Another One Bites the Dust!
- 2010/01/06 04:43:36
- Read all 135 opinions
Dorgan announces retirement
By Aaron Blake
01/05/10 06:02 PM ET
In a huge surprise, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) has just announced he will not seek reelection.
I still have a passion for public service and enjoy my work in the
Senate, I have other interests and I have other things I would like to
pursue outside of public life. I have written two books and have an
invitation from a publisher to write two more books. I would like to
do some teaching and would also like to work on energy policy in the
“So, over this holiday season, I have come to
the conclusion, with the support of my family, that I will not be
seeking another term in the U.S. Senate in 2010. It is a hard decision
to make after thirty years in the Congress, but I believe it is the
right time for me to pursue these other interests.
“Let me be
clear that this decision does not relate to any dissatisfaction that I
have about serving in the Senate. Yes, I wish there was less rancor and
more bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate these days. But still, it is a
great privilege to serve and I have the utmost respect for all of the
men and women with whom I serve.
- Rogue Obama Regime Plans to Force Amnesty Without Congress
- Obama: Kiss of Death for Patty Murray?
- Stopping Ruthless Use of Eminent Domain
- Muslim Enclaves in the U.S.A. -- Have One Near You?
- Emptying the Illegal Immigrant Ocean with a Teaspoon
- View more slideshows »
Government shutdown or not, there's a new $100 bill in town -- and apparently, people love it!
If Congress doesn't agree on how the U.S. will pay its bills by October 1st, the federal government will shut down. But how concerned is the average American? Not very.
Ever since President Obama's re-election back in November, the media hasn't stopped reporting about the ruffled course of the Republican party. So who's the future face of the GOP? Find out how the public voted.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been at the center of media coverage for a while now. But more recently, the buzz has been about his proclaimed political party -- and whether or not he should change it.