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  • Best Places to Make a Living: MoneyRates.com Ranks the Top States

    06/25/2017 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Money Rates.com ^ | May 23,2017 | by Richard Barrington
    All of these financial factors are especially important if you are thinking of moving to another state, or finding a way to jump-start your career. Are things likely to be tougher or easier if you relocate? To help you look before you leap, MoneyRates.com has assembled a list of the best and worst states to make a living. This list is based on the following factors: Cost of Living Workplace safety State tax burdens Median wages Unemployment rates Based on a combination of the above five factors, these are the best and worst states to make a living in 2017:...
  • There Is No Justice In America For Black People Killed By Cops

    06/18/2017 8:54:29 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 122 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/16/2017 | Julia Craven
    I have to write about Philando Castile, the 32-year-old black man who was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer last July. I have to compose myself, sit at this laptop and write something profound about another black life taken by a police officer, another officer found not guilty for killing a black person.
  • Police officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty

    06/16/2017 1:50:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/16/17 | John Bowden
    A Minnesota police officer who was charged with manslaughter after he shot a black motorist five times during a traffic stop last year was found not guilty by a jury on Friday, according to multiple reports. Defense attorneys said Jeronimo Yanez, the 29-year-old Latino police officer, was scared for his life when he shot Philando Castile, 32, seconds after Castile informed the officer he was armed. Prosecutors insisted Yanez never saw the gun and had plenty of options other than shooting Castile, who was an elementary school cafeteria worker. The officer was also acquitted of two counts of firing a...
  • Severe storm pounds northern US with hail, powerful winds

    06/12/2017 10:46:38 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | June 12, 2017 | Courtney Barrow
    Hail reached up to 2 inches in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to reports. Wind gusts reached as high as 80 mph.
  • Rep. Ellison Statement on Former FBI Director Comey’s Senate Testimony

    06/10/2017 12:19:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) ^ | Jun 8, 2017 | Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
    Press Release Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee: “Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony today revealed several things: First, that President Trump demanded Comey’s loyalty and tried to get him to beg for his job. Second, that President Trump asked Comey to end the investigation into Michael Flynn in order to cover up his campaign’s collusion with Russia. And third, that the President, his campaign, and the Administration repeatedly lied to the American people.    “This is obstruction of justice.    “Republicans must now stop tying...
  • Attorney Criticizes Handling of Weapons Arsenal Arrest Case

    06/09/2017 6:02:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/9/17 | Matt Belanger
    An attorney representing the citizen who tipped off Minneapolis police to two men with an SUV containing  a cache of weapons and bomb making materials, according to police, is now criticizing local leaders for how the case is being handled. "They had guns, they had ammo, they had a grenade," attorney Joe Tamburino said. "Where is the mayor? Where are the county commissioners? We need to be talking about this. This was a dangerous situation." KSTP previously spoke with the man who called police to the scene. He asked his identity not be revealed. He said he walked by a...
  • Pamela Geller: Idaho Muslim Migrants who Raped 5-Year-Old Plead Guilty, Get no Jail Time

    06/08/2017 1:57:40 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 95 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 7th 2017 | Pamela Geller
    The travesty of justice in Idaho is now complete. In the summer of 2016, a 5-year-old girl was orally and anally raped and urinated upon by three Muslim migrant boys in Twin Falls, Idaho. Since then, instead of getting justice, the victim’s family has been abused by law enforcement and governing authorities as if they were the criminals – because what happened to their little girl contradicts the politically correct narrative about Muslim migrants. On Tuesday, the perpetrators were sentenced, and the final injustice was done to this poor girl. The injustice began in the proceedings at the Snake River...
  • Franken: I’ll Still Appear With Griffin,

    05/31/2017 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/17 | Ian Hanchett
    Picture Was ‘Horrible Mistake’ – Apology Was ‘The Right Thing’ On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senator Al Franken (D-MN) stated that he would still appear with comedian Kathy Griffin, and denounced the picture depicting her holding up President Trump’s severed head as something that “had no business” being in the public discourse and a “horrible mistake.” Franken said that Griffin deserved to be denounced for the picture, and that he thought she went too far. He added, “Kathy is a friend, and she’s a terrific comedian, but what — this had no business being in our public discourse....
  • Al Franken May Have Won His Senate Seat Through Voter Fraud (FLASHBACK)

    05/31/2017 12:11:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | July 20, 2010 | Peter Roff
    It looks increasingly likely that at least one member of the United States Senate may owe his seat in the world’s greatest deliberative body not to his charisma or the persuasiveness of his message but to voter fraud. As the Wall Street Journal's John Fund reports, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken’s narrow, 312-vote victory in 2008 over incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman may have come as the result of people being allowed to vote who, under existing law, shouldn’t have been.
  • Al Franken Reveals Private Discussions with Kathy Griffin

    05/31/2017 12:02:17 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 31, 2017 | Jon Levine
    Senator Al Franken’s book tour took an unfortunate turn after his friend Kathy Griffin decided to torpedo her own career yesterday. As Franken made the rounds, the decision of Griffin to pose with a bloodied and decapitated mock up of Donald Trump’s head kept cropping up. “Have we reached a point of political debate that is so corrosive, so toxic, people have lost their moorings as to what is appropriate?” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked him.
  • Right-leaning group asks Supreme Court to review apparel restrictions at voting places

    05/31/2017 8:40:11 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2017, 11:15 AM | Ryan Lovelace
    The right-leaning Pacific Legal Foundation is asking the Supreme Court to review a Minnesota law that prevents people from wearing shirts, hats and other clothing that makes political statements at polling places, a law the group says violates the First Amendment. "Minnesota has gone far beyond legitimate regulation and is now attempting to stifle the speech of voters of all ideological beliefs," said Wen Fa, a Pacific Legal Foundation attorney, in a statement. "Instead of merely telling people they can't wear campaign paraphernalia when they vote, the state's sweeping restrictions can be used against any kind of apparel that reflects...
  • Franken Pushed To Cancel Event With Griffin After Beheaded Trump Pic

    05/30/2017 6:12:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    WCCO ^ | 5/30/17
    The chair of the Minnesota Republican Party is asking Sen. Al Franken to cancel a promotional event for his book after a comedian slated to be part of the event appeared in a photograph with a simulacrum of President Donald Trump’s severed head.Kathy Griffin posed for the photo as part of a shoot with L.A.-based photographer Tyler Shields, according to TMZ.
  • Tim Kaine’s Antifa Son- Woody Kaine – Charged with Mob Violence Against TRUMP Supporters

    05/27/2017 7:01:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    Linwood Kaine, youngest son of vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, was arrested at the Minnesota State Capitol in March after disrupting a pro-Trump rally. The Antifa mob was hurling punches and spraying Trump supporters with pepper spray. Booking photo of Linwood Kaine. (Ramsey County sheriff’s office)
  • Tim Kaine's son charged for Trump rally incident in March

    05/26/2017 7:03:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/26/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Linwood Kaine, the youngest son of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., was charged in St. Paul, Minn., Friday for crimes police say he committed two and a half months ago at a Trump rally.The 24-year-old man was charged with concealing identity in a public space, fleeing on foot and obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer. The obstruction charge alone is a gross misdemeanor and carries up to a year in prison and $3,000 fine.Kaine and five others were originally arrested March 4 on suspicion of second-degree riot following a "March 4 Trump" rally at the Minnesota State...
  • Growing Concern Over Brothers Arrested With Guns, Bomb-Making Materials

    05/26/2017 3:16:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    CBS News Minnesota ^ | May 24, 2107 | Esme Murphy
    Abdullah Alrifahe and Majid Alrifahe MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are growing concerns about the arrest of two brothers with ties to the Middle East who authorities say had an arsenal with bomb-making materials, guns and ammunition in their car. Twenty-seven-year-old Abdullah Alrifahe and 26-year-old Majid Alrifahe were arrested on May 11 in north Minneapolis.Abdullah is being held in the Hennepin County Jail. His brother, Majid, has been released and is facing minor charges. WCCO-TV has confirmed that both Homeland Security and the FBI are involved in the investigation, which started outside a federally-subsidized senior housing project. A good Samaritan confronted...
  • Ex-Congressman Defends Republican Gianforte, Liberal CNN Panel ERUPTS! (VIDEO)

    05/26/2017 8:18:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 26th, 2017
    Former senior adviser to the Trump campaign and Congressman Jack Kingston went on CNN as GOP candidate Greg Gianforte slammed down another victory for Republicans in the Montana special election. Bernie-supporting Democrat Rob Quist didn’t have a fighting chance in this race. The far left CNN panel, led by Don Lemon, erupted after Kingston defended Greg Gianforte after he body slammed far left reporter Ben Jacobs. It’s been another rough – and painful – week for the liberal media.
  • After Manchester, growing concerns in Minneapolis

    05/26/2017 8:31:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 26,2017 | Scott Johnson
    The massacre in Manchester this week seems to have prompted attention to the arrest of brothers Abdullah and Majid Alrifahe in north Minneapolis on May 11. Inside the parked car they were sitting in was a stash of guns, ammo, drone parts and an inert hand grenade. The arrest report provides an inventory of the stash officers found in “a cursory search” of the vehicle: “a loaded AK 47-type assault rifle, another rifle, several assault rifle magazines and large quantities of different ammunition (including shotgun shells), discharged shell casings and BB ammunition. Also found were several cell phones, computers and...
  • Minneapolis Police Uncover Bomb-Making Materials, Weapons in SUV

    05/20/2017 1:23:47 PM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    5 ABC Eyewitness News (Minneapolis, MN) ^ | May 19, 2017 | Matt Belanger
    It all started with a complaint over littering – and ended with two men arrested and the discovery of an arsenal of guns and bomb-making devices by Minneapolis police. Now, local authorities have flagged the arrests for review by the Department of Homeland Security. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS spoke with the man who called police to the scene. He asked us not to use his name because he doesn't want any more attention than what he's already received. He said he walked by a parked SUV near the intersection of North 44th Avenue and Humboldt Avenue North the evening of May...
  • Actor Scott Baio sets social media ablaze over Brainerd yearbook's anti-Trump entry

    05/19/2017 3:59:28 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 40 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | May 19, 2017 | John Reinan
    Brainerd High School is at the center of a social media storm set off by actor Scott Baio, the former “Happy Days” star and supporter of GOP President Donald Trump. Baio tweeted and posted on Facebook a page from the school’s yearbook that was filled with criticism of Trump by students. What set him off was one comment by a student that read, “I would like to behead him. I do not like him.” Baio tweeted the yearbook page on Friday morning, copying the president’s personal Twitter account as well as those of the FBI, presidential spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway and...
  • Rep. Ellison Statement on Trump Administration’s Attack on Net Neutrality

    05/19/2017 2:51:49 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Congressman Keith Ellison ^ | May 19, 2017 | Congressman Keith Ellison
    Press Release Today, the FCC voted to begin rolling back Title II protections for net neutrality – a boon for multi-billion-dollar internet service corporations, and a huge step back for working Americans. I remain a strong supporter of a free and open internet, and deeply disturbed that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is working on behalf of telecom companies and at the expense of everyone else.   Title II is the legal foundation that allows net neutrality to exist. Under Title II, the Internet has remained open for competition, innovation and creativity. Contrary to what Chairman Pai and the telecommunications industry...