STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Americans in for a surprise, and plenty more fiscal debate
Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Years Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal b... Posted on 1/2/13 at 7:52 PM
CUTE N' COMFY Playing dress-up to pass the time
It's funny how when you're in school you can't wait for a break, but after just a few days you can't wait to go back. I've been back in Fargo for the last few days and have had absolutely nothing to d... Posted on 12/30/12 at 12:59 PM
STAFF BLOG THE DULLUM FILE Godfather of Charts
Below is one of thewinners ofthis year's Wonky Awards as posted in the Washington Post's Wonkblog. We re-post it here (without permission).
Best use of graphs: Chris Coonss remembrance of Kent Conrad... Posted on 12/29/12 at 9:46 AM
THE NEW FORTY Unacceptable losses
The suicide rate of active duty military membersis up to about one a day. Whenwe add this to the 18 veteran suicides a day that have been documented overthe past few yearswe should be horrified. One a... Posted on 6/9/12 at 9:22 PM
Senators John Hoeven, Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg Friday called on U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate to reconsider the agency's denial of Individual Assistance program service to residents of North Dakota affected by flooding this spring.
(WDAY TV) - A shocking announcement from longtime North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad. He is retiring. Conrad says there are some big issues to tackle and another campaign would just be a distraction. The news was unexpected from the man who has served in the senate since 1986 and is the current chairman of the powerful budget committee.
A tough new cost-cutting playbook submitted by the co-chairmen of President Barack Obama's deficit commission drew critical support from the chairman and senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee Wednesday. But other panelists voiced opposition or serious reservations, underscoring deep divisions on the issue.
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