DEMOCRATS

Israel Bans Minnesota’s Omar, Tlaib from Entering Country

It is in keeping with a policy of denying entry to those who advocate boycotts of Israel.

JERUSALEM – Israel’s deputy foreign minister says the government has decided to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen who support the international boycott movement from entering the country. Tzipi Hotovely told Israel Radio that “Israel has decided not to allow” Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to visit as planned. She says it is in keeping with…

Gov. Walz Pushes For Gun Control Hearings And Appoints New DHS Commissioner

Walz says he wants a special session and he supports universal background checks and so-called "red flag" protective orders

Gov. Tim Walz & Jodi HarpsteadST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says it would be “counterproductive” to call the Minnesota Legislature into special session on gun violence only to watch Senate Republicans adjourn without holding any hearings or moving forward with gun control bills. “And I spent the day out at Game Fair where our most experienced firearms owners…

Backlash Over President Trump’s Tweets About Progressive Democratic Congresswomen

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back against Trump saying quote "His plan to "make America great again" has always been about making America white again.'"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is facing new criticism after tweeting about Democratic congresswomen. The president suggesting the congresswomen should go back to their home countries before offering legislative ideas in the United States. Saying they should, quote: “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.” Many are speculating President Trump’s tweets are directed at four liberal…

GOP Aims to Copy Dem Fundraising Power with New Online Tool

Republicans hope WinRed will enable them to harness giving from their base.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republicans are launching a new online fundraising platform that they hope will rival ActBlue, the Democrats’ internet-based fundraising behemoth. Called WinRed, it’s a play by the GOP to replicate Democrats’ success raising massive amounts from grassroots supporters who typically give just a few dollars online at a time. ActBlue was instrumental in the Democratic Party’s 2018 midterm…

House Democrats Add To Walz’s Transportation Budget, Senate Republicans Vote Down Tax Increases

Democratic governor's proposals include a 20 cent gas tax increase

ST. PAUL, MN — Democrats who control the Minnesota House unveil a transportation budget expanding on Gov. Tim Walz’s spending and taxing proposals. At the same time, a Republican-controlled Senate committee votes down his transportation tax increases. The House Democratic transportation budget mostly mirror’s the Democratic governor’s proposals, including a 20 cent gas tax increase. There are some differences on license…

Carbon-Free Electricity by 2050 in Minnesota? Republicans Say Bills Will Skyrocket

Gov. Tim Walz says his clean energy proposals would put Minnesota at the forefront of addressing climate change

ST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz has set an ambitious goal for Minnesota to get 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050. Walz says his clean energy proposals would put Minnesota at the forefront of addressing climate change. The Democratic governor’s plan builds on the success of Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act, which passed in 2007. The…

Democrats Condemning Anti-Semitism In Wake Of Comments By Minnesota Congresswoman

FBI Also Investigating Threat Directed At Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democrats will offer a resolution Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism in response to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest remarks on Israel. The declaration, supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comes after Omar made new remarks about Israel that critics are calling anti-Semitic. Meanwhile, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are looking into a report of a threatening graffiti message…

Minnesota Gov. Walz Unveils Massive Public Construction Borrowing Bill

Republican leaders have shown little enthusiasm for a big bonding package

FORT SNELLING, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has unveiled his first capital spending proposal, a $1.27 billion public construction borrowing bill. $150 million would go to housing. “This proposal will fund a full range of housing choices including supporting housing for people experiencing homelessness, senior housing, family housing and new home ownership opportunities,” said Walz. The package also includes $330…

Former Minnesota House Speaker Picked For Walz Cabinet Post

Margaret Anderson Kelliher has been chosen to lead the Department of Transportation

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz has named a former speaker of the Minnesota House as his transportation commissioner and is keeping the budget commissioner of outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton. The Democrat appointed former House speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher to lead the Department of Transportation. The governor-elect announced that Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans will keep his…

Students Begin Canvassing Across Town to Support Heidi Heitkamp

The "Students for Heidi" groups also take form on college campuses across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Several students walk around neighborhoods in the metro to convince potential voters to support Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The “Students for Heidi” group knocked on several doors and asked voters questions about their preferences heading into the election. Students say Heitkamp’s support of their needs in education and other issues fuels their ambition to help her campaign. “She always…