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Heidi Heitkamp: Don't Tie Spending Cuts To Debt Ceilling

Heidi Heitkamp: Don't Tie Spending Cuts To Debt Ceilling

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is quick to name as her mentor the man she replaced in the Senate, Kent Conrad. That seems apt, as Conrad’s legacy of talking tough about the debt and deficits while simultaneously being a wet blanket for any proposals to actually rein in government spending is alive in well in Heitkamp. Case

Kent Conrad Will Earn $20,000 – $50,000 On Public Speaking Tour

The headline says Conrad will earn something in that price range for public speaking gigs now that his Senate career is (thankfully) over, but it seems unlikely to this observer that anyone would pay that much to Conrad say dry, obvious things about the nation’s finances. Conrad was a regular guest on the cable talk

Grand Forks Herald Applies Double Standard To Republicans, Democrats

According to the Grand Forks Herald’s editorial today, recently-elected Representative Kevin Cramer needs to prove himself on the farm bill. “If a new Farm Bill passes out of the House Agriculture Committee in the next few months, Cramer should make it his mission to ensure that the bill reaches the House floor for a vote,”

Heidi Heitkamp Doesn't Want Bigger Deficits So She'll Vote To Raise The Debt Ceiling

I had to laugh when I heard this news report from Senator Heidi Heitkamp who says she’ll vote to raise the debt ceiling because if we don’t we might add to the deficit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxsAy4R_jqo&w=640&h=360] Senator Heitkamp must have gone to the Kent Conrad school of decreasing the deficit by spending more. As for Heitkamp’s

"Deficit Hawk" Ends His Career Voting For Bigger Deficits

Two members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation ended their tenures in Washington DC this week. I wrote about Rep. Rick Berg earlier this week, who used his last vote to oppose the “fiscal cliff” deal. It’s interesting to contrast Berg’s last vote with Senator Kent Conrad’s last vote. The self-described “deficit hawk” gave his final

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