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After 62% State Budget Increase, Jack Dalrymple Talks Budget "Sobriety"

After 62% State Budget Increase, Jack Dalrymple Talks Budget "Sobriety"

Sequestration was the term used for automatic budget cuts put in place by the Budget Control Act. That legislation required Congress to produce a budget, or face sequestration. Because Congress couldn’t budget, the sequestration cuts kicked in. Many claimed that they were draconian cuts (in truth, sequestration still allowed the federal budget to grow by

Obama's Bridgegate: Administration Stepped In To Make Sequester More Painful For Rural Schools

When Chris Christie’s “bridgegate” scandal broke, I wondered why President Obama’s efforts to make the government shutdown as painful as possible wasn’t treated with equal derision. After all, if shutting down a bridge in a fit of political pique is seen as petty and unbecoming of someone in public office, isn’t shutting down an open-air

USDA Demands Magician Develop "Disaster Plan" For His Rabbit

Remember that study indicating that the expansion of federal regulation has made America 72% poorer? Here’s another data point supporting that conclusion. Marty Mahane is a magician who works in Missouri. Like a lot of magicians, he has a rabbit that is a part of his act. But lately, his rabbit has been causing him

Private Donations Will Keep Open Scenic Overlook Closed By Sequester

As a part of the Obama administration’s campaign to make the sequester “cuts” (more like reductions in the growth of federal spending) hurt in very visible ways, North Dakota’s Painted Canyon Overlook (a beautiful place that is worth your time to visit if you haven’t been there) was closed. In response, Senator John Hoeven convened

Shocker: Partisan North Dakota US Attorney Follows Obama Narrative On Sequester

North Dakota US Attorney Tim Purdon is a political operative appointed to a position that is supposed to be non-political. Purdon was appointed as North Dakota’s top federal cop straight from the Democrat National Committee by President Obama. One of his first actions as US Attorney for North Dakota was an attempt at a thoroughly

Not Enough Secret Service Personnel For White House Tours, But Plenty For A Party

The scandal-plagued Obama administration isn’t canceling plans for yet another star-studded party at the White House, despite canceling tours of the presidential residence earlier this year claiming sequester spending reductions made it mandatory. Later this month the President and First Lady will play host to Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Carole King and more: As part

USGS Says Red River Flood Monitoring Threatened By Sequester

“I went to check the level for the Red River and low and behold, sequestration has struck again,” a Fargo-area reader emailed me this morning. Sure enough, here’s the “threatened gage” warning on the USGS website: Just so we’re clear, the sequester spending reductions are tiny, and aren’t even real spending cuts but merely reductions

Obama Administration Delays Trial Of Osama Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Over Sequester

The First Family’s vacations and luxuries are all firmly intact, but trying a dangerous terrorist? That’s got to be delayed because of “deep cuts.” A judge Monday proposed a September trial date for Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law and mouthpiece Sulaiman Abu Ghaith. But Ghaith’s three federal public defenders said they can’t begin until January 2014

"Unexpected Savings" Suddenly Allow Sequestered North Dakota Tourist Spot to Open After All

If there is any evidence that the Obama administration is gaming the “sequester” spending reductions to make them as painful and visible as possible, let it be the fact that a popular North Dakota tourist spot can now suddenly stay open because suddenly someone found some money or something after Senator John Hoeven got involved.

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