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Democrat Senator: We Made A Mistake With Obamacare

Democrat Senator: We Made A Mistake With Obamacare

With Democrats finding themselves in the minority in Congress after an election day shellacking earlier this month, suddenly that whole Obamacare thing isn’t looking like such a great idea. Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare reform instead of legislation

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James Kerian: Republicans Should Give Thanks For Barack Obama

This Thanksgiving Republicans should give thanks for President Obama.  This man has destroyed a Democrat coalition that looked unstoppable in 2008.  Wonks and gurus from the New York Times and the Ivy League Schools kept assuring us that the “Emerging Democratic Majority” was unstoppable and their favorite trope that “Demographics is Destiny” guaranteed that the

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Rod St. Aubyn: New Congress, Same Gridlock

At the federal level we have faced continued gridlock during the past few years.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid famously refused to take up hundreds of House-passed bills, several with bipartisan support.  Senate Republicans were accused of putting up numerous legislative roadblocks to the point where Sen. Reid and his Democrat senators changed the rules

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ND Natural Gas Flaring Continues To Fall Hitting 24 Percent In September

The latest report monthly on North Dakota’s oil and gas development is out. The state set a new record for oil production in September at 1,184,635 barrels/day, and a new record for gas production at 1,403,448 MCF/day. But just as importantly, the percentage of gas flared in the state has hit a new low at

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Rep. Kevin Cramer: Obama Is Wrong, Keystone Is Important For America

Speaking from Myanmar, President Barack Obama poured some cold water on bi-partisan efforts to pass a bill authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline. He suggested that the pipeline wasn’t about helping America but helping Canada. “Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land,

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Two Things The Republicans In Congress Could Do But Won’t

Well Congratulations Republicans, you have done it. You now control the United States Supreme Court, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate.  The only thing standing between you and the Ayn Rand inspired utopia you have always fantasized about is a lame duck President with low approval ratings.  The responsibility of

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All Of A Sudden Democrats Want To Approve The Keystone Pipeline

For years now Democrats have stymied the build-out of oil pipelines, most notably the Keystone XL pipeline which, far from being unique, would add to thousands of miles of already existing Keystone pipelines in Canada and the United States. The State Department, under President Obama, has refused to sign off on the part of the

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North Dakota Insurance Commissioner: Why Not Give States The Choice To Opt Out Of Obamacare?

With Republicans set to have majorities in Congress next year (once we get through what is sure to be an interesting lame-duck session of the current Congress), the question of repealing Obamacare is on the table. Except, that’s not likely to happen. President Barack Obama is sure to veto any bill repealing his signature legislation,

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LegitSlater: 2014 Mid Term Election Reflection

It’s finally over. The ads have grown annoying, even for the candidates and measures I support. I am worn out from debating the issues in this election. I can only imagine how the candidates and committees feel as they have been living it for the past several months. As I write this (it’s Tuesday night,

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Rod St. Aubyn: Barack Obama Giving Republicans The Opposite Of An October Surprise?

There has been speculation that the President was going to spring some “October Surprise” to help Democrats during the upcoming November election. With control of the Senate at stake, Democrats are very cautious and worried what may happen next. Recent news events could result in these events being an “October Counter-Surprise”. A hatchet attack on

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