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  • Can Republicans Flip Two House Seats In Minnesota?

    10/20/2018 4:20:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 19,2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    If Republicans pick up both seats, they may only net a gain of one, however, or perhaps even a wash. Another NYT/Siena poll taken in the middle of the Kavanaughcalypse put incumbent Republican Jason Lewis down 12 points to DFL challenger Angie Craig, 51/39, in a rematch from 2016 in MN-02. That one looks more outlier-ish; a Survey USA poll from mid-September only had Craig up three, 48/45. The 2nd CD was a Republican stronghold while John Kline held the seat, but the district has been drifting politically to the DFL for years. More of the state legislative seats in...
  • Farrakhan: I'm not an Anti-Semite. I'm Anti-Termite

    10/17/2018 12:51:53 PM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan addressed a gathering in Detroit on Sunday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Million Man March, and used it as a platform to launch yet another attack on Jews, calling them “termites.”
  • Twitter says it won't suspend Louis Farrakhan over tweet comparing Jews to termites

    10/17/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill. Farrakhan, who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years, posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, "I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-Termite." The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such as Chelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic. "The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trump’s rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants 'infesting our country,' this rhetoric should be equally...
  • Elle magazine slammed for lying about Kardashian, West breakup to promote voter registration

    10/18/2018 3:22:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18 2018 | Brian Flood
    Elle magazine slammed for lying about Kim Kardashian, Kanye West breakup to promote voter registration Elle magazine came under fire Thursday for sending a false tweet to its 6.8 million followers claiming Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are “splitting up” — but the attached link directed readers to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. “Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are splitting up,” Elle’s verified account tweeted with emojis of a broken heart and panicked face. Stunned readers who clicked on the link for more details were directed to a “Register To Vote” page.
  • Chelsea Clinton calls out Louis Farrakhan over antisemitism

    10/18/2018 5:18:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    JTA ^ | October 18, 2018
    The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl,” Clinton said on Twitter. Chelsea Clinton called Louis Farrakhan’s antisemitism “dangerous” and said laughter in response to it “made my skin crawl.” Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was reacting on Twitter to a Farrakhan tweet in which the leader of the Nation of Islam said “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite.” “Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous,” Clinton tweeted Wednesday, quoting Farrakhan. Twitter, meantime, said it would not suspend Farrakhan from the site. A BuzzFeed reporter quoted a spokesperson for...
  • State Tells Christian Filmmakers: Make Same-Sex Marriage Films or Spend 90 Days in Jail

    10/18/2018 5:36:32 PM PDT · by massmike · 110 replies
    cbn.com ^ | 10/18/2018 | Steve Warren
    Two Christian filmmakers appeared before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul Tuesday to challenge Minnesota state law which they say illegally forces them to produce and create films expressing messages that contradict their core beliefs. Telescope Media Group owners Carl and Angel Larsen have already been threatened with hefty fines and up to 90 days in jail if they choose to disregard the law. The Larsens want to enter the wedding industry. However, the state's Human Rights Act stipulates if the couple creates films celebrating their Christian beliefs about marriage – that marriage is between one man...
  • Former Minnesota FBI Agent Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Leaking Documents

    10/18/2018 12:55:09 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 19 replies
    Terry James Albury, a former FBI agent in Minnesota, was sentenced to four years in prison with an additional three years of supervised release on Thursday in U.S. District Court.. Albury admitted that he leaked documents to a reporter from The Intercept, an online news publication. He worked as an FBI Special Agent at the field office in Minneapolis at the time of the disclosure in 2016-2017. He was also working as a liaison with the Department of Customs and Border Protection at MSP International Airport during that same time period. Before the judge handed down four year prison sentence,...
  • Here’s Six Amazing Pro-Life Women You Can Vote For in November

    10/17/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17, 2018 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    This year’s high-stakes midterm elections are fast approaching, and much ink has been spilled about a surge in women candidates running for office. Unfortunately, most of the hype has focused on only one type of woman: anti-Trump, pro-abortion, and angry about it. What about the millions of women and men who are eager to see more protections for unborn children and their mothers – who revere the Constitution and want more fair, impartial judges like Justice Kavanaugh appointed? Who is running to represent folks who not only decline the pink hats and handmaid outfits, but are happy about the direction...
  • 'Anti-racism' rally in Berlin calls for destruction of Israel

    10/17/2018 4:12:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 16, 2018 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Demonstrators at the march hoisted symbols in support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. BERLIN – A march estimated by police to have included 100,000 demonstrators took place in Germany’s capital on Saturday to protest right-wing extremism. Speakers urged the obliteration of the Jewish state and support for the BDS campaign against Israel. The Jerusalem Post reviewed a video showing two speakers who called for the “liberation of all of Palestine 48” and “We must take a stand and boycott Israel. BDS.” The slogan to “liberate all of Palestine” refers to the founding of the Jewish state...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls Marriage, Fraud Claims ‘Lies’

    10/17/2018 3:25:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/17/18 | AP
    A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House. But as the election approaches, Ilhan Omar is dogged by questions about her past. The allegations first raised by conservative media in 2016 include claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud. More recent claims allege misuse of campaign funds. Last week, Minnesota Republicans in the 5th District launched a digital billboard campaign and website highlighting the allegations.
  • Two GOP Candidates Assaulted in Minnesota

    10/17/2018 10:28:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    FREE BEACON ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Bill McMorris
    The Minnesota Democratic Party has suspended a spokesman for calling for violence against Republicans even as two GOP candidates have been assaulted in suspected politically motivated attacks. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has suspended communications staffer William Davis for one week without pay after making a Facebook post joking that Democrats would "bring [Republicans] to the guillotine" on Nov. 7, the day after the midterm elections. Minnesota Republican Party chairman Jennifer Carnahan said the suspension was not enough, calling for his immediate firing in the aftermath of separate attacks against Republican candidates. She said she has been subjected to numerous death threats...
  • 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...
  • GOP candidate blames restaurant attack on 'the likes of Maxine Waters, Hillary and Eric Holder'

    10/16/2018 2:21:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Republican candidate for the Minnesota House who says he suffered a concussion after being attacked by a man at a St. George Township restaurant last week is pointing the finger at several high-profile Democrats for “driving this behavior.” Shane Mekeland told the Star Tribune that he was “blindsided” Friday night by a man at a restaurant he wouldn’t identify. “While I had never met my assailant, the words he yelled at me before he attacked lead me to believe his actions were politically motivated,” Mr. Mekeland, who is running for the House in District 15B, wrote in a Facebook...
  • Democrat Party Official Says Republicans Should Be Brought “to The Guillotines”

    10/16/2018 10:27:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Life News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Henry Rogers
    A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party was suspended after saying Republicans should be brought “to the guillotines” after the November midterm elections. William Davis, who is the spokesman for the party in Minnesota, commented in a Facebook post: “11.7 — bring them to the guillotines.” Party executive director Corey Day said Davis deleted the post and party spokeswoman Charlene Briner said Davis’s suspension started Monday with no pay for one week, according to The Associated Press. “The comment made by William Davis on social media this weekend was unacceptable. The DFL offers its apologies and assurance that these types...
  • 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>
  • "Question of Standards": Keith Ellison versus Karen Monahan on her beatings.

    10/15/2018 6:54:19 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 4 replies
    Full Measure ^ | 10/14/2018 | Full Measure
    The recent Capitol Hill hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may have been the biggest flashpoint of the #metoo movement to date. The hearings raised the question of standards, in the #metoo era. Are women to be believed based solely on an unproven allegation? If corroboration is required, then what's good enough? And who gets to decide? Those are some of the tricky questions raised by abuse allegations made against a top Democrat official Congressman Keith Ellison by an ex-girlfriend who spoke to Sharyl this week.
  • Minnesota House candidate says he was attacked at Benton County restaurant

    10/15/2018 4:32:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    A Republican candidate for the Minnesota House said Monday that he is recovering after suffering a concussion from an attack at a restaurant in St. George Township a few days earlier. Shane Mekeland is running for the House in District 15B, an open seat that includes parts of Benton and Sherburne County. He said that last Friday night, he was "blindsided" by an assailant as he spoke to patrons at a bar and restaurant he wouldn't identify. Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck confirmed Monday that his office is investigating the alleged assault, which Mekeland reported took place between 9 p.m....
  • Poll: Pete Stauber Surges in Minnesota Congressional Race

    10/15/2018 1:32:35 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Minnesota County Commissioner Pete Stauber leads former State Rep. Joe Radinovich (D-MN) by 15 points, according to a poll released on Monday. Minnesota Republican Stauber leads Radinovich by 15 points—49 to 34 percent—in Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District. Thirteen percent of Minnesota voters remain undecided, and the margin of error is 4.6 percent, giving Stauber a comfortable lead over the Minnesota Democrat. The previous Times poll showed Radinovich leading by only one point, making the latest poll a 14-point growth towards the Minnesota Republican. Breitbart News reported that MN-8 is one of the key congressional districts that Republicans must flip to...
  • Sears, the store that changed America, declares bankruptcy

    10/15/2018 7:50:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/15/2018 | Chris Isidore
    Sears was once the nation's largest retailer and its largest employer. In its heyday, it was both the Walmart and Amazon of its time. Formed in 1886 by railroad station agent Richard Sears, the company started as a watch business in North Redwood, Minnesota. Sears moved to Chicago in 1887, and he hired watchmaker Alvah Roebuck as his partner. The first Sears Roebuck catalog, which sold watches and jewelry, was printed in 1896. The Sears catalog was the way many Americans first started to buy mass-produced goods. That was an enormous shift for people who lived on farms and in...