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North Dakota Senator elect Heidi Heitkamp (right) reacts at a rally Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Grand Forks, N.D. Grand Forks Herald photo by John Stennes

Forecast Sees Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Re-Election as a “Coin Flip”

Forecast Sees Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Re-Election as a “Coin Flip”

It’s very, very early to be talking about the 2018 election cycle, and thanks to Trump having upended conventional wisdom in American politics, forecasting outcomes is going to be harder than ever. Trump is probably going to have historically weak approval numbers for a President going into his first mid-term election, and typically a weak

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dave Wallis / The Forum

Senator Heitkamp’s Fence Sitting on Federal Flaring Rules Is Perplexing

There is a push in Congress right now to disapprove an Obama administration regulation aimed at the oil industry. The so-called “venting and flaring” rule imposed by the Bureau of Land Management is so colossally broad it impacts not just federal lands but state lands as well. This rule creates a jurisdictional quagmire, which I’m

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) arrives for a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Heidi Heitkamp’s Love/Hate Relationship With Donald Trump

UPDATE: As I wrote this news broke that Heitkamp is opposing Senator Jeff Session’s appointment as Attorney General. So add that to your calculus on her political future. Senator Heidi Heitkamp made a big stink this last week over her “no” vote on the confirmation of Trump-nominated Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Some of that was just

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks in a video posted on social media about her opposition to Trump cabinet pick Betsy DeVos.

Video: Senator Heitkamp Says She Can’t Support Trump’s Education Pick

In a video released on social media today North Dakota’s only Democrat elected to statewide office says she can’t support President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary. She expressed her point of view in a video posted on social media, saying she can’t support DeVos because supposedly the appointee would take funding away from public

Senator Heidi Heitkamp appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

Heitkamp: Trump’s “America First” Protectionism May Hamper Pipeline Projects

President Donald Trump made a lot of news yesterday when he issued executive orders intended to further the construction/completion of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects. Both of these projects are very important to North Dakota, and each faced political delays from the Obama administration. Now that political obstruction has largely been ended

Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan

Hey Byron Dorgan, if You Have to Tell Us Heidi Heitkamp Isn’t in Trouble Then She’s in Trouble

Over the weekend former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan wrote an angry letter to the Grand Forks Herald disputing that paper’s statement in an editorial that current Senator Heidi Heitkamp may be in some political hot water heading into 2018. The Herald’s editorial position isn’t at all a stretch. Heitkamp barely won election to her current and

Fargo entrepreneur and philanthropist Doug Burgum, third from right, meets with the press following his announcement for North Dakotaís gubernatorial race Jan. 14, 2016, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Let’s Start Giving Politicians Awards for Leading Instead of Winning Elections

Over the holiday weekend the Fargo Forum named Governor Doug Burgum their Person of the Year. That’s unfortunate. We need to stop treating election victories as if they were the finish line for politicians, rather than the first step in a process through which they will hopefully turn out to be good leaders. My intent here

Senator Heitkamp Says She’s “Likely” to Stay in the Senate

After weeks of speculation about whether or not President-elect Donald Trump would select her for his cabinet, Senator Heidi Heitkamp herself is throwing some cold water on the idea. Feeding a scoop to her brother’s radio station, Heitkamp says she’s likely to stay in the Senate. “I think it’s likely that that’s going to be


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