I voted for Rep. Ilhan Omar. I am sorry I did. My hope was that now we have a large Somali population in Minnesota that it would be a good thing. To be elected to the United States Congress is such an honor and she could have done so much to promote relations between Somalis and other immigrants. But to make anti-semitic remarks about our Jewish allies is disgusting. Our Jewish friends and neighbors come from the Holocaust. Isn’t that enough and didn’t the Somali people come to our country because they were being persecuted? In my opinion, Rep. Omar is not a good representative of this country. There is no place for racism in our Congress. I urge Rep. Omar to resign. Maxine Baker, St. Anthony Village Compare the candidates Rep. Ilhan Omar is being roasted for daring to say that money influences politics. Why does it? Because too many voters wait until they get spoon-fed by their TV, so the only way to reach them is by spending huge sums to jam the airwaves with campaign … [Read more...] about Letters: Regretting vote for Ilhan Omar
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Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 4:27 PM EST Nov 4, 2018 Detroit — With two days left before the election, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer headlined an energetic rally Sunday afternoon in Detroit, urging supporters in the state’s largest city to “get out the damn vote” on Tuesday. Whitmer, who has campaigned on a pledge to “fix the damn roads” and is crisscrossing the state in a bus emblazoned with the aggressive rallying cry, called her turnout message a new spin on an “oldie but goodie.” “We’ve got 77 stops in these last seven days, and we’re just trying to make sure people understand that who the governor is matters from the minute you turn on the tap to brush your teeth, the schools your kids go to and the roads you’re traveling,” she told The Detroit News after the rally. Hundreds of union members and local Democrats had packed the IBEW Local 58 union … [Read more...] about Democrats rally in Detroit: ‘Get out the damn vote’
More than 100 jobs at east Belfast defence firm Thales have been secured with the announcement of a £93 million deal from the Ministry of Defence. The contract will see the French owned business, formerly Shorts Missiles Systems, take part in the Future Air Defence Availability Project (F-ADAPT) to modernise and boost the British Army and Royal Marines’ very short-range air defence capability.The deal was awarded to Thales UK during a visit to Belfast by Defence Minister Stuart Andrew.“Defence investment benefits every corner of our United Kingdom and Northern Ireland is no exception,” he said.“This £93 million deal will secure over 100 local jobs and demonstrates the ingenuity and skill of Northern Irish industry.“In these uncertain times, it is crucial we protect ourselves from the rapidly evolving spectrum of global threats,” he added.“These cutting-edge missile systems will fortify our military advantage over adversaries and help … [Read more...] about £93m missile project secures 100 Belfast jobs at Thales
It is high polling season. Every few days, someone releases a new poll that claims an advantage for one candidate or the other in one of the many (many!) big races in Minnesota’s November elections. It’s tempting to read a lot into these poll results: Your candidate’s ahead! Your candidate’s behind! They’re neck and neck! After all, polls are the best information we have about who’s winning and losing the horse race until all the votes are counted. But sometimes polls don’t make claims as definitively as people make them out to do. That’s why it’s important to be a savvy consumer of polls and that, reader, is where we’re going to help you out with this handy guide. How do I know if I should trust a poll? Just because something looks like a poll and acts like a poll doesn’t mean it’s a poll you should trust. So, first steps: Take a good look at who conducted the poll and think about whether or not they have an … [Read more...] about How to be a smart reader of political polls, illustrated
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