Ilhan Omar Only Minnesota Politician to Address Women’s March Despite Group’s Struggles With Anti-Semitism

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) was the only elected official to speak at this year’s Women’s March Minnesota, and was invited to speak despite the organization’s recent condemnation of “those who have engaged in anti-Semitic, anti-woman, and anti-LGBTQ hate speech.” The national Women’s March has been roiled by controversies surrounding anti-Semitic…

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GOP Slams Klobuchar for Backtracking on Promise to Complete Senate Term

The Minnesota Republican Party called out Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Tuesday after she indicated that she is leaning towards launching a presidential campaign. But during her 2018 Senate reelection campaign, Klobuchar promised to finish her full six-year term if reelected. “Of course I will. I think my track record shows…

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Klobuchar Gears Up For Another Confirmation Battle As Presidential Rumors Swirl

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued a statement Wednesday night after she and her Democratic colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee were apparently denied meetings with President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr. Barr is set to testify before the committee this week, but it is already shaping up…

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New University of Minnesota Pres Will Receive Annual Salary of $640,000 Plus $150,000 in Retirement Benefits

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents voted unanimously in favor of naming Joan Gabel the school’s next president Tuesday. She will be the first female president in the institution’s 167-year history, replacing departing president Eric Kaler. According to reports, the Board of Regents also unanimously approved of a $640,000…

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Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar Sits at 3 Percent In Iowa Democrat Caucus Poll After Multiple Visits to the State

A new poll released this week shows that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is the “first choice” for president among just three percent of Democrats in Iowa, the nation’s first caucus state. The Minnesota senator has made multiple visits to Iowa in the past few months, one before the midterms to…

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Keith Ellison and Fellow Minnesota Dems Vow to Fight Friday’s Obamacare Ruling

Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison and his fellow Minnesota Democrats are vowing to fight a Friday ruling from a federal judge in Texas that deemed Obamacare “unconstitutional.” “The Individual Mandate can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress’ Tax Power and is still impermissible under the Interstate Commerce…

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Senator Amy Klobuchar Lays Out Plan to Bridge ‘Urban-Rural’ Divide In Return to Iowa

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) returned to Iowa over the weekend to address members of the Iowa Farmers Union while she considers a possible run for the presidency in 2020. During her address, Klobuchar touted her experience on the Senate Agriculture Committee and its work to negotiate a new farm bill,…

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Amy Klobuchar Responds to Presidential Rumors

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) finally addressed rumors that she may seek the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election after garnering national attention during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process. Analysts have been eyeing Klobuchar as a potential candidate ever since her October grilling of Kavanaugh, whom she asked in…

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Planned Parenthood Won Big in Minnesota on Election Day

Campaign finance reports indicate that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was the third-leading beneficiary of Planned Parenthood donations during the 2018 election cycle. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Klobuchar raked in $17,650 in donations from the country’s foremost abortion provider. She trailed in donations to Sen. Clair McCaskill (D-MO),…

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Smith Snubs Housley After Senate Victory

Newly-elected Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) made no mention of her Republican opponent Karin Housley during her victory speech Tuesday night nor in her posts made on social media after the election. Smith, who took over for Al Franken less than a year ago after his resignation, defeated Housley 53 percent…

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