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  • Ellison Considers Leaving Congress if Picked for DNC Chair, Dean Drops Out

    12/02/2016 10:02:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 51 replies ^ | 12/3/16 | KSTP/AP
    Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional seat to serve in the position. The two dramatic announcements came during the first public forum in the race to lead the DNC after Democrats lost the White House in November's election. Ellison, a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary, has the backing of much of the party's liberal wing and that of incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Ellison is one of...
  • Mall of America Hosts First Black Santa

    12/02/2016 4:48:57 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 38 replies
    WISC TV Channel 3000 ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jamie WHITE
    For the first time ever, the Mall of America is hosting an African-American Santa. Santa's real name is Larry Jefferson, and he hails from Texas. (Don't let your kids read this.) "It's no big deal, I'm still Santa, I just happen to be a Santa of Color," Jefferson told CNN affiliate WCCO. Jefferson will spend four days taking pictures with families and listening to Christmas wishes, by appointment only. "We are looking to have a Santa for everyone," Santa Experience owner Landon Luther told WCCO. Luther met Jefferson at the Santa Convention in Missouri over the summer, and out of...
  • MN Restaurant Puts Up ‘Muslims Get Out’ Sign – Has MASSIVE IMPACT On Business [VIDEO]

    12/02/2016 9:24:55 AM PST · by · 49 replies
    US Herald ^ | 12-2-2016 | Bob Amoroso
    When it comes to the national debate on terrorism all one needs to do is look towards Minnesota which has unwittingly become a microcosm of where America is heading. "Little Mogadishu" which is another name for Minnesota, and which is now the home to the largest Somali population in the country, also has the distinction of producing more homegrown terrorist then any other state in the union, just recently over 20 Somali/Americans from Minnesota left the U.S. to join ISIS and the recent Muslim extremist knife attack in a Minnesota mall. It's within this backdrop that this one very brave...
  • Black Santa Coming to Mall of America for 1st Time

    12/01/2016 7:19:35 AM PST · by No_More_Harkin · 53 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | 11/30/16 | Reg Chapman
    The Santa Experience inside the Mall of America is bringing a unique experience to Twin Cities families this year. For the first time since it opened, a black Santa Claus will help spread the Christmas cheer.
  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • GOP challenger wants recount in Minnesota US House election [Stewart Mills]

    11/28/2016 8:07:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2016 9:42 PM EST
    Republican Stewart Mills said on Monday that he will request and pay for a recount of votes cast in the northern Minnesota congressional district race he lost narrowly to Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. Mills lost by 2,009 votes out of 356, 971 cast in the Eighth Congressional District — or about half a percentage point — which is too large to trigger an automatic recount under state law. […] “We’re not alleging voter fraud, we’re not saying anyone got the numbers wrong, but there’s enough questions that need to be answered that can only be answered by a hand...
  • Flashback: Have Republicans learned their lessons from the Franken-Coleman recount in Minnesota?

    11/28/2016 7:46:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    In the summer of 2009, the state of Minnesota conducted a recount that had the nation holding its breath. Would Al Franken unseat incumbent Norm Coleman, and allow Democrats a filibuster-proof majority in the US Senate? After seven months, that’s exactly what happened. Townhall Magazine commissioned me to write an investigative cover piece on how Democrats flipped an Election Night deficit into a recount victory. (At the time, Townhall and Salem had not yet bought Hot Air.)Rather than skullduggery, I found that Republicans had been outfought after ignoring lessons from a 2004 defeat in Washington. The painful loss provides...
  • Keith Ellison Once Proposed Making A Separate Country For Blacks

    11/26/2016 1:17:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jason Caruso
    As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks.”
  • DNC chair candidate avoids NY Times for fear of being asked about his ties to Louis Farrakhan

    11/24/2016 8:48:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 23, 2016 | Carmine Sabi
    Ellison cancelled an interview with the New York Times because he found out the paper was going to ask him about his ties to Louis Farrakhan. The first Muslim elected to Congress, Ellison wrote articles in defense of Farrakhan when he was a student at the University of Minnesota Law School and, by 1998, described himself as a member of the Nation of Islam and went by the name Keith Ellison-Muhammad, according to The Weekly Standard.
  • Keith Ellison’s ascent signals the Democrats’ willingness to redefine ‘pro-Israel’

    11/22/2016 6:02:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | November 22, 2016 5:38pm | Ron Kampeas
    The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep. Ellison, D-Minn., is a leading contender for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, despite a record of tough criticism of Israel that pro-Israel insiders say would easily have disqualified him a decade ago. A supporter of the two-state solution and a frequent visitor to Israel, he also voted against additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system in 2014. In 2009, Ellison spear-headed a letter from 54 Democrats to Presdient Obama urging him to...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Group Paid for Keith Ellison to Visit Mecca in 2008

    11/22/2016 10:18:04 AM PST · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 21, 2016 | Brent Scher
    The House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) after he failed to disclose that a group founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood paid for him to make a pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Top Democrats have considered shifting to the left by electing Ellison party chairman, but critics say his previous association with radical groups should disqualify him from the leadership role. Ellison has associated with the Muslim American Society, a Virginia-based group founded by Muslim Brotherhood members in 1993 to act as the “overt arm of the...
  • Minnesota Judge’s Ruling Clears the Way for Medicaid to Pay for ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery

    11/19/2016 2:59:49 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 43 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 18, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    RAMSEY COUNTY, Minnesota, November 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that taxpayers must foot the bill for "gender reassignment" surgeries for the poor. District Court Judge William Leary decreed that a law prohibiting the use of tax funds for sex change operations was unconstitutional, essentially declaring that gender-confused persons on Medicaid have a Constitutional "right" to genital surgery. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU) sued the state in the case of a 64-year-old woman who wants a double mastectomy in order to appear more like a man. Evan Thomas is taking sex change drugs and...
  • Minnesota woman sues child, state agencies over sex-change treatments

    11/18/2016 8:01:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 11/18/16 | kmsp-tv
    A Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old child, the county and a handful of other agencies after she claimed that her child was receiving transgender services without her permission. ADVERTISEMENT Anmarie Calgaro says St. Louis County, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director, Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis County School District, Principal of the Cherry School treated her child as an emancipated minor, according to the lawsuit. "Why wasn't I even notified? I feel that my constitutional rights have been stripped from me," Calgaro told reporters, according to KMSP-TV. "If this had...
  • Day 3: Prosecutors in Minn. Terror Case Hope Long Sentences Deter Future Terrorists

    11/16/2016 2:46:02 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies ^ | 11/16/17 | Jennie Lissarrague
    Three Somali-Minnesotan men convicted in May of trying to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group received long sentences Wednesday, with prosecutors calling it a “deterrent” to future terrorists. Although the sentences for Mohamed Farah, Abdirahman Daud and Guled Omar were similar, the tone of each hearing was noticeably different. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis had especially strong words for Farah and Omar, who were sentenced to 30 years and 35 years, respectively. In Farah’s hearing, Davis rebuked the “litany of lies” that Farah told as well as the community’s response to the case. “There’s no...
  • Ramsey County Attorney: Officer's Use of Deadly Force 'Not Justified' in Castile Shooting

    11/16/2016 8:56:27 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 11/16/16 | KSTP/AP
    The use of deadly force by a St. Anthony police officer was determined to be unjustified in the shooting death of Philando Castile. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday morning. Choi began his announcement by saying that after spending 19 weeks "immersed in the facts and law and thinking about what justice requires in the case," he said he decided it would be wrong to ask a grand jury to make a decision regarding the case. He said although he knows some members of the community may not be pleased with such a...
  • Howard Lake hunter's luck changes big time in bagging 36-point buck near Waverly

    11/16/2016 3:46:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11-15-16 | Rochelle Olson
    The 78-year-old was waiting in a lawn chair when 'trophy' trotted out from cornfield. Jim Wackler with the 36-point buck he shot near St. Cloud. Sitting in a lawn chair just before dusk Friday with his 20-gauge Winchester shotgun, Jim Wackler heard the buck coming “like a freight train” before he saw tips from its massive 36-point rack peeking above the field. “All that dry corn, it was just a’ rattling,” Wackler said Tuesday. “He stuck his head out, looked around a bit and started trotting.” Wackler, a lifelong hunter who eats what he catches — from squirrel and rabbit...
  • 3 More Convicted Terrorists Sentenced In Minneapolis Federal Court

    11/15/2016 3:30:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies ^ | 11/15/16 | Esme Murphy
    Three more convicted terrorists learned their fate today in a Minneapolis courtroom. All admited to trying to leave Minnesota to fight for ISIS. A federal judge sentenced Hamza Ahmed to 15 years in prison. He sentenced Hanad Musse and Adnan Farah to 10 years each. Once again there were signs of obvious tensions at the courthouse. Judge Michael Davis began the day by warning everyone in court that anyone threatening anyone at the courthouse could face arrest. He underscored the seriousness of the case by reminding onlookers that the defendants were part of an active terror cell. Hamza Ahmed was...
  • Woman blames Trump victory for DWI

    11/14/2016 4:10:52 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    KARE11 ^ | 11-14-16 | staff
    LINO LAKES, Minn. - Police hear all kinds of excuses after pulling motorists over for DWI, but Lino Lakes Police officers got one last week they hadn't heard before. Elizabeth Louis Lundberg, age 33, is blaming her charge of aggravated DWI on anger over the outcome of the Presidential election.
  • Left-wing congressman with past ties to Nation of Islam wants DNC job

    11/14/2016 10:49:58 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies ^ | 11-14-2016 |
    Full Title - "Who is Keith Ellison? Left-wing congressman with past ties to Nation of Islam wants DNC job" In an attempt to stave off a civil war in the ranks, Democratic leaders are scrambling to unite behind a candidate for the party's chairmanship – and have landed for now on a Louis Farrakhan-linked congressman who once called for Dick Cheney’s impeachment and compared George W. Bush to Hitler. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress and a leading progressive among House Democrats, already has picked up the backing of both the Democratic Party’s left – with...
  • Lino Lakes police: Driver at .33 BAC blames crash on anger over Trump's victory

    11/14/2016 10:10:58 AM PST · by tekrat · 41 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/14/2016 | Paul Walsh
    The St. Paul woman said one day after voting concluded, "I am upset over the election and you should let me go home," according to police. A day after Americans voted for president, an extremely drunken motorist rammed into two vehicles stopped at a traffic signal in Lino Lakes and explained to police afterward that she was drinking to drown her sorrows over Donald Trump’s victory, authorities said. Elizabeth L. Lundberg, who turned 33 years old while in the Anoka County jail, remains held Monday morning on gross-misdemeanor charges of criminal vehicular operation and third-degree driving while intoxicated in connection...
  • GOOD NEWS! Trump-Basher Paul Ryan May Not Have 218 Votes for Speaker

    11/12/2016 11:07:53 AM PST · by GilGil · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday November 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan spoke out against Republican nominee Donald Trump ALL YEAR. Ryan announced in October he was pulling his endorsement of Donald Trump. He held a separate press conference to tell reporters he would not campaign with Donald Trump. Paul Ryan cannot be trusted. He is loyal to the elites and not the people. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty, big government, pro-TPP and anti-American worker. Donald Trump won an historic election on Tuesday winning 306 electoral votes. But Republican lawmakers do not respect their base. They are voting this coming week to reinstate Paul Ryan as speaker. But Republican Rep. Tim...
  • Is a Muslim from the Midwest set to take over the Democratic National Committee?

    11/12/2016 9:59:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/11/2016 | Kurtis Lee
    He's a Muslim from the heartland and he could be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota is slowly raking up support from some key figures within the party, such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Sen. Charles Schumer, who want him to be the next leader, following the party’s humbling presidential loss earlier this week. Citing more than 250,000 signatures in support of Ellison on a petition posted to his website, Sanders said the congressman is the future of the party. "The Democratic Party needs to look itself in the mirror...
  • Students Take to Downtown Mpls. Streets to Protest Trump, Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/11/2016 4:30:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 11/11/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    Students took their anger to the streets as they marched through downtown Minneapolis. Students from various Minneapolis Public Schools organized a walkout Friday afternoon and marched through streets downtown after meeting at U.S. Bank Stadium. The protests appear to be against both president-elect Donald Trump and the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Some students are seen carrying signs that say "Not My Pres" and "No Trump," and others say "I can't drink oil" and "Water is life."
  • Franken: Americans Should Blame Republicans for Rising Obamacare Premiums

    11/10/2016 8:04:47 PM PST · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 10, 2016 | Madeleine Weast
    Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) blamed Republicans for the major premiums hikes under Obamacare set to hit next year while speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday. . . . “The people they should be mad at, really, are Republican officeholders who refused to do anything other than vote to repeal the [Affordable Care Act],” he said.
  • (ANTI) Trump Protesters Enter Interstate 94 at Riverside Avenue

    11/10/2016 6:04:50 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies ^ | 11/1/16 | Nate Leding
    Protesters of president-elect Donald Trump entered Interstate 94 near Riverside Avenue in Minneapolis around 7:45 p.m. Thursday. The Socialist Alternative Minnesota organized a rally earlier in the evening at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis Thursday evening.
  • Man alleges assault by Trump protesters in St. Paul

    11/10/2016 4:22:00 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 11/10/16 | Tad Vezner
    Police are investigating a report of a man being assaulted by a group of people protesting President-elect Donald Trump in St. Paul on Wednesday night. Police were called to Regions Hospital about 10:30 p.m. after a man checked in with facial injuries. The 42-year-old man told police he had just gotten off the Green Line light rail’s Dale Street stop and was walking on the University Avenue sidewalk near Marion Avenue when he was approached by four people, whom he estimated to be in their late teens. The man said the four accused him of voting for Trump, and the...

    11/10/2016 5:56:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 9, 2016 | Scott Johnson
    From deep inside the sprawling asylum at the University of Minnesota we have received a copy of today’s correspondence to the “campus community” from the Office for Equity and Diversity: Office for Equity and Diversity Dear Twin Cities campus community, Like many of you, I am processing the divisiveness that has characterized the prolonged election season, and am working to understand how it will impact our communities, our university, our nation and our world.
  • Exclusive–Michele Bachmann: Minnesota is in Play

    11/08/2016 5:33:46 AM PST · by detective · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Michele Bachmann, a four-term Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 GOP candidate for president, tells Breitbart News her home state is within Donald Trump’s reach. “I was at the rally yesterday, and I spoke,” Bachmann said. She retired in 2015.
  • Trump to make first public Minnesota visit today; Pence in Duluth on Monday

    11/06/2016 10:19:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | November 6, 2016 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has said in recent days that Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday afternoon. “We’re going up to Minnesota which, traditionally has not been Republican at all,” Trump said at a rally in Florida. “And we’re doing phenomenally. We just saw a poll.” The Trump rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, located at 2005 Cargo Road. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are required and can be requested on Trump’s website....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 November 2016

    11/06/2016 4:31:05 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 260 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 6 November 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Nov 6th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence; Clinton adviser Joel Benenson. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): John Podesta, Clinton campaign chairman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. THIS WEEK (ABC): Podesta; Priebus.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kellyanne Conway, Trump campaign manager; Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
  • 5 Rallies Today! Sioux City, IA-Minneaepolis, MN- Sterling Heights, MI-Moon Twp, PA-Leesburg, VA.

    11/06/2016 1:43:51 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,520 replies
    Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Sioux City, IA at the Sioux City Convention Center at 12:00 PM CT. Sioux City Convention Center trump Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar at 2:00 PM CT. Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Sterling Heights, MI at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. Live coverage at 6:00 PM ET. Freedom Hill Amphitheater...
  • 250,000 Minnesotans Have Already Voted. Here’s What We Know

    11/06/2016 12:01:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | November 3, 2016 | RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
    More than a quarter of a million people have already voted in Minnesota and the record-breaking numbers are expected to surge as Election Day approaches. “We are on track to have about 50,000 people voting prior to Election Day in Ramsey County,” said Joe Mansky, the county’s election manager. If that comes to pass, more than 15 percent of Ramsey County residents will be all done with voting before Nov. 8. RELATED ARTICLES Trump to make first public Minnesota visit Sunday; Pence in Duluth on Monday In Twin Cities, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson rallies third-party supporters Will Trump or Clinton...
  • Donald Trump to make first public Minnesota visit Sunday

    11/05/2016 9:21:07 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 148 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer ^ | Nov 5 2016 | Rachel AE. Stassen-Berger, David Montgomery
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has indicated in recent days that he thinks Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday. “We’re going to Minnesota,” Trump said at a rally in Florida, according to reporters who were there. Trump’s Minnesota campaign confirmed the visit. Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said the rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, according to initial information from the Trump campaign.
  • 6 ways Trump could win 270 electoral votes

    11/03/2016 11:20:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump's path to 270 electoral votes remains precarious -- but with some breaks, he can get there. Trump's campaign has made clear exactly what its targets are. It is spending $25 million on TV ads in the final week of the campaign in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia, Nevada and New Hampshire. Those ad buys are based on the assumption that Trump doesn't need extra help to keep Arizona, Georgia, Utah, Texas or any other traditionally red state in the Republican column. Can Teleprompter Trump stay disciplined? Trump...
  • Top 10 States Most Likely To Get Donald Trump into the White House

    11/03/2016 8:22:30 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 36 replies ^ | 3 Nov 2016 | John Pudner
    Donald Trump is just one state short of the presidency, according to the 6 pm Thursday evening projection by Nate Silver, the left’s favorite polling prognosticator. So Breitbart News is providing a guide to the 10 states most likely to give Trump his 270th Electoral Vote, and the keys to the Oval Office. 1.New Hampshire – While Silver says Clinton is the slight favorite in this state, Trump leads or is tied in all three polls released in the first three days of November, including the Boston Globe, ARG and WBUR. 2.Colorado – The Denver Post is the only poll...
  • Minnesota students pick Trump in first statewide mock election

    11/01/2016 12:39:07 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 52 replies
    Minnesota high schoolers have spoken, and they’re choosing Donald Trump. Trump clinched a narrow win over Hillary Clinton in the first round of results in the inaugural statewide mock election for high school students, run by Secretary of State Steve Simon’s office. About 77,000 students from 213 high schools filled out ballots for U.S. President.
  • THIS IS HUGE: TRUMP UP BY 12 in MN Working Class District! And Dems Going Independent

    10/27/2016 6:32:57 PM PDT · by GilGil · 47 replies
    American via Gateway Pundit ^ | October 26, 2016 5:17 pm | Jim Hoft
    The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Donald Trump is up 12 points! And more: Trump is winning among women. And the Democrat Party is losing members. They’re becoming Independents.
  • Signs of Monster Voters Appear in Minnesota CD8 – Trump Beating Clinton by 12 Points…

    10/27/2016 6:10:40 AM PDT · by GilGil · 49 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/27/2016 | Sundance
    Yesterday’s significant example was in Butler County Ohio where requests for republican ballots have increased by a whopping 40% over 2012. Today, another VERY significant indication surfaces -albeit quietly- Minnesota’s deep blue CD-8. Trump thumbs upMINNESOTA – The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Trump is beating Hillary by 12 points:...
  • After Authorities Did Not Charge Her Rapist, U Student Fought Back

    10/26/2016 4:02:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2016 | Brandon Stahl
    Abby Honold did everything a rape victim was supposed to do. At first, that wasn't enough.The bite marks and bruises were still fresh on Abby Honold’s body when she learned that the man who’d raped her had been released from jail. Panicked, she called the investigator on the case. When he told her that charges wouldn’t be filed, she considered going home and killing herself — afraid her attacker would do it first. The 19-year-old University of Minnesota junior did everything a rape victim was supposed to do. After she escaped, she immediately called 911. She went to a hospital...
  • Working Class District in Minnesota Trump Up by 12 and Dems are Going Independent

    10/26/2016 2:19:31 PM PDT · by MMaschin · 61 replies
    American Lookout ^ | 10-26-2016 | Tom Franklin
    The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Trump is up 12 points! And more: Trump is winning among women. And the Democrat Party is losing members. They’re becoming Independents. What The Data Says did this analysis of the Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota: – Trump is beating Hillary by 12 points:...
  • Daudt Says He’s Prepared To Call For Dayton’s Resignation Over MNsure

    10/26/2016 1:36:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    ST. PAUL. Minn. (WCCO) – Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt said Wednesday that he’s prepared to call for Gov. Mark Dayton’s resignation for dereliction of duty over skyrocketing health care premiums. The GOP leader made the remarks following a news conference in which the governor again urged lawmakers to come to him with possible solutions ahead of the MNsure open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1.
  • Police brutality protest briefly blocks Edina intersection

    10/22/2016 4:03:24 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 10/22/16 | Liz Sawyer
    About 100 people rallied and marched in Edina on Saturday to protest police brutality, blocking the busy intersection at 50th and France for about 40 minutes. The gathering, organized around the theme of "I Am a Man," was held to address the issues of racial profiling and police violence against black men, including fatal police shootings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile. Its initial inspiration was last week's encounter between a black pedestrian and a plainclothes Edina police officer, part of which was caught on camera. Black men were invited to stand together on the steps of City Hall, where...
  • Police Chief: Officers Did Not Violate MPD Policies in Jamar Clark Shooting

    10/21/2016 5:57:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 10/21/16 | Brett Hoffland
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau says the two officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark in November 2015 did not violate Minneapolis Police Department policies and says she supports their actions.   The statement came as Harteau gave an update on the internal affairs investigation into the actions of Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze on Friday afternoon. “The officers will not be criminally charged, and we concluded there were no violations of MPD policy,” Harteau said. Harteau said the use of force review is "extensive" and outlined the many steps investigators took before they came to the...
  • CAIR-MN Calls For School To Drop Event For ‘Anti-Muslim’ Speaker

    10/18/2016 1:31:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies ^ | 10/18/16 | WCCO Staff
    A Muslim advocacy group is calling for a northern Minnesota high school to cancel an event with a speaker whom they describe as an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) says that John Guandolo should no longer be invited to speak at Bagley High School because his message is one that shouldn’t be highlighted on a taxpayer-funded platform. The perception that the high school may be endorsing Guandolo’s anti-Muslim bigotry could lead to a hostile learning environment for Muslim and other minority students,” said Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR-MN, in a...
  • Dayton: Health Law 'No Longer Affordable'

    10/12/2016 12:21:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 10/12/16 | AP
    Minnesota's Democratic governor said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act is "no longer affordable," a stinging critique from a state leader who strongly embraced the law just a few years ago. Gov. Mark Dayton made the comments while addressing questions about Minnesota's fragile health insurance market, where individual plans are facing double-digit increases after all insurers threatened to exit the market entirely in 2017. They follow cost concerns and criticism nationwide, including President Bill Clinton saying last week that the law was "the craziest thing in the world" before he backtracked.
  • UnitedHealth sued over prescription drug co-pay costs

    10/05/2016 5:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎
    UnitedHealth Group has been sued by three customers who accused the largest U.S. health insurer of charging co-payments for prescription drugs that were higher than their actual cost and pocketing the difference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota by three UnitedHealth customers, seeks to represent a nationwide class that it says could include "tens of thousands" of people insured by UnitedHealth. The lawsuit said Minnesota-based UnitedHealth and affiliated companies charged customers co-payments for drugs that were significantly higher than prices it negotiated with pharmacies for those drugs. For example, the lawsuit claims, one class member paid a...
  • UPI/CVoter state polls: Donald Trump gains support in all but 5 states

    10/03/2016 11:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 3, 2016 | Stephen Feller
    The projected Electoral College vote count hasn't changed from last week's polls, but Donald Trump is narrowing the margin with Hillary Clinton in several states. WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Donald Trump gained support in nearly every state in the past week, expanding leads in some and gaining on Hillary Clinton in several other key swing states, a state tracking poll released by UPI/CVoter on Monday indicates. Trump gained support in 45 of the 50 states, as well as in Washington, D.C., with the biggest shifts coming in Idaho, Mississippi and Minnesota, in Monday's release, which includes polling data gathered...
  • Reality Trumped Perception for Jihadist at Crossroads Mall Gun Free Zone

    10/03/2016 5:24:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While the NO HANDGUNS sign is cut off in this photograph, it clearly shows that the Crossroads Center, where the Islamic mass stabbing terror attack took place, was and is posted as a Gun Free Zone.In Minnesota, the sign has no legal weight.  Minnesota law prevents malls from banning guns from the common areas, but malls are not prevented from asking that visitors not carry guns.  The sign reads “please while shopping”.  That makes it a request, not a command.The difference can easily be lost on a someone who is not well schooled in the niceties of the law. ...
  • Minnesota regulator: Insurance market in dire situation

    10/02/2016 8:35:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 30, 2016 3:24 PM EDT | Kyle Potter
    Minnesota’s individual health care market is in “an emergency situation,” the state’s top industry regulator said Friday, noting that it took the approval of massive rate increases to persuade all its remaining insurance companies not to pull out for next year. After a major insurer’s exit from the market earlier this year, the state scrambled to convince the seven remaining companies to continue offering plans to those residents who aren’t covered by an employer or through a public program, Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said. The state agreed to rate increases that range from an average of 50 percent...
  • Near ‘Collapse,’ Minnesota to Raise Obamacare Rates by Half

    10/02/2016 7:35:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
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