Democrat. Scores were calculated using the RNC voter files.
  • MAGA Earthquake Hits Minnesota: “The crowd at Trump’s Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Indep

    06/26/2018 6:10:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 106 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/26/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Quick, with MAGA-shocking news reverberating there’s a mid-west rush on winnamins. Remember that massive MAGA Trump rally last week in Duluth Minnesota? That would be the 9,000 strong rally where twice as many were turned away? Well, the data team at MAGA HQ have crunched the numbers and Brad Parscale shares the results: “The crowd at the Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Independent.”
  • Cash smuggled to jihadis in Middle East from Minneapolis airport that gave Muslims security tours

    06/26/2018 12:07:34 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 06/26/2018 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Years after Judicial Watch exposed the Obama administration’s special behind-the-scenes tours for Somali Muslims at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, millions of dollars in cash are being smuggled weekly from the facility to the Middle East. Some of the money is being funneled to a region of Somalia that is controlled by the Al Shabaab terrorist group, according to a disturbing months-long investigation conducted by a national media outlet. Kerns says some of the individuals sending large amounts of cash abroad receive taxpayer-funded government assistance in the United States. Sources interviewed for the story say it’s “welfare fraud,” mostly involving government-subsidized...
  • Protesters decry Minneapolis police shooting; BCA says handgun found at scene

    06/24/2018 6:03:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 6/24/18 | Kristi Belcamino and Jaime DeLage
    Minneapolis police fatally shot a black man they say was armed with a handgun Saturday evening on the city’s north side, sparking a wave of protests over the weekend. The shooting, which is being investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, took place about 5:30 p.m. after at least one 911 caller reported seeing a man firing a handgun into the air near 46th and Lyndale avenues, according to a news release issued Sunday by he BCA. When officers arrived, they found the man sitting on a curb with a woman near the intersection of 48th and Camden avenues,...
  • The untold good news story of America today

    06/23/2018 7:35:56 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 June 2018 | Tom Geoghegan
    Political bickering has long been a roadblock to getting big things done in the US but a grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change. A green giant in a loin cloth would seem an unlikely indicator for what some describe as a revolution under way in the heart of America. But the Jolly Green Giant statue on Highway 169 in rural Minnesota wears a 48-inch (1.2m) smile for a reason. Accompanied by the slogan Dream Big, he typifies a sense of hope and renewal in the nearby city of Blue Earth that is...
  • HOWARD ROOT: LIVE FROM DULUTH

    06/21/2018 4:54:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 21,2)018 | Scott Johnson
    Our friend Howard Root attended the Trump rally in Duluth last night. This is his (fantastic) report along with photos he took at the event (at the top and bottom below): At least 25 percent of the audience was under the age of 30, and around 40 percent were women. The senior citizen percentage was less than 10 percent — the lowest I’ve ever seen at a Republican event. Other than the hundred or so party leaders, this was a vastly different crowd from the Minnesota Republican Convention that I attended in Duluth three weeks ago. None of the attendees...
  • ESPN Writer Calls Celtics Legend Kevin McHale ‘Poor White Man’ for Attending Minnesota Trump Rally

    06/21/2018 1:36:52 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    An ESPN writer called NBA Hall of Famer Kevin McHale, a “poor white man from a forgotten Deep South town,” after the Celtics legend was spotted at a Trump rally in Minnesota Wednesday night. The rally, held in Duluth, Minnesota, drew a large crowd. Among those in the crowd, was NBA champion Kevin McHale, whose wife is a supporter of the president’s. Pictures of McHale soon began appearing on social media:
  • (Minnesota) Vikings Hold First Sports LGBTQ Summit

    06/21/2018 12:08:44 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 43 replies
    The Minnesota Vikings made history on Thursday. Vikings players, coaches and members of the LGBTQ community came together for a first of its kind inclusion summit held by an NFL team. The LGBTQ summit and fundraising event was held at the TCO Performance Center Auditorium in Eagan. It centered around bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and sports. In front of a packed crowd, former and current LGBTQ athletes shared stories about how they were criticized for who they loved while playing the sport they love. The event featured four panel discussions. Each one about an hour long.
  • Trump mocks protester at rally: 'Was that a man or a woman?'

    06/20/2018 6:53:37 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    At least two protesters interrupted President Trump’s rally in Minnesota on Wednesday, with the president mocking one individual’s appearance. The activists held up signs and disrupted the event minutes apart as the president railed against illegal immigration. Trump brushed aside each individual, telling them to “go home” and “say hello to Mommy.” “Was that a man or a woman? Because he needs a haircut more than I do,” Trump said as the second protester was escorted out. “I couldn’t tell,” Trump continued. “Needs a haircut.” The crowd roared, and broke into a “USA” chant. Washington Examiner ✔ @dcexaminer Trump as...
  • Trump Rally in Duluth, MN 6/20/18 Live stream 7:30 pm EST

    06/20/2018 3:45:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 173 replies
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018: RSBN's Liz Willis, Tera Broaddrick, Alyssa Ashe, Tom O'Neill, and Aaron Pangio will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a rally in Duluth, Minnesota at AMSOIL Arena.
  • Pres. Trump to hold round-table, rally in Duluth

    06/20/2018 4:53:49 AM PDT · by euram · 11 replies
    KARE11 ^ | June 19, 2018 | KARE
    DULUTH, Minn. - President Trump will make his first visit to Minnesota since winning The Oval Office when he holds a rally in Duluth Wednesday night. The White House says President Trump will arrive in Duluth around 4:35 p.m. From there, President Trump will hold a round-table event with about a dozen elected officials as well as representatives from the mining and steel industry. The discussion is billed as "promoting and protecting American workers."
  • Minnesota Senate Candidate Richard Painter Releases Ultimate Democrat Campaign Ad… (HYSTERICAL)

    06/18/2018 10:24:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 50 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/19/2018 | SUNDANCE
    This is not a spoof. Richard Painter, a Democrat, is running for the Senate in Minnesota. Somehow he has managed to perfectly encapsulate everything that personifies the current left-wing progressive party. It is the perfect ad to represent all Democrats in 2018. Watch:
  • Trump Duluth Rally Moved to AMSOIL Arena

    06/16/2018 2:11:46 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/15/18 | Ben Rodgers
    The venue for President Donald Trump's visit to Duluth was changed Friday to accommodate the crowds that are expected, according to a release from the Minnesota GOP. The rally will be moved to the AMSOIL Arena. The rally was originally scheduled at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. The last time Trump visited Minnesota was in November 2016, when he made an appearance at a Minneapolis-St. Paul airport hangar during his presidential campaign.
  • At urging of Minneapolis police, Hennepin EMS workers subdued dozens with a powerful sedative

    06/16/2018 12:15:49 PM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 06/15/2018 | Andy Mannix
    Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly requested over the past three years that Hennepin County medical responders sedate people using the powerful tranquilizer ketamine, at times over the protests of those being drugged, and in some cases when no apparent crime was committed, a city report shows. On multiple occasions, in the presence of police, Hennepin Healthcare EMS workers injected suspects of crimes and others who already appeared to be restrained, according to the report, and the ketamine caused heart or breathing failure, requiring them to be medically revived. Several people given ketamine had to be intubated. These are among the...
  • Supreme Court rules state law banning political apparel at polls is illegal

    06/14/2018 8:21:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Minnesota law banning voters from wearing political apparel to the polls, saying it was too draconian in stifling Americans’ First Amendment rights. The 7-2 decision said it may be possible for states to restrict stridently political T-shirts and buttons, but the justices said Minnesota didn’t justify why its law needed to be so broad.