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Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He Could “Easily See” President Trump Saying He’d Pardon Crimes to Build the Border Wall

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He Could “Easily See” President Trump Saying He’d Pardon Crimes to Build the Border Wall

A recent report from the Washington Post claims, based on unnamed sources, that President Donald Trump has said he would pardon crimes in order to help build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Asked if this report bothers him, Senator Kevin Cramer said, “It does if I believe it.” But Cramer, alluding

The U.S. Census Process Rewards States Which Flout Our Immigration Laws With More Political Clout

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census count every ten years for the purposes of political apportionment. Specifically, how the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are divvied up among the various states. The census count is also used by the various states to draw their own political lines. Here in North Dakota, our lawmakers

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Trump Was First to Call Border Situation a “Humanitarian Crisis”

Which of the large field of Democrats running for President is the biggest threat to incumbent Donald Trump? “Joe Biden presents the greatest threat,” Senator Kevin Cramer says on this episode of Plain Talk. He says Biden appeals to a larger majority of moderate Americans, a faction of voters obscured by some of the extremism

Plain Talk: Senator Hoeven Says Democrats Will Face Consequences at the Ballot Box if They Don’t Compromise on Border Wall

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) talks about his role on a conference committee which is tasked with finding a compromise on border security to avoid another government shutdown. The committee had its first meeting this week, and Hoeven says he’s optimistic about finding an agreement. “The President is offering

North Dakota Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Backing Trump’s Call for a Border Wall

Nationally the federal government is shut down over funding for the border wall (or fence or whatever) that President Trump campaigned on in 2016. Here in North Dakota a group of state lawmakers – including House Majority Leader Chet Pollert and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner – have signed onto a resolution calling for the

President Trump Shouldn’t End Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Order

In an interview with Axios, President Donald Trump has announced that he’ll attempt to end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants by way of an executive order. I say attempt, because any order his administration issues is sure to be immediately challenged in the courts, and his ability to change this policy unilaterally

Senator Heitkamp Votes to Protect Funding for Sanctuary Cities

While her latest Republican challenger, Congressman Kevin Cramer, basks in national attention stemming from his decision to run for the Senate, incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp quietly cast a vote to protect funding for sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities, for the uninitiated, are communities which refuse to cooperate with federal authorities in identifying and apprehending illegal immigrants.

Prison Official: North Dakota Not at Risk of Losing Federal Funds Over “Sanctuary City” Actions

Last week it was reported that the Department of Justice would be notifying jurisdictions that they would be losing federal funds if they didn’t cooperate with federal authorities in identifying and apprehending illegal immigrants. “Today, the DOJ notified local and state law enforcement agencies across America that they will no longer be eligible for federal

Heidi Heitkamp Protects Funding for Sanctuary Cities With Filibuster Vote

In the Senate today there was a vote on the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, legislation introduced by Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania. If passed the legislation would have stopped “a sanctuary jurisdiction from receiving grants under certain Economic Development Assistance Programs and the Community Development Block Grant Program,” per the description at the

Peggy Sands Orchowski: Changing Birthright Citizenship Doesn’t Need A New Constitution

It seems like a no brainer. After all, it is written in the first sentence of the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution that anyone born in the United States is a citizen. How could anyone refute that? And everyone knows that it is almost impossible to change the constitution. It can take years,

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