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Conrad’s last patient: federal budget woes

November 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Conrad is trying calm the county by curing federal government budget problems. And he only has until the end of the year to do it because he is retiring after 26 years in the Senate. Continue Reading

No rest in final campaign hours for Obama, Romney

November 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The White House the prize, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney raced through a final full day of campaigning on Monday through Ohio and other battleground states holding the keys to victory in a tight race. Continue Reading

Choice for president may affect pace of pipeline project

November 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Keystone XL Pipeline, a point of contention during the presidential campaign, will likely move forward regardless of who is elected Tuesday, say current and former leaders from both parties. Continue Reading

In second debate, Obama faces challenges on key issues

October 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Losing ground to Republican Mitt Romney on a host of issues, President Barack Obama faces a serious challenge to put his re-election bid back on track when the two men face off Tuesday in their second debate. Continue Reading

Voter ticket-splitting could determine next Senate

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The close race for majority control of the Senate comes down to whether Republican candidates in Massachusetts and Connecticut can win over President Barack Obama’s voters and Democrats from Indiana to Arizona can impress Mitt Romney’s GOP backers. Continue Reading

VP nominee Ryan makes dash for Minnesota cash

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was making a quick dash for cash during his first Minnesota visit since joining Mitt Romney’s ticket. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Obama, Romney engage in a brief ag exchange

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The two major presidential candidates broke their silence on rural issues, if only briefly. Republican Mitt Romney used a Tuesday stop near Des Moines, Iowa, to deliver his first major speech on farm policy. That drew a quick response from Democratic President Barack Obama. Continue Reading

Presidential election tests Facebook friendships

October 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Steve Reeder says it’s no secret among his Facebook friends: He’s a Republican. But after he began posting news articles and political cartoons on his page that reflect his support for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, his friend count began falling off. Now, it’s down by several dozen. Continue Reading

Consultant, UND alum: Voters yearn for more info

October 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Voters are hungry for deeper information about the election that goes beyond sound bites and attack ads, as was shown by interest in last week’s debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, said political consultant Pfeifle during a lecture in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Big Bird flies high in 2012 presidential campaign

October 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama’s campaign deployed the beloved “Sesame Street” icon in a new TV ad Tuesday mocking Mitt Romney for saying he would defund public broadcasting if elected. Continue Reading