STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Americans in for a surprise, and plenty more fiscal debate
Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Years Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal b... Posted on 1/2/13 at 6:52 PM
THE NEW FORTY Unacceptable losses
The suicide rate of active duty military membersis up to about one a day. Whenwe add this to the 18 veteran suicides a day that have been documented overthe past few yearswe should be horrified. One a... Posted on 6/9/12 at 8:22 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Feds assure Hoeven on funding for N.D. fish hatcheries
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given its assurance that national fish hatcheries in Garrison and Valley City, N.D., are priorities for funding.
During a meeting Tuesday in Washington with Sen... Posted on 5/23/12 at 9:25 AM
REGGIE TALES More D.C. Randomness
*I met Senator John McCain yesterday. Senator John Hoeven introduced us. It was one of the coolest moments ever. Very nice guy, and he told us how much he loved North Dakotans, especially the ones tha... Posted on 1/27/11 at 8:44 AM
An extra $100 million for rural water management and an expanded program for farmers to design their own Conservation Reserve Program contracts were among items that Sens. John Hoeven and Amy Klobuchar discussed Tuesday in a farm bill roundtable.
Recently we saw gas prices spike when refineries shut down for routine maintenance and to turn operations around for summer blends. Some of these shutdowns were planned, and some weren’t; but in either case, the simultaneous shutdown of refineries across the Upper Midwest caused shortages of fuel and higher prices at the pump for consumers and businesses.
The bipartisan push to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws took a major step forward Monday evening when the Senate endorsed a proposal to substantially bolster security along the nation’s southern borders as part of measure that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country.
An angry Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said she confronted federal and tribal officials Tuesday and demanded answers to what led to the “mysterious death” of a 3-year-old girl Thursday on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
Using expensive and misleading ads, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” condemns Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for her recent vote on gun control. The group would have us believe that Heitkamp and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., are sympathetic toward those who commit violence with firearms.
North Dakota’s senators are on different sides of the political aisle, but they do agree on one thing: The Senate’s gun control debate should focus more on dealing with the mentally ill and criminals than on expanding background checks to buy those weapons.
North Dakota’s freshman Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Friday she supports marriage equality for same-sex partners, making her the highest-profile elected official in the state to back gay marriage.
With a flock of hungry Davies High School Eagles looking on, Sen. John Hoeven held a lunchroom news conference Thursday to assure his youngest and hungriest constituents that he’ll get federal school lunch rules fixed so they can not only eat healthy, but eat as much as they need.
I can’t quite figure out who Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., was trying to appeal to when Chuck Hagel had enough votes to be approved as secretary of defense, whose office has a lot of influence on base closings.
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