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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Max Baucus
U.S. Sen. John Walsh says he's taking the lead role to advance a bill that would expand wilderness protections along the Rocky Mountain Front.
A Helena attorney submitted a ballot initiative proposal Tuesday that would change Montana law to take away the governor's power to fill U.S. Senate vacancies and instead require special elections.
The U.S. House passed legislation Tuesday to prevent mining and oil and gas drilling on federal lands along the North Fork of the Flathead River. It now goes to the Senate, where it has the backing of Montana's Democratic senators.
Newly-named Ambassador to China Max Baucus has unloaded almost $1.7 million from his campaign coffers since he announced he was leaving the U.S. Senate last year, including a recent major donation to a Democratic committee.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal came up with the perfect name for the Obama economy that you'll be hearing a lot during this year's midterm election campaigns.
Former Sen. Max Baucus has been sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to China.
Top Democrats who orchestrated the new health care law said they always intended for those in the health exchanges to be eligible for subsidies no matter whether they enrolled through a federal or state program — a key issue in an ongoing lawsuit over Obamacare.
Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid it was "none of your damn business" who the Democratic governor appointed to fill Montana's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Montana Sen. John Walsh's first full day on the job came as a crash course on the perils of incumbency.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is moving to a new position in Congress, leading the powerful Senate committee that deals with energy policy and mineral leasing, a key panel for one of Louisiana's top industries.
John Walsh became the newest member of the Senate on Tuesday and faces the challenge of making his appointment more permanent.
Presidential confidant David Axelrod last week suggested that many Democratic candidates running this year will want to distance themselves from President Obama.
Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger says he will probably drop out of U.S. Senate race after his Democratic opponent was appointed to replace Sen. Max Baucus.
Sen. Ron Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday his first priority in the job will be overhauling the nation's tax system, which he called a "dysfunctional, rotten mess."
Montana's governor picked Lt. Gov. John Walsh on Friday to be interim U.S. senator, an appointment that could kick-start Walsh's election campaign as Democrats seek to keep the seat - and control of the U.S. Senate - in their hands.
Oil and gas companies already have voluntarily retired about 80 percent of the total leased acreage in the area, and Baucus previously said permanently protecting the land through legislation was a priority before he left the Senate.