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Sen. Kevin Cramer-R, N.D., talks about the need to adopt tougher immigration policies in order to stop the "magnet affect" that he says attracts non-citizens to the U.S. (WDAY)

Senator Cramer Accuses “Corrupt Bureaucracy” of Leaking His Emails

Senator Cramer Accuses “Corrupt Bureaucracy” of Leaking His Emails

A theme of the Trump era has been pitched combat between elected leaders and entrenched bureaucrats who seem resistant to the idea that they must do as those elected leaders say. Cramer’s accusation certainly fits in with that. Continue reading…

Sen. Kevin Cramer, right, is interviewed during a visit to Arizona on April 16, 2019, to observe Fisher Industries, a North Dakota company, show how it can build a wall on the southern border. In the background is a portion of wall the company demonstrated they can build. Courtesy photo / Office of Sen. Kevin Cramer

Print Column: Fisher Industries Kerfuffle Is a Political Rorschach Test

In a better sort of world, this audit would be a good-faith effort to ensure the proper expenditure of tax dollars. Unfortunately, the world we live in is twisted by partisan angst, and the motivations for these reviews (if not always their findings) are usually something less than pure. Continue reading…

Fisher Industries in Dickinson, North Dakota Forum News Service

The Fisher Industries Border Wall Contract Is Among the Cheapest Awarded

There has been a lot of political furor, of late, over North Dakota-based Fisher Industries receiving a very large federal contract to build a portion of the controversial border wall between the United States and Mexico. The company is set to be paid $268 million to build 31 miles of border wall in the Cabeza

Kevin Cramer visits with Madison Rodgers, left, and Sierra Heitkamp of the North Dakota Young Republicans at the state Republican convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks in 2018. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Uproar Over Delay in Armenian Genocide Resolution Is the Perfect Distillation of Dumb Twitter Politics

News this week is that North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer has, at the behest of President Donald Trump’s administration, held up the passage of a bipartisan resolution about the Armenian genocide. On Twitter there was outrage (is there ever anything else on Twitter?) from Cramer’s political opponents. Here’s North Dakota House Minority Leader Josh Boschee

Rep. Kevin Cramer answers questions from the Grand Forks Herald editorial board. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Kevin Cramer: Congress Should Put Aside Political Theatrics and Fix Our Nation’s Infrastructure

This guest post was submitted by North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer. He serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, where he is chair of the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife; Senate Armed Services Committee; Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Senate Banking Committee; and Senate Budget Committee. Every day, members of Congress seem to be increasingly consumed

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Senators Cramer and Grassley: How Congress Can Fix High Drug Prices

This guest post was submitted by Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Kevin Cramer. Grassley, Iowa’s senior U.S. senator, is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Cramer is North Dakota’s junior U.S. senator. Washington is consumed with wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment, Ukraine, and transcripts. Every question we receive from the D.C. press corps is about that.

Why Is Mike McFeely So Obsessed With Senator Kevin Cramer?

Left-wing columnist Mike McFeely has a column up today criticizing Republican North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer for his defense of President Donald Trump. That’s not unusual. He writes about Cramer a lot. Just a few days ago, McFeely had another column criticizing Cramer for his support of Trump. There was a podcast too from McFeely

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Auditor: Department of Commerce Skirted State Law in Creating Governor Burgum’s Pet Project State Logo

Last week state Auditor Josh Gallion announced his re-election campaign. A number of the state’s prominent Republicans helped in that announcement, including Senator Kevin Cramer, Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, and others. But buried at the end of my colleague Jeremy Turley’s article about Gallion’s announcement was this sentence: “A spokesman for Republican Gov. Doug Burgum,

President Donald Trump speaks with Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, Kathryn Helgaas on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Fargo Air National Guard Base ahead of his rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Forum

Amid Scandal and a Push for Impeachment North Dakota’s Top Elected Officials Join Trump’s Re-Election Campaign

There were some headlines earlier this week about incumbent President Donald Trump losing some popularity in North Dakota ahead of the 2020 election year. That was according to one poll, anyway, and I’m dubious of its findings for several reasons. Still, scandal has enveloped the Trump administration, and there is an ardent for impeachment in

File photo of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) during her 2018 re-election campaign. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Heidi Heitkamp Rails Against “Ultra-Conservative” Judges, but She Voted for Most of Them

Since I write about politics for a living I end up on a lot of political email lists. I also have a lot of political emails forwarded to me. Which I don’t mind since it allows me to kind of monitor the zeitgeist of campaign messaging in a given moment. Today a reader forwarded me

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