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Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says He’d “Have a Difficult Time” Supporting a Ban on Flag Burning, Slave Reparations Are a “Non-Starter”

Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says He’d “Have a Difficult Time” Supporting a Ban on Flag Burning, Slave Reparations Are a “Non-Starter”

On this episode of Plain Talk, Congressman Kelly Armstrong says he hasn’t yet read the anti-flag burning constitutional amendment co-sponsored by Senator Kevin Cramer, but said he “would have a difficult time” supporting any ban on flag desecration. “At a personal level I think burning an American flag is abhorrent,” Armstrong said, but he also

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Jon Stewart and His Sanctimony Are a Lot of What’s Wrong in American Politics Today

This week comedian Jon Stewart made headlines with a rant he went on during a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee. Faced with a bunch of empty chairs, Stewart angrily denounced members of Congress for supposedly not caring about the plight 9/11 first responders. Stewart was there to testify in favor of legislation appropriating more

If Democrats Are Worried About Trade, Why Aren’t They Ratifying the USMCA?

North Dakota Democrats are trying to make hay on trade, hoping to leverage some of the pain farmers may be feeling as a result of the trade war with China into political progress. That talking point didn’t get a lot of traction during the 2018 election cycle, but it’s hard to blame them for keeping

Plain Talk Podcast: Armstrong Says Speaker Pelosi “Does Not Want to Give the White House a Win” on Trade

On this episode of Plain Talk, Congressman Kelly Armstrong talks about the impeachment question and the realities of the trade war with China. Armstrong says Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi may be holding back a vote on a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada because “she does not want to give the White

Plain Talk: Can You Be an Elected Official and a Reporter at the Same Time?

On this episode of Plain Talk, state Rep. Matt Eidson (D-Grand Forks) talks about how he plans to manage being an elected official as well as a reporter. Eidson has taken internships with Prairie Public and the Grand Forks Herald (owned by Forum Communications Company which also employs me), and says he’ll work hard to

Video: Armstrong Gets Democratic Witness to Agree That Committee Subpoena Would Have Required Barr to Break the Law

Democrats have been rough on Attorney General William Barr lately, accusing him of violating the law, and even going so far as to joke about putting him in handcuffs for refusing to comply with a U.S. House subpoena demanding an unredacted copy of the Mueller report. But what if that subpoena itself would have required

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Armstrong Says Congress Does Do Other Stuff Besides Talking About Mueller, Trump

It can be hard to tell at times, but Congressman Kelly Armstrong says Congress does actually do things aside from hold hearings about the Mueller investigation and President Donald Trump’s alleged obstruction and collusion. On this episode of Plain Talk he describes progress on bipartisan legislation to address opioid abuse, but acknowledged that the Democratic

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Says Democrats “Aren’t Interested in the Truth, They’re Interested in the Fight”

As Washington D.C. is embroiled in a bitter fight over the report from special prosecutor Robert Mueller, and the Trump administration’s handling of it, Congressman Kelly Armstrong says his Democratic colleagues aren’t out to clear the muddy waters. “They’re not interested in the truth,” he said on this episode of Plain Talk. “They’re interested in

Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Says Constituents Aren’t Asking About the Mueller Report, Lawmakers Take Auditor’s Authority Away

On this episode of Plain Talk Congressman Kelly Armstrong takes listener questions and talks about some recent town hall events he’s held. He said constituents have a lot of questions about immigration and trade policy, but nobody is asking about the Mueller report despite the amount of media attention it’s getting. Also, state lawmakers have

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