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After Campaigning Against Him, Senator Heidi Heitkamp Votes With Obama 97% Of The Time

After Campaigning Against Him, Senator Heidi Heitkamp Votes With Obama 97% Of The Time

Some of you might remember campaign ads like the one above from 2012 in which Heidi Heitkamp, currently serving as one of North Dakota’s two Senators, promised to “stand up” to President Barack Obama. Heitkamp has worked hard to cultivate that image. Shortly after being elected Heitkamp was described as a “defiant Democrat” not afraid

North Dakota Democrats Get Two Statewide Candidates UPDATE: Maybe Just One

Still no word on a challenger for incumbent Rep. Kevin Cramer at the top of the ballot, but it looks like North Dakota Democrats will get a couple of statewide candidates this week per Bismarck Tribune reporter Nick Smith. #Fargo attorney Jason Astrup will be announcing candidacy for Democratic-NPL Party for #NorthDakota Tax Commissioner on

South Dakota SB128 Would Allow Businesses To Discriminate Against Gays

South Dakota SB128 is being considered in that state’s current legislative session, and if passed it would make it explicitly legal for businesses to refuse service to gays. It has 12 sponsors, and is currently sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee. An excerpt: Section 1. No person or entity may bring suit against another person

North Dakota Dems Beat Republicans In In-State And Out-Of-State Fundraising

The North Dakota Democrats continue to dominate Republicans in fundraising. They’ve widened the gap over Republicans in their year-end report for 2013 to more than a quarter million dollars, or $265,325.49 to be exact. Here’s the chart showing cumulative fundraising, cycle-to-date (all data from FEC.gov): Republicans are doing a little better than Democrats in terms

It Got Fixed: Tens Of Thousands On Hold Because HealthCare.Gov Can't Fix Enrollment Errors

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com “It got fixed,” President Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly of HealthCare.gov in their pre-Super Bowl interview. “Now it’s working the way it’s supposed to.” Some might find that hard to believe for any number of reasons, not the least of which is this report from the Washington Post today

California Cracks Down On Unlicensed Exchange Of Knowledge

Because you can’t just share your experience, knowledge and expertise with other people willy-nilly. The government must license that sort of thing. Hacker boot camps have sprung up across the world in recent years, offering crash courses in the art and science of computer programming. These schools are particularly prevalent in the San Francisco Bay

NDSU Has Paid Over $700,000 In Settlements With Employees Since 2009

Last week on January 30th, during a meeting of the State Board of Higher Education, North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani stood up to make a report to the board. After making a crack about how he can’t win any aviation awards because he doesn’t own an airplane (UND President Bob Kelly had reported

Nelson Column: Enjoy Your Property Tax Relief North Dakota, It Won't Last

Like a good magician, Cass County Auditor Mike Monplaisir’s recent editorial on North Dakota property tax is nothing but slight of hand. He hopes to distract readers from the real issue–that property taxes have been out of control for the last ten years and people are losing their homes because of it–by pointing out that