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Laura Bassett

Men Got Us Into The Shutdown, Women Got Us Out | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) said on Wednesday afternoon that their female colleagues can take most of the credit for drivin...

An America As Good As Its Promise

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

We can fix the Voting Rights Act, we can pass the Same-Day Registration Act and other important election reforms, and we can finish the march that Congressman Lewis and so many other brave men and women started in Selma all those years ago.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Progressive Women's Group Spotlights Military Sexual Assault | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List, the progressive women's advocacy group focused on electing Democratic women to public office, is spotlighting legislation ...

We Must Change the Culture of Violence Against Women in the Military

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Is "military justice" for women an oxymoron? I hope not, but this has been an eye-opening week about the culture of violence against women in the military.

Ryan Grim

Congress Ignores Major Jobs Hearing | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than five years since the start of the Great Recession, unemployment remains a major economic problem in the United States, with lo...

Obama To Unleash Inner Funnyman

AP | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama had a ready excuse for anyone who didn't think he was funny enough at Saturday night's Gridiron dinner: "My ...

President Obama, Gun Violence and His Minnesota Visit

Eric Schwartz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Eric Schwartz

President Obama brought his campaign to curb gun violence to Minnesota on Monday, and the North Star State offers valuable lessons for a nation in the midst of a critical public debate.

Democrats Call For Female Contenders In 2016

National Journal | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

At a time when President Obama is under fire for selecting an inner circle of Cabinet officials dominated by white men, Democrats are facing another u...

Elise Foley

20 Women Make History In The Senate | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Amanda Terkel, Jennifer Bendery, Ryan Grim, Eliot Nelson and Laura Bassett contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from Nor...

Fiscal Cliff or Bunny Slope?

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Superstorm Sandy was a disaster brought to us by Mother Nature. The fiscal cliff is being brought to us by human nature. Which will be worse? Time will tell.

12 Things We Would Install When Remodeling The Senate Women's Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.15.2012 | Women

Power meetings and traffic jams are going on in the Senate's women-only restroom. At least, that's what Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Amy Kloc...

Amy Klobuchar Wins Reelection

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is projected to pick up a second term in the Senate, according to the AP. Klobuchar held a steady lead in the polls o...

The Power of Foster Care Politics

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Heimpel

While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.

Congressional Letter-Writing Campaign Helps Torpedo Voluntary Food Marketing Guidelines for Kids

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While the proposed voluntary principles set for food marketers are ambitious and would take time to put into place, the public health stakes could not be higher.

Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Domestic violence is not a partisan issue. We need a system that encourages victims to come forward. Not a system that discourages them from seeking help, or one that intimidates victims into staying in the shadows.

Jennifer Bendery

Female Lawmakers In Opposing Parties Spar Over Violence Against Women Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called "war on women" raged on in Congress Wednesday as female lawmakers in opposing parties clashed with each other in defense o...

Barbara Lee Was Right! Amy Klobuchar Is Wrong!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Barbara Lee turned out to be 100% right about the wrongful wars launched on Afghanistan and Iraq and she is certainly right again -- to try and stop an even more catastrophic and illegal preemptive war on Iran!

10 Candidates All Students Should Support

Nick Mitch | Posted 08.28.2012 | Teen
Nick Mitch

There are many excellent candidates running in this election, but the above eight will be fierce advocates for youth. Please consider supporting them in any way you can.

Democrats Accuse GOP Of 'War On Women'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is taking advantage of the controversy over contraception and women's health issues to feature its female...

Native And Rural Communities Face Devastating Post Office Closures

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

While winter has spared remote areas of Minnesota this year, proposed budget cuts will slam the North Country if the U.S. Post Office abandons its location in Ponsford.

Infidelity Allegations, Financial Problems Rock State GOP

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — It wasn't so long ago that Minnesota seemed like an attractive target for an emboldened GOP trying to expand its list of presi...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Pitches $60 Billion In Latest Jobs Twist | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after failing to advance one part of President Barack Obama's jobs plan in the Senate, Democrats moved on to another Friday, annou...

Pawlenty Rules Out A 2012 Campaign For Senate

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday definitively ruled out a 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate after ending his Re...

Pair Of Senators Propose Immediate End To Ethanol Tax Credit

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Two senators from ethanol-producing states proposed Thursday to immediately end a tax credit for the corn-based fuel and agreeing t...

Elise Foley

WATCH: Refugees Advocate For Better Aid | Elise Foley | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After escaping violence and persecution in their native countries, 10 former refugees met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to...