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Have We Learned Anything From The Iraq War Vote?
Two Democrats who voted against the war authorization discuss it on this week's "Candidate Confessional."
The Attack On Jeb Bush's Iraq Fumbles Grows Personal
Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), who served as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during the run-up
If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV
“The analogy I'd draw is the following: You go to a doctor, who diagnoses an ailment and prescribes drugs and surgery,” Landay
Citizens United Makes Lawmakers 'Bit Players In Their Own Campaigns,' Report Says
The lawmakers who were interviewed also feared independent spending was increasing partisan polarization and reducing time
Dakota Conrad Dead: Former Senator Kent Conrad's Dog Dies
Conrad adopted the dog in 2009 from a rescue shelter when he was about 10, according to the AP. Barney Bush, the dog of the
John Barrasso On Fiscal Cliff: Obama Wants To Go Over The Edge (VIDEO)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the chairman of the Republican policy committee, told Fox's Chris Wallace that he expects the
Congressman, the Doctor Says It's Time for Your Bath
Lester and Charlie
Political satirists and sociial commentators.
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
Congressperson who thinks we have an urgent need to hold on to the word
For Fiscal Cliff Talks, Medicare Reform Still On Table For Senate Democrats
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) agreed with Durbin that Social Security should be off the table, noting that it has not contributed
Susan Rice Libya Remarks Defended By Democrats Deploring Efforts To 'Pillory' UN Ambassador
"She went beyond that," Chambliss argued. "She even mentioned that under the leadership of Barack Obama, we had decimated
Getting to Maybe: The Critical Need for Compromise in Congress
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam
Bloggers on 21st-century citizenship
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.
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Heidi Heitkamp Ad For North Dakota Senate Touts Candidate's Independence
The Democratic nominee for North Dakota's open U.S. Senate seat is touting her record of standing up to former President
Heidi Heitkamp In North Dakota Senate Race Takes One-Point Lead Over Republican Rick Berg
Two previous polls released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington also had Heitkamp with a lead in
Simpson-Bowles Zombie Returns
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.
Kent Conrad Told President Obama Not To Publicly Support Bowles-Simpson
WASHINGTON -- Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said on Sunday that he urged President Obama not
Coal-State Lawmakers Want To Ignore This Danger
Payroll Tax Cut Plan Will Be Unveiled Monday, Democratic Senator Says
White House adviser David Axelrod criticized Republicans Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" for opposing the extension. Republicans
Behind The Austerity Class That Rules Washington
In September the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a bipartisan deficit-hawk group based at the New America
Democratic Leadership Narrowing Down List Of Super Committee Members
On Monday, President Barack Obama said that he hoped the committee would be able to find common ground and take a collaborative
Reid Vote Delayed To Sunday As Hints Of Deal Emerge
"There can be no short-term agreement, and I'm optimistic that there will be no short-term arrangement," he said. Conrad
Unions Go After Gang Of Six Deficit-Cutting Plan: 'It Would Kill Jobs'
"It would kill jobs and put our economy into another recession," added McEntee, whose union is asking members to call their
The Drive to Cut Social Security: Why Are the Gang of Six Scared of Information?
, Guest Writer
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
PBS talk show host, PRI radio host, NYT bestselling author
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.
Gang Of Six Unveils Debt-Reduction Plan [UPDATED]
But that estimate factors in a $1.7 trillion cut to the alternative minimum tax -- a tax Congress already eliminates much
Debt Ceiling Just as Predicted! Now, Critical Next Steps
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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
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.
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