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APTOPIX North Dakota Flooding

LegitSlater: Despite Prosperity, ND Shamelessly Asks For Fed Funding It Does Not Really Need

LegitSlater: Despite Prosperity, ND Shamelessly Asks For Fed Funding It Does Not Really Need

As I was perusing the online dailies today, I came across something pretty interesting which I felt called for a little digging into. Glad I did. Apparently, with all the excitement happening in this state I missed that we had a natural disaster at the end of June of such a magnitude that the President

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Only In Government Could Austerity Mean A $1 Trillion Increase In Spending

“With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency and to his efforts to find common ground with Republicans,” reported the Washington Post a few days back. Bart Hinkle finds the idea that we’ve been living through an era of austerity to

Copies Of President Barack Obama's Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 Printed Ahead of Release

Jack Seaman Column: Time To Address Next Debt Ceiling Crisis Is Now

Our elected officials in Washington last week passed yet another hike in our nation’s debt ceiling. Actually, it isn’t even a hike, it’s a suspension of it altogether. While some Representatives are touting their “no” vote on the bill, I find no credibility in their voting “no” on a debt ceiling suspension when they voted


Heitkamp Votes For Debt Ceiling Hike, Hoeven And Cramer Vote No

Yesterday the US House passed a debt ceiling hike that, for the first time since 2009, had no other spending or policy concessions included in it. Today the Senate followed suite. In the House, Rep. Kevin Cramer voted against the hike saying he couldn’t approve of one without conditions attached. “I could not in good


Hoeven, Heitkamp Vote For Spend Now And Save Later Budget Deal

If you’ve got a fetish for bipartisanship, if you think the best of all possible outcomes is always compromise legislation, then there’s a lot to like in the Ryan-Murray budget deal the Senate just passed. North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, like Rep. Kevin Cramer in the House, voted to pass the deal.


Budget Deficit Down To Only The Fifth Highest In History

The good news is, we’re making progress on the budget deficit. Thanks to the much-maligned sequester spending reductions, spending was down $3.454 trillion in 2013, a drop of $83 billion from 2012 and $149 billion from 2011′s record $3.603 trillion. That’s still higher than every single pre-Obama budget with the exception of the last Bush-era


Shutdown Deal Solves Nothing, But You Couldn’t Tell That From The Smug Cloud Coming Out Of Washington

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com The shutdown is over, which means we can all stop pretending as though 1/5th of the federal government going on hiatus is some sort of low-level apocalypse. The deal that ended the shutdown wasn’t particularly surprising. The debt ceiling was always going to get raised. Obama and the Democrats


President Obama Says He’s Agreeable To A Short-Term Debt Limit Increase

This seems like a blink from the President who, up until now, has insisted that there would be no negotiation on the debt limit or the continuing resolution, and that the only path forward was for Republicans to pass a clean and long-term CR and debt limit hike: President Obama would accept a short-term increase