05/01/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kent Conrad Bashes Media Portrayal Of Reconciliation, Defends Passage Of Health Reform

In an interview with me just now, Senator Kent Conrad tore into the media for repeatedly botching its reporting on reconciliation, and confirmed that in his view, the current plan being entertained by Obama and Dems to pass reform via that tactic can, in fact, be made to work.

Conrad, the budget committee chair, also offered his most detailed explanation yet for why the House must pass the Senate bill first, before the Senate passes its reconciliation fix.

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