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Keystone Bill Fizzles As Three Democrat Senators Flip Flop

Keystone Bill Fizzles As Three Democrat Senators Flip Flop

Earlier today I wrote a post wondering if Democrats who say they want to build the Keystone pipeline really want to build it, or if it’s just a convenient contrast point with President Obama for liberals looking to get re-elected in red states. I think the latest developments in the Senate on the bill to


Harry’s Girl: Senator Heidi Heitkamp Votes To Gut Filibusters For Nominations

The real story in the “nuclear option” change to the Senate filibuster today – which, let’s be honest, is more intended as a distraction from Obamacare than anything else – isn’t that the rule was changed but how the rule was changed. Normally rule changes in the Senate require 67 votes. Senate Majority Leader decided


Democrats Accuse Republicans Of Trying To Find Common Ground During The Shutdown

Republicans are trying to mitigate the impact of the government shutdown? What dastardly deeds will we see next? The House approved three targeted spending resolutions to the Senate on Wednesday, daring Senate Democrats to vote against measures to immediately fund the District of Columbia, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Park Service.


“Whoever is president should be able to have the people on their team that they want.”

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was on Meet the Press today to explain why Democrats should go “nuclear” on the right of the Senate minority to filibuster presidential appointments. “Whoever is president should be able to have the people on their team that

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Photos: Heitkamp Plays Softball With Fellow Washington Insiders

A reader emails in these pictures of North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp participating in the Congress vs. media softball game last week. “Looks like she’s more interested in hanging with the Washington gals than standing up to Harry Reid on things such as the do-nothing Senate’s inaction on student loan hikes,” he writes, tongue-in-cheek (I


Heidi Heitkamp’s Good Friend Harry Reid Has Some Major Ethical Problems

In terms of outside spending in the 2012 Senate race in North Dakota – spending, that is, that came from places other than the candidates themselves – there was no single person who had more of an impact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Outside of the national Republican and Democrat parties, Reid’s Majority PAC

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Heitkamp Says No To Manchin-Toomey Gun Control Bill

After much waffling, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has finally said no to the Manchin-Toomey gun control bill. Here’s the Senator’s press release: WASHINGTON, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp released the following statement regarding the Manchin-Toomey Amendment: “I’ve been adamant from the very beginning of this conversation that the focus should be on mental health issues,