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Coakley, Schmoakley, You're Not Our Heroes Anymore

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley may or may not be elected to the U.S. Senate tomorrow. What difference will it make, one way or the other?

Patriot Act Redux

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Civil libertarians of the right and left urged the Senate not to reauthorize the three provisions of the Patriot Act without providing new restraints on law enforcement and adequate protections.

Bill To Klobuchar takes aim at wireless contract fees

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will soon introduce a bill to rein in the fees wireless carriers charge consumers who want to switch carriers or cut off ...

Mark Udall, Michael Bennet Sign Letter Supporting Exemptions In Cap And Trade For Coal

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado U.S. Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet with 12 other Senate Democrats signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders weighing climate legislatio...

Watch: Franken and Klobuchar Speak Out at Senate Judiciary Committee Vote (Video)

David Doody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Doody


Franken Blasts Supreme Court During Sotomayor Vote

The Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken spewed fire and Amy Klobuchar threw brimstone this morning at the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the ...

Judiciary Committee: Sharp Minds -- and Empty Suits

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

These Senators spend their precious minutes before the cameras posturing, except for when they're pandering. Except for when they're plodding.

Schumer Says Reform by Labor Day, While Cowardly Democrats Vote with Sessions

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Why are Democrats letting Senator Sessions set the agenda with empty, irrelevant, "build the fence bigger" immigration amendments?

"Big Ed" Schultz Is Keeping Dem Senators' Feet to The Fire

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

After a sluggish start on MSNBC this spring, the beefy redhead is en fuego right now with his fiery appeals to follow the public's will to get meaningful health care passed.

Klobuchar Defends Sotomayor: Smart Enough? You Can't Make Up Phi Beta Kappa

National Journal Online | Amy Harder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee member Amy Klobuchar this morning urged a roomful of lawyers, legal experts and representatives from liberal organizations ...

America's Waterways Need Help - and, Yes, You Can Help

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

By some estimates, 60 percent of U.S. creeks, rivers, and streams and tens of millions of acres of wetlands and other sensitive waterbodies have lost federal protection in the last few years due to the Supreme Court's decisions.

Sam Stein

Kaine, Klobuchar, Mondale Up Pressure On Pawlenty To Seat Franken | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine penned a letter to Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday, asking the Minnesota Governor to persuade Norm Coleman to concede and, short of tha...

Al Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Race...Again

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

If character were oil, Norm Coleman would be a quart low. He has lost the Minnesota Senate race. He also lost the recount. And the lawsuit. You see a trend here?

Not a Woman in the Picture

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Is it a coincidence that in the world's largest economy, whose military expenditure accounts for half the global total, the most senior posts dealing with money and war are still reserved for men?

Sam Stein

Franken, If Up In Votes, Should Be Seated Before Legal Battles End: Klobuchar | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With concern rising in Minnesota that the state could be without a Senator for the crucial early months of the next Congress, Sen. Amy Klobuchar weigh...

Rescue Ratchet

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Markarian

While serving in Iraq, Army Sgt. Beberg adopted a stray puppy named Ratchet. But the military snatched the pup before he could reach the Baghdad Airport to catch a flight bound for the US.

Journalist Amy Goodman Arrested/Released In MN (Update With Press Conference)

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Amy Goodman of Pacifica Network's Democracy Now! was arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota, while trying to free two of her producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddo...

Oil Prices Top Issue In Public Mind, Congress Feeling Pressure

New York Times | Carl Hulse and David M. Herszenhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, said anxiety over fuel oil costs is at crisis proportions in her state. Senator Amy Klobucha...

2006 Minnesota Senate General Election:
Kennedy (R) vs Klobuchar (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MN-Sen: Kennedy vs Klobuchar

The Real Reason Behind Senator's Obama Endorsement?

Washington Post | Mary Ann Akers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Been wondering what superdelegates are getting in return for their recent presidential endorsements? Well, in the case of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)...

Jason Linkins

AP Headline Plays To Stereotype | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's possible that when you read this headline from the AP - "Second Female Senator Endorses Obama" - you had the same thought as I: "Wow! Hattie Wya...

Minn. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Endorses Obama

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sunday night, giving him another superdelegate supporter. I...

Obama Set To Announce A New String Of Key Endorsements

Wall Street Journal | Jackie Calmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Slowly but steadily, a string of Democratic Party figures is taking Barack Obama's side in the presidential nominating race and raising the pressure o...