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South Dakota GOP Proves They Only Care About Unborn Women

Cathy Reisenwitz | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Cathy Reisenwitz

It'll be a wonderful day when South Dakota's GOP legislators value the lives of their daughters once they've exited the womb as much as they do when they're still in it.

John Celock

Some States Requiring Some Married Couples To Be Treated As Singles

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

While the Internal Revenue Service plans to allow same-sex married couples to file joint federal tax returns, not every state will be following suit. ...

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North Dakota Cities Look To Ban Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

While the North Dakota Legislature defeated a bill to ban LGBT discrimination statewide earlier this year, cities in the state are taking steps to add...

John Celock

'You Are Robbing Timmy To Pay Johnny'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in North Dakota wants to direct funds to provide milk for low-income students, but Democrats say that he may end up hurting...

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Lawmakers Take Steps To Protect Drone Economies

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

The introduction of legislation Wednesday to ban drone use in Kansas has raised concerns over the potential impact of a ban on the state's economy, a ...

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State Lawmakers Allow Anti-Gay Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled North Dakota state Senate rejected legislation Thursday that would have made it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orie...

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Republicans In Two State Legislatures Vote Against Subsidized Lunch And Milk Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Republicans in the North Dakota and Vermont state Legislatures on Tuesday voted against subsidizing lunch or milk for school children. The North Da...

Judge Blocks Controversial Election Day Ban

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

A federal judge blocked North Dakota on Wednesday from enforcing its century-old ban on all Election Day campaigning, a law that critics have called u...

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Republicans In North Dakota: We 'Make Decisions Of The Future Of This State'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Dakota Republicans have sent mail to voters in legislative districts across the eastern part of the state saying that only Republi...

GOP Candidate Accused Of Misusing Private Plane

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

State Democrats are accusing the campaign of Rep. Rick Berg, the Republican candidate for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, of not properly paying for ...

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Another State's Legislators Asked To Ban 'Home Abortion Kits'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

A national anti-abortion group's questionnaire to Kansas legislative candidates asking them to ban "home abortion kits" has been sent to state legisla...

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Catholic Bishop Urges Not Voting For 'Likable Candidate'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Roman Catholic bishop of Bismarck, N.D., David Kagan, is being accused by a Democratic state senator of urging parishioners how to vo...

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Group Targets 'Unconstitutional' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

A conservative group that helped lead the legal battle that would eventually allow for the creation of super PACs is now working to overturn North Dak...

Bachmann Donor's Super PAC Drops Illegal Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

A Republican super PAC in Vermont with ties to a Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann donor has pulled two ads using the state seal that a Vermont official ...

Chris Christie Criticizes Brother Of Democratic Senate Candidate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is under attack from North Dakota Democrats after criticizing talk show host Joel Heitkamp, the brother of Democrat...

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Frat Boy Candidate Vows Correction

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A Republican state legislative candidate in North Dakota, who is also a college fraternity member, blamed a miscommunication with a graphi...

Dem Says She 'Stood Up To' Obama

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, Heidi Heitkamp, is saying in a new ad that she "stood up to" President Barack Obama. H...

Dems Challenge GOP Mapping Skills

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

North Dakota Democrats are criticizing the state's Republican Congressman Rick Berg over claims he supported expanding Highway 2 from two lanes to fou...

Senate Candidate Takes To Want Ads

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee in North Dakota's competitive U.S. Senate race is taking to the want ads. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp is criticizing Republican ...

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Failing Grade Leads To State 'Cleanse'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

New York politics is going through an ethics "cleanse" after receiving a failing grade in ethics enforcement earlier this year and a string of politic...

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Dem Lawmakers Want To Stop 'Embarrassing', 'Abysmal' Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

A pair of Democratic lawmakers in North Dakota are pushing to establish ethics safeguards -- again -- following a March report that gave the state a f...

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Gun Control 'Little Support' Following Aurora

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Several Democrats from more conservative states say they don't see a rise in demand for new gun control laws following the deadly shootings...

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Misconduct 'Poster Child' Promote Ethics Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who went to prison after pleading guilty to a series of corruption crimes, stressed the need for ethics in gove...

N.D. Republicans Tweet Link To Website Paid For By Opponent

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

On Monday afternoon, a Twitter account operated by the North Dakota Republican Party tweeted out a link intended to bolster Rep. Rick Berg's (R-N.D.) ...

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Kennedy Baby Boom?

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Gwyneth Paltrow had Apple, Madonna had Lourdes and now a new name may be trending for the daughters of the nation's young elected officials. The n...