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Donald Trump Wins North Dakota Straw Poll

Donald Trump Wins North Dakota Straw Poll

North Dakota’s Republicans didn’t hold a primary or a caucus this election cycle for reasons that are a little difficult to fathom. Some in the state party argue that it’s better for our states delegates, selected at the NDGOP’s statewide convention, to participate in the national convention without being bound by a vote to any

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North Dakota Is Trump/Carson Territory (With A Smattering Of Bernie Sanders)

The data mavens over at FiveThirtyEight.com took a look at the presidential nomination races as measured by Facebook likes. As you can see from the map above, North Dakota is Donald Trump/Ben Carson territory with a smattering of Bernie Sanders love in the urban areas (Grand Forks and Cass Counties) as well as counties encompassed

Maybe Money Can't Buy Elections

A rallying cry of the left in recent years has been the denunciation of money in politics. Particularly after the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. FEC which found that political spending is 1st amendment protected free speech. The right decision, I think. Why shouldn’t we be able to spend our money promoting the ideas

Scott Louser: Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz's Father To Visit Minot

Working in conjunction with members of the North Dakota Family Alliance, I am excited to announce an event scheduled for Tuesday, September 1 here in Minot at the Sleep Inn convention center. Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Republican Senator and Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, will be speaking to our community on the topics of being

Enough With The Fox News Celebrities Running For President

Given that I write about politics for a living my friends and family are often keen to ask me what I think of how the presidential race is shaping up. Can Hillary Clinton win? Who will Republicans pick from among their ever-growing cast of potential candidates? They’re often surprised to hear me express ambivalence about

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Video: Heidi Heitkamp Only Ok With States Rights When It Comes To A Tax Increase

Yesterday Senator Ted Cruz rose in the Senate to ask for unanimous approval for HR3086, a House bill called the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act which would make permanent a moratorium on taxing internet access. Currently states cannot tax your internet access though ten states – Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South

North Dakota Could Use That Obamacare Apology: Over 35,000 Lost Insurance, Less Than 5,000 Gained It

“For the State of the Union, one of the things President Obama really ought to do is look in the TV camera and say to the over five million Americans all across this country who have had their health insurance cancelled because of Obamacare — to look in the camera and say, ‘I’m sorry,’” Texas

Senator Rubio: America Can Make Immigrants Conservative

At the heart of opposition to immigration reform is fear, I think. Fear that an influx of new immigrants will upset the political balance. Steal jobs. Undermine our culture. Specifically, conservatives see granting amnesty to illegal immigrants as minting whole new generations of Democrat voters. Senator Marco Rubio addressed those concerns today in an impassioned

Heitkamp Votes Against Defunding Obamacare

This won’t really come as news to much of anyone, but Senator Heidi Heitkamp won a narrow election in a red state, and it’s always worth mentioning when she governs to the left of the electorate she represents. Yesterday Senator Heitkamp voted in a partisan-line vote with Democrats to keep funding for Obamacare in place.