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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

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

Congressman Kevin Cramer

Rep. Kevin Cramer on Media Bias Questions: “I Just Want to Know Whether They Even Care”

Since before election day North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer has been saying he wants to do something about left wing media bias in broadcast news. That something has now taken the form of questionnaires he’s sent television broadcasters about media bias. “I just want to know whether they even care,” Cramer told me during our

Donald Trump looks on as Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck on May 26, 2016.

Audio: Congressman Cramer Says He’s Convinced There’s “Almost Nothing” to Reports of Trump Ties to Russia

“I’m convinced there’s almost nothing there.” That’s what Congressman Kevin Cramer told me during an interview earlier today referring to the swirling accusations that President Donald Trump’s campaign was in cahoots with the Russians, and that he and Trump “talked a lot” about the matter during a meeting this week before that contentious press conference.

Earl Pomeroy's Lobbying Firm Is Sticking With Putin

A couple of weeks ago I reported that former North Dakota congressman Earl Pomeroy’s lobbying firm, Alston & Bird, was working for Russians. “I am not involved in this nor was I aware of the filing.,” Pomeroy told me in an email seeking comment about the relationship. “Alston Bird has someone who has done some work

Remember When Senator Heidi Heitkamp Said "We're Trusting The Russians"

Back in September of last year, Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s love of attention from the media put the first-term Senate freshman with zero foreign policy experience in front of MSNBC’s cameras talking about the crisis in Syria (video here). Heitkamp beclowned herself, and surprised host Andrea Mitchell, when she blithely said we were trusting the Russians

Lifting America's Oil Export Ban May Be Key To Transport Safety, And Undermining Russia

A series of oil-by-rail accidents, some of them explosive and deadly, has Americans worried about the safety of oil shipments in the United States. Naturally, the attention turns to pipelines. We need to build out pipeline infrastructure such as the Keystone XL project because they are safer and more reliable than trains. The problem is

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