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Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He Could “Easily See” President Trump Saying He’d Pardon Crimes to Build the Border Wall

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He Could “Easily See” President Trump Saying He’d Pardon Crimes to Build the Border Wall

A recent report from the Washington Post claims, based on unnamed sources, that President Donald Trump has said he would pardon crimes in order to help build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Asked if this report bothers him, Senator Kevin Cramer said, “It does if I believe it.” But Cramer, alluding

Sen. Kevin Cramer, right, is interviewed during a visit to Arizona on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to observe Fisher Industries, a North Dakota company, show how it can build a wall on the southern border. In the background is a portion of wall the company demonstrated how they can build. Courtesy photo / Office of Sen. Kevin Cramer

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He’s “Sick of Apologizing” for Promoting a North Dakota Company for the Border Wall Contract

“I don’t apologize for advocating for them.” That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer had to say in an interview, recorded before the Memorial Day holiday, referring to controversy over a Dickinson-based Fisher Industries and their push to get a contract to build the border wall. The company’s owner has appeared on Fox News to promote the

Rep. Kevin Cramer answers questions from the Grand Forks Herald editorial board. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

Plain Talk: Sen. Cramer “Doubts” Trump’s Emergency Will Stand up in Court, Says Trump’s “Treason” Accusation Not an Exaggeration

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer was on to take listener questions. Cramer appears on the podcast every week (usually Thursdays). If you want him to answer questions during his segments, email them to rob@sayanythingblog.com and I’llask him. “It remains to be seen whether he really does have the power,” Cramer said

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019. (Sarah Silbiger/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Republicans Supporting Trump’s Border Emergency Are Acting Like We’ll Never Have Another Democratic President

Even despite signing a compromise deal from Congress which funds a portion of his border wall priority, President Donald Trump has decided to go nuclear. In addition to what Congress has approved, the President announced he will declare a national emergency, using his executive powers to redirect billions of additional dollars to building a border

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) before the start of the Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 30, 2019. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Senator Hoeven Says Democrats Will Face Consequences at the Ballot Box if They Don’t Compromise on Border Wall

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) talks about his role on a conference committee which is tasked with finding a compromise on border security to avoid another government shutdown. The committee had its first meeting this week, and Hoeven says he’s optimistic about finding an agreement. “The President is offering

Eight border wall prototypes in front of the existing wall between Mexico and the United States, in Otay Mesa, Calif., Oct. 30, 2017. (Josh Haner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

North Dakota Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Backing Trump’s Call for a Border Wall

Nationally the federal government is shut down over funding for the border wall (or fence or whatever) that President Trump campaigned on in 2016. Here in North Dakota a group of state lawmakers – including House Majority Leader Chet Pollert and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner – have signed onto a resolution calling for the

Plain Talk Podcast: Rep. Kelly Armstrong Says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is “Incredibly Nice”

On this episode of the Plain Talk Podcast I interviewed Rep. Kelly Armstrong. Recently Armstrong threw a Twitter jab at media darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), but said before all that he had a very nice conversation with her on a bus during orientation. He said they talked for about “15 minutes” mostly about

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