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Amy Klobuchar

Petition to Congress: End Israel's Bombing and Blockade

Coleen Rowley | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 07.12.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Downside for Democrats in the Christie Scandal?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Two years is the equivalent of twenty years in political time, but there have been some recent political twists and turns that may profoundly affect t...

Alzheimer's Summit: Some Rare Good News

George Vradenburg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

It is understandable that there is a limited appetite for healthcare investment in the U.S. and around the globe today. Purse-strings are tight, and the outcomes of healthcare investment can seem far in the distance. But this is mistaken.

What Clinton, Christie, Biden, Cruz & Co. Can Learn From 2013

Heather Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Smith

Tuesday night's election results were a lot to take in -- especially if you're one of the Beltway creatures still clinging to low expectations for the political participation of Millennials. Spoiler alert: Young voter turnout in Virginia went up, a lot.

Jason Linkins

The Fact That Democratic Women Senators Like Hillary Clinton Was A Super-Duper Secret, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Apparently, the women who serve in Congress as senators from the Democratic Party are quite fond of another woman who once served as a Democratic sena...

Women Senators Prove Collaboration Is Better Than Conflict

Sally Steenland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sally Steenland

These women may not wear shiny red capes to work, but these days in Washington, their accomplishments qualify as superpowers.

Laura Bassett

Men Got Us Into The Shutdown, Women Got Us Out

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...