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Podcast: National Journal Reporter Zach Cohen, Opioids Lawsuit

Podcast: National Journal Reporter Zach Cohen, Opioids Lawsuit

On the radio show today I spoke with Zach Cohen who is covering North Dakota’s Senate race for the National Journal. Also Cass County commissioner Chad Peterson talks about his local government’s decision to file their own lawsuit over opioids against the advice of Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Here’s the full audio of today’s show. If

Podcast: Jon Godfread, Wayne Stenehjem, Kevin Cramer

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread joined me on the radio show today, alongside Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, to discuss Democratic attacks on Republican efforts to repeal (or have the courts overturn) Obamacare. Congressman Kevin Cramer also joined for his weekly open phones segment taking questions from callers about sanctuary cities, Obamacare, marijuana, and more.

House Minority Leader Rep. Cory Mock, D-Grand Forks, right, answers questions along with Senate assistant minority leader Sen. John Grabinger, at a press conference in Bismarck requesting North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to withdraw from a Texas lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act. Bismarck Tribune photo

Attorney General Stenehjem Responds to Democrats, Says Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare Is His Duty

Lately North Dakota Democrats have been trying to make a campaign issue out of a lawsuit challenging the legality of Obamacare. The suit was filed by the State of Texas, which is paying for it, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehejm joined North Dakota to the list of plaintiffs. The Democrats – most recently Senator Heidi

A sign for the Cannonball Ranch near the site of the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tom Stromme/Bismarck Tribune

One of North Dakota’s Biggest Proponents of the Corporate Farming Ban May Have Inadvertently Triggered Its Demise

Back in 2016, as political extremists demonstrated violently against the Dakota Access Pipeline the owner of the historic Cannonball Ranch – through which the pipeline was constructed – found himself fed up with the situation and sold the land to the company building the pipeline. He continues to ranch there, but the pipeline company now

A #NoDAPL protester stands in front of a burning structure as officials work to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017.

State of North Dakota Accuses Army Corps of “Negligent” Response to Violent #NoDAPL Protests, Seeks $38 Million With Claim

When violent mobs of political extremists descended on south central North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline the Obama administration abdicated the responsibility to law and order. Protesters were allowed to build elaborate camps on federal land and from there launch waves of attacks on the pipeline construction and local law enforcement. The cost

U.S. House candidates Democrat Mac Schneider, left, and Republican Kelly Armstrong debate on Saturday, May 5, 2018, during the North Dakota Newspaper Association's annual convention at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. David Samson / The Forum

Poll: The Only Competitive Candidate North Dakota Democrats Have on the Statewide Ballot Is Heidi Heitkamp

Earlier this week we got polling from Mason-Dixon, a well-respected polling firm retained by Fargo-based TV station Valley News Live, which showed Congressman Kevin Cramer with a small four-point lead over Senate incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. In an average of the three publicly-released public opinion polls dating back to February Cramer also leads Heitkamp, albeit by

Podcast: Stenhejem Talks Opioids Lawsuit, Line 3 Supporter Talks Pipeline, Cramer Takes Calls

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined me on the radio show to discuss the lawsuit he’s filed on behalf of the State of North Dakota against Purdue Pharma, the company which introduced America to Oxycontin. Stenehjem contends that the company committed “consumer fraud” in lying about how addictive the drug is, among other things. He said

FILE PHOTO: North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

Sean Foss: For AG Stenehjem, Legal Philosophy Depends on Preferred Policy Outcomes

This guest post was submitted by Fargo attorney Sean Foss. For many conservatives, the late Justice Antonin Scalia is the gold-standard for a jurist. Scalia was famous for his so-called originalist approach to the Constitution, where he attempted to apply the Constitution based upon what he believed was the original intent of its authors. Less

Podcast: AG Stenehjem Says There Isn’t “Any Truth” in Accusations of Voter Suppression From Democrats

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined me on air today to discuss the on-going litigation over North Dakota’s voter ID laws. He pointed out that the state has been largely winning the case, noting that the judge is allowing the law as enacted in 2017 to be largely enforced. That means voters can still sign an

Gov. Doug Burgum, center, leads his first North Dakota Industrial Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, second from left, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, right. File photo / Forum News Service

It Is Inexcusable That the North Dakota Industrial Commission Is 8 Months Behind on Meeting Minutes

According to the Associated Press the North Dakota Industrial Commission – a powerful triumvirate consisting of the Governor, Attorney General, and Agriculture Commissioner which regulates, among other things, oil and gas development – is eight months behind in approving meeting minutes. This is absurd. The excuse from the commission is that an assistant working for

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