GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in the North Dakota Senate race. Cramer was heavily favoured going into election night since the state voted for Trump by a 35 point margin in 2016. Heitkamp tries to hit Cramer on healthcare, but may have been hurt by […]
Native American groups in North Dakota have helped provide its members more than 2,000 ID cards in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. North Dakota once had one of the most relaxed voting laws in the country, but Republican lawmakers cracked down on voting after the 2012 election. Some of […]
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota, announced Thursday that she would vote against confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The red-state Democrat was considered one of a handful of on-the-fence senators. Heitkamp voted in favour of President Trump’s last nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. One […]
President Donald Trump announced tariffs on roughly $US200 billion worth of Chinese goods will go into effect September 24. The tariffs will hit a wide range of industrial and consumer goods. The escalation of the US-China trade war drew criticism from Democrats, Republicans, and many business groups. The complaints warned […]
The Senate is fairly split after President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. A couple of Republicans could rebuke the president and tank the potential nominee. At the same time, a handful of politically vulnerable Democrats could tilt the odds in the White House’s […]
A group of senators plan to offer an amendment to the annual defence bill that would require congressional approval of import adjustments proposed by the Trump administration. That would include the recent tariffs on steel and aluminium. Senate leaders have hinted at being open to the amendment, suggesting it could […]
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, is distancing herself from her party just weeks after attracting a strong Republican challenger in her reelection contest. Just this week, Heitkamp was critical of comments former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made about the president’s supporters and battled against her more progressive […]
The Senate is close to passing a bill that would roll back a slew of Wall Street regulations. Democrats are divided on the bill, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren leading the fight against the measure. A solid group of Democratic moderates are in favour of the bill and pushing back against […]
The federal government will enter a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress passes a funding bill. Legislation has stalled in the Senate due to opposition from Democrats and a few Republicans. Two Democrats from red states that are up for re-election in 2018 have switched sides and will vote for […]
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