Tag Archives: John Hoeven

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A guard stands by as inmates at the North Dakota State Penitentiary walk between cell units in Bismarck. (MIKE McCLEARY, Bismarck Tribune)

‘Build More Jails’ Is Not a Sustainable Solution to the Drug Addiction Problem

‘Build More Jails’ Is Not a Sustainable Solution to the Drug Addiction Problem

There is a significant debate in North Dakota right now circling around prison overcrowding and how we treat drug abuse in the criminal justice system. Some including Leann Bertsch, director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections, want put more emphasis on addiction treatment instead of incarceration. Others, unfortunately, seem to like the status quo.

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What’s Good for Senator Hoeven Is Good for Senator Heitkamp

In their editorial today the Grand Forks Herald calls on Senator John Hoeven to speak out about Donald Trump. What occasioned the editorial is criticism from Hoeven’s opponent this election year, Democratic candidate Eliot Glassheim, accusing the incumbent of an only tepid endorsement of his party’s controversial and divisive presidential candidate. (You can listen to my

Sen. John Hoeven speaks Monday during a press conference announcing that Midcontinent Communications is bringing gigabit Internet speeds to its customers in the Northern Plains, including the Fargo-Moorhead area
Sen. John Hoeven speaks during a press conference announcing that Midcontinent Communications is bringing gigabit Internet speeds to its customers in the Northern Plains, including the Fargo-Moorhead area

Man Arrested After Making Online Death Threats to Senators Including John Hoeven

According to Politico, a man has been arrested for making death threats to Republican Senators after the terror attack in Orlando. Among the Senators threatened was North Dakota’s own John Hoeven: A Virginia man tried to obtain a firearm via Twitter correspondence after tweeting death threats to multiple U.S. senators, court documents filed Monday alleged. Kyler

Legislation which nearly passed in the United States Senate would give the federal government authority to access information about browsing history and other online communications without a warrant.

Hoeven, Heitkamp Vote for Legislation to Give FBI Access to Your Browsing History Without a Warrant

“Privacy-minded senators on Wednesday blocked an amendment that would give the FBI power to take internet records, including browser histories and email metadata, without a court order,” U.S. News reports. The legislation was Senate amendment 4787 to HR 2578, introduced by Senator John McCain. It got majority support among the Senators, but failed cloture by a

Eliot Glassheim thanks the crowd for celebrating his achievements on Saturday, May 02, 2015, at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)
Eliot Glassheim thanks the crowd for celebrating his achievements on Saturday, May 02, 2015, at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

UPDATED: Democratic Senate Candidate Eliot Glassheim Hasn’t Filed FEC Reports

See updates below Yesterday I wrote about the financial disclosures in North Dakota’s at-large House race between incumbent Republican Kevin Cramer and Democratic challenger Chase Iron Eyes. Cramer is in strong fiscal position, as you would expect an incumbent to be. Iron Eyes, unfortunately, ended the reporting period with more debt than cash. This morning

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks to the podium at a press event at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks to the podium at a press event at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Stenehjem Joins Hoeven And Dalrymple In Fence Sitting On Donald Trump

American politics generally, and Republican politics specifically, are at something of a crossroads right now. There is a shift afoot, I think, driven by Donald Trump and I don’t think it behooves any politician to try and sit on the fence as it happens. Besides, Trump isn’t exactly the sort of candidate who elicits ambivalence.

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Senator John Hoeven, left, and Governor Jack Dalrymple, right.

Profiles In Courage: North Dakota Leaders Kinda, Sorta Support Trump

Donald Trump is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party. Trump, I don’t need to tell you readers, is a hugely controversial figure and it puts Republicans in a tough spot. Do they endorse Trump as their nominee, along with all the ugly things he’s said and done, or do they oppose him? Or

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U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (ND) speaks with reporters after the weekly party caucus luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 23, 2015. REUTERS

Survey: John Hoeven Is America’s 3rd Most Popular Senator, Heidi Heitkamp Ranks 61st

Back in 2012, after a vicious campaign against Republican Rick Berg, Heidi Heitkamp won election to the U.S. Senate with just barely 50 percent of the vote. Heitkamp got 50.24 percent of the vote, to be exact. Since then the narrative her supporters have tried to promote is one that has her getting more popular

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Senator John Hoeven Endorses Wayne Stenehjem For Governor

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s gubernatorial campaign has announced an endorseemnt from former governor, and current U.S. Senator, John Hoeven: I wasn’t sure that Hoeven would even endorse in this race, and it’s not immediately clear what impact it’ll have on voters. On one hand, you’d kind of expect Hoeven to endorse Stenehjem if anyone. The two

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