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These 8 Women Should Run for Al Franken's Senate Seat
Minnesota Senator Al Franken announced his resignation today after a wave of women came forward with stories of his sexual misconduct. Read more...
“America is home”: How Trump’s immigration policies are upending Somali lives in the US
Nairobi Maruf Sharif was shackled in the plane, which was flying him over the Atlantic Ocean to a country he hadn’t seen for almost three…
Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Time for Ilhan Reminds Us That Hope Can Make History
In 1993 I left my birthplace of Minneapolis, seeking a hopefully glamorous future in New York City. Two years later, a 12-year-old Ilhan Omar and her family sought out Minneapolis as the site for
Ilhan Omar, a Somali American, Seeks Seat in Congress
Ilhan Omar is a Somali-American politician who escaped from Somalia as a child, grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp and later immigrated to Minnesota. Read more...
Ilhan Omar wins primary to replace Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s fifth district
Ilhan Omar has won the Democratic primary in Minnesota’s House race to replace Rep. Keith Ellison. Omar, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, was the first Somali-American legislator in
Somali American Set to Become First in U.S. Congress
Ilhan Omar is a woman of many firsts. A former refugee, she became the first Somali-American state legislator in Minnesota in 2016. Now, she is set to become the nation’s first Somali American in
Keith Ellison’s likely replacement not even pretending to be interested in job
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MN Dem candidate voted against bill to deny insurance payments to terrorists
Who does that? The post MN Dem candidate voted against bill to deny insurance payments to terrorists appeared first on Hot Air.
Randy Bryce Won Tuesday-- Now The Hard Part Begins
Tuesday's primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Wisconsin and Minnesota added up to a very good day for Democrats and for progressives up and down the tickets. In every state and in every contested
Trump’s existential threat has fueled the rise of Minnesota’s Somali political class
Mohamud Noor understands why every single vote matters—and more so now than ever. Among the first Somali-Americans to ever compete for office in Minnesota in…
Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will be the first Muslim women to serve in Congress
Democrats from Michigan and Minnesota will bring more diversity to the House of Representatives.
Midterm Elections: Anti-Israel Democrats, Pro-Israel Republicans Win Key Races
The era of bipartisan support for Israel is over. Support for Israel is now a Republican issue -- and opposition to Israel is a Democratic issue.
History was made during the midterms as the US elected a number of “firsts”
The US midterms offered some bitter disappointment for progressive Democrats who were hoping to unseat Ted Cruz as senator of Texas, hold onto their Senate…
A historic election of a Somali ex-refugee woman to Congress shows how the American dream evolves
Somali, Muslim, refugee, woman: Ilhan Omar made history in all those categories last night as voters backed her bid to the US Congress. The 36-year-old…
‘The Pink Wave’: The Dems Took Back the House—Thanks to a Record Number of Women Candidates
There might’ve been a blue surge during the 2018 midterm elections, but the “wave” Democrats were predicting turned out to be, in the words of some, decidedly pink. A record-breaking number of women
Winners and Losers From the 2018 Elections
It’s hard to sugarcoat what happened on election Tuesday; Democrats won the House, which was a huge victory, but beloved candidates like Andrew Gillum, running for governor in Florida, or Beto
Chinese State Media Celebrates Far-Left U.S. Midterm Election Winners
Chinese state media interpreted Tuesday’s U.S. election as Democrats riding a “wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump,” in the phrasing of China Daily.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib Dances with Palestinian Flag at Victory Party
Democrat Rashida Tlaib danced wearing the Palestinian flag at a victory party in Tuesday evening, after she won a largely uncontested race for the open seat in Michigan's heavily Democratic 13th
This Eritrean-American is now Colorado’s first black Congressman
The story of Joe Neguse’s family begins in war-torn Eritrea. On Tuesday night, it came of age in the US state of Colorado. The 34-year-old…
Districts with Large Foreign-Born Populations Sent Far-Left Democrats to Congress
Congressional Districts with booming foreign-born populations sent some of the most far-left, socialist Democrats to Congress in the midterm elections this week.