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Video: Armstrong Gets Democratic Witness to Agree That Committee Subpoena Would Have Required Barr to Break the Law

Video: Armstrong Gets Democratic Witness to Agree That Committee Subpoena Would Have Required Barr to Break the Law

Democrats have been rough on Attorney General William Barr lately, accusing him of violating the law, and even going so far as to joke about putting him in handcuffs for refusing to comply with a U.S. House subpoena demanding an unredacted copy of the Mueller report. But what if that subpoena itself would have required

Farmers watch while a load of soybeans is delivered to the Arthur Companies' elevator complex, in Arthur, N.D., Oct. 29, 2018. North Dakota’s soybean crops are flourishing. But China has stopped buying. Dan Koeck/Copyright 2018 The New York Times

What if the Trade Fight With China Is Bigger Than Soybeans?

In 1995 then-President Bill Clinton extended Most Favored Nation status to China. His justification for the move, coming as it did after ripping George H.W. Bush for being soft on China during the 1992 campaign, was believing we could make China a better neighbor by trading with them. “This decision offers us the best opportunity

Senator Kevin Cramer David Samson / The Forum

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Trump Scandals Are “Uninteresting to the Vast Majority of People”

From local columnists to national television pundits, the political media can’t get enough of President Donald Trump. His tweets and his rallies, his tax returns and sometimes even the actual policies of his administration, are all fodder for intense scrutiny. On this episode of Plain Talk Senator Kevin Cramer, responding to a listener question, says

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Says Democrats “Aren’t Interested in the Truth, They’re Interested in the Fight”

As Washington D.C. is embroiled in a bitter fight over the report from special prosecutor Robert Mueller, and the Trump administration’s handling of it, Congressman Kelly Armstrong says his Democratic colleagues aren’t out to clear the muddy waters. “They’re not interested in the truth,” he said on this episode of Plain Talk. “They’re interested in

Congressman Kelly Armstrong, speaks with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Plain Talk: Reviewing the Mueller Report, Rep. Armstrong Praises Trump for “Unprecedented Transparency”

“Every one of them is already public knowledge.” That’s what Congressman Kelly Armstrong said on this episode of Plain Talk. He was referring to the information about alleged obstruction by the Trump administration from the Mueller report which the Congressman had been reviewing ahead of the interview. He praised Trump for “unprecedented transparency” in dealing

President Donald Trump looks on as Senator Kevin Cramer delivers a speech at a Fargo campaign rally during the 2018 election cycle Forum News Service photo

Plain Talk: Sen. Cramer Says Even if Trump Were Being Crucified Democrats Would Want Rusty Nails

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer answers listener questions including one on the Mueller report. He says Democrats will never be satisfied no matter how much of the report is released. “If we were to hang Donald Trump on a cross they’d be complaining the nails aren’t rusty enough,” he said. One

Joe Biden reacts to a Carson Wentz jersey given to him by then-Sen. Heidi Heitkamp after his speech to the North Dakota Democratic convention in Grand Forks during the 2018 election cycle. As he begins a campaign for the White House in the 2020 cycle Biden faces accusations of behaving inappropriately with a female politician during an event. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

The 2020 Democratic Primary Might Destroy Identity Politics Once and for All

I am not a fan of President Donald Trump’s approach to politics and governing. I’m talking about style, not necessarily substance. On policy I agree with the Trump administration more often than I disagree, but when you’re the leader of the free world your style matters too. Trump’s tweets make me cringe. His use of

Rep. Mary Adams (D-Grand Forks)

Democrat Lawmaker Offers Non-Apology for Hitler Memes

If your apology starts with “I’m sorry if” it’s not really an apology. Yet that’s how Rep. Mary Adams, Hitler meme aficionado, worded a letter to the editor of the Grand Forks Herald. She even started off the letter acting as if an elected official comparing the President of the United States to Hitler (not to

Michael Marceau holds and upside down American flag at a "Protect Mueller" protest at Lafayette Square in Washington, Nov. 8, 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times)

The National News Media Isn’t Even Particularly Good at Being Biased

The national news media has a pronounced leftward lean in their ideology. This is no big secret. Honest members of the media industry acknowledge it, and at least pay lip service to correcting it. The national news media, for the most part, also hates President Donald Trump. One needn’t watch many pundit panels on CNN,

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

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