NEW PLATEAUS Election Reflection: Why We Voted the Way We Did
The either/or (Republican or Democrat) aspect of U.S. elections provide voters with the fewest of options. Yet with so many issues to consider, it hardly seems like two is enough.
It also makes it di... Posted on 11/13/12 at 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON — Republicans warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama's second-term agenda would bring more tax increases and escalate deficit spending, vowing that they would guard against Washington-centric policies and help middle-class families rebound from years of tepid economic growth.
BISMARCK — A Republican-backed measure aimed at closing loopholes enjoyed by oil companies in exchange for lower tax rates in North Dakota could hurt future funding for such things as schools and state employees, education and public worker groups lawmakers were told Tuesday.
WEST FARGO — The governor supports a stricter drunken driving law. The attorney general does too. And the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Kim Koppelman of West Fargo, plans to introduce the bill that would make North Dakota the 16th state to impose mandatory jail time on first-time DUI offenders.
BOSTON — Mitt Romney’s shadow looms over a Republican Party in disarray.
The face of the GOP for much of the last year, the failed presidential candidate has been a virtual ghost since his defeat Nov. 6. He has quietly weathered the fallout of the campaign from the seclusion of his Southern California home, emerging only momentarily for a private lunch at the White House with President Barack Obama on Thursday.
BISMARCK — Come January, North Dakota U.S. Rep. Rick Berg won’t have a job or hold a public office for the first time in almost three decades. In an election where control of the U.S. Senate was thought to be at stake, the freshman Republican congressman gambled on winning an open seat and lost.
Representative-elect Alan Fehr, R-Dickinson, will join incumbent Mike Schatz, R-New England, in representing District 36 in North Dakota’s State Legislature. Fehr came away with 26 percent of the vote and Schatz captured 33 percent, according to the North Dakota Secretary of State.
Republican candidates for office, from left, Gov. Jack Dalrymple; Kirsten Baesler campaign manager Annette Tait; Baesler, who is running for North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., who is running for the U.S. Senate, gather at the Republican headquarters on Saturday evening for a victory rally.
GRAND FORKS — The major-party candidates for North Dakota’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives present a choice between the legacy of the state’s powerful retired senator or a fixture of Republican government here.
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