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Latest Kent Conrad Items
The demonstrably false party line being peddled by President Obama and the Democrats in the budget battle is that tax increases must be a large part of the deal because corporations and the rich don't pay their fair share.
Senate Democrats were expected to bring up the House Republicans' 2012 budget plan for a vote this week, but not their own plan, which remains under lock and key.
Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.
Rep. Peter T. King said Thursday that President Obama's "mixed messages" on terrorism and his handling of the economy have opened the door for Republicans to deny him a second term next year.
Rising GOP star Rep. Paul Ryan is taking a pass on next year's open Senate race in Wisconsin, but that doesn't make the contest any easier for the Democratic Party, which is facing an uphill slog in a slew of battles across the Midwest.
The top Democrat in the Senate on budget matters said Tuesday that he's preparing a fiscal blueprint to slash the deficit by $4 trillion over the upcoming decade - a plan built on the bipartisan findings of President Obama's deficit commission.
When Congress returns Monday, lawmakers will be back to tackling the issues of spending cuts and whether to raise the nation's debt ceiling, which could be critical to keeping loans out of default.
The last time Sen. Ben Nelson ran for re-election, in 2006, Democrats held four of the six Senate seats representing the 650 miles of plains from Nebraska north to the Canadian border.
A few days after 10 of his colleagues wrapped up a trip to the Asian gambling hub Macau, Sen. Mark Kirk warned that the Senate has become "moribund" and is not doing enough to address the nation's many challenges.