(TrendoPo) He was criticized for bringing on the government shutdown, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, only benefited on the Internet for his stand. Cruz has been crowned the winner of the first-ever “Senate Sweeps” competition, held by the D.C.-based political analytics startup TrendPo. The contest, which kicked off Oct. 2, the second day of the government shutdown, pitted 64 of ...Read More »
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John Moore/Getty Images Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) will be tapped as an ambassador to China, sources say. Democratic officials say President Barack Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China. The nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. The Democrat had announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election. RELATED: SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN BUDGET BILL ...Read More »
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is expected to be nominated as U.S. ambassador to China before his term ends. The White House will nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, multiple sources confirmed Wednesday. It is unclear, however, when Baucus, 72, would take the post. [READ: Veteran Montana Democrat Baucus to Retire] If Baucus assumes ...Read More »