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U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Cramer (R) debates Heidi Heitkamp (D) on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at North Dakota State University. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

It Sure Seems Like Senator Kevin Cramer Is Throwing Shade at His Predecessor Heidi Heitkamp Over Delaying Senate Confirmations

It Sure Seems Like Senator Kevin Cramer Is Throwing Shade at His Predecessor Heidi Heitkamp Over Delaying Senate Confirmations

North Dakota got some good news on Senate nominations this week. Last month I wrote in a print column that North Dakota was just months away from having no full-time federal judges. This week we learned that Grand Forks attorney Peter Welte has been scheduled for a confirmation hearing this week. Also, North Dakota hasn’t

Oh, the humanity

Joel Heitkamp’s Ratings Problems Are Very, Very Real

Last week I wrote a post about the ratings problems talk show host Joel Heitkamp is facing. Today my colleague, former Heitkamp employee Mike McFeely, has a column suggesting I got it all wrong. “His thesis was that despite Joel’s sister being a statewide story every day as she ran a U.S. Senate campaign to

Joel Heitkamp, left, along with his sister former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Forum News Service file photo

Despite Heidi Heitkamp on the Ballot, Joel Heitkamp’s Radio Station Lost 14 Percent in Ratings During Campaign Season

When you’re in the business of providing politically-themed content your audience can be very tied to the election cycle. During campaign season your audience peaks, after campaign season it falls off. Which is frustrating because the point of campaigning is deciding who gets to make policy, and you’d think voters might want to stay tuned

U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.

The Butt Hurt Over Senator Cramer Backing Savanna’s Act Is Just More Ugly Partisanship From Heitkamp Supporters

If you’re a Democrat, and a Republican comes out in favor of a piece of policy you support, shouldn’t that make you happy? It should, but sadly in our bitterly partisan environment, there are plenty who eschew progress in favor of petty political recrimination. One recent and local example of this is the opposition from

Plain Talk: RNC Spokesperson Talks Shutdown and State of the Union

RNC National Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany joins Plain Talk today to explain what the government shutdown did and did not accomplish, whether President Trump lost his leverage by re-opening the government, and the politics around the State of the Union address. Also, North Dakota state agencies try to kill bills they don’t like with fiscal notes,

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) talks to voters at AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 5, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Heitkamp to North Dakota: It’s Ironic You Rubes Didn’t Vote for Me

Now comes the time in erstwhile Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s political career when she works with sympathetic media allies to try and rewrite the history of her fall from elected office. The Senator did an interview with my colleague Mike McFeely – a former employee of her brother’s – and in it suggested there is “great

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, left, and Rep. Kevin Cramer shake hands at the conclusion of the U.S. Senate candidate debate Thursday, Oct. 18, in Bismarck. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Experiment Shows Republican Emails Far More Likely to Be Filtered as Spam

There has been a lot of talk about ideological bias in the tech world, but most of that has centered on social media platforms. But what if your email service’s spam filter were far more likely to hit emails sent from right-of-center candidates and groups than their counterparts on the left? IMGE is a digital

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) talks to voters at AFL-CIO House of Labor in Bismarck, N.D., Nov. 5, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Reminder: North Dakota Democrats Also Attempted “Russian Tactics” During Election

“As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race, according to people familiar with the effort and a report on its results,” the New York Times reports. What were these tactics? The project’s operators

President Donald Trump meets with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), not pictured, at the White House in Washington, Dec. 11, 2018.In an extraordinarily public altercation with Democratic congressional leaders, Trump vowed here to block full funding for the government if they refused his demand for a wall, saying he was “proud to shut down the government for border security.” (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

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

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