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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he speaks at his New York presidential primary night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

What if Those Demanding Trump’s Taxes Are the New Birthers?

What if Those Demanding Trump’s Taxes Are the New Birthers?

Remember the birther movement? It was an ugly bit of American politics from the Obama era. In fact, our current President was a major figure in birtherism. The conspiracy, for the uninitiated, was that President Obama isn’t really a naturally-born U.S. citizen and thus was ineligible to be President. Feeding into the conspiracy was President

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 Smartest Political Move for 2018 Was Making Herself an Ally of Donald Trump

I wrote in my print column a couple of weeks ago that 2018 campaign for incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s seat in Congress had already begun. Given the sustained political assault on Congressman Kevin Cramer, the most talked about potential challenger for Heitakmp, since that column published the words I wrote seem downright prescient. Heitkamp’s campaign leaked

Rate of Refugee Resettlement Plummets Nationally And, Last Month, in North Dakota Too

According to this report from CNS News, “The number of refugees admitted to the United States dropped in March to its lowest monthly tally of the current fiscal year, even as the implementation of President Trump’s latest immigration executive order continues to be held up by federal courts.” “In a continuing declining trend, 2,070 refugees

The massive Big John dragline works to reshape the rocky landscape in some of the last sections to be mined for coal at the Hobet site in Boone County, W.Va., May 12, 2016. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Audio: Head of Coal Industry Group Says Trump Order Means New Coal Plants Could Be Built

I had Jason Bohrer on my radio show today. Jason is the head of the Lignite Energy Council which, as you might imagine, represents and promotes the state’s coal interests. I wanted to talk with him about President Donald Trump today signing an executive order rolling back a number of Obama administration regulations and restrictions

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York August 17, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

“A Sane Person to an Insane Society Must Appear Insane”

With President Barack Obama we had a relentlessly ideological national leader. His every move was calculated to advance the progressive agenda. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, measures his success much differently. He’s not terribly ideological. Rather, he’s focused on getting things done. I’m not exactly breaking new ground with that observation, but it’s

Audio: Congressman Cramer Talks AHCA, Says He Doubts Trump’s Budget Will Hurt Fargo Diversion Project

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is in the media claiming President Donald Trump’s budget, which reduces funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, could put funding for the flood diversion project in Fargo in jeopardy. Today during our weekly open phones segment on WDAY AM970 (audio below) Congressman Kevin Cramer told me he doesn’t see it

The Devils Lake Airport terminal. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Essential Air Service Subsidies Are Hugely Wasteful and Trump Is Right to Cut Them

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is causing quite a stir in political circles. Locally one cut the President proposes has our state’s congressional delegation seeing red. Particularly Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says President Donald Trump’s call to eliminate subsidized air service to rural communities could hurt three

Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota US May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says He’s Not Worried About Impacts of Trump’s Budget on Agriculture

President Donald Trump has released his first budget from the White House, and North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp say they don’t like it. In particular, they say it will hurt agriculture. Congressman Kevin Cramer, for his part, has expressed some skepticism but says he’s open minded about it (which earned him a

Democrats Attack Congressman Kevin Cramer for Having an Open Mind Trump Budget

Why have North Dakota Democrats been pushed to the margins of the state’s politics? Why has their party been worn down to a small, angry nub of hard core progressives? Part of it is that they promote policies and ideas most North Dakotans simply don’t want. Another part of it is that when it comes

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