STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Groups use gay marriage issue to raise campaign money
By Don Davis
Some say the gay marriage debate is behind Minnesotans, but it has a way of coming back again and again a year after Minnesotans voted to not ban same-sex marriage and four months after i... Posted on 11/25/13 at 9:03 AM
THE NEW FORTY Mr. Booker goes to Washington!
Many of you may not recognize the name Cory Booker. Cory Booker is the Mayor of Newark and newest Senator-elect out of New Jersey. Cory is the type of politician we could use an awful lot more of in t... Posted on 10/20/13 at 9:54 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Sportsmen commend Senate passing of Farm Bill
The version of the Farm Bill passed today by the U.S. Senate is drawing praise from conservation groups.
In a news release, Steve Kline, director of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnerships C... Posted on 6/21/12 at 1:46 PM
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS NDSU provides legislative bill tracking service
The NDSU Information Technology Division has launched an updated version of its web-based system for monitoring bills that are being addressed by the North Dakota Legislature.
The Legislative Bill Tr... Posted on 12/23/10 at 8:42 AM
If being the Republican candidate nominee for U.S. Senate next year has anything to do with the size of a candidate's bank account and campaign headquarters, businessman Mike McFadden would have it wrapped up.
Democrat George B. Sinner is considering challenging Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., for North Dakota’s lone congressional seat. Sinner, who was elected to a seat representing south Fargo in the North Dakota Senate, expects to decide around the end of the year regarding a 2014 bid.
The Senate stepped away from the brink of a meltdown on Tuesday, confirming one of President Barack Obama's nominees long stalled by Republicans, agreeing to quick action on others and finessing a Democratic threat to overturn historic rules that protect minority-party rights.
With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America's shadows. The bill also promises a military-style effort to secure the long-porous border with Mexico.
Sweeping U.S. immigration legislation cruised toward passage in the Senate on Wednesday, but Republicans in the House of Representatives pursued a different approach that cracks down on millions living in the United States illegally rather than offering them a chance at citizenship.
Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey defeated Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in a special election on Tuesday for the state's U.S. Senate seat long held by John Kerry, a race that failed to draw the attention that the state's 2010 special Senate election did.
Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are firming up their support for the overhaul even as Republican criticism intensifies.
In Spanish and English, the Senate pushed contentious immigration legislation over early procedural hurdles with deceptive ease on Tuesday as President Barack Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally a chance at citizenship.
The outcry over the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military is spurring Congress to act, with a House panel moving ahead on Wednesday on stripping commanders of the ability to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
Donna Cassata and Richard Lardner
, June 05, 2013
A year ago, Rick Berg’s goal was to visit three North Dakota cities every day as he campaigned for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.
Last week, about six months after losing that expensive race to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by about 3,000 votes, Berg’s agenda consisted of attending his son’s three-day soccer tournament in the Twin Cities.
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