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  • Lawmakers Fight Money in Politics


    Posted: Apr 24 2012
    "People with money can populate Congress with people who are favorable to them through campaign donations, through independent expenditures. Once they get the people they want there, they can pay to lobby Congress to make sure that the people they put there do what they want them to do. And where are the American people's voices in all of that? They're lost."
  • Ellison Proud To Receive Democratic-Farmer-Labor Endorsement


    Posted: Apr 24 2012
    I'm excited to partner with the DFL to make sure we re-elect President Obama, Senator Klobuchar, and defeat the GOP's divisive constitutional amendments. We will work together to make sure voters know what’s at stake.
  • A Healthy Environment Means Healthy Communities


    Posted: Apr 23 2012
    Voters have a choice. Either we can support candidates who look out for the richest 1 percent at the expense of our health and economy, or we can join together to work for the common good and protect our planet.
  • If It Ain't Broke, Break It: The Crisis Congress Continues


    Posted: Apr 23 2012
    For the past few months I've been writing about House Republicans' failure to make government work as part of a self-fulfilling prophecy about the role of government. Since their philosophy says that government should be small and/or government doesn't work, decisions are made to ensure it doesn't work.
  • Ellison Takes Up The Fight Against Police Profiling


    Posted: Apr 18 2012
    "Racial stereotyping is simply not good policing," Ellison told the Senate Judiciary Committee. "It threatens the values Americans hold dear." The Minneapolis Democrat is a co-sponsor of the End Racial Profiling Act, which seeks to change a range of police practices, including tightening Bush-era guidelines on racial profiling and extending them to national security and border security investigations.

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