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Amy Klobuchar

Not Again! Yet Another United States' Plan To Support International Adoption

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Frank Ligtvoet

Can Klobuchar and Blunt for one time, just for one time inform themselves about international adoption as it plays out in the real world and not on the happy stage as it is set up and decorated by saviors, believers, deceivers, legal and illegal business people.

About That Woman VP Candidate: Klobuchar Works Better Than Warren

Rebecca Sive | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

I have been watching Klobuchar's rise to political power for 20 years. I, like many others, think she wants to be POTUS. Clearly, attaining the vice-presidential slot in 2016 puts her first-in-line among Democrats to make her own presidential run, (whether or not Hillary Clinton wins).

Why Isn't Biden on Clinton's Perceived VP Short List?

Dave R. Jacobson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Dave R. Jacobson

There's nothing in the Constitution that requires term-limits for the Vice President of the United States. With that in mind, why isn't Vice President Joe Biden part of the mix when it comes to those being contemplated as possible running mates for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?

Captain Sully And Senators Push For More 'Drowsy Flying' Laws

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger saved all 155 people on board U.S. Airways Flight 1549 when he piloted an emergency landing on the Hudson River i...

Advocacy Drives Medical Progress Forward

Mary Woolley | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We should and must continue to invest sufficiently in research to keep pace with scientific opportunity. Congress must increase funding for the NIH by at least 10 percent ($3.2 billion) in FY17 to help patients like Lorri who are determined to find solutions to what ails us.

No Improvement Just Absurdity in Kneejerked Visa Waiver Program Bill

Coleen Rowley | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Coleen Rowley

The proposed program reforms will curtail tourism, business and scholar-related travel (and hurt US economic interests as well), but will do almost nothing to address the real weaknesses of the surveillance-watchlisting process used to cross-check visa and visa waiver applicants.

GOP, Dems Blindly Bow to Fossil Fuels in Africa

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 10.14.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

The bill will fail to help the people most severely marginalized in current systems, damage the long-term prospects of Africa's economy, and become a lost opportunity for the fight against climate change.

Senator Raised Over $17,000 In Campaign Money From Ex-Boyfriends

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) made a convincing case for staying amicable with ex-boyfriends in a HuffPost Live conversation on Thursday. The senator ...

Senator Tells How She Was Once Mistaken For Al Franken's Wife

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) isn’t the spouse of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), but one flight attendant just didn’t believe that. In an interview wit...

The Senator Next Door

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

In my early campaigns people would sometimes come up to me at a grocery store or mall and say, "I know you from somewhere. Is it the PTA? Do you live in my neighborhood?" Always trying to be respectful, I would say, "I don't think so, but maybe you saw me on TV. I'm your county attorney."

Summer Reading: The Women's Edition

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
Barbara Lee

Summer is in full swing, and that means some downtime to unwind (if we're lucky) and get wrapped up in a good book. Here are six women-focused reads on my list this year, some political, some personal and one perennial favorite to celebrate the season.

Ryan Grim

Minnesota Lawmaker To Push To Reform Heroin Treatment | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

State Sen. Chris Eaton is planning to introduce legislation to encourage opiate treatment providers and doctors to break with an abstinence-based mode...

Bipartisan Action to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

We must take action to combat sex trafficking all around the world. But we must first start in our own backyard.

Sam Stein

In Showdown With Giffords, GOP Candidate Announces Support For Gun Limits On Stalkers | Sam Stein | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid a high-profile fight with a leading gun-control group, a Republican congressional candidate in Arizona has come out in support of n...

Gillibrand's In, Clinton's Not

Rebecca Sive | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

When Clinton, unlike Gillibrand, isn't on an important list of America's big political thinkers, does it matter?

What Women Think They Know About Gun Laws (And How They're Wrong)

Margie Omero | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

In the last decade, more women were killed by an intimate partner using a gun than troops killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Come November, women across party lines may reward candidates working to solve problems, rather than leaning on partisan perceptions.

Petition to Congress: End Israel's Bombing and Blockade

Coleen Rowley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

As I wrote on Facebook and again on this petition, I just don't see what good can be gained in the horrific slaughtering of so many children!

Laura Bassett

Gabby Giffords Touts First-Ever Senate Hearing On Guns And Domestic Violence | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has scheduled the first-ever Senate hearing on how to keep guns out of the hands of d...

Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women.

Samantha Lachman

McCain And Klobuchar Want You To Be Able To Get Your (Prescription) Drugs From Canada | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have revived a congressional effort to allow individuals to import cheaper prescription drugs ...

Oslo Mayor Is NOT A Fan Of Obama's Norway Ambassador Nominee

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nomination of Long Island, New York, businessman George Tsunis as U.S. ambassador to Norway took another hit Sunday after the...

Howard Fineman

Why Washington Fails The Third Metric And What Some Locals Are Doing About It | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital is not a happy or well place, Arthur Brooks has concluded. He should know. A pioneer in "happiness studies," Bro...

Laura Bassett

NRA Fights For Convicted Stalkers' Gun Rights | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association is fighting proposed federal legislation that would prohibit those convicted of stalking and of domestic violence again...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

Gerry Smith

U.S. Senator To Introduce 'Kill Switch' Legislation To Combat Phone Thefts | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will introduce legislation in coming weeks to fight a growing trend of smartphone thefts nationwide by forcing the i...