Tag Archives: Heidi Heitkamp

UND president Mark Kennedy answers questions during a meeting with the Grand Forks Herald Editorial Board Thursday. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Mark Kennedy Named New President of the University of Colorado

Mark Kennedy Named New President of the University of Colorado

It was a close, but the outcome wasn’t unexpected. On a party line vote, the Board of Regents voted to appoint current University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy as the new President of the University of Colorado. If you want to watch the whole, long-winded meeting you can do so here: This solves a

Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp Nick Nelson / Forum News Service file photo

Heidi Heitkamp’s New Political Project Is All About Heidi Heitkamp Maybe Running for Governor

While former Senator Heidi Heitkamp flirts with the possibility of being the new president of the University of North Dakota (she should be considered for the job if she wants it, but I’m not convinced she really wants it) she’s also launching a new political initiative aimed at helping Democratic candidates convince rural voters the

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp concedes the North Dakota senate race, at an election night event in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 6, 2018. (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Heidi Heitkamp Says She’d Consider Being President of the University of North Dakota

I wrote previously that if former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp wanted the president’s job at the University of North Dakota she should be considered for it. Of course, current UND President Mark Kennedy still has the job, even though he’s the sole finalist for a new job in Colorado. But it’s clear he’s worn out

Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), pictured here during her re-election campaign, in Rutland, N.D., Oct. 7, 2018. (Annie Flanagan/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

UND Should Absolutely Consider Heidi Heitkamp for President

One way or another, UND President Mark Kennedy is gone. “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here,” is a phrase I’m sure you’re familiar with if you’ve ever stayed until closing time at a bar. That’s pretty much where Kennedy is at. He may or may not get a new job

Print Column: Don’t Let Politicians Deflect Criticism by Playing Victim

MINOT, N.D. — The idea that President Donald Trump put Rep. Ilhan Omar in danger because he tweeted criticism of her is absurd. And yet, it’s become a talking point for Democrats up to and including certain candidates who would like to replace Trump in the White House. Trump’s criticism of Omar’s remarks about the 9/11 attacks

Frank White Bull, a Standing Rock Sioux council member, shoes his tribal identification card, complete with physical address, in North Dakota, Oct. 22, 2018. (Kristina Barker/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Maybe House Democrats Are Coming to North Dakota to Learn How Not to Suppress Native American Votes

According to the press release below, Democrats from a House subcommittee on elections will be holding a field hearing on the Standing Rock Reservation. The topic is voting. During the 2018 election cycle Democrats, and various political groups allied with them, tried to put then-Senator Heidi Heitkamp over the top by making wild claims about

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

Heidi Heitkamp’s New Job Is Working to Ratify a Trade Agreement She Once Described as “Disappointing”

According to this report from National Public Radio’s White House correspondent Tamara Keith, former Senator Heidi Heitkamp has a new gig. She’s joining an advocacy group which is backing the USMCA, the trade deal the Trump administration negotiated with Canada and Mexico to replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Former Democratic Senator @HeidiHeitkamp

Senator Kevin Cramer speaks during floor debate on the "green new deal." Screencapture via video provided by Cramer's office

Video: The Koch Brothers Sure Did Senator Kevin Cramer a Favor When They Opposed His Candidacy

Railing against the “Koch brothers” is a staple of left-wing politics. To hear them tell it, Republicans are just marionettes whose strings are pulled by the Kochs and their various political enterprises. In fact, just yesterday during floor debate over so-called “green new deal” legislation Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat and a co-sponsor of that

Former North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Hilary Swift/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Heitkamp’s Strange Explanation for Her Election Loss, and Smith Talks About Error in Tax Revenue Distribution to State Funds

On today’s Plain Talk podcast, what’s with former Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s strange explanation for why she lost her election last year? Also, Jodi Smith from the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands talks about what some are saying is an error in how oil tax revenues were distributed to state funds. Lawmakers are working on

Heidi Heitkamp: I Lost Because of Hillary Clinton and Because I Was Branded as a Democrat

A popular pastime for politicians looking to fill time after losing an election is to come up explanations for their loss that deflect blame from themselves. As an example, former North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp recently took away from her new gig writing deep-as-a-puddle retirement advice articles to blame her party affiliation and Hillary Clinton