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President Donald Trump speaks with Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, Kathryn Helgaas on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Fargo Air National Guard Base ahead of his rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Forum

Amid Scandal and a Push for Impeachment North Dakota’s Top Elected Officials Join Trump’s Re-Election Campaign

Amid Scandal and a Push for Impeachment North Dakota’s Top Elected Officials Join Trump’s Re-Election Campaign

There were some headlines earlier this week about incumbent President Donald Trump losing some popularity in North Dakota ahead of the 2020 election year. That was according to one poll, anyway, and I’m dubious of its findings for several reasons. Still, scandal has enveloped the Trump administration, and there is an ardent for impeachment in

President Donald Trump speaks during a 2018 rally in Duluth, Minn. Forum News Service file photo

As Democrats Pursue Impeachment They Should Promise to Let Trump Run for Re-Election

I don’t think the House of Representatives is actually going to impeach President Trump. I could be wrong, but as we approach another election year, I suspect certain political realities are going to set in. Impeachment isn’t nearly as popular with the broader electorate as it is among Democrats even amid the revelations about Trump’s

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Says He “Can’t Tell You How Much Time” Democrats Have “Wasted” on Impeachment

“I can’t tell you how much time we’ve wasted on this.” That’s what Congressman Kelly Armstrong had to say of the latest push from Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump. He said the current controversy, with accusations that Trump pursued an untoward arrangement with the leader of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden

Rep. Ruth Buffalo, D-Fargo Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Socialist State Lawmaker May Be Considering a Challenge to Republican Congressman Kelly Armstrong

It’s fall in an odd-numbered year, and that means we need to start thinking about who may and may not be running for elected office in this election cycle. I’ll be honest with you, the news on that front is a little slow in North Dakota, owing mostly to the dominance of the NDGOP and

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) gestures during an exchange with former Vice President Joe Biden, left, about his opposition to school busing as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) looks on during the Democratic presidential debate in Miami on Thursday night, June 27, 2019. Doug Mills / ©2019 The New York Times

Should There Be an Age Limit for Holding Elected Office?

Former President Jimmy Carter, 95 years old next month, was asked during a recent town hall at the Carter Center in Atlanta whether he would consider running for president again. Carter was defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1980 after serving only one term in office. He is technically eligible to run again, and indeed former

Screenshot of a filing with the FEC for a campaign committee named the Order of the Mantic Syndicate

What Is the Order of the Mantic Syndicate and Why Is It Running for the United States House?

According to a recent filing with the FEC, a Williston man named Matthew Austin Gullo is running for the United States House of Representatives. He isn’t affiliating himself with a political party at this point, but on his statement of candidacy form he indicates a campaign committee called (rather disjointedly) Friends of Committee Elect Matthew

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) listens to Michael Cohen testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 27, 2019. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: North Dakotans Are Too Pessimistic About Economic Mobility

A recent Harvard Study found that while North Dakotans are almost the most pessimistic people in the country when it comes to economic mobility (the ability of people to improve their economic situation over their lifetimes), the state actually sees more economic mobility than any other. Why the disconnect? Also, Congressman Kelly Armstrong takes listener

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019. (Sarah Silbiger/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: Trump Says So-Called “Fake News” Is “Dangerous” and “Not Free Speech” but He’s Absolutely Wrong

“I don’t think that the mainstream media is free speech either, because it’s so crooked, it’s so dishonest. So to me, free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposely write bad, to me that’s very dangerous speech, and you become angry at it,” President Donald Trump said at the recent

Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Plain Talk: “Democrats Are Finally Acknowledging There’s a Crisis at the Border” Says Armstrong

“I think we should all be happy that Democrats are finally acknowledging there’s a crisis at the border.” That’s what Congressman Kelly Armstrong said in response to a question about a group of Congressional Democrats visiting the southern border. Armstrong also answered questions about the 4th of July and Robert Mueller’s upcoming testimony. Also, the

Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong Says Elizabeth Warren May Pose Biggest Threat to Trump’s Re-Election

Now that the Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 have debated, which of the candidates stands out to North Dakota’s at-large Congressman? “Elizabeth Warren probably made up the most ground,” Rep. Kelly Armstrong said. He added that the Democrats, with their very large field of candidates, actually handled their debates “a little better

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