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  Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) | Beyond Delay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Burns was defeated in his November 2006 bid for re-election by Jon Tester.
Burns' campaign committees have received substantial contributions from former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Mr.
In apparent exchange, Sen. Burns applied pressure to the Interior Department to direct a $3 million federal grant intended for poor tribal schools to the Saginaw Chippewa tribe of Michigan, one of the wealthiest tribes in the country (each member of the tribe receives $70,000 annually) and a client of Mr.
www.beyonddelay.org /summaries/burns.php   (412 words)

  
 Conrad Burns - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Conrad Montgomery Burns is the junior United States Senator from Montana.
Burns was born on a farm near Gallatin, Missouri to Russell and Mary Frances (Knight) Burns.
Burns enrolled in the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Conrad_Burns   (527 words)

  
 TPMmuckraker: Conrad Burns Archives
Conrad Burns, the senator from Montana who narrowly lost re-election last November due in large part to his association with Abramoff, continues to spend big money on his lawyer.
Conrad Burns' (R-MT) campaign manager has proudly announced that his boss has confirmed he is not a "target" of the Abramoff investigation.
Conrad Burns (R-MT) is in political (and legal) trouble because he was a favorite of Jack Abramoff's - but there's been one earmark in particular that's made him look particularly bad, and that's the $3 million grant he inserted for Abramoff's client the Saginaw Chippewa of Michigan.
www.tpmmuckraker.com /archives/cats/conrad_burns   (4175 words)

  
 Conrad Burns - Congresspedia
Conrad R. Burns was a Republican United States Senator from Montana from 1989 to 2007.
Conrad Burns was born January 25, 1935 on a farm near Gallatin, Missouri.
Burns had a legislative history of supporting measures and bills which would reduce Native American tribal sovereignty, including a bill, co-sponsored with then-Washington Republican Senator Slade Gorton, that would require tribes to waive sovereignty rights such as immunity from lawsuits, in addition to meeting means testing, before they could receive federal funds.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Conrad_Burns   (3448 words)

  
 Conrad Burns | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Burns was named one of the 20 most corrupt members of Congress by CREW in September 2006.
Conrad Burns maintains that he is not a target of the Justice Department.
Conrad Burns is especially worthy of being named as one of the most corrupt members of Congress.
www.citizensforethics.org /taxonomy/term/740   (2453 words)

  
 The Online NewsHour: Vote 2006 | Conrad Burns | Republican, U.S. Senate, Montana | PBS
Three-term incumbent Conrad Burns is the junior senator from Montana and has been designated by some political analysts as one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate due to his connections to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Burns' campaign staff are presenting the race as one between a true conservative, Burns, and a true liberal, Democratic candidate Jon Tester.
Burns routed Mudd, former dean of the University of Montana law school, 62 percent to 38 percent.
www.pbs.org /newshour/vote2006/senate/mt_burns.html   (492 words)

  
 The Conrad Burns Wild Horse Slaughter Amendment
The 2004 Burns Amendment to the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act eviscerates thirty years of federal protection for wild horses, allowing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to sell older and unadoptable animals at livestock auctions, where they will most likely be picked up by kill buyers.
Senator Burns’ allegiance becomes clear when he states, in defense of his beleaguered Amendment: "I'm in the livestock business, and I've bought and sold horses all my life.
In the meantime, here is an example of the marketplace at work for wild horses: recently, a private venture similar to the Mexico plan - but in the US – led to the biggest horse neglect case in US history, after hundreds of wild horses were left without proper feed and water.
www.wildhorsepreservation.com /resources/burns_story.html   (433 words)

  
 The Daily Inter Lake
Conrad Burns, R-Mont., pictured Friday in Kalispell, is vigorously pursuing his fourth term in the Senate.
Conrad Burns, R-Mont., says the Abramoff attacks won’t end, but he’ll fight back to the end of his bid to be re-elected to a fourth term this year.
Burns said soon after his office was linked to Abramoff, his staff did a thorough accounting of fundraising records, appointment books and other documents to determine if there had been any impropriety.
www.dailyinterlake.com /articles/2006/02/04/news/news01.txt   (985 words)

  
 Comments Haunt Another Senator
Jason Klindt, a spokesman for Burns, said he did not want to respond to the immigrant remarks, other than to say they were accurate and not mean-spirited.
Burns later told a public information officer that the firefighters, the Augusta Hot Shots, "didn't do a goddamned thing" to stop the fires, comments that grabbed headlines throughout the state.
Burns, who was first elected in 1988, is one of the most endangered Republican senators in the country.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/22/AR2006082201082.html   (666 words)

  
 Pandagon :: Conrad Burns and those swarthy killer cabbies :: August :: 2006
Burns, whose re-election campaign is pressing for tighter immigration controls, also suggested that the man might be an illegal immigrant.
Burns is an endless embarrassment to this state.
Conrad Burns is not only a racist embarrassment, but also a lamewad.
www.pandagon.net /2006/08/31/conrad-burns-and-those-swarthy-killer-cabbies   (1454 words)

  
 Adios to Conrad Burns | Missoula | New West Network
Conrad Burns is going to cut their taxes.
Burns and his nazi pals are the first to hold welfare mothers accountable.
I'm sure Conrad Burns was only thinking of himself when he secured appropriations to build thousands of new housing units at Malmstrom and bring new military projects there.
www.newwest.net /index.php/city/article/adios_to_conrad_burns/L8   (2857 words)

  
 Mrs. Bush's Remarks at a Conrad Burns for Senate Reception
Conrad Burns has been a passionate advocate for Montana's families during his 17 years in the United States Senate.
In Washington, Senator Burns is a respected voice on the issues facing rural communities in Montana and across the country.
And Conrad Burns is a positive and powerful part of that dialogue.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2006/08/20060830-9.html   (1272 words)

  
 Le Monde.fr : Conrad Burns, le cow-boy du Montana
Conrad Burns se trouve dans la liste des treize élus les "plus corrompus" du Congrès de l'organisation Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (Citoyens pour la responsabilité et l'éthique).
Cela n'empêche pas un Conrad Burns combatif, bronzé, avec un éternel sourire à la Ronald Reagan, de briguer avec un aplomb assez incroyable un quatrième mandat.
Conrad Burns a joué un rôle-clé lors des dernières années dans l'utilisation et la répartition des crédits pour le développement des infrastructures.
www.lemonde.fr /web/article/0,1-0@2-3230,36-831251,0.html   (1392 words)

  
 BillingsGazette.com :: Report: Burns called firefighters lazy
If Conrad Burns is sincere in his apology, then he will be man enough to make the three hour trip to Staunton, VA to deliver his apology in person.
Burns made an error in judgement and vented his frustrations at the men and women that do the job, because they were there.
Conrad Burns was at a rodeo several years ago and was sitting a couple of rows down from us.
www.billingsgazette.net /articles/2006/07/28/news/state/20-burns.txt   (9132 words)

  
 Nick Schulz on Conrad Burns & Saudi Arabia on National Review Online
But another speech, one with potentially enormous ramifications, was delivered Thursday as well, this one by Sen. Conrad Burns, Republican of Montana, on the future of American foreign and energy policy in the Middle East.
The problem, as Burns and others see it, is that American oil purchases are propping up the Saudi monarchy and that money is then handed over to radicals in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere to subsidize anti-Western and anti-American rhetoric and activities.
But Burns also knows that bashing the Saudis doesn't address the fact that the United States anchors a technological and industrial world that depends on abundant and reliable sources of energy to thrive.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-schulz091302.asp   (1038 words)

  
 Conrad Burns | Sunlight Foundation
Burns will work for his former chief of staff, Leo Giacometto, at the firm Gage, which has lobbied for Montana interests and several national technology companies, often making headlines for its connections to Burns and his staff.
They then trot out Sen. Conrad Burns’ reelection campaign as an example where the Senator’s close ties to Jack Abramoff are not affecting the race.
Burns has been hit on ethics issues for almost a year now and you’re telling me that has nothing to do with the recent polls showing him down nine points in the polls.
www.sunlightfoundation.com /taxonomy/term/72   (1379 words)

  
 ABC News: Burns Says Terrorists Drive Taxis by Day
Conrad Burns,R-Mont., shakes hands with first lady Laura Bush during a fundraiser for Burns in an aircraft hangar at the Gallatin Field airport in Belgrade, Mont., Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006.
Burns, whose re-election campaign is pressing for tighter immigration controls, also suggested that the man might be an illegal immigrant.
Burns, 71, also had to apologize after confronting members of a firefighting team at the Billings airport and telling them they had done a "piss-poor job," according to a state report.
www.abcnews.go.com /Politics/wireStory?id=2378971   (374 words)

  
 DSCC : CONRAD BURNS: The Face Of Republican Corruption   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Like DeLay, Burns rarely turns down a special interest trip and even told the public the exotic trips were “none of their damn business.” In addition, Burns’ inexcusable comments on racial and gender issues explicitly illustrate how out of touch Republicans are with America.
Burns daughter and campaign chairman both served on the board of the group and Burns associate Leo Giacometto was its lobbyist, a significant portion of the earmark was contracted to another Giacometto client.
Burns has been among the Senate leaders in junkets, taking special interest trips to the Orange Bowl, Kentucky Derby, a week in Palm Springs and a whopping ten trips to Las Vegas including one with a $2,000 one-night hotel bill.
www.dscc.org /news/roundup/20060404_burns/index.htm   (828 words)

  
 MyDD :: Conrad Burns Pulled Closer into Abramoff Probe
In short, Gouras writes that Burns is being hounded by Democrats wielding signs reading "Sold to the highest bid" and "Burns, your lie is open" throughout his home state of Montana.
U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., met with a Marianas official who had close ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff in the weeks before Burns received an Abramoff-related $5,000 contribution from the Marianas and reversed his earlier position on a bill about the islands.
This specific contribution, and Burns' 180 on the slave trade in the Mariannas, ought to be framed as an ethical issue.
www.mydd.com /story/2006/1/21/152056/686   (961 words)

  
 Conrad Burns - The Huffington Post
Burns was preceded by Slade Gorton of Washington, who lost his 2000...
Conrad Burns, a former Republican senator from Montana who strongly supported drilling on public lands, tried at the eleventh hour to...
Conrad Burns tried to 'give back' Abramoff money (when he FINALLY saw that people were pissed).
www.huffingtonpost.com /topics/Conrad+Burns   (813 words)

  
 GOP Senator Returns Abramoff Funds, Sen. Conrad Burns Giving Back $150K Donated By Indicted Lobbyist - CBS News
Democrats have criticized Burns for his connection to the lobbyist at the center of a federal probe that has entangled at least a half dozen lawmakers and Bush administration officials.
Burns has said he hasn't been contacted by federal investigators in the Abramoff inquiry or received any subpoenas.
Burns' office told The Associated Press that he could not recall why he didn't object to the bill in 1999 but that his opposition in 2001 was prompted by a report indicating changes to immigration laws could hurt the islands' economy.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/12/16/politics/main1132435.shtml   (882 words)

  
 The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Conrad Burns, R-Mont., has been named one of the 13 "most corrupt" members of Congress by a Washington, D.C., group that Republicans accuse of having close ties to the Democratic Party.
It specifically points to Burns' involvement in awarding a $3 million federal grant for poor tribal schools to the Saginaw Chippewa tribe of Michigan, one of the nation's richest tribes and Abramoff's client.
Burns spokesman James Pendleton noted that Sloan is a former staffer for two Democratic Congressmen, one of whom now chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which is working to defeat Burns in next year's elections.
www.bozemandailychronicle.com /articles/2005/10/01/news/01burns.txt   (575 words)

  
 Think Progress » VIDEO: Conrad Burns Says Bush Has A Plan For Iraq, But ‘He’s Not Going To Tell Everyone ...
Burns is probably referring to the obvious - the plan is to invade Iran - and shift the military across the border so they can fight a “real” war, as oppposed to a lost insurgency.
But with Burns everyone in the audience thinks he is kidding and is laughing as if he telling a joke or kidding around…but he is dead serious.
Burns is payed many times more than I, as a teacher, ever received and he can not even speak the English language.
thinkprogress.org /2006/10/18/burns-iraq-plan   (7540 words)

  
 Abramoff pal highlights Burns staff’s handouts - Politics - MSNBC.com
Burns whenever he and his team needed to get something accomplished,” the consultant — Monty Warner, who says he’s still a friend of Abramoff’s — writes in a letter to the editor of the Whitefish Pilot, a weekly newspaper, which was obtained by NBC News.
Burns — were known to eat free sushi/meals often at Mr.
Erik Iverson, a spokesman for Burns in Montana, called Warner “an East Coast Jack Abramoff apologist” and said the letter was “a last gasp” to link Abramoff with Burns, who is in a closely watched re-election race with Democratic challenger Jon Tester.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15503171   (795 words)

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