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Keith Ellison

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  • Lawmakers criticize US law enforcement profiling guidelines

    Lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday to the Justice Department saying new guidelines restricting federal law enforcement agencies from racial profiling don't go far enough. U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, a Democrat who chairs the Congressional Asian Pacific...
  • AFL-CIO suspends political contributions to focus on trade fight against White House

    The AFL-CIO, which has spent heavilyto support Democrats at the ballot box,said Wednesday it was freezingits political action committee donations to federal candidates so it could focus on upcoming trade fights. The labor groupwill fight trade deals with...
  • Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy

    Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy
    One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods...
  • More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...
  • Money transfers cut off to Somalia

    Money transfers cut off to Somalia
    Pressured by the U.S. government's anti-terrorism crackdown, a small Southern California bank is cutting off a crucial source of aid to families in war-ravaged Somalia — money wired from Somali immigrants in the United States. Merchants Bank of...
  • Israeli officials, U.S. lawmakers meet amid fuss over Netanyahu visit

    Israeli officials, U.S. lawmakers meet amid fuss over Netanyahu visit
    Top Israeli officials worked the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday amid continued fallout from House Speaker John A. Boehner's decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress. Some Democrats say they are considering...
  • Congressional Democrats have a list of resolutions for Obama

    Congressional Democrats have a list of resolutions for Obama
    Returning to Washington with fewer numbers and increased doubt about their direction in the new Congress, Democrats are pushing President Obama to pursue a more aggressive economic agenda that lays the groundwork for a political rebound in 2016 by...
  • Dick Cheney on 'Meet the Press'; John McCain on 'Face the Nation'

    Dick Cheney on 'Meet the Press'; John McCain on 'Face the Nation'
    UPDATED: Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be a guest this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press." Cheney will be in the studio with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview, NBC News said. "Meet the Press" airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2....
  • John Boehner on ABC's 'This Week'

    John Boehner on ABC's 'This Week'
    The guest list for Sunday morning: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Another guest is Vice Adm. John Miller, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. The roundtable will be Matt Bai of...
  • Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney on 'Fox News Sunday'

    The guest list this weekend on Sunday morning programs: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, author Lynne Cheney, give a joint interview to "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Scott Reed of the U.S. Chamber of...
  • What's wrong with sending Washington lawmakers free Bibles?

    What's wrong with sending Washington lawmakers free Bibles?
    Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, does good work — I won’t call it the Lord’s work — in calling out violations of the 1st Amendment’s religion clauses. But his latest...