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Rod St. Aubyn: Obamacare Here To Stay?

Rod St. Aubyn: Obamacare Here To Stay?

In a short 6 weeks we will have a better picture if Obamacare is here to stay.  By the end of June the US Supreme Court will be announcing their decision on whether subsidies are only available to those individuals securing their coverage through a state-based exchange.  I wrote a SAB story in the end

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Heidi Heitkamp Votes To Keep Obamacare Fraud A Secret

There is drama in Washington D.C. over Obamacare fraud committed by none other than Congress itself, and North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp is right in the middle of it. Back in 2010, as Obamacare was being driven through Congress by President Barack Obama and the Democrat majority, Republicans managed to stick what was called the


“I’m Not Going To Be…Lobbying” Said Kent Conrad Before Taking Lobbying Job

“The one thing I know I’m not going to be doing is lobbying.” That’s what former North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad told the Bismarck Tribune in 2012 just before finishing his final term in the U.S. Senate. Now, one of the problems I always had with Senator Conrad was that he seemed to say one


Governor, Attorney General Play Hot Potato With Obamacare Lawsuit

Yesterday I reported that North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem had joined the state to an amicus brief filing siding with the Obama administration in the King vs. Burwell case, widely seen as the last opportunity to overturn Obamacare in the courts. That raised some eyebrows since most North Dakotans are pretty squarely on the record


Rod St. Aubyn: Obamacare Is Turning Up The Heat On Americans

As I was reviewing recently introduced legislation, I was reminded of conversations that I previously had with two deceased State Senators with whom I had the pleasure of serving. Sen. Jens Tennefos often wore a lapel pin with a frog character. I asked him why he was wearing the “frog pin”. He stated that if

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Bills Filed For Industrial Commission Makeup, Student Loan Forgiveness, Obamacare Exchange

Bills are still being filed down at the legislature in Bismarck. I’ve been trying to highlight some of the legislation that has jumped out at me as interesting here on SAB. Here’s the latest list: SCR4009 – Study membership makeup of the North Dakota Industrial Commission This resolution, introduced by Senator Bill Bowman (R-Bowman), would


James Kerian: It’s Not The Voters’ Opinions That Matter, It’s How Much They Care

Most people disagree with you. If you care about anything in politics (it doesn’t matter where you are on the ideological spectrum) most people disagree with you.  You might be tempted to believe that’s wrong because you have an opinion poll that says most people believe elective abortion should be illegal or most people want