Tag Archives: Kevin Cramer

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., listens to Dennis Kooren, who chairs the Fargo Pension Protection Committee, during a meeting of the group at Marlin's restaurant in Fargo Tuesday, Aug. 7. Tu-Uyen Tran / Forum News Service

Should the Federal Government Penalize Banks for Discriminating Against the Gun Industry?

Should the Federal Government Penalize Banks for Discriminating Against the Gun Industry?

A tactic of the left in recent years is to bring political pressure to bear on banks which fund or otherwise do business with industries our liberal friends don’t like. Because nothing says progressive like ideological ostracism. The oil and coal industries are one target of this push. Recently socialist Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez harangued the CEO

Senator Kevin Cramer, pictured here during the 2018 election cycle. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He’s “Sure” Trump Supports Electoral College Because It Won Him Election in 2016

President Donald Trump is widely seen as a populist leader. So why, in the wake of criticism of the Electoral College from Democrats, would he be saying he supports it given that it’s a decidedly anti-populist institution? Asked on this episode of Plain Talk if maybe Trump supports the Electoral College because it was why

Senator Kevin Cramer David Samson / The Forum

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer on Ocasio-Cortez: “I Think She’s a Paid Actress by the Republican Party”

“I think she’s a paid actress by the Republican Party.” That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer said, jokingly, in response to a listener question during this episode of Plain Talk. The listener had asked if Cramer thought Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might be some sort of a plant. Cramer went on to say, “I refer to her

Senator Kevin Cramer speaks during floor debate on the "green new deal." Screencapture via video provided by Cramer's office

Video: The Koch Brothers Sure Did Senator Kevin Cramer a Favor When They Opposed His Candidacy

Railing against the “Koch brothers” is a staple of left-wing politics. To hear them tell it, Republicans are just marionettes whose strings are pulled by the Kochs and their various political enterprises. In fact, just yesterday during floor debate over so-called “green new deal” legislation Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat and a co-sponsor of that

U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

Plain Talk: Cramer Says NDSU Player Wearing Socialist Pin to Meet Trump Was Being “Respectful”

On today’s Plain Talk podcast, Senator Kevin Cramer took listener submitted questions. Responding to NDSU football player Jack Albrecht wearing a pin representing so-called “democratic socialism” to a meeting at the White House, Cramer said he didn’t see any problems. “It’s fine,” he said, adding that he thought the political display “was respectful.” Cramer also

Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks with President Donald Trump at Scheels Arena in Fargo on June 27, 2018. Forum file photo

Cramer Is Wrong to Support Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Senator Kevin Cramer today announced that he’s going to vote against a resolution of disapproval opposing President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. He’s wrong to do so, and I suspect his decision is rooted more in politics than policy. I will vote NO on the resolution of disapproval. I've

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, leaves federal court in New York, April 16, 2018. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Cohen Hearing Was “Much to Do About Nothing”

“To me it’s a lot to do about nothing,” Senator Kevin Cramer said of the Cohen hearing on today’s Plain Talk podcast. At the time of our interview Cramer acknowledged having only seen small portions of the testimony, but said he expected anything the President’s former lawyer was saying to be “filtered through the lens

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

Plain Talk: Sen. Cramer “Doubts” Trump’s Emergency Will Stand up in Court, Says Trump’s “Treason” Accusation Not an Exaggeration

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer was on to take listener questions. Cramer appears on the podcast every week (usually Thursdays). If you want him to answer questions during his segments, email them to rob@sayanythingblog.com and I’llask him. “It remains to be seen whether he really does have the power,” Cramer said

Senator Kevin Cramer David Samson / The Forum

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says of Border Deal, “I Like It Ok. I Certainly Don’t Love It.”

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer takes listener questions (he’s on every week, email your questions any time to rob@sayanythingblog.com). In response to several questions about it, the Senator says he’s co-sponsoring legislation introduced by Texas Senator Ted Cruz which would use some of the money seized from notorious drug lord “El

U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer (R) debates Heidi Heitkamp (D) on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at North Dakota State University. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

It Sure Seems Like Senator Kevin Cramer Is Throwing Shade at His Predecessor Heidi Heitkamp Over Delaying Senate Confirmations

North Dakota got some good news on Senate nominations this week. Last month I wrote in a print column that North Dakota was just months away from having no full-time federal judges. This week we learned that Grand Forks attorney Peter Welte has been scheduled for a confirmation hearing this week. Also, North Dakota hasn’t