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Heidi Heitkamp’s Political Allies Hire Actors to Play Stereotypical “Cranky” and “Trusting” North Dakotans With Accents

Heidi Heitkamp’s Political Allies Hire Actors to Play Stereotypical “Cranky” and “Trusting” North Dakotans With Accents

Priorities USA is a Super PAC founded by Barack Obama campaign alumni which supported the Obama campaign in 2012 as well as the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016. They’ve gotten involved in the 2018 election campaign by running ads attacking Congressman Kevin Cramer. You’ve probably seen the ad being promoted on Facebook: Here’s one version

Former West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen appears in a campaign ad for Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Bizarro World: Democratic Senate Incumbent Heidi Heitkamp Uses Self-Described Trump Voter to Defend Her Record on Border Security

You can always tell when a political campaign has landed a punch when they inspire a television rebuttal from the other side. And what a strange world we’re living in when a Democratic incumbent like Senator Heidi Heitkamp is using a Trump voter to defend her voting record. A tacit acknowledgement from Democrats of how

President Donald Trump meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018. (Doug Mills/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)

President Trump Embarrassed Us All in Helsinki

As someone who didn’t vote for President Trump, and who expected that he’d lose to Hillary Clinton in 2016, I’ve come to make my peace with the Trump administration. I largely tune out the President’s antics and instead focus on his policies which I mostly support. But the President’s performance in Helsinki was a disaster.

Soybeans along U.S. Highway 212 in the Henry, S.D., area on June 1, 2018. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service

Here’s Something Everyone Seems to Be Overlooking in the (Mostly) Political Hysteria Over Soybeans

President Trump has kicked off a trade war with China. There’s no disputing that. That said trade war with China has implications for American businesses who sell a lot of stuff to China. Notably, for our part of the world, soybean farmers. It’s also true that hysteria over the soybean markets serves the political ends

Screenshot of a video ad from the Cramer campaign

New Cramer Ad Features President Trump Riding Herd on Senator Heidi Heitkamp

On social media, North Dakota Democrats are still promoting their U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp as a close ally of President Donald Trump: MUST READ – Inforum: Zaleski: Trump likes Heidi more than Kevin #NDSEN #ndpol https://t.co/7eKM7ApGbX — ND Dem-NPL (@nddemnpl) July 11, 2018 But in a new ad Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign uses footage

Dave Owen, middle, chairman of the North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Initiative, celebrtaes a high-five with volunteer Becky Muhs-Rettig inside the Secretary of State's office at the state Capitol on July 9 in Bismarck. More than a dozen volunteers filed into the room to submit the more than 18,000 petition signatures to Jaeger's office. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Mark Friese: Ballot Measure Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Has “Substantial Flaws”

This guest post was submitted by Fargo defense attorney Mark Friese of the Vogel Law Firm. Decriminalization of marijuana is in sight. Congratulations to Legalize ND and their legion of support, including student organizations, and countless individuals from a wide range of political and professional backgrounds. Without funding, getting an initiated measure on the ballot

Gale McCray, 74, of Fort Worth, Texas, holds his sign protesting President Trump on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the intersection of Main Avenue and Second Street, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Don’t Blame Trump for Fargo Rally Costs Unless You’re Also Willing to Blame Anti-Trump Protesters

Kudos to Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney for requesting quantification for the expenses related to President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Fargo. Now that law enforcement officials have had the chance to add the numbers up, we learn that the visit cost about $104,000. I suspect that figure is a little bloated. According to Helmut Schmidt’s

Print Column: It’s Time for North Dakota to Legalize Pot

MINOT, N.D.—This week organizers of a ballot measure aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana turned in an estimated 18,700 signatures to the secretary of state’s office. By law they needed less than 14,000 to qualify for the November ballot. Barring some unforeseen problems with the petitions this issue will be before North Dakota voters in the

Podcast: The Arguments for and Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

David Owen from Legalize ND joined me on the radio show today to talk about his group’s ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana which will likely be qualified for the ballot in November. Also Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser talks about why the law enforcement community opposes legalization. Here’s the full audio fo the show: