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 7:52 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 9:22 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 10:25 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND PHOTOS: N.D. Capitol Sept. 11 event
BISMARCKA mother who lost her daughter in the Twin Towers. A father still grieving a son killed in war. A police officer who reported for duty on his day off to help at ground zero.
North Dakotans ... Posted on 9/11/11 at 3:34 PM
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.
A meeting of senior Bureau of Indian Affairs officials and leaders of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe to assess BIA progress in dealing with child protection issues on the reservation has been scheduled for Wednesday, but it is not clear how public that discussion will be.
The United States’ strategic nuclear triad of land-based missiles, bombers and nuclear-armed submarines has served the country well but may be threatened, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told a Washington, D.C., audience this week.
It's a decision President Barack Obama put off during the 2012 campaign, but now that he's won a second term, his next move on a proposed oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada may signal how he will deal with climate and energy issues in the four years ahead.
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