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Keith Ellison Wants DOJ To Investigate Ex-GOP Congressman’s Threatening Tweet About Obama

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch Friday asking her to investigate a tweet by a former congressman, arguing that it...

I'm A Progressive. And I'm With Her.

Keith Ellison | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Keith Ellison

I was an early supporter of Bernie Sanders. Yes, I was feeling the Bern. But today, I am proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United ...

This Is A Test: What Kind Of Democracy Do We Have In The United States?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

There seems to be considerable agreement that all three of these unanticipated political earthquakes of 2016 are driven by discontent with a "democratic deficit." In the next few days and weeks, we will have a rare opportunity to see, close-up and raw, a historic effort to reduce that deficit.

Witness At Ted Cruz Hearing Ties Congress' Two Muslim Members To The Muslim Brotherhood

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

In explosive testimony Tuesday, a witness before a Senate panel about Islamic terrorism accused the two Muslim members of Congress of having attended ...

Congressman Joined Gun Control Sit-In Because His Mom Said So

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

Momma knows best! Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) learned just that when his mother called him and told him to join House Democrats' gun control protest...

Sanders Names Cornel West, Keith Ellison To DNC Platform Committee

The Hill | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

Top Bernie Sanders supporters Dr. Cornel West and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) will be among those on the Democratic Party's important Platform Drafti...

Women Leaders Turning Passion Into Action

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Go forth and speak out about your work here today - you never know whose dream you may be carrying. Let's make sure that this union, this movement, and the leaders we elect are truly representative of our people. And we will carry their dreams together.

Super Tuesday: Sanders Defeats Debs

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Regardless of what happens at the Democratic convention, Lisa Bender, Winona LaDuke and Keith Ellison will still be with us, and this will be Sanders' lasting legacy, helping to mobilize a wave of progressive activists to engagement and challenge in the political system, and establishing a culture of primary challenges to the establishment on the left like the one that which now exists on the right.

"It's Obama's Fault," In Rhyme

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

If one believes nay-saying conservatives: It's Obama's fault for Palin's son's PTSD, For hair loss, acne, and the sting of a bee. It's Obama's ...

Lawmakers get real about child poverty with diaper bills

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Earlier this year San Francisco became the first city to provide diapers for families living in poverty. A bill before Congress would pilot a similar ...

House Democrats Call On Members To Bring Muslim Americans To State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic members of Congress are calling on their colleagues to bring a Muslim constituent as their guest to the annual State of t...

If You Run For Office As A Muslim, Get Ready To Be Called A Terrorist

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nadeem Mazen received his first message threatening violence last week. A man called Mazen's office Thursday and asked to speak to the ...

Obama's Tricky Balancing Act In Getting Muslim Americans To Fight Radicalization

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Muslim American officials and even some experts on violent extremism aren't entirely sold on a recent push by the Obama administration f...

Muslim Congressman Calls Trump's Bigotry Out Of Style, Like 'Very Negative Bell-Bottoms'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump faced a wave of criticism on Capitol Hill Tuesday over his call to bar all Muslims from entering the United States. Rep. Ke...

Tomorrow Is the Question: Minneapolis 2020

Sam Gould | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Sam Gould

Individual rhetoric and singular action form policy and the norms of the institutions we build. A metaphor of abuse is not simply a rhetorical tool but an accurate assessment of our lives lived together here and now.

Muslim Congressman On Syrian Refugees: 'We Should Treat People The Same'

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) defended Syrian refugees Wednesday against lawmakers who say they shouldn't enter the U.S. in the wake of the Paris attac...

America in Myanmar: Jim Crow-Style Democracy

Clayton Swisher | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Clayton Swisher

The US government is paying money to strategically 'advise and support' Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC), which is disqualifying Muslim parliamentarians, striking Muslims from the ballot in next week's parliamentary elections, and even blocking their right to vote.

House Democrats Call For Independent Investigation Into Kunduz Hospital Bombing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is growing momentum among House Democrats pushing for an independent investigation into the U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Bord...

Keith Ellison Endorses Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) presidential campaign on Monday, saying he was doing so as "a matter ...

House Democrat Group Asks Administration to Forgive Debt of All Corinthian Students

David Halperin | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
David Halperin

A group of Democratic members are sending a letter this morning calling on the Department of Education to "automatically discharge the debt" of all students who attended campuses run by now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges, one of the worst actors in the scandalized for-profit college sector.

Are Dr. Ben Carson's Words Helping ISIS Propaganda?

John A. Tures | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

It was a great time to remind the confused potential American recruit that we have Muslims in Congress, and Muslims have also been appointed to key positions of power by no less than Presidential candidate Chris Christie.

Muslim Congressmen Condemn Ben Carson Over Anti-Muslim Comments

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Andre Carson (D-Ind.), the two Muslim members of Congress, on Sunday condemned GOP presidential candid...

Bernie Sanders Slams Ben Carson For Anti-Muslim Comments: 'This Is The Year 2015'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday condemned neurosurgeon Ben Carson's remarks that a Muslim should...

Keith Ellison, First Muslim Congressman, Carries Clock In Solidarity With Ahmed

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress, began carrying a clock around Capitol Hill on Wednesday to show support for the nin...

Bernie Sanders Introduces $15 Minimum Wage Bill As Federal Contract Workers Strike

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive members of Congress introduced a $15 an hour national minimum wage bill on Wednesday as hundreds of federal contr...