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Jon Tester

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

New Indian Affairs Leader Says Education Is Key

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) — The new chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee said Wednesday he plans to use the post to target wasteful sp...

Montana Senator Named Chairman Of Senate Indian Affairs Committee

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. Jon Tester is the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, while interim Montana Sen. John Walsh has a...

Zach Carter

Another Democrat Comes Out Against Larry Summers As Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) will vote against Larry Summers if President Barack Obama nominates his former economic adviser to head the Fe...

Mitch McConnell Dismisses 'Absurd' Citizens United Amendment

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate corporate personhood rights on Friday, call...

Caitlin MacNeal

Senators Back Anti-Citizens United Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday each proposed constitutional amendments aimed at reforming the campaign fin...

Zach Carter

Warren Pushes Back On Insurance Deregulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday approved new bipartisan legislation to deregulate the insurance indu...

Red-State Democrats Face Difficult Choice

RealClearPolitics | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Senate immigration reform architects expect to spend June cultivating support for the bill that's due to hit the floor next week. ...

Zach Carter

Insurance Industry Gets In Line For Deregulation With New Senate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new bill to deregulate insurance agent licensing requirements, drawing ire from consumer a...

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.

Jon Tester Stands By Gun Vote In Fundraising Email

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was one of the red-state Democrats who voted to expand background checks for gun sales last week, breaking with the conventi...

Dem Senator's Exit May Prompt Free-For-All

AP | MATT GOURAS and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' surprise announcement that he won't run for a seventh term could mean a free-for-all for a Senate seat that has...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Senator Comes Out For Manchin-Toomey Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) announced his support for the compromise on gun background checks on Monday, joining 51 of his colleagues. ...

'Green News Report' - April 4, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Some Dems Hastily Embrace Gay Marriage

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Supreme Court considered two landmark cases on gay marriage this week, the flood of activity across the street in the Capitol was...

Lawmakers Rush To Catch Up On Marriage Equality

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For years, American opinion on gay marriage has been shifting. Now lawmakers are in a mad dash to catch up. In less than two weeks...

Another Democratic Senator Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) joined the growing crowd of Democrats endorsing gay marriage Tuesday, announcing his support on his Facebook page. Montan...

Molly O'Toole

Ruth Moore Act of 2013 Highlights Military Sexual Assault Survivors' Struggle For Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Ruth Moore's career in the military began like many others: at age 18, she joined the Navy, "eager to fight" for her country. But two and a half month...

Montana Democrats Received Big Boost From Dark Money

ProPublica | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat by Kim Barker ProPublica, Dec. 27, 2012, 11:40 a.m.Dec. 27: This post has been cor...

Christina Wilkie

Massive Newtown-Based Gun Group Champions Military-Style Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Three miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, a white Colonial-style building stands about 50 feet back from the road, an unassumin...

Why Environmentalists Need Hunters

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Nathaniel Loewentheil

Gun-toting environmentalists are rare today, but they don't have to be forever; the Sportsmen's Act is one way to expand their numbers and provide badly needed financial and legislative support for habitat preservation -- and strengthen the environmental movement in the process.

Tuesday's Real Winners and Losers

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The real winners and losers are the constituents and causes who did battle on the ground and on the airwaves, and whose lives and livelihoods will be influenced by what happens over the next four years and beyond.

Democratic Senator Projected To Hold Key Seat

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Republican Denny Rehberg was projected by the Associated Press on Wednesday to lose the election for a Senate seat in Montana. Rehberg faced a chal...

Tester Wins

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) won re-election against Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), projected the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. Tester had a t...

Jason Linkins

In Montana Senate Race, Jon Tester And Denny Rehberg Keep It Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

One of the rougher Senate races of 2012 is being waged by two Montana men built for rough work, incumbent Democratic Sen. John Tester and his GOP chal...