Local congressman Keith Ellison -- a noted Prince and Woody Guthrie fan -- is taking his message to the club this election season. Just like he did in 2012, he's assembled a fundraiser aimed directly at his youthful constituents. Ahead of Election Day, First Avenue will stage a night of hip-hop (and ... More >>
During an appearance on Bill Maher's HBO show over the weekend, Keith Ellison said he wishes Democrats would come out against the Second Amendment.SEE ALSO: Gun permits issued in Minnesota doubled last year "Why doesn't your party come out against the Second Amendment? It's a problem," Maher asks, t ... More >>
Keith Ellison isn't happy about President Obama's announcement of an administrative change to the Affordable Care Act "aimed at allowing those whose insurance is being canceled over the law to keep those plans for another year," to use CNN's words.SEE ALSO: Matt Birk refused White House trip because ... More >>
The sometimes hot-tempered Keith Ellison and a bunch of his House Democratic colleagues were arrested in D.C. today, but it wasn't for beating the hell out of those stubborn Republicans who sit across the aisle from them (at least when the federal government is, you know, working).SEE ALSO: Keith El ... More >>
Yesterday, Keith Ellison went on WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy to explain his (preliminary) support for a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: "Let's say that the war on drugs is over" [INTERVIEW]Ellison made clear during the intervie ... More >>
During the Progressive Democrats of America roundtable in D.C. on July 25, Keith Ellison laid out a theory of taxation that one conservative website characterizes as "closer to Marx than it is to John Locke." (Of course, whether that's a good or bad thing is arguable.)SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: "Reall ... More >>
No one should be too shocked that Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison needs a hobby to unwind. With all of the injustice in his community and the world at large, some bluesy strumming on a classical guitar helps a guy beloved by local musicians like Brother Ali and Soul Asylum stay calm.During an in ... More >>
Yesterday, Keith Ellison took part in a panel discussion about the Obama administration's Prism surveillance program on George Stephanopoulos's This Week show. Joining him were George Will, Matthew Dowd, Paul Krugman, and Greta Van Susteren.SEE ALSO: Al Franken defends Prism, says of leaks: "Nothing ... More >>
Keith Ellison must be feeling pretty confident after winning reelection so handily against Republican Chris Fields last November. On Current TV yesterday, Ellison became the first politician to publicly endorse Anthony Weiner's prospective New York City mayoral campaign. Yes, that Anthony Weiner, ... More >>
Not content to let bygones be bygones following Keith Ellison's bitterly contentious appearance on his show earlier this week, Sean Hannity put the Congressman on blast last night.SEE ALSO: -- DFL thanks Keith Ellison for melting down on Sean Hannity's show-- Michele Bachmann on Ellison: 'He has lon ... More >>
Some thought it was a cringe-worthy example of all that's wrong with political discourse in modern America, but DFL Chair Ken Martin wants you to know he's proud of Keith Ellison's performance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Tuesday night.THE BACKSTORY: Keith Ellison has full-blown meltdown on Sean ... More >>
During a shockingly heated debate last October, Keith Ellison made headlines for calling last year's challenger to his congressional seat, Chris Fields, a "lowlife scumbag." After the story went national with coverage that was mostly critical of his diss, Ellison apologized.SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison o ... More >>
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison thinks it's about time Congress takes a hard look at policies surrounding U.S. drone strikes, Barack Obama's choice weapon against terrorists outside of Iraq and Afghanistan since he took office. SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: GOP fiscal cliff offer makes path to deal ... More >>
A day after Republicans proposed a fiscal cliff counteroffer, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says a path to striking a deal before the end-of-year deadline is "more opaque." "I think there should be a deal," Ellison told City Pages earlier today. "I think we do need a deal. But we're not going ... More >>
Now just a month from a painful plummet off the so-called "fiscal cliff," the White House offered up a deal yesterday that echoes President Obama's proposal throughout the campaign: hike up taxes on the country's wealthiest, introduce billions in new stimulus spending, and find at least $400 billion ... More >>
During a debate yesterday, Congressman Keith Ellison created national waves by calling his Republican opponent, Chris Fields, a "lowlife scumbag."SEE ALSO:-- Chris Fields: I didn't call Keith Ellison a reverse racist in "reverse racism" ad-- Chris Fields: "Keith Ellison is militantly anti-America" ... More >>
As we reported earlier today, this morning's Keith Ellison-Chris Fields debate got out of control and bitterly personal in a hurry.SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison calls Chris Fields "a lowlife scumbag" during heated debateThe lowlight came when Ellison called Fields "a lowlife scumbag" after Fields accused ... More >>
Chris Fields, the Republican candidate challenging Rep. Keith Ellison this November, had a restraining order filed against him by his then-wife, Jessica Fields, in October 2006.SEE ALSO: Chris Fields debuts racial ad: "Vote for this black guy, not that one" According to court filings obtained by Cit ... More >>
Chris Fields doesn't think Keith Ellison has done enough for North Minneapolis -- a charge Ellison vehemently denies -- so he thinks he's the better of the two black candidates running to be U.S. Representative for the 5th Congressional District.SEE ALSO:-- Chris Fields calls on Keith Ellison to fir ... More >>
Keith Ellison was elected to the Minnesota House in 2002. Four years later, he made the jump to Congress. He's extremely popular in the 5th congressional district, having beaten his Republican challenger by more than 40 percentage points during the last election cycle. With a record rife with campai ... More >>
As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Keith Ellison often serves as an Islam spokesman of sorts.Last week was especially difficult in that respect, as violent protests erupted across the Middle East in response to an anti-Islam film trailer published on YouTube.SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison: "Let's s ... More >>
This summer, Keith Ellison came under Republican fire on at least two fronts.At home, his GOP challenger Chris Fields made North Minneapolis' poverty and crime a campaign issue by saying Ellison hasn't done enough for black people, and abroad, Michele Bachmann tried to connect Keith with Islamic ext ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison deletes 'Nothing like coke addicted James Brown to close GOP convention' tweet-- Michele Bachmann's Keith Ellison comments: Media criticized for "unconscionable" headlines-- Keith Ellison on voter ID approval: "Today is a sad day for democracy"Keith Ellison is putting the R ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison deletes 'Nothing like coke addicted James Brown to close GOP convention' tweet-- Chris Fields: I didn't call Keith Ellison a reverse racist in "reverse racism" adLast Friday, Keith Ellison said he wasn't the author of a controversial Thursday night tweet sent from his offic ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison retweets message calling Mitt Romney "douchebag," claims it was accidentThe world was introduced to Eastwooding, Mitt delivered his speech, and the GOP convention wrapped up last night to the sounds of James Brown's 1985 hit, "Living in America."Nothing too out of the norm th ... 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 calls Keith Ellison a reverse racist Chris Fields says Keith Ellison isn't doing enough for black people I wasn't very surprised when I came into work this morning to find I already had three voicemails. Two hangups and one message, all from the same caller: Chris Fields, the GOP-endo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Fields says Keith Ellison isn't doing enough for black people-- Michele Bachmann on Ellison: 'He has long record of association with Muslim Brotherhood'Chris Fields chances of beating Keith Ellison this November are roughly the same as Kurt Bills' chances of winning an Emmy for bes ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann, Profiles in Courage: She runs away from, lies to CNN reporter [VIDEO]-- John McCain blasts Bachmann for 'sinister, degrading' Muslim Brotherhood fear-mongering [VIDEO]-- Bachmann's source for Muslim Brotherhood claim reportedly man Grover Norquist called a 'sick bigot' ... More >>
Keith Ellison finds himself in hot water with conservatives after retweeting an offensive message from his official Twitter account. Wednesday, Ellison took to Twitter to ask his followers who uttered the following quote: "... even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work." The a ... More >>
Keith Ellison: Sesame Street enthusiast. As if just to further speculation that Washington has lost its mind, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison brought an Elmo doll onto the House floor today. The point, according to a statement from Ellison, was to hammer home the argument that the United ... More >>
Keith Ellison: Relieved, but not "happy" about Qaddafi's death.Muammar Qaddafi is finally, mercifully, dead. After a 40-year reign of terror inflicted upon his own people, other Africans, Europeans, and Americans, the Libyan dictator has been killed by his own people. According to graphic images ... More >>
Bachmann, Ellison: Debt makes for strange bedfellows.Finally, Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison have something in common. Yesterday's U.S. House vote to raise the debt ceiling and make $2 trillion in spending cuts passed the U.S. House 269-161, but Minnesota's most conservative and most liberal ... 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 >>
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 >>
Ellison fears McCarthyism.Being the first Muslim elected to Congress, Keith Ellison is understandably touchy about New York Rep. Peter King threatening to launch hearings that carry the promise of McCarthyism attacks on Islam. Some of our readers agreed with him. "Tag11510" didn't:
Ellison swept his opponents off the mapWith 95 percent of the precincts reporting, looks like Keith Ellison has won a second term to Congress. The numbers came in fast and decisive: Ellison, 68.5 percent, Joel Demos, 23.6 percent.This race had more than its fair share of bigoted overtones.
Keith Ellison says Muslim Americans won't move to the back of the bus.Rep. Keith Ellison has drawn a straight line from Fox News to anti-Muslim bigotry in an interview with the BBC. And the Minneapolis congressman, a Muslim, isn't backing down from insisting that an Islamic community center b ... More >>
Via Al JazeeraEllison and his wife are separatingLooks like the marriage of Rep. Keith Ellison and his wife, Kim Dore Ellison, is in trouble. Married for more than 20 years, they have filed for legal separation. They have four children and live in North Minneapolis. Although Ellison is the ... More >>
Courtesy Joel Demos for CongressIs a clash of faiths taking shape in the 5th congressional district this fall, now that Pentecostal minister Joel Demos has won the Republican Party of Minnesota's endorsement to try and unseat DFLer Keith Ellison, the first and only Muslim ever elected to Cong ... More >>
Live from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via Twitter, it's congressman Keith Ellison. The Minneapolis Democrat is accompanying a trade delegation representing 16 U.S. businesses, helping to open doors for bilateral commerce and diplomatic ties, according to an official in Ellison's office. The ... More >>
The public option in the Democrat's health care reform package, known to Michele Bachmann as a communist conspiracy, looks like it may have risen from the dead.
The candidate running to unseat Keith Ellison ought to cool her rhetoric, says a spokeswoman for a leading Muslim-American group.
In an interview, the Minneapolis lawyer defends her comments about Islam and Keith Ellison.
Lynne Torgerson says she's big on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but not, evidently, when it comes to Muslims.
Reps. Michele Bachmann and Keith Ellison made appearances on C-SPAN's Washington Journal today. Watch the video.