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FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), exits the lobby of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Dec. 2, 2016. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

Schumer Asks His Democrats to Slow Walk Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee and Heidi Heitkamp Appears to Be Listening

Schumer Asks His Democrats to Slow Walk Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee and Heidi Heitkamp Appears to Be Listening

According to this report in Politico Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is urging his caucus to sandbag the confirmation process of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “All Chuck ever says in caucus [meetings], it’s pretty well known: ‘Keep your powder dry. Don’t commit. Stay as neutral as you can, as long as

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. (Photo courtesy of Heitkamp's office)

Heitkamp’s Campaign Skirts FEC Prohibitions on Working With Third Party Political Action Groups…Again

Back in March I pointed out that Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign was skirting FEC rules prohibiting coordination between candidate campaigns and independent political action committees. These organizations are not allowed to work together. They cannot communicate with one another. But Heitkamp, like some other politicians, has found a work around. Instead of communicating with these

A screenshot from an ad created by the Senate Majority PAC to bolster Senator Heidi Heitkamp's re-election campaign. The message, research, and B-Roll video for the ad were all provided by Senator Heitkamp's campaign despite federal laws prohibiting coordination between PAC's and campaigns. YouTube

Heidi Heitkamp’s Campaign Skirts Election Laws to Coordinate With Schumer PAC Despite Previous Advocacy Against “Dark Money”

Last year Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she would be joining with Montana Democrat Jon Tester in introducing legislation to “push back against dark money in politics.” “If out-of-state billionaires want to jam North Dakota airwaves with year-round political ads, we should at least know who’s behind them,” she said in a press release about the

NRSC Hits “High Five Heidi” in New Radio Ad

It will be months before we know who the winner in North Dakota’s Senate race will be. Either Republican Kevin Cramer or Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp will be in that Senate seat come January 2019. We can declare one winner in February of 2018: Local media. The ad buys in the race are already beginning

Pulitzer Prize Winning Politifact Now Fact Checking the Mechanics of a High Five

“A headline on a North Dakota political blog wrongly said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., high-fived Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., following a controversial abortion vote,” the Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact website writes today. The blog in question is this one, and the post in question is this one headlined “Heitkamp High-Fives Schumer After Voting Against 20-Week

Senator Heidi Heitkamp gives a high-five to Senate Majority Leader Chuch Schumer Photo via C-SPAN

Video: Heitkamp High-Fives Schumer After Voting Against 20-Week Abortion Ban

Tonight the Senate held a vote on legislation which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of the pregnancy. The legislation was introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and had bi-partisan support. Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, and Bob Casey voted for the bill. For what it’s worth, polling done by the Susan B. Anthony List

Democrat Senator: We Made A Mistake With Obamacare

With Democrats finding themselves in the minority in Congress after an election day shellacking earlier this month, suddenly that whole Obamacare thing isn’t looking like such a great idea. Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare reform instead of legislation

Democrat Senator: The IRS Should Do Something About Republicans Controlling The House

And the “something” the Senator, Chuck Schumer, wants done is a crack down on all those tea party groups with their ridiculous notions about free speech: Arguing that Tea Party groups have a financial advantage after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, Schumer said the Obama administration should bypass Congress and institute new campaign

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