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  • REVEALED: Three Democrats Attended Private Dinner With Iran’s President And Louis Farrakhan

    02/10/2018 4:08:39 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 56 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 02/09/2018 | PETER HASSON
    Three Democratic congressmen attended a private dinner hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, a new report reveals. Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Andre Carson of Indiana and Gregory Meeks of New York attended the private dinner, along with Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who leads the black supremacist group Nation of Islam. Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism, according to the United States government, which has listed the Islamic Republic as a state sponsor of terror since 1984. Rouhani was in New York for a United Nations meeting and held the dinner party just hours...
  • Dems' meeting boils over with Reid/Grayson spat

    05/11/2016 1:03:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Scott Wong
    A routine meeting of liberal Democrats grew heated on Wednesday when Rep. Alan Grayson(D-Fla.) went after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over ethics charges dogging Grayson as he vies for the Senate. Reid was a guest at the weekly gathering of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) when Grayson confronted him over Reid's previous calls for the Florida Democrat to resign from Congress over the ethics complaint, which accuses Grayson of running a hedge fund through his congressional office. "Shame on you. It’s not true," Grayson said, according to sources in the room. "It is true and I want you...
  • Ellison tweet on Antifa handbook and Trump draws criticism

    01/06/2018 1:39:11 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/4/2018
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is drawing criticism for calling attention to a book that critics say condones a left-leaning group using violence in clashes with white supremacists. Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, posted a photo on Twitter Wednesday of himself posing with the book "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook." The book calls violence during counter-protests "a small though vital sliver of anti-fascist activity." Ellison's post said the book should "strike fear into the heart" of President Donald Trump. The tweet, which drew more than 8,000 comments and more than 2,500 retweets, drew pushback from Republicans, who have...
  • Understanding Keith Ellison

    01/06/2018 4:54:15 PM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 6, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    Keith Ellison is Minnesota’s Fifth District Congressman and the Democratic Party’s deputy chairman. We’ve followed his rise since he won the DFL nomination to run for the Fifth District seat in 2006 in ( “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman”) (October 9, 2006), in the companion Power Line post (“Keith Ellison for dummies,”) and in (“The Ellison elision”) (February 3, 2014). Most recently, I revisited this history in the context of Ellison’s national ambitions in (“The trouble with Keith Ellison”) (November 21, 2016) and in the Power Line post
  • Keith Ellison Donor: ‘Israelis Have to be Bombed,’ Only Understand ‘Resistance’

    01/04/2018 2:42:40 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | January 4, 2018 | Brent Scher
    An official at the anti-Israel American Muslims for Palestine group who openly advocates for violence against the Jewish state contributed $2,500 to Democratic Party leader Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) last year, according to campaign disclosure documents.
  • DNC Deputy Keith Ellison Blasted for Tweet Touting Antifa 'Handbook'

    01/04/2018 1:23:18 PM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2018 | Staff
    One of the leading figures in the Democratic Party is taking heat on social media for (proudly touting) the violent far-left group Antifa. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who serves as DNC deputy chair, tweeted a picture to promote a book called "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook."
  • DNC Deputy Chair Discovers the Joys of Antifa

    01/04/2018 10:37:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | January 4, 2018 | JNi.Media
    “I just found the book that strike fear in the heart of Donald Trump,” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Min.), Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee, tweeted on Wednesday, and attached his selfie holding up a copy of “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” by Mark Bray. This is worrisome, especially should the anticipated Democratic “wave” materialize in November, 2018. Because, even as reflected through Bray’s book, Antifa in the US are self-appointed gangs on the hunt for their natural enemies—whomever they decide they are—and, like a gang, they have no problem using violence. A senior DNC official must not advocate these tactics....
  • So, What Happens to Al Franken’s Seat If He Resigns?

    12/06/2017 1:08:54 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 12/6/17 | Lawrence Bonk
    Minnesota state law is pretty clear on what the next steps will be, stipulating that in the event of a vacancy in the Senate, a special election “shall be held at the next November election if the vacancy occurs at least 11 weeks before the regular state primary preceding that election.” Franken’s resignation, if it happens tomorrow, will indeed occur more than 11 weeks before the state primary, meaning that a special election will be held in November 2018 to decide who Franken’s permanent replacement will be. In the meantime, Democratic Governor Mark Dayton is given the ability to make...
  • 'Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital a horrible tragedy'

    12/05/2017 12:03:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    Video A top Democrat warned President Donald Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Monday night, calling the expected declaration “a horrible tragedy”. .....
  • Rep. Ellison Won't Say Franken, Conyers Should Resign: They Should 'Examine Their Conscience'

    12/04/2017 2:16:55 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) wouldn’t say Monday whether his colleagues Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) should resign over multiple sexual assault allegations that include, in Franken’s case, photographic evidence. While Ellison didn't want to call for resignations, he was willing to say that his colleagues should "examine their consciences." "Well, you know, Amy, you know, here's the thing,” Ellison told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman when she directly asked if he thought Franken and Conyers should resign. “I would ask every member of Congress, including those, to look inside their conscience and ask themselves just a few...
  • Progressives call for replacing Al Franken with Keith Ellison as support for resignation builds

    11/18/2017 1:25:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Photo of Democratic senator groping news anchor Leeann Tweeden goes viral Progressives aligned with the Bernie Sanders camp called for replacing disgraced Sen. Al Franken with a fellow Minnesota Democrat, Rep. Keith Ellison, as support grew Friday for the senator’s resignation. Justice Democrats, a group of former Sanders campaign staffers and others prominent leftists, launched a petition Thursday asking Mr. Franken to resign following the release of a photo showing him groping Leeann Tweeden as she slept on a 2006 USO tour. “Franken must go. We do not tolerate those who abuse their power,” said Justice Democrats PAC executive director...
  • Roy Moore Stands by Criticism of Muslims in Congress

    10/31/2017 8:54:37 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/31/2017 | Solange Reyner
    Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday stood by his decades-old statement that Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress, Mediaite reported. "Read my article and you'll find out what I believe," he told MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake while on the Senate floor. "It's clarified very clearly in my article." Moore, a former Alabama chief justice, has made a number of controversial statements in the past. In 2006, he urged Congress to bar Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, from being sworn in because he would be taking his oath with his hand on a...
  • Muslim Ellison should not sit in Congress

    10/06/2017 11:52:52 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 12/13/2006 | Judge Roy Moore
    Last month Keith (Hakim Mohammad) Ellison of Minnesota became the first Muslim elected to serve in the United States Congress and shocked many Americans by declaring that he would take his oath of office by placing his hand on the Quran rather than the Bible. Can a true believer in the Islamic doctrine found in the Quran swear allegiance to our Constitution? Those who profess a sincere belief in Allah say “no!” In 1789, George Washington, our first president under the Constitution, took his oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.”...
  • Ellison calls Roy Moore "completely unfit" to serve in the U.S. Senate

    09/27/2017 6:31:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 73 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/27/17 | Rochelle Olson
    The Alabama Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who just knocked off an incumbent urged Congress not to seat U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in 2006 because he is Muslim. In a phone interview Wednesday, Ellison called Roy Moore "completely unfit," a liar and theocrat who puts the Bible above the U.S. Constitution. Ellison, a Democrat from the Minneapolis-centered Fifth District, was the first Muslim elected to Congress. At the time, Moore publicly argued in writing that Ellison should not be seated because of his beliefs. Ellison took the oath of office in January 2007 using a Qur'an once owned by Thomas...
  • Keith Ellison Compares DACA Immigrants to Jewish Victims of the Holocaust

    09/19/2017 4:57:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2017 | BY NATHAN LICHTMAN
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) has had problems with anti-Semitism before: remaining associated with Louis Farrakhan and calling his law school colleagues mean slurs. But now he's comparing undocumented immigrants to Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Discussing the DACA decision, Ellison said, "And if you ask yourself what would I do if I was a gentile in 1941, if my Jewish neighbors were under attack by the by the Nazis? Would I give them sanctuary? You might be about to find out what you would do." Ellison, who was a candidate to lead the Democratic Party earlier this year, is saying...
  • Keith Ellison Flack Mocks Jewish Reporter as ‘Anti-Semitic Caricature’(language warning)

    09/15/2017 1:20:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 9/15/17 | Pam Geller
    Islamic Jew-hatred – it’s in the Quran. So why wouldn’t the people Ellison hires be Jew-haters, too? Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D., Minn.) press secretary sparked a Twitter spat Thursday after describing a prominent Jewish reporter as looking like an “anti-Semitic caricature.” Isaiah Breen, Ellison’s press secretary, took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to jokingly claim he was fired from his position for publicly mocking two Jewish reporters, Bloomberg View’s Eli Lake and Daily Beast contributor Jamie Kirchick. Breen, from his personal Twitter account, wrote, “To be clear, keith fired me with prejudice after i said jamie kirchik and eli lake remind...
  • David Duke gives ringing endorsement to Keith Ellison for DNC chair

    08/16/2017 9:11:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 13, 2017 | By Douglas Ernst
    David Duke wants the world to know that he supports Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s attempt to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The former leader of the Ku Klux Klan likely complicated Mr. Ellison’s professional goals Monday by backing his efforts while alluding to claims by critics that he is anti-Semitic. “Keith Ellison, Sally Boynton Brown or Jehmu Greene would all be excellent choices — I really like Keith though… I mean, at least he knows,” Mr. Duke tweeted. The “at least he knows” remark appears to be a reference to Mr. Ellison’s past with the Nation...
  • DNC leader says GOP is 'the party of racism'

    08/12/2017 2:52:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 12, 2017 | Chris Moody
    A top Democratic National Committee leader called the Republican Party "the party of racism" at a conference for liberal activists Friday, pointing to President Donald Trump's positions on immigrants and refugees. "You hear Republicans say, 'We're the party of Lincoln.' He wouldn't recognize these people," said Rep. Keith Ellison, a congressman from Minnesota and Democratic National Committee deputy chairman. "The fact is that the Republican Party today is the party of racism. Now I'm not saying every Republican is a racist, but I'm saying their party does hold that up. ... It is the Republican Party in 2017 that says,...
  • DNC Deputy Chair: Kim Jong-un Is Acting More Responsibly Than President Trump

    08/12/2017 4:42:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is just insane. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, said unhinged dictator Kim Jong-un is acting more responsibly than President Trump. The remarks were made at the progressive Netroots Nation in Atlanta [emphasis mine]:0:03 / 0:46 DNCÂ’s Keith Ellison Says President Trump Worse Than Murderous North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un> North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he is acting...
  • 32 HOUSE DEMS SIGN ANTI-ISRAEL LETTER FROM PRO-HAMAS, PRO-BDS GROUPS

    07/01/2017 5:22:44 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | June 30, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are few surprises here. Just the inevitable descent of the Democrats into the fever swamps of hatred and extremism. According to the anti-Israel group behind the Congressional letter, “The effort to gather signatories to the letter was supported by a coalition of human rights organizations including U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace, and American Muslims for Palestine.” American Muslims for Palestine has been linked to Hamas. Jewish Voice for Peace, which is neither Jewish nor peaceful, is a BDS group. This is what the Dems are mainstreaming. 32 Democrats in Congress signed on to a...