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

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

Sen. John Hoeven. File photo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Senator Hoeven Says He Doesn’t Support Trump’s Budget When It Comes to Agriculture

Rural, “red state” America went for Donald Trump in a big, big way. His brand of fiery, and often crude, populism was cat nip for blue collar workers. Including those who work in the agriculture industry. That’s why Trump won states like North Dakota in a landslide. But I wonder if the realities of his

Federal prosecutor Christopher Myers of the U.S. Attorney's Office addresses media members about new opiate enforcement and prosecution strategies to be employed during a news conference at Fargo Police Headquarters on Monday, May 16. 2016. Nick Wagner / The Forum

Bipartisan Agreement Over North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Is a Welcome Departure From Hyper-Partisan Obama Era

The Trump administration has asked dozens of Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys across the nation to step down, which is a routine matter for new administrations. Particularly when control of the White House switches parties. But North Dakota’s federal prosecutor is staying on the job, and the bipartisan consensus among North Dakota’s congressional delegation is that Trump

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the South Point Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada January 21, 2016. REUTERS / David Becker

Audio: Former U.S. Attorney Wrigley Says Complaints About Trump and Federal Prosecutors Are Partisan Politics

President Donald Trump has stoked controversy yet again, this time by asking for the resignation of dozens of Obama-appointed federal prosecutors. One former U.S. Attorney here in North Dakota, albeit one who didn’t stick around in his job long enough to be canned by Trump, has been crying foul. “I want to make it very

President Trump Addresses Joint Session of Congress - Washington, U.S. - 28/02/17 - U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives at the podium. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Video: North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer Got a Little Excited When President Trump Mentioned the Dakota Access Pipeline

President Donald Trump seems to have turned a lot of heads last night with his address to a joint session of Congress. This morning people both on the right and the left are congratulating him. There wasn’t much specific to North Dakota in his speech last night, other than a brief mention of the Dakota

U.S. President Donald Trump walks through the Colonnade to the Oval Office after returning to the White House in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

What If, Like That Sinbad Movie You Thought You Saw in the 90’s, Trump’s Comments About Swedish Attack Don’t Exist?

My focus is very much on North Dakota news these days, what with our Legislature in session and all, so I haven’t been spending a lot of time reading past the headlines when it comes to national news stories. Like many of you I got the impression from those headlines  that President Donald Trump had

Cramer Says Heitkamp Promised MHA Tribe She’d Vote to Overturn Federal Flaring Rules

In Congress right now there is an effort to disapprove an Obama administration regulation aimed at the oil industry. The so-called “venting and flaring” rule imposed by the Bureau of Land Management is so colossally broad it impacts not just federal lands but state lands as well. This rule creates a jurisdictional quagmire, which I’m

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