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House Passes Resolution Sparked By Minnesota Congresswoman’s Comments

Rep. Ilhan Omar Voted For The Resolution

UPDATED 4:50 PM 3/7/19 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry. The measure stemmed from controversial comments about Israel made by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The vote was 407-23, with one member voting present. A two-thirds majority was needed to pass. Omar voted for the resolution. Some lawmakers…

President Donald Trump Aims One Of His Latest Tweets At Minnesota Congresswoman

Several elected officials in Minnesota have signed a statement of support for Omar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump tweeting that Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s newest remarks about Israel mark a `dark day’ for the Jewish state. House Democrats are preparing a rebuke of sorts. They are drafting a resolution declaring that the House opposes anti-Semitism and bigotry. Omar suggested last week that American supporters of Israel have conflicted allegiances. Republicans have demanded…

Former Candidate for Governor Is Slightly Hurt After Crashing Into Moose

Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla had just picked up his granddaughters in Jamestown

Photo: Nelson/Dryer FamilyROLLA, ND — Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla is back at work just days after hitting and killing a moose. The former Democratic candidate for governor had just picked up his granddaughters in Jamestown and was heading home on Highway 281 Friday night. He spotted a moose in a ditch near Rocklake but a moment later a second moose…

Responding To President Trump’s Call To Resign, Rep. Omar Asks “When Will You?”

The Minneapolis Democrat tweeting that Mr. Trump has "trafficked in hate" his whole life

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is firing back at President Trump after he called on her to resign over tweets seen as anti-semitic. The Minneapolis Democrat tweeting that Mr. Trump has “trafficked in hate” his whole life. She also asked when he plans to resign. In a pair of tweets over the weekend, Omar criticized the American Israel Public…

President Donald Trump Says New Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota Should Resign

Omar's Pair Of Tweets Over The Weekend criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump says freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so was “lame” and that she should resign. In a pair of tweets over the weekend, the Minnesota Democrat, who is one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, criticized the…

MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Tweet Some People Feel is Anti-Semitic

UPDATE: Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized in a tweet. Listening and learning, but standing strong ???????? pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019   WASHINGTON (FOX 9) – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing backlash from congressional colleagues for a tweet being described as anti-Semitic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a group of top Democrats calling on Omar to apologize. The…

Democrat Melissa Hortman Elected Minnesota Speaker of the House

State Representative Is From Brooklyn Park

ST. PAUL, MN — The 2019 Minnesota Legislature is in session. The House and its new Democratic majority were called to order around noon, while the Senate, where Republicans hold a two-vote majority, convened soon afterward. Democrat Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park was elected as House speaker. New Democratic Gov. Tim Walz told reporters he’s ready to cooperate with lawmakers from…

Welcome To The United States Senate, Mr. Cramer

Kevin Cramer was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence for the 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s new junior United States Senator has been sworn in. Kevin Cramer was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence for the 116th Congress. The Republican defeated Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for the seat back in November. Senator Cramer said he’s ” honored to work ” on the behalf of North Dakotans. Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and…

Warren Takes Big Step Towards Run For President

The Massachusetts Democrat says she's forming an exploratory committee for the 2020 campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. She is hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. The Massachusetts Democrat says she’s forming an exploratory committee for the 2020 campaign. She’s the most…

Retiring House Judiciary Chairman Calls Savanna’s Act “unfair to law enforcement”

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte of VirginiaWASHINGTON – A retiring Republican Virginia Congressman blocking Savanna’s Act from passing in the house says the measure is unfair to law enforcement. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte says he agrees with the intent of North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s plan to improve the federal government’s response to violence against Native American women….