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  • Red-state Dems embrace key Obamacare rule as election draws near

    08/19/2018 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    Red-state Democrats are embracing one of Obamacare’s most popular provisions to help them win re-election in November. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota unveiled ads this week slamming GOP opponents for trying to gut Obamacare’s protections for people with pre-existing illnesses, such as diabetes or cancer. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., did the same in a Twitter video. Each of the candidates is seizing on actions by congressional Republicans and the Trump administration to unravel Obamacare. But instead of highlighting the law in general, they are centering on its rules obligating insurers to cover...
  • NRA lobbying arm launches seven-figure pro-Kavanaugh ad buy

    08/07/2018 2:56:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    The National Rifle Association’s legislative-lobbying arm announced Tuesday a seven-figure national and region ad campaign to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The national cable and regional broadcast ads will start airing Tuesday and will run through Aug. 27. The regional ads are to air in Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. “The NRA strongly supports Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court because he will protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “It’s...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Revels in Crowley's Loss: 'Got His A** Kicked'

    06/27/2018 8:14:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 34 replies
    https://www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | Todd Beamon
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that New York Rep. Joe Crowley "got his a– kicked" in his Democratic primary Tuesday by a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter "who had a lot of energy." "Last night, we had a great evening," Trump told a rally in Fargo, North Dakota, for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is facing Democratic incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November. "We watched that television — and we were winning left and right," Trump said. "They didn't know what the hell happened.
  • Trump taunts Crowley moments after losing Democratic Primary

    06/27/2018 1:16:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 26, 2018
    President Trump slammed Joe Crowley just minutes after the Democratic congressman lost a primary to a political novice. “Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election,” Trump tweeted Tuesday night. “In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!” Crowley lost to Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who believes in universal health care, a federal jobs guarantee, and the abolition of ICE.
  • Trump rails against Pelosi, Waters and Heitkamp at raucous N. Dakota rally

    06/27/2018 10:15:15 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 23 replies
    https://www.nbcnews.com ^ | Adam Edelman / Jun.27.2018 / 10:00 PM ET
    Trump rails against Pelosi, Waters and Heitkamp at raucous N. Dakota rally An invigorated Trump appeared in Fargo to campaign for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. President Donald Trump spent his campaign rally in North Dakota Wednesday night tearing into Democrats, with blistering attacks on the party's national leaders and the state's vulnerable incumbent, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Trump, who attended the Fargo event to help boost GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is challenging Heitkamp, took aim at the one-term lawmaker every chance he got, coloring each attack with additional assaults on House...
  • Live crowd interviews outside the Donald Trump Rally

    06/27/2018 1:08:43 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    Interviewing Trump supporters outside the venue at Fargo ND Rally starts at 7:pm CDT
  • Dozens of people waiting for Trump rally treated for heat-related medical issues

    06/27/2018 3:50:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    inforum ^ | June 27, 2018 | Robin Huebner
    FARGO – About three dozen people have been treated for medical issues outside Scheels Arena here, where crowds have been lined up all day on Wednesday, June 27, for an evening rally and speech by President Donald Trump. Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said emergency responders have treated several people for dehydration and heat exhaustion, and another person for diabetic complications. The temperature in Fargo just before 4 p.m. was in the upper 80s. Anderson said none of the medical issues appeared to be serious. Scheels Arena opened its doors just before 4 p.m. and Forum reporter Kim Hyatt, who...
  • 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.
  • A Missing Machine Gun from an Air Force Base Turned up in the Worst Possible Place

    06/24/2018 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 59 replies
    National Interest ^ | Jun 23, 2018 | Jared Keller
    The missing machine gun that triggered the firing of a security forces chief at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in May turned up in what’s probably the last place the Air Force wanted it to: stashed in an airman’s home off-base. Minot officials announced on Wednesday that the machine gun had been recovered by Air Force Office of Special Investigation agents after obtaining a federal search warrant for the unnamed airman’s residence on June 19. The machine gun was discovered missing during a standard weapons inventory by the 91st Missile Wing security forces on May 16, just about two...
  • 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...
  • Bakken jobs bubble bigger than reported (North Dakota)

    05/26/2018 5:16:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Wiliston Herald ^ | May 25, 2018 | Renée Jean
    State losing millions in state tax revenues with unfilled positions The jobs bubble in North Dakota has grown much larger than has been reported, but no one is certain how much bigger it’s getting to be. Nor has the state done any particular studies on how much revenue it’s losing from the thousands and thousands of positions that are going unfilled, and the activity that isn’t occurring as a result. Jobs in North Dakota tend to trend up and down with oil prices, of course. They can get quite large — like a price bubble — which means they can...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Pompeo: A Proven Leader for the State Department

    04/22/2018 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    When the news broke on Tuesday night that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, I was not surprised. Pompeo had long ago established his importance to this administration and his understanding of geopolitics. Pompeo’s skills are precisely why the president nominated him to be the next Secretary of State—and why it’s so absurd that Democrats are reluctant to confirm him.Considering the increasing gridlock in the Senate over President Donald Trump’s nominees, this is a good time to remind our Democratic friends of Pompeo’s many qualifications—qualifications that have only increased since he earned Democratic support to become CIA...