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Senator Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Obama’s Iran Deal Partly to Blame for Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Obama’s Iran Deal Partly to Blame for Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer and I discussed the recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Iranian equipment was used in the attacks, but the country is denying involvement. Cramer, who said he’s “read the classified CIA brief on the evidence,” said it’s his “sense” Iran was behind the attacks. “Any deniability

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He Could “Easily See” President Trump Saying He’d Pardon Crimes to Build the Border Wall

A recent report from the Washington Post claims, based on unnamed sources, that President Donald Trump has said he would pardon crimes in order to help build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Asked if this report bothers him, Senator Kevin Cramer said, “It does if I believe it.” But Cramer, alluding

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Sees “Pervasive Antisemitism” Among Democrats, Says Tax Cuts Didn’t Cause Budget Deficits

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer decried what he sees as “pervasive antisemitism in the Democratic party.” Though questioned on that characterization, he backed off it a bit. “Maybe ‘pervasive’ is the wrong word for it, but the Democratic party leadership is becoming far too comfortable with it,” he said. His comments

Plain Talk: North Dakota’s New ACLU Leader Says He’d Like to Find Common Ground With Conservatives, Burgum Pollster Talks 2020 Race

Can the ACLU, widely perceived as a left-wing organization, find common ground with conservatives in North Dakota? The new leader of the organization in the state, Dane DeKrey, says he’d like to try. Also Chip Englander, pollster for Governor Doug Burgum’s campaign, talks about the 2020 race. Use the links below to subscribe to the

Jodi Beauchene has started a change.org petition to change state domestic violence law after her friend Denise Anderson was found murdered at the beginning of August. WDAY photo

Plain Talk: Changing North Dakota’s Domestic Violence Laws, and How Can Democrats Win Over Rural America When They Hate Fossil Fuels?

On this episode of Plain Talk, Jodi Beauchene was a friend to Denise Marie Anderson. Anderson was the victim of murder and arson in Fargo, and a former boyfriend is currently facing charges. Beauchene has started an online petition calling for changes to North Dakota’s domestic violence laws to make it easier for people to

Plain Talk: Expanding Capacity for the Dakota Access Pipeline, and What Can We Really Do to Stop Mass Murder Attacks?

“Nothing changes with respect to the operating pressure.” That’s what Glenn Emery said of the expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline on this episode of Plain Talk. He is the Vice President of Commercial Operations and Business Development for Energy Transfer Partners – the company which owns DAPL – and he says the construction of

Senator Kevin Cramer David Samson / The Forum

Plain Talk: “If You Want to Be Offended by Something You’ll Be Offended” Says Senator Kevin Cramer

Senator Kevin Cramer took questions from listeners on this episode of Plain Talk, and every single question this week had to do with his recent comments about disparagement of North Dakotans which he made in the context of President Donald Trump’s feud with Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings. Cramer says he’s “never heard Elijah Cummings claim

President Donald Trump watches Senator Kevin Cramer speak at a campaign event in Fargo during the 2018 election. Fargo Forum photo

Plain Talk: “Donald Trump Has Never Been a Real Fiscal Conservative” Senator Kevin Cramer Says

“Move on.” That’s what Senator Kevin Cramer had to say about the Mueller hearings on this episode of Plain Talk. “I told a group of reporters, you are the only people who cares,” he added, saying he doesn’t hear much from constituents about the Mueller investigation or the hearings. He said that special investigations are

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: North Dakotans Are Too Pessimistic About Economic Mobility

A recent Harvard Study found that while North Dakotans are almost the most pessimistic people in the country when it comes to economic mobility (the ability of people to improve their economic situation over their lifetimes), the state actually sees more economic mobility than any other. Why the disconnect? Also, Congressman Kelly Armstrong takes listener

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says He’s “Surprised” Trump Even Cares About #TheSquad

“I don’t care a whole lot about it,” Senator Kevin Cramer said on this episode of Plain Talk, referring to the feud between President Donald Trump and a group of Democratic women in the House who refer to themselves as “the squad.” “I’m surprised President Trump cares so much about these congresswomen,” Cramer continued, calling

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