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File photo of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) during her 2018 re-election campaign. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Heidi Heitkamp Rails Against “Ultra-Conservative” Judges, but She Voted for Most of Them

Heidi Heitkamp Rails Against “Ultra-Conservative” Judges, but She Voted for Most of Them

Since I write about politics for a living I end up on a lot of political email lists. I also have a lot of political emails forwarded to me. Which I don’t mind since it allows me to kind of monitor the zeitgeist of campaign messaging in a given moment. Today a reader forwarded me

Print Column: If Democrats Want to Re-Elect Trump, They Should Impeach Kavanaugh

MINOT, N.D. — I’m not a very demonstrative person. Still, I laughed right out loud when I read the excuse House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) had for not pursuing the impeachment against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. I scared my dog, Molly, even. “We have our hands full with impeaching the president right

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 5, 2018. He has denied the allegations. (Erin Schaff/ Copyright 2018 The New York Times).

Democrats and the News Media Undermine Their Own Case Against Trump Once Again

There are plenty of reasons to be critical of President Donald Trump, from valid critiques of his policies to the disappointment we should all feel for how he comports himself while holding our most prominent elected office. Unfortunately, valid criticism of Trump very often gets undermined by shoddy reporting and vapid sensationalism. We had another

Sen. Al Franken got a "sweet" payoff when North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp made good on a friendly wager the two made before April's Frozen Four semi-final hockey game between the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of North Dakota. Photo and Caption via Franken's Senate Office

The “One Decision” Heidi Heitkamp Would Take Back Isn’t Outing Sexual Assault Survivors but Calling on Al Franken to Resign

I’m certain that former Senator Heidi Heitkamp has a lot to regret these days. Not winning her re-election campaign last year is no doubt one of them, but you’d think she’d be regretful about things less self-serving than that too. Like her campaign’s outing of sexual assault survivors, perhaps. Or her state political party’s efforts

U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp (D) debates Kevin Cramer (R) on Friday, Oct. 26, at North Dakota State University. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Out of State Activists Offered Plane Tickets on Social Media to Campaign for Heitkamp in North Dakota

When news broke earlier this month of Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s gusher of out-of-state campaign contributions, earned thanks to her vote against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh despite polls showing North Dakotans wanted him confirmed, the response I heard most from people was this: “How is she going to spend it all?” It’s a fair point.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) during a hearing about homeland threats before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with leadership of Homeland Security, the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 10, 2018. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Connie Krapp: Heitkamp and Collins, Heart Over Head?

This guest post was submitted by Connie Krapp, a Jamestown resident who worked for a North Dakota electric cooperative for 22 years. Sunday night on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” two female senators, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Maine Sen. Susan Collins, were interviewed about their votes on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The path

Podcast: Cramer Says Polling Lead Has Him Fighting “Complacency” in Campaign, NRA Says Kavanaugh Vote Drew Them to Oppose Heitkamp

On the radio show today, NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen said it was Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s vote against appointing Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court which drew them to endorse in the North Dakota Senate race. “WE were kind of laying low in this race,” she told me, but when Heitkamp voted against Kavanaugh “that sealed

Print Column: The Left Wants to Marginalize States Like North Dakota in National Politics

MINOT, N.D. — As Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court over the weekend mobs of angry protesters sowed chaos in our nation’s capital. For the sin of not treating uncorroborated accusations as gospel, these left wing activists promised they are going to take the gloves off. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot, along with

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who is seeking re-election in November, in Rutland, N.D., Oct. 7, 2018. In North Dakota and other farm states, the partisan divide over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has nationalized the fight for the Senate, elating Republicans and worrying Democrats. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Report: As Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp Didn’t Push for Prosecution of Sexual Assault and Abuse in the 1990’s

A bit of a bombshell from Fox News this morning: North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp did not push to prosecute individuals responsible for physical and sexual abuse of students when she was the state’s Attorney General, with one accused school employee subsequently sexually assaulting a child. Heitkamp, who served as the North Dakota’s attorney general

Signs outside of Rutland, N.D., Oct. 7, 2018. In North Dakota and other farm states, the partisan divide over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has nationalized the fight for the Senate, elating Republicans and worrying Democrats. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

How Can Heitkamp’s Vote Against Kavanaugh Be Both Politically Risky and the Right Vote for North Dakota?

There’s no question that the debate over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has put Senator Heidi Heitkamp in some hot political water. As I wrote in my Sunday print column, it was tanking her re-election chances even before the Senator announced she’d be voting against his confirmation. So it’s no

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