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Heidi Heitkamp's Cuba Trip Was Good, But The Nepotism Is Bad

Heidi Heitkamp's Cuba Trip Was Good, But The Nepotism Is Bad

In my Sunday column today I write about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s trip to Cuba alongside President Barack Obama. Obama’s performance on the trip was poor. “President Barack Obama allowed himself to be berated and embarrassed by the Castro regime,” I wrote. “That’s not just a matter of form. Embarrassing America is the currency modern dictators

Enough With The Nepotism Senator Heitkamp

Yesterday left-wing talk radio host Joel Heitkamp announced on his show that he would be accompanying President Barack Obama during his historic upcoming trip to Cuba. That was the headline for the article written about Heitkamp’s announcement by a KFGO reporter. A more accurate and honest headline would have stated that Heitkamp is accompanying his

Video: Kevin Cramer Says He Backs Boehner

Rep. Kevin Cramer was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to talk about his Keystone XL pipeline legislation which he is introducing in the House. That’s an important bill, but not really all that newsy given that we can pretty much assume what’s going to happen. The Republican-controlled Congress is going to pass the legislation,

Obama Got It Right On Cuba

Representative Kevin Cramer sent out a press release yesterday evening reacting to President Barack Obama’s recent move toward more normalized diplomatic relations with Cuba. Not only does Cramer agree with President Obama’s move, it seems our Congressman supports lifting all trade sanctions with Cuba. From his press release: I support the lifting of sanctions against

If A Trade Embargo For Cuba Is Justified, Why Not China And Vietnam Too?

Yesterday Florida Republican Marco Rubio took to the floor of the Senate to lambaste a group of Senators, led by Tom Harkin of Iowa and including North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkmap, who visited Cuba and delivered a glowing report from that country back here in America. Rubio, rightly I think, read his colleagues the riot act

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

There's No Such Thing As A Starving Dictator

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has passed away after a long struggle with cancer. His rule was based on violent suppression of the opposition, and was grotesquely lamented by some American Democrats enamored with the socialist ideology he embraced. And, despite governing in a country so stricken by poverty that a toilet seat is something that