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Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Smartphone 'kill switch' legislation introduced in U.S. House

Smartphone 'kill switch' legislation introduced in U.S. House

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Legislation that would require a "kill switch" on smartphones to deter thefts has been introduced in the U.S. House, Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., said.
Address Super Bowl sex trafficking, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says

Address Super Bowl sex trafficking, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said she asked the National Football League to address sex trafficking at the Super Bowl when considering sites to hold the event.
Obama postpones meeting while Reid, McConnell talk on debt ceiling

Obama postpones meeting while Reid, McConnell talk on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama's meeting Monday with congressional leaders was postponed as Senate leaders work on opening government and the debt limit, the White House said.
Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party's conservative wing, didn't offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Obama's choice for ATF

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee held a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday on B. Todd Jones, acting director of the alcohol, tobacco and firearms agency.
Senate approves bill to ease air-travel delays

Senate approves bill to ease air-travel delays

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday passed a bill to ease air-travel delays by ending air traffic controllers furloughs caused by across-the-board federal spending cuts.
Bill would increase science, math visas

Bill would increase science, math visas

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of senators Tuesday proposed a bill to increase visas for immigrants with college degrees in math and science who want to work in America.

Senators like Kerry for State Department

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators Sunday expressed bipartisan support for Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be President Obama's next secretary of state.
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

Bachmann ekes out win, Cravaack loses

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann toughed out a close victory in Minnesota early Wednesday, while President Obama and Sen. Amy Klobuchar breezed to wins, results showed.
Who will be leading lady for Dems in 2016?

Who will be leading lady for Dems in 2016?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The field of female U.S. presidential contenders in 2016 would be wide open of Hillary Clinton does not throw her hat in the ring, Democratic Party leaders say.
Ron Paul raining on Romney's parade

Ron Paul raining on Romney's parade

Mitt Romney may be getting all the splashy headlines in his march toward the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., but fellow Republican Ron Paul has been steadily fundraising, visiting primary states, picking up delegates and gaining control of state party organizations.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Senate reaches deal on ethanol tax credit

Senate reaches deal on ethanol tax credit

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Negotiators in the U.S. Senate say they've agreed on a final deal that would end a 45-cent-per-gallon tax credit for ethanol, sending it to the House.
U.S. Sen. Klobuchar targeting formaldehyde

U.S. Sen. Klobuchar targeting formaldehyde

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The office of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., says Klobuchar proposed legislation Friday aimed at a new health standard for formaldehyde.

Biden says Franken should be in Senate

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday it is time for Al Franken to be sworn in as Minnesota's junior senator.

Teen bikes to D.C. to boost electric cars

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A Minnesota teenager bicycled 1,500 miles to Washington carrying a petition calling for greater government support for electric vehicles.

Senator says Clinton should remain in race

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama notched the endorsement of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who still says Hillary Clinton ought to stay in the race.

Feds release $5M grant for bridge cleanup

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Minneapolis will get a $5 million federal grant for cleanup and recovery of the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said.

Senators propose U.S. primary overhaul

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Three U.S. senators proposed legislation aimed at revamping the primary system used by the two main U.S. political parties to select candidates for president.

Klobuchar easily wins Minn. Senate race

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Amy Klobuchar crushed Republican Rep. Mark Kennedy to become Minnesota's first female U.S. senator in a landslide.

First Minn. woman elected to U.S. Senate

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Amy Klobuchar has become the first elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota, reports said Tuesday.

Senate headed for record number of women

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Washington could see a record number of women in the U.S. Senate come January if the latest polls hold true.

Victims injure 2 of 3 alleged robbers

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Three Minnesota teens were charged in an incident that led to swordplay -- and the victims disarming and injuring the alleged robbers.

Rotenberg nixes '06 Minnesota Senate run

MINNEAPOLIS, April 5 (UPI) -- University of Minnesota general counsel Mark Rotenberg said he will not run for U.S. Senate in 2006, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
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