Minnesota

David Steinberg reports: The Omar investigations

Featured image Minnesota state representative Steve Drazkowski is the gentleman who filed the complaint against Ilhan Omar with the state campaign finance board. The board found Omar responsible for numerous infractions and released its investigative file early this past June. Thanks to the board investigation, we learned that Omar filed joint tax returns with Ahmed Hirsi (to whom she was not married) while she was “legally” married to her brother, Ahmed Nur »

Leila Adan: Ilhan Omar doesn’t represent us (the interview)

Featured image Chicago’s Morning Answer with Amy Jacobson and Dan Proft on AM 560 invited my friend Leila Adan to discuss her prospective candidacy for Minnesota ‘s Fifth District DFL congressional nomination (video below). Taking off from her Power Line post “Ilhan Omar doesn’t speak for us,” this terrific interview provides another side of the Fifth District (although I am afraid Leila overestimates the number of Jewish voters in the district). Leila »

Leila Shukri Adan: Ilhan Omar doesn’t speak for us

Featured image The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo reports “Ilhan Omar Named 2019 Anti-Semite of the Year.” Following a public nomination and voting period, the organization StopAntiSemitism.org recognized Omar for repeatedly spreading anti-Israel and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. My friend Leila Adan ([email protected]) is shortly to announce that she is opposing Omar for the Fifth District DFL congressional nomination. She wants it to be known that Omar does not speak for the Fifth »

Ahmed Hirsi remarries

Featured image In one of those faith-based marriages we have heard so much about from Ilhan Omar, Omar’s ex — Ahmed “Southside” Hirsi — remarried in Mogadishu 37 days after the dissolution of his marriage to Omar was finalized. It’s international news, first reported by Martin Gould here in the Daily Mail yesterday. The New York Post followed up on the Daily Mail story here. The Daily Mail has even acquired video »

Ilhan Omar: Errors & omissions, etc.

Featured image Working on the case of Ilhan Omar over the past three years, I have been most forcibly struck by what seems like her compulsive lying and the lack of reliable information about her background. Reporters repeat and reiterate her lies as facts. She is under the impression that she proceeds with immunity from the alternative of truth or consequences that most of us live with most of the time, and »

Top Star Tribune story of 2019

Featured image Late last week the Star Tribune posted its top 10 most-read Minnesota news stories of 2019. Coming in at number 1 is “New documents revisit questions about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s marriage history,” by Patrick Coolican and Stephen Montemayor. The 3,000-word story takes a serious look at the question we first raised three years ago: did Ilhan Omar marry her brother in 2009? The story was linked by Drudge and RealClearPolitics. »

The peasants are revolting, cont’d

Featured image This is a big week in the impeachment farce. With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sitting on the Democrats’ dearly beloved impeachment articles in the hope that she can pressure Senate Majority Mitch McConnell into bending to her will, the farce became farcical in a whole new way over the past two days. An impeachment story or two made it into the Star Tribune’s top 5 list this week. Below is »

No relief from Ilhan Omar

Featured image My Somali friends took an intense interest in H.R. 1158 (“DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019”), sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul. The text of the bill is posted here; the Senate Appropriations Committee summary of key provisions is posted here. The bill has passed both houses of Congress and now awaits only the president’s signature. The Club for Growth scored the bill as a key vote »

The peasants are revolting, cont’d

Featured image The Star Tribune features two impeachment-related stories at the center of its home page this morning (with more posted under each of the two stories), but readers are turning their attention elsewhere. The Star Tribune’s most read and most emailed stories as of 8:45 a.m. (Central) this morning are listed below. My theory here is that laughter is the best medicine. »

FEC to Ilhan Omar, cont’d

Featured image The Washington Free Beacon’s Joe Schoffstall has a good story on the Federal Election Commission’s letter to Ilhan Omar regarding her unitemized small-dollar third-quarter contributions exceeding $800,000. I posted a copy of the letter yesterday here. I understand that the FEC letter to Omar’s campaign is routine and unaccusatory. I should have made that clear in my post. Schoffstall reports, however, that AOC’s campaign reported $1.1 million in unitemized small-dollar »

FEC to Ilhan Omar: Show me the receipts

Featured image Fluence Media’s Blois Olson is a versatile Minnesota political and public relations consultant who closely follows the local news. Indeed, he follows the local news more closely than the Star Tribune. In his Morning Take tip sheet today Blois points out that Ilhan Omar’s third-quarter Federal Election Commission report is under review by FEC compliance analysts. Blois has posted the November 21, 2019 FEC letter to the Omar campaign about »

When Omar remains silent

Featured image Earlier this year Minnesota’s ethically challenged Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar received a substantial cash advance — Forbes pegs it in a range from $100,00 to $250,000, but I’m told it was $300,000 — for a book someone is writing on her behalf. The book is to be published next April. Forbes picked up the Publishers Marketplace notice of Omar’s book deal in a report dated January 16, 2019. I »

An Omar sideshow (2)

Featured image David Steinberg notes Ilhan Omar endorsing his dismissal of the story that she is a Qatari asset. The endorsement came via a retweet (below). In that David is the investigative reporter who has nailed down the story that Ahmed Elmi — the guy whom Omar married under the auspices of a Christian minister in 2009 — is Omar’s brother, it’s a notable moment. See David’s Power Line post “Tying up »

An Omar sideshow

Featured image For the past several weeks a deposition transcript has been floating around implicating Ilhan Omar as a Qatari asset. Bona fide news outlets have hesitated to report on the allegations without some confirmation. Now the Jerusalem Post has stepped forward to serve up the story without confirmation. Al Arabiya English does likewise here. A spokesman for Omar has dignified the story with an outright denial that is included by the »

The peasants are revolting, cont’d

Featured image Star Tribune readers seem to have escaped the impeachment hysteria that has manifested in a big way among the Democrats and their media adjunct. I refer, of course, to Schiff impeachment theater. The Star Tribune features syndicated articles peddling the hysteria as big news every day on its home page, yet its readers continue to direct their attention elsewhere. Below are the Star Tribune’s top five most read online stories »

The peasants are revolting

Featured image The Star Tribune home page turned its online home page into a hotbed of Trump Derangement Syndrome from the first days of the administration. Of course, every jot and tittle of the Democrats’ impeachment theater has found a prominent place on it. For some reason, however, Star Tribune readers prefer stories pursuing other interests. The screenshot below captures the Star Tribune’s top 5 most read stories this morning. Go Gophers, »

An Ilhan Omar update

Featured image The Daily Mail has recently published two stories — here (October 21) and, most recently, here (November 12) — covering the tabloid-friendly aspects of Ilhan Omar’s life and career. These stories directly demonstrate a few of the lies that Omar is living and indirectly illustrate the protective cover provided by the Star Tribune. The Daily Mail is doing the work that the Star Tribune refuses to do, as I am »