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Republican: If You're Not Talking To Terrorists NSA Grab Of Phone Records Shouldn't Bother You

Republican: If You're Not Talking To Terrorists NSA Grab Of Phone Records Shouldn't Bother You

Yesterday Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wasn’t so sure that bloggers have 1st amendment rights. Today he’d like you to know that the NSA grabbing Verizon phone records isn’t a big deal. After all, if you’re not talking to terrorists, what’s the big deal? Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn’t care about the federal government collecting

With The Chancellor Leaving, Let's Talk About North Dakota's Problematic University Presidents

Scoring their second victory over a chancellor of the North Dakota University System in less than a decade, the state’s university presidents have to be feeling pretty full of themselves. Yet, even as Chancellor Hamid Shirvani departs (golden parachute planted squarely on his back), the problems in the state’s university system remains. And those problems

Republican Senator Not Entirely Sure That Bloggers Have 1st Amendment Rights

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham isn’t so sure that bloggers have a constitutional right to just say anything they want. I mean, what do they think this is, a free country? Speaking to reporters, the South Carolina senator asked rhetorically, “Who is a journalist is a question we need to ask ourselves?” the Free Times

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Democrats Have Flexible Principles When It Comes To Gun Control

In terms of the national debate over gun control, Democrats are very much for expanding the regulation of gun ownership and restricting access to guns and ammunition. But when it comes to winning elections Democrats, it seems, are a lot more pliable on the issue. Case in point, Senator Mark Pryor’s efforts to get re-elected

Feds Smack Down Democrats, Environmentalists On Claims Of PSC Bribery

Conveniently timed for the last election cycle, two environmentalist groups (the taxpayer-funded Dakota Resource Council and the Sierra Club) filed a lawsuit against Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk and Commissioner-turned-Congressman Kevin Cramer for accepting political contributions from individuals who work in the coal industry, as well as PAC’s which represent the industry. According to them,

Obama Administration Seized Phone Records From The US House

According to Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA), we’re missing the boat on the Justice Department phone record grab scandal. Yeah, it’s bad that the Associated Press was targeted, but it’s also worth remembering that the phones targeted were in the US House and are often used by members of Congress. Here’s Nunes, speaking on the Hugh

Pro-Abortion Group Announces Legal Challenge To North Dakota's "Attacks On Women"

The Center for Reproductive Rights, which has fought pro-life laws in North Dakota before, is promising a “relentless” fight to overturn bills restricting abortions passed by the legislature earlier this year: “Our message back to politicians hostile to reproductive rights in North Dakota and nationwide is crystal clear: We are going to fight back relentlessly

There Is No "Glitch" In The Outdoor Heritage Fund Formula

The Fargo Forum’s Patrick Springer has an extremely misleading report on a supposed “glitch” in the funding formula for the Outdoor Heritage Fund. The formula dedicates a portion of oil tax revenues to the fund up to a maximum of $15 million per year, and $30 million per biennium. As things stand now with oil

Should Business Be Able To Refuse Service To Gays?

In the State of Washington, a florist has been sued for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. In response, that state’s legislature has before it SB5927 which would allow people, businesses or religious organizations to “deny services if providing those goods or services would be contrary to the individual’s or entity owner’s sincerely

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