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  • Interior Secretary visiting Montana

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to join U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on a tour of Montana over the weekend to discuss the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and tourism on public lands, energy development and upholding trust responsibilities to American Indians.

  • U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, center, dances around a drum circle with students at the Head Start early education center in Crow Agency, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Tester is the new chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee and says he'll use his new role as chairman to target wasteful spending, improve educational opportunities and promote job development on reservations. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

    Indian Affairs chairman: Education key for tribes

    The new chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee said Wednesday he plans to use the post to target wasteful spending, improve educational opportunities for Native Americans and promote job development on reservations.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Senate Agriculture Committee member Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., center, joined by fellow committee members, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington after congressional approval of a sweeping five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for farmers. Looking on are Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, and committee chair Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.  Heitkamp spent this past weekend in Cuba, where she talked with officials about farm exports from North Dakota and the state's trade relationship with the island nation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    ND Sen. Heitkamp explores ag possibilities in Cuba

    North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Monday that last week's passage of the farm bill means she can turn her focus to expanding American agriculture trade, which she began with a weekend trip to Cuba.

  • **FILE** Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, speaks at the state Capitol in Helena on Oct. 2, 2012, while campaigning with help from fellow Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia. (Associated Press)

    Sen. Jon Tester wants quick solution to security clearance transparency

    Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, said that the system to investigate and award security clearances is broken — and he's on a short timeline to fix it.

  • ** FILE ** Lawrence H. Summers (The Washington Times)

    Larry Summers withdraws from consideration as Bernanke's successor at Fed

    Facing opposition from women's groups and key Democratic senators, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers withdrew Sunday from consideration as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • Janet Yellen

    Under pressure from some Democrats and feminists, Lawrence Summers withdraws name for Federal Reserv

    Facing opposition from women's groups and key Democratic senators, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers withdrew Sunday from consideration as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, has been hammered by Republicans for his ties to the Obama administration's policies.

    EDITORIAL: Amending the Constitution

    Liberals and sometimes conservatives often forget that the correct way to enlarge the government's powers, if enlarge we must, is not through the courts or Congress, but to amend the Constitution.

  • **FILE** President Obama greets Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 25, 2011, before the president delivered his State of the Union address. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Coburn targets feds' ammunition buys and Fast & Furious fiasco

    While President Obama keeps pounding away to get votes to pass gun restrictions in the Senate, pro-Second Amendment supporters are pushing the upper chamber in the opposite direction. Sen. Tom Coburn introduced two amendments to strengthen the rights of gun owners and keep the federal government in check.

  • ** FILE ** This Sept. 17, 2012, photo shows U.S. Sen. Jon Tester speaking with supporters in Billings, Mont. (AP Photo/Matt Gouras)

    Montana’s Tester says he’s not Obama’s ‘twin’ in tight Senate race

    President Obama hasn't visited Montana in years, but he's casting a long shadow over Democratic Sen. Jon Tester's re-election chances.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren won the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts. She addressed a gathering outside a firehouse in Boston on Wednesday. Mrs. Warren is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Scott P. Brown. A recent poll show him with 20-point advantage among male voters.

    Male voter support boosts GOP candidates

    Democrats outdo Republicans at convincing women to vote for them, but GOP candidates hold even larger advantages among men in several key Senate races — a flip side of the voting gender gap that favors Republicans but isn't often spoken of.

  • Tester (AP photo)

    Some red-state Democrats leave Charlotte off itinerary

    While their colleagues are in Charlotte, N.C., this week for the party's national convention, many red-state Democrats are staying put to sweat it out on the campaign trail — and create some distance between them and their more liberal counterparts.

  • Rep. Denny Rehberg, Montana Republican, often wears cowboy boots while campaigning for the U.S. Senate, and tells stories about his ranching background. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester derisively sees him as all hat and no cattle. (Associated Press)

    Bickering over bona fides in Montana Senate race

    Denny Rehberg often wears cowboy boots while campaigning for the U.S. Senate, telling stories about his ranching background and ripping the "death tax" and "Obamacare," characterizations familiar to Montana's rural residents. To Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, the Republican congressman who wants to take his place is all hat and no cattle.

  • Illustration: Endangered species by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    HUFFMAN: Politics of endangered species

    Buried in the continuing resolution funding the federal government for the remainder of 2011 is a rider that delists the gray wolf as an endangered species in Montana and Idaho. The rider had bipartisan sponsorship from Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, and Rep. Michael K. Simpson, Idaho Republican, but the public reaction is anything but bipartisan.

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Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, has been hammered by Republicans for his ties to the Obama administration's policies.

    Senator's ties to Obama could be fatal, even in 2012

    Even for a Montana grain farmer, the ripped and greasy clothes worn by Jon Tester on a typical weekend back home are a bit ragged. For a U.S. senator, they are downright grubby.

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