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  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Minnesota High School Senior Suspended For Displaying Confederate Flag Will Get To Graduate

    05/18/2016 6:19:27 AM PDT · by daler · 15 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tim Harlow
    With just days until his high school graduation, a Minnesota student was suspended Monday for displaying a Confederate flag on school grounds, and his participation in Friday’s commencement ceremony was questioned. But after an early-morning protest Tuesday in his support and a meeting between the family and school officials, senior Cody Nelson was back in class and will graduate with his classmates Friday night. Nelson was sent home Monday morning from Crosby-Ironton High School after he refused to remove the flag from the back window of his car that was parked on school grounds. Principal Jim Christenson had asked him...
  • Queering the University of Maryland

    05/16/2016 7:59:44 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 33 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    But the state-funded University of Maryland had described its "Queer Beyond Repair" symposium as laying the groundwork for a total and complete revolution, away from "imperial rule and anti-blackness" to exploring "the psychic and material structures of liberal politics itself." It goes on: "This queerness insists on forms of reinvention, if not defiance, in excess of the states of decay we have inherited or the symptoms of disrepair we have learned to uncover. It asks us to be estranged from the present as is, even as we acknowledge the limit conditions set by our fear of or incuriosity about what...
  • ‘Fat Activist’ Speaks at Public Health School, Denounces ‘Thin Privilege’

    05/11/2016 5:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | May 10, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health was a lot less healthy this week. In celebration of “International No Diet Day,” the school of public health, together with the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and its College of Food and Agriculture, invited Virgie Tovar, a self-proclaimed “fat activist,” to instruct America’s future nutritionists, dietitians and social workers on the finer points of “fat oppression.”
  • Jury Seated in Minnesota (ISIS) Terror Trial: 8 Men, 8 Women

    05/10/2016 6:27:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/10/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    7 p.m. The jury in the Minnesota terrorism trial has been seated. Court went two hours later than expected Tuesday night, with U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis saying, "As you can tell, I'm trying to get a jury tonight." The jury consists of eight men and eight women. There are no minorities in the group. Opening statements are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Violence Against Teachers Raising Concerns Locally, Statewide

    05/06/2016 6:07:57 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 15 replies
    WJON ^ | 5/9/16
    A report released this week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics says 6.5 percent of teachers in Minnesota public schools have reported being physically attacked by a student. The report adds that 11.4 percent of Minnesota public school teachers have reported being threatened by a student. This is above the national average of 10 percent. The Bureau of Justice numbers are from the 2011-2012 school year, during a 12-month reporting period. Mary Broderick is the President of the St. Cloud Education Association, she says violence against teachers is creating concern at local school districts and statewide. “We really feel it’s...
  • Hennepin County Opens New Office to Handle Increase in Permit to Carry Applications

    05/04/2016 11:25:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    kstp.com ^ | 5/4/16
    Gun sales are up in Minnesota, so much so that some counties are having trouble keeping up with permit applications. Hennepin became the latest county to expand their permit application services, opening a second full-time permit to carry office in Brooklyn Park this week. "We've seen an exponential increase," Sheriff Rich Stanek said. In fact, the Sheriff's Office released numbers Tuesday showing they've seen a 16 percent increase in permit applications since 2014. Stanek said some attribute the rise in applications to recent mass shootings, a rise in violent crime, or Obama administration policies. Regardless, Stanek said the increase does...
  • Twin Cities Man Has Microchips Implanted In Skin

    05/03/2016 4:34:16 PM PDT · by daisy12 · 10 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | May 2, 2016 | Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s something you’ve likely seen in the movies — it’s something you may not know is also happening in real life. People are getting chips implanted into their hands in an effort to make daily life a little bit easier. From opening doors to making contacts to sending emails — a growing group of people are all-in. People here in the Twin Cities are embracing the extra-personal technology. Set in the far-off year of 2021 is the 1995 film “Johnny Mneumonic.” A movie that inspired a boy named Tim Shank, growing up in Indiana. --snip-- But experiments...
  • Minnesota House Rejects Universal Background Checks

    05/02/2016 9:52:31 AM PDT · by rktman
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/1/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The Minnesota House has rejected an amendment that would have required universal background checks for almost anyone carrying or possessing a gun.
  • Disease-Carrying Ticks Already Out and Active in Minnesota

    04/30/2016 9:06:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 30 replies
    This mild, short winter means most of Minnesota's tick population survived. Even though it's only early March, the disease-carry blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, are already out and active. "We know they can be active when the temperatures are in the mid -to upper-30s, so that could be today," University of Minnesota Entomologist Jeff Hahn said. "They are out there, and we have already seen them looking for hosts," he said. Blacklegged ticks are becoming more of a problem here in the Twin Cities metro. As a result, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease are on...
  • Editorial: The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions

    04/30/2016 4:16:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 apr 2016
    In the second half of the 20th century, conventional wisdom in the medical community held that overconsumption of saturated fats — the kind found in milk, cheese, meats and butter — was dangerous. And so, between 1968 and 1973, a well-planned, well-executed study involving more than 9,000 patients was performed to test this widely accepted relationship between diet and heart disease. The results of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment were notable for two reasons. First, the findings contradicted much of what was believed at the time: The study demonstrated that people who ate a diet rich in saturated fats did not...
  • Minnesota man is claiming to be Prince's 'love child' from a fling with his mom in the '80s ...

    04/29/2016 12:16:54 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 35 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4/29 | parry
    The Heir Hunters International team is now working around the clock on the genealogy of the alleged 'love-child' to establish a firm connection with Prince. Once the investigators are happy that the heir is genuine on paper they can demand a DNA test and submit a legal claim against Prince's estate. John Hilbert, partner in Heir Hunters International based in Los Angeles, also told Daily Mail Online of a SECOND potential heir who has come forward with another seemingly 'legitimate' claim. This individual claims to be offspring of Prince's father, John Nelson. Mr Nelson, better known as jazz musician Prince...
  • Why Over Half of Prince's Estate Will Go To The Government

    04/29/2016 11:51:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 29, 2016 | Rachel Greszler
    It appears that the pop star Prince may have died without a will, leaving behind a multi-million dollar and growing estate. Although Prince has one full sister and five half-siblings, Prince’s family members will not be his biggest heirs. Both the federal government and Minnesota’s state government will assess so-called “death taxes” or estate taxes on Prince’s assets, taking away more than half his estate. Between his physical assets— cash, investments, home, etc.—and his future royalties, Prince’s estate has been estimated to be between $300 and $500 million. If Prince were married, he could have passed on the entirety of...
  • second search warrant for Prince's residence

    04/28/2016 1:08:51 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/28/16
    Authorities in Minnesota obtained a search warrant in connection with the death of pop star Prince and also won a court order to keep the findings secret, documents showed Thursday. Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud of the Carver County, Minnesota, sheriff's office cited intense media scrutiny surrounding the death of the 57-year-old performer, in his request for a state district court judge to seal the warrant. Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died at his home, a compound known as Paisley Park, in suburban Minneapolis on April 21. Authorities investigating the death found prescription opioid medication on him, according...
  • TSA official in Minneapolis says he was ordered to profile Somali-Americans

    04/27/2016 7:45:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Mila Koumpilova and Janet Moore
    Somali-American community leaders in the Twin Cities voiced dismay Wednesday after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manager in Minneapolis alleged in congressional testimony that they were targets of racial profiling by his agency. Andrew Rhoades, an assistant federal security director for the TSA in Minneapolis, said he was pressured by his supervisor earlier this month to profile Somali imams and community members visiting his Twin Cities office. The allegation sparked a call by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., for an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, of which TSA is a part. In a letter to Jeh Johnson, secretary of...
  • Prince Died Without a Will, According to Sister (Huge legal mess)

    04/27/2016 11:18:01 AM PDT · by NRx · 70 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-26-2016 | BEN SISARIO
    Prince died without a will, according to court documents filed by his sister on Tuesday, potentially causing big complications for that star’s sprawling financial estate and musical legacy. In probate documents filed with the Carver County District Court in Minnesota, Tyka Nelson, 55, Prince’s sister, said that her brother died without a spouse, children or surviving parents, and that “I do not know of the existence of a will.” Ms. Nelson’s petition also listed five half-siblings as heirs, and asked the court to appoint a special administrator for the estate “because no personal representative has been appointed in Minnesota or...
  • The Vatican Just Put a Convicted Rapist Back in a Parish

    04/24/2016 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/23/2016 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME — Just what is it that the Vatican does not get about predator priests? Apparently a lot. Father Joseph Jeyapaul is a priest from India who admitted to raping two adolescent girls in Minnesota when he served the Crookston diocese from 2004 to 2005. After being charged with the abuse, which included rape and forcing at least one of the girls to perform fellatio on him, he fled home to India, where he was eventually arrested on an Interpol warrant. He was then extradited back to Minnesota, where he admitted his heinous crimes and entered a plea bargain in...
  • Prince once ghostwrote a seductive ballad about Donald Trump

    04/22/2016 9:20:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 96 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20:10 EST, 22 April 2016 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    Prince once ghostwrote a seductive ballad about Donald Trump... while Obama reveals he listened to Purple Rain before meeting with the Queen Legendary artist was famously a prolific songwriter for other musicians But it's little known he wrote a song called 'Donald Trump (Black Version) Track was recorded by R&B group The Time for 1990 album Pandemonium Prince put together the group under clause in his Warner Bros contract in Minneapolis in 1981 By KHALEDA RAHMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 15:38 EST, 22 April 2016 | UPDATED: 20:10 EST, 22 April 2016 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3554508/Prince-wrote-seductive-ballad-Donald-Trump-90s-R-B-group-Obama-reveals-listened-Purple-Rain-meeting-Queen.html#ixzz46cVfZsHm Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter |...
  • White House says Prince concert for 500 was ‘private’

    06/16/2015 6:55:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/15/2015 | Sarah Wheaton
    When is a White House event for 500 people considered “private?” They won’t say. Nor would they say, in advance, that hundreds of guests were expected on Saturday night for a soiree and serenade from Prince, as guests of the President and First Lady. All White House spokesman Josh Earnest would say about the Saturday event was that the First Family paid for it (though he wouldn’t elaborate on how much it cost, or whether things like security were also covered).
  • White House Defends ‘Private’ Prince Concert With 500 People: ‘They Did It On Their Own Dime’

    06/15/2015 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/15 | Charlie Spiering
    At the White House today, Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended Saturday night’s “private” concert with Prince. Although rumors had surfaced about the concert, the White House was silent about the event that brought up to 500 people to the event and did not inform the press about it. News of the event quickly leaked on social media – including posts from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Earnest indicated that the Obama family paid for the event at the White House, telling reporters that the first couple “did it on their own dime.” When repeatedly questioned about
  • The Obamas had a secret party at the White House with Prince, Stevie Wonder

    06/15/2015 2:42:06 PM PDT · by McGruff · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2015 | Kristen Holmes
    Administration officials are remaining tight-lipped on a private party featuring Prince and Stevie Wonder at the White House over the weekend. During Monday's daily briefing, reporters drilled White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest for details on the star-studded event, which was not included in the President's public schedule, but was documented by guests on social media. "The President and First Lady did hold a private party at the White House over the weekend, but given the private nature of that event I don't have a lot of details to discuss from here," Earnest said.
  • The Obamas appear to have hosted a Prince concert, but the White House isn’t talking

    06/15/2015 12:47:27 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/15/15 | Juliet Eilperin
    In subsequent questioning, Earnest said that "the president and first lady paid for the event," although he did not detail the exact cost. The concert audience included prominent business leaders, celebrities, senior administration officials and fashion heavyweights close to the Obamas, according to The New York Post's Page Six. Among them were American Express chairman Ken Chenault, D.C. philanthropist David Rubenstein, fashion designer Naeem Khan and ABC stars Connie Britton and Tracee Ellis Ross. The Wall Street Journal's Carol Lee, who will assume the presidency of the White House Correspondents Association next month, questioned why the administration decided to treat...
  • Baltimore prosecutor appears onstage with singer, Prince during tribute concert to Freddie Gray

    05/11/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    A weird thing to do during a pending case for an officer of the court who’s already been accused, and not just by police, of ramping up the charges against the Baltimore cops who arrested Gray for political reasons. Maybe save the pop-star grandstanding until after we figure out whether Mosby was right or wrong when she told the universe Gray was arrested unlawfully, no?On the other hand, how could a young aspiring mayor/governor/senator resist a photo op like this? The audience spanned a wide range of ages and backgrounds, much like Prince’s fanbase. Many were surprised to see...
  • Prince releases Freddie Gray protest song ‘Baltimore’

    05/09/2015 3:11:52 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 9. 2015 | Jim Farber
    Prince released his much-anticipated protest song about “Baltimore” on Saturday — one day before his scheduled “Rally 4 Peace” concert in the troubled city.
  • Prince Records Tribute to the People of Baltimore, Shares Artwork

    05/01/2015 8:03:45 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    Billboard ^ | May 01, 2015 | Lars Brandle
    Prince will share his feelings on the unrest in Baltimore in the way he knows best -- in song. The legendary artist has recorded a “tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore,” a spokesperson tells Billboard. Though release plans haven’t been announced, it's understood the track will address Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore police custody, and the socio/political issues around the nation following a spate of killings of young black men.
  • Prince dead at 57

    04/21/2016 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Cecily · 150 replies
    TMZ is reporting that Prince has died in Minnesota. Prince’s publicist has confirmed the news to his hometown newspaper. The site first reported the news that authorities responded to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park home and studio on Thursday morning. According to Carver County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m.
  • Target says transgender people can use bathroom that aligns with their identity

    04/19/2016 6:35:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 177 replies
    Target Corp. made it clear that transgender people in its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The statement Tuesday by the Minneapolis-based retailer comes amid debates in many state legislatures over restricting public restroom use to the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate. While many of those conversations have centered around restrooms in public schools and government buildings, Target appears to be one of the first big-box retailers to take a proactive stance in declaring its position on the matter when it comes to its own restrooms. While they may not be...
  • Anti-Muslim speaking circuit runs through rural Minnesota

    04/16/2016 8:15:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/16/16 | Matt McKinney
    One hour into a presentation on the perceived threat posed by Muslim immigrants, St. Cloud car salesman and anti-immigration activist Ron Branstner ramps up his pitch. The United Nations, he begins, sends Muslim refugees to the United States and to such cities as St. Cloud, “to divide and conquer, get rid of our Constitution, get rid of our way of life and implement it with another way of life called. …” Branstner pauses for effect, and a few people in the crowd of 100 shout the answer: “sharia law!” The speaker nods. “Sharia law.” Branstner’s radical message made up of...
  • Fox’s Neil Cavuto and Michele Bachmann Get into Epic Shouting Match: ‘You’re Being Silly!’

    06/25/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/25/2014 | Tina Nguyen
    An exchange between Neil Cavuto and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) regarding a lawsuit filed by the House against the Obama administration grew so contentious, that the former cut to commercial in the midst of Bachmann furiously admonishing him.While Bachmann was on Fox to defend the lawsuit, which claims that the administration has abused his powers via over-using executive privilege and wants to defund him, Cavuto exasperatedly pointed out that the timing of the lawsuit seemed too political to make sense. “You’ve been bemoaning it for a long time. Why now the suit?” he asked. “Why not just fix things...
  • Minnesota school district restores prayer in schools [But there's a catch...]

    04/13/2016 9:40:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Do you think the ACLU will be suing any time soon?  Because there’s a catch.  Brendan of Supreme Patriot noticed something: Buried deep in a PBS article about how the St. Cloud, Minn., school district is accommodating a large Somali population was a telling example of religious bias. While public schools have appropriately been barred from leading students in corporate Christian prayer, this district is going out of its way to satisfy the desires of the Muslim community. PBS approvingly writes: In St. Cloud’s middle and high schools, the district allows prayer time for students, including Muslim students, as...
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Disrupt Light Rail Ahead Of Twins Opener

    04/11/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Minneapolis (Red) Star Tribune ^ | 4/11/16 | Randy Furst
    Protesters blocked traffic and light rail trains Monday afternoon as the Twins home opener was getting underway at Target Field. The activists from Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Catholic Workers staged demonstrations around the stadium — one blocking traffic on N. 7th Street and Glenwood Avenue and another on the light rail tracks near the Target Field Station. There were about 30 activists participating in each demonstration. The gathering on N. 7th Street ended when demonstrators left less than 15 minutes after it began.
  • Prank caller leads Coon Rapids Burger King employees to smash their windows

    04/09/2016 5:04:53 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 63 replies
    StarTribune ^ | APRIL 9, 2016 | James Walsh
    To the frantic manager of a Coon Rapids Burger King Friday night, the choice was to act fast or face disaster. A caller who said he was a fire department official said there was a gas leak in the building and that unless the windows were smashed, a gas buildup in the building would cause an explosion. So the manager and Burger King employees evacuated the restaurant and started smashing ground floor windows. Every single one. Problem was, it was a hoax. The caller was no firefighter. There was no gas.
  • Planned Parenthood generates huge increase in taxpayer funded abortions in Minnesota

    04/08/2016 6:51:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    nationalrighttolifenews.org ^ | April 7, 2016 | National Right to Life
    We received disappointing news this week: Taxpayer funded abortions jumped more than 16 percent to a total of 3,957 in 2014, costing taxpayers $953,187 (Minnesota Department of Human Services latest figures). And guess which abortionist was responsible for virtually all of the increase? Planned Parenthood—no surprise. Abortion numbers have been trending down as more women in the state turn away from abortion. Since 2007, abortion numbers have decreased every year but one. Likewise, in only two of those years has the number of taxpayer funded abortions increased. But 2014 saw a bigger spike than has occurred since 2000. Just as...
  • Minnesota Taxpayers Have Been Forced to Pay $22 Million to Abort 73,000 Babies

    04/06/2016 9:29:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Bill Poehler
    After 19 years of taxpayer-funded abortions, Minnesotans are paying for 39 percent of all abortions performed in the state. Taxpayers have funded more than 73,000 abortions at a cost of $22.5 million, according to a just-released report from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). Taxpayer-funded abortions numbered almost 4,000 in Minnesota in 2014; nearly all of those abortions were elective. Taxpayers are forced to fund abortions due to a successful 1995 challenge to Minnesota’s law which prohibited funding of most abortions. Since then, abortion advocates have steadily marketed taxpayer-funded abortions to low-income women. Taxpayers now pay for 39 percent...
  • 16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against ‘Climate Change Disbelievers’

    04/04/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 101 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/4/16 | Hans von Spakovsky. Cole Wintheiser
    Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the king’s. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarch’s, punishing the “heretics” with jail sentences, property confiscation, fines, and in severe cases, torture, and execution. One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above...
  • Statewide view: Obamacare anything but affordable for millennials

    04/03/2016 7:52:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | April 2, 2016 | By Lindsey Stroud
    How affordable is the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare? One just needs to look at the state of Minnesota. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota increased its individual health insurance premiums by an average of 49 percent in 2016. In Minnesota, many younger people may now have to pay for a portion of the health care assistance a dead parent received in the past. When Minnesota agreed to expand its Medicaid program, required asset tests were eliminated. Prior to that change, assets such as real estate were accounted for when determining eligibility. Now assets are not used...
  • Dem Donors Plead Guilty to $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    04/02/2016 2:42:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | April 1, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Five individuals who have donated to Democratic politicians pleaded guilty to a scheme that drained Medicare out of $33 million dollars. Two physicians and three owners of hospice and home care companies based out of Detroit, Mich., were charged on June 18, 2015 as part of the largest Medicare fraud case in history for submitting fraudulent claims for home health care and hospice services that were either not provided or deemed medically unnecessary.The elaborate operation revolved around Muhammad Tariq, Shahid Tahir, and Manawar Javed—the owners of the home health care and hospice companies—paying kickbacks and bribes to physicians for referrals...
  • Mark Dayton to state agencies: No travel to North Carolina

    04/02/2016 10:23:24 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 56 replies
    Twincities.com ^ | 4/2/16 | WILL ASHENMACHER
    Gov. Mark Dayton (MN) has forbidden state employees from business travel to North Carolina as a reaction to that state’s recent law banning local anti-discrimination policies. The North Carolina law passed last week bans transgender people from using locker rooms and bathrooms designated for the gender with which they identify. The law enacts a statewide anti-discrimination policy, but one that not does specifically provide protections for gay and transgender men and women and prohibits local municipalities from enacting their own anti-discrimination policies. Arkansas and Tennessee passed similar laws in 2014 and 2011, respectively.
  • 3 Examples of Voter Fraud Across US

    03/31/2016 9:47:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 3/31/2016 | Jason Snead
    With the 2016 election season well underway, millions of voters across the country have already cast their ballots in primaries and caucuses. Republican and Democratic candidates are locked in close races for the highest office in the land, and every vote cast makes a difference.The Heritage Foundation’s voter fraud database catalogues over 400 cases of proven voter fraud throughout America. Whether it be vote-buying, ineligible voting, false registrations, or fraudulent use of absentee ballots, the database makes clear that voter fraud is a real issue and one that must be effectively addressed—not denied, as some voter reform critics have done—in...
  • Prosecutors say member of alleged ISIL recruit's defense team preached jihad(MN)

    03/29/2016 11:37:49 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/29/16 | Stephen Montemayor
    A federal judge in Minneapolis is considering whether to remove one or more members of a defense team in the ISIL recruitment cases before him after prosecutors cited evidence that one of the men was “apparently preaching about jihad and related topics.” U.S. District Judge Michael Davis has ordered a hearing Friday to determine whether there are grounds to disqualify anyone representing Mohamed Farah, one of five co-defendants scheduled to stand trial on charges of conspiring to murder abroad and providing material support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). According to Davis’ order, filed Monday, the...
  • Terror Suspect Arrested for Threatening to Kill People at Brooklyn Park Walgreens (MN)

    03/28/2016 5:18:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/28/16 | Steve Tellier
    Police arrested a 23-year-old suspect in a federal terror case Sunday. That’s after they say he was threatening to kill people inside a Twin Cities Walgreens. Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton is from Glencoe. Just last week, federal prosecutors said he was in contact with terrorists in Syria last year. Early Sunday morning, Ali-Skelton was arrested at a Walgreens in Brooklyn Park. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS contacted Ali-Skelton’s attorney in his federal case. Robert Richman said he’s “shocked” by the allegations of threats made at Walgreens. He went on to say that those actions would be “completely out of character” for his...
  • Minnesota Teacher Suspended For Bashing Crossdressing, Welfare

    03/28/2016 3:05:18 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    An intern principal in St. Paul, Minn., has been placed on leave after activists complained about allegedly offensive remarks he made on Facebook. Brian White Jr., an intern principal at John A. Johnson Elementary School, was suspended by St. Paul School District for criticizing crossdressing and making various posts criticizing welfare and indicating support for traditional male and female gender roles. The comments were all made on White’s Facebook page, which is public.
  • The Case for Vice President Al Franken

    03/27/2016 9:41:59 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/16
    This is not a joke: Hillary needs someone like Franken if she’s going to beat Trump. Senator Al Franken should be the Democratic Party’s choice for Vice-President. If I had said that 10 years ago, or even six months ago, the notion would have been preposterous: a former Saturday Night Live writer, perhaps best known as the mock self help guru Stuart Smalley, Franken became synonymous with left-wing bombast thanks to his best-selling book “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.” He took the presidency itself as a joke, writing a satirical campaign memoir, “Why Not Me,” in which Franken...
  • Rep. Ellison: ‘Greater Majority of Domestic Terrorist Attacks Are Not by Muslims’

    03/26/2016 4:28:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 146 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 2:51 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said that “the greater majority of domestic terrorist attacks are not by Muslims at all; they’re by people like Timothy McVeigh.” Ellison made the comment during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes a day after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for bombing a Belgian airport and subway train. […] “And so, you know, we got to understand terrorism as a generalized threat, various ideologies that drive it. But, no, I think we can get through this, but people like [Donald] Trump and [Ted] Cruz are not helping.” According to an analysis...
  • Dem Rep Ellison: Cruz,Trump,And Rubio Trying To Keep Muslims Out Of US Fabric,We Can't Be(Shortened)

    03/24/2016 7:08:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) , who is supporting Democratic presidential candidate Senator Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) , argued that Republican presidential candidates Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump, along with Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are trying to “do the opposite thing that Europeans are trying to figure out how they can do, which is to make sure that everybody can be part of this American fabric” and that “We cannot be like ISIS, and then be better than ISIS” on Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
  • Parents, educators rally behind teacher suspended for 'racist' social media posts

    03/22/2016 7:17:14 AM PDT · by G Larry · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 March 2016 | Unknown
    The teacher posted: “Anyone care to explain to me the school-to-prison pipeline my colleagues and I have somehow created, or perpetuated, or not done enough to interrupt? Because if you can’t prove it, the campaigns you’ve waged to deconstruct adult authority in my building by enabling student misconduct, you seriously owe us real teachers an apology. Actually, an apology won’t cut it.” "Phones and iPad devices, used for social media and gaming," wrote Olson. "There have always been rules for ‘devices,’ and defined levels of misconduct. Since we now have no backup, no functional location to send kids who won’t...