Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A week after getting embroiled in controversy with some allegations against Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann hopes to team up with the Democrat on Medicaid reform.
Update: Ellison said he "looks forward to working with Rep. Bachmann." More here. Less than two weeks after she questioned her fellow Minnesota U.S. Representative's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Monday in St. Michael that she's hoping to team up with Rep. Keith Ellison on Medicaid reform. In a meeting with St. Michael business owners, Bachmann said she was looking to do bi-partisan work to end Medicaid fraud. "Minnesota is the poster child for Medicaid fraud. If we're going to have a system, we need a system that works for the poor. Right now, it's not working. I've been in communication with Rep. Ellison and hope to work with him on this issue," she said. Bachmann added that the reform would largely …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The congressman told MInnesota Public Radio, 'It's time for her to just stop it and hopefully apologize' for claiming federal officials have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Keith Ellison's demand for an apology comes after amid heightening tensions between the two Minnesota representative, with Bachmann adding Ellison to her list of federal officials responsible for "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Friday, July 20, 2012
‘Minnesotans deserve better,’ the state senator said.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Editor’s Note: Sen. Ron Latz (DFL-District 46) released the following statement in response to allegations U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann made that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the highest levels of government. The 6th District congresswoman has targeted individuals ranging from a Hillary Clinton aide to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison. The accusations have not been proven and Bachmann has not substantiated her claims. Rep. Bachmann’s latest slanderous accusations are an embarrassment to our state and our country. Her statements have no place in the American political dialogue and amount to a paranoid witch-hunt, reeking of religious intolerance. She continues to reveal herself as an irresponsible political extremist. Minnesotans deserve …
On CNN, Ellison told Anderson Cooper what Bachmann said to Glenn Beck is untrue.
In the video clip at right, Michele Bachmann accuses Keith Ellison of "a long record" of association with the Muslim Brotherhood—a claim Ellison flatly denies in the video clip at left. A brewing conflict between the two members of Congress from neighboring Minnesota districts got personal Thursday, as Bachmann directly tied Ellison to her claims of "deep penetration" of the U.S. federal government by the Muslim Brotherhood. Here is an excerpt from a transcript of the Bachmann's interview with Glenn Beck: REP. BACHMANN: And they call for Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital, not Israel’s capital. They call for the demise of Israel and the demise of the United States. They believe in civilization, jihad, which is to come into the United …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In new letter to Bachmann, Ellison says she "rehashes ... anti-Muslim Web sites." She responds in statement: "I will not be silent."
Update (2 p.m. Wednesday): U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann fired back this afternoon in the ongoing war of words with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison over her charges of Muslim Brotherhood "penetration" into the federal government: “The letters my colleagues and I sent on June 13 to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State—and the follow up letter I wrote to Rep. Ellison on July 13—are unfortunately being distorted. “I encourage everyone, including media outlets, to read them in their entirety. The intention of the letters was to outline the serious national security concerns I had and ask for …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Hopkins' congressional rep, along with Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) asks IRS to assist LGBT couples when filing their taxes.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) joined 4th Congressional District Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) in urging the IRS to provide same sex couples with assistance when filing their tax returns, according to an article in The Minnesota Independent. Same-sex couples who have legal relationships in at least 15 states through marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships aren’t recognized by the federal government because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), according to the article. This makes filing taxes much more complicated for those couples because of the inconsistencies between the states and federal laws. The letter stated: “The IRS has the ability to provide specific guidance to ease the complexity and uncertainty surrounding these couples…