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U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp during a 2017 visit to the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Print Column: Heidi Heitkamp Must Think We’re All Very Stupid

Print Column: Heidi Heitkamp Must Think We’re All Very Stupid

MINOT, N.D.—When asked recently by The Hill newspaper whether or not she’d like former President Barack Obama to campaign for her here in North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was blunt in response. “Nope, no,” the paper quoted her as saying. Of course Heitkamp doesn’t want Obama on the campaign trail for her. When it’s an

A screenshot from a 2008 video filmed by former left wing blogger Chad Nodland who, during the 2012 election cycle, attempted to remove it from public view. In the video Heidi Heitkamp, years before her first Senate campaign, expresses strong support for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Heidi Heitkamp’s Feelings About Her Party’s Presidential Candidates Change So Often It Can Make You Dizzy

Over the holiday weekend Senator Heidi Heitkamp was asked about whether or not she’d like President Barack Obama to campaign for her here in North Dakota this election cycle. Her response was swift and firm in the negative: "Asked if she thought Obama might show up in North Dakota, Heitkamp said: 'Nope, no.'" #NDSen #NDPolhttps://t.co/j07ERY5ULr

The Great River Energy Coal Creek Station coal plant near the Falkirk mine outside of Underwood, N.D., is the largest power plant in North Dakota. Forum file photo.

Trump Replaces Obama’s Ideological Attack on Coal Power With Something More Pragmatic

The Obama administration hated coal power. The former president’s detractors referred to his policy agenda in this policy area as a “war on coal,” and that wasn’t an exaggeration. The so-called Clean Power Plan, among other policies, seemed organized more around an ideological objection to coal energy from coal than any desire for workable regulations

President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at the Cannonball Flag Day Celebration in Cannonball, N.D. on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Kevin Cederstrom/Forum News Service)

Why Is It That Democrats See Barack Obama as a Successful President?

“Barack Obama Urges Democrats to Try to Sound More Like Him in 2018,” reads a headline from Jim Geraghty at National Review today. His column touches on the rising tide of Democratic outrage politics in the Trump era, and he notes that former President Barack Obama is urging Democrats to shift their tone back to

The Harley-Davidson logo is seen on the fuel tank of a motorcycle on display at the Oakland Harley-Davidson dealership in Oakland, California, on April 14, 2017. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Trump’s Attack on Harley Davidson Sounds Like Something the Obama Administration Would Do

Recently iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson announced that they may be shifting more of their operations overseas do to the Trump administration’s trade policies – specifically announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminium – driving up the cost of manufacturing. That inspired a tirade from the President on Twitter: Early this year Harley-Davidson said they would

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp shakes the hand of President Donald Trump with other state leaders Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the Tesoro Refinery in Mandan, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Audio: In First Radio Ad Heitkamp Touts Casting “Over Half” Her Votes With Trump

A source has provided me with a copy of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s first radio ad. I’m told it’s set to hit the airwaves next week (full disclosure, I have no idea if this has been submitted to the radio station I work at or not). It’s 60 seconds long and pretty interesting stuff. Not surprisingly

Maybe Now President Obama Understands How the Pipeliners Felt?

Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I’m experiencing some schadenfreude when it comes to former President Barack Obama’s struggles to get his library built in Chicago. So far his efforts to build on the site of Chicago’s historic Jackson Park (home of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, an event probably more important than

Senator Heidi Heitkamp at Cirrus Aircrafts' celebration Tuesday, December 20 in Grand Forks, N.D. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Voting Pattern Moves Away From Democrats the Closer She Gets to Election Day

Senator Heidi Heitkamp invests a lot of time in cultivating an image of herself as a centrist. A moderate Democrat. That’s why Heitkamp is playing patty cake with President Donald Trump, a man most of her Democratic base sees as a tyrant. But Republicans, and the NDGOP specifically, tell a different story. They argue that

Federal prosecutor Christopher Myers of the U.S. Attorney's Office addresses media members about new opiate enforcement and prosecution strategies to be employed during a news conference at Fargo Police Headquarters on Monday, May 16. 2016. Nick Wagner / The Forum

Bipartisan Agreement Over North Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Is a Welcome Departure From Hyper-Partisan Obama Era

The Trump administration has asked dozens of Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys across the nation to step down, which is a routine matter for new administrations. Particularly when control of the White House switches parties. But North Dakota’s federal prosecutor is staying on the job, and the bipartisan consensus among North Dakota’s congressional delegation is that Trump

Audio: Rep. Cramer Says He Expects Trump to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline by Next Week

Congressman Kevin Cramer was on my radio show today live from Washington D.C. where he attended the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. During his speech Trump said his administration would be one of action, and apparently he wasn’t kidding. When I asked Cramer when we might see some movement from the incoming administration on

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