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Byron Dorgan Constituents Mount Last-Ditch Campaign: Don't Retire!

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A liberal group is mounting a last-ditch campaign to get Byron Dorgan to reconsider his retirement plans and remain in the Senate -- and the group's ...

Byron Dorgan's Drug Importation Amendment Up For Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There could be a showdown over the White House pharmaceutical deal on the Senate floor Monday over Sen. Byron Dorgan's (D-N.D) amendment allowing re-i...

My Financial Plan

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

Ten years ago, our country made the fateful decision to repeal Glass-Steagall. I predicted then what is happening now in the economy. But unfortunately, only seven other Senators stood with me.

Political Retirees: Who Are You Sorry To See Go?

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Wing and Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

2010 is shaping up to be a year of political exits: Here is our list of House members, senators and governors who are retiring this year. Get Huff...

Retirements and the Establishment

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

If Democratic candidates on the ballot this year take up the anti-big bank banner, they will reap big benefits, because the anti-Wall Street movement is gaining momentum.

Dorgan Accuses White House of Unethically Politicizing Safety Warnings From the FDA

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

It's one thing for the White House to oppose or a measure. But if the White House political staff played ventriloquist for a science/safety declaration from the FDA, that's a huge problem.

Senator Byron Dorgan Reads Scripts Of Televised Pharmaceutical Ads On Senate Floor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Senator going on at length on the Senate floor is generally not a riveting experience, but there can be exceptions. This video of Byron Dorgan (D-...

Sam Stein

2010 Campaign Off With A Bang | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abrupt announcements from Sens. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) that they will not seek re-election in 2010 signaled the beginning ...

Byron Dorgan To Retire

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan said Tuesday he will not seek re-election to the Senate in November, a surprise announcement tha...

Time to Lower Drug Prices

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

I've offered a bipartisan amendment that would give the American people the freedom to purchase prescription drugs from other countries at a fraction of the price they are required to pay here.

Dan Froomkin

Byron Dorgan's Financial Plan: Common Sense From The Senator Who Saw This Coming | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

He got it right last time. Senator Byron Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota, was one of eight senators who stood up to oppose the repeal of the Glass-S...

Dorgan Signals That He'll Add To The Hold On Bernanke

Firedoglake | David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, Byron Dorgan gave his first interview since announcing his retirement, and in that appearance with Ed Schultz, he made two policy vows. Fi...

Arthur Delaney

The Amazing Job Prospects For Chris Dodd, Byron Dorgan, And Their Staffers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lobbying world is atwitter over two new hot job prospects: retiring Senators Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.). "If you think of the...

Ryan Grim

Doughnuts For Dorgan: Drug Reimportation Killed In Deal That Might Get Cheaper Drugs For Seniors | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and the Senate leadership can't whip up the votes necessary to pass a public option or even a Medicare buy-in compromise, but they did...

Ryan Grim

Pharma Deal To Be Tested On Senate Floor | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to allow a vote on re-importing prescription drugs from Canada as an amendment to the health c...

Michael Steele and Harry Reid: Partners in Pickledom

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If Michael Steele can pull himself away from bashing Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), he really should take a moment to dash off a thank-you note to... Harry Reid.

Sam Stein

DSCC's Menendez: Democrats Are 'Absolutely Not' Dropping Like Flies | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) insisted on Wednesday that the Democratic Party remains in a strong positio...

Ryan Grim

Leading Dem Plans To Blow Up Deal With Big Pharma | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Senate Democratic leader is hoping to blow up the deal reached between the White House, drug makers and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus...

Four Ways We Need Obama's Help

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

Legislation to overhaul America's financial system will be coming up in Congress this fall, and we can't let this moment pass without making some lasting changes.

Ryan Grim

Dem Senators Open To Allowing Innocent Chinese Detainees To Live In U.S. | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of Congress from both parties have been climbing over each other lately to be the most forceful opponent of transferring Guantanamo Bay detain...

Cuba Travel Ban Faces Growing Opposition

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Roughly a year after Fidel Castro stepped aside and handed much of the responsibility for leading Cuba to his brother Raúl, there is new momentum i...

Ryan Grim

Dem Senator Blasts Post: 'Absolutely Absurd' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Byron Dorgan, a member of the Senate Democratic leadership, blasted the Washington Post editorial board as "absolutely absurd" Thursday for its object...

Sen. Dorgan: Lieberman's Actions Unacceptable

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) spoke at the Republican National Convention this summer, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) expressed his frustration: "Everybod...

Against Fraud in Iraq

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

On Monday, I'll chair the 18th hearing on waste, fraud and corruption in Iraq. I think it could be the most important hearing we've held so far.

Lewis Switches Support to Obama

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Civil rights leader John Lewis dropped his support for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid Wednesday in favor of Barack Obama...