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Sebelius: Experts advised against suspending healthcare.gov for fixes

Sebelius: Experts advised against suspending healthcare.gov for fixes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The federal health exchange website remains up based on advice that shutting it down may not be best for fixing it, the top U.S. healthcare official said.
Obama has the power to raise debt limit?

Obama has the power to raise debt limit?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Will Congress violate the Constitution if it fails to increase the U.S. debt limit in a few months, and does President Obama have the power under the 14th Amendment to raise the debt limit on his own? Yes. No. Maybe. Wait a minute, we're confused.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Montana Lt. Gov. Walsh to seek Democratic bid for Baucus' Senate seat

HELENA, Mont., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Max Baucus.

Tit-for-tat claims on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Keystone XL supporters in the United States said they're frustrated with a slow review while its opponents said it's time to reject it on environmental grounds.

IRS scandal could change rules for non-profits

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The scandal involving non-profit organizations and the Internal Revenue Service could bring clarity to rules governing non-profits, members of Congress say.

Bloomberg urges donors to withhold support from four Democrats

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked major New York political donors Wednesday to withhold support from four Democrats who voted against background checks.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
IRS chief says targeting was foolish but not political

IRS chief says targeting was foolish but not political

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The departing chief of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service says he takes the blame for planting a question about the targeting of conservative political groups.
Obama calls IRS scrutiny of groups 'intolerable and inexcusable'

Obama calls IRS scrutiny of groups 'intolerable and inexcusable'

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday called the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of Tea Party groups "intolerable and inexcusable."

U.S. Senate Democratic leaders worry about gun control ads

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate leaders say they worry New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns' efforts could cost Democrats control of the chamber.
EMILY's List president open to run for Baucus' Senate seat

EMILY's List president open to run for Baucus' Senate seat

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock acknowledged she has been contacted by supporters to make a run to succeed retiring Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.

Sen. Harry Reid: More public education needed for Obamacare

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the Affordable Care Act needs more funding to educate the public about their options, or it could become a "train wreck."
Max Baucus, D-Mont., expected to retire from Senate

Max Baucus, D-Mont., expected to retire from Senate

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat frequently at odds with Democratic colleagues, has decided to retire, party officials say.
U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.

Suicide actually homicide, parents allege

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The parents of a Montana man found dead in Singapore say police reports labeling his death a suicide are untrue, and they believe he was killed.
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Sen. Max Baucus, D-MT, calls for extending tax credits for renewable energy development during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is the senior United States Senator from Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, as of 2010 he is the longest-serving Senator from Montana, and the fifth longest-serving U.S. Senator currently in office.

As the current chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Baucus has played an influential role in the debate over health care reform in the United States. He is also chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, and a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Before his election to the Senate, Baucus was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1978, representing Montana's (now defunct) 1st congressional district. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1973 to 1974.

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