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Plain Talk Podcast: Rep. Kelly Armstrong Says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is “Incredibly Nice”

Plain Talk Podcast: Rep. Kelly Armstrong Says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is “Incredibly Nice”

On this episode of the Plain Talk Podcast I interviewed Rep. Kelly Armstrong. Recently Armstrong threw a Twitter jab at media darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), but said before all that he had a very nice conversation with her on a bus during orientation. He said they talked for about “15 minutes” mostly about

State Rep. Rick Becker

Plain Talk Podcast: Government Shutdown, “Abortion Reversal” Bill, and Civil Asset Forfeiture With Rep. Rick Becker

On episode 3 of the Plain Talk Podcast I talked about the longest government shutdown in American history, which I blame on the bloated federal government. The states should do more, and the intransigent politicians in Washington D.C. should do less. I also comment on “abortion reversal” legislation proposed in Bismarck for the 2019 session,

Plain Talk Podcast: Sealing Criminal Records, Blue Laws, Measure 1, and Why Initiated Measures Make for Bad Policy

Are initiated measures a good way to make public policy? I don’t think so, and I talk about it in this episode of the Plain Talk podcast. Measure 1 – a constitutional amendment approved by voters in the 2018 election – is one reason why many, like me, feel that way. Also Rep. Shannon Roers

Gov. Doug Burgum, left, answers question from members of the House Appropriations Committee's Education and Environment Division on Wednesday in the state Capitol in Bismarck. He is proposing that money from the Legacy Fund proposal be used to build the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Museum at Medora. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Plain Talk Podcast: Burgum Opposes Using Legacy Fund Earnings to Replace Income Tax, Talks About Frosty Relationship With State Lawmakers

Governor Doug Burgum was kind enough to be my guest for the first episode of my podcast, Plain Talk. I asked him about what some have described as a frosty relationship between his administration and the Legislature, and he down played it. “We’ve got 141 members in the Legislature, he told me. “The frost advisory

Podcast: Cramer Says He Wants to Focus on Marijuana Policy Immediately, Armstrong Says He’ll “Fight” Trump Impeachment Efforts

“I want to start on that immediately.” That’s what Senator-elect Kevin Cramer said on my radio show today when asked by a listener if he’d keep a campaign promise to address federal policy with regard to marijuana. Cramer has said consistently that he’d like to move the issue out of the sphere of federal policy

Podcast: Kevin Cramer, Eric Trump, Kelly Armstrong, Tom Emmer

On the radio show today, Congressman Kevin Cramer took calls and questions during his last appearance on the show before election day. Eric Trump made the case for sending Republican majorities back to Congress to support his father’s agenda. Also North Dakota and Minnesota U.S. House candidates Kelly Armstrong and Tom Emmer talked about their

Podcast: Voting on the Reservations, the NRA Blasts Heitkamp Over Hunting Ad, Ed Schafer Talks Measure 1

On the radio show today, North Dakota Indian Affairs Commissioner Scott Davis talks about the voting issue on the reservation. Catherine Martensen of the NRA talks about the ad from the North Dakota Democrats that’s confusing hunters. Former Governor Ed Schafer talks about Measure 1. Here’s the full audio of the show. If you can’t

Podcast: Democrats Work to Confuse Voters

On the radio show today, we talked a lot about efforts by North Dakota Democrats to confuse voters. From their phony-baloney mailers promoting an independent candidate in the Secretary of State race to Facebook ads trying to scare hunters away from voting. Also state Rep. Shannon Roers Jones, a Republican from Fargo, and attorney Mark

Podcast: Voter ID, the Latest Senate Polling, House Candidate Kelly Armstrong, Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer

On the radio show today, we talked about the national furor over North Dakota’s voter ID laws which are nearly two years old but only became important to left wing activists in the weeks before an important midterm election. A pollster from the Trafalgar Group talked about their most recent polling in North Dakota’s Senate

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