Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and therefore are as plugged in as anybody when it comes to matters pertaining to the NSA, FISA, and Patriot Act.RELATED POSTS:-- Al Franken defends Prism, says of leaks: "Nothing surprised me" -- Keith Ellison on Prism: ... More >>
In the holy trinity of things popular in Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar is right up there with hotdish and Prince, apparently.SEE ALSO: Amy Klobuchar: "For the first time, there was a traffic jam in the Senate women's bathroom"According to Public Policy Polling's breakdown of every U.S. Senator's populari ... More >>
Despite what the Pine County Sheriff thinks, the latest Public Policy Polling survey of Minnesota voters indicates Minnesotans overwhelming favor an assault weapons ban.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota Republicans want Norm Coleman vs. Mark Dayton in 2014-- Minnesota Republicans want Michele Bachmann vs. Al Fr ... More >>
The farm bill expired at the end of September, but first the election and now the fiscal cliff have worked like a one-two punch to knock out chatter about it. Trust Amy Klobuchar, though, to try and get our attention back.Yesterday she took to the Senate floor to remind people just how many billions ... More >>
On Friday, The D.C.-based Daily Caller published a report alleging "that U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar helped keep a multibillion-dollar Ponzi schemer [i.e., Tom Petters] out of prison in the late 1990s when she was the County Attorney in Hennepin County, Minnesota."SEE ALSO: Tom Petters, convicted Pon ... More >>
According to a Star Tribune poll conducted by Mason-Dixon, Republican Kurt Bills trails incumbent U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar by a comical margin.Conducted last week, the poll found that 57 percent of of likely voters plans to vote for Klobuchar, compared to 28 percent for Bills. In other words, Klob ... More >>
BREAKING NEWS: Republicans don't like tax increases, whether they're a result of new legislation or simply allowing tax cuts to expire. SEE ALSO:-- Kurt Bills, GOP Senate candidate, says he'd support tax increase, fight Grover Norquist-- Obama up 7 in Minnesota, Klobuchar up 19, says new poll-- Mich ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Dave Wellstone calls Kurt Bills' homage to his father "completely disrespectful"-- David Carlson savages Kurt Bills in new ad, suggests he wouldn't have ended slavery-- Kurt Bills' creepy Staring at the Future political film is laughably bad [VIDEO]If "Quick Kurt" Bills is elected to the ... More >>
Army National Guard Capt. Pete Hegseth's announcement that he is running against incumbent Amy Klobuchar for one of Minnesota U.S. Senate seats represents an "upgrade" over other GOPers already in the race, The Hill writes. The Hill cites Hegseth's national fundraising network from his time runni ... More >>
The bill providing long-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration is a case study in how complicated legislation coming before the U.S. Senate can be. As a condition of funding the FAA long-term, congressional Republicans demanded that the percentage of transportation workers' signatur ... More >>
Apparently the PIPA debacle hasn't significantly hurt the political fortunes of Al Franken or Amy Klobuchar.A new Public Policy Polling poll conducted over last weekend concludes that Klobuchar will be very tough to beat this year. Franken's favorable numbers, while weaker than Klobuchar's, indic ... More >>
It's a cliche, but true -- when trying to figure out the whys and wherefores of politics, you should follow the money. And in the case of Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken's support for the now-stalled PIPA legislation, the money trail appears to lead back to big media.Campaign finance records indicat ... More >>
Yesterday's online blackouts protesting SOPA and PIPA haven't been ignored by Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, both of whom are co-sponsors of PIPA.Though both continue to support some form of legislation aimed at curbing foreign piracy, spokesmen for each said that the Senators are now int ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar is substantive, smart, hard-working, avoids controversy, rarely makes a public verbal misstep -- save for the vaguely northern accent, she's sort of the anti-Sarah Palin. But now Minnesota's respectable senator has revealed what she has in common with Alaska's inescapable former gov ... More >>
Klobuchar steps to the line.Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been mentioned as presidential material and Supreme Court material, but we now have video evidence that it's pretty clear she isn't NBA material. Maybe not even elementary school hoops material. Klobuchar gamely took part in a congressional ... More >>
Rich Stanek: He beat Kitten. Is Klobuchar next?Norm Coleman generated some headlines the other day when he confirmed that he has no intention of running against Sen. Amy Klobuchar when she's up for re-election in 2012. So, who will? MPR asked around and found buzz building for Hennepin County Sh ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar: What's not to love?We knew Amy Klobuchar was funny, maybe even funnier than Al Franken, but now we've learned that she's popular, too. And more popular than Franken.
Amy Klobuchar wants a kids' panic button on FacebookUpdated: Facebook issues a public response to Klobuchar (after the jump). First Sen. Al Franken took off on Facebook for its privacy -- or lack thereof -- policy. Now our senior senator, Amy Klobuchar, has the 800-pound gorilla of a social ... More >>
Photo: puroticoricoWilkes' body was found near the lock and dam in MinneapolisThirty-five-year-old Katharine Wilkes has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the woman whose body was found in the Mississippi River on Monday in Minneapolis. She is the step-sister of U.S. ... More >>
Is there no corner of American life not permeated by the "Twilight" books and movies? Is there no excuse Amy Klobuchar won't take to inject a little humor into her Senate life? Check it out:
Why is this woman smiling?We've said it before, we'll say it again: Amy Klobuchar is funny. Her reputation is such that Politico went to her the other day seeking unsolicited advice for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who face the unenviable task of trying to make ... More >>
Photo via americaspower/FlickrU.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican in a party that's moved so far to the right that he's now considered a liberal on the court, is likely going to retire while President Barack Obama is in office. Who replaces him? That's the latest Washin ... More >>
Minnesota's senior senator offers a brief moment of humor at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Some politicians say serious things that end up sounding funny. Other politicians say stuff that's actually meant to be funny.
Discuss health care reform with Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sunday evening through a tele-town hall.
And by "grill" we mean talking about the MLB All-star game.
We lost our patience long ago with this never-ending battle for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat still sitting empty, but now even Sen. Amy Klobuchar is showing she is going to be pretty ticked off in a couple weeks.
When Bachmann went in front of Congress and started ripping Sen. Amy Klobuchar for trying to save Fury Motors, she forgot the key person in the story: herself.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar thinks Minnesota's model of detecting foodborne illness is a model the entire country should follow.
Klobuchar's name has been on several political pundit shortlists for the next Supreme Court justice. But would she take the job?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar's approval rating is better than good these days, sitting at 62 percent. So what's her secret? She's pleasing the Republicans too.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on MSNBC Wednesday to talk about how lonely and tough it is being the only Minnesota senator in Washington, D.C.
As an example of the rough lives of our representatives at the Capitol, Politico featured our very own Sen. Amy Klobuchar. And by golly, she's pinching pennies by shopping at Target, her very own hometown's business!
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the owner of the peanut-processing company in the center of the salmonella outbreak should be charged.
We have to admit we were wrong when we predicted Sen. Amy Klobuchar's likely disastrous evening of comedy last night at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner.
While we've given you some highlights of the jokes mentioned in some of the press coverage, now you can decide for yourself.
When we list Klobuchar's strong traits, hilarious jokes doesn't hit the Top 10.
At the Hennepin County courthouse, resentment over off-the-record meetings keeps simmering--off the record