Category Archives: Politics

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The political climate in and around Bismarck, Mandan, and all of North Dakota.

Stance on Flood Insurance Insulting to North Dakotans Affected by Flooding

U.S. House Candidtate Pam Gulleson called out oppo­nent Kevin Cramer for his allegiance to extreme right-wing group Club for Growth, which advocates eliminating the federal flood insurance program and wants to strike all new flood insurance programs. Thus far, the Club for Growth has given over $100,000 to Cramer’s campaign – $59,032.31 in Independent Expenditure support, in addition to $41,178.00 in di­rect contributions to his campaign.

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Cartoon Corner by Jim Morin

Published with permission from Jim Morin, Miami Herald.

Political Attack Ads

NorthDecoder.comBy Chet, www.NorthDecoder.com

There’s an interesting, new, dis­honest TV ad out from slum­shark Rick Berg. I’ll describe the dishonest and hypocritical ad, first, and then give you some analysis.

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Gulleson Gulleson Attends Fargo Ag Forum

U.S. House Candidate Pam Gulleson joined U.S. Senate Candidate Heidi Heitkamp and Chair of the Senate Ag­riculture Committee Senator Debbie Stabenow at an agriculture forum in Fargo.

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District 30 Candidates Support Taylor Property Tax Relief Package

District 30 legislative candidates Nancy Guy, Tom Decker and Daphne Ghorbani have come out in favor of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ryan Taylor’s property tax plan. The 2011 Republican controlled legislature failed to enact meaningful property tax reductions.

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AARP Plans Public Meeting on Social Security, Medicare Reforms

AARP North Dakota will seek public input on Social Se­curity and Medicare reform proposals being debated in Washington and on the campaign trail at an August 16 meeting in Bismarck.

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AFL-CIO’s National President Says Union Escalating Campaign Against American Crystal Sugar

By PI Staff

We pledge to coordi­nate and support the efforts to highlight American Crystal Sugar’s total disregard for its employees and to make them a poster child for cor­porate greed and profit over employees.”

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Cartoon Corner: Obamacare

Recycling Rules!!

Change in Action

By PI Staff

People in Bismarck have started their own curb-side recycling since the city of Bismarck has failed to act on recommendations made by many citizens. People organize their garbage into the regular pick-up and then the recyclable garbage which is put into a separate container and placed outside on garbage day. It is hard to know what the city does with it, but they are removing it each week.”

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These Two Pipelines are Much Better Than the Other One

Charlie Barber, Mandan

Reprinted by permission of the au­thor and the High Plains Reader
By Charlie Barber

 

Amillion people spread out over this state [North Da­kota] is not going to seem very populated.”
– Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources

“We kind of feel like we’re drinking out of a fire hose right now.”
– Ward Koeser, Mayor, Williston, ND

“The genuine man of action is not intent on renovating the world, but on possessing it.”
– Eric Hoffer

“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some.”
– Eric Hoffer

“History is made by juveniles.”
– Frederick Gentles

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