Though Al Franken seemed a bit conflicted about the issue in January, both he and Amy Klobuchar joined the rest of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to vote in favor of a gun control proposal that would ban some semiautomatic rifles and limit magazine sizes.SEE ALSO:-- More M ... More >>
As predicted by many, bills to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota passed key committees in the House and Senate Tuesday.
After almost three hours of testimonies and discussion, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 in favor of the bill just before 3 p.m. The House Civil Law Committee follo ... More >>
It's a pivotal day in Minnesota's fight over the legalization of same-sex marriage.
The House Civil Law Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee will both hear testimony and eventually take up votes on gay marriage bills today, and if the AP has done its math correctly, the smart money is on both ... More >>
With the Dibble-Clark marriage equality bill set to get its first hearings next week and supporters reportedly already having enough votes to get the bill over its first legislative hurdle, about 1,000 opponents of gay marriage held a last-ditch rally at the Capitol yesterday.SEE ALSO: Uptown 'Vote ... More >>
In the wake of last month's defeat of the marriage amendment, DFL leaders seem less than enthusiastic about getting a marriage equality bill passed this session. Senate Majority Leader-elect Tom Bakk, for instance, says he wants his caucus to focus on economic issues, not divisive social ones, when ... More >>
Al Franken's Location Privacy Protection Act won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, meaning the bill moves to the full Senate for debate.SEE ALSO:-- For Franken and Klobuchar, does money from big media mean support for PIPA?-- Al Franken cries on Senate floor [VIDEO]"The bill wo ... More >>
Al Franken asked questions that Google CEO Eric Schmidt can't answer.Al Franken loves Google. He just doesn't trust it. That's what came out at yesterday's contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, which saw Google's CEO Eric Schmidt squirming a bit under the hot light of government oversi ... More >>
Screen grab via YouTubeFranken took some interesting notes as Elena Kagan testifiedHe's a cut up, a brawler and a napper. And it turns out Sen. Al Franken is also a pretty good doodler.
Waiting his turn to question Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan before the Senate Judiciary Committee yeste ... More >>
Screen grab via YouTubeMore coffee, Sen. Franken?On and on they droned Monday as Solicitor General Elena Kagan watched, each member of the Senate Judiciary Committee rolling out their opening remarks about her nomination to be the next Supreme Court justice, in a hearing room packed with the ... More >>
Franken is going to bat for KaganThe U.S. Supreme Court has become a safe haven for the rich and powerful as part of a careful conservative campaign, and a dead end for regular folks with grievances, Sen. Al Franken said on the Senate floor yesterday (video after the jump).
He invoked the ca ... More >>
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken voiced strong support this morning for President Barack Obama's nomination this morning of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next justice for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Both senators sit on the judiciary committee, wh ... More >>
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.