Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren officially received her committee assignments today, and she will sit on the Senate Banking Committee, with key oversight over Wall Street and the financial system. Progressives agitated for weeks for Warren to get this spot, and in the end it wasn’t that difficult a lift. I’m looking forward to future hearings from the committee, especially when Wall Street’s finest makes the trip to testify.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 12, 2012 2:01 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 9, 2012 10:47 am|
When Kent Conrad (D) decided to retire it was widely assumed that his decision was going to cost Democrats the North Dakota Senate seat this cycle, but Democrat Heidi Heitkamp has turned out to be a surprisingly strong candidate. A new Valley News Live / Mason-Dixon Pollfound the North Dakota senate race tied with 47 percent backing Hietkamp and 47 percent back Republican Rick Berg.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 6, 2012 12:01 pm|
Despite early positive signs that a medical marijuana initiative was going to make the ballot in North Dakota this November, it was not certified by the Secretary of State. The reason it failed to make the ballot is the several college students hired to collect signatures, instead of working allegedly decided to write in fake names.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 7, 2012 10:25 am|
An initiative that would allow medical marijuana will very likely be on the November ballot in North Dakota. Just days before the filing deadline North Dakotans for Compassionate Care turned in just over 20,000 signatures to qualify their measure, almost twice the minimum required.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday April 21, 2012 6:45 am|
Seriously, what is it?
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 6, 2012 6:27 pm|
It is Super Tuesday with 10 states voting: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. You can find my primer for tonight here and find part one of the live blog here. Real time results can be found at Politico or Google. To recap: So far Newt Gingrich won Georgia. [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:59 pm|
It is Super Tuesday in the Republican presidential primary. This is the single biggest day in the primary with roughly 20 percent of the delegates at stake. People are voting in ten states today: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. You can find my primer for tonight here.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:00 am|
Today is the all important Super Tuesday. Ten states with nearly 20 percent of the total delegates are voting in the Republican presidential primary: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. Here’s a summary of what to expect in each of these states and what the polls are saying.
|By: Peterr Saturday June 11, 2011 9:00 am|
In 1804 and 1805, Lewis and Clark made history with their trip up the Missouri River, but it’s the waters coming down the Missouri that will make history in 2011. People along the Missouri are thinking less of Lewis and Clark and more about Noah these days. Water levels in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota are already at record levels, and all that water is pouring downriver. Dams can’t take any more water, and so the flow will only increase for cities and towns downstream.
It’s going to be a long, wet summer along the banks of the Missouri.
|By: David Dayen Friday July 30, 2010 12:20 pm|
To the extent that there’s uncertainty in this economy, it’s because of one thing and one thing only: millions of consumers don’t know if they’re going to be able to stay in their homes, and how that will affect their jobs and their lives.