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Heidi Heitkamp

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Canadian Ambassador, U.S. Lawmakers Push For Keystone Pipeline Approval

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the Un...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Dem Senator Announces Opposition To Obama

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp says she cannot support a Senate measure authorizing military force against Syria. In a statement ...

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Join Coal Industry Lobbyists In New Pro-Coal Advocacy Group

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Which Side Is the Government On?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.

The Gun-Vote Backlash Has Only Just Begun

The New Republic | ALEC MACGILLIS | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

As the Boston area was gripped by the manhunt that followed the Marathon bombings late last week, the opinion pages of the Concord Monitor just up the...

To House and Senate Democrats Who Don't Believe in Expanded Background Checks: Stop Using California as a Campaign ATM

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Mary Buffett

It's one thing for people to come to California and ask for financial help because they're up against tough opposition at home. It is something all-together different when they vacuum up our money but then "take a dive" for the votes that matter most.

Your Opinion Is Irrelevant; The Senate Has Been Assimilated by the NRA

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Who exactly does the NRA represent -- its card-carrying members who were mostly in favor of expanding background checks or the gun manufacturers who thrive on being able to easily sell their machines of death?

Two More Democrats Back Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), both hailing from deeply red states, announced on Friday their support for gay marriage. "...

Some Democrats Remain Skeptical On Gun Control

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama urged lawmakers Thursday to remember the children gunned down in America and not "get squishy" in the face of pow...

Dem Senator Blasts Bloomberg Over Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) criticized New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's federal gun control push on Tuesday, advising the mayor that he should...

Paul Blumenthal

The Fundraising Never Stops In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The never-ending fundraising race continued in Washington, even after the most expensive election in U.S. history ended on Nov. 6, 2012....

Democrats Call For Female Contenders In 2016

National Journal | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

At a time when President Obama is under fire for selecting an inner circle of Cabinet officials dominated by white men, Democrats are facing another u...

Sam Stein

Democratic Senator Bucking Gun Control Gets Hit Hard In Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates are launching a hard-hitting series of ads on Tuesday targeting newly elected Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who ha...

Democratic Senator: Reported White House Gun Control Plan 'Way In Extreme'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp (N.D) told ABC's 'This Week' that gun control plans reportedly being considered by the White House are "way in extre...