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Print Column: Heitkamp’s Angry Goodbye

Print Column: Heitkamp’s Angry Goodbye

MINOT, N.D. — This week Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said farewell with an address on the floor of the Senate. The timing was less than ideal. Delayed a week because of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, Heitkamp ended up delivering her goodbye while her fellow Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, was in

On Day of Heitkamp’s Farewell Speech, Democrat Leader in the Senate Trashes North Dakota

It’s pretty clear that Democrats don’t have much affinity for states like North Dakota. Even our liberal friends right here in North Dakota often talk about our state as though they wish they lived somewhere else. What’s kinda rare, though, is when Democrats come right out and admit this stuff. Today there was a remarkable

Why Did Heidi Heitkamp Flip-Flop on Late Term Abortions?

Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Senate campaign has a new ad out today hitting his opponent, incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, on her support for late-term abortions. It’s a provocative spot, featuring two of Kevin’s daughter’s, one of whom is visibly pregnant and says it looked like Heitkamp was celebrating the defeat of a late-term abortion ban on the

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

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

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

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

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