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Amy Klobuchar

  1. History Is Made: There Was a Line for the Women’s Bathroom… in the U.S. Senate


    For the first time, there was a traffic jam in the Senate women’s bathroom. There were five of us in there, and there are only two stalls. - Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Ah, the unforeseen consequences of the 2012 U.S. election cycle, as reported by Amy Klobuchar, senator since 2007. After all the ballots were counted and votes tallied, American voters were shown to have ushered in a record for female representation in the Senate: 20%. Maybe they'll consider opening up another lavatory? Previously in the 2012 Elections

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  2. Unauthorized Internet Streaming Would Be a Felony Under New Bill

    You know when your favorite show or an extremely important sporting event is airing, and you're stuck at a place with your computer, Internet access, and a significant lack of cable television, and you just mosey on over to your favorite Internet streaming site and stream it live? Well, if a new bill introduced late last week becomes law, said streaming would be upgraded to a felony. As Ars Technica points out, "reproducing" and "distributing" copyrighted works are felony charges, but the streaming of content was never classified as such because it was considered a "public performance," something that wasn't considered distribution. However, under the new bill, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX), "public performance" joins "reproducing" and "distributing" copyrighted works as a felony. Online streamers can now face up to five years in prison, and can be charged a fine if they are caught showing ten or more "public performances" via electronic means in any 180-day period, as well as if the total retail value of said "public performances" reaches over $2,500 or the price of licensing a single "public performance" breaches the $5,000 mark. (via Ars Technica)

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