Senate Dems fail to prepare formal budget for 2013 - TheDC

Politics | Neil Munro

Sen. Sessions: ‘It is a lack of will… and a lack of ability for the Democratic Party to unify around a vision for America’

Video disappears of Dem. Senate candidate calling Obama 'amazing' - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

North Dakota DNC member seeks to scrub video from Internet

TheDC's Jamie Weinstein: The Democrats' Potemkin budget hearings - TheDC Opinion

Opinion | Jamie Weinstein

President’s budget has little chance of passing, but that won’t stop Senate Dems from putting on a show

Senators call on Reid to unveil Democrat budget proposal - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

Republicans eager to debate proposal, which has not been made public

Senate Democrats calling for new infrastructure package - TheDC

Politics | Alec Jacobs

Sen. Tom Harkin predicts that the package may lower the unemployment rate by two points

Conrad delays budget markup ... again - TheDC

Politics | Jonathan Strong

Democratic Budget Committee chairman says he won’t be proposing a budget for ‘weeks’

Senate Republicans press Dems to release budget proposal - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

Thursday marks the 750th day since the Senate last passed a budget

Senate budget proposal still M.I.A - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad holds off on offering budget plan, ignores transparency requests

Sessions unloads on Conrad's 'secret budget' - TheDC

Politics | Jonathan Strong

Alabama senator blasts plan to release the budget only minutes before it is marked up in committee

Budget coup feared - TheDC

Politics | Jonathan Strong

Will Conrad, ‘gang of six’ try to bypass the budget committee altogether?

Senate Budget Republicans to Conrad: no budget blitzkrieg - TheDC

Politics | Jonathan Strong

Republicans request at least three days to consider the budget and an open process in committee

The Simpson-Bowles commission's recommendations can pass with broad bipartisan support

Opinion | Lanny Davis

Americans have been too quick to dismiss the commission’s proposals.

Democrats and Republicans prepare for budget showdown - TheDC

Politics | Chris Moody

Gentlemen start your engines: It’s time for a game of chicken

Bernanke delivers grim warnings on nation's fiscal standing - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

As deficit and debt aggressively climbs, Bernanke warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of default

The Democrats' shrinking Senate map in 2012 - TheDC/AP

Business | admin

Republicans are anxious for 2012 Senate races, with chances and momentum both leaning right

Lieberman, Conrad retiring: Who's next? - ABC

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

At least a dozen Senators who are up for re-election in 2012 have not declared whether they intend to run

US Sen. Kent Conrad won't run for re-election - AP

Politics | admin

The Democrat says he wants to spend his time focusing on reducing the nation’s $14 trillion debt

Cooking the books

Opinion | Rep. Joseph R. Pitts

How Obamacare is like a Ponzi scheme.

Freedom Federation targets vulnerable senators over DADT - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May

Center-right and faith-based group Freedom Federation targets 10 senators to oppose repeal of ‘don’t ask don’t tell’

DeMint sets sights on four Dems in 2012 - National Journal

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

Sen. Jim DeMint sent an email to his supporters highlighting four Democrats who voted against the earmark ban and are up for re-election in 2012