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Apparently Nobody Has Told Barack Obama About The North Dakota Oil Boom

Apparently Nobody Has Told Barack Obama About The North Dakota Oil Boom

According to President Obama, the only people who really stand to gain from building the Keystone XL pipeline are Canadians: President Obama told a group of House Republicans at a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline won’t profit anyone but Canada. Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., told the Associated Press that Obama

Congress Kevin Cramer Backs State Limitations On Drone Use

In the Grand Forks Herald today are two letters to the editor poo-pooing state legislation to require that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using a UAV, or “drone,” in a criminal investigation. One is from Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost, and the other is from UND Center for Innovation CEO Bruce Gjovig. A

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

Bring On The Sequester: FAA Investigating "Harlem Shake" Video Filmed In Flight

According to CNN, a group of ultimate frisbee players on their way to a tournament in San Francisco got permission from the flight crew on a Frontier Airlines to organize a “Harlem Shake” dance video with other passengers. Apparently everyone was on board with it, and they posted the result online: Now the killjoys at

Someone Should Tell Joe Biden: More Crime Is Committed With Shot Guns Than "Assault Weapons"

Vice President Joe Biden has been offering some free gun advice lately, but it’s not very good advice: “I said, ‘Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house,’” Biden said. “You don’t need an AR-15—it’s harder

Without Debate, ND Senators Approve Tougher DUI Laws

Earlier in the legislative session proponents of tougher DUI laws in the state parked, on the steps of the state capitol, a car in which a family was killed by a drunken driver. The intent of the manipulative spectacle was to silence any dissent to tougher DUI laws. The message, you see, is that if

Happy Valentine's Day: Unions Exempted From Anti-Stalking Laws

I wasn’t aware of this, but according to Americans for Tax Reform unions in several states have managed to get themselves exempted from anti-stalking laws. From Reuters: Every state has made stalking a crime. These laws help protect people who might otherwise live in fear. Yet labor unions have successfully, and disconcertingly, lobbied to be

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