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Senator-elect Kevin Cramer speaks at a post-election press conference on Wednesday morning in Bismarck. Cramer answered questions on a wide range of topics but stated he would be back in Washington next week to work on finalizing a farm bill among other items in his last days as North Dakota's lone congressman. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

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

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

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Heidi Heitkamp Votes To Keep Obamacare Fraud A Secret

There is drama in Washington D.C. over Obamacare fraud committed by none other than Congress itself, and North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp is right in the middle of it. Back in 2010, as Obamacare was being driven through Congress by President Barack Obama and the Democrat majority, Republicans managed to stick what was called the

Enough With The Fox News Celebrities Running For President

Given that I write about politics for a living my friends and family are often keen to ask me what I think of how the presidential race is shaping up. Can Hillary Clinton win? Who will Republicans pick from among their ever-growing cast of potential candidates? They’re often surprised to hear me express ambivalence about

Heidi Heitkamp Votes Against Expanded Concealed Carry Amendment

“A proposed rescue plan for the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service took a step forward Thursday when a Senate committee passed a bill that would end Saturday delivery in the future and make permanent a recent, temporary increase in the cost of stamps,” reported the Washington Post last week. But there was more to the

Lawmakers Take To The Courts To Fight Obama's Lawlessness

What often gets lost in the ideological war over public policy is a separate and distinct debate over the balance of power in government. Whatever ones views on the efficacy of any given policy, the importance of the political process that involves the scrutiny of multiple branches of government is important. Agree or disagree with

Senator Rand Paul Gets Perfunctory Letter From Obama Administration: "The Answer To Your Question Is No"

Via Fox News, Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to Senator Rand Paul with a perfunctory letter advising him that the answer to his question about drone strikes on US citizens here in the United states is “no.” I’m sure the spin from the Obama administrations and its apologists will be that Senator Paul was

Hoeven Was Having Dinner With The President While Rand Paul Filibustered

Senator Rand Paul got a lot of support from other Republicans last night when he filibustered President Obama’s CIA nominee over the refusal by the White House to clarify their position on assassinating US citizens. Not among those Republicans on hand to help out? Senator John Hoeven, who instead went to dinner with President Obama

Democrats Leave Republicans To Stand Up For Civil Liberties Alone

As Senator Rand Paul took a stand on the floor of the Senate, mounting a 12 hour and 54 minute filibuster of President Obama’s CIA nominee while demanding answers to questions about drone assassination, Democrats were for the most part nowhere to be found: WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans took the floor on Wednesday, launching an

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