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  • Recreational marijuana measure to be on ND November ballot [North Dakota]

    08/13/2018 11:28:03 AM PDT · by Ken H · 26 replies
    KFYR TV ^ | August 13, 2018 | n/a
    BISMARCK, N.D. - Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in getting the measure on the November ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says proponents submitted more than enough valid petition signatures. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana failed on a petition drive in 2016.
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...
  • Trump: ‘Globalist Koch brothers’ have become a ‘total joke in real Republican circles'

    07/31/2018 4:25:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump ripped the Koch brothers one day after the political network formed by the billionaire conservative businessmen said it would not support a Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade,” Trump said in a series of tweets early Tuesday. “I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more. I made them richer. Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every...
  • Koch network freezing out Republicans who have crossed them

    07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch’s political network is freezing out Republicans that it believes have violated its fiscally conservative principles, and is, at least for now, only supporting four Senate GOP candidates in the fall. The Koch network is backing GOP Senate candidates in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, signaling it will be selective in where it engages as Republicans seek to retain or grow their narrow 51-49 majority. At a Monday presentation to about 500 of the network’s top donors at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips made an example out of...
  • Charles Koch vows to hold Republicans accountable

    07/29/2018 6:05:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire activist Charles Koch said Sunday that his network of big-spending political groups would be more aggressive in going after Republicans who have failed to adhere to fiscally conservative principles. Speaking to a small group of reporters in a rare interview at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Koch vowed to hold GOP lawmakers accountable for their votes when they break with the network’s free-market views on issues like spending and tariffs. “I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported … we’re gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable,” Koch said. The Koch network will...
  • North Dakota Demands Feds Repay Them $38 Million Over Dakota Pipeline Protests

    07/20/2018 12:18:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/20/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    North Dakota has filed a claim against the federal government for $38 million the state spent dealing with the months-long Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. The state claims the often violent protests were the result of negligence by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps failed to enforce the law and keep protesters from setting up illegal campsites on federal land, the state argues.
  • Voters in Red states w/ shaky Sen. Dems: Confirm Trump pick

    07/11/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Michael F. Haverluck
    A new poll shows that voters in battleground states represented by vulnerable Senate Democrats decisively want President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace Anthony Kennedy in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)... The poll conducted by the Tarrance Group between July 5 and 8 revealed that voters agree by a decisive margin of at least 12 percent that their senators should confirm the SCOTUS appointment Trump announced Monday night. After explaining that the U.S. Senate will vote on the president’s appointment to replace Justice Kennedy, it asked voters, “Do you think Senator [Nelson, Donnelly, McCaskill, Heitkamp, or...
  • Red State Democrats Really, REALLY Don't Want To Discuss SCOTUS Pick

    07/11/2018 4:54:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be a weeks-long torment for some on the Hill—and I’m talking about red state Democrats. Senate Republican moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have been very receptive to Kavanaugh’s nomination, easing pressure from the right that they could sink this SCOTUS nominee if they defect. That could be the case, but for now, pressure has ramped up on Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and maybe Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson needs help. Republican Gov. Rick Scott is outworking him on Hispanic outreach, and he’s beating Nelson...
  • The Numbers Are In, And It’s Looking Pretty Bad For Senate Dems In November

    07/10/2018 3:15:27 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2018 | Vandana Rambaran
    Democrats are in for an uphill battle in November’s midterm elections as they struggle to overtake the GOP-led Senate, according to an Axios and SurveyMonkey poll of key states released Tuesday. Although Democrats only need to pick up two seats to gain the majority in the Senate, they are struggling to control 10 states already held by Democratic senators. These states are now predominantly red states with voters who are strong supporters of President Donald Trump. They include Indiana, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota, all of which Trump won in 2016, while his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton couldn’t even win...
  • Red-state Dems decline invite to Trump's Supreme Court announcement

    07/09/2018 2:39:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Jordain Carney
    A trio of red-state Democratic senators have turned down invitations to attend President Trump's announcement of his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) were invited but declined to attend the event at the White House at 9 p.m. Monday. Donnelly said in a statement that he declined so that his first meeting with Trump's pick will be "in a setting where we can discuss his or her experience and perspectives." "I appreciate the President inviting me to attend tonight's announcement at the WH. I look...
  • Ratings Change: Two Top Senate Races Shift Out of Toss-Up

    07/09/2018 1:52:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    rollcall ^ | July 9, 2018
    When it comes to political handicapping, the easiest thing to do would be to put all of the most competitive contests into the Toss-up category and declare them too close to call. Or to argue that because Donald Trump was elected president against the projections, it’s not worth rating any races at all. But that’s not particularly helpful to people looking for some direction and distinctions in congressional elections. The prevailing narrative about this year’s Senate races relates to the 10 Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016. But not all of those senators are created...
  • Red-State Democrats Face ‘Terrible’ Bind on Supreme Court Pick

    07/07/2018 11:15:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | July 7,2016 | Carl Hulse, New York Times
    WASHINGTON — Democratic senators running for re-election in red states where President Donald Trump remains popular face an agonizing choice over his coming Supreme Court nominee: Vote to confirm the pick and risk demoralizing Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections, or stick with the party and possibly sacrifice their own seats — and any chance at a Democratic majority in 2019. The actions of a handful of Senate Democrats struggling to hold their seats in those states — notably Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia — will have broad implications...
  • Blind Man with a Gun

    07/01/2018 3:45:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Do blind people have Second Amendment rights? Of course, they do. Should they be prevented from carrying guns for self-defense? No, they should be subject to the same laws as other people. Carey McWilliams has demonstrated, through word and deed, that blind people are fully capable of responsible self-defense and responsible use of guns. It is a disability, not a death sentence. From postbullitin.com: The blind guy with a gun permit became a minor celebrity who made national and international news in 2001, even getting a segment on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” that showed him firing an assault...
  • Court opening puts pressure on Democrats in Trump country

    06/29/2018 8:11:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 5 hours, 34 minutes ago | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening on the Supreme Court has created a dilemma for Democratic senators up for re-election this year in the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The choice on whether to support the upcoming nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy will be a test for several Democrats in tough races. It could be particularly difficult for Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and West Virginia's Joe Manchin.
  • TRUMP NORTH DAKOTA RALLY (LIVE THREAD) 7:00 PM EDT

    06/27/2018 2:41:55 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 229 replies
    Heads up! President Trump going to Fargo, North Dakota for another rally tonight.
  • Supreme Court ignores obvious solution to Internet sales tax debate in Wayfair ruling

    06/24/2018 12:56:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2018 | Mattie Dupler
    One question before the Supreme Court this term was a big one: As technology evolves, how do our laws governing commerce evolve with it? The answer, issued in the ruling held in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, is a bad one for taxpayers. Many proponents of an online sales tax have argued that we must completely revisit what we know about interstate commerce, and create illusory tax regimes to contemplate a brave new order of online transactions. In reality, none of this is true. For one, while it has been 26 years since the Supreme Court visited the issue in...
  • Cramer(R) 48% Heitkamp(D) 44% North Dakota Senate race

    06/19/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Conserv · 21 replies
    Mason Dixon poll... 6/13-6/15 625 likely voters
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline Just Celebrated One Year Of Operation

    06/07/2018 6:50:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/06/2018
    Last Friday the Dakota Access Pipeline celebrated one year in operation. We’re a long way from the battles between “water protectors” and police that seemed to preoccupy the media for so many months. From Forbes: DAPL has been quietly transferring crude oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota at a rate of over 500,000 barrels per day. That has helped bolster North Dakota’s daily production numbers. According to the North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources, North Dakota production hit 1.16 million barrels per day in March, thanks in large to part to DAPL…The Dakota Access Pipeline’s safety record...
  • UniParty Activates – Koch Brothers Defend Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    06/02/2018 4:59:29 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    Theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 6/2/18 | Sundance
    The North Dakota senate seat currently held by Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp is one of the targeted seats Republicans are looking to take in the 2018 mid-terms. To flip the seat the White House helped convince Republican Kevin Cramer to challenge Heitkamp. With the North Dakota election considered a ‘toss up‘, between Heitkamp and challenger Cramer; and with election outcome looking positive toward republicans; the UniParty quickly jumps into action. Notorious UniParty control agents David and Charles Koch, aka ‘The Koch Brothers’, now begin spending money to help Heitkamp retain her seat.
  • Military orders inventory probe at eight Air Force bases after grenades disappear

    05/18/2018 7:56:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/18 | Max Greenwood
    Military officials have reportedly ordered a command-wide inventory and investigation after a box of grenades and a machine gun from an Air Force base in North Dakota went missing. CNN reported Friday that the inventory will seek to account for grenades, small arms, machine guns, rifles and pistols at eight bases under the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). The AFGSC did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment about the reported inventory. At the same time, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have been called to examine the matter, CNN reported....