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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp shakes the hand of President Donald Trump with other state leaders Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the Tesoro Refinery in Mandan, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Poll: 42 Percent of North Dakotans Say They’re Less Likely to Vote for Heitkamp if She Opposes Trump Tax Plan

Poll: 42 Percent of North Dakotans Say They’re Less Likely to Vote for Heitkamp if She Opposes Trump Tax Plan

Will Senator Heidi Heitkamp back President Donald Trump on tax reform? Her ride on Air Force One to the President’s event in North Dakota a few weeks back made national headlines. She also reportedly attended a dinner with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at which tax reform was the topic of discussion. That Heitkamp is

Senator Heidi Heitkamp appears on CNBC on October 5, 2017.

Heidi Heitkamp Took Money From Wells Fargo PAC Just Nine Days Before Saying “Someone Should Go to Jail”

“I think somebody should go to jail,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp said during an interview with CNBC earlier this month (video at the link). “If we can start developing a level of personal responsibility of corporate leadership with the ultimate penalty being a criminal prosecution, we’ll see changes in terms of the duty to know,” she added.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dave Wallis / The Forum

Obamacare Was Driving up Premiums Even Before Trump’s Decision to Stop Paying Illegal Insurance Company Subsidies

There has been a lot of gnashing of teeth among Democrats over President Donald Trump’s executive actions last week. Specifically his decision to cut off illegal subsidies for insurance companies selling individual policies in the Obamacare exchanges. “This disheartening decision was about claiming a political win, not supporting American families,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp said in

Rep. Kevin Cramer answers questions from the Grand Forks Herald editorial board in Aug. 2016. Joshua Komer / Forum News Service

Audio: Potential Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer Says “We Have a One Chamber Problem and It’s the Senate”

Congressman Kevin Cramer joined me on my radio show yesterday for his weekly open phones segment, and responding to a caller question he ended up ripping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The caller was complaining about the lack of Republican progress on priorities like repealing Obamacare, and Cramer defended the House of Representatives pointing out

Sen. Heidi Hietkamp, D-N.D. David Samson / The Forum

Senator Heitkamp Played Politics and Ended up Giving Obama a Big Win for His Environmental Legacy

How has Senator Heidi Heitkamp managed to be the only Democrat elected on North Dakota’s statewide ballot since 2008? She invests a lot of time and energy posturing herself as a moderate who frequently dissents against the liberal orthodoxy of her fellow Democrats. A the policy area where she most often does this is energy,

Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks on the Senate floor in favor of Savanna's Act, which is legislation she named after Fargo murder victim Savanna La-Fountaine-Greywind.

Native American Males Matter Too, Senator Heitkamp

With the 2018 election cycle already in full swing it is perhaps not surprising that Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grandstanding on legislation she has named after Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a Fargo resident and Spirit Lake Sioux tribal member who was abducted and murdered earlier this year. I’m not necessarily arguing against the efficacy of the policy

Rick Berg celebrates as he and his family are followed by supporters during a rally after his speech to delegates of the North Dakota state GOP convention in 2012. Eric Hylden / Forum Communications Co.

Berg Says He Wasn’t Prepared in 2012 for Heitkamp’s Personal Attacks

Former Congressman Rick Berg has been in the news this election cycle as he’s pondering running for the U.S. Senate again. He ran in 2012, of course, after one term in the U.S. House and decades in the North Dakota House before that, but lost by just a few thousand votes to Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp appears on CNBC's "Power Lunch" show. Screencapture

Senator Heitkamp Still Taking Big Contributions From Wells Fargo Even as She Demands Jail Time

“I think somebody should go to jail,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp said during an interview with CNBC yesterday. She was referring to the Wells Fargo scandal (she also demanded jail time over the Equifax breach; she’s up for re-election so there’s demagoguery going on) which saw the banking giant’s employees enrolling millions of their customers in

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Senator Heitkamp Ranked as North Dakota’s Most Effective Leader in Congress

The Center for Effective Lawmaking – a joint endeavor between the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Vanderbilt University – has some good news for North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp as she heads into a tough re-election campaign in the 2018 cycle. According to their calculations, she ranks as the most effective

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