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Keith Ellison

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...

Rep. Keith Ellison Is Optimistic About Americans Overcoming Stereotypes Of Muslims

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion

A recently released Gallup poll showed that 60 percent of American adults would be willing to vote for a well-qualified Muslim candidat...

Zach Carter

This Congressman Really Wishes He'd Been Invited To The White House Prince Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is really into Prince. Republican health care proposals? Not so much. In an interview for HuffPost's "So...

Jason Linkins

Bernie Sanders Tells Us He Won't Make Obama's 'First Mistake' When He's President

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we talk to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) about how he would get things done as president, discover the joys of...

Laura Barron-Lopez

The 'Bizarre' Path Obama's Trade Agenda Has Taken

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama knew that getting his controversial trade agenda through Congress would be no easy task. But it's been nearly a m...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Fast-Track Trade Do-Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP-led House of Representatives started over on trade Thursday, passing a fresh bill to give President Barack Obama sweeping powers...

Zach Carter

Democrats Throw A Wrench Into Republicans' Trade Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Key Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), sent a letter on Wednesday to Senate leaders saying they do not support a n...

Zach Carter

Republican Nirvana: Congress Votes On Bill To Aid Wall Street Banks ... And The Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will vote Wednesday on a bill to help Wall Street banks and the Koch Brothers avoid regulatory scrutiny for risky trad...

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: A Movement The United Church Of Christ Should Reject

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), meeting later this month, will consider two resolutions calling for divestment from Israel and another labeling the Israeli treatment of Palestinians as akin to "Apartheid."

Jessica Schulberg

Muslim Congressmen Call On Obama Administration To Investigate Armed Rally At Phoenix Mosque

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and André Carson (D-Ind.) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday requesting a Justic...

Jessica Schulberg

Steve King Avoids Talking About Islam After Inviting Islamophobe To Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is worried about radical Islam. So worried, in fact, that he invited Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to a T...

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Profiles in Courage: 38 Dems Publicly Break With Netanyahu's War Polemic

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A recent CNN poll found that four out of five Democratic voters oppose the Israeli Prime Minister's planned March 3 tirade to Congress against diplomacy. Thursday morning, twenty-three House Democrats did something about it.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Keith Ellison Doesn't Buy That Chapel Hill Muslims Were Killed Over A Parking Space

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) expressed doubts on Thursday about the Chapel Hill Police Department's statement that the fatal shooting of...

Israeli Consul: Supporters of Bibi's Speech Want to Humiliate President Obama

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If any doubt remains that Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3 represents a coordinated attack on President Obama by the right-wing noise machine, let Israel's consul general in Philadelphia, Yaron Sideman, put it to rest.

Rep. Keith Ellison: Postpone Bibi's Speech to Congress

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

We have a world-historical opportunity right now to help change the game in Washington on how people speak and think about the U.S. relationship to Israel.

We Have Cure for What Ails State of the Union

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We've finally emerged from the crash of 2008. We've had 58 consecutive quarters of job growth. Unemployment is declining. Productivity is up. Yet, most Americans aren't exactly high-fiving each other. Never mind the state of the union; the state of their households isn't great.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Must Choose Next Year: Lap Dogs Or Guard Dogs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's failed rebellion over the omnibus government funding bill offered two radically different models for the Democratic Party ove...

Dave Jamieson

Progressive Dems: Obama Should Push Economic Executive Actions After Midterm Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders have warned President Barack Obama that pursuing more executive actions after last week's midterm drubbing would be l...

Keith Ellison Defeats Doug Daggett In 2014 Midterm Election Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) defeated Republican Doug Daggett on Tuesday. Ellison represents Minnesota's 5th District. Below, more updates on el...

Minnesota PUC Stymies Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline Plans

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

No one wants to see a major oil disaster in the Great Lakes, which contains one-fifth of the world's supply of surface fresh water and 54 percent of the world's liquid fresh water by volume.

Progressive Democrats Push For Vote To Authorize Force Against ISIS

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama maintains that he doesn't need congressional approval before engaging the nation's armed forces in Iraq. But prog...

Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where Is the Anti-War Left?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future.

#StandWithKeith to End Gaza Blockade

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

As of this writing, Representative Ellison stands alone among Members of Congress in calling for the economic blockade on civilians in Gaza to end.

Gaza Ceasefire Collapses; What Should We Do Now?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

We have more time to organize. Everyone in the world who wants to end the blockade of Gaza should have a plan in place to put ending the blockade at the top of the international agenda so that when the ceasefire starts, we don't have to brainstorm from scratch what our response should be.