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Ag chairman defends Cramer on farm bill delays

October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.

In a conference call with reporters Monday, Chairman Frank Lucas, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ag chairman defends Cramer on farm bill delays

October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.

In a conference call with reporters Monday, Chairman Frank Lucas, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dems question Laffen advertisement: Footage was filmed for oil industry ad

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Democratic party officials are raising questions over a Grand Forks Republican state senator’s campaign advertisement.
But the senator, Lonnie Laffen, said there is nothing wrong with the ad.
Laffen’s ad includes a few seconds o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Polarizing politics? Public may be growing more partisan, but trend may not hold true in N.D.

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Retired U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan points to 1990 and then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich when assigning blame for an era of aggressive campaigning in American politics.

“They put out something nationally saying ‘We’ve poll-tes…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Polarizing politics? Public may be growing more partisan, but trend may not hold true in N.D.

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Retired U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan points to 1990 and then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich when assigning blame for an era of aggressive campaigning in American politics.

“They put out something nationally saying ‘We’ve poll-tes…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Obama to supporters: Move to North Dakota

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama has a modest, tongue-in-cheek suggestion for people in New York City who support his agenda: move to North Dakota.

The idea drew laughs in what was otherwise a somber speech at a $32,400-per-ticket fundraiser fo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

‘We will give them a choice’: Democrats have full slate of candidates for western districts

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Democrats will have a full slate of candidates for the three districts in western North Dakota up for election, and it could be a game-changer.
“The fact that we have candidates and people willing to step forward, I think it changes things,” sai…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

‘We will give them a choice’: Democrats have full slate of candidates for western districts

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Democrats will have a full slate of candidates for the three districts in western North Dakota up for election, and it could be a game-changer.
“The fact that we have candidates and people willing to step forward, I think it changes things,” sai…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Democratic senators press Obama for Keystone XL decision by May 31

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

“We need a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Democratic senators press Obama for Keystone XL decision by May 31

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

“We need a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com