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  • Hey, Sarah Jeong! How racist is a Detroit black candidate who says 'don't vote for the ching-chong'?

    08/17/2018 6:40:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    In Michigan's state Senate race, Democrat Rep. Bettie Cook Scott had the perfect vote-getting pitch in her primary race against fellow Democrat, Rep. Stephanie Chang: "Don't vote for the ching-chong." According to Detroit's Metro Times: Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as "ching-chang" and "the ching-chong" to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday's election.  She's also said to have called one of Chang's campaign volunteers an "immigrant," saying "you don't belong here" and "I want you out of my country." Chang and Scott were running in the Democratic primary for state Sen. District 1.  Chang won the election...
  • Despite Allegations Against Ellison, DFL Attempts To Show Unity

    08/17/2018 12:40:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/16/18 | Pat Kessler
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — DFL leaders called a press conference Thursday to show harmony after a bruising primary election. But if this is Democratic unity, one wonders what DFL dissension looks like. At the news conference, DFL Party Chair Ken Martin was peppered with questions about embattled Attorney General candidate Keith Ellison. “What I would say is that our party takes any allegation of domestic abuse seriously,” he said. “It’s a fluid situation. It’s still developing.”
  • DFL Launches Investigation into Ellison Allegations; Party Chair Supports Him 'At This Point'

    08/16/2018 8:45:45 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Eric Chaloux
    Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborer Party leaders addressed domestic abuse allegations involving Congressman Keith Ellison during a Thursday news conference, just two days after he won the party’s primary for attorney general. DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin said Ellison has their support for now as the party’s candidate. "We take these allegations seriously, we are certainly eager to hear all the answers to the questions that have been raised,” said Martin. “We continue to watch the story develop, we don't know how it's going to develop and the conclusion at this point."
  • “I Didn’t Choose For You To Drag Me Off The Bed,” Says Ellison’s Ex

    08/16/2018 4:58:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 8/16/18 | WCCO staff
    The former girlfriend of Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison sat down with CBS News on Thursday to talk about the abuse she says she endured during their relationship. Just days before the primary, Karen Monahan’s son posted on Facebook that he had seen a video of Ellison dragging his mother off a bed by her feet in Ellison’s home. Monahan spoke with CBS’s Jericka Duncan about why she decided to share her story. “At this point in time, I’m grounded and I know who I am. I have healed for a year and a half. I looked straight at him and...
  • Noor Seeks Stay in Civil Lawsuit (Justine Damond murder)

    08/16/2018 4:21:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last summer is seeking to have a civil case filed against himself and others stayed until after his trial on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges has concluded. Mohamed Noor filed a request for a stay Thursday in U.S. District Court. The family of Justine Damond - the woman killed in the July 2017 shooting - filed a lawsuit in federal court last month against Noor, partner Matthew Harrity, former police chief Janee Harteau, current police chief Medaria Arradondo and the city. In the lawsuit, Damond's father, John...
  • Keith Ellison allegations 'disturbing,' DNC says

    08/15/2018 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/18 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Democratic National Committee said it is reviewing allegations against its deputy chair, Rep. Keith Ellison, three days after he was accused of physically and verbally abusing his ex-girlfriend. “These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them,” the DNC told NPR in a statement Tuesday evening. “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously.” **SNIP** Just hours after the DNC said it was reviewing the allegations, Mr. Ellison went on to win the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general, easily besting four other challengers Tuesday evening.
  • Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win

    08/15/2018 9:04:41 AM PDT · by RideForever · 39 replies
    CNN (Clinton News Network) ^ | 8/15/2018 | Gregory Krieg, CNN
    Ilhan Omar, a progressive state legislator, will win the Democratic primary in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, CNN projects. Backed in her race by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar -- who came to the US more than two decades ago as a refugee -- would become the first Somali-American member of Congress if she wins the seat being left behind by Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for state attorney general, in November. Omar is also on a path to arrive in Washington, DC, next year with Michigan Democratic House nominee Rashida Tlaib, who is running unopposed in the fall, to become the...
  • The Ellison factor

    08/16/2018 9:55:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 16, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    Will allegations of domestic abuse against DNC vice chairman Keith Ellison hurt the Democratic Party ahead of this fall’s midterm elections? DNC chairman Tom Perez says “no.” With three contributing to the story, (the AP reports) Perez’s assurance yesterday that allegations of domestic abuse against Ellison would not hurt the party ahead of this fall’s midterm elections. “Yet four days after the first public accusation of physical and emotional abuse emerged against Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison,” they add, “other would-be allies across the nation were far less certain.” Warning: Don’t make Ellison mad while we sort this out. [snip]Here’s the...
  • Ex-officer's Lawyers Want Charges Dismissed in Damond Death

    08/16/2018 7:19:11 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/15/18 | AP
    Defense attorneys want charges dismissed against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last year. Attorneys for ex-officer Mohamed Noor argue in motions filed Wednesday that the charges should be dropped because of prosecutorial misconduct and lack of probable cause. Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15, 2017, death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old life coach who was engaged to be married. She was killed after calling 911 to report a possible sexual assault. Prosecutors say Noor was in a squad car's passenger seat when he shot Damond...
  • Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner

    08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amber Phillips
    Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year. Here they are: Winners Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider,...
  • Pawlenty, who called Trump 'unfit and unhinged,' derailed in comeback attempt in Minnesota

    08/15/2018 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/14/2018 | By Gregg Re
    Tim Pawlenty -- who briefly ran for president in 2012 and had derided President Trump as "unhinged" -- was denied in his effort to stage a political comeback and become Minnesota’s governor again in the race to replace Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won in Tuesday's Minnesota GOP gubernatorial primary despite Pawlenty's enormous fundraising and name recognition advantages. He also won despite his own history as the party's losing candidate for governor four years ago. Pawlenty joins several other prominent Republicans -- including Reps. Martha Roby and Mark Sanford, as well as Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob...
  • US: Woman who called Israel ‘apartheid’ wins local primaries

    08/14/2018 11:59:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/18
    Ilhan Omar, who once called Israel an “apartheid regime,” but who more recently came out against the boycott Israel movement, handily won the Democratic nomination in a Minneapolis-area congressional District. Omar, a Somali-born community activist and representative in the State House, is favored to win in November in the 5th District now held by Keith Ellison, who won the DFL primary for state attorney general. DFL is the state’s Democratic Party. There were primaries Tuesday in four states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont. Omar’s tweets about Israel have earned her notoriety in the pro-Israel community. In 2012, she said...
  • Democrat Keith Ellison wins Minnesota AG primary days after abuse allegations surface

    08/14/2018 8:34:42 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 August 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison scored a victory Tuesday night in the Minnesota primary race for the state's attorney general days after domestic abuse accusations against him surfaced. Ellison, who serves as the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and is the first Muslim elected to Congress, was accused over the weekend of emotional and physical abuse by an ex-girlfriend. Addressing the abuse allegations in his victory speech, Ellison said: “We had a very unexpected event at the end of this campaign that happened. I want to assure you that it is not true.” Ellison ran for the position against...
  • Palestinian Congressional Candidate ASSAULTS Jewish Journalist at Political Event [Michigan, MN]

    08/14/2018 2:13:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 47 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 12, 2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A journalist was assaulted by a soon-to-be congresswoman while asking her questions at a political rally for U.S. Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar in Minnesota on Saturday. Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian Muslim who won her primary in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday, forcefully grabbed Jewish journalist Laura Loomer and stole her phone when Loomer approached her to ask questions at the rally. In the Middle East, violence against Jews may be tolerable. In America, where Tlaib – running unopposed after her primary win – and is set to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is not. In fact,...
  • 13-Day-Old Boy Dies After Father Allegedly Inflicts Injuries

    08/14/2018 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 41 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | 14 Aug 18 | Staff
    APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) — An Apple Valley man has been charged after inflicting harm upon his infant son, who later died of his injuries. Police say Michael Herkal, 32, was taken into custody Sunday after responding to two 911 calls regarding the child. The first was placed by the infant’s mother, Herkal’s girlfriend, who was not in the home at the time of the assault. The second was placed by Herkal. Upon arriving to the residence around 7:30 p.m., officers found Herkal’s 13-day-old son unresponsive on the living room floor. The infant, Anthony Herkal, had begun to turn blue...
  • DNC Silence on Disturbing Keith Ellison Charges Has Not Gone Unnoticed

    08/14/2018 11:22:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Democratic National Committee has yet to speak up about the disturbing domestic abuse charges against its deputy chair Keith Ellison, which have come to light just a few days before the Minnesota primary for attorney general. The silence has not gone unnoticed. First of all, former White House Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer and Sean Spicer want to know what's up with the double standard. Where is the media on this? Is it because Ellison, a Minnesota representative who has served in Congress for six terms now, is a Democrat?
  • Primary Election Dai In Minnesota - VANITY POST

    08/14/2018 10:35:57 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 18 replies
    It's primary election Day In Minnesota! All summer long the Republicans and Democrats have been slugging it out statewide to see who'll represent their party in November. Depending on where you live, you may have a contested primary for state rep. I do in House District 55A (Shakopee), a southwestern metro suburb. It's been a somewhat bitter affair as there's an attempt to oust a two-term GOP rep who's voted with the Dems a few too many times for his own good. I'm voting for Tim Pawlenty for Governor. Yeah, I'm not terribly impressed with him but he stands a...
  • Domestic Abuse Allegations Surface Against Congressman Keith Ellison (2006 stories also pop up)

    08/13/2018 11:44:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/12/18 | Mary McGuire
    **SNIP** “One night I confronted him very calm about a lie he had just told me straight to my face. What happened next was a rage that I had never witnessed to that magnitude. He was becoming a person I had never seen before. The next morning, he came into the room I was sleeping in. I was laying across the bed with my headphones on, listening to podcast on my phone. He said he was about to leave town for the weekend and told me to take the trash out. Given the explosive outrage that occurred the night before,...
  • Laura Loomer Confronts Dem Muslim Candidate on Why She Married Her Brother — Is KICKED OFF FACEBOOK

    08/12/2018 5:19:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    GP ^ | 8-12-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: VIDEO: Laura Loomer Confronts Democrat Muslim Candidate on Why She Married Her Brother — Is KICKED OFF FACEBOOK after Posting the VIDEO event on Sunday for two Minneapolis area Muslim Democrats. Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar, left, and Rashida Tlaib, a congressional candidate in Detroit held a joint campaign event at the Holy Land deli in Minneapolis. Rashida Tlaib will likely be America’s first female Palestinian and Muslim member of Congress. Rashida celebrated her primary win last week by posting a hateful tweet against Israel. We cannot allow American foreign aid to be used to violate the human...
  • Conservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates

    08/12/2018 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | Avery Anapol
    A conservative activist crashed a campaign event for two Muslim candidates on Saturday, interrupting them with shouted questions about Hamas and “terrorist groups.” Laura Loomer, formerly of the group Project Veritas, shared images and video of the incident on Twitter, calling the candidates "Jihadi" and writing that she was helping Minnesotans “break free from Sharia.” The event supported Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) and former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D). Omar is a Somali-American candidate running to fill the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison (D), who is running for Minnesota attorney general. Tlaib, meanwhile, won the...