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Sen. John Hoeven checks out the simulation lab at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences during a tour Wednesday, July 5, 2017. At left is School of Medicine & Health Sciences employee Kristen Petersen. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Podcast: Senator Hoeven Says Trump “Certainly” Deserves Nobel Prize if Korean Peninsula Is “Denuclearized”

Podcast: Senator Hoeven Says Trump “Certainly” Deserves Nobel Prize if Korean Peninsula Is “Denuclearized”

Senator John Hoeven wasn’t quite ready to endorse President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize just yet, as his fellow North Dakota Republican Kevin Cramer has done, but he did say that the President could be worthy of it. “If he can denuclearize the Korean peninsula then certainly,” Hoeven said. I also spoke to

Mary Wakefield, who served in the Obama administration as acting deputy secretary of health and human Services, cheers on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at Saturday's Democratic convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Poll: Heitkamp Approval Has Gone From 60 Percent to 47 Percent Over Last Four Quarters

According to new polling released by Morning Consult, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp has seen a significant drop in her approval numbers as she begins what will likely be the toughest re-election campaign of her political career. Not only did the Senator see a nine point drop in her net approval rating in the first quarter

Trump Signs Heitkamp’s Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation, but It May Do More Harm Than Good

Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s staff is touting the fact that President Donald Trump signed legislation she sponsored which supposedly cracks down on human trafficking: .@HeidiHeitkamp getting results for North Dakota. #NDSen #NDPol https://t.co/fkG8Ad8I3l — Sean Higgins (@smhigg) April 11, 2018 North Dakota’s other Senator, Republican John Hoeven, also voted for the bill. The legislation is called

Podcast: Live From the NDGOP Convention

I broadcast my radio show live from the NDGOP state convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, sponsored by First International Bank & Trust. I spoke to Congressman Kevin Cramer and NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg about the convention and upcoming campaign season. Senator John Hoeven joined, saying the number of delegates registered for the

Ron Ness: BLM Rule Enables Waste Rather Than Preventing It

This guest post was submitted by Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. It’s now been nearly one year since the United States Senate had the opportunity to rescind an Obama-era regulation that aimed to prevent venting and flaring on public and tribal lands. In reality, this rule targeted North Dakota and the

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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

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Ouch: Senator Heitkamp Sees an 11 Point Drop in Her Approval Polling

According to the latest polling from Morning Consult, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has seen a big drop in her approval numbers among North Dakota voters, though her net approval number is still relatively strong +17. Troubling for the incumbent, however, is that she lost 7 points in approval among self-described independents and 14 points among Republicans.

Podcast: That Blue Alert Thing, Legislative Candidate Kristin Roers, and Senator John Hoeven

Is the Government going to shut down tonight? “I hope not,” Senator John Hoeven told me on today’s radio show. He made a really good point about the Democratic filibuster of legislation to keep the government running. What, exactly, is in the bill that they don’t like? Are they really willing to shut down the

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Tax Reform Bill Will Probably Mean Lower Utility Bills for Many North Dakotans

Here’s some interesting news from the Public Service Commission. News which undermines the talking points we’ve been getting from the left about how Republican-backed tax reform won’t help the average citizen. Regulators will be making a decision today on whether or not to investigate the potential impact of tax reform legislation passed just before the

Judge Wade L. Webb Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Fargo Judge Wade Webb “on the Short List” to Be Nominated to Federal Bench

Earlier this year Judge Ralph Erickson was appointed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals by President Donald Trump. Erickson had been serving as the United States District Court Judge for the District of North Dakota since 2003 when he was appointed by George W. Bush. Erickson’s appointment to the appeals court was approved overwhelmingly

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