Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) apologized online for saying “Israel has hypnotized the world” to commit “evil,” adding she did not realize her sentiments would be offensive to Jews.
“In all sincerity, it was after my CNN interview that I heard from Jewish orgs. that my use of the word ‘Hypnotize’ and the ugly sentiment it holds was offensive,” the Democratic Congresswoman tweeted early Tuesday morning, agreeing with New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss, who had speculated earlier that “perhaps Ms. Omar is sincerely befuddled and not simply deflecting” with her comments about Israel.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump is set to hold yet another campaign rally, this time in Rochester, Minnesota.
It is the third rally in a week and comes amid continuing controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the upcoming Senate vote.
Trump is in Minnesota in support of GOP candidate Jim Hagedorn‘s campaign for House of Representatives in what will likely once again be a freewheeling speech.
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Beloved patriot and former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter is considering running for the Senate in Minnesota to fill Al Franken‘s seat.
Painter announced on Twitter that he had formed his exploratory committee and already has a website set up for donations.
Even though Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has already announced that he will resign from the Senate amid numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, set the date for his departure, and the Governor of Minnesota has selected his replacement, a lot of folks in Minnesota would like for Franken to reconsider his decision.
According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, 50 percent of Minnesota voters think Franken should not tender his resignation. This is compared to 42 percent who believe he should go through with his plan to leave the Senate on January 2.
One thing that may be driving this opinion in the state is that Franken is fairly popular with voters. PPP found his job approval rating at 53 percent. And despite the allegations that he’s groped multiple women, female voters are the ones pushing his popularity as 57 percent approve of the job he’s doing compared to Continue reading "Half of Minnesota Voters Feel Al Franken Should Not Resign From Senate"
When Sen. Al Frankenannounced he was going to resign from his position, after numerous reports of sexual misconduct, he didn’t give an exact timetable. He simply said he would be leaving his post “in the coming weeks.”
When it was revealed that Franken would be replaced, on an interim basis, by Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, people began to wonder when the transition would officially occur.
Now we know.
BREAKING: Al Franken will resign effective January 2.
Just days after radio host LeeAnn Tweeden came forward with her claims that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) forced himself on her for a kiss and groped her, a new accuser has emerged — and she too says the Minnesota Senator groped her.
According to CNN, Lindsay Menz reached out to the network after Tweeden went public last Thursday. Menz claims that — in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair — Franken got too close while posing for a photo with her.
She told CNN that Franken, “pulled me in really close, like awkward close, and as my husband took the picture, he put his hand full-fledged on my rear. It was wrapped tightly around my butt cheek.”
Menz said she promptly told her husband, “He totally grabbed my butt.”
Franken, in a statement, told CNN that he didn’t recall the incident.
“I take thousands of photos at Continue reading "New Accuser Claims Franken Groped Her During a Photo-Op: ‘He Totally Grabbed My Butt’"
St. Olaf College’s president, David R. Anderson, revealed in an e-mail to his student body on Wednesday that a purported racist note threatening an undergraduate on the Minnesota campus was “fabricated.”
The note, which was allegedly found by an African American student on a car on April 29, 2017, led to a “campus rally that night and the canceling of classes two days later as Anderson received demands from students wanting administrators to address…institutional racism,” according to a Thursday report from the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
“I am so glad you are leaving soon. One less [N-word] this school has to deal with. You have spoken up too much. You will change nothing. Shut up or I will shut you up,” the “fabricated” note, as Anderson labeled it, said.
The college president disclosed that “this was not a genuine threat,” and that the student was motivated by a Continue reading "Another Fake ‘Hate Crime’: ‘Fabricated’ Note Sparked Protests At Minnesota College"
Linwood “Woody” Kaine, the younger son of Hillary Clinton‘s running mate, Tim Kaine, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of participating in a counter-protest that disrupted a pro-Donald Trump rally inside the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul. The anti-Trump protesters tossed a smoke bomb that hit a woman, set off fireworks, and sprayed the Trump backers with a chemical that caused coughing.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press was among the first to report on Linwood Kaine’s arrest. The newspaper’s Tuesday evening article disclosed that the son of the Virginia Democratic senator was “seen with four people who lit fireworks inside the Capitol… Police are investigating whether Kaine was one of the people who was lighting the devices.”
Cops. Sometimes they manage to come up with fun and interesting ways to encourage people to stay safe and follow the law.
A police department in Minnesota took a whack at it on Twitter tonight, by threatening a horrific punishment to anyone who drives drunk after the Super Bowl.
Like many viewers, the Wyoming, MN police department have apparently been less than impressed by the commercials this year the first half of the game — specifically, they didn’t seem to care for a T-Mobile commercial that featured pop sensation Justin Bieber.
Still, they found a way to put the commercial to good use, even though it may or may not be a violation of our most basic human rights.
If you drive drunk tonight we’re going to subject you to that Justin Bieber @TMobile Super Bowl Commercial the entire way to jail. #SB51
Minnesota has 10 electoral votes, and has not voted for a Republican since 1972
As of Monday, the RealClearPolitics average of the most recent Minnesota polls showed Clinton ahead with a 6.4-point lead in a two-way race, and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight gave Clinton an 83.9% percent chance of winning the state.
The polls close at 8 p.m. local time (9 p.m. eastern). We will update with the reported results as soon as they come in.
Here’s how Minnesota voted in the last four presidential elections:
2012: Democrat (56.3%)
2008: Democrat (57.7%)
2004: Democrat (53.6%)
2000: Democrat (49.1%)
Find out who’s winning in other battleground states: Florida, Ohio, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Maine, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Nevada, Georgia, and Colorado.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to the podium once more Monday morning for a press conference on the nonlethal but serious terrorist attacks that took place over the weekend, and while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has relied on tough talk, Secretary Clinton took the opportunity to remind reporters of the actual experience she has in carrying out operations against terrorists.
After once again making the point that others have reported terrorists rooting for a Trump victory, Secretary Clinton delivered a reminder that could be summed up into a campaign bumper sticker with the phrase “I know how to do this”:
The man who stabbed 9 people in a Minnesota shopping center on Saturday night has been identified as a 22 year-old student named Dahir Adan.
Ahmed Adan identified his son as the man who walked into the Crossroads Center Mall, dressed as a private security guard, and proceeded to attack 9 people with a kitchen knife. Dahir Adan was said to have shouted out references to Allah during the attack, and asked at least one of his victims if he was a Muslim before stabbing them.
Adan was eventually shot dead by an off-duty police officer, and none of his victims suffered life-threatening wounds.
This is the 22 yr old, Dahir Adan, police say stabbed 9 people at a Minnesota mall. He was a private security guard pic.twitter.com/JYSfMHgeBU
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson appeared on CNN on Sunday, where he had a conversation about the threeviolentevents that took place over the weekend. Unfortunately, the former New Mexico governor slipped up when he seriously undercounted the amount of people who were harmed.
Johnson is still coming off of his “what is Aleppo” gaffe from a few weeks ago, and Stelter asked for his thoughts about the attacks.
“[I’m] just grateful that nobody got hurt,” said Johnson. “Secondly, law enforcement is on the scene, responders are on the scene. If there’s anything I learned having been governor of New Mexico for eight years is that these people really do care, they are really qualified.”
Gary Johnson makes his 2nd TV stumble in recent days, saying nobody got hurt in NYC explosion. PO-59SU. pic.twitter.com/4WXHB46UU8
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a statement on Sunday night detailing her full reaction to violent acts that took place over the weekend.
Americans continue to absorb the fallout from three events on Saturday: an explosion in Manhattan, the botched pipe-bombing of a New Jersey charity run, and a stabbing spree inside a Minnesota mall. In response to these occurrences, Secretary Clinton praised the response of America’s emergency services, and laid out her plan to deal with terrorists like ISIS, the apparent perpetrator of at least one of these attacks:
Eight people were stabbed in a mall in Minnesota last night before police officers took down the attacker.
According to CNN, the man was wearing a uniform from a private security company when he carried out the attack at the Crossroads mall but, according to St. Cloud police, none of the injuries are life-threatening.
Police chief William Anderson said that multiple witnesses recounted how the attacker asked at least one of the victims before attacking and made a reference to Allah.
During the police briefing last night, Anderson explained that authorities were able to take the attacker down:
The suspect was killed inside the mall, said Sgt. Jason Burke. He confirmed several people were taken to a hospital for treatment. At the briefing later, Anderson said eight people had been taken to the hospital, and all but one had been released.