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March 19, 2019 - 5:00 am
Embattled state Department of Human Services inspector general Carolyn Ham is on leave, following a legislative auditor's report on fraud within the state's Child Care Assistance Program. Republican lawmakers have been calling for Ham to resign. Because of the Data Practices Act, the reasons for...
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March 19, 2019 - 4:34 am
Two major bills passed the Minnesota House on Monday night, one limiting the use of cellphone by vehicle operators, the other designed to end the opiod crisis in the state. The House voted 106-21 in favor of legislation making it illegal to drive while holding a cell phone. A similar bill in the...
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March 18, 2019 - 6:39 am
The return of a FOX News program host who blasted Fifth District Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is uncertain. Jeanine Pirro did not appear in her regular time slot this past weekend and is not on the network's schedule for the coming week. It was earlier this month when Pirro questioned Congresswoman...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., stands with fellow Democrats as they rally outside the Capitol ahead of passage of H.R. 1, "The For the People Act," a bill which aims to expand voting rights and strengthen ethics rules, in Washington, Friday, March 8, 2019. The House passed a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism and other bigotry on Thursday following debate over Omar's recent comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 16, 2019 - 7:40 am
Fifth District Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is reacting to the deadly terror attacks on mosques in New Zealand by calling on people to fight terrorism with love and with compassion. Omar made the remarks hours after 49 people died in the targeted attacks in Christchurch, telling reporters that she didn...
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March 14, 2019 - 2:16 pm
By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press Eds: Updates with Senate rejecting Trump border emergency. With AP Photos. AP Video. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday...
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March 12, 2019 - 7:26 am
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota is shut down in the Senate Judiciary committee, and very well may be dead for good in this legislative session The committee vote to defeat the bill was 6-3 along party lines, Democrats in favor and Republicans against. The panel...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., stands with fellow Democrats as they rally outside the Capitol ahead of passage of H.R. 1, "The For the People Act," a bill which aims to expand voting rights and strengthen ethics rules, in Washington, Friday, March 8, 2019. The House passed a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism and other bigotry on Thursday following debate over Omar's recent comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 11, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked Fox News on Monday for condemning comments made on the network by weekend host Jeanine Pirro centering on the freshman Democrat's wearing of a traditional Muslim head covering. Fox said it "strongly condemned" Pirro's Saturday night commentary and said...
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March 11, 2019 - 1:12 pm
A new poll of likely Iowa caucus participants spells trouble for Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. CNN and the Des Moines Register conducted the poll, which showed former Vice President Joe Biden with the most support at 27%. Biden hasn't officially declared his candidacy at this point. Vermont...
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March 06, 2019 - 5:11 am
With the U.S. House set to vote on an resolution Thursday condemning comments about Israel made by Fifth District Rep. Ihan Omar, the freshman Congresswoman is getting support from her home state. Nearly two-dozen elected officials in Minnesota have signed a statement of support for Omar, who...
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March 02, 2019 - 7:51 am
Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is blasting a poster that was seen in West Virginia's state house likening her to 9-11 terrorists. The poster, which had a head shot of Omar below a picture of the bombing of New York's World Trade Center in 2001, was displayed in the routunda of the building in...
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