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

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

To End Media Bias, Journalists Should Stop Pretending They're Objective

There are two ideals the media believes, according to Ross Douthat writing at the New York Times: One is an ideal of balance, nonpartisanship and near-perfect neutrality — distilled to its essence, perhaps, by the former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr.’s longstanding refusal to cast a vote, “so that I never make up my

Obama Pushing Banks To Make Subprime Loans Again

“Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit,” reads the Washington Post headline. Because it worked out so well the last time we did that. The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say

North Dakota Democrats Duck Questions About Gun Control

Earlier in the legislative session North Dakota Democrats rushed to the floor of the state House to pull a couple of anti-gun control bills – a ban on “assault weapons” as well as high-capacity magazines. Basically, two laws that closely mirror the Democrat push for gun control nationally. The move telegraphed to everyone paying attention

Washington Post Columnist: Why Isn't Obama Doing Interviews With Newspaper?

Washington Post columnist Peter Farhi wonders why the President gives so many interviews to “soft media” and so few to more traditional “hard” political news outlets: “Entertainment Tonight” scored one last year. The New York Times did not. “The View” has gotten several. The Washington Post hasn’t had one in years. Albuquerque radio station KOB-FM’s“Morning

Virginia Joins North Dakota In Proposing Legislation To Protect Against Federal Gun Control

Here in North Dakota, Rep. Roscoe Streyle has introduced HB1183 which would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce any new federal gun control laws. Over in Virginia state legislators are moving forward on a similar bill aimed at accomplishing the same goal. From the Washington Post: Marshall said the measure is meant to

Obama To Propose Assault Weapons Ban, Magazine Limits This Week

After just a perfunctory meeting of the gun control task force he convened, President Obama is set to make recommendations to Congress for new gun control laws. According to the Washington Post, what we’re going to get is a new assault weapons ban, an expansion of federal background check requirements and a limit on magazine

Heitkamp Still Sending Mixed Signals On Gun Control

Senator Heidi Heitkamp was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos today. She didn’t really have much of interest to say – generic pleadings for working togetherness, etc., etc. – but on gun control she was downright confusing. “Are you willing to sign on to some of the reforms that Vice President Biden and President

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