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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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lucia Graves

Midwestern Senators Introduce Alternative To Cutting Ethanol Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators introduced a bill Tuesday as an alternative to Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) proposal to end the...

Michael McAuliff

POLLS: Cut Medicare, Lose Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of progressive groups is warning swing state Democrats to think twice before embracing parts of the Republican budget plan t...

Our Brave Women

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

Last year the Department of Defense recorded over 3,000 reports of sexual assault across the U.S. Armed Forces. And while this issue affects both male and female servicemembers, it is women who face elevated risks.

Money Changes Everything: Will the Battle Over the Budget Derail All Bipartisan Cooperation in 2011?

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

A collection of senior lawmakers gathered at a Washington panel last Wednesday to reflect on the possibility of cooperation across party lines in the 112th Congress.

Michele Bachmann Is Not the Right Prairie Home Companion

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Amy Klobuchar told me she was concerned about the prospect of Michele Bachmann running against her for election to the US Senate.

Hard of Hearings: The Senate Judiciary Committee's Intelligence Gap

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Forget every other delusive sports comparison you may have heard: Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearings are an impeccable doppelganger to soccer's main event.

Shriram Harid

John Paul Stevens Retiring: Top Picks To Be The Next Supreme Court Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview in early March, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he would make up his mind in about a month's time about when to retire fr...

IAVA, Senators Murray, Klobuchar, Begich serious about Veterans Employment

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

The deal is that the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America really does cover the back of vets of the current wars. They're working with Congres...