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  • Another Case Showing Why People Shouldn't Be Forced Into Unions

    03/23/2017 10:50:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 23, 2017 | George Leef
    Labor unions have been known to do many despicable things to grab dues money from workers who don’t want anything to do with them. A current Minnesota case is about as bad as you’ll ever find. In 2013, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) got one of its favored politicians, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton, to sign an order declaring that home healthcare providers who receive Medicaid money to care for disabled family members were government employees. But they were “employees” only because that made them eligible for unionization. The SEIU figured that it had a good shot at finagling a...
  • College ‘diversity council’ posts FAKE racist flyers

    03/23/2017 9:50:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 23, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The “Diversity Leadership Council” at Gustavus Adolphus College has admitted to posting racially offensive posters around campus after the school’s Bias Response Team received multiple reports on the matter. The signs, which are now being labeled a social experiment, notified “all white Americans” to report “any and all illegal aliens to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement” because “they are criminals.”
  • Conservative students say they have been ‘violently threatened’ at Lutheran college

    03/21/2017 3:52:30 PM PDT · by Bogle · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 20,2017 | E.Whitford and K. Favaro rptd. in The College Fix
    Of the 12 students interviewed by the Manitou Messenger, several have been violently threatened because of their political beliefs, and almost all of them feel as though they can’t speak up about politics on campus – in class, online or with their friends. … On the night of the election, a student in the Pause threatened to beat up [College Republicans President Emily] Schaller, calling her a “f***ing moron.” Over the next couple of days, she overheard multiple students threaten to hurt the next conservative or Republican they saw. Vice President of St. Olaf College Republicans Kathryn Hinderaker ’19 had...
  • Student Leader Who Tweeted ‘Jews Will Get What Coming to Them’ Rails Against ‘Islamophoba’

    03/20/2017 7:35:27 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 28 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3/20 | Rachel Frommer
    A Minnesota university student leader who tweeted “yahood [Jews] will get what coming for them [sic]” railed on Facebook against exposure of his social media posts as an “Islamophobic smear campaign.” Mayzer Muhammad — president of the undergraduate student union (USG) at the University of St. Thomas — wrote last Wednesday: “I am coming under attack for being a Muslim leader of the student government at a private Catholic institution,” after his online activity, revealed by campus watchdog Canary Mission, was reported by The Algemeiner two days earlier. Muhammad called his posts — which included calling Zionists “the scum of...
  • Student-government leader: 'Jews will get what coming for them'

    03/16/2017 8:00:04 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/16 | WND
    The president of a Minnesota school’s undergraduate student government (USG) once tweeted, “yahood [Jews] will get what coming for them [sic],” a covert campus watchdog group revealed. Mayzer Muhammad of St. Paul’s University of St. Thomas has a history of antisemitic rhetoric on social media stretching back to 2014, Canary Mission found, including calling supporters of Israel “the scum of the earth,” referring to Israel as a “racist apartheid state” and claiming the country is “murdering innocent people every day.” Muhammad was previously the president of the campus chapter of the Muslim Student Association
  • ICE Operation Nets 86 Arrests Across 5 Midwestern States

    03/15/2017 6:35:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 3/15/17 | Michael Oakes
    United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 86 foreign nationals across five Midwestern states last week, including 26 in Minnesota. In a release Wednesday, the department said the operation targeted immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens over a three-day span. The operation included 32 arrests in Nebraska, 26 in Minnesota, 23 in Iowa, four in North Dakota and one in South Dakota. ICE said 52 of those arrested had prior convictions in addition to an undocumented status. Twenty-three had previously been deported and returned, which constitutes a felony. 
  • Statement from Mayzer Muhammad

    03/15/2017 12:00:20 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/15 | Mayzer Muhammad
    Not too long ago, I posted this article but tried in vain to shorten the title, and it didn't work. basically, the Muslim student body President of St Thomas University in MN (a state where Muslim "refugees" have poured into since Hussein Obama) exposed his anti-Zionism as a front for anti-Semitism. Now, he's trying to "apologize," and has done so on Facebook. Here's some of his tripe: I am writing this message in acknowledgement that we are in a climate that’s seeing a great rise in anti-Semitism, islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia, hate crimes, and other various forms of oppression. This stuff...
  • Another American City Destroyed by the Democrats

    03/15/2017 12:32:34 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 15, 2017 | John Perazzo
    American politics is dominated by an enduring myth,” writes author Peter Collier—the myth “that Democrats are the party of the common man, the voiceless, the powerless, the poor. That if you care about what happens to the least among us, you will cast your vote in the Democratic column.” But as Collier also points out, the vast majority of America's voiceless, powerless, and impoverished people are concentrated in cities that have been run exclusively by Democrats for decades—even generations—without interruption. These are cities where stratospheric rates of crime, poverty, unemployment, out-of-wedlock births, homes without fathers and failed school systems have...
  • U. Minnesota drops homecoming 'King and Queen' — replaces with genderless 'Royals'

    03/14/2017 7:03:30 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dominic Mancini
    The University of Minnesota has become the latest university to do away with the traditional Homecoming King and Queen titles and replace them with the gender-neutral “Royals” term. Taking it one step further, University of Minnesota officials also point out that the winners don’t even have to be one biological male and one biological female, stating on its website: “‘Royals’ … can be any combination of any gender identity.” Campus officials called the change a move “toward gender inclusivity” that promotes “a spirit of inclusion at the University of Minnesota.” “This change allows the University to select the best student...
  • Report: Poland confirms Minneapolis man was Nazi commander

    03/13/2017 5:25:23 PM PDT · by Huntress · 90 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 3/13/17 | Paul Walsh
    A prosecutor in Poland is seeking the arrest of a Minneapolis man on allegations that he commanded a Nazi unit implicated in the deaths of 44 Poles. As reported by the Associated Press, prosecutor Robert Janicki said that "all the pieces of evidence interwoven together" in the yearslong investigation have confirmed "100 percent" that 98-year-old Michael Karkoc was a World War II commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of burning villages and killing civilians in Poland. Prosecutors of the state National Remembrance Institute have asked a local court in Lublin, Poland, to...
  • MN lawmakers will be getting a 45 percent raise this year

    03/10/2017 10:47:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Go Minnesota ^ | March 10, 2017 12:12 pm | by Melissa Turtinen
    Minnesota lawmakers are getting a $14,000 raise this year. The Legislative Salary Council voted 13-1 Friday morning to increase lawmakers’ pay to $45,000, marking their first raise since 1999. Currently, lawmakers make $31,140 (not including daily expenses and travel reimbursements, which can mean an additional $7,000 a year). This 45 percent raise will take effect July 1. Some who support the idea of raising legislators’ pay think it will help attract people to run for office who otherwise couldn’t afford to do so. “We should be thinking we are setting salaries for what we are hoping is going to be...
  • Police detail arrest of Sen. Kaine's son at pro-Trump rally in St. Paul

    03/09/2017 9:03:49 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 30 replies
    Inforum link to St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/08/2017 | D. Orrick & M. Gottfried
    ST. PAUL—Clad in black and wearing a mask, the youngest son of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine wrested himself from the cop and then "squared off" with him. Woody Kaine, 24, was among five masked, black-garbed people suspected of lobbing a smoke bomb minutes earlier inside the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Saturday afternoon. Officers had chased him down, but Kaine wasn't about to submit, according to a more detailed account provided Wednesday by St. Paul police. In the end, it took three officers, a "knee strike" and a chemical spray to subdue Kaine after he was identified as one of...
  • Former U.S. candidate Kaine’s son arrested at anti-Trump protest

    03/08/2017 11:50:40 AM PST · by tekrat · 15 replies
    The son of former vice presidential candidate U.S. Senator Tim Kaine was arrested last week during a protest against President Donald Trump in Minnesota after a scuffle with law enforcement, police said on Tuesday. Officers used a chemical irritant spray and a knee strike to subdue and arrest Linwood Michael Kaine on Saturday at a park on the grounds of the state capitol in St. Paul, Steve Linders, a spokesman for the St. Paul Police Department said. Kaine, 24, was arrested, along with four other people, after reports of fireworks being used inside the capitol building, Linders said. Kaine was...
  • Son of Sen. Tim Kaine one of six arrested after protesters disrupt Trump rally at state Capitol

    03/08/2017 2:59:47 AM PST · by iowamark · 45 replies ^ | 3/8/2017
    The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate, was one of six people arrested Saturday after counter-protesters disrupted a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Minnesota State Capitol. Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, and four others were arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot after the “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul; a sixth person was cited for disorderly conduct. Counter-protesters clashed with Trump supporters in the Capitol rotunda after they disrupted the proceedings with air horns, whistles and chants. At one point, someone set off a smoke bomb. Linwood Kaine, a Minneapolis...
  • Constitutional Carry and Self Defense Law Reform to be heard Wednesday!

    03/05/2017 10:52:19 PM PST · by dustind · 3 replies
    NRA National Rifle Association ^ | 3-3-2017 | Bryan Strawser
    Two critical pieces of pro-gun rights legislation are coming up for a hearing in the House Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance Committee on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:15am: HF188: Constitutional Carry (also known as Permitless Carry) HF238: Defense of Person and Dwelling Act (also known in other states as "Stand your Ground") These are the two centerpieces of our 2017 legislative agenda --- and this year we have the best chance of passing them through the legislature because of the work that supporters like you did during the 2016 elections - by putting a pro-Second Amendment legislature in...
  • 6 Arrested at Minnesota Rally in Support of Trump

    03/04/2017 4:50:30 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies ^ | 3/4/17 | AP
    Six counterprotesters were arrested in St. Paul during a rally in support of President Donald Trump. St. Paul police say five of the arrested face felony riot charges after they allegedly lit fireworks inside the Minnesota State Capitol then ran away. The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a sixth counterprotester for disorderly conduct
  • Democrats Flip Zero Seats in Four Blue State Special Elections

    03/04/2017 4:09:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 3, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Democrats have failed since Election Day in November to take any Republican-controlled seats in four special elections in blue states, despite hefty investment from the Democratic Party. . . . There were four elections that Democrats hoped to win to show their resistance to Trump could be translated into electoral victories. The elections were in Virginia, Minnesota, and, most recently, Connecticut–all states Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.
  • Catholic diocese in Minnesota files for bankruptcy over sex abuse

    03/03/2017 2:58:29 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday, March 3, 2017 | Jim Christie
    A Catholic diocese in Minnesota filed for bankruptcy on Friday, joining more than a dozen other U.S. Catholic districts and religious orders driven to seek protection from creditors by the church's clergy sex abuse scandal. The Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm, which is southwest of Minneapolis, said in a statement it will use Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize its finances and produce a plan to pay creditors. The rural diocese is defending 101 lawsuits involving alleged sex abuse by clergy mostly from the 1950s through the 1970s. Minnesota had lifted the civil statute of limitations for a period of...
  • Hoax alert: ‘Non-Caucasian’ student behind racist graffiti at Minnesota high school

    03/03/2017 7:24:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 2, 2017 | Dave Huber
    A “non-Caucasian” Minnesota high school student has been disciplined after it was determined he was responsible for racist and antisemitic graffiti found in a school bathroom. The scribblings included a picture of a lynching, the phrase “Hail the Ku Klux Klan,” the “N” word, and a swastika.
  • Door knocks in the dark: The Canadian town on front line of Trump migrant crackdown

    02/28/2017 4:46:52 AM PST · by csvset · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Rod Nickel
    Jaime French was jarred out of bed in Emerson, Manitoba early one morning this month by pounding at her front door, just yards from the U.S. border. A face peered in through the window, flanked in the darkness by others. Outside were 16 asylum seekers, arriving at one of the first houses they saw after crossing a lightly monitored border between Canada and the United States. "They banged pretty hard, then 'ring ring ring' the doorbell," said French, a mother of two young girls. "It was scary. That really woke me up." The town has become the front line of...
  • How Perez Edged (Keith)Ellison for DNC Chair

    02/25/2017 8:16:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/25/17 | JONATHAN EASLEY
    One vote. That’s how close former Labor secretary Tom Perez was to defeating Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on the initial ballot and becoming the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the first contested race in more than a decade. The hundreds of DNC members and liberal activists gathered inside the Atlanta Convention Center hall gasped when interim chairwoman Donna Brazile read the results. None of the candidates received a majority and there would have to be at least a second round of voting where anything could happen. When Perez supporters gathered at a party at the Westin...
  • ICE confirms four 'illegally in U.S.' detained in Ypsilanti [Michigan]

    02/24/2017 7:49:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Martin Slagter
    YPSILANTI, MI - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that officers took four individuals "who were illegally in the United States" into custody on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Ypsilanti. ICE Spokeswoman Rachel Yow said the targeted enforcement took place Wednesday morning, in a statement to The Ann Arbor News. "ICE Enforcement and Removal (ERO) officers conducted targeted enforcement actions in the area of Ypsilanti on Wed. morning, Feb. (22)," Yow said in a statement. "During the course of action, ERO officers encountered multiple persons who were illegally in the United States. Four individuals were taken into custody and are currently...
  • No room for you, moderates -- DNC on the verge of appointing extremist Keith Ellison as chair

    02/23/2017 7:19:36 AM PST · by 198ml · 32 replies
    CR ^ | 2/23/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    Will the Democratic Party complete its descent into madness this weekend? As the Democratic National Committee meets in Atlanta to select its next chairman, the frontrunner for the position, extremist Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., represents the leftist radical fringe’s complete takeover of the party. In a survey of DNC members, Ellison leads his nearest rival with nearly twice the support. Ellison, the first Muslim American elected to Congress, has built a coalition of support across the DNC spectrum. He is the favorite of the Bernie Sanders wing of the party while simultaneously garnering the endorsements of progressive icons such as...
  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota Orchestra's conductor laureate, dies at 93

    02/21/2017 6:14:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Euan Kerr
    Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has died. He was 93. Skrowaczewski came to Minnesota decades ago to lead what was then the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and he never left. He changed the face of classical music in Minnesota, and remained a towering presence in the classical music world until the end.
  • College club clubs Trump effigy at recruitment fair

    02/16/2017 3:16:00 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 24 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 2.16.2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    A feminist organization at a Minnesota college recently invited students to batter a Donald Trump effigy during a school-wide recruitment fair. The Gustavus Adolphus College “Womyn’s Awareness Center” (the misspelling is intentional) erected an effigy of President Trump alongside its recruitment table Wednesday, encouraging passers-by to unleash their political anger on a replica of the new president.
  • Many Twin Cities businesses closing Thursday for 'Day Without Immigrants' protest

    02/15/2017 7:36:17 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 2/15/17 | Mary Lynn Smith
    A growing number of Twin Cities businesses will close Thursday in solidarity with a nationwide protest dubbed a “Day Without Immigrants.” The one-day boycott, organized through social media, urges immigrants — whether citizens or not — to not go to work, open their businesses, spend money or send their children to school in reaction to President Trump’s views and actions on immigration. The idea is to send a message that the “country is paralyzed” without immigrants, who do everything from run corporate boardrooms to clean them. In the Twin Cities, primarily Hispanic-owned businesses posted Facebook messages saying they will close,...
  • Republicans Expand Minnesota House majority With Special Election Victory

    02/15/2017 5:01:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    MINNPOST ^ | 2/15 | Briana Bierschbach
    Despite an effort by Democrats to mobilize anger over President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office, Republican Anne Neu won a highly watched Minnesota House special election in the northern Twin Cities exurbs Tuesday night. Neu defeated DFL challenger Laurie Warner in House District 32B with 53 percent of the vote, after a blitz of campaigning from both sides. It was the only missing result of the 2016 election, after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in September that the seat’s incumbent, Rep. Bob Barrett, did not actually live in the district. Neu is not new to politics: She’s worked for...
  • Chisago County race goes to GOP's Anne Neu (MN House 32B)

    02/14/2017 9:39:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | February 14, 2017
    Republican Anne Neu will represent Chisago County in an open Minnesota House seat following her victory in a closely watched special election on Tuesday. Neu took 53 percent of the vote in the House District 32B race, while DFLer Laurie Warner took 47 percent. The seat has been vacant since September, when the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that GOP Rep. Bob Barrett, who was seeking re-election, did not live in the district
  • Al Franken triples down on stupid

    02/10/2017 8:55:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2/10/17 | Paul Mirengoff
    I’m not enough of an elitist to believe that only Senators with legal training should serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, the ability to engage competently in legal reasoning ought to be a prerequisite.In his work on the Judiciary Committee, Al Franken has failed to display this ability. Indeed, he shows a lack of competence in basic logic that, in a better world, would disqualify him from the Senate.In this post, I discussed Franken’s laughable attempt, when questioning Jeff Sessions, to show that the then-Senator misrepresented his involvement in prosecuting several civil rights cases while he served as a...
  • State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump

    02/09/2017 3:47:18 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Ninth Circuit Court ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Ninth Circuit Court
    Ruling re Appeal of Visa Suspension TRO
  • Student loses job for failure to promote social justice agenda

    02/08/2017 10:07:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 8, 2017 | David Blondin
    The University of Minnesota’s Department of Housing and Residence Life declined to rehire a student community adviser at Frontier Residence Hall, apparently based not on her workplace competency, but her political views. The university’s rehiring process for community advisers (CAs) is based off of performance reviews by the resident directors (RD) of each building, and Justine Schwarz’s performance review was conducted by Sean Smallwood, the resident director at Frontier Hall.
  • 'Build That Wall' Social Media Video Launches Investigation at Saint John's University

    02/07/2017 6:26:47 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 2/7/17 | Rebecca Omastiak
    Local community members are reacting to a video circulating social media depicting possible Saint John's University students chanting, "Build that wall" on a bus. It's only a six-second video, but with more than 30,000 views it's caught the attention of nearly everyone on the campuses of St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict Rallies held Tuesday afternoon turned the discussion toward diversity, asking others to build bridges, rather than walls. Organizer Gladys Gutierrez said the rally was already being put together when the video surfaced. "The situation we are in, the political climate that we are in right...
  • Bush Appointed Judge (What the MSM will not tell you)

    02/06/2017 10:39:01 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies ^ | February 5, 2017 | Donald R. McClarey
    When a Seattle Federal Judge, James Robart, imposed a nation wide injunction on portions of President Tump’s executive order, most of the media hastened to noted that he had been appointed by Bush 43. True, but misleading, as noted by Jerome Wohrle at Liberty Unyielding: Judge Robart’s Friday order against Trump sheds little light on his thinking. But at an earlier hearing on Washington State’s motion for a temporary restraining order, he asked what rational basis the government had for restricting entry from the seven countries covered by Trump’s order: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. As NPR...
  • 2 states say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos again' [MN and WA]

    02/06/2017 5:41:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2017 8:13 AM EST | Eric Tucker
    Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would “unleash chaos again.” The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came early Monday after the White House said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban. Washington and Minnesota said their underlying lawsuit was strong and a nationwide temporary restraining order was appropriate. If the appellate court reinstated Trump’s ban, the states said the “ruling would reinstitute those harms, separating families, stranding our university students...
  • Somali-American Nonprofit in Minnesota Declines Federal Grant in Light of Immigration...

    02/05/2017 6:37:07 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 2/2/17 | Rebecca Omastiak/AP
    An internationally-recognized Somali-American nonprofit has declined to accept a federal grant in protest of President Donald Trump’s restrictions on refugees and travel. Ka Joog, which counsels and mentors young people in Minnesota, has turned down a $500,000 federal grant to show opposition to the Trump administration’s immigration policies that the nonprofit says targets Somalia and six other predominately Muslim countries. Ka Joog Executive Director Mohamed Farah told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that as much as the organization does not want to turn down such a significant grant, the board has decided it cannot ethically accept the money in light of Trump’s...
  • Minnesota becomes a gateway to Canada for rejected African migrants

    02/05/2017 3:36:08 PM PST · by Drew68 · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/4/17 | Mila Koumpilova
    The men pay hundreds of dollars for middle-of-the-night cab rides north to the Canadian border. They wade into the Red River to dodge border agents in summer and trudge through waist-deep snow in winter. On Christmas Eve, two wandered in the wind-swept flatness and lost their fingers to frostbite. Minnesota has become a key stop for a soaring number of migrants from Somalia and other African countries who sneak into Canada to seek asylum. More than 430 arrived in Winnipeg since April, up from 70 three years ago. Most come by way of Minneapolis, sometimes after grueling treks across Latin...
  • Minnesota GOP (RINO) Rep. Paulsen Criticizes Trump Travel Ban

    02/01/2017 5:58:31 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 2/1/17 | AP
    A Minnesota Republican congressman is criticizing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.                 Rep. Eric Paulsen said in a statement Monday the executive order "is too broad and has been poorly implemented and conceived."                 Paulsen says it doesn't ensure that legal residents such as green card holders and people who are no threat, such as those who served alongside the U.S. military in Iraq, are treated fairly.
  • Milwaukee sheriff honors service members in Minneapolis

    01/28/2017 8:33:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies ^ | 1/28/17 |
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken supporters, spoke in Minneapolis on Saturday. Clarke spoke at an event honoring first responders and service members. Throughout the evening, Clarke weighed in on a number of issues, including immigration and crime. The event was called “A Celebration of Law and Order,” and honored many individuals, including a soldier from Rochester wounded in the Fort Hood attack. The event was hosted by a conservative grassroots group, Rightway Minnesota, the mission of which was supported by all of the speakers during the night. Clarke, the keynote speaker...
  • Fashion police: Cops ease rules on tattoos, turbans, beards

    01/28/2017 5:23:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2017 11:37 AM EST | Colleen Long
    The Joe Friday look is out. Tattoos, turbans and beards are in. Police departments, compelled by a hiring crisis and eager for a more diverse applicant pool, are relaxing traditional grooming standards and getting away from rules that used to require a uniformly clean-shaven, 1950s look. More officers are on the job with tattoos inked on their forearms, beards on their chins or religious head coverings like hijabs and turbans in place of — or tucked beneath — their blue caps. “My turban is a part of me,” said Mandeep Singh, among 160 Sikhs in the New York City Police...
  • U of M Professor, Former White House Lawyer Explains Why He's Suing President Trump

    01/27/2017 7:38:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 88 replies ^ | 1/27/17 | Josh Rosenthal
    Lately a little-known clause in the Constitution has been making big headlines. It's called the emoluments clause, and it's just 49 words total. The clause reads in full: "No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any Present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State." The ethics group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) claims President Donald Trump is in violation of that clause, and as...
  • Dem Sen. Al Franken: "We Have A Strategy" To Resist Trump, But I'm Not Going To Share

    01/27/2017 1:47:39 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 54 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 27, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) talks to Rachel Maddow about how Senate Democrats are planning to challenge and "resist" President Donald Trump's pick for cabinet. Franken, however, said he would not be telling her the strategy. Maddow said it was "one of the most heartening things" she has ever heard from a Democrat. From Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show:
  • Rep. Ellison: Not Trump - ‘People Who Get The Credit’ For Ending TPP

    01/27/2017 1:45:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 1/27/17 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) says it’s not President Trump but “the people who raised their voices” that deserve credit for the United States quitting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP). On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum removing the United States from TPP. “You didn’t like TPP, are you pleased with how swiftly Mr. Trump moved on it?” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked Ellison on Tuesday’s New Day program. “I'm pleased that the American people over the course of years raised up the problems with TPP and I'm glad that their voices got heard, even if it was...
  • MNsure Relief Bill To Help Minnesotans With Skyrocketing Premiums (25% rebate)

    01/26/2017 5:09:15 PM PST · by maggief · 7 replies
    CBS-WCCO ^ | January 26, 2017 | Pat Kessler
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Help is coming for thousands of Minnesotans hit with skyrocketing health care premiums. The Minnesota House and Senate passed an emergency aid package Thursday and have sent it to the Governor. And Governor Mark Dayton is expected to sign the bill immediately. The Minnesota House and Senate passed that rescue rebate for 125,000 Minnesotans hit with huge monthly premium hikes. But it took months to reach agreement, while Minnesota families worried about what to do. Self-employed families are facing monthly insurance premiums of $2,500 a month or more. They make too much to get tax...
  • Minnesota Legislature Considers Change in Electoral Vote Allocation UPDATE- Virginia Too

    01/26/2017 8:58:10 AM PST · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | January 25, 2017
    As of January 2017, only two states divvy up their electoral votes by Congressional district, but now members of the Minnesota House of Representatives have introduced a bill to make their state the third to do so. The basics of the change is this: instead of awarding all of a state’s electoral votes to the statewide winner, the electoral votes are awarded by the winner of each Congressional District. Say you win districts 3 and 5 in your state while losing overall. You still pick up two electoral votes, even if you had been crushed statewide. After the Congressional-level votes...
  • Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapses during State of the State

    01/23/2017 6:00:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    BNO News ^ | January 23, 2017
    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has collapsed while delivering the annual State of the State address in the House Chambers. The governor is receiving medical attention but his current condition is unknown. (more)
  • Charge: Cottage Grove man killed wife after Dark Web murder plot

    01/19/2017 8:30:24 AM PST · by toast · 5 replies
    Woodbury Bulletin ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Scott Wente
    Bail was set at $1 million Wednesday for a Cottage Grove man who authorities linked to a complex Dark Web plot to pay for his wife’s murder before he ultimately poisoned and shot her himself and staged her death as a suicide.
  • While Ellison Skips, Most Minnesota Democrats Will Attend Inauguration

    01/17/2017 6:54:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies ^ | 1/17/17 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison may be the only Minnesota Democrat making a stand by not showing up at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. The Minneapolis Democrat announced Monday he'd boycott Friday's ceremony, joining more than two dozen lawmakers in skipping the event. Ellison is the nation's first Muslim congressman and is currently running to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Ellison Not Attending Inauguration

    01/16/2017 5:53:24 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 124 replies ^ | 1/16/17 | Nate Leding and AP
    Rep. Keith Ellison says he will not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday. I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate. I won't be attending Donald Trump's inauguration. — Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 16, 2017
  • Trump's inauguration brings high stakes, hopes in rural Minn.

    01/15/2017 5:30:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies ^ | 1/14/17 | Mark Brunswick
    Donald Trump didn't win Minnesota. And he never visited Mower County. But his message resonated with voters in LeRoy and Lyle. Now they wonder: What's next? ~SNIP~ With Fox News on a nearby TV, the coffee crowd, which included a former deputy sheriff and retired and semiretired farmers and truckers, was decidedly optimistic about President-elect Donald Trump. “We’re the kind of people who believe in country, family and faith — not necessarily in that order,” said Dave Johnson, a semiretired cattle and hog farmer, Trump man and the table’s informal alpha dog. “We’re concerned about the future, and a lot...
  • Ventura Loses Appeal to Reinstate $1.8M Verdict

    01/09/2017 9:42:24 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies ^ | 1/9/17 | AP
    The Supreme Court has turned away former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving intact a decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to upend the verdict.