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John Hoeven

Army Corps of Engineers Directed To Clear Way For Dakota Access Pipeline

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.01.2017 | Green

Jan 31 (Reuters) - Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete ...

New Chair Of Senate Indian Affairs Committee Wanted DAPL Protests Shut Down

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics

The new chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is a man who has placed himself squarely in opposition to the Native American-led movemen...

Republicans Mount Pressure On Obama To End Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

North Dakota’s Republican senator on Wednesday blamed violent clashes between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and law enforcement on President Bar...

School Nutrition Group Flip-Flops on Protecting Children's Health

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Given how well the school nutrition program is doing, SNA should be declaring victory. Instead, the organization ramped up its lobbying budget to convince Congress to fix something that ain't broke, and unfortunately it has found some sympathetic ears.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Fails To Override Obama's Keystone Veto | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate tried, but failed, to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday...

Ryan Grim

Guess What This Congressman Thinks Is 'One Of The Most Immoral Things You Can Do' | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate Republicans are rejecting President Barack Obama’s suggestion to reform a tax code that allows heirs to inherit extr...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Democrats Plot To Impede GOP's Keystone Pipeline Plans | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The newly-weakened Senate Democratic caucus is trying to muster all the opposition it can to the impending vote on the Keystone XL pip...

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Energy Committee Advances Bill To Force Keystone XL Approval | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would force approval of the controversial Keystone X...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Is Your Commute Long? Imagine If You Were A Senator From Alaska | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When then-Rep. Darlene Hooley announced her retirement in 2008, the decision came as a surprise. The Oregon Democrat had been expected t...

Republicans, White House Meet To Discuss 'Big' Reform

The National Journal | Chris Frates | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

At least a dozen Republican senators are regularly meeting with President Obama’s top aides in an attempt to plot a way forward on the looming fisca...

GOP's Small Government Fetish

Salon | Alex Pareene | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

The delicate immigration reform negotiations in the Senate were supposed to pass a bill that allowed undocumented immigrants to earn American citizens...

Lucia Graves

Keystone XL Absent From White House Budget | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The White House budget released Wednesday highlighted President Barack Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, yet conspicuously absen...

Lucia Graves

Senate Passes Symbolic Amendment Approving Keystone XL Pipeline | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.22.2013 | Green

In a big symbolic victory for proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate on Friday approved a measure introduced by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) ...

Fracking Operations Run Roughshod over Pennsylvania Homeowners

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Lawmakers may sit in Harrisburg or Washington and say there is no need for environmental standards, but people living next door to leaking wastewater pits and polluting wells know better.

John Celock

Dueling Ads Unveiled In North Dakota Governor Race | John Celock | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

It is dueling campaign styles as the first ads hit the North Dakota governor's race, with the Republican incumbent touting his record and the Democrat...

Michael McAuliff

Lieberman, McCain Suspicious Of Obama's Open Mic Remark | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hawkish independent Sen. Joe Lieberman added his voice on Wednesday to criticism of President Barack Obama's open mic gaffe promising Ru...

Clean Air and Public Safety Triumph Over Keystone XL and Dirty Energy in the Senate

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In a major victory for public health and the environment, the Senate defeated three dirty amendments on Thursday.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Won't Ease Gas Prices; Senate Must Reject It

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Pipeline supporters and their allies in Congress are trying to capitalize on rising gas prices by claiming the pipeline would lower prices at the pump. That is patently false.

John Celock

Political Races Take Shape In Economic Boom State | John Celock | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) announced Tuesday that he would seek a full term in the governor's office in the 2012 election. Dalrymple succ...

How North Dakota Lost Its Clout in Congress

Al Eisele | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

For the last two decades, no state wielded more political influence per capita in the nation's capital than North Dakota, thanks to the three veteran Democrats who made up its entire congressional delegation.

"Missed by a Hair"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride: It's the story of my life. But the hairiest part of the story is that I am the only bridesmaid I know with a musta...

Orlando-area Firefighter is Mustached American Of Year

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Abraham Froman

After garnering 22 percent of more than 500,000 online votes, Brian Sheets, a firefighter from Orlando, FL, who founded a mustache-based charity, was ...

ND-Sen: 72% Hoeven (R), 25% Potter (D) (Rasmussen 10/20)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/20/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release North Dakota 2010 Senate 72% Hoeven (R), 25% Pot...