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February 13, 2019
Port: It sure seems like Senator Kevin Cramer is throwing shade at his predecessor Heidi Heitkamp over delaying Senate confirmations
North Dakota got some good news on Senate nominations this week. Last month I wrote in a print column that North Dakota was just months away...
February 13, 2019 - 1:09pm
Plain Talk Podcast: Minnesota Governor continue’s his predecessor’s politically-driven delay of Line 3 pipeline project
On this episode of Plain Talk, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has decided to continue his predecessor Mark Dayton's political obstruction of the...
February 13, 2019 - 9:32am
February 12, 2019
Port: Of course ethics investigations should be secret
During the last election cycle a left-wing, Democrat-aligned group filed an ethics complaint against Republican candidate Tom Campbell because...
February 12, 2019 - 3:56pm
Plain Talk Podcast: Lawmaker makes the case for using Legacy Fund to abolish North Dakota’s income tax
State Rep. Craig Headland, a Republican from Montpelier and Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Taxation, has introduced legislation...
February 12, 2019 - 11:58am
Port: Are North Dakota’s liberals willing to look past partisanship on gay rights?
MINOT, N.D. -- In the state House of Representatives there looms an important test for North Dakota’s gay rights advocates. Will they support...
February 12, 2019 - 10:39am
February 11, 2019
Plain Talk Podcast: Does Amy Klobuchar really have a chance?
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar launched her campaign for the Democratic party's presidential nomination this weekend.Klobuchar styles herself...
February 11, 2019 - 11:26am
Port: Rep. Rick Becker responds to meme controversy, calls his critics 'hypersensitive'
February 11, 2019 - 6:15am
February 8, 2019
Plain Talk Podcast: Congressman Armstrong says Democrats are out for 'first blood' on Trump
On this episode of the Plain Talk podcast, Congressman Kelly Armstrong takes your questions. He'll be on every week doing that, so email your...
February 8, 2019 - 10:52am
February 7, 2019
Port: North Dakota should raise the fuel tax
MINOT, N.D. -- A fundamental truth about politics is that voters very often want contradictory things. This flies in the face of populist mantras...
February 7, 2019 - 1:43pm
Plain Talk Podcast: Senator Cramer says of donating shutdown salary, 'I don’t find it very noble, frankly'
On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer makes his first of what will be weekly appearances to take questions from listeners. If you'd...
February 7, 2019 - 11:20am
February 6, 2019
Plain Talk Podcast: Burgum says those ranking other priorities above Roosevelt Library are presenting a 'false choice'
On this episode of Plain Talk, Governor Doug Burgum defended his push for $50 million in funding for a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library...
February 6, 2019 - 1:13pm
Port: How is ‘hey cops don’t take our stuff without a conviction’ a controversial proposal?
According to this article from Bismarck Tribune reporter Jack Dura, law makers and law enforcement are looking for compromise on Rep. Rick Becker’s...
February 6, 2019 - 12:27pm
February 5, 2019
Plain Talk Podcast: Shouldn’t universities exist because we need them, and not because of the law?
On this episode of Plain Talk, legislation proposed in Bismarck would remove mandates for eight of North Dakota's 11 institutions of higher education...
February 5, 2019 - 1:32pm
Port: We have to hold the groups behind valve turners criminally responsible for pipeline tampering before they end up killing someone
Yesterday a group of political extremists broke into an Enbridge pipeline facility in Minnesota and attempted to turn off two oil pipelines....
February 5, 2019 - 10:40am
Port: Why shouldn’t North Dakota’s universities have a ‘sword’ over their heads?
MINOT, N.D. -- Recently the editorial board of the Grand Forks Herald came out against HCR3016. That legislation, introduced by state Rep. Rick...
February 5, 2019 - 10:18am