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orth Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer speaks Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the ND GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo of his choice to endorse Donald Trump for president. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Audio: Kevin Cramer Says Democrats Caught in “Academic Bubble” Where “Socialism Makes Sense”

Audio: Kevin Cramer Says Democrats Caught in “Academic Bubble” Where “Socialism Makes Sense”

Democrats lost their fourth straight special election last night since Donald Trump was elected President. Since 2010 they’ve been losing ground in both state and federal government. Why can’t they win elections? Congressman Kevin Cramer, speaking to me during our regular weekly segment, has some ideas. “They have to get better candidates I think,” he

Democrat Jon Ossoff addresses his supporters after his defeat Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia. Chris Aluka Berry / Reuters

Where Is This Wave of Anti-Trump Backlash We Were Promised?

As I’m sure you know by now, Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District last night. She will be the first Republican woman sent to the U.S. House from Georgia. Not that you’ll hear much hype about that since Republican women breaking glass ceilings is different.

A police officer mans a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria.

It’s Time for the Left to Cool Down the Hate

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot this morning at a baseball field in Virginia. The alleged shooter has been identified James T. Hodgkinson. He’s a 66 year old man who, according to his social media profiles, is definitely on the political left and has advocated violence against President Donald Trump and his supporters:

Audio: Stenehjem Defends Support for Trump’s Travel Ban, Says There’s “Strong Likelihood” He’ll Run for Re-Election

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem recently joined North Dakota to 15 other states which filed an amicus brief in support of President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban. I had him on my radio show today and asked him why he supports the policy. “I felt that it was important to stand up for constitutional principles,” he

Doug Burgum tours the Cardinal IG plant Friday, May 27, 2016, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Some Grumbling Over Governor Doug Burgum’s Absence From His Own Education Summit

Earlier this week Governor Doug Burgum announced that he’d be flying to Washington D.C. to meet with President Donald Trump on the topic of infrastructure. That trip is happening today. The problem? The trip coincides with an education summit Burgum has been touting for some time now. “Creating a clear path and connection between our education

North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer speaks Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the ND GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo of his choice to endorse Donald Trump for president. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Audio: Congressman Kevin Cramer Says Legislating Can Be Easier With Media Focused on Trump, Comey

“There’s some parts of it I’ve found easier,” Congressman Kevin Cramer told me yesterday during our radio interview. I had asked him what it was like to go about making policy amid intense media scrutiny of President Trump. “You don’t have this scrutiny of the hyper media,” Cramer added, though he conceded that while the

U.S. President Donald Trump interacts with reporters as he welcomes Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Left Wing Meltdown Over Trump Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Is “A Priesthood Defending Its Religion”

The headline quote is from Tucker Carlson’s monologue last night on Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. I thought he made some excellent points about some of the hysteria surrounding the decision. The truth is that the agreement was a voluntary, non-binding pact (one never ratified by the U.S.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Former North Dakota Democratic Party Chairman Says Senator Heitkamp’s Rejection of #TheResistance Is “Final Straw”

I’ve been writing for some time now about a hard-left faction of the North Dakota Democratic Party being unhappy with Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The only Democrat, I should point out, who has won an election on North Dakota’s statewide ballot since 2008. SAB readers will remember that during the Democratic National Committee convention in 2016

Audio: New NDGOP Youth Leader Says Trump Has Created “New Wave” of Excitement Among Young Voters

Last week the North Dakota Republican Party announced the creation of a new position, that of Chairman of the North Dakota Young Republicans. Named to fill that position is 18 year old Langdon student Dawson Schefter who has a laundry list of accomplishments not the least of which is owning his own sign business for

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