Latest Keith Ellison News

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Mar. 8, 2019 4:51 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: "US asylum officer to me: elective Lasik surgery is offered to all...

Minnesota joins lawsuit to block Trump's national emergency

Feb. 19, 2019 4:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has joined with 15 other states in suing to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency to fund his proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Attorney General Keith Ellison says the plan to divert funds is illegal and unconstitutional. He says federal...

Twitter dustup, apology not firsts for Minnesota Rep. Omar

Feb. 11, 2019 9:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has relished the attention attached to becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, eagerly engaging with supporters and critics on social media. But Omar's quick thumbs also have caused problems for herself and Democratic leadership. On...

Turmoil over governor tests Democrats' zero-tolerance policy

Feb. 5, 2019 9:02 AM EST

The denunciations began within hours of the disclosure that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page featured a person in blackface standing next to a person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Democratic activists and presidential contenders quickly called for his resignation. By the time the Democratic...