MSNBC Gets Stood Up by Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad

February 16th, 2012 2:12 PM
[Updated with video.] Where in the world was Kent Conrad? The Senate Budget Committee Chairman was supposed to appear on Thursday's Morning Joe program to dispute the idea that the Democrats are being irresponsible for not passing a budget in over 1000 days. Senator Conrad left viewers without a defensible argument, because he never showed up for the interview. [See video below. MP3 audio…

Democrats' Spending and Power Addictions Prevent Debt Solutions

May 10th, 2011 11:08 AM
The Washington Examiner reports that it's been 768 days since the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a budget. What's the big deal? It's not like the nation is facing financial difficulties or anything. I realize it's convenient for President Obama to pretend he's a bystander on fiscal matters when it suits him and to pass the buck that never stops with him back to…

FNC's Baier Labels Sens. Bayh, Conrad As Moderates, But Is That Accura

November 10th, 2010 6:00 PM
Kicking off the panel discussion segment of last night's "Special Report," Fox News anchor Bret Baier aired a clip of Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad (N.D.) and Evan Bayh (Ind.) warning about the need to reform entitlement spending in order to preserve America's long-term financial solvency. Baier then contrasted the frankness of the admission from the "two moderate…

CBS Buries Democrat Label in Chris Dodd/Kent Conrad Countrywide Scanda

July 31st, 2009 9:36 PM
On Friday’s CBS Evening News, correspondent Sharyl Attkisson filed a report recounting mortgage company Countrywide Financial’s history of offering special deals on loans to government officials – including figures with connections to President Clinton, President Bush, and President Obama. But, while the two most prominent figures currently still in government who are implicated in the scandal…

Major Networks Avoid Dem Senators' Countrywide Loan Scandals

June 18th, 2008 5:12 PM
As we've noted at NewsBusters, there's been scant coverage of a new scandal involving Sens. Chris Dodd (Conn.) and Kent Conrad (N.D.). Both senators chair committees with oversight of the financial industry and Dodd is behind a bailout package for mortgage lender Countrywide. Both senators got "VIP" treatment from Countrywide Financial for refinancing agreements on their respective…

WaPo Editorial Pulls Some Punches on Dem Senators' Loan Scandal

June 17th, 2008 11:23 AM's Amanda Carpenter rips into the Washington Post today over its editorial about Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad (N.D.) and Chris Dodd (Conn.) and their cozy arrangement for mortgage refinances with Countrywide. For some background, check out my June 13 blog on's treatment of the story.I'll let Carpenter take it from here (emphasis mine):

Silent (D) at ABC: Network Website Ignores Dem Affiliations in Loan Sc

June 13th, 2008 4:53 PM

USA Today Pits Two Liberals to One Conservative in Budget Story

February 4th, 2008 11:10 AM
In the February 4 USA Today, Richard Wolf treated news of Bush's last budget proposal by alternating between liberal Democrats attacking the president and Wolf's own stark language in characterizing the spending blueprint. What's more, Wolf cited two Democrats attacking the spending plan, compared to one Republican depending reductions in spending in the final Bush budget.An excerpt follows (…