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North Dakota Is Inconvenient For Obama's Politics

North Dakota Is Inconvenient For Obama's Politics

The New York Times has a story about festering dissent against the President in the “states that Obama forgot,” and not surprisingly North Dakota is one of them (I wonder if the Times ever described liberal angst over President Bush as “festering”?). That shouldn’t surprise us. North Dakota doesn’t get a lot of visits from

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has struck down an Arizona law which required that people prove their citizenship before getting a federal “motor voter” registration form. The 1993 law “requires states to offer voter registration when a resident applies for a driver’s license or certain benefits.” The people filling out the form are required to swear they

Both Of North Dakota's Senators Attended NSA Briefing That Most Senators Skipped

Last week The Hill reported that, despite the NSA domestic spying scandal making big headlines and grabbing the attention of American citizens, most US Senators chose to skip out of Washington DC early rather than attend a briefing on the intelligence programs. The Senate held its last vote of the week a little after noon

Poll Suggests North Dakotans Strongly Support Immigration Reform

Politico reported yesterday that new polling showed strongly majority support for immigration reform across the nation. According to the polling data from North Dakota, reform is popular in this state as well. Here’s what Politico reported: In a polling memo set for release Thursday– and shared early with POLITICO – Democratic pollster Tom Jensen and

State Department Implicated In Covering Up Drug Rings, Sexual Assaults

Remember that new moral authority the Obama administration was going to give us in the world after eight years of cowboy diplomacy under President George W. Bush? It’s sort of hard to build up that authority when the State Department is covering up sexual assaults and drug ring operations: WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Uncovered documents

No Subsidies For The Movie Industry In North Dakota

A group of filmmakers have announced a new project in North Dakota: A film about Teddy Roosevelt based on the book “Young Four Eyes.” But their ambitions go beyond the film, apparently. They don’t just want to make a movie. They want to start a movie industry in the state, and they say the first

Feds Want To Disable Your Phone While Driving To Prevent Distracted Driving

Despite the hype cell phone use while driving is given, traffic fatalities related to distracted driving due to a cell phone are less than 1% of overall US road fatalities. According to a 2012 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving accounted for 9% of all traffic fatalities in the US in

72% Of Americans Think Gay Marriage Is Inevitable, Including 60% Of Those Who Oppose It

“According to the Pew Research Center’s latest poll, 72 percent of Americans say legal recognition of gay marriage is coming,” writes Scott Shackford for Reason. “It doesn’t necessarily mean they support it. Almost 60 percent of those who oppose recognition of same-sex marriages think it’s inevitable anyway.” Pew’s research goes much further, though, showing significant

Fomer ND Gov: Marketplace Fairness Act Is First Step To Federal Sales Tax

North Dakota occupies a unique position in the debate over the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to apply their sales and use taxes to online retailers. It was the Quill vs. North Dakota, a Supreme Court case litigated by then-Tax Commissioner Heidi Heitkamp and Attorney General Nick Spaeth, which set the current

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