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Financial Disclosures Show Sen. Heitkamp Owns Stock In Companies She Regulates

Financial Disclosures Show Sen. Heitkamp Owns Stock In Companies She Regulates

Here in North Dakota, since the last election cycle, Democrats have been attacking Republicans for supposed corruption stemming from financial relations between them and the companies they regulate. Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, and former Commissioner turned Congressman Kevin Cramer, have been attacked for taking campaign contributions (perfectly legal and 100% disclosed) from coal industry

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Bizzaro World: According To Senator Heitkamp The American People Are A "Special Interest"

On her official website, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is patting herself on the back for standing up to “special interests” on the floor of the Senate today. Heitkamp was arguing against amendments which would have ended trade protectionism for the sugar industry which keeps the price of sugar inflated by both controlling production to keep prices

CBO Report Has The Cost Of Obamacare Doubling

It’s becoming more and more clear that Obamacare is going to cost Americans dearly, as individuals. From skyrocketing premiums to our new part-time economy, the implementation of the law is going to be painful. And, according to the CBO, its going to be twice as painful in terms of the tax dollars it will cost

Heidi Heitkamp Can't Afford Too Much Independence

Betsy Woodruff has an article up this morning at National Review covering the balancing act red-state Democrats like Senator Heidi Heitkamp must pull off to both appease their right-of-center constituencies while not angering their national liberal supporters. Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley blasted Heitkamp after she voted against gun control legislation, calling

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Taxing Online Sales Would Boost North Dakota Sales Tax Revenues By Less Than 1%

Senator Heidi Heitkamp recently used her first speech on the floor of the US Senate to call for a massive expansion of state taxing authority that would cost online shoppers billions upon billions in new taxes every year by allowing states to collect sales taxes from online retailers with no physical presence within their borders.

EPA: After Four Years Of Study, The Keystone XL Pipeline Needs More Study

You almost get the idea that the folks in the Obama administration really don’t want to build this thing: WASHINGTON (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency again is raising objections to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. The EPA said that despite more than

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Can Senator Heitkamp's Vote For Gun Control Be Bought With Exemptions?

The Washington Post reports that Senator Heidi Heitkamp is being wooed into voting for gun control with exemptions for background checks for some North Dakota communities. Which is reminiscent of efforts to pass Obamacare by offering state-specific exemptions from certain regulations in the bill (i.e. the “Cornhusker Kickback” and the “Bismarck Earmark”). In an effort

Hoeven, Heitkamp Both Vote For Cloture On Gun Control

I’ve been a bit remiss in getting this up, being focused on the legislative session here in the state all day, but both of North Dakota’s Senators voted to invoke cloture on the Senate gun control bill. The bill was being filibustered by Senate conservatives. Fifty Democrats, 16 Republicans and 2 independents opposed the conservative

Heidi Heitkamp Suggests Constituents Make A Contribution To Democrats To Talk To Her

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is holding a town hall in Grand Forks this weekend, which should be an opportunity for constituents to come and giver her a piece of their mind. Except, Heitkamp and her political party aren’t calling it a town hall. They’re calling it a “Coffee and Conversation” with Senator Heitkamp and they suggest

North Dakota Projected To Have Majority Support For Gay Marriage Within A Decade

At the New York Times, polling guru Nate Silver has a fascinating post about changing attitudes toward gay marriage in the various states. Here’s his chart for North Dakota (click the link to see the full chart), showing percentage support for gay marriage in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020. As you can see, by 2020