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Minnesota’s largest newspaper, the Star Tribune, has endorsed Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) primary challenger, pointing out his “integrity and progress” as the main reason for their choice.

The decision from Omar’s hometown newspaper was announced Wednesday in an editorial, which concluded that Omar’s Democrat primary challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux, would be a better fit to represent the district in Congress. According to the paper, Omar is too concerned with picking fights from across the aisle.

“While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District,” the Star Tribune wrote. “There are many ways to fight for change, few of them easy when tackling entrenched systems and interests. Omar says she will ‘fight hard for big ideas.’ But the point of the fight, after all, is the change. And that often requires the ability to forge alliances and persuade.”

The paper also noted:

Omar’s 2018 victory launched her into the national spotlight as the first Muslim woman and first refugee elected to Congress. But her time has been marred by missteps, including remarks on Israel widely regarded as anti-Semitic, an outsized number of missed votes, and campaign-finance issues.

In addition to the criticism of Omar’s remarks on Israel, the paper also highlighted “that Omar has sent more than $1.6 million to her husband’s D.C. political consulting firm, E Street Group, and is herself the target of a Federal Election Commission complaint regarding travel expenses.”

“It is just these kinds of ethical distractions that the Fifth District could do without,” the paper stated. “In the Editorial Board interview, Omar took little responsibility for her rocky start, instead largely blaming her critics and saying her failing was perhaps in not realizing what a ‘special unicorn’ she would be in Congress.”

Author: Kyle Morris

Source: Breitbart: Minnesota’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Ilhan Omar’s Primary Challenger

Left-wing billionaire George Soros is set to double his 2016 election spending in an effort to remove President Donald Trump from the White House, according to public records.

The Washington Free Beacon, which was the first outlet to report Soros’s 2020 spending, stated that Soros has poured money “into the coffers of the Democracy PAC, a super PAC that passes money to other liberal PACs working to defeat Trump and congressional Republicans.”

According to public records, the PAC has received $40 million, double the $20 million it received in 2016 throughout the presidential election.

An operative told the Washington Free Beacon:

While Democrats across the country sanctimoniously rail against the influence of dark money in politics, their party’s largest donors are bankrolling a massive web of liberal organizations to get them elected. George Soros’s unprecedented spending further highlights just how dependent Democrats are on contributions from billionaires, despite their hypocritical rhetoric.

Directly, Soros has put $5.5 million into his Super PAC. Fund for Policy Reform, a nonprofit in Soros’s Open Society Foundations network that is reported to have in the bank $750 million on its latest tax forms, also gave $35 million. In doing so, Soros’s name is kept from appearing amongst those that give millions to political committees.

Democracy PAC, known for making large donations to far-left candidates, has given more than $25 million to other PACs, including a $7 million to the Senate Majority PAC, which has close ties to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). It also gave $5 million to Priorities USA Action, a large outside PAC which supports Joe Biden, and $2.5 million to the left-wing Win Justice coalition.

The Beacon also noted:

Many of the groups that receive money from Soros are top spenders backing massive anti-Trump campaigns. Priorities USA is the biggest outside spender this cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, having spent more than $28 million. Its efforts include anti-Trump advertisements focused on criticizing the president’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

In addition to his overwhelming PAC donations. Soros has also given $2 million to committees directly without going through his PACs. Those donations include $500,000 to the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund, a committee to raise funds between the Democratic National Committee, all 50 state Democratic parties, and the D.C. Democratic committee.

Soros has also given thousands to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) victory fund, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Similar to Soros, former presidential hopeful Tom Steyer has also poured into the 2020 election and is ranked among the highest of donors.

Author: Kyle Morris

Source: Breitbart: Soros Doubles 2016 Election Spending, Sends $40 Million to Super PAC

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) was the only Republican senator not selected to be a part of a new congressional coronavirus task force created by the White House to study the reopening of different parts of America’s economy.

The White House released a list Thursday evening titled, “Opening Up America Again Congressional Group,” which included almost 70 senators and all 52 of Romney’s GOP chamber colleagues.

According to a spokesperson for Romney, who was the only Republican who voted to impeach President Donald Trump earlier this year, the Utah senator was not asked to be a part of the initiative.

The new White House task force also features a bipartisan group of 32 representatives from the House, which includes 22 Republicans and ten Democrats.

Since Romney joined the United States Senate in 2019, he and Trump have sparred. Before that, the two also had a rocky relationship, with Romney calling Trump a “con man” during the 2016 presidential election. Similarly, Trump blasted Romney in February 2016 as “one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics.”

Romney, one of the few Republicans who almost always breaks with Trump, also claimed he was “sickened” by the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Trump later referred to Romney as a “secret Democrat asset.”

Author: Kyle Morris

Source: Breitbart: Mitt Romney Only GOP Senator Not Included on New White House Task Force

Actor Gary Sinise is celebrating what has been 25 years of advocacy for the non-profit organization Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

According to an online press release, Sinise first began working with DAV after he received an award from the organization for his role of Lieutenant Dan — a wheelchair bound veteran facing mental illness, alcoholism, and depression — in the classic film Forrest Gump.

“Your superb performance brought awareness of the lifelong sacrifice of disabled veterans back into public consciousness in a remarkably positive way,” The award plaque read.

The online announcement also listed some of Sinise’s many accomplishments, which include his “serving for nine years as the national spokesperson for the effort to build the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C. which was dedicated and opened to the public on October 5, 2014.” The memorial honors veterans of the armed forces of the United States who were permanently disabled during the course of their national service.​

A video released in the announcement shows Sinise’s committment to the DAV.

“Without Forrest Gump, I wouldn’t have been contacted by the DAV and been invited to their national convention,” Sinise said in the video.

“It was an honor to play Lt. Dan, I guess it was in some ways — you know when Lt. Dan talks about his destiny, I kinda feel like there was something at play there, that I would get to play that part,” the Apollo 13 star said of the role in a performance featured in the video.

For more than two decades, Sinise has honored the families of fallen war heroes and worked to recognize those who have fought in America’s armed forces.

Last year, Sinise gave free trips to Disney World to almost 1,700 Gold Star family members of fallen soldiers.

The Gary Sinise Foundation has also given back to many of those who have served the country. In 2018, a double-amputee veteran and his family received the keys to a specially-adapted smart home from Sinise’s foundation.

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Author: Kyle Morris

Source: Breitbart: Gary Sinise Celebrates 25 Years of Advocacy for Disabled Veterans

A small group of gun-control activists shouted death threats as they gathered outside the Louisville, Kentucky, home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday night.

Chants of “No Trump, no KKK, no Fascist USA!” could be heard from the estimated 25 protesters in attendance, who also referred to the senator as “murder turtle.”

According to WLKY, police were present at the scene and prevented the protesters, who were dragging shovels on the ground and creating loud noise, from reaching McConnell’s home.

In a video shared on Facebook Live, one male protester said he hoped someone had a “voodoo doll for these bitches.” A female protester nearby later said, “Just stab the motherf*cker in the heart, please.”

A woman is on Facebook Live, outside of Senator McConnell’s home in Louisville, saying she hopes someone “just stabs the mother f*cker in the heart, please.” #KYSen pic.twitter.com/sHaPWqn32J

— Ben Goldey (@BenGoldey) August 6, 2019

“The bitch is home… we keep seeing the lights go on and off,” one protester said. “This hoe really thought he was going to get ready to be at home after he hurt his little punk ass shoulder. Bitch, don’t nobody give a f*ck! F*ck your thoughts and prayers, Mitch. F*ck you, f*ck your wife, f*ck everything you stand for. ”

“We’re out here because he wants thoughts and prayers, when another white man massacres people,” one protester said in regards to McConnell.

Protesters also took aim at McConnell’s wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

“F*ck Elaine! F*ck Elaine! F*ck Elaine,” one protester shouted.

Unaware of the threats made on Facebook Live, Louisville metro police told the New York Post that those in attendance outside of McConnell’s home were “protesting peacefully.”

A spokesman for the Louisville metro police added, “We are assisting Capitol Police.”

Earlier this week, 77-year-old McConnell was treated and released at a local hospital after he tripped on his patio and fractured his shoulder at his Kentucky home.

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Author: Kyle Morris

Source: Breitbart: WATCH — Protesters Gather Outside Mitch McConnell’s Home, Shout Death Threats

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