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Minneapolis FBI Agent Leaked Classified Documents Because of Racism

The rank politicization of the top echelons of the FBI has tainted the standards and credibility of the nation's top law enforcement agency. Former FBI Director James Comey felt empowered to take matters into his own hands, as did his sidekick former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, including leaking documents to the media. So perhaps it should be no surprise the unlawful conduct so rampant in Washington has trickled down to the Minneapolis field office with the prosecution of a former agent this week in the Twin Cities. The Star Tribune's coverage positioned the case that involved the leak of secret documents...

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Janus Union Fee Case Already Having a Good Effect, Except @ AFT

"The internal AFT slideshow predicts that if the Supreme Court rules to undercut agency fees, the increased time spent on “member maintenance” will detract from the organization’s “other more progressive union activities,” which are unspecified in the document. Some unions, it also warns, won’t be able to stay afloat."...

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Should Minnesota Restrict What We Wear to the Polls? The U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide.

Andy Cilek and other Minnesotans are at the U.S. Supreme Court this morning to defend their right to wear “political clothing” when they vote. Minnesota bans t-shirts or hats that suggest support for a world view, candidate or political party. It is a broad restriction on speech. With the able assistance of our friends at the Pacific Legal Foundation, and the support of the ACLU, this case will finally be heard....

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AFSCME’s “Talking Points” Misconstrue Purpose of Janus Case

In exactly one week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a landmark case that could possibly end mandatory union dues—Janus v. AFSCME. A win for Mark Janus, the plaintiff, would restore a public sector employee’s right to choose for him or herself whether to give money to a union. But government unions are opposed to a pro-plaintiff ruling because they claim it “threatens public workers.” The only things this case “threatens” are government union revenues and influence....

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MN Federal Judge Nominee Stras Gets Last Laugh on Franken

Every once in a while the good guy still wins, even in the the Swamp. On the week Al Franken stepped down from the Senate in accordance with his marching orders from the Democratic Party commissariat, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras took the next step in the confirmation process that will give him the last laugh in the world's greatest deliberative body just vacated by his former nemesis. Despite widespread bipartisan support for Stras, Franken held up the jurist's nomination by abusing the tradition of the "blue slip" senatorial review of nominees. But on Friday the Star Tribune reports, President Trump...

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Center of the American Experiment Joins Amicus Brief in Forced Union Fees Case Before U.S. Supreme Court, Unions Push Back

The Janus case is expected to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in January of 2018 so stay tuned. The case is first and foremost a defense of Free Speech and Liberty, which if successful, will begin to restore some sanity to our country. Why should public employees have to support the political speech of a union in order to keep their jobs? And what price have we paid for monopoly funding to government unions for the last 50 years? How has our electoral and legislative process been warped? ...

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The Real Al Franken Revealed: Will it Break the Log-Jam on Judges?

Our Constitution gives the president of United States, whether you like him or not, the power to nominate federal judges. The Senate has the power to advise and consent, which is not the same as block and tackle. Traditionally, if a nominee was qualified, the president got his nominee confirmed. Each party understood that when it was their party’s turn at bat, they would benefit from that same deference. But the game has changed, and so must the rules....

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Franken Busted for Abuse of Nomination Process

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken got called out for bad behavior this week, not once but twice. Accusations that Franken kissed and groped Los Angeles broadcaster Leeann Tweeden grabbed most of the media's attention. But Franken also got busted for abusing the Senate's nomination process for the federal judiciary, as noted by the Wall Street Journal. The hits keep coming for Al Franken. At the same time folks are calling on the Minnesota Democrat to resign after he’s been accused of sexual assault, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is ending a Franken veto over judicial nominees. Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday that...

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Employee Freedom Update: Who are Mark Janus and Rebecca Friedrichs?

Who are Mark Janus and Rebecca Friedrichs? And why did I write about them in The Wall Street Journal today? If the Supreme Court rules in Janus’ favor, every government employee across the country will have the right to choose for himself or herself whether to give money to a union. This is equivalent to Minnesota passing a right-to-work constitutional amendment-- only better because it will be the law of land. ...

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