Minnesota DHS Drama Continues as Chief of Staff Resigns, Deputies Rescind Resignations

  The drama at Minnesota’s largest state agency continues. As The Minnesota Sun reported Tuesday, Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey abruptly announced his resignation after just six months on the job. The Pioneer Press then reported Tuesday afternoon that Lourey’s chief of staff, Stacie Weeks, would also be…

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Ilhan Omar Cosponsors Legislation to Ban Federal Agencies from Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’

  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) recently signed on as a co-sponsor to a bill that would prohibit federal agencies from using the term “alien” to refer to illegal immigrants. The bill, H.R. 3776, was introduced by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and would prevent “executive agencies from using the derogatory term…

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Ilhan Omar Has Nine Percent Approval Rating Among Swing-State Voters

  An internal poll reportedly “making the rounds of some of the most influential Democrats in America” shows that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) has a nine percent approval rating among swing-state voters. The poll was obtained exclusively by Axios, which reports that the poll was conducted in May by Democratic…

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Ilhan Omar Declines to Respond to Trump’s Claim That She Supports Al-Qaeda

  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) declined to respond to President Donald Trump’s claim that she once praised al-Qaeda. During a Monday press conference, Trump continued his attack on the so-called “squad,” comprised of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and Omar. “Politicians can’t be afraid to…

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Commissioner Tony Lourey Abruptly Resigns from ‘Dumpster Fire’ at Minnesota DHS

  Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey abruptly resigned Monday, making him the third top DHS official to step down in just a few short days. “I believe a new leader is necessary to best execute your vision for human services and continue the critical work of improving…

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Investigation Into Minnesota Inspector General Carolyn Ham Hasn’t Even Started Yet

  Minnesota Department of Human Services Inspector General Carolyn Ham was placed on “investigative leave” in March, but reporters learned Friday that the investigation into Ham’s conduct hasn’t even started yet. Ham, however, continues to be paid while she’s on leave and has earned $42,000 since her leave first began,…

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Trump Says Ilhan Omar ‘Shouldn’t Even Be in Office’

  President Donald Trump weighed in on the ongoing feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) and the so-called “squad,” a far-left faction of the Democratic Party that includes among its members Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05). The Minnesota Sun published an in-depth synopsis Friday of the growing schism among House…

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Minnesota Lawmakers Threaten to Cut Program After Learning Taxpayers Covered Jimmy Fallon’s Bill

  Some Minnesota lawmakers are threatening to cut a taxpayer-funded rebate program designed to create new film production jobs in the state after learning that Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” received $266,834 in refunds. Fallon and his NBC crew took the show on the road in February 2018 to shoot at…

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Omar and ‘the Squad’ Reportedly Isolated by Pelosi, Saddled With Work to Avoid Spotlight

  Tensions between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) and the freshmen progressives in her party are starting to boil over. It was clear from the beginning that “the squad,” comprised of Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), wasn’t going to make things…

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Minnesota Town Responds to St. Louis Park by Passing Resolution to Say Pledge at All Meetings

  The City Council for Orono, a town located on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, unanimously approved a resolution to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before all public meetings. During its Monday night meeting, the Orono City Council passed the “resolution to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at all Orono…

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