Author Archives: Rob Port

Baseball Hall Of Fame Voters Decline To Induct Players Linked To Steroids This Year

Baseball Hall Of Fame Voters Decline To Induct Players Linked To Steroids This Year

I don’t normally post about baseball, even though I’m about as obsessive about it as I am politics, but I thought news today that the Baseball Hall of Fame voters are declining to induct players linked to steroids into Cooperstown was worth a post. Three of the players on the ballot – Roger Clemens, Barry

Devils Lake Police Chief Responds To Controversy Over Ban On Booze Sales To "Habitual Drunkards"

I sat in for Scott Hennen on his radio show today, and we wanted to talk with Devils Lake Police Chief Keith Schroeder about his city’s ban on selling alcohol to “habitual drunkards.” Unfortunately, Chief Schroder didn’t have time for an interview, but he did send along a list of facts about what his city

Obama Administration: We Can Use "Executive Action" To Implement Gun Control

Vice President Joe Biden is saying that President Obama may not need Congress to implement tough new gun control laws. “The president is going to act,” the Vice President said today. “There are executives orders — executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with

It Will Take At Least 6 More Years To Get Unemployment To 6.5%

Remember when George W. Bush was President and the media considered an unemployment rate over 5% to be sign of a terrible economy? Well according to two new analysis of our current economy, it may take at least six more years for the nation to get to 6.5% unemployment. The most important part of the

Is It A War On Women To Say A Pretty Lady Is Pretty?

I’m not a football fan at all, so I mostly missed the controversy over ESPN commentator Brent Musburger praising the beauty of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb. Ms. Webb is also Ms. Alabama, and is certainly quite striking. Here’s the video if you missed it: Apparently saying a lady is beautiful, and that

White House: Mandated Diversity For You, But Not For Us

Responding to criticism of cabinet picks that have been male-heavy, White House mouthpiece Jay Carney said that while the White House likes the concept of diversity in their pool of potential candidates, ultimately they decide based on who the best candidate is: DAN LOTHIAN, CNN: I know you touched on this a little bit yesterday,

North Dakota's Spending Growth, In Pictures

One of the more useful reports used by the legislature is the Budget and Fiscal Trends report produced for legislators by the Legislative Council. It boils the state’s spending tends down into easy-to-read charts. Legislators just got their most recent copy of the report this morning, and a few of them were kind enough to

NDSU Tries To Explain Away Airplane Use

In a story sparked, I believe, by my post yesterday about NDSU using the university’s private airplane to visit the legislature (it’s ok, news directors, to admit that you get story ideas here) Valley News Live asked university officials about the propriety of using the airplane. And in the story, NDSU claims that not a

Anti-Gun Group Declares Victory Over Heitkamp: "She Got The Message"

Over the weekend Senator Heidi Heitkamp made headlines when she called President Obama’s rumored gun control proposals “extreme.” That got the attention of the anti-gun left, who responded swiftly with an ad intending to shame Heitkamp into submission. Heitkamp’s media flaks responded quickly, assuring the anti-gun folks that Heitkamp isn’t ruling out gun control. “The

Opposing Abortion In Instances Of Rape Is Ok If You're An Obama Nominee

Remember when liberals were flipping out about a “war on women” because certain Republican candidates didn’t think abortion was ok in instances of rape? Well stand by for those same liberals to flip out because Obama’s pick for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagle, doesn’t support abortion in instances of rape. Here it comes. Any minute

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