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Senator Kevin Cramer, pictured here during the 2018 election cycle. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He’s “Sure” Trump Supports Electoral College Because It Won Him Election in 2016

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He’s “Sure” Trump Supports Electoral College Because It Won Him Election in 2016

President Donald Trump is widely seen as a populist leader. So why, in the wake of criticism of the Electoral College from Democrats, would he be saying he supports it given that it’s a decidedly anti-populist institution? Asked on this episode of Plain Talk if maybe Trump supports the Electoral College because it was why

Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks with President Donald Trump at Scheels Arena in Fargo on June 27, 2018. Forum file photo

Cramer Is Wrong to Support Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Senator Kevin Cramer today announced that he’s going to vote against a resolution of disapproval opposing President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. He’s wrong to do so, and I suspect his decision is rooted more in politics than policy. I will vote NO on the resolution of disapproval. I've

Congressman Armstrong Rips Cohen During Hearing: “Was It Exhausting Keeping Track of All These Lies You Were Telling?”

During a sensational, highly publicized hearing before the House Oversight Committee Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-North Dakota) got a lot of attention for his questioning in particular. He started by noting that Cohen recorded many of his clients, and questioned the ethics of doing so. “I know lawyers who would go to jail” before disclosing recordings

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

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says of Donating Shutdown Salary, “I Don’t Find It Very Noble, Frankly”

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer makes his first of what will be weekly appearances to take questions from listeners. If you’d like to submit a question for Cramer you can do so by emailing it to rob@sayanythingblog.com any time. Responding to a question about donating his shutdown salary – as the

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

What a Miserable Week for American Journalism

American journalists are fond of blaming the politicians, and these days President Donald “fake news” Trump in particular, for declining public trust in journalistic institutions. This last week, though, the journalists really had nobody to blame but themselves. It started last week with Buzzfeed promoting a story, based on anonymous sources, which purported that President

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