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Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘Occupy’ protests should respond to voter suppression

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) appealed to the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to respond to state legislatures that have passed voting restrictions. According to a recent report by the Brennan Center for Justice, changes to voting laws could suppress up to five million votes during the 2012 elections, particularly among young,…

Rep. Keith Ellison: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters ‘absolutely right’

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Chair of the Progressive Caucus, said he supported the growing “Occupy” demonstrations and would be “more than happy” to advance their agenda. “It’s not really leaderless, it just has a lot of leaders,” he told The UpTake in an interview. “People are sick of…

Feingold: Occupy Wall St. ‘will make the tea party look like a tea party’

Add Russ Feingold to the list of prominent names backing Occupy Wall Street. The former Wisconsin senator sat down for an interview with the Washington Post‘s Greg Sargent and stated how the protests will outdo its right-wing counterpart. “This is like the Tea Party — only it’s real,” he said.…

House Dem: Wisconsin Gov. Walker like a ‘dictator’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the co-chair of the House progressive caucus, said Wednesday that Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker is behaving like a “dictator.” Walker has been “absolutely unreasonable, and is basically taking on the posture of a dictator,” Ellison told reporters on a conference call organized by…

PolitiFact: Bachmann’s claims ‘false’ more often than any other politician

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann isn’t letting her lack of credibility get in the way of her presidential ambitions. Only a day before the congresswoman’s Friday visit to Iowa, the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact noted that she had made false statements more often than any public official. “We have checked her…

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