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  • 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...
  • (Muslim) Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Role In Straw Purchase Of Firearms (MN)

    03/17/2016 7:37:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 3/17/16 | WCCO.com
    A man was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison for his role in a firearms purchasing conspiracy that also involved his wife. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota says Fausi Ibrahim Mohamed, 22, was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison for conspiracy and providing false statements in the acquisition of firearms. His wife, 23-year-old Sabrina Aweys Ikar, was sentenced to three years of probation for her role in the crimes. According to court documents, Ikar purchased six firearms from a licensed Robbinsdale gun shop at the urging of her husband. In each of the five transactions,...
  • ISIS appears to be planning a massacre of Minnesota law enforcement officers

    03/16/2016 7:05:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    There is considerable alarm in Minnesota over a list of 36 law enforcement officers, including private addresses and other confidential information, that was posted on an encrypted message app used by ISIS in the past. Labor Jany of the Star-Tribune writes: An alleged ISIL "kill list" containing the personal information of dozens of Minnesota law enforcement officers is the focus of an investigation by state and federal agencies. The list, purportedly created by a group of hackers affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, includes the names, addresses and telephone numbers of officers from across Minnesota....
  • Obamacare's Tax-Time Torment

    03/16/2016 3:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    "Where is my 1095-A? This is what it must be like dealing with a government agency in a third world country." That was the lament on Twitter of just one poor citizen this week trying to get his tax records in order. Nationwide, hard-working Americans are struggling to meet the April 18 IRS filing deadline. Standing in the way: the bumbling Obamacare bureaucracy. In Minnesota, an estimated 18,000 people who were on health insurance plans last year offered through MNsure, the state Obamacare health insurance exchange, still haven't received their 1095-A form. It's the "health insurance marketplace statement" required to...
  • FBI investigating alleged ISIL 'kill list' for Minnesota law enforcement

    03/15/2016 1:12:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/15/16 | Libor Jany
    The Caliphate Cyber Army released the names online. FBI agents are investigating the release by a group of hackers affiliated with the Islamic State group of a “kill list” with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of dozens of law enforcement officers across Minnesota, a spokesman for the Bureau confirmed on Tuesday. At the same time, authorities acknowledge that they are still gauging the seriousness of the threat posed by the group, which calls itself the Caliphate Cyber Army...
  • School Choice Roundup

    03/15/2016 9:44:44 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 15, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is good news and bad from the states on school choice, as compiled by the Heartland Institute in its School Reform News. First, the bad news: • "A Minnesota family choosing to educate their child at home was threatened with legal action by local government school officials over alleged violations of the state's laws requiring compulsory attendance. In December 2015, Wayzeta Public School District (WPSD) officials notified the family of their alleged failure to file a 'mandatory' notice of intent paperwork. WPSD included in the notification a warning that it planned to file charges with local law enforcement and...
  • Joe's Crab Shack sorry for controversial picture

    03/13/2016 6:59:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 78 replies
    A Roseville restaurant is under fire for an image found on a dining table depicting a hanging. The Minneapolis NAACP says Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen were preparing to dine at Joe's Crab Shack Wednesday night when they noticed a photo embedded inside the table top. The image appears to show a large group of white people watching a public execution of at least one black person. On the bottom of the picture, it reads: "Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12th 1895." At the top, the caption reads, "All I said was that I didn't like the gumbo." Williams...
  • Walter Mondale says nature of GOP debate leaves him aghast

    03/13/2016 1:40:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | March 9, 2016 | Randy Furst
    "We may be introducing a kind of poison into the American political system that can hurt us," Mondale said. "If this sort of stuff is accepted, condoned, is seen as positive, we'll see more of it." Mondale, who supports Hillary Clinton for president, worries if Donald Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wins the Republican nomination. Trump, he said, has "stirred up a sub-caucus of Americans that like anti-immigrant talk, that like assaults against decent immigration rules. If there is an America out there that is so brash, so racist, so nativist that they like supporting Trump or so evangelically...
  • Why Trump? A look at some of his Minnesota supporters

    03/12/2016 5:46:05 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/12/16 | Maya Rao
    A public school cook from Andover is backing Republican billionaire Donald Trump after voting twice for President Obama, disillusioned after years of feeling financially stuck. Brian Billman is a Duluth area business owner who believes the president should be viewed as chief executive of a wealthy country — one with experience like Trump’s, employing thousands of people and “making things work.” Nickolas Pilotta is rooting for Trump to break up the two-party establishment, even if he has reservations about the candidate’s bombastic style. “Do I like Trump as a person? Probably not,” said the Minneapolis author and entertainer who usually...
  • The Dam Bursts for Rubio

    03/09/2016 1:18:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432553/dam-bursts-rubio
    It’s not that last night’s contests in Idaho, Hawaii, Michigan and Mississsippi doomed Marco Rubio’s campaign; it’s that the four bad performances atop Rubio’s previous disappointments — New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, and just about everywhere else not called Minnesota and Puerto Rico – have now created what feels like an insurmountable perception of defeat. Three Rubio-friendly conservative writers — Jen Rubin of the Washington Post, Dan McLaughlin of Red State, and Guy Benson of Townhall.com — contend it’s time for Rubio to quit the race and endorse Ted Cruz. Jen and Dan urge Rubio to strike the deal now...
  • Sanders To Dearborn Muslims: Israel's Existence To Blame For Mideast 'Hatred And Warfare'

    03/08/2016 8:54:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 3/8/16 | Robert Kraychik
    Indirectly invoking the left-wing and Islamic narrative of Israel’s existence as the cause of political dysfunction in the Middle East, Senator Bernie Sanders implied to supporters at a campaign rally on Monday in Dearborn, Michigan - home of one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities - that “hatred and warfare” in the Middle east region were the fault of Israel. Praising former Democrat presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton for their presumably good faith-endeavors to resolve the Israeli-Arab conflict, Sanders implied that America unjustifiably treated the various parties unequally. In other words, allegedly favorable treatment of Israel at...
  • 3 years probation for Minneapolis (Somali) man accused of threatening FBI, judge

    03/08/2016 1:26:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    KMSP.com ^ | 3/8/16 | KMSP
    A Minneapolis man accused of threatening to kill a federal judge and FBI agents accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning to avoid a trial. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Khaalid Abdulkadir posted the threats on Twitter in December after his friend was arrested on ISIS-related terrorism charges. Abdulkadir entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a lesser misdemeanor charge of impeding a federal officer or employee. He was sentenced to three years of probation and two years of electronic monitoring.
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Minnesota To Try Rehabilitating 'Refugee' Jihadis

    03/02/2016 4:24:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 2, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Yeah, this will work: A federal court in Minnesota has created a program to assess the risks posed by terrorism defendants and come up with plans to deradicalize them so they don't engage in similar activities again. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis, who has handled recent terrorism cases in Minnesota, outlined the program Wednesday and called it the first of its kind in the country. It initially will be applied to four men who have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State group, and Davis said it could be expanded to supervise other terror...
  • Marco Mondale: Rubio's Sole Win Of Minnesota Comes In Only State Ronald Reagan Lost In 1984

    03/02/2016 4:20:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) ’s dismal Super Tuesday performance has prompted comparisons likening him to failed Democratic Presidential candidate Walter Mondale, who suffered an embarrassing defeat against Ronald Reagan in 1984, when the only state he won was his home state of Minnesota.
  • Marco Rubio Finally Wins One, in Minnesota

    03/01/2016 10:35:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 125 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Tory Newmyer
    Rubio's Minnesota finish will allow his campaign, at long last, to call him a winner. The freshman Florida senator is in dire need of a spark to help him continue making the case to party leaders, donors, and anti-Trump voters that he remains the best hope to stop the billionaire businessman from romping to the nomination.