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2010-02-16 09:55:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Common Sense Issues North Dakota: WHO: Common Sense Issues North Dakota has produced radio spots that will begin airing in the state today. The 60-second spots call on Senators Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad and U.S. Representative Earl Pomeroy to listen to the taxpayers of North Dakota and vote NO on President Barack Obama's healthcare plan. WHAT: The radio spots feature former North Dakota Gov. Ed...

2010-01-25 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) today commended the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) for the launch of its Debt Reduction Task Force, led by former Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Dr. Alice Rivlin, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office, and former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Senators Conrad and Gregg, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate...

2010-01-19 07:00:00

Growing Criticism of Post's Outsourcing of News to Austerity Ideologue Peterson Reinforced by 15,000 Emails Calling for End to Fiscal Times Deal WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several policy experts will meet with Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli this afternoon to restate their demand that the Post sever its relationship with The Fiscal Times, a "news service" financed by wealthy conservative budget activist, Peter G. Peterson. Many journalists and media...

2009-10-30 10:02:00

New :30 Second TV Ad Begins Airing Today ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the 60 Plus Association released a new TV ad targeting Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.). The ad features members of our Greatest Generation begging Sen. Johnson not to cut Medicare to pay for health care reform. The :30 second TV ad will run in conjunction with a :60 second ad that began airing on Wednesday. See the ad at www.60plus.org or the North Dakota :30 second...

2009-10-27 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With North Dakota seniors facing cuts of up to $75 million in their Medicare-funded nursing home care over the next ten years as a result of pending health reform legislation in Congress, North Dakota and national long term care leaders conducted a North Dakota media teleconference today to praise the North Dakota congressional delegation for recognizing the specific concerns of seniors and caregivers, and ensuring the leadership in their...

2009-08-18 15:01:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health insurance purchasing co-ops proposed by Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and a number of Senate conservatives have been tested and largely failed throughout the United States. History shows they would not have the market clout to leverage discounts and good policy choices with health insurers. Such co-ops could even become a path to gutting state consumer protection laws, according to the non-partisan Consumer Watchdog. Download...

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2009-07-15 19:30:00

President Obama called for swift congressional action on healthcare reform after the Senate health committee voted on Wednesday to approve new legislation expanding insurance coverage to nearly all Americans.It is "time to get this done," the President said at the White House, referring to the overhaul of the nation's $2.5 trillion healthcare industry.Democrat-led panels have accelerated their activity in recent weeks on legislation to meet Obama's goal of guaranteeing health coverage for all...


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