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Antifascists demonstrate in Portland, Ore., where a rally organized by the far-right Patriot Prayer group was met by a large counterprotest, Aug. 4, 2018. Skirmishes broke out through the afternoon, and Portland police were out in force, moving first to break up some groups of counterprotesters, using flash-bang grenades and pepper spray. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Influential Antifa Leader Has Ties to North Dakota Group

Influential Antifa Leader Has Ties to North Dakota Group

A report out from the Daily Caller identifies a man named Jose Alcoff as an organizer of often violent and unlawful left wing protests, including the “occupy” movement and the “Smash DC” protesters who have harassed right-wing figures like Tucker Carlson. “The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined that an influential Antifa leader uses aliases

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., left, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., share a light moment on statge during a question and answer session during the Lignite Energy Council's annual meeting at the Bismarck Event Center on Thursday. 4-5-2018

Cramer/Heitkamp Senate Race Debate Has Been Canceled

This from the AARP which is sponsoring the debate which would have been broadcast by Prairie Public Television: Friday night’s debate between Kevin Cramer (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D) will not be held because of pending U.S. Senate votes. We are working to reschedule. Meanwhile, you can participate in upcoming telephone town hall meetings with

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., left, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., share a light moment on statge during a question and answer session during the Lignite Energy Council's annual meeting at the Bismarck Event Center on Thursday, April 5. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Kevin Cramer Leads Heidi Heitkamp in AARP Poll of North Dakotans Over 50

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s and her political allies have invested a lot of money into messaging (of dubious veracity) claiming her opponent, Congressman Kevin Cramer, wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. I had thought this was just the typical sort election year “Mediscare” tactics – accusing Republicans of wanting kick elderly people off of government

AARP Distances Itself From Pro-Heitkamp Attack Ad

While Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign puts big money behind an ad campaign touting a talking point about pre-existing conditions which has been disputed by everyone from North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner to the Associated Press, a third party group is running an ad campaign attacking Heitkamp’s opponent which has the AARP distancing themselves. Here’s the ad

ND Republicans Are Squandering The Obamacare Supreme Court Victory

Writing for the American Spectator, David Catron notes that a group of Republican Governors including North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple are squandering a victory over Obamacare their states won from the Supreme Court. And not only are the squandering it, they’re putting their states in serious fiscal jeopardy long-term: To the disgust of Obamacare’s opponents, however,

Expanding Medicaid In North Dakota Would Be Short Sighted

Governor Jack Dalrymple has broken ranks with Republican opponents of Obamacare nationally and slipped the expansion of Medicaid, called for in the Obamacare law, into his budget. Dalrymple’s case for the expansion? The federal government is paying for it (at least in the short term) and Dalrymple thinks that’s “no cost” money. Because we, uh,

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