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Commentary: Starting all over again

November 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Nothing’s impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start all over again.
From the 1936 movie “Swing Time”

WASHINGTON Conservatives should jauntily sing as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did in a year in which the country’s chin was on the ground. Conservatives are hardly starting from scratch in their continuing courtship of an electorate half of which embraced their message more warmly than it did this year’s messenger. Continue Reading

Conservative ‘super PAC’ group blasts Heitkamp

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An influential conservative special-interest group says Democrat Heidi Heitkamp’s pledges of fiscal responsibility smack of hypocrisy given spending decisions she made in her tenure as North Dakota attorney general in the early 1990s. Heitkamp is running for U.S. Senate. Continue Reading

House GOP unveil budget blueprint

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint today that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto painting clear campaign differences with President Barack Obama.
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House GOP unveil budget blueprint

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint today that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto painting clear campaign differences with President Barack Obama.
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New conservative group formed in Grand Forks

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Conservatives in Grand Forks are forming a new group, distinct from the tea party group already in place in the area since about two years ago. Continue Reading

Commentary: Romney needs to impose his will upon Republicans

March 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON Mitt Romney is grinding his way to the Republican presidential nomination not by winning hearts but by imposing his will on a party that keeps resisting him. Continue Reading

Limbaugh says his apology to student was sincere; more advertisers leave show

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Radio host Rush Limbaugh also joked that he, too, got a busy signal today when he called the show to join the growing roster of advertisers abandoning it. The student, Sandra Fluke, said Limbaugh’s apology did nothing to change the corrosive tone of the debate over health care coverage and that Americans have to decide whether they want to support companies that continue to advertise on his program.
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MSNBC drops commentator Pat Buchanan

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

MSNBC dropped conservative commentator Pat Buchanan on Thursday, four months after suspending him following the publication of his latest book, “Suicide of a Superpower.” Continue Reading

Conservatives in uproar of over Obama’s birth control revision

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama’s political shifting over contraception coverage has united conservative Republicans in protest even as they split over which GOP presidential hopeful should face him in the general election. Continue Reading

ANALYSIS: Romney losses Tuesday shine light on his conservative woes

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mitt Romney’s difficulty attracting conservatives is undercutting his effort to cast himself as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and prolonging a race that each day exposes deep divisions within the party. Continue Reading