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Sam Stein

The Attack On Jeb Bush's Iraq Fumbles Grows Personal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush’s much-chronicled difficulties in describing how, with 20/20 hindsight, he would have handled the Iraq invasion have raised d...

Sam Stein

If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV | Sam Stein | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kent Conrad’s phone hasn’t been ringing very much over the past few weeks, as Iraq, and the debate over America's future in the coun...

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Reduces Lawmakers To 'Bit Players In Their Own Campaigns' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law sheds light on how the millions in independent spending unleashed by t...

Former Senator's Dog Dies

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Dakota, the bichon frise of former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) who was a fixture around Capitol Hill, died Wednesday of complications from lymphoma, acc...

Joshua Hersh

Obama 'Sees A Political Victory At The Bottom Of The Cliff,' Republican Lawmaker Says | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker working on budgetary issues told "Fox News Sunday" that he believes President Barack Obama wants to go over the so-called fiscal...

Congressman, the Doctor Says It's Time for Your Bath

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Maybe we've misunderstood the definition of irony, but isn't it strange that Gohmert, perhaps the nuttiest representative any state has ever had, is the only Congressperson who thinks we have an urgent need to hold on to the word lunatic? Why?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrats Open To Medicare Reform As Part Of Fiscal Cliff Talks | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unfazed by campaign-season accusations of raiding Medicare, Democrats on the Hill said they are willing to consider reforming the entitl...

Michael McAuliff

Don't 'Pillory' Susan Rice, Senate Dems Say | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence rushed to defend United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice on Friday, saying she sho...

Getting to Maybe: The Critical Need for Compromise in Congress

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are not delusional or naive enough to expect that getting to maybe will be an easy task. We recognize that over the past few years, compromise in Congress has become an oxymoron and bipartisanship a dirty word.

Dem Candidate Touts Independence

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for North Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat is touting her record of standing up to former President Bill Clinton's administration...

Poll Places North Dakota Dem In Lead

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

A new poll conducted for a television station in North Dakota's Red River Valley shows Democrat Heidi Heitkamp with a one-point lead in the race for t...

Simpson-Bowles Zombie Returns

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama and many Democrats spent much of 2011 talking about deficits instead of doing something about jobs. Now, a too-close election is on the horizon and we're being forced back to talking about deficits instead of jobs.

Sam Stein

Kent Conrad Advised Barack Obama Not To Back Bowles-Simpson | Sam Stein | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said on Sunday that he urged President Obama not to publicly support a much...

Matt Sledge

Coal-State Lawmakers Want To Ignore This Danger | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Just days before the three-year anniversary of the devastating dike failure at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, the Environment...

Elise Foley

Democratic Senator Says Payroll Tax Break Will Get Another Chance | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will offer a new plan to extend the payroll tax br...

Behind The Bipartisan 'Austerity Class' That Rules Washington

The Nation | Ari Berman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

In September the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a bipartisan deficit-hawk group based at the New America Foundation, held a high-p...

Sam Stein

Democratic Leadership Narrowing Down List Of Super Committee Members | Sam Stein | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The much-discussed "super committee," created as part of a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling and tasked with finding $1.5 trillion...

Sam Stein

Reid Vote Delayed To Sunday As Hints Of Deal Emerge | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A final Senate vote on raising the nation's debt ceiling was put off 12 more hours as the two sides inched toward a long-sought agreemen...

Michael McAuliff

Unions Go After Gang Of Six Plan: 'It Would Kill Jobs' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unions are coming down hard on the so-called "Gang of Six" deficit-cutting plan, blasting the bipartisan proposal with a harsh ad set to...

The Drive to Cut Social Security: Why Are the Gang of Six Scared of Information?

Dean Baker | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Dean Baker

Since one third of retirees are almost completely dependent on Social Security, any cuts will seriously be felt. But the Gang of Six obviously have made the decision to cut Social Security and they are not going to let any relevant evidence stand in the way.

Kent Conrad on the 'Gang of Six' Talks

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Today, I asked Senator Kent Conrad whether a deal could be reached by the August 2 debt ceiling deadline. Here's what he had to say.

Ryan Grim

Gang Of Six Unveils Debt-Reduction Plan | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than half the Senate was convened early Tuesday morning by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) for a briefing on a deficit-reduction plan bein...

Debt Ceiling Just as Predicted! Now, Critical Next Steps

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that the Republicans have heeded their Wall Street paymasters, there is even more reason for the Senate to pass its original Senate Budget Committee plan.

How Obama and the Democrats Are Reclaiming the Debt Issue

Asher Smith | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Even if they can't reach that magic $4 trillion number, President Obama and the Democrats may have already claimed the moral high ground and defused the deficit as a major 2012 campaign issue.

Arthur Delaney

Harry Reid: Extended Unemployment On The Table As Part Of 'Grand Bargain' On Debt Ceiling | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A deal to raise the statutory U.S. borrowing limit and cut the federal budget may preserve federal unemployment benefits set to expire a...