IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Rolling out the red (white and blue) carpet
As you may have heard, former President Bill Clinton is returning to Grand Forks on Saturday, March 17, to present the keynote address during the 2012 North Dakota Democratic Convention. President Cli... Posted on 3/12/12 at 9:09 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. Dems call on Pam Gulleson to run for U.S. Senate
UPDATED BISMARCK--North Dakota Democrats are encouraging a former state legislator and staffer of Sen. Byron Dorgan to enter the 2012 U.S. Senate race.
A letter signed by Democratic members of the No... Posted on 5/11/11 at 9:02 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota vote could depend on national wave
The question of whether a predicted Republican wave would touch Minnesota's shores was key in Tuesday's election.
If the wave arrived, Republicans hoped to dislodge a couple Democratic congressmen, m... Posted on 11/2/10 at 7:18 PM
Surging in opinion polls, a confident Newt Gingrich declared Monday he plans to challenge Barack Obama in every state next year, and he began running a gauzy TV ad — his first — to push toward the Republican nomination to take on the president. But, illustrating how far he has to go, Gingrich also found himself defending the state of his campaign and his own comments about poor children.
John Hoeven will have two great strengths.The first is his record: He’ll join the Senate as one of America’s most successful governors, judging by approval ratings. The second simply is his intelligence and charm.
Congress could avoid “a lot of bad ideas” for shoring up Social Security by removing the annual limit on income that is subject to the Social Security tax, North Dakota Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tracy Potter said Friday.
If the people attending the first national “tea party” convention in Nashville, Tenn., are uncertain, imagine the difficulties of the Republican and Democratic parties, both of which are trying to leverage this antiestablishment energy for their own gain. How it works out could make a big difference in elections this fall and beyond.
The Republican governor, often attacked by Democrats for forcing up property taxes, called Bemidji “a government town in a lot of respects.”
He said the city’s tax levy rose $2.4 million in 2009, but state aid fell just $189.
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