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Nov 20th

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The Romney-Ryan Position on the Wind Energy Tax Credit is Publicly Rebuked in Iowa

CHICAGO -- With President Obama continuing to campaign in Iowa today, it's important to note how local editorial boards have publicly rebuked Mitt Romney's opposition to the Wind Energy Tax Credit, which is set to expire at the end of this year. Unlike President Obama, who supports extending the tax credit, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to let the credits expire, which would put thousands of jobs at risk in Iowa and other states.

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The Children's Crusade

The Children's Crusade

On any given weekday morning in 1963 average schoolchildren stood upright in classrooms, hand over heart, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. It was a customary act. Ironically, the lives of average Black children and their families during that time were at odds with the pledge's line, "one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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H.H.H. speech pathway to Ellison, Obama

H.H.H. speech pathway to Ellison, Obama

Pictured: Former President Bill Clinton helps in unveiling the Hubert H. Humphrey Memorial Statue on the Capitol Mall.

The man who is arguably Minnesota's most revered son is now memorialized with a statue on the mall of the State Capitol.

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TRANSCRIPT 1948 DNC: HUBERT H. HUMPHREY

TRANSCRIPT 1948 DNC: HUBERT H. HUMPHREY

Transcript 1948 DNC - Hubert Humphrey

This is the text of the address Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey of Minneapolis delivered before the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 14, 1948, supporting his civil rights amendment to the party platform:

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Rep. Keith Ellison Appears on Colbert Report

Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05) appeared on the Colbert Report’s “Better Know a District” series last night to discuss anti-Muslim witch hunts, his chances of being Mitt Romney’s running mate, and whether or not Minneapolis is in the United States

Better Know a District - Minnesota's 5th - Keith Ellisonwww.colbertnation.com

Millions of ex-offenders given a voting ‘Death Sentence’

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Nearly 6 million former prisoners –1 million of them Black – will not be able to vote in the November presidential election because of state laws that continue to punish them even after they have completed their sentences, according to a recent report by the Sentencing Project.
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Did you hear what was said at the NAACP?

Did you hear what was said at the NAACP?

Mitt Romney's effort to win the support of the NAACP is an important strategy and speech that should not go unnoticed.

Amid all the reports and punditry that Gov. Romney received a hostile reception at the civil rights group's Houston conference, the standing ovation he received at the end of his speech has been largely overlooked by mainstream media. Since the Republicans' presumptive nominee made his appearance and speech to the NAACP, most likely you've heard that Romney was booed. But, what you may not have heard is that Romney left the stage to a standing ovation.

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Minnesota online polling location finder updated to reflect redistricting

Minnesota online polling location finder updated to reflect redistricting

Polling Place Finder: http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie encourages Minnesota voters to use the Office of the Secretary of State's free online service to locate their polling location for the August 14 state primary election. Voters can find their voting location, a map to that location, information about their voting district, and candidates appearing on their ballot simply by entering their address into Polling Place Finder application at www.mnvotes.org.

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VOTER ID How could the proposed amendment impact the election process in rural areas?

VOTER ID How could the proposed amendment impact the election process in rural areas?

There are more questions than answers for local governments when it comes to implementation and associated costs of administering elections should the amendment pass in November.

This November, Minnesota residents will be asked to decide whether voters should be required to present valid, government-issued photographic proof of identity prior to casting a ballot. While it is not the job of local election officials to determine whether this concept is valid, it is the responsibility of all local units of government, ranging from the smallest township to the largest county, to be properly prepared to administer elections in compliance with all applicable laws.

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International policymakers seek solutions for Africa

International policymakers seek solutions for Africa

Close to 30 participants representing more than 15 organizations packed into a Minneapolis conference room to discuss African health and human rights initiatives.

Pictured: Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison convened stakeholders at the American Refugee Committee offices to discuss African health, conflict, and human rights issues.

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DISTRICT 59B: Job creation key issue to legislative candidates

Unemployment and racial disparity were focal points of a recent candidate forum held at the Urban League of Minneapolis.

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