Monday, December 3, 2012
The Minnesota Congressman took issue with $400 billion in proposed entitlement cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is at odds with President Barack Obama over proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to help pull the U.S. economy back from the "fiscal cliff." With less than a month to go before the economy teeters over the edge of that "fiscal cliff"—a term used to describe the quandry the U.S. government faces at the end of 2012, when the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 will go into effect—the White House offered up a deal last week estimated to produce $1.2 trillion in new tax revenue and make $400 billion in entitlement cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security over the next decade. Ellison was critical of the proposed changes to the aforementioned programs, saying progressive …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Ellison says he prefers to break Ramadan fast with family.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) will join President Obama and 119 other guests at the White House Wednesday evening for an iftar meal to break the daily Ramadan fast. It's a special occasion with many dignitaries in attendance, but Ellison said he prefers private iftars: Roll Call, a Capitol Hill news organization, also noted that Thomas Jefferson hosted the first known White House iftar in 1805. 'Not Totally Dedicated' Ellison's Muslim faith continues to draw attention. A columnist at the conservative WorldNetDaily website chided Republican presidential contender Herman Cain for backtracking on a pledge not to include Muslims in his administration's cabinet. Cain apologized for saying "many of the Muslims, they're not totally dedicated …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Richfield Patch's Whiz Kid of the Week is announced.
Richfield Whiz Kid of the Week: Jared Carr Carr was nominated by Jennifer Jacobs, who works in African American outreach at RHS.