- Pope Francis: A nun saved my life
- Israeli P.M. Netanyahu backs out of Mandela funeral
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
- U.S., British intelligence agents enter online sic-fi world to spy on gamers
- Sarah Palin to host the outdoors show ‘Amazing America’
- CIA admits $3 billion intelligence operation was a flop
- ‘127 Hours’ author Aron Lee Ralston, who amputated arm in canyon, arrested in Denver
- Men posing as cops break into home of former deputy
- Berkshire County eschews greenback for own currency — BerkShares
- Hagel warns Pakistani leaders of U.S. aid losses over drone-strike protests
Latest Kent Conrad Items
Countrywide Financial Corp., the former mortgage lending giant whose subprime loans helped spark the country's foreclosure crisis, bought influence on Capitol Hill by giving discounted loans to lawmakers and key policymakers, according to a nearly four-year House-led investigation that wrapped up this week.
Freshman Republican Congressman Rick Berg has defeated Bismarck businessman Duane Sand in North Dakota U.S. Senate primary.
North Dakota's prosperity from an energy boom as the rest of the country slowly crawls out from under a collapsed economy is making a contest of a Senate race that Democrats had all but conceded.
This Sunday marks exactly three years since the Democratic majority in the Senate last passed a budget, on April 29, 2009. During that time, the federal government has spent $10.4 trillion and added another $4.5 trillion to our total debt.
April 29 will mark three years since Senate Democrats passed a budget. This dereliction of duty flagrantly violates the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act.
In a stunning backtrack that virtually guarantees Congress for the third year will be unable to produce a budget, Senate Democrats' top budget writer Tuesday canceled this week's expected votes on a 2013 fiscal blueprint.
In the midst of an already heated general election campaign, the remarks of Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, on "Fox News Sunday" last weekend may not have gotten the attention (and scorn) they deserved.
President Obama's health plan should be rechristened the "Unaffordable Care Act." Precisely as Obamacare's critics predicted, the officially titled Affordable Care Act is no bargain for taxpayers or patients.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta warned Tuesday that the federal budget cannot be "balanced on the back" of the military and that additional Pentagon cuts would be "a threat to national security."