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Heidi Heitkamp

Democrats Look At The 2018 Map And Get Ready To Fight For The Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Nick Bayer | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The outcome of the 2016 election shocked and worried Democrats across the country. Unfortunately for them, there may be worse to come in the 2018 midt...

Profiles Of The Simply Spineless: Heidi Heitkamp, US Senator Of North Dakota

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Several years ago after the Newtown massacre, when Adam Lanza took his rage out on a classroom defenseless students and teachers, I wrote a piece castigating a number of Democratic Senators who dug their heads into the sand and refused to close basic background check loopholes.

Meet the Lobbyists and Big Money Interests Pushing to End the Oil Exports Ban

Steve Horn | Posted 12.16.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.

Congress Is Close To A Deal That Could Flood Global Markets With American Oil

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It takes a long time to get anything done in Washington. So in January 2014, when the Senate held its first hearing in nearly 25 years o...

Coal State Senators Look To Block Obama's Climate Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Coal state senators from both parties are trying to derail the Obama administration's new emissions regulations for coal-fired power pla...

Pro-Gun Democrat Ignores Bombardment Of Gun Violence Questions In Facebook Q&A

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a pro-gun Democrat from North Dakota, fielded questions about education on her Facebook page Wednesday, but ignored queries askin...

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Native Children Are Facing A 'National Emergency.' Now Congress Is Pushing To Address It. | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

Robert Looks Twice grew up in a trailer with his grandmother, uncle and eight cousins on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Looks Twic...

Obama Saying So Long to Green Biofuels?

Paul Alexander | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Alexander

In the seventh year of his presidency, Barack Obama is being forced to defend himself against the unusual charge that he's not progressive -- or at least not progressive enough. Forget that in the past critics have called him a socialist.

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Sam Stein

How Democrats Could Get Outflanked On The Minimum Wage | Sam Stein | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a recent conference meeting, Senate Democrats eager to see the federal minimum wage increased from $7.25 an hour were presented with ...

Sam Stein

Moderate Senate Democrats Try To Seize Their Party's Crummy Moment | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two moderate senators have been in talks for several months with a handful of Republicans on ways to improve the functioning of the Sena...

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Argue 4 Months Not Enough Time To Comment On EPA Carbon Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the Senate wants the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the time for the public to comment on draft rules, released...

Oslo Mayor Is NOT A Fan Of Obama's Norway Ambassador Nominee

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nomination of Long Island, New York, businessman George Tsunis as U.S. ambassador to Norway took another hit Sunday after the...

Here's How James Lankford Could Bring Some Much-Needed Diversity To The Senate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

He may be a white male, but the new Republican U.S. Senate hopeful from Oklahoma could bring some much-needed color to the upper chamber -- at least a...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Seek To Force Approval Of Keystone XL Pipeline | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline say they think they have enough votes to pass a bill that would force the approval of th...

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Dem Vows To Protect Voting Rights One Hour After Opposing Top Voting Rights Lawyer

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) sent an email to supporters vowing to help "protect every American's right to vote," one hour after voting against a top ...

Third Way, Elizabeth Warren, and the Real Battle

Mike Lux | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The far more important question is how we win the bigger more consequential war that sparked this little back-and-forth this week: the war that Wall Street and the other powers that be are fighting to defeat the progressive populist ideas of our leaders and our movement.

Ryan Grim

How A Progressive-Populist Coalition Sank Larry Summers | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive-populist coalition fueled by women's groups and high-end donors was responsible for undoing President Barack Obama's bid t...

Manchin-Heitkamp: The Senate's Compelling Alternative Syria Resolution

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, the delays are emboldening Assad. Waiting another 45 days won't degrade the situation further, but may allow an opportunity for some net positive to emerge.

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Join Coal Industry Lobbyists In New Pro-Coal Advocacy Group | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former and current House members, along with several former staffers who now work as lobbyists, have launched a new group representing p...

Dem Slams 'The Kim Kardashian Of Energy'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) brushed off the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it "the Kim Kardashian of energy." “I don’t know why...

Amanda Terkel

Heidi Heitkamp Signs On As ENDA Cosponsor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) has signed on to cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would expand workplace protections ...

NRA Thanks Heidi Heitkamp

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) is getting a boost from the National Rifle Association, which is out with a new mailer encouraging its members to thank t...