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Obama To Make Keystone Pipeline Decision In "A Couple Of Months"

Obama To Make Keystone Pipeline Decision In "A Couple Of Months"

If this report out of a closed-door meeting between Governors and President Obama is any indication, we may finally be getting a decision on the Keystone pipeline this spring. I had expected Obama to delay a decision until after the midterms, and to use the legal setback in Nebraska as cover, but after years of

Remembering Harold Ramis And His Small Government Masterpiece

Harold Ramis was involved in some of my favorite movies of all time. From Groundhog Day to the Ghostbusters franchise, he was a talented writer, director and actor. He’ll be missed. I honestly don’t know anything about Ramis’ politics, or those of his co-writer Dan Akroyd, so I don’t know if he intended the Reagan-era Ghostbusters to

State Senator Tyler Axness Becomes Just Second 2014 Candidate For Democrats

Over the weekend I wrote about the miserable time Democrats are having finding candidates to run for the legislature. So far the Democrats have held local conventions in ten districts. In nine of those districts, representing 27 seats in the legislature, they’re facing Republican incumbents and have so far found just four candidates to run.

Wall Street Journal: Bakken Oil Is Perhaps Most Volatile In The World

With explosive train derailments much in the headlines of late, the volatility of Bakken crude oil has become an issue. The feds are seeking data from the oil industry, which is reluctant to feed the idea that Bakken oil makes transport unsafe, but the Wall Street Journal did their own analysis. According to the results, Bakken

UPDATED North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 11, 13, 21, 27, 41, and 45 Fargo-West Fargo-Cass County Area Guide Part I

UPDATED Candidate information below in bold type This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. Due to the large number

North Dakota Democrats To Make Official Request For Special Legislative Session

According to Bismarck Tribune reporter Nick Smith, North Dakota Democrats plan on asking for a special session to address western North Dakota spending needs. #NorthDakota Democratic-NPL Party Caucus to formally request the Gov. call a special Legislature session to address oil patch needs #NDPol — Nick Smith (@NSmithReports) February 24, 2014 Obviously part of the Democrats’

After 62% State Budget Increase, Jack Dalrymple Talks Budget "Sobriety"

Sequestration was the term used for automatic budget cuts put in place by the Budget Control Act. That legislation required Congress to produce a budget, or face sequestration. Because Congress couldn’t budget, the sequestration cuts kicked in. Many claimed that they were draconian cuts (in truth, sequestration still allowed the federal budget to grow by

Dalrymple On Marijuana Legalization In North Dakota: "You Never Know"

Governor Jack Dalrymple was in Washington DC over the weekend attending a meeting of the National Governor’s Association. One hot topic at the meeting, not surprisingly, was marijuana legalization. Governors from across the nation were eager to talk with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper about the issue. Dalrymple was asked about his feelings about legalization in

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