Ellison and Omar Vote for Bernie As Early Voting Begins in Minnesota

Minnesota voters began casting their votes early Friday in the state’s first presidential primary since 1992.

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Minnesota ‘Teacher of the Year’ Kneels During Anthem, Skipped Meeting with Trump

Minnesota’s 2019 “Teacher of the Year” took a knee during the national anthem when she and her fellow honorees were being recognized at Monday night’s college football championship game.

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Gov. Walz’s Refugee Decision Allows Federal Government to Send Middle East Refugees to Minnesota That Australia Has Refused

Gov. Tim Walz’s December 13 decision to say yes to more refugees in Minnesota grants the federal government permission to resettle refugees from any country it desires into the state, including up to 720 refugees from Middle East countries that the government of Australia has refused to accept.

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Iraqi Consulate in Detroit Opened for ‘Condolences’ for Soleimani

The Iraqi Consulate General in Detroit held a memorial event for Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the leader of a designated terrorist organization who was killed last week in a U.S. airstrike.

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Omar Says She Feels ‘Stricken with PTSD’ Over Iran Tensions, Then Laughs and Jokes While Colleague Discusses Dead Soldiers

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) said she feels “ill” and “stricken with PTSD” in response to the conflict with Iran before she laughed and joked with her peers while a colleague discussed U.S. casualties in Iraq just moments later.

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DFL House Leader Threatens Minnesota County for Voting Against Refugee Resettlement

A high-ranking Minnesota lawmaker is threatening to withhold state aid from Beltrami County after it became the first county in the state to opt out of refugee resettlement.

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Visit Minnesotans ‘Shortchanged by Donald Trump’ Wednesday

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign announced Tuesday that the Democratic billionaire will make a campaign stop in Minnesota to discuss policies for people “shortchanged by Donald Trump.”

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Ilhan Omar ‘Outraged’ That Trump ‘Assassinated’ the Head of a Terrorist Organization

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) said she was “outraged” with President Donald Trump for his decision to “assassinate” Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, a designated terrorist organization.

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Tlaib Calls for Resignations of Barr and Durham Because They ‘Questioned Legitimacy of Justice Department’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) recently joined several of her Democratic colleagues in calling for the immediate resignations of U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham.

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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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Trump-District Dems Who Voted for Impeachment Take Phone Calls, Hide Behind Binders to Dodge Questions

Several Democratic lawmakers from congressional districts carried by the president in 2016 were recorded hiding behind binders and taking phone calls when asked about their votes to impeach President Donald Trump.

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Minnesota GOP Delegation Says Only Thing Bipartisan About Impeachment Is ‘Opposition To It’

Every Republican representative in the nation voted against both articles of impeachment Wednesday night, including all members of Minnesota’s Republican delegation.

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Democrat Collin Peterson on ‘Failed’ Impeachment: ‘History Will Show This to Be a Mistake’

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) tends to avoid the spotlight, but the 15-term congressman roasted the “failed impeachment inquiry” in a statement released Thursday.

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Trump Impeached: U.S. House Impeaches President for Third Time in Nation’s History

The U.S. House of Representatives officially impeached President Donald J. Trump Wednesday evening, making him just the third president in the country’s history to be impeached.

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Former Kasich Strategist Partners with George Conway to Launch Never-Trump Super PAC

An alumnus of former Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign has joined George Conway in launching a new never-Trump super PAC with the explicit purpose of “defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.”

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Collin Peterson Was Asked to Join Republican Party

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) recently revealed that Republican leadership has been pressuring him to join their ranks and defect from the Democratic Party.

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Angie Craig Will Vote in Favor of Both Articles of Impeachment

After taking the weekend to sit with the committee testimony and the House Intelligence Committee’s final report, Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN-02) announced Sunday that she will vote in favor of both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

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Angie Craig Still Undecided on Impeachment, Dean Phillips an ‘Absolutely’

Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN-02) hasn’t made a decision yet on whether she will support the articles of impeachment brought against President Donald Trump, the first-term congresswoman told reporters Wednesday.

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McCollum Says Impeachment Isn’t a ‘Political Decision,’ Not Based on ‘Partisan Affiliation’ 

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) said she will vote in favor of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, but claimed it “is not a political decision based on loyalty or partisan affiliation.”

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Conservative Leader Calls on Collin Peterson to ‘Be a Profile in Courage’ and ‘Publicly Oppose Impeachment’

A conservative leader from Tennessee is calling on Minnesota’s Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) to publicly declare “his opposition to his own party’s abuse of power” and announce he will vote against both articles of impeachment brought against President Donald Trump.

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Collin Peterson Leaning Against Voting for Articles of Impeachment: ‘Too Divisive’

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) said he’s leaning against voting for the articles of impeachment that House Democrats officially introduced Tuesday morning.

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Angie Craig Says Impeachment Inquiry Would Be ‘Easier’ to Support If It Were a ‘Democratic President’

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN-02) was faced with a number of questions about her support for the impeachment inquiry during a Saturday town hall and claimed the inquiry would be easier to support if it were against “a Democratic president.”

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Mayor Frey Says Costs from Trump Rally Increased by $12,000, Still Plans to Seek Reimbursement

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Tuesday that he still plans to seek reimbursement from President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign for the costs associated with its October campaign rally and revealed that the actual costs were $12,000 more than initially estimated.

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Rep. Dean Phillips Claims He Would Support Impeachment Inquiry Even if Trump Were a Democrat

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) spoke at length about the impeachment inquiry during a town hall Saturday night in Brooklyn Park where he said he would support the current impeachment inquiry even if it were against a Democrat.

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Omar, Tlaib Sign Letter to Trump Demanding Stephen Miller’s Immediate Termination

More than 100 members of Congress sent a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday demanding that he immediately fire senior adviser Stephen Miller, whose “affinity for white nationalism” was the subject of a recent report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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St. Paul City Council Wants to Formally Condemn Trump for Treatment of Asylum Seekers

The St. Paul City Council wants to formally condemn President Donald Trump’s administration for its treatment of asylum seekers, particularly those who are survivors of domestic violence.

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Rep. Emmer Accuses DCCC of ‘Meddling’ in Impeachment Proceedings

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06) recently accused the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) of “meddling in the official impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump.”

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Minnesota Catholic Conference Calls for Support of Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers

The Minnesota Catholic Conference, the self-described “public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota,” is asking Minnesota Catholics to thank their U.S. Senators for supporting “The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.”

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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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Questions Raised About Bernie’s History of Not Paying Security Bills After Minneapolis Rally

Questions were raised Monday morning about the public safety costs related to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) rally at the University of Minnesota Sunday night. The speculation comes after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey engaged in a Twitter spat with President Donald Trump about security fees ahead of the president’s rally in Minnesota last month.

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Rep. Tom Emmer Slams Democrats for Conducting Inquiry ‘Behind Closed Doors’ and ‘Out of View of Any American’

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06), chair of the Republican National Congressional Committee, said the House impeachment resolution “doesn’t change a thing” when it comes to the transparency of the process.

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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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Poll Shows Minnesotans Are Split On Issue of Impeachment

A new poll from The Star Tribune found that Minnesotans are split on the issue of impeaching President Donald Trump.

The poll shows that 48 percent of Minnesotans oppose impeachment while 47 percent support it. The Star Tribune notes that the difference is within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point error margin, meaning Minnesotans are deadlocked on the issue.

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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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Republican Introduces Bill to End Secrecy of Impeachment Inquiry, Says Dems Are Conducting Inquiry in ‘Capitol Basement’

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) introduced a bill Wednesday demanding that impeachment-related work be “done in an open setting and in public view.”

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DFL Cheers on Franken at Private Fundraiser After Ninth Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Disgraced former Sen. Al Franken was invited to speak at a DFL fundraiser in Hibbing Saturday less than two weeks after he was accused of sexual harassment by a ninth woman. DFL Chairman Ken Martin was in attendance and praised Franken when addressing the crowd of supporters.

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