First on CNN: Welcome to Washington Mr. Walsh
February 11th, 2014
08:18 AM ET
6 months ago

First on CNN: Welcome to Washington Mr. Walsh

Washington (CNN) - Hours before Montana Democratic Lt. Gov. John Walsh gets sworn into the U.S. Senate, he's coming under attack by national Republican groups.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee went up early Tuesday with a website titled "Where's Walsh-o" that's critical of the new senator. And American Crossroads, the pro-GOP independent super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, plans to welcome Walsh into the Senate with an attack ad that's set to run back in Montana.

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Filed under: 2014 • Max Baucus • Montana
Senate confirms Baucus for China post
February 6th, 2014
03:36 PM ET
6 months ago

Senate confirms Baucus for China post

(CNN) – Sen. Max Baucus was confirmed unanimously Thursday by his Senate colleagues to be U.S. ambassador to China.

The Montana Democrat, who currently chairs the Senate Finance Committee, was tapped by President Barack Obama for the high-profile diplomatic post after announcing he would leave the Senate after serving six terms – nearly 36 years.
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Filed under: Max Baucus • Senate
December 20th, 2013
10:21 AM ET
7 months ago

Obama to nominate Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China

(CNN) – President Barack Obama Friday announced he will nominate longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana as U.S. ambassador to China.

"For more than two decades Max Baucus has worked to deepen the relationship between the United States and China," the President said in a statement released by the White House.
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Filed under: Max Baucus • Obama administration
Obama's pick for China ambassador: Baucus
December 18th, 2013
07:19 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama's pick for China ambassador: Baucus

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is planning to nominate Sen. Max Baucus as U.S. ambassador to China, a Democratic official told CNN.

The Montana Democrat is retiring from Congress.

A longtime Baucus friend and confidante speaking on condition of anonymity told CNN's John King the Senator informed him directly that the China appointment was true. A spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican and a close friend of Baucus, confirmed to CNN's Paul Steinhauser that Hatch told the Washington Post that Baucus is the ambassadorial pick.

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Filed under: China • Max Baucus • Obama administration
Obama to nominate Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China
December 18th, 2013
06:21 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama to nominate Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China

(CNN) – President Barack Obama is planning to nominate Sen. Max Baucus as U.S. ambassador to China, a Democratic official told CNN.

The Montana Democrat is retiring from Congress.
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Filed under: Max Baucus • Obama administration
May 1st, 2013
01:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Gun vote follows senators home

(CNN) – It was a tense moment on an emotionally charged topic: the daughter of the slain principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School asking Sen. Kelly Ayotte why, in mid-April, she voted against bolstering background checks on gun sales.

"I'm just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isn't as important" as inconveniencing gun sellers, asked Erica Lafferty, daughter of Dawn Hochsprung.
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Filed under: Gun control • Kelly Ayotte • Max Baucus
On Baucus Pond
April 26th, 2013
10:45 AM ET
1 year ago

On Baucus Pond

(CNN) – There are some pretty powerful elk in Montana.

Writing about his decision to retire after his term is up, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, waxed poetic in a Great Falls Tribune op-ed on the role nature played his thought process.
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Filed under: Max Baucus • Montana • Senate
Sen. Baucus not seeking a seventh term
April 23rd, 2013
10:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Baucus not seeking a seventh term

(CNN) - Longtime Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, will not seek re-election next year, he said in a statement Tuesday.

"After much consideration and many conversations with my wife Mel and our family, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2014. I will serve out my term, and then it will be time to go home to Montana," he said.
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Filed under: 2014 • Max Baucus • Montana • Senate
Baucus wary of ‘uncharted waters’ beyond the cliff
November 30th, 2012
07:54 PM ET
2 months ago

Baucus wary of ‘uncharted waters’ beyond the cliff

(CNN) - While there is currently no plan for Congressional leaders to meet with the president, according to an official familiar with the situation, Democratic Sen. Max Baucus said the two sides should get to work on the fiscal cliff negotiations-and soon, before the U.S. enters “uncharted waters.”

“I think that they should start negotiating right now,” Baucus said Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Max Baucus
The senator and his dog on horse photo
May 12th, 2011
10:47 AM ET
3 years ago

The senator and his dog on horse photo

Washington (CNN) - Ahead of oil executives testifying on Capitol Hill before the Senate Finance Committee, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the perhaps inevitable comparison of the hearings to a "dog and pony show" in this exchange with Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Montana. (Referenced picture above)

Hatch: "This hearing should not be used to score cheap political points, but I am afraid with all due respect Mr. Chairman that that's what we are going to see here today. I have a chart depicting what I expect this hearing will turn into. There you go. I think that's a real nice picture. I think that's pretty good myself."
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Filed under: Congress • Max Baucus • Orrin Hatch
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