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Video: Despite Problems At Spirit Lake, Heitkamp Defends Expansion Of Tribal Jurisdiction

Video: Despite Problems At Spirit Lake, Heitkamp Defends Expansion Of Tribal Jurisdiction

The Violence Against Women Act has been heralded by Senator Heitkamp as one of the major achievements of her first 100 days in the US Senate. She’s even gone so far as to take a victory lap around the state after its passage in the Senate, and in this observer’s humble opinion she’s been quietly

Is Housing Discrimination Really A Problem For Homosexuals?

Over the weekend, in reading reports about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s decision to support gay marriage (made, conveniently, after election day) I saw where Senator Heitkamp claimed that concern over discrimination was a big part of her motivation. Earlier this year we had a debate in the state legislature over adding homosexuals as a protected class

Heidi Heitkamp's Post-Election Embrace Of Gay Marriage An Act Of Cowardice

I was happy to see this week that Senator Heidi Heitkamp embraced gay marriage. That’s the right decision, and one more and more Republicans and Democrats are making. Hopefully this shift in political thinking will result in allowing feelings about homosexuality to be a private matter to be settled in our homes, churches and civic

Heidi Heitkamp Announces Support For Gay Marriage

Senator Heidi Heitkamp just put out this statement about gay marriage after weeks of pressure from left-wing groups targeting her as being one of just a few remaining Demcorats who were opposed: “In speaking with North Dakotans from every corner of our great state, and much personal reflection, I have concluded the federal government should

ND Abused Women Advocate Disputes Characterization Of Kevin Cramer "Tirade"

The coverage of Rep. Kevin Cramer’s alleged “tirade” against Native American tribes at a meeting of domestic violence advocates has been a little odd. Based on exactly one account of Cramer’s comments from a known political operative, posting on a left-wing website no less, it has been reported that Cramer supposedly “verbally abused” the group

Heitkamp Punts On Abortion Question

From the way some in the North Dakota media are portraying the abortion debate in North Dakota you’d get the idea that the state was pretty evenly divided on the question. But that perception doesn’t seem to match reality. For one thing, every single one of the pro-life bills which passed in the legislature did

Heitkamp Targeted By Bloomberg Anti-Gun Ad

“Please don’t throw me into the briar patch, Mayor Bloomberg,” Senator Heitkamp was overheard saying. Mike Bloomberg is spending $12 million on attack ads designed to force U.S. senators to vote for national gun control laws that will supposedly save lives. However, the New York mayor’s commercials running in 13 states over the next two

Heidi Heitkamp Voted To Confirm A Rabidly Anti-Gun Judge

Yesterday Republicans blocked the appointment of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was originally nominated in 2010, and this is the second time Republicans have blocked her appointment. The problem? Halligan has an extremely anti-gun track record: Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the

Due Process Rights Take A Back Seat To The "War On Women"

The House today voted in favor of re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act. After first considering a version backed by House conservatives, protecting the rights of the accused by removing a provision giving tribal authorities jurisdiction over non-tribal members, they passed the Senate version of the law. Here in North Dakota, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (who,

Democrats: North Dakota Women Are In "Emergent Danger" For "Simply Being Women"

The North Dakota Democrat party picked new leadership recently, and adopted an official resolution calling Republican leadership of the state a failure (you’re probably about as shocked as I am). But the text of the resolution is interesting. In addition for claiming that Republicans hate little children and gays, it also states that women are

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