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Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Talks Fisher Industries, Border Wall, Trade, and Iran

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Talks Fisher Industries, Border Wall, Trade, and Iran

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer talks about what President Donald Trump asked him to do with regard to investigating the bidding process at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also talks about the Fisher Industries controversy, the situation with Iran, the on-going trade war with China, and building the border

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He’s “Sick of Apologizing” for Promoting a North Dakota Company for the Border Wall Contract

“I don’t apologize for advocating for them.” That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer had to say in an interview, recorded before the Memorial Day holiday, referring to controversy over a Dickinson-based Fisher Industries and their push to get a contract to build the border wall. The company’s owner has appeared on Fox News to promote the

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

Video: In Floor Speech Senator Cramer Thanks National Guard for “Defending Our State” From #NoDAPL Protesters

Today is Military Appreciation Day, so as you might imagine that means politicians giving a bunch of speeches about how much we all, you know, appreciate the military. These speeches wouldn’t be particularly notable, given how they tend to blend into one another, but I thought something in Senator Kevin Cramer’s address on the Senate

What if the Trade Fight With China Is Bigger Than Soybeans?

In 1995 then-President Bill Clinton extended Most Favored Nation status to China. His justification for the move, coming as it did after ripping George H.W. Bush for being soft on China during the 1992 campaign, was believing we could make China a better neighbor by trading with them. “This decision offers us the best opportunity

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Trump Scandals Are “Uninteresting to the Vast Majority of People”

From local columnists to national television pundits, the political media can’t get enough of President Donald Trump. His tweets and his rallies, his tax returns and sometimes even the actual policies of his administration, are all fodder for intense scrutiny. On this episode of Plain Talk Senator Kevin Cramer, responding to a listener question, says

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Controversy Over Mueller Report Is a Moot Point Since It’s Set to Be Released Anyway

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer takes questions on logging regulations in the trucking industry, the border wall, and whether or not President Trump’s proposed space force could protect us from the “god of chaos.” He also addresses controversy over a letter special prosecutor Robert Mueller sent to Attorney General William Barr

Plain Talk: UND President Mark Kennedy Insults North Dakotans, Senator Kevin Cramer Takes Questions

On this episode of Plain Talk, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer takes listener questions about the space force, border, security, national debt, and IRS tax preparation services. Also, University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy thinks he has a new job in Colorado, and he used the occasion of that news to insult North Dakotans. New

Senator Cramer Co-Sponsors Legislation With Senator Warren to Let States Set Their Own Marijuana Policy

“I’m such a prude, if I could I’d role it back so we couldn’t have booze,” Senator Kevin Cramer once told me during an interview. He was responding to a question about legalizing marijuana, expressing a personal that North Dakota shouldn’t legalize marijuana, but he also said he supported states making their own choices when

Plain Talk: Sen. Cramer Says Even if Trump Were Being Crucified Democrats Would Want Rusty Nails

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer answers listener questions including one on the Mueller report. He says Democrats will never be satisfied no matter how much of the report is released. “If we were to hang Donald Trump on a cross they’d be complaining the nails aren’t rusty enough,” he said. One