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Donald Trump looks on as Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck on May 26, 2016.

Audio: Congressman Cramer Says He’s Convinced There’s “Almost Nothing” to Reports of Trump Ties to Russia

Audio: Congressman Cramer Says He’s Convinced There’s “Almost Nothing” to Reports of Trump Ties to Russia

“I’m convinced there’s almost nothing there.” That’s what Congressman Kevin Cramer told me during an interview earlier today referring to the swirling accusations that President Donald Trump’s campaign was in cahoots with the Russians, and that he and Trump “talked a lot” about the matter during a meeting this week before that contentious press conference.

President Donald Trump sits during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Feb. 8, 2017. Joshua Roberts / Reuters

Audio: Is Trump Helping the Left Understand the Conservative Argument for Small, Restrained Federal Government?

Over the weekend columnist Jim Shaw wrote that Republicans should oppose “lunatic” Donald Trump’s executive orders. With some reservations – Trump’s executive orders unwinding those issued by Obama are a separate matter, I think – I mostly agree with Shaw. I think Obama was a terrible president, not least because so many of his policies

U.S. Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf (not pictured) during his testimony before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the firm's sales practices on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., Sept. 20, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Senate Republicans Should Have Let the Fool Talk

Last night, while left wing Senator Elizabeth Warren was ranting at a mostly empty chamber, Republicans moved to silence her using Senate rules which ban Senators from casting aspersions at one another during floor speeches. Here’s how it went down: The Senate subsequently voted to rebuke Warren for her comments. Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted against

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) arrives for a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Heidi Heitkamp’s Love/Hate Relationship With Donald Trump

UPDATE: As I wrote this news broke that Heitkamp is opposing Senator Jeff Session’s appointment as Attorney General. So add that to your calculus on her political future. Senator Heidi Heitkamp made a big stink this last week over her “no” vote on the confirmation of Trump-nominated Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Some of that was just

The Left Condones Violence Because They Think They’re Fighting Evil

Violence and intimidation have become hallmarks of left wing politics in America. Trump’s election was met with days of violent rioting. His inauguration saw more violence in the streets of Washington DC and elsewhere. Left wing #NoDAPL groups pursued the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s case against the Dakota Access Pipeline with acts of violence. The

Lady Gaga performs during halftime between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Bob Donnan / USA TODAY Sports

The Halftime Show America Needed

Lady Gaga may have found herself a place in the history books for being the Superbowl entertainer who won widespread acclaim for something she didn’t do. In a performance that was fun and entertaining, exactly the halftime show America needed, Gaga didn’t lecture us about politics. There was no preachy machinations. No self-righteous symbolism. Just

Congressman Kevin Cramer speaks at the North Dakota Republican Party's state convention in 2016.

Audio: Cramer Says “I Don’t Worry About It” on Trump’s Behavior

“I don’t worry about it.” That’s what Congressman Kevin Cramer told me during a radio interview yesterday about President Donald Trump’s behavior in office. From his tweeting to the reports of blustery phone calls with international leaders, our new President has certainly brought a new tone to office, but Cramer doesn’t see a problem. “It

Contractors hired by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe work to clean up abandoned #NoDAPL protest camps

Hoeven: Army Corps Will Proceed With Issuing Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline as #NoDAPL Camps Clear Out

“Today, the Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer informed us that he has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline,” Senator John Hoeven says in a press release which just dropped in my inbox (see below). “This will enable the company to complete

With Outrage Cranked to 11 Where Does the Left Go From Here?

Back in 2009 I was one of a group of conservatives in North Dakota who helped organize the local tea party movement. Our rallies, though not as large as those taking place in other states, garnered a lot of attention. Much of it critical. Our friends on the left played at being concerned at this

In the Trump Era There’s No Room for the Sane

I wish it were not so, but I’m afraid this weekend is a preview of what American politics will be in the Trump era. There seems little room for rational, reasoned discourse. It’s either Trumpian bombast and bluster on one side or angry, unhinged mobs headlined by ranting celebrities and journalists inclined to prove they

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