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Minn.’s Ellison A ‘No’ On Debt Deal; Franken Yes

A deficit-reduction deal headed for a critical vote in Congress lost support Monday from the left and right ends of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, with both Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann opposed.


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Klobuchar: ‘I’ll Vote Yes On Debt Bill’

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are expected to vote Monday on a deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut the deficit.


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Klobuchar Tallies Hefty Reelection Bank Balance

Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a hefty $3.3 million in the bank for her reelection effort next year.


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Klobuchar Tallies Hefty Reelection Bank Balance

Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a hefty $3.3 million in the bank for her reelection effort next year.


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Senators Propose Immediate End To Ethanol Credit

Two senators from ethanol-producing states are proposing to immediately end a tax credit for the corn-based fuel, agreeing to support shifting some of that money to debt reduction.


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Republicans, Democrats Team Up For Workplace Wellness

Minnesota Democrats and Republicans are joining forces to focus on workplace wellness.


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Klobuchar Introduces Bill For Military Student Loan Relief

Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced a bill that would provide some help for military members who take out student loans.


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Minn. Officials Ask For Quick Disaster Declaration

U.S. Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison are asking President Barack Obama to quickly issue a disaster declaration for parts of the Twin Cities area hit by a tornado last weekend.


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Klobuchar To Visit Mother Of Detained US Hiker

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar plans to visit the Minnesota mother of one of the two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years.


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Klobuchar Downplays Campaign As Challenger Emerges

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is offering a muted response to the announcement that a Republican has stepped forward to challenge her re-election next year.



GOP’s Severson Declares For Klobuchar’s Seat

Former state Rep. Dan Severson on Monday became the first Minnesota Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar in next year’s election.


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Klobuchar Sends Off Minn. Grads, Get Flood Update

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is making her way through northwestern Minnesota, dishing out advice to graduates and getting input from area residents who have battled annual floods.


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Sen. Klobuchar: Budget Deal Something Of A Roadmap

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says the last minute budget deal reached Friday night will serve as something of a road map for an overall budget plan still to be worked out. The action averted a federal government shutdown.


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Preserving Military Records On Sexual Assault

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is co-sponsoring legislation requiring all branches of the military to permanently preserve records on sexual assault cases.


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Esme’s Blog: The Lasting Legacy of Geraldine Ferraro

For the young women of another generation the announcement that Geraldine Ferraro would be Walter Mondale’s running mate was a watershed. It was thrilling, stunning news. A woman as vice president meant a woman would be a heartbeat away for the presidency.



Klobuchar To Introduce Bill To Ban Synthetic Drug

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is proposing legislation that would ban a synthetic drug that killed one Minnesotan last week and sent 10 others to the hospital.


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Klobuchar Supports U.S. Military Action In Libya

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said military action being taken against Libya is justified.


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Klobuchar Wants Action To Limit Gas Price Increases

Gas prices have jumped more than 50 cents since the beginning of this year. And that fluctuation has Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar taking action.


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Minnesotans, Sierra Club Push For EPA Rules

A group of Minnesotans and members of the Sierra Club will deliver 4,000 postcards to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday.


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Minn.’s Klobuchar Wants Housing For Homeless Vets

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is appearing at a supportive housing facility for veterans on Sunday to promote a bill aimed at putting more homeless veterans in similar housing situations.


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Minn. Gets $25M For Conservation, Hunter Education

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Minnesota is getting over $25 million in federal money for conservation projects and hunter education.


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Klobuchar: Economic Issues Will Highlight State Of Union

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar expects President Barack Obama will talk about jobs in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.


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Klobuchar Bill Would Help Police Find Missing Kids

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing legislation that would give local law enforcement a new tool to help find missing children.


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Klobuchar: Shooting Won’t Keep Me From Public Events

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she’ll continue her public appearances, even in the wake of a shooting massacre in Arizona.


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Esme’s Blog: Klobuchar’s Remarkable Popularity

Buried in the political news of this week was a Public Policy Poll that showed Sen. Amy Klobuchar trouncing every big name Republican in the state in hypothetical matchups for a 2012 U.S. Senate race.