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Republicans Should Help Restore Bipartisanship By Bringing Back The Filibuster

Republicans Should Help Restore Bipartisanship By Bringing Back The Filibuster

About a year ago Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules in the Senate to remove the filibuster for confirming appointments. What was worse was how he did it. Normally rule changes in the Senate require a 67 vote majority (ending a filibuster requires just 60 votes), but Reid changed the rules with a

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Hoeven On Heitkamp Wanting Credit For Keystone: “I’m Not Going To Get Into That”

Back before the Keystone XL vote Senator Heidi Heitkamp took to twitter to scold Republicans for trying to take credit for getting a vote on the pipeline: Now is time to work together. Disappointed some Sen on other side are trying 2 take credit for #KXL vote. All sides deserve equal credit. — Sen. Heidi

Senators Durbin, Alexander, Heitkamp, And Enzi Speak On The Marketplace Fairness Act

Heidi Heitkamp “Disappointed” Republicans Are Taking Credit For Keystone XL Vote

You’ve got to be kidding me. Now is time to work together. Disappointed some Sen on other side are trying 2 take credit for #KXL vote. All sides deserve equal credit. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) November 13, 2014 The fight over approving the Keystone XL pipeline for crossing the U.S./Canadian border has been on-going

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Hoeven On Democrats Getting Behind His Keystone Bill: “Elections Have Consequences”

Yesterday I wrote about Democrats, after years of obstruction and delay tactics, suddenly finding that they’d like to rush approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline to a vote before the end of the lame duck session. It’s a ploy to bolster support for Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu who is expected to lose a run-off election

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All Of A Sudden Democrats Want To Approve The Keystone Pipeline

For years now Democrats have stymied the build-out of oil pipelines, most notably the Keystone XL pipeline which, far from being unique, would add to thousands of miles of already existing Keystone pipelines in Canada and the United States. The State Department, under President Obama, has refused to sign off on the part of the

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Heidi Heitkamp And The “Sneak It Past The Rubes” Theory

At The Weekly Standard Jay Cost writes about what he describes as the “sneak it past the rubes” theory. North Dakotans might recognize the tactic, and the names of a few of its former practitioners: It seems that the Democrats have been developing a third model of representation of late: Call it the “sneak it past

Senate Democrats Urge Passage Of Minimum Wage Fairness Act

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Coming To North Dakota Next Week

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be in North Dakota next week attending a fundraiser for Republican candidates. The Bismarck Area Republican Council today sent out an email revealing that McConnell was the “special guest” Senator John Hoeven would be bringing to annual R-100 Reception to be hosted at the home of state Rep. George Keiser.

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