Where's the Party (Affiliation)? Democratic Senators Saved from Embarrassment

Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad suffered embarrassment when it turned out he had benefited from a sweetheart mortgage rate from Countrywide Financial, a target of Congressional Democrats. But the ...

Failed Budget Talks All Cheney's Fault

Steven Weisman goes to his favorite deficit "Cassandra," Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad. Plus more "deep cuts" that are actually slowdowns in spending growth.

Democrat Edwards, Still Not a Liberal

Understatement of the week, from reporter Steven Weisman: "Still, not everyone in the [Democratic] party is a deficit hawk."
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