President Obama calls for a review of selling surplus military gear to local police to makes sure it is "stuff they need." "There is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement and we don't want those lines blurred", President Obama tells reporters.
Appearing somber, President Barack Obama today denounced ISIL’s murder of American journalist James Foley, calling the militant group occupying Iraq that killed him a “cancer” that needs to be extracted “so that it does not spread.”
The beheading of Foley was intended by ISIL to be a warning to the United States to stop its air attacks in Iraq. President Obama indicated that will not stop the U.S. and hinted that it will intensify the battle.
“The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.
“When people harm Americans anywhere, we do what is necessary to see that justice is done and we act against ISIL standing alongside others — the people of Iraq who are taking the fight to ISIL must continue coming together to expel these terrorists from their communities. The people of Syria whose story Jim Foley told do not deserve to live under shadow of a tyrant or terrorists. They have our support in their pursuit of a future rooted in dignity.”
"You had a guy who spent, you know, 675 thousand dollars to try to buy a auditor's seat and he went up against the party endorsement and the party won." — DFL Party Chair Ken Martin on Matt Entenza's failed bid for State Auditor.
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden may have shifted his position on the Keystone pipeline after taking heat from Minnesota labor groups. Last week he told The UpTake it would be OK to use cheaper chinese steel to build the yet-to-be-approved Keystone pipeline.