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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, seen here in April, said that interior's funding of $11.6 billion for fiscal 2018, which is about $1.6 billion less annually, will eliminate programs that he says are unnecessary, duplicative or a low priority. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

The NDGOP’s Keynote Speaker Is…Ryan Zinke?

The NDGOP’s Keynote Speaker Is…Ryan Zinke?

There was sure a lot of build up in expectations over who the North Dakota Republican Party might book as the keynote speaker for their state convention this weekend. They’d been sitting on the announcement for a while, but this afternoon they announced that the big headliner will be the, uh, Secretary of the Interior.

Sen. Heidi Hietkamp, D-N.D. David Samson / The Forum

Senator Heitkamp Played Politics and Ended up Giving Obama a Big Win for His Environmental Legacy

How has Senator Heidi Heitkamp managed to be the only Democrat elected on North Dakota’s statewide ballot since 2008? She invests a lot of time and energy posturing herself as a moderate who frequently dissents against the liberal orthodoxy of her fellow Democrats. A the policy area where she most often does this is energy,

A still image taken from video shows Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte speaking to voters while campaigning for a special election in Missoula, Montana, U.S. May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Justin Mitchell

Montana Republican Body Slamming a Journalist Is Perhaps Why Early Voting Is Stupid

How many people in Montana would like to change their votes right about now? It’s a question worth asking. Last night, just hours before polls opened for a special election day in the race to replace former Congressman Ryan Zinke (now Trump’s Secretary of the Interior), Republican candidate Greg Gianforte body slammed a reporter from the

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