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Did Barack Obama Take A Page From The John Hoeven Economic Development Playbook?

Did Barack Obama Take A Page From The John Hoeven Economic Development Playbook?

For a lot of North Dakotans, hearing President Barack Obama talk about his new “promise zones” had to sound like deja vu. North Dakota has had something called Centers of Excellence, the brainchild of former governor and current US Senator John Hoeven, since 2005. I just wrote about that over at WatchDog.org, but check out

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