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Congressman Kelly Armstrong, speaks with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Plain Talk: Reviewing the Mueller Report, Rep. Armstrong Praises Trump for “Unprecedented Transparency”

Plain Talk: Reviewing the Mueller Report, Rep. Armstrong Praises Trump for “Unprecedented Transparency”

“Every one of them is already public knowledge.” That’s what Congressman Kelly Armstrong said on this episode of Plain Talk. He was referring to the information about alleged obstruction by the Trump administration from the Mueller report which the Congressman had been reviewing ahead of the interview. He praised Trump for “unprecedented transparency” in dealing

N.D. state Senator Kelly Armstrong, the Republican candidate running for Rep. Kevin Cramer's vacated seat in Congress, speaks with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says Democrats Amended Violence Against Women Act So It Wouldn’t Pass

On this episode of Plain Talk, Congressman Kelly Armstrong took questions from listeners, including one on renewing the Violence Against Women Act. He said if that legislation was offered up for renewal in the same form it’s existed in previous years it would have passed with more Republican support. Democrats, according to Armstrong, added amendments

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 Demands for Full Mueller Report Are a “Political Stunt”

“Sometimes we hurt our friends more when we do these sort of things,” Rep. Kelly Armstrong said on this episode of Plain Talk. He was responding to a listener question about President Donald Trump’s proposal to shut down the border with Mexico. Armstrong says he opposes the move. “We need our trading partners in Canada

Plain Talk: Rape Is Rape, and Congressman Armstrong Says Special Olympics Funding Shouldn’t Be Cut

On this episode of Plain Talk, this week a state lawmaker introduced an amendment to a parental rights bill which would have treated marital rape as if it were a unique category of sexual assault. Then he was something less than truthful about the origin of the amendment. Also, Congressman Kelly Armstrong takes listener questions

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., meets with the Grand Forks Herald Editorial to discuss his first few months in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Photo/ Emily Allen, Grand Forks Herald)

Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Tells Critics “I Had an Oil Well in My First Campaign Ad”

Congressman Kelly Armstrong has come under fire this week for his background working and investing in the oil industry. Some say it should disqualify him from serving on a House committee tasked with addressing climate change. “Congratulations to the D.C. media. It took them two months to figure out I’m in the oil industry,” Armstrong

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 Amount of “Anti-Capitalist” Thinking in Washington D.C. Is “Very, Very Scary”

If we buy into “her version of a social contract…we are doomed,” Congressman Kelly Armstrong said on this episode of Plain Talk. He was referring to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s questioning of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan earlier this week during which she asked pointed questions suggesting his bank had been complicit in the “caging of

Plain Talk: At the Heart of the Ilhan Omar Controversy Is Identity Politics

At the heart of the controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar and her remarks on Jews and Israel are certain pernicious realities about identity politics. Much of the defense of Omar has become a contest to see whose demographic group has been victimized more. When the House of Representatives passed a resolution in response to Omar’s

First year students at North Dakota State University gathered on the campus green on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Photo special to The Forum.

North Dakota’s College Students May Not Be as Liberal as You Think

The perception of America’s college campuses – a perception very much grounded in reality, I believe – is that they’re very liberal places. From the administrators to the faculty to the students themselves, our campuses lean left. How true is that here in North Dakota? I think it’s fair to say that the administrators and

Congressman Armstrong Rips Cohen During Hearing: “Was It Exhausting Keeping Track of All These Lies You Were Telling?”

During a sensational, highly publicized hearing before the House Oversight Committee Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-North Dakota) got a lot of attention for his questioning in particular. He started by noting that Cohen recorded many of his clients, and questioned the ethics of doing so. “I know lawyers who would go to jail” before disclosing recordings

Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), pictured here Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says Trump Tax Cuts Have Contributed to Short Term Budget Deficits

“We weren’t good at it when we were in control,” Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) said, in response to a Plain Talk listener question, of controlling budget deficits. The questioner was specifically asking about President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and their impact on the nation’s budget deficit and national debt. Asked if the Trump tax cuts

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