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President Donald Trump signs a sweeping tax bill in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 22, 2017. Trump signed the bill on Friday that Republicans promise will benefit the middle class, despite warnings from Democrats that the new law could be harmful to the country. (Doug Mills/The New York Times Copyright 2017)

North Dakotans Could Enjoy an Additional $33.8 Million in Savings Thanks to the Trump Tax Cuts

North Dakotans Could Enjoy an Additional $33.8 Million in Savings Thanks to the Trump Tax Cuts

I had to laugh a bit when I saw this headline over my colleague John Hageman’s piece about the impact of federal tax reform on state-level revenues. “ND tax office expects revenue hit from new tax law, but top legislators don’t plan on changes,” is the headline, and while it’s certainly true the Republican-backed tax

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Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks at a 2015 rally for Hillary Clinton in Washington D.C.

Heidi Heitkamp’s Presidential Candidate Thinks North Dakotans Are Backward

Back in 2015, at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Washington D.C., North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp endorsed Hillary Clinton for president alongside a dozen other female Democrat members of the Senate. You can watch CSPAN’s video of the event here. But Heitkamp was a Clinton backer long before then.  She signed a letter urging Hillary Clinton to

(Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)
North Dakota Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Poll: Senator Heitkamp Losing to Generic Republican Candidate, Trump Approval at 60 Percent Among North Dakotans

The folks at Axios have new polling out today showing Senator Heidi Heitkamp losing when matched up with a generic Republican candidate. The polling (see all the questions here) shows the incumbent Democratic Senator, listed by NBC News as the most vulnerable Senate Democrat in the nation, at 57 percent approval: But as you can

Former state Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider announced his bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in Grand Forks on Tuesday. (Herald photo/Sam Easter)

“I’D Be Honored to Work With President Trump” Says North Dakota Democrat Running for the House

One of the most interesting things to observe in North Dakota politics is just how far the state’s Democrats must journey away from the positions of the national counterparts in order to win elections here. “I’d be honored to work with President Trump,” Mac Schneider, a former state lawmaker who lost re-election in 2016, said

President Donald Trump participates in a discussion that included survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 21, 2018. “We’re going to do something about this horrible situation,” Trump said at the event's outset, adding that his administration would be “very strong on background checks.” (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers Is Kind of Dumb

Pressed for a solution to mass shootings, President Donald Trump has said he’d like to see armed teachers in our schools. Which is kind of dumb. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against guns in schools. Making our nation’s K-12 schools and campuses “gun free zones” don’t make them safer. They make them targets. I’d

Congressman Kevin Cramer and his wife Kris Cramer.

Sources: Trump Has Contacted Cramer at Least Three Times Urging a Senate Run

Late last week I broke a story about Congressman Kevin Cramer reconsidering entrance into the U.S. Senate race. Since then I’ve had reports from numerous sources saying the Congressman is under an intense amount of pressure to run. According to a source close to the Cramer campaign, President Donald Trump has been in contact with

President Donald Trump speaks Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the Andeavor Refinery in Mandan, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Donald Trump’s Approval at 53 Percent in North Dakota

In November of 2016 voters in North Dakota overwhelmingly cast their ballots for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, 62.9 percent to 27.3 percent. Just a few months later, in January of 2017, the folks at Morning Consult measured Trump’s approval/disapproval numbers in North Dakota at 56 percent/33 percent. Now, a year later in January of

President Donald Trump meets with members of his Cabinet, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 10, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018)

For Democrats Bashing Donald Trump Is Apparently More Important Than Their Policy Agenda

In the Washington Post today Marc Thiessen has a column that, while condemning President Trump’s alleged “sh*thole” comments (and acknowledging there is a dispute over whether he said them), rightly points out that Democrats seem to have some really poor priorities. They apparently think scoring petty political points against the President is more important than meaningful

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In Deleted Tweet Head of North Dakota Education/Public Worker Group Calls Trump a “Racist” and “Liar”

North Dakota United is an umbrella organization for the state’s combined teacher and public worker unions. Nick Archuleta is the head of that group, and in a now-deleted tweet he referred to President Donald Trump as a liar and a racist: This isn’t the first time Archuleta has gone after Trump on Twitter. This January

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks to reporters at the White House on June 2, 2017. (Al Drago/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)

EPA’s Payroll on Track to Be Cut in Half by the End of Trump’s Term in Office

While the national political press debates about President Donald Trump’s competency, and the possibility of Oprah as President, the Trump administration itself keeps chugging along. At the EPA, in particular, where Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced that the agency is already down to Reagan-era levels of employment and is on track to cut its payroll