Powerful Progressive Group in Minnesota Endorses Bernie Over Klobuchar

A progressive powerhouse in Minnesota politics has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president over hometown candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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Keith Ellison Asks Supreme Court to Review ‘Illogical And Chaotic’ ACA Decision

  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a coalition of 19 states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a recent decision that found the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held in a…

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Ellison Claims Suspension of Hennepin County Public Defender ‘Connected to Her Advocacy for Racial Justice’

Attorney General Keith Ellison said he suspects that the recent suspension of Mary Moriarty, the chief public defender in Hennepin County, was “connected to her advocacy for racial justice.”

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The Minnesota Sun’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

The Minnesota Sun

The dominant conservative storylines of 2019 included the ongoing reports of fraud and corruption at Minnesota’s Department of Human Services, the scandals of Rep. Ilhan Omar, violence in the Twin Cities, and the radical policy proposals passed by the DFL-controlled Minnesota House.

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Star Trib Editorial Board Calls Trump’s Refugee Executive Order ‘Nonsense,’ ‘Malicious’

The Star Tribune editorial board applauded Gov. Tim Walz for rejecting President Donald Trump’s recent executive order pertaining to refugee resettlement, calling it “nonsense” and “malicious.”

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Minnesota Mayors Signed Letter Asking for Continued Refugee Resettlement

Dozens of mayors from across the country recently issued a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to ask for continued refugee resettlement in their respective cities and townships.

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Minnesota Files Lawsuit Against JUUL for ‘Youth-Oriented Marketing’

Attorney General Keith Ellison and Gov. Tim Walz announced during a joint press conference Wednesday that Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against JUUL Labs, the vaping giant that controls an estimated 75 percent of the e-cigarette market.

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Ellison Leads Third Legal Effort to Protect Liberians from Deportation

Attorney General Keith Ellison has for the third time this year filed a legal motion to protect Liberians from President Donald Trump’s attempt to end their Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) protections.

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Minnesota DHR Targets Plasma Center for Holding ‘Archaic Stereotypes’ on Gender

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (DHR) has accused CSL Plasma of demonstrating a “pattern of discrimination” after it turned away a second donor because of the donor’s gender identity.

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Another Group Accuses Keith Ellison of Failing to Defend State Laws He Doesn’t Like

The Minnesota Voters Alliance has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought against the state by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) because Attorney General Keith Ellison and Secretary of State Steve Simon have failed to properly defend Minnesota law, the non-profit said Tuesday.

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Minnesota and Wisconsin Attorneys General File Brief in Support of Michigan’s Lawsuit Against Enbridge

The Democratic attorneys general of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California filed a brief in support of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s effort to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 oil and gas pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Ellison Joins Legal Effort Against Trump Rule That Bars Uninsured Immigrants from Entering Country

Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday that he’s joined another legal effort against the Trump administration over its Health Insurance Proclamation, which prevents illegal immigrants “who financially burden the United States healthcare system” from entering the country.

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CAIR Cites President’s Minneapolis Rally in Assault of Muslim DoorDash Driver

The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota (CAIR-MN) cited President Donald Trump’s rally in Minneapolis while discussing the recent assault of a Muslim DoorDash driver.

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Nessel, Ellison Praise Judge for Blocking Trump Admin Religious Liberty Rule

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel praised a district court for its decision to block a Trump Administration rule that would have allowed health care workers to refuse certain services on religious liberty grounds.

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Ellison Suggests Creating ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Program to Monitor Online Speech

Attorney General Keith Ellison hosted a day-long summit on hate crimes Wednesday at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul where he floated the idea of creating a countering violent extremism, or CVE, program for monitoring online speech.

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Bernie Vows to ‘Eliminate Homelessness,’ Omar Calls for End to ‘Western Imperialism’ at Minneapolis Rally

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke to a crowd of more than 10,000 fans Sunday night at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena, where Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) and Attorney General Keith Ellison warmed up the crowd.

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Keith Ellison Once Joined Klobuchar in Requesting Funds for ‘Anti-LGBT Ministry’ That Calls Homosexuality a ‘Problem’

The left-wing media went after Sen. Amy Klobuchar Thursday for an earmark she requested in 2008 for an “anti-LGBT” fundamentalist group that runs an addiction treatment program in Minnesota and across the country.

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Attorney General Ellison Says Trump ‘Makes it Necessary’ to Sue ‘Almost on a Daily Basis’

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Tuesday that while he didn’t run for office to challenge President Donald Trump, the president has made “it necessary to take him to court on a daily basis.”

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Keith Ellison Announces Forum on ‘White Nationalism in St. Cloud’ After Trump Vows More Local Control

Attorney General Keith Ellison plans to host a listening session on “white nationalism in St. Cloud” after President Donald Trump addressed the topic of refugee resettlement in the city during his recent visit to Minnesota.

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Conservatives Intervene in Lawsuit Because Ellison Has ‘Failed’ to Defend Minnesota’s Pro-Life Laws, ‘Financially Abused Taxpayers’

Three conservative groups said Monday that Attorney General Keith Ellison “has failed Minnesotans” for his lackluster defense of the state’s pro-life laws in a legal challenge brought against the state of Minnesota by pro-abortion advocates. 

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Minnesota Democrats React to Trump Rally: ‘Off the Rails,’ ‘Demeaning,’ ‘Gross’

President Donald Trump has left the building, but Minnesotans are still reacting to and recovering from Thursday night’s riotous events in downtown Minneapolis.

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Michigan, Minnesota Attorneys General Join Lawsuit to Stop Reform of Illegal Immigrant Family Units

Minnesota and Michigan’s Attorneys General are part of a group of 20 Democratic-led states suing the Trump Administration over its plan to lengthen its detention of illegal immigrant family units to ensure they are held until their cases have been handled.

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FEC Complaint Alleges Ilhan Omar Used Campaign Funds for ‘Romantic Companionship’

A national non-profit has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) for her apparent use of campaign funds for “romantic companionship.”

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Bernie Sanders at State Fair: ‘Trump Is a Racist, a Sexist, a Homophobe, a Xenophobe, and a Religious Bigot’

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) toured the Minnesota State Fair Saturday and later spoke at a grassroots fundraiser in Minneapolis alongside Attorney General Keith Ellison, who endorsed Sanders in the campaign.

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Keith Ellison Sued for Allegedly Illegal ‘Embedding’ of Bloomberg-Linked Lawyers in Attorney General’s Office

Attorney General Keith Ellison is being sued for declining to hand over documents related to his office’s hiring of a lawyer connected to Michael Bloomberg’s State Energy and Environmental Impact Center.

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Meets with British Anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn

  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison recently met in London with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s Labour Party. “Awesome day in London, especially meeting with Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn—a true grassroots organizer,” Ellison wrote on Twitter July 2 along with a picture of him posing with Corbyn. Awesome day in…

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Ellison Faces Renewed Scrutiny Over Antifa While Promoting Efforts to Tackle ‘Bias-Motivated Crimes’

  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has been working with local officials to crack down on the rise of “bias-motivated” crimes. The Star Tribune has published a number of articles highlighting the effort, and reports that Ellison’s office is in the process of creating a working group that would improve…

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Ellison Passes Over Klobuchar, Endorses Sanders for President

  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has endorsed (again) Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont for president, straying from a pack of Minnesota politicians who are supporting hometown candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar in the race. “Kamala, Julien [sic] and Pete all did very well. Elizabeth showed why she is a true…

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Far-Left Group ‘Gender Justice’ Sues Minnesota to Further Loosen Abortion Restrictions

  As the nation sees many states make laws restricting abortion, a lawsuit in Minnesota tries to do the exact opposite. Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project filed a lawsuit on behalf of abortion rights advocates in the Ramsey County District Court where the plaintiffs are targeting laws which they…

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Ellison Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Non-Binary Colorado Resident Who Had Passport Denied

  Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday that he has joined a “coalition of attorneys general” in defending the “rights of gender non-binary individuals.” According to a press release from Ellison’s office, he is joined in the amicus brief by the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Maine, Nevada, New…

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Ohio and Minnesota Join Lawsuit Against ‘Corporate Drug Cartel’

  Attorneys General from 44 different states announced their participation Monday in a lawsuit against 20 of the nation’s leading generic drug manufactures. Both Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison have joined the lawsuit, highlighting the bipartisan nature of the issue. “Ohioans who need medicine…

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Minnesota Politicians Come to Omar’s Defense After Trump Tweet

Innumerable politicians and commentators came to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN-05) defense Saturday morning after President Donald Trump tweeted out a video of her controversial remarks at a recent CAIR fundraiser. As The Minnesota Sun reported, Omar delivered the keynote address at CAIR’s March fundraiser in Los Angeles, and faced criticism…

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Ilhan Omar on Late Show With Stephen Colbert Amid Backlash Over 9/11 Comments

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night, just days after a video was released of her describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as “some people did something.” In response to the comments, the GOP renewed its calls for Omar to be removed…

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Keith Ellison Joins Another Multi-State Effort to Protect Abortion Access

Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined 20 fellow attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of a Kentucky abortion provider. EMW Women’s Surgical Center is Kentucky’s only licensed abortion facility, but in 2017 the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services informed the clinic that it had violated…

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Report: Doug Wardlow Considering Running Against Tina Smith in 2020

Doug Wardlow, the Minnesota Republican Party’s 2018 nominee for attorney general, is reportedly considering a run against Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) in 2020. The National Journal claims a “Republican source with knowledge” said Wardlow is being encouraged to run for the seat by party officials and activists. Wardlow lost his…

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Keith Ellison, Alleged Domestic Abuser, Celebrates International Women’s Day

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who has been accused of domestic abuse twice, spoke Friday at a press conference to celebrate International Women’s Day. “This International Women’s Day 2019 we celebrate the passage of the ERA in the Minnesota House. Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of…

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Minnesota’s State Attorney General Ellison and Department of Human Rights Sue Plasma Center for Denying Transgender Donor

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights and Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit Thursday against CSL Plasma for turning away a transgender donor. According to a press release, Alice James, a biological male, began donating plasma in 2011 at the company’s collection center in Duluth, but was required to…

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Tim Walz Applauds Keith Ellison for Joining a Second Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined another multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration over its revisions to the Title X family-planning grant program. In late February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced changes to the Title X program and now requires “clear financial and physical separation…

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Keith Ellison Joins Multi State Lawsuit Against Trump National Emergency Declaration

Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Monday night that he would be joining a multi-state lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. “President Trump, who has been unable to persuade Congress and the country that a wall is necessary, is forcing a constitutional crisis that harms the people of Minnesota.…

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Keith Ellison Defends Virginia Governor Ralph Northam After Blackface Photo

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison recently stated that he believes it would be best for Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) to stay in office. “If Virginia Governor Northam keeps his pledge to fight for racial reconciliation, I believe VA (and US) will be better served than if he just resigned. But…

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Ilhan Omar Asks Keith Ellison to Investigate ‘Unscientific’ Ban of Trans Woman from Powerlifting Competition

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) is asking Attorney General Keith Ellison for an investigation after one of her transgender constituents was barred from participating in a USA Powerlifting competition. In late January, the organization released a statement to explain its policy that prevented JayCee Cooper from partaking in one of its competitions.…

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St. Paul Public Safety Official Cites Mayor’s Support of Keith Ellison in Resignation Letter

St. Paul’s first ever “Community-First Public Safety Initiatives Director” recently resigned over a number of disputes with Mayor Melvin Carter, including Carter’s support of now Attorney General Keith Ellison. “You chose to support Keith Ellison while I chose to support my friend Karen Monahan. I was more ostracized after our…

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DFL Lawmakers Introduce House Bill 420 to Legalize Marijuana in Minnesota

DFL lawmakers took the first concrete steps to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota Monday by introducing companion bills in the Minnesota House and Senate. House File (HF) 420, sponsored by Rep. Mike Freiberg (D-Golden Valley), and Senate File (619), sponsored by Sen. Melissa Franzen (D-Edina), would make it legal in…

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Pro-Legalization Protesters Mock and Shout Down Minnesota Mother Who Lost Son to Impaired Driver

A Wednesday press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol kicked off what is sure to be an emotional and divisive debate over the legalization of marijuana. The press conference was called by Smart Approaches to Marijuana Minnesota, and both Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie…

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Ellison Says Attorney General’s Office Prepared to Take ‘Legal Action’ in Response to Shutdown

Gov. Tim Walz (D-MN) was joined by a large cohort of bipartisan lawmakers, top administrative officials, and local faith leaders Tuesday to discuss the impact of the partial government shutdown on Minnesota. According to Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans, the state receives roughly $1 billion in federal funding…

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