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Rep. Cramer Calls For FCC To Uphold Decency Standards

Rep. Cramer Calls For FCC To Uphold Decency Standards

North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer sent the letter below to the FCC today opposing a move by the agency to relax decency standards. This comes in the wake of the FCC giving Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz a pass on his emotional and profane speech in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. “We

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Taxing Online Sales Would Boost North Dakota Sales Tax Revenues By Less Than 1%

Senator Heidi Heitkamp recently used her first speech on the floor of the US Senate to call for a massive expansion of state taxing authority that would cost online shoppers billions upon billions in new taxes every year by allowing states to collect sales taxes from online retailers with no physical presence within their borders.

Spirit Lake Tribal Elders Vote Out Tribal Government Saying They're "Ashamed"

This is a bit of retribution for Rep. Kevin Cramer, I think, as the tribal government that was swift to condemn him for comments about problems with crime and due process on the reservation just got voted out of power. The Spirit Lake tribal elders, saying they’re “ashamed” to even be associated with the tribe,

Video: Despite Problems At Spirit Lake, Heitkamp Defends Expansion Of Tribal Jurisdiction

The Violence Against Women Act has been heralded by Senator Heitkamp as one of the major achievements of her first 100 days in the US Senate. She’s even gone so far as to take a victory lap around the state after its passage in the Senate, and in this observer’s humble opinion she’s been quietly

Audio: Former Spirit Lake Tribal Judge Says Children Still Living With Sex Offenders On Reservation

Earlier today the Grand Forks Herald ran a report quoting current Spirit Lake Tribal Judge Shirley Cain as saying that there are no children being placed with sex offenders on the reservation. The federal government was forced to step in at Spirit Lake to take over the tribes child services programs after whistle blowers revealed

SAB's Top Five From The Week That Was, Open Thread

Here are the top five most read posts on SAB from the last week. Open thread down in the comments. Spirit Lake Whistle Blower Says “Kudos” To Cramer For Alleged Tirade – Reports about an alleged “tirade” by Rep. Kevin Cramer aimed at tribal officials has made plenty of headlines in the state, but the

ND Abused Women Advocate Disputes Characterization Of Kevin Cramer "Tirade"

The coverage of Rep. Kevin Cramer’s alleged “tirade” against Native American tribes at a meeting of domestic violence advocates has been a little odd. Based on exactly one account of Cramer’s comments from a known political operative, posting on a left-wing website no less, it has been reported that Cramer supposedly “verbally abused” the group

Video: Spirit Lake Woman Speaks Out About Tribal Corruption

The “star” (for lack of a better word) of a PBS documentary about abuse and corruption at the Spirit Lake Reservation, Robin Poor Bear (Charboneau), was on Chris Berg’s Valley News Live show last night talking about her experiences. Here’s part one, you can view part 2 here. Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand

Spirit Lake Whistle Blower Says "Kudos" To Cramer For Alleged Tirade

Yesterday I had the opportunity to interview Betty Jo Krenz, a former social worker for the Spirit Lake tribe who has helped blow the whistle on the tribe’s child protection scandal. “Kudos,” Krenz told me when I asked her what she would say to Rep. Kevin Cramer in response to his alleged tirade against tribal

Kevin Cramer's Spirit Lake Confrontation Sure Seems Like A Set Up

Earlier today I posted about the Spirit Lake Reservation tribal official who accused Rep. Kevin Cramer of “verbal abuse” being a political operative. It turns out that the story goes quite a bit deeper than that, and is actually connected to my having been kicked out of what was bill as a “independent media convention”

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