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Heitkamp Votes For Debt Ceiling Hike, Hoeven And Cramer Vote No

Heitkamp Votes For Debt Ceiling Hike, Hoeven And Cramer Vote No

Yesterday the US House passed a debt ceiling hike that, for the first time since 2009, had no other spending or policy concessions included in it. Today the Senate followed suite. In the House, Rep. Kevin Cramer voted against the hike saying he couldn’t approve of one without conditions attached. “I could not in good

Obama's Minimum Wage Argument Is Bunk Says…White House Slide Show?

President Obama has been making a heavy pitch for increasing the minimum wage, even going so far as to use his executive power to mandate a $10.10/hour minimum wage for federal contractors, but data compiled and presented by the White House itself undermines many of the President’s claims. “The White House prepared a slideshow dated February 12,

Kudos To Senator Heidi Heitkamp For Pushing Normalized Relations With Cuba

According to a recent (though controversial) poll put out by the Atlantic Council, a majority of Americans support normalizing relations with Cuba. If that’s not true, it should be, because while Cuba remains in the grips of an autocratic socialist dictatorship, the best way to undermine the grip of that dictatorship is for countries like

Glawe Column: Drones Issue Doesn't Get Coverage It Deserves From ND Media

Williston once again was given the Wild West treatment last week. This time with an evangelical twist courtesy of a local pastor and Charlie LeDuff, author of the longest obituary in American literature. If I were from North Dakota this is where the indignance would begin, but I’m not and it won’t. While LeDuff fell

Obama Making It Up As He Goes: Obamacare Provision Delayed Until 2016

Another day, another massive delay for Obamacare: The Obama administration announced another delay Monday in the requirement on businesses to provide health coverage, giving some employers a reprieve next year while phasing in the mandate for others. The administration had already delayed the implementation of the so-called employer mandate by a year, presumably pushing the

In Defense Of Doing Nothing

Earlier today I caught this tweet, re-tweeted on North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley’s always amusing Twitter feed, and it provided impetus for something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while. Not because I wanted to pick on the tweeter, or Wrigley, for posting it, but because I think it would be healthier for