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President Donald Trump discusses the Raise Act, proposed immigration legislation, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, Aug. 2, 2017. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

President Trump’s Threat Against NBC’s Broadcast License Is Stupid and Counterproductive

President Trump’s Threat Against NBC’s Broadcast License Is Stupid and Counterproductive

Our blustery President, in one of his fits of social media pique, suggested that perhaps the broadcast license for NBC News ought to be pulled based on some of their coverage:   With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announces his campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination for North Dakota Tax Commissioner office on Wednesday, Feb.5, 2014, at the Fargo Holiday Inn. David Samson / The Forum

Podcast: ND Tax Commissioner Says Trump Tax Plan Could Impact State Revenues

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says he generally likes what he’s hearing so far when it comes to the tax reforms President Donald Trump is pursuing. “I’m supporting the effort maybe even more so than a lot of the legislation,” he told me during an interview on my radio show yesterday (info on live

Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 12, 2017. File photo. Tom Brenner/The New York Times, Copyright 2017 The New York Times.

Who Cares if Vice President Pence’s Walkout Was a Stunt?

On Sunday Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a 49’ers/Colts football game after several of the former team took a knee during the national anthem. Pence left right after the anthem was completed, and posted this to Twitter: I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects

Minnesota Vikings players lock arms during the national anthem before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 24, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Brad Rempel / USA TODAY Sports

Your Right to Protest Does Not Make Your Protest Right

I found myself thinking of that old Stealer’s Wheel song about being stuck in the middle. The one with line about how there are “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.” This controversy in the NFL – and now the MLB – over players kneeling or sitting out during the national anthem

President Donald Trump greets Frank Giaccio, 11, of Falls Church, Va., as Giaccio mows the Rose Garden’s lawn at the White House, in Washington, Sept. 15, 2017. Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Let the Kids Mow the Lawns

Last week the country got a heart warming story out of the White House, a rare feat in any political age. Frank “FX” Giaccio, an entrepreneurial minded eleven-year-old with his own lawn care business sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking if he could mow the lawn of the executive residence. On Friday the kid

Senator Heidi Heitkamp at Cirrus Aircrafts' celebration Tuesday, December 20 in Grand Forks, N.D. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Voting Pattern Moves Away From Democrats the Closer She Gets to Election Day

Senator Heidi Heitkamp invests a lot of time in cultivating an image of herself as a centrist. A moderate Democrat. That’s why Heitkamp is playing patty cake with President Donald Trump, a man most of her Democratic base sees as a tyrant. But Republicans, and the NDGOP specifically, tell a different story. They argue that

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), exits the lobby of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Dec. 2, 2016. Though Donald Trump has yet to name a Democrat to his Cabinet, Heitkamp is said to be a top contender to lead the Department of Agriculture — a posting that would also trigger a special election to fill her Senate seat. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

This Is Why Heidi Heitkamp Is Playing Patty Cake With Donald Trump

In my Sunday print column I pointed out the strange reality of Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp playing nicey nice with President Donald Trump. A man her (admittedly tiny) left wing political base here in North Dakota thinks of as some sort of a tyrant with a soft spot for white supremacists. Heitkamp flew with the

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