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President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. David Samson / The Forum David Samson

Impeachment Accomplished the Opposite of What Democrats Were Hoping For

Impeachment Accomplished the Opposite of What Democrats Were Hoping For

MINOT, N.D. — The impeachment of President Donald Trump may have been satisfying for certain hard-bitten Trump haters, but as a practical matter of politics, it has backfired on Democrats colossally. I’m not sure we’ve seen anything but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to just how wrong a move it was. From

A supporter tips his hat as President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign-style rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., on Wednesday night, June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Despite Impeachment and Scandal, Trump About as Popular as Ever With North Dakotans

A survey found that President Trump is enjoying a level of approval in our state which is pretty much identical to his vote outcome in 2016 when he earned early 63% of the North Dakota vote to Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton’s 27%. Continue reading…

President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday Dec. 17, 2019. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Guest Post: Romney and the Impeachment Vote

This guest post was submitted by Fargo-area attorney Mark Western. The impeachment trial of President Trump is now over.  It is a part of history.  The President has been acquitted on both counts.  There will be collateral damages, both in terms of the body politic as well as public trust in their institutions. Now the

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. Cohen accused President Donald Trump of an expansive pattern of lies and criminality, offering a damning portrayal of life inside the president’s orbit. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2020 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Rep. Armstrong Says FBI Officials “Perjured Themselves” and Should Face Accountability

On this episode of Plain Talk, Congressman Kelly Armstrong talks about his efforts to hold the FBI accountable for their abuse and manipulation of the FISA court. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before a committee Armstrong serves on this week, and North Dakota’s at-large congressman thinks his findings deserve more public attention.

Zach Raknerud participates in the North Dakota State Fair Parade in Minot during his 2018 campaign for the North Dakota House of Representatives Photo via Facebook

Plain Talk: Dem House Candidate Talks About His Campaign, His Issues, and Why Trump Is So Popular in North Dakota

Zach Raknerud is a young Democrat from Minot – he’s 26 years old and has been involved in state politics for the “better part of five years” – who has filed paperwork with the FEC to campaign for the U.S. House. He joined me to talk about that on this episode of Plain Talk. This

Senator Kevin Cramer Forum News Service photo

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says Impeachment Is Denying American Voters Their Power

“The president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box,” Rep. Adam Schiff, one of the members of the U.S. House chosen to present the Democrats’ case for impeachment in the U.S. Senate, said this week. “For we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won.” I asked Senator Kevin Cramer to respond

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Jesse Trelstad / Forum News Service

Republican Attorneys General Condemn Trump Impeachment, North Dakota’s Stenehjem Not Among Them

“Everything that is in that letter is legally accurate,” he said. “The only concern that I had is why are state attorneys general inserting themselves into an issue that is entrusted solely to the United States Senate? We weren’t asked to submit anything. All it will do is invite a response from the other side.”

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign-style rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Given the Alternatives, Why Wouldn’t Christians Back Trump?

Trump may be a human toothache, but every single Democratic candidate to replace him in the White House has either come out in favor of banning fracking or all but regulating it out of existence. If any of those candidates won, and made good on their campaign promise, it would be like someone hit the

Sen. Kevin Cramer-R, N.D., talks about the need to adopt tougher immigration policies in order to stop the "magnet affect" that he says attracts non-citizens to the U.S. (WDAY)

Senator Cramer Accuses “Corrupt Bureaucracy” of Leaking His Emails

A theme of the Trump era has been pitched combat between elected leaders and entrenched bureaucrats who seem resistant to the idea that they must do as those elected leaders say. Cramer’s accusation certainly fits in with that. Continue reading…