Amy Klobuchar

Amy Jean Klobuchar (pronounced /'kloʊ.bə.ʃɑɹ/, born May 25, 1960) is the senior (and currently only) United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party. She is the first elected female senator from Minnesota and is one of seventeen female senators serving in the 111th United States Congress. Formerly county attorney of Hennepin County, she was the chief prosecutor for the most populous county in Minnesota. Klobuchar was a legal adviser to former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale and partner in two prominent law firms. She has been cited by the New York Times to be among the seventeen most likely women to become the first female President of the United States. She is currently the Senior Senator from Minnesota pending the resolution of the election contest between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. Should Coleman succeed in overturning the recount or otherwise regain his seat, he would regain his seniority; should Franken be seated, she will remain the senior member. Born in Plymouth, Minnesota, Klobuchar is the daughter of Jim Klobuchar, an author and retired sportswriter and columnist for the Star
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  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    The Associated Press 1 day ago
    Harry Reid
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass ...
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    Sen. Klobuchar pressing Mexico on heroin cartels and sex rings

    Star Tribune 1 day ago
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pressing Mexican law enforcement authorities to acknowledge responsibility for spiking numbers of heroin and sex-trafficking incidents that increasingly are ravaging neighborhoods and families across the United States -- including Minnesota. In a series of meetings ...
  • Klobuchar in Mexico to press for action on heroin, sex trafficking

    Star Tribune 2 days ago
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pressing Mexican law enforcement authorities to acknowledge responsibility for spiking numbers of heroin and sex-trafficking incidents that increasingly are ravaging neighborhoods and families across the United States -- including Minnesota. In a series of meetings ...
  • Sens make friendly wager on Frozen Four semifinal

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. senators from North Dakota and Minnesota are making a friendly wager on the outcome of the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal hockey matchup involving the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota. Republican ...
  • Ice chemical not a concern for now

    The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. 3 weeks ago
    MANKATO -- While there appears to be some growing concerns about older hockey rinks in the state shelling out major dollars to adapt to an EPA order on a cooling chemical, local rink officials say the effect won't be major ...
  • Replacing ice rink coolant is costly proposition

    The Associated Press 3 weeks ago
    PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of ice arenas around Minnesota face costly upgrades when a coolant is phased out of production. More than 100 indoor ice rinks will need to be refitted when the refrigerant R-22 is no longer produced because ...

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