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
Democrats are failing to slow the nation's growing $16 trillion debt because they won't agree on budget and tax reforms in the U.S. Senate, Republican Rick Berg said Thursday in his final duel with Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota's closely watched Senate race.
Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Berg is leading Democrat Heidi Heitkamp 50 percent to 40 percent — with 10 percent still undecided — in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race, according to a poll conducted for Forum Communications.
A 62-year-old Fargo businessman who once pushed for combining UND and North Dakota State University is running for U.S. Senate. Bill Kiefer said Tuesday that he will run an independent write-in campaign in a field that also includes Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican Rep. Rick Berg.
Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor said early today, a day after Caroline Kennedy abruptly withdrew from consideration.
Republican Norm Coleman, who's hoping a Minnesota court will overturn Al Franken's 225-vote lead in their endless U.S. Senate race, said Thursday he thinks any other Democratic opponent than the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian would have beaten him outright on Election Day. Coleman said the economic downturn and the unpopularity of President Bush created a tough environment for Republicans.
Republican Norm Coleman wants the judges hearing his recount lawsuit to order inspectors to 86 Minnesota precincts where he says there were irregularities in the vote count. Coleman is suing over a recount that ended with Democrat Al Franken up by 225 votes.
Conrad would have opposed nomination 'in normal times' The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday cleared the nomination of Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary despite unhappiness over his mistakes in paying his taxes.
Former Sen. Norm Coleman hasn’t given up his hopes of winning his Senate seat back, but he has a new job nonetheless. The Republican Jewish Coalition announced today that Coleman had agreed to join the group as a consultant and strategic adviser.
UPDATE 2:01 P.M. Pawlenty, Ritchie say no In letters the campaign sent to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Franken’s lawyers argued that a seven-day waiting period for issuing the certificate after an election has passed and he should get the signed certificate. But the state officials said their hands were tied by state law and they could not act.
'Something greater than expediency is at stake here,' he says Republican Norm Coleman said today he is suing to challenge Democrat Al Franken’s apparent recount victory in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race, delaying a resolution of the contest for weeks or months.
Brian Bakst and Patrick Condon
, January 06, 2009
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