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Rep. Kevin Cramer: "I will not sit idly by and watch this President steal the jobs, hopes, and dreams of my constituents."

Rep. Kevin Cramer: "I will not sit idly by and watch this President steal the jobs, hopes, and dreams of my constituents."

“I will not sit idly by and watch this President steal the jobs, hopes, and dreams of my constituents,” Rep. Kevin Cramer said today on the floor of the House of what he described as President Obama’s war on coal. “Nor will I sit idly by while he and his EPA impose their mediocrity on

Bad News For Democrats: Former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords Coming To North Dakota

Former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords was forced to leave Congress after she was shot by a deranged man in Tucson. Now she’s on a multi-state tour aimed at chastising members of Congress who voted against gun control. “Our intention is not to chastise people,” Giffords aide Pia Carusone told Politico, but rather to “draw attention to

Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court today struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, a Clinton-era federal law which disallowed the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage and also prohibited inter-state recognition of the same. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court found that the federal government cannot take away rights under the law that the states have

Obama On Climate Change: "We Don't Have Time For A Meeting Of The Flat Earth Society"

“Nobody has a monopoly on what is a very hard problem, but I don’t have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real,” President Obama said today during his climate change/global warming address. “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society. Sticking your head in the sand might

Does The Immigration Bill Create An Incentive To Hire Illegal Immigrants Under Obamacare?

“Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them qualifying health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker,” reports Phil Klein for the Washington Examiner. “But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens –

NDSU President Accuses North Dakota University System Of Hacking His Email Account

NDSU President Dean Bresciani is facing allegations that he deleted over 45,000 emails the same day he received a records request for emails from the state legislature, a breech of public record laws that could be as serious as a felony. Yesterday, a spokeswoman told the Fargo Forum that those emails weren’t deleted by Bresciani

With Carbon Emissions Already Dropping, Why Do We Need "Sweeping Action" On Climate Change?

“Obama to take sweeping action on climate,” reports the Washington Post. “President Obama will announce his intention to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands in a speech Tuesday outlining his plan to use executive powers to address climate change.” In other

Attorney General Finds University System Foundation Violated Open Records Laws

Way back in January I requested information pertaining to the revenues and expenditures of the North Dakota University System Foundation. The NDUS denied my request, saying that the foundation is a private entity. I filed an open records complaint with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, and today he issued an opinion finding that because the foundation

Hoeven Immigration Plan Myth Vs. Fact

I haven’t been paying nearly as much attention as I should to the national debate over immigration reform which North Dakota’s Senator John Hoeven has been a major part of. I’m of two minds on immigration reform. On one hand, much like the “war on drugs,” I think the “war on illegal immigration” is something

Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Oversight Of Elections

The Voting Rights Act, in part, gave the federal government authority over state elections in some jurisdictions, mostly in the south but also in states like Alaska and parts of New York too. The law was intended to stop discrimination against minority voters, and when it was challenged in the 1960’s the Supreme Court upheld

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