Sen. Kent Conrad (D-LAME DUCK, ND): We did too pass a budget!
The Democratic Senator from North Dakota is taking the position that The Budget Control Act (the formal name for the agreement that raised the debt ceiling) totally counts as a budget. While the idea of a federal budget that only takes twenty-eight pages to describe is actually kind of intriguing to me, the fact remains that the summary tables of an actual federal budget are | Read More »
BREAKING: Kent Conrad (D, ND) to retire.
Admittedly, this revelation is coming from Chris Cillizzia, so take it with a grain of salt – but it’s hardly unexpected news; the Senator almost certainly feels like he has a target on his back these days*. This immediately makes the seat a strong Republican pickup prospect: Senator Conrad was in that seat largely out of personal popularity, and is unlikely to pass that popularity | Read More »
Sen Kent Conrad (D, ND) & I agree!
Reversing the fiscal insanity that’s been unleashed upon us by the Democratic party would be a good thing, even if it means that some politicians lose their jobs. I am completely in favor of this policy. I think that I want to take this policy in hand and make sure it’s eating properly. In fact, I have a list of Senators whose firing in 2012 | Read More »
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) breaks with House Democrats on reconciliation.
While in the process of idly mentioning that the deficit’s going to be worse than originally indicated, Senator Conrad (D-Countrywide) says something very, very interesting: Conrad also said he did not plan to include any instructions in the budget plan he is crafting for health care or the greenhouse gas initiatives. Such instructions written into the budget would give it a privileged status and make | Read More »
Hi, Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). Enjoying your Countrywide mortgage?
You know, the one that’s just like the ones that your fellow Democrat Chris Dodd (D-CT) got? Report Details Countrywide’s Efforts to Benefit VIPs WASHINGTON — – Executives at Countrywide Financial, one of the biggest names of the housing boom, routinely violated internal company policies to provide below-market rates on home loans to the politically connected and powerful, according to a congressional report to be | Read More »