Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison can't believe it has been 30 years since the release of Prince's iconic Purple Rain movie soundtrack.Ellison's love of cultural expression on the acoustic guitar has long been a part of his interactions with the public. Notably, he covered Woody Guthrie last year ... More >>
The rejoicing that began at midnight at City Hall spread blissfully throughout the early morning hours, as the first of many same-sex couples were married in Minnesota. And those warm emotions spread all the way to Washington, as Rep. Keith Ellison celebrated marriage equality in Minnesota with a li ... More >>
During a congressional hearing last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook came under fire for keeping more than $100 billion of the company's money overseas in order to avoid paying American taxes.SEE ALSO: Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffsCongress members did ... More >>
One of this year's most interesting Minneapolis City Council races is shaping up in the 3rd Ward, where embattled incumbent Diane Hofstede faces a strong challenge from young lawyer Jacob Frey.SEE ALSO: Diane Hofstede criticizes Jacob Frey on her Facebook page, gets blasted by commenters In January, ... More >>
In the wake of a tragedy, when is it appropriate to start talking about its political implications?SEE ALSO:-- Betty McCollum speaks out on Arizona shootings [VIDEO]-- Al Franken doesn't want mobile app companies to sell your location data without permission Unfortunately, that's a question electe ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison accuses Tim Pawlenty of drinking "the Kool-Aid"-- Tim Pawlenty calls a Ground Zero mosque unpatriotic [UPDATED]-- Pawlenty's website broadcasts cryptic "coming soon" message as VP speculation mountsWe're pretty sure President Obama doesn't have to worry about who Rep. Keith ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Fields: I didn't call Keith Ellison a reverse racist in "reverse racism" ad-- Michele Bachmann's Keith Ellison comments: Media criticized for "unconscionable" headlinesCongressional candidate Gary Boisclair has absolutely no chance to defeat Keith Ellison in an August 14 Democratic ... More >>
Chris Fields, Congressman Keith Ellison's Republican opponent for re-election, said in an interview yesterday that Ellison isn't doing enough for black constituents. Fields also claimed Ellison is unpopular with some "prominent Democrats" who have expressed their displeasure to Fields in private b ... More >>
Earlier this month, Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Lynne Torgerson dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination to take on Congressman Keith Ellison this November. It looks like Ellison's opponent with be Chris Fields, who won the party's backing during the 5th District convention on April ... More >>
Herman Cain wants loyalty oaths for Muslims.Herman Cain tried to put a moderating gloss on his anti-Muslim paranoia the other night during the Republican presidential debate, but he's pretty up front about his bigotry. Any Muslim wanting to serve in a Cain administration would have to take a ... More >>
Godfather's Pizza millionaire Herman Cain.In pizza millionaire Herman Cain's world, all Muslims are anti-American Sharia freaks bent on forcing their religion down everyone's throats. And Cain, a Christian Republican who is toying with a presidential run, and who figures it's OK to force his ... More >>
Ellison breaks down.Rep. Keith Ellison spent weeks deriding the congressional hearings that opened today on radical Muslims, orchestrated by Rep. Peter King of New York, as little more than an attempt to spread fear and hatred of a religious minority. When it came his turn to testify and de ... More >>
Ellison joins in the debate over union busting in Wisconsin.Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chairman of the congressional progressive caucus, ripped into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this morning, lambasting him as a dictator for his attempt to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights ... More >>
Allen West: Constitutional principles for me, but not for thee.Muslim Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison just isn't American enough for Rep. Allen West. The Florida Republican told radio host Richard Peritz that Ellison is the "antithesis of the principles on which this country was established." Now, ... More >>
Keith Ellison demands ElBaradei's release.Minneapolis Congressman Keith Ellison has taken to Twitter to denounce the government of Egypt as it tries violently to quash an uprising seeking the end of President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Urging them on: Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the ... More >>
Keith Ellison wins another election.Rep. Keith Ellison has just won election as a chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. That means the leader of of one of Congress's most liberal groups now shares a property line of sorts with the chairwoman of one of its most conservative, Rep. ... More >>
Ellison keeps swinging left.Regardless of the Election Day teabagger wave, a whole lot of Democrats won re-election to the House of Representatives two weeks ago, sent there by Americans who expect them to fight the Republican tide. One of those Democrats is 5th district Rep. Keith Ellison. ... More >>
Keith Ellison wants to know why churches, but not mosques, are allowed near Ground Zero.Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, invoked the Constitution and Thomas Jefferson's Koran when asked last night by Larry King whether he was being "insensitive" by supporting an Islam ... More >>
Photo: marcnTim Pawlenty butts in on New York City's businessUpdated: Rep. Keith Ellison trashes Pawlenty's "unseemly" pandering to extremists. Details after the jump. Muslims, evidently, are unpatriotic. That's the word from our ever-turning-rightward governor. He was asked by RealClearPoli ... More >>
Don't judge a faith by the actions of a radical few, Ellison saysIf you're Jewish and you don't like the way your people are portrayed on TV, you can complain. If you're Latino and you don't like the way Latinos are depicted on TV, you can complain. So what's the big deal when Muslims take ... More >>
Keith Ellison, Nancy Pelosi and John McCain are among the "Most Wanted"Looks like Rep. Keith Ellison's in trouble with some self-described constitutional experts at something called the Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots in Virginia. He's one of 54 members of Congress, "Republicans and De ... More >>
Ellison is the first Muslim member of CongressSome fundamentalists just can't help themselves. Give them a microphone and pretty soon they're running down someone else's faith. God's on their side you see. It says so, right in their own holy book. And so it came to pass in Washington, D.C., ... More >>
It's Earth Day, and Rep. Keith Ellison is taking note by announcing that he's introducing a House bill to ban a herbicide that's long been the target of environmentalists: Atrazine. The news comes ahead of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panel meeting next week tha ... More >>
"Denied entry to Gaza - hostilities. On to Rafah. Tweet cha when I get there," writes Rep. Keith Ellison Friday morning on his Twitter account. The Minneapolis congressman had been accompanying a trade delegation of 16 U.S. corporations to Saudi Arabia, helping to open doors for bilateral co ... More >>
Keeping it classy, someone angry about the passage of health care reform -- and unwilling to identify themselves -- has mailed a condom to Rep. Betty McCollum's St. Paul district office with the declaration: "Betty McCollum you've been dry f***** by the liberal party." Maria Reppas, McCollum ... More >>
A Center for Responsive Politics analysis reveals the representative to be one of the least wealthy congressmen in the country.
Rep. Keith Ellison spoke on the House floor Monday to denounce four Republicans who called for an investigation into Muslim interns in Congress who they believe could be spies.
Don't trust the Ellison, he's really part of a secret underground Muslim spy network.
Rep. Keith Ellison will be in Sudan this week meeting with officials to discuss the ongoing humanitarian situation in Darfur and plans for the implementation of a peace agreement.
On MSNBC, Ellison said her comments "could even be called psycho talk."
This is a doozy: Rep. Michele Bachmann's spokesman doesn't think her false claims against Rep. Keith Ellison really matter. Because who cares if elected officials tell the truth?
Bachmann made false claims that the six "flying imams" who were briefly detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport in 2006 were here for a "victory celebration" for Rep. Keith Ellison.
Rep. Keith Ellison announced a trip to Saudi Arabia with Minnesota companies for a trade mission to boost business relations abroad.
How did Israel respond to U.S. questioning about block pasta at the border? Americans are simply uninformed about food aid.
Rep. Keith Ellison and a fellow congressman toured the Gaza Strip today to see the damage from recent attacks firsthand.
Emily Kaiser heads to D.C. to experience firsthand one of the most historic events in recent memory
Bill McGaughey, an Independence Party candidate for Minnesota's 5th district Congressional race, picketed the Star Tribune today askin ... More >>
After running out of old ladies to fire, the Star Tribune begins clipping the mentally handicapped
MSNBC captured footage today of Rep. Keith Ellison introducing himself to Rep. Virgil Goode today on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Minnesota bloggers across the political spectrum are chiming in on the outcomes of yesterday's primary election. Not surpisingly, the chatter was focused on Rep. Keith Ellison's victory in the 5th Congressional District DFL primary.
Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?