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Podcast: Cramer Says Polling Lead Has Him Fighting “Complacency” in Campaign, NRA Says Kavanaugh Vote Drew Them to Oppose Heitkamp

Podcast: Cramer Says Polling Lead Has Him Fighting “Complacency” in Campaign, NRA Says Kavanaugh Vote Drew Them to Oppose Heitkamp

On the radio show today, NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen said it was Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s vote against appointing Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court which drew them to endorse in the North Dakota Senate race. “WE were kind of laying low in this race,” she told me, but when Heitkamp voted against Kavanaugh “that sealed

Podcast: Congressman Cramer Says “I Love the NRA”

The podcast for today’s radio show is available. If you’d like the audio delivered to your devices daily, click here and subscribe. Congressman Kevin Cramer joined me for his weekly open phones segment. Not surprisingly, he got some questions about gun control and the NRA. “Yeah I actually am,” he said in response to one

President Donald Trump addresses the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Atlanta, April 28, 2017. Trump is the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the group's annual convention. (Al Drago/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)

The NRA Is Powerful Because the NRA Is People

When something awful like the mass shooting in Florida happens our nation’s media turns into a competition among pundits and politicians and celebrities to see who can be the most outraged. Most of this outrage is directed at the NRA. You almost get the idea, from the way people like comedian Jimmy Kimmel talk about

Officer Jernimo Yanez points his firearm at Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Minnesota Screencapture via YouTube

The NRA Needs to Speak Out on Philando Castille

On Friday a jury acquitted law enforcement officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter charges after he shot Philando Castile to death in Minnesota. After the verdict was made public so too was dashcam video of the shooting, which you can watch below. I’ll warn you that it’s quite graphic and harrowing to watch. It’s deeply troubling

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Burgum Surrogates Call Say NDGOP Criticism Of Burgum Was "Disgusting"

Last week the NDGOP sent out an email criticizing Fargo businessman Doug Burgum over a radio ad he was running touting his rating from the NRA. The NDGOP said Burgum wasn’t “telling the whole truth” because the NRA gave its endorsement to Stenehjem. But as I pointed out, all Burgum’s ad did was mention that

North Dakota gubernatorial candidates Wayne Stenehjem, left, and Doug Burgum debate at the North Dakota Newspaper Association convention Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Crosby. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

NDGOP Accuses Burgum Of Lying About NRA Endorsement

“Only one candidate is NRA-endorsed: Wayne Stenehjem” That’s the subject line of an email from the North Dakota Republican Party which just dropped in my inbox this early afternoon. “We know it won’t surprise you at all that Doug Burgum is running ads touting his NRA rating and that he isn’t telling the whole truth,”

Both Burgum And Stenehjem Receive Highest Marks From The NRA

If you’re looking for distinctions between gubernatorial candidates Wayne Stenehjem and Doug Burgum you won’t find any, at least when it comes to gun rights. That according to the National Rifle Association which today gave Burgum their “Aq” rating, which is their highest possible rating for somebody who doesn’t already hold public office. Obviously someone

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Fargo Forum: Gun Deaths Are An "Epidemic" And The NRA Is Making Us Less Safe

“The nonsensical and counterintuitive mantra of the gun nuts (a term that often is appropriate) is that more guns will make us safer from gun violence,” the Fargo Forum editorial board writes today. “The facts prove otherwise. There are more guns than ever out there. Yet, the proliferation of death and injury from firearms is at

Prosecution Seeks Gag Order, Reporter Threatened With Arrest, In NRA T-Shirt Controversy

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports A couple of weeks ago a kid in West Virginia made national headlines after he was arrested in a dispute with his school over wearing an NRA t-shirt. He had worn the shirt to school once and been suspended for it. When he wore it again, the

Jim Carey Won't Promote His Own Movie Due To Violence

After the Sandy Hook shooting actor Jim Carey has become quite the anti-gun activist. His critics have responded by pointing out the number of violent movies he’s appeared in, suggesting that he’s a bit of a hypocrite for making so much money portraying so much violence. Now, in an apparent response to that criticism, Carey

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