Senator Sessions: Open fiscal cliff negotiations to the public

“First of all, these secret talks violate the principle of American government that would be open. Every city, county, school board has open meeting laws. You’re not supposed to be meeting in secret. But secondly, the argument has been, just like you said, ‘It’s the only way to get things done.’ But we’ve gone two years and nothing has gotten done. So it hasn’t even worked practically and it certainly is contrary to good public policy.”

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.