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  • The Real Midterm Elections Wave Wasn’t Blue—It Was Muslim

    12/07/2018 4:21:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11.15.18 | Dean Obeidallah
    Thanks, President Trump—a record 55 Muslim Americans won office last week. A lot of them probably would never have been inspired to run without you. The Muslims are no longer coming—they are here! Well, in reality Muslims have been in America and contributing to it even before the nation was formed, since approximately 15 percent of the slaves from Africa were Muslim. Advertisement But now Muslim Americans are “here” in a whole new way as a record number won their elections last Tuesday. And ironically many of these candidates were inspired to run in response to the most openly anti-Muslim...
  • 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.
  • Ellison, Obama, Dems Embrace Anti-Semitic Farrakhan, Sharpton

    10/30/2018 2:27:43 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-30-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Liberals, Democrats and the legacy media are forever prattling about how the “toxic rhetoric” of President Trump before and after his election has inspired a culture of violence expressed most recently in their view in the flurry of packages sent to leading Democrats containing amateur night explosive devices some of which could only explode if you used a real explosive to set them off. Words do have consequences and can inspire the unhinged, but nowhere in Trump’s rhetoric are urgings to build and deliver explosive devices to your political opponents, not even those who urge their followers to “get in...
  • Minnesota’s apostle of hate (Keith Ellison)

    10/28/2018 1:00:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 10/28/18 | Scott Johnson
    Keith Ellison is Minnesota’s incumbent Fifth District congressman, deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and DFL candidate for Minnesota attorney general. He was a long-time apostle of hate on behalf of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, though the local Minnesota media haven’t gotten around to revisiting the issue as Ellison seeks statewide office. Now he is an apostle of hate on behalf of the causes of the increasingly mainstream far left of the Democratic Party. Speaking last week at a debate with GOP candidate Doug Wardlow, Ellison explained that he had operated under the impression that Farrakhan...
  • Democrat Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend accused him of abuse, now releasing his private messages

    10/27/2018 11:55:23 AM PDT · by FrankLea · 17 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 10/27/2018 | Frank
    Karen Monahan's son posted a cryptic message about his mom and Keith Ellison, a Democratic Representative in Minnesota. Her son made some nasty claims about Ellison dragging her off a bed, yelling at her, and a few other things, which you can read here if you desire. Karen supported her son's message and deemed it true. Now that she's out in public with her accusations towards Ellison, she's letting people know the story as time goes on. At one point she started publishing screenshots of private messages that she shared with Ellison. We have some of them here. They might...
  • Embattled Ellison launches counterattack on GOP opponent

    10/27/2018 3:46:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/25/18 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Days after a poll showed Keith Ellison trailing in the race for attorney general following allegations of domestic abuse against him, the Democrat went on the offensive against Republican Doug Wardlow on Thursday, saying his opponent's work for a conservative Christian legal advocacy group against gay rights shows that he has an agenda of discrimination. Ellison issued a statement pointing out that President Donald Trump's administration told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that a federal appeals court got the law wrong when it ruled last year against a Michigan funeral home that fired a transgender worker...
  • Ellison’s Ex-Girlfriend Opens Up About Allegations; Discusses Alleged Video Tape

    10/24/2018 2:55:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/23/18 | Eric Chaloux
    It is one of the biggest controversies this election cycle in Minnesota. The accusation of domestic abuse made against DFL Attorney General candidate Keith Ellison by his ex-girlfriend and party activist, Karen Monahan. "I really had to grabble with coming out to share my story,” said Monahan. “I had to face my own fears, the fear of isolation, the smears, the lies, the threats-- that's hard to move through." Monahan sat down for her first sit-down interview here in Minnesota with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS after she came forward in August with allegations against Ellison.
  • No accusations of physical, emotional abuse by Keith Ellison in divorce file

    10/17/2018 10:09:55 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KMSP.com ^ | 10/17/18 | KMSP Staff
    A judge unsealed the divorce file for Democratic attorney general candidate Keith Ellison and his ex-wife Kim Ellison Wednesday morning. The couple divorced in 2012. The Star Tribune and Alpha News sued to have the files released after Ellison’s ex-girlfriend claimed he abused her. Ellison has denied the allegations. The media outlets argued the public has a right to know what is in the divorce records. In the documents, Kim does not accuse Keith of physical or emotional abuse.
  • Judge denies Keith Ellison's petition to keep divorce file sealed, redact 'sensitive' information

    10/16/2018 3:26:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/16/18 | Jessie Van Berkeland Hannah Covington
    Kim Ellison said Tuesday that she has been the one pushing to keep records of her divorce with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison private, while the Minnesota Court of Appeals denied the Ellisons’ last-minute attempt to block the release of some information in the file. Their divorce file is expected to be unsealed Wednesday, following a District Court order issued last week by a Hennepin County Family Court referee. The Ellisons had petitioned the state Court of Appeals on Monday to delay that order and keep their divorce file sealed until they are given a chance to redact “confidential information” from...
  • Attorney for Ellison Appeals Court Ruling Ordering Divorce Records be Unsealed

    10/16/2018 9:58:11 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/16/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    <p>The attorney for U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has filed an appeal seeking to prevent a Hennepin County District Court from enforcing a ruling issued last week ordering the divorce records of Ellison and his ex-wife Kim be unsealed.</p> <p>The petition for writ of prohibition was filed with the Minnesota Court of Appeals Monday. Ellison is the DFL candidate for state attorney general.</p>
  • Court Rules Ellison Divorce Records Will Be Unsealed

    10/12/2018 12:10:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/12/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A court in Hennepin County has ruled the divorce records of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison and his ex-wife will be unsealed. The referee in the matter issued his decision Friday. The documents will be unsealed next Wednesday, except for documents or portions of them that contain "restricted identifiers" or "financial source documents." Ellison's attorney Carla Kjellberg said Friday her client will appeal for a stay of the order. "Keith and Kim Ellison remain jointly opposed to this effort to exploit the details of their personal life, and the lives of their children, for political gain," she said in a statement....
  • Family court referee wants to decide on access to Keith Ellison divorce files by Friday

    10/09/2018 3:18:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/9/18 | Stephen Montemayor
    A Hennepin County family court referee said he wants to rule by Friday whether to unseal U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s divorce file in response to a legal effort by the Star Tribune and Alpha News. Referee Jason T. Hutchinson explained after an hourlong court hearing on Tuesday that if he did decide to unseal the file on Friday, it would still not be available for immediate public view. Instead, he would set a later date for opening it that would allow time for Ellison’s attorney to appeal the decision. The motions follow allegations by Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, that the...
  • Lawyer who cleared Ellison of domestic abuse allegations donated $500G to Dems

    10/02/2018 11:30:02 AM PDT · by gattaca · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Full Title: Lawyer who cleared Ellison of domestic abuse allegations is partner at firm that donated $500G to Dems A lawyer who “was unable to substantiate” the domestic violence allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison is a partner of a law firm that donated more than $500,000 to Democrats since 1998, with nearly $50,000 to the embattled congressman running for the state’s attorney general position.
  • Attorney for Keith Ellison asks judge to keep divorce records closed

    10/05/2018 1:45:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/5/18 | Stephen Montemayor
    An attorney representing U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison has asked a judge to deny motions by the Star Tribune and Alpha News to unseal his 2012 divorce proceedings, instead suggesting that the judge privately review the file and unseal any records that refer to allegations of abuse. Last month, the Star Tribune joined a legal effort to unseal the divorce records, following a similar action by a right-leaning online news and opinion site. The efforts follow allegations by Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, that the Democratic candidate for attorney general tried to drag her off a bed during an argument in 2016....
  • Keith Ellison Considering Stepping Down From DNC

    10/04/2018 9:42:00 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/4/18 | WCCO Staff
    Rep. Keith Ellison, who is facing abuse allegations from an ex-girlfriend, says he’s considering stepping down from his position as the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee. The congressman told WCCO Radio on Wednesday that he’s considering stepping down from his DNC role to focus solely on the race for Minnesota attorney general. “I need to put 100 percent of my time, energy and resources into the race and my office, so it is something I am considering,” he told the radio station. Earlier this year, Ellison announced that he was leaving his 5th District seat to pursue the...
  • Citing conflict, Minneapolis police won't look into claim against Keith Ellison

    10/03/2018 1:48:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/3/18 | Stephen Montemayor
    The Minnesota DFL Party's attempt to find a law enforcement agency willing to investigate a domestic abuse claim against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison was mired in uncertainty on Wednesday, after the Minneapolis Police Department said it would seek to refer the case to another jurisdiction. Earlier Wednesday, the DFL asked Minneapolis police to investigate the allegation after both a city attorney and a county prosecutor declined to review a report the party commissioned that did not substantiate the allegation. "Due to a conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Minneapolis Police Department will not be...
  • DFL asks Minneapolis police to investigate Ellison allegation

    10/03/2018 10:33:58 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/3/18 | Stephen Montemayor
    The Minnesota DFL Party on Wednesday asked the Minneapolis Police Department to investigate a domestic abuse claim against U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, after both a city attorney and a county prosecutor declined to review a report the party commissioned that did not substantiate the allegation. Charlene Briner, a senior adviser for the party, told the Star Tribune on Wednesday that the DFL sent its investigative report to the Minneapolis Police Department “and asked that they investigate the claims described in the report to determine whether any criminal conduct occurred.” The party asked the Lockridge Grindal Nauen law firm in August...
  • Dakota County Attorney Agrees to Review Ellison Claims, Requires Law Enforcement Investigation

    10/02/2018 2:52:32 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/2/18 | Ben Rodgers
    Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom has agreed to review claims of abuse made by the ex-girlfriend of Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, but only if a law enforcement agency completes an investigation first, according to a letter from the county attorney's office. The letter, which was sent to the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office, came a day after a report compiled by an attorney hired by the DFL. That letter indicated Karen Monahan's allegations that Ellison once physically abused her could not be substantiated was made public. The DFL said Monday they would ask the City of Minneapolis Attorney's Office for review....
  • Minnesota Senate candidate calls on state to investigate Keith Ellison domestic abuse allegations

    10/01/2018 1:33:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/1/18 | AP
    Karin Housley, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, has officially requested an investigation into the allegations of domestic abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison. Ellison, a Democrat running for attorney general in Minnesota, has been accused by his former girlfriend of physical and emotional abuse throughout the time they dated. Karen Monahan alleged Ellison once dragged her off a bed while shouting profanities and sent multiple abusive text messages. Ellison has vehemently denied the accusations and asked the House Ethics Committee to launch a probe into the allegations. Minnesota’s Democratic Party has also commissioned an investigation. But Housley, the GOP nominee...
  • Attorney: Ellison Abuse Claim Unsubstantiated

    10/01/2018 11:32:59 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 35 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/1/18 | AP
    A lawyer investigating a woman's claim that she was physically abused by Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has concluded the allegation is unsubstantiated. The Associated Press on Monday obtained a draft of the report by Susan Ellingstad, an attorney hired by Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party to investigate the allegation .