Heidi Heitkamp’s strange approach to bipartisanship

By   /  March 9, 2015  /  Commentary, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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By Rob Port | North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. – If there was a theme to U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s 2012 campaign, it was the idea that she is a pragmatic leader who would help cut through obstruction in Washington, D.C., to get things done.
On her still-active campaign website Heitkamp said there are “too many extreme politicians […]

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Top GOP contenders seek to change nation’s tune on immigration

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

FILIBUSTER MASTER: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talked for more than 12 hours about the use of drones by the United States government. Today, the Internet is keeping the conversation going.

In the wake of a Texas judge’s decision to halt President Obama’s temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants, derided by most House and Senate Republicans, a quartet of top GOP leaders are bringing fresh perspective to the idea of positive immigration reform within their party and, if their chances bode well, into the next presidency.

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States don’t want illegal immigrants, but could they need them?

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

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A coalition of 26 states fought and won a battle to freeze President Barack Obama’s deferred action plan to give temporary work visas to illegal immigrants with children born in the United States.

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Dave Brat: America’s bottom 80 percent is sinking

By   /  February 2, 2015  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

FRESH BLOOD: Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., breaks the stereotype of corporate Republicanism.

While GOP Rep. Dave Brat and Sen. Elizabeth Warren talk tough about crony capitalism, he parts company with the Massachusetts liberal on policy. “They have no solutions,” Brat said of Warren and other statist Democrats. “We do.”

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Vermont DMV backpedals on fraudulent license applications by illegals

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Fraud, Immigration, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A tight-lipped investigation into fraudulent driver’s license applications from out-of-state illegals is producing conflicting details as political pressure mounts from migrant rights groups.

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‘Migrant rights’ advocate urges Vermont DMV not to investigate illegals

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Fraud, Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s transportation secretary says she’s doing her job, but accusations from an outspoken immigrant rights activist have the transportation chief on the defensive over her investigation of illegals.

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