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Heitkamp Vote Doesn't Match Her Words On Immigration Or The Filibuster

Heitkamp Vote Doesn't Match Her Words On Immigration Or The Filibuster

Today the U.S. Senate took up legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security which contains a provision, passed by the U.S. House, to overturn President Barack Obama’s executive order granting de facto amnesty to certain illegal immigrants. Democrats managed to filibuster the bill as it failed to get the 60 votes needed. Among those voting to

Let's All Admire What A Big Giant Hypocrite Heidi Heitkamp Is Being Right Now

The U.S. Senate has been debating controversial legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline recently. And, unlike when Democrats ran the chamber, the minority party has been allowed to bring amendments to the floor for a vote. In fact, no fewer than 24 amendments to the bill were considered – most of them introduced by Democrats

Republicans Should Help Restore Bipartisanship By Bringing Back The Filibuster

About a year ago Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules in the Senate to remove the filibuster for confirming appointments. What was worse was how he did it. Normally rule changes in the Senate require a 67 vote majority (ending a filibuster requires just 60 votes), but Reid changed the rules with a

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Heidi Heitkamp's Posturing As The Senate's New Swing Vote Is Hard To Buy

While election night was an ugly one for most Democrats, it seems to have opened up an opportunity for rabidly ambitious Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Ever since the votes were tallied Heitkamp has been posturing herself as a key centrist in the Senate chamber. Someone to whom Democrats and Republicans alike will need cater on close

The Proponents Of Drones Want You To Stop Calling Them Drones

According to this report in the Grand Forks Herald the proponents of the coming drone mission in North Dakota – state political leaders and the University of North Dakota have teamed up to push the state as a sort of national testing grounds for them – want you to stop calling the unmanned flying objects

Are We All Tea Partiers Now?

From the moment the movement started in 2009, the left has looked askance at the tea party movement. We were astroturfing dupes doing what the Republican party told us at best and extremist, racist, anti-government fanatics bent on violence at worst. Our skepticism of the government is the stuff of paranoid delusion, we’re told. But

Democrats Lose Big On Gun Control Push

Gun control has been on the back burner for Democrats since a Clinton-era crackdown played into Democrats losing control of Congress in the 1994 midterms. But when the Newtown shooting happened, the opportunists on the left thought they had an opening. Today that theory got put to a test, and it flopped. Big time. Despite

Hoeven A Definite No On Gun Control Bill, Heitkamp Still A Maybe UPDATE: Heitkamp Says No

The Senate plans on voting on gun control today, and Democrats don’t yet have their votes. Senator Heidi Heitkamp still isn’t clear on how she’ll vote. Senator John Hoeven, for his part, says that despite voting to end the filibuster of the bill he’s a definite “no” vote. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, didn’t say

Democrat: We Must Ban Private Gun Sales Because Terrorism

According to Senator Diane Feinstein, we can’t let one person sell a gun privately to another person because the buyer might be a terrorist. She’s also saying that defeating the Senate filibuster of the gun control bill opens the door to another assault weapons ban. So, you know, thanks to supposedly pro-gun Senators like John

Hoeven, Heitkamp Both Vote For Cloture On Gun Control

I’ve been a bit remiss in getting this up, being focused on the legislative session here in the state all day, but both of North Dakota’s Senators voted to invoke cloture on the Senate gun control bill. The bill was being filibustered by Senate conservatives. Fifty Democrats, 16 Republicans and 2 independents opposed the conservative