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2 hrs ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

Voting rights on the line - and people lining up to defend them

Fifty years after the Freedom Summer work to defend Voting Rights, and 49 years after the passage fo the Voting Rights Act, threats to voting are emerging across the country.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

6 hrs ago | National Journal

Ellison: NSA's Targeting of Muslim-Americans Is 'Wrong'

The first Muslim-American elected to Congress says he's requesting more information on why five men were "targeted because of their faith."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Jul 08, 2014

GPB.org

As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

A money changer sits behind piles of banknotes in Hargeisa in Somaliland, an autonomous, relatively peaceful region in northern Somalia.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Famine, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rochester, MN

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Reuters

Somali expats fear bank curbs on sending money home

Each month, 42-year-old Abdirizak Alibos shows up at a money transfer business in the heart of Minneapolis to send $500 to his three children in war-torn Somalia.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Free Republic

America: Land of the “Mostly” Free

America. Home of the brave, and land of the 'mostly' free. At least that's the takeaway from the recent Index of Economic Freedom .

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Related Topix: Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Insight News

Immigration office move abandoned

After a major push from Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Rep. Keith Ellison, the General Services Administration announced it has abandoned its original plan to move the Twin Cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office and will instead restart the process and seek an alternative site that is accessible by public transportation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, US House of Representatives, Minnesota

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Star Tribune

Damage control after a soggy June

Fairview Health Services Vice President of Public Policy Mary Edwards, left, and Paul Onufer, right, in charge of operations at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, gave Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Keith Ellison a tour Thursday of the damage at the Minneapolis hospital from a June 19 mudslide.

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Related Topix: Fairview Health Services, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, University of Minnesota

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Daily Kos

Building Bridges Radio - A Good Jobs Executive Order

U.S. Government's $1.3 Trillion Purchasing Power Could Lift 8 Million Workers Out of Poverty with Robert Hiltonsmith, Demos Policy Analyst & co-author of new Demos report Underwriting Good Jobs Eight million workers rely on low-wage jobs supported by the federal government's $1.3 trillion in annual spending according to a new report by the public ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

With the arrival of the crescent moon, a period of deep reflection begins

Khalid Mohamed, left, and Liban Adam will be involved this month in working with raising funds for people in Somalia, who don't have the means to buy food during Ramadan.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Fasting, Health, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Rasmussen College

CBS Local

Plans To Relocate U.S. Immigration Office In Twin Cities Halted

Plans to relocate the Twin Cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office have been stopped after some Minnesota lawmakers stepped in.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Lucianne.com

Dem Rep. Keith Ellison: SamuelAlito Shouldn't Be Called - Justice'

Appearing on MSNBC this afternoon, Rep. Keith Ellison tore into the Supreme Court's Monday decisions, with his particularly harsh words saved for the majority opinion's author: Justice Samuel Alito.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Free Republic

Sharia explained Part Nine: Islamists are buying the Democrat Party

This week Americans will be celebrating our nation's Independence Day. This 4th of July has a special meaning for Americans and virtually no meaning for a majority of liberal Democrats.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Insight News

Struggling schools leverage arts to improve student engagement

Perpich Center for Arts Education has chosen Bethune Elementary School in Minneapolis as one of four schools to participate in Turnaround Arts: Minnesota, a national initiative designed to narrow the achievement gap and improve student engagement through the arts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, St. James, MN, Education Etc., Red Lake, MN

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Star Tribune

Obama vows to keep listening, fighting

President Obama ended his whirlwind two-day visit to the Twin Cities on Friday by letting rip a speech extolling the virtues of his priorities and achievements, while drawing sharp contrasts with Republicans heading into the high-stakes midterm elections.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Mark Dayton

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Somali expats fear bank curbs on sending money home

Each month, 42-year-old Abdirizak Alibos shows up at a money transfer business in the heart of Minneapolis to send $500 to his three children in war-torn Somalia.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

Star Tribune

Pelosi highlights Democratic agenda during Minneapolis visit

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: Representative Rick Nolan, US Politics, Betty McCollum, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Senate, Minnesota, 2012 Presidential Election

Daily Kos

President Obama's remarks on the economy, Minneapolis, MN

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Minneapolis! How is everybody doing today? You look good. It is good to see all of you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Dayton, Minneapolis, MN, US House of Representatives, Amy Klobuchar, US Governors

The Nation

Why the Mississippi Republican Primary Winner Should Thank Freedom Summer Half a Century Later

There was a Republican primary vote in Mississippi this week, and it appears that establishment conservative Thad Cochran survived a tough runoff against his Tea Party opponent by reaching out to African-American voters.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Tea Party, Representative Mark Pocan, US House of Representatives, Democrat

KIMT

Bills would honor late Minnesota US Rep. Oberstar

The legislation would rename the Chisholm Post Office and portions of Highways 35 and 61 in Oberstar's memory.

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Related Topix: Representative Rick Nolan, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, Representative Michele Bachmann, US Senate, Republican, Amy Klobuchar, Collin Peterson

Insight News

Struggling schools leverage arts to improve student engagement

Perpich Center for Arts Education has chosen Bethune Elementary School in Minneapolis as one of four schools to participate in Turnaround Arts: Minnesota, a national initiative designed to narrow the achievement gap and improve student engagement through the arts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, St. James, MN, Education Etc., Red Lake, MN

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