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  • Did the Scandinavians beat Columbus to America twice?

    10/22/2003 6:39:07 AM PDT · by mhking · 58 replies · 366+ views
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Archeologists have already established that Viking explorers beat Christopher Columbus to America by about 500 years, but experts in Sweden now hope to determine whether another group of Scandinavians landed in the New World in 1362, 130 years before Columbus. A 90-kilo (200-pound) rune stone, a block of stone featuring symbolic engravings common during the Viking era, has been sent from the United States to Sweden's Museum of National Antiquities to establish whether it really dates from 1362, as its markings claim, or is just a hoax. If confirmed as an authentic relic, the so-called Kensington stone...
  • City of Bloomington charges 10 organizers in Mall of America demonstration

    01/14/2015 5:30:00 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-14-15 | Nick Ferraro, Sarah Horner and Joseph Lindberg
    Ten participants in the mass demonstration at the Mall of America in protest of police brutality were charged Wednesday for their roles in what Bloomington authorities say was an unlawful rally. Authorities say the 10 organized the Dec. 20 gathering. They face an array of misdemeanor charges, including public nuisance, trespassing and disorderly conduct. The large-scale demonstration drew between 1,500 and 2,000 people to the Mall of America rotunda in protest of recent grand jury decisions that cleared white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York. The protest lasted more than two hours...
  • Minneapolis schools' credit card usage raises accountability questions

    01/12/2015 5:49:27 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1-11-15 | ALEJANDRA MATOS
    Minneapolis Public School employees are using district credit cards for unauthorized purchases — including personal use — and have routinely failed to follow expense policies, a Star Tribune review of school expense records found. Several school district leaders — including the outgoing superintendent and the current CEO — repaid the district for expenses only after the Star Tribune inquired about them. The Star Tribune reviewed $1.5 million in credit card expenses submitted by 262 employees over the past six months. School officials spent thousands of dollars at grocery stores, Target, Wal-Mart and restaurants in Minneapolis and around the country. The...
  • Keystone XL pipeline presents a political predicament

    01/10/2015 8:26:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Democratic members of the state’s congressional delegation face a difficult balancing act. Their supporters who are advocates of renewable energy anticipate them to vote against the pipeline. President Obama has threatened to veto the present pipeline bill due to the fact it quick-circuits his administration’s assessment course of action. But Minnesota politicians who oppose the pipeline flirt with a attainable lengthy-term raise in oil train traffic on tracks that quite a few constituents say are already overloaded with railcars carrying flammable fuel. “It is a precarious position to be against oil train transport and to be against the Keystone pipeline,”...
  • Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Bush and Rubio Have Early Lead

    01/04/2015 7:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 4, 2015 | Tim Alberta, Scott Bland, Shane Goldmacher, Josh Kraushaar, Alex Roarty and Adam Wollner
    From the first day of 2011, Mitt Romney was the favorite to win the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign. No one else was even close. The 2016 outlook could not be more different. Offered the choice to bet on one single candidate to win the nomination versus the rest of the field, the choice would have to be "the field." For the first time in years, there is no one next in line. And without a former vice president or powerhouse former candidate looking likely to run, Republicans are shaping up to spend the next year and a half fighting...
  • GOP lawmaker: O-Care repeal top priority (Barrasso)

    01/04/2015 11:23:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    The repeal of ObamaCare is the priority of the Republican party, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday. “There will be a vote on repeal. The president, in the White House, will veto that,” he said of the symbolic gesture offered by GOP lawmakers still unsatisfied with the healthcare legislation. However, Barrasso told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that there would also be other bills that strike at other parts of the Affordable Care Act – some of which have gained bipartisan support – including a repeal of the medical device tax and the employer mandate. There is...
  • Youngest Woman Elected to Congress Seeks Middle Ground

    01/03/2015 8:43:55 AM PST · by Maceman · 71 replies
    WSJ via Google ^ | January 2, 2015 | Mara Gay
    WATERTOWN, N.Y.— Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has never held elected office, but her résumé looks more like that of a Beltway insider than a political newcomer. By the time she won her seat representing a swath of upstate New York in the November election, she had served as a domestic policy aide for former President George W. Bush , a policy director for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ’s 2012 presidential campaign and head of debate preparation for vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan .
  • Looking back at Michele Bachmann’s career in Congress

    12/31/2014 12:09:28 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 67 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-31-14 | pioneer press
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, founder of the House tea party caucus and a high-profile spokeswoman for conservatives during her eight years in Congress, has no plans to run for another office right now. Instead, she’ll live in Minnesota, give speeches around the country and write a nationally syndicated column. Here's a look back at her political career.
  • Mark Dayton wants to limit tax increases to transportation funding

    12/31/2014 7:06:21 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-31-14 | David Montgomery
    Minnesota's highway needs can't be met without more tax revenue, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday -- setting him up for a possible clash with the new Republican majority in the House. Dayton is finalizing his 2016-17 budget proposal, which aims to raise what he says is the $6 billion Minnesota's roads need over the next 10 years. The plan calls for a 6.5 percent wholesale surtax on gasoline -- separate from the existing 28.5 cents-per-gallon tax already levied. That means the tax would bring in more money when gas prices increase. "Our transportation systems are getting worse," Dayton said. "Anybody...
  • Minnesota May Start Taxing Drivers

    12/29/2014 2:31:13 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 47 replies
    SeeBS ^ | 12-25-14 | SeeBS
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gas prices are finally falling, but those savings might not last long.At least 18 states, including Minnesota, are considering taxing drivers based on distance. Gas prices aren’t the only reason for the idea, since newer cars get better gas mileage. Oregon has a pilot project that will start next year to test the idea. They’re having 5,000 volunteers pay 1.5 cents per mile instead of the 30-cents-per-gallon tax.An electronic device attached to their vehicle will report how far they drive in state.
  • Iowa’s Steve King rules over GOP on road to presidency

    12/28/2014 10:12:08 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Steve King has summoned the potential field of 2016 Republican presidential candidates to Iowa next month for his Freedom Summit, and they are jumping at the opportunity — underscoring the conservative firebrand’s political pull and marking the event as the first major gathering of the next campaign for the White House. Mr. King told The Washington Times that the Jan. 24 gathering in Des Moines will give the kinds of activists who turn out for Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses a look at their options and will give the candidates an early reality check. (SNIP) Though Mr. Santorum achieved victory without...
  • Seed Libraries Struggle With State Laws Limiting Exchanges

    12/28/2014 5:55:01 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Minnesota Local ^ | December 28, 2014 | Not listed
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gardeners at hundreds of spots around the country are sharing seeds as part of an increasing interest in locally grown food, but some agriculture officials say the well-meaning effort violates state laws.</p> <p>In spots like Duluth, Minnesota, the conflict has surprised gardeners and library officials who never thought to examine the intricacies of state seed laws.</p>
  • Help Us Restore Election Integrity (MN-MVA)

    12/28/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Minnesota Voters Alliance ^ | 12-10-14 | Andrew Cilek
    Formed in 2005, the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) is the only conservative organization in Minnesota, and one of a few in the nation, dedicated solely to expanding liberty through legal action, determined to strike at the liberal forces which degrade and reduce our freedoms. A critical component of that dedication is the ability to pursue an objective for as long as it takes to win. So, while we have achieved several recent victories in other cases, our commitment to changing Minnesota’s defective Election-Day Registration (EDR) laws continues in full force. Today, I am requesting your support for our impending lawsuits...
  • Electric Cars Worse For Health, Environment, Than Gas-Powered, Study Claims

    12/28/2014 3:28:47 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 99 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | December 28, 2014 06:27 GMT | Julian Marshall, University of Minnesota
    Think electric cars are the only form of transportation that can save the world from the dangers of the gas-powered engine? A new study warns that they could actually have the opposite effect. Gannett’s Cincinnati website cites the findings of a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences next week. In it, co-author and University of Minnesota engineering professor Julian Marshall explains the findings. “It’s kind of hard to beat gasoline [for the environment]… A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean … are not better than gasoline.” Electric cars...
  • Bachmann: Obama Embraces Agenda of Jihad to Convert USA into Islamic Caliphate”

    12/27/2014 4:52:50 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Sons Of Liberty Media+ ^ | 12/26/2014 | Tim Brown
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been an outspoken voice against the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the halls of the United States federal government, and she has taken the shots against her, even by those who claim they are on her side. Recently, the Minnesota congresswoman was interviewed by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC) and told him that Barack Obama has embraced “the agenda of Islamic jihad,” and that agenda includes both the destruction of Israel and converting the “United States into an Islamic Caliphate.” “While the president continues to say that this is not about...
  • Call for border fence exposes lack of knowledge

    10/18/2011 12:04:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 292 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | October 18, 2011 | staff
    Minnesota Congresswomen and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has become the latest politician to call for an impenetrable fence along the entire length of the border with Mexico. "President Obama has failed the American people by failing to secure the southern border," said Bachmann. "I will secure that border and that will be Job One." Statements like that may get some attention, but they are not practical. Don't take our word for it; take Rick Perry's. The Texas governor has been called a lot of things, but he's hardly a mushy liberal. Yet even this tough Texan sneers at calls for...
  • Bachmann: Obama embraced 'agenda of Islamic jihad'

    12/24/2014 5:22:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/14 | David McCabe
    Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says President Obama has embraced the “agenda of Islamic jihad” at every turn. “I have been very surprised, to answer your question, to see the president of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad,” she said in an interview released Wednesday with "Washington Watch," a radio show produced by the socially conservative Family Research Council. Bachmann criticized the president for writing to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to encourage a deal on Tehran's nuclear program....
  • Charges Expected To Be Filed Against Mall Of America Protest Organizers

    12/23/2014 12:23:59 AM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    CBS Minnesota WCCO ^ | Dec 22, 2014
    In the next few days, the Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson expects to file criminal charges against the organizers of Saturday’s protest at Mall of America. The mall went into a partial shutdown for about two hours as thousands of protesters filled the rotunda on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The group, “Black Lives Matter” chose the mall for its high visibility, but was warned repeatedly that it was private property.
  • Photos: Protesters disrupt Mall of America

    12/21/2014 10:14:01 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 47 replies
    MPR News ^ | Dec 20, 2014 | Jackson Forderer
    Protesters from the group Black Lives Matter staged a demonstration on one of the busiest shopping days of the year at the Mall of America in Bloomington. Chants of "Hands up! don't shoot!" and "Black lives matter" filled the rotunda. After about an hour, police escorted protesters out and arrested about a dozen people. Photojournalists Jackson Forderer, Yi-Chin Lee and Angela Jimenez documented the day.
  • Powerful statement from Minnesota police chief after NYPD ambush (Sartell, MN)

    12/22/2014 6:10:38 AM PST · by maggief · 13 replies
    KMSP ^ | December 22, 2014 | Mike Durkin
    SARTELL, Minn. (KMSP) - Police in New York say the man who murdered two police officers while they were sitting in their patrol car has been arrested 19 times for assault and robbery. Ismaaiyl Brinsley was angry at police for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, making an online pledge to kill two “pigs.”
  • Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Allies CRUSH Elizabeth Warren in the First Battle of the Dem Primary

    12/22/2014 2:29:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon's The Editor's Blog ^ | December 12, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Liberals powerless to stop the Clinton-Wall Street gravy train.Despite her best efforts and most passionate gesticulations, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) failed to shut down the government on Thursday, thus proving her political clout is vastly inferior to that of GOP colleague Ted Cruz. Warren had urged House Democrats to block a controversial spending package, which included a provision to roll back a portion of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill known as the “swaps pushout” rule. Warren, for the record, does not like Wall Street. “It is time for all of us to stand up and fight,” she said on...
  • Police made on-the-spot decision not to arrest protesters

    12/10/2014 10:20:32 AM PST · by PeteePie · 30 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | December 10, 2014 | ERIN GOLDEN
    Rather than make arrests, Minneapolis police and State Patrol officials said they made on-the-spot decisions to keep demonstrators safe from traffic... As the group moved onto the freeway, officers told leaders to stop but didn’t intervene when the crowd ignored the orders.... None of the protesters was arrested or cited... Grimm and McDowell (community organizers) said the group plans more demonstrations.
  • [Howie] Carr: Drumbeats for Liz

    12/21/2014 2:16:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 21, 2014 | Howie Carr
    Elizabeth Warren for what? Granted, the American electorate has been significantly dumbed down over the past few decades — think Barack Obama and Deval Patrick. But is the country really so far gone that it would turn to a plagiarizing fake Indian who thinks western Mass. has a seacoast and that Jeanne Shaheen is from Vermont? Er, yes. So by now you know about this boomlet for the former one-32nd Native American who now claims to be Okie down to her toes. Hundreds of Obama aides (enough said) are swooning over her. Some of the moonbat groups have posted Internet...
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • Protesters Shut Down America's Largest Mall

    12/20/2014 6:22:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hundreds of protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping centers, a community group member said. Demonstrators at the Mall of America shouted "Hands up, don't shoot!", referring to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri, and "Black people can't breathe, while we're on our shopping sprees," referring to the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York. Police made 12 arrests in the demonstration on private property at the Mall...
  • Mall of America being shut down by protesters [Live Stream]

    12/20/2014 1:20:42 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 31 replies
    Radical News Media ^ | 12/20/14 | Bambuster
    http://bambuser.com/v/5164928 #BlackLivesMatter celebrates #BlackChristmas at #MallOfAmerica Radical News Media LIVE Broadcast started 1 hour ago via Bambuser for mobile 20 Dec 20:53 CET
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • Minnesota Taxpayers Forced to Fund 65,000 Abortions Since 1995

    12/15/2014 2:50:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/15/14 | Paul Stark
    More than 65,000 unborn babies have been killed in Minnesota with taxpayer funds since a Dec. 15, 1995, Minnesota Supreme Court ruling required taxpayers to fund abortions, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MDHS). The Doe v. Gomez ruling established the most extreme abortion-on-demand state policy in the nation. “The Doe v. Gomez decision by a handful of activist judges has been disastrous for Minnesota women and their unborn babies,” said Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). “On this 19th anniversary of the decision, Minnesotans continue to believe it is not the mission...
  • Branstad wants to keep GOP event, end straw vote

    12/15/2014 3:06:55 AM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 12/14/2014 | Rod Boshart
    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad says he would support a statewide Republican fundraising event in Ames next summer where GOP presidential hopefuls are invited to speak as long as no vote is taken as had been the practice during past straw polls that have been the focus of controversy. Branstad added that he did not want to see Iowa face possible sanctions that could cost delegates to the 2016 Republican national convention for conducting a poll in advance of the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that could run afoul of new party rules. “I’m willing to agree to a statewide meeting...
  • Is This the End of Michele Bachmann?

    12/14/2014 12:36:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/14/2014 | By MELINDA HENNEBERGER
    hould anyone have been surprised that Michele Bachmann would go out with a bang, a big bang? On Tuesday, in what the retiring congresswoman from Minnesota figured would be her last White House holiday party, Bachmann used the grip-and-grin moment when she got her picture taken with President Obama to raise a reliably grin-killing topic. “The U.S. needs to take out Iran’s nuclear facilities today,” she informed him. His response? “A condescending smile and laugh,” she tells Politico, making a little pat-on-the-head gesture. “‘Michele, it isn’t that easy, but that’s OK,’” she remembers him telling her. To which the gentlelady...
  • RON PAUL LOSING ME, AGAIN

    12/20/2011 7:47:27 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 26 replies
    Special Guests inc. ^ | 12/19/2011 | Staff
    Joseph opened by saying, "I was just beginning to soften up to Ron Paul, largely because of his boldness in wanting to cut $1 trillion out of the federal government's budget immediately. Then came his insulting and untrue statement on "The Tonight Show" about Michele Bachmann, who is in my opinion the very best candidate seeking the Republican presidential nomination. "She doesn't like Muslims," Ron Paul said. "She hates Muslims." It's also just simply a naïve statement for Paul to make. She simply has a realistic view of Islam that holds women, Jews and Christians to something significantly less than...
  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • Bachmann to Obama at White House Christmas Party: Bomb Iran

    12/11/2014 6:48:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | Daniel Wiser
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) knew the White House Christmas party this week would be her last chance as a member of Congress to speak directly to President Obama. She didn’t waste the opportunity. Despite the objections of her family members, who didn’t want to be embarrassed, Bachmann said she wanted to give some “substantive comments” to the president. She waited until pictures were taken and her family walked off the stage. “I turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran...
  • Uninsured motorists task force formed

    12/11/2014 8:53:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Mankato Press ^ | 12-10-14 | AP
    ST. PAUL — (AP) State legislators are working on ways to better identify Minnesota residents who drive without auto insurance. Motorists don't have to show proof of insurance when renewing a vehicle's registration. People who drive without insurance can lose their licenses and be fined about $300. The state has a law mandating insurance but doesn't have a meaningful verification system, said Sen. Susan Kent, who heads the uninsured motorist task force that is expected to come up with recommendations by Feb. 1. The committee has explored options ranging from increasing fines to seizing license plates of uninsured drivers. "There's...
  • Moderate Dems call for longer deadlines in EPA climate rule

    12/11/2014 7:02:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | By Timothy Cama
    Six moderate Democratic senators are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to give states more time to comply with its climate rule for power plants. The moderate Democrats said that states should be responsible for developing their own “glide paths” toward the 2030 goal. The senators signing the letter were Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.).
  • Pearl Harbor survivor brings Vikings fans to their feet

    12/08/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-7-14 | Brian Murphy
    Richard Thill survived Pearl Harbor and waited 73 years for an ovation many of his comrades would never hear. So a stubbornly long New York Jets drive and icy wind at TCF Bank Stadium could not ruin his moment. The Vikings salute military veterans during the first television timeout of the second quarter each home game. Thill was a special honoree Sunday, Dec. 7 -- a solemn anniversary in U.S. history, one he hopes never fades from memory. The 91-year-old St. Paul native was introduced with a video tribute that included an interview and familiar black-and-white newsreels that showed the...
  • Keith Ellison on Keystone XL Pipeline: Send it through Vancouver if it’s so great

    11/21/2014 7:06:35 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    One Democratic congressman is so opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline that he wouldn’t vote for it even if his party got a minimum-wage bump from Republicans in exchange. “I wouldn’t make that trade,” Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” of a hypothetical raise to $9.50 per hour. Senate Democrats late Tuesday filibustered a measure to green-light the contentious oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, potentially dooming the chances of party colleague Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and underscoring the power of the pro-environment caucus. Republicans vowed to put President Obama’s veto pen to the...
  • BREAKING: Fraud Rolling Stones Reporter Blamed Rep. Bachmann For Teen Suicide In Another Fake Story

    12/07/2014 12:42:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    GotNews via Fox News ^ | December 6, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Rolling Stones journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely has written yet another problematic story, GotNews.com has learned. Erdely may be in the news these days for a botched story on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia but writing thinly sourced problematic stories isn’t a new occurrence for her. One of Erdely’s most celebrated works of journalism, also for Rolling Stone, is full of unsubstantiated claims and tentative connections written in a ham-handed attempt to politicize a series of personal tragedies. The story, published in 2012 and titled “School of Hate,” tries to drag then-Congresswoman Michele Bachmann into complicity in...
  • Minnesota schools allow male athletes who say they are female to shower with girls

    12/06/2014 9:57:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 103 replies
    Life site news ^ | Dec 5, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Athletes in Minnesota’s public schools who say they identify as the sex opposite their biological sex have won the right to shower with athletes of the opposite sex, as well as share locker rooms and hotel rooms. On Thursday, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) approved criteria that will create eligibility standards for schools to let transgendered students on single-sex sports teams. Students would be allowed to be on a team of the opposite gender if parents or guardians, as well as a health care professional, sign written statements affirming a student's “consistent or sincerely held gender-related identity.” A...
  • THE LIBERALS ARE REVOLTING

    12/04/2014 8:35:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 43 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-4-2014 | John Hinderaker
    DECEMBER 4, 2014 BY JOHN HINDERAKER The Liberals Are Revolting A running joke in the Wizard of Id comic strip was that the peasants were revolting:Here in Minnesota, the liberals are revolting, as the nationwide rash of anti-police demonstrations came to Minneapolis today. Actually, multiple demonstrations were combined: it began with a group demanding $15 an hour to work at a local Burger King. The Mayor of Minneapolis and a city council member or two showed up to demonstrate solidarity with the protesters. From there, the demonstrators, estimated to number around 150, began a long trek up Highway 35W, the...
  • Anti-Gay Bigot Torii Hunter Calls Reporter "P****" Four Times

    12/04/2014 11:48:42 AM PST · by equaviator · 43 replies
    Torii Hunter is an anti-gay bigot. This is something he has proven with his own words on multiple occasions. Yesterday, at the press conference to announce the one-year, $10.5 million deal he signed to return to the Minnesota Twins, beat writer Mike Berardino of the Saint Paul Pioneer-Press asked him about those beliefs—specifically, in the context of how Hunter thought supporting Arkansas Republican Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson in his recent election had affected his free agency. Torii Hunter Says Homosexuality Is "Not Right" (Then Claims He Was Misquoted) Hunter's response: You got some people who are just messy, you know? So,...
  • Gender-bending proposal a threat to Minnesota high school sports, say critics

    12/04/2014 12:55:05 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | December 4,2014
    Minnesota's governing body for high school sports passed rules on Thursday that one critic said could hypothetically put a future NFL linebacker at power forward on a girls basketball team. The Minnesota State High School League voted that boys who "self-identify" as girls and girls who consider themselves boys will be able to compete on and against teams of their preferred gender under the policy that will begin in the 2015-2016 season. "When there is confirmation of a student's consistent and uniform gender-related identity…the student will be eligible to participate in MSHSL activities consistent with the student's gender identification for...
  • Demonstrators Block Traffic on I-35W Northbound in Minneapolis

    12/04/2014 11:39:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    KSTP ^ | 12-4-14 | kstp
    35W N and Lake street blocked by DUmmies and DFLrs "Die in" in the freeway...
  • St. Paul: Woman, 20, stole passport to join Islamic State, charges say

    12/03/2014 5:16:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-02-14 | Elizabeth Mohr
    The U.S. attorney's office on Tuesday charged a 20-year-old St. Paul woman with misusing a passport, ostensibly for travel to join an international terrorist organization in Syria. According to the criminal complaint, Yusra Ismail stole a friend's passport on Aug. 18 and, three days later, took a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Amsterdam and then Oslo, Norway. On Aug. 24, Ismail reportedly contacted her family and said that she was in "Sham," which is a term commonly used to describe the area within Syria and Iraq where Islamic State militants are attempting to establish a caliphate, according to a statement...
  • Minnesota Plans To Eliminate Gender Distinctions For High School Sports

    12/01/2014 6:46:58 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Stella Morabito
    Minnesotans are currently facing a fast and furious onslaught by the transgender lobby, which seems to be dictating policy to the Minnesota State High School League. The MSHSL decides policy for all extracurricular activities in public, private, religious, and home schools. It’s currently in the process of outlawing all sex distinctions in high-school sports. On December 4, it plans to install an athletic policy granting transgender students the choice to play on either boys’ or girls’ teams. In this scheme, there would be no accounting for sex differences in high school sports on the field or in locker rooms, bathrooms,...
  • Proposed Minnesota Policy Would Allow Student Athletes to Choose Teams Based on ‘Gender Identity’

    12/01/2014 2:52:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Kate Scanlon
    Minnesota high schools may soon be affected by a proposed policy that would allow students to participate in sports based on their gender identity rather than their biological sex. On Dec. 4, the board of directors of the Minnesota State High School League will vote on the policy. According to the draft of the policy, titled “Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities:”
  • Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis

    11/25/2014 3:35:31 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 94 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11-25-2014 | Staff
    A vehicle reportedly plowed through a group of demonstrators in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager. A solidarity rally and march for Michael Brown, who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, was planned Tuesday near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct building at E. Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue. A Star Tribune reporter who is at the rally says that witnesses say the vehicle started honking at protesters blocking the intersection before running down...
  • Bachmann, King in Texas Border Town Devastated by Illegal Immigration: Looks Like World War II

    11/23/2014 1:50:42 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    ROMA, Texas — Standing on a cliff looking over the Rio Grande river in this border town, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) notes the buildings behind us on the American side—largely abandoned, run-down houses and a seemingly abandoned local chamber of commerce outpost—look like they’ve been ravaged by war. “This looks like it’s post-World War II, like after a bombing,” Bachmann said while Breitbart News and CNN accompanied her and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to an outpost on the border where illegal immigration and drug cartel crime runs rampant. “We don’t see people living here, but they told us these are...
  • Bachmann: Obama Wants ‘Illiterate’ Immigrants as New Dem Voters

    11/20/2014 1:42:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Outgoing Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told reporters Wednesday that President Barack Obama was seeking to grant legal protection to millions of “illiterate” immigrants who would then become Democratic voters by 2016. “The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer — millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming into the United States who can’t speak the English language,” Bachmann said. “The president has a very single-minded vision. He’s looking at new voters for 2016.” Bachmann told the Washington Post’s Robert Costa that “illiterate” wasn’t her word: “I’ve been down to the border. The reason why I would say that...
  • Big Stone Co. GOP chair: Muslims are terrorists, we should 'frag 'em'

    11/20/2014 1:27:48 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/20/14 | Jennifer Brooks
    A Minnesota Republican Party official issued a “call to arms” against Muslims Thursday, calling them “terrorists” and “parasites” and suggesting that someone should “frag ‘em.” Jack Whitley, chairman of the Big Stone County Republican Party, has no apology for a series of inflammatory posts on his personal Facebook page -- remarks state GOP officials have condemned as "outrageous." “Muslims are terrorists. They don’t belong in this country,” Whitley told the Star Tribune Thursday.