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Jennifer Bendery

Obama Accuses Republicans Of Extortion Over Raising The Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama accused Republicans of extortion on Wednesday for planning to tie a vote to raise the debt ceiling to an effort t...

Sam Stein

Mitch McConnell: 'The Tax Issue Is Finished'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There will be no more increases in tax revenues as part of any debt or deficit-reduction deal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (...

Harry Reid: GOP Leaders 'Still Refuse To Negotiate In Good Faith'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

Speaking on the Senate floor early Saturday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dismissed a suggestion made just hours earlier by Senate Minori...

Michael McAuliff

Debt Talks Break Up After 50 Minutes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tense White House meeting on the expiring debt limit broke up after less than an hour today, with the president and leaders of Congres...

Tea Party Targets Boehner, McConnell

Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

As contentious negotiations continue on the issue of raising the nation's debt limit in Washington, a Tea Party group is accusing House Speaker John B...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell Offers New Strategy: Blame Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bad sign for the stalled debt talks, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ratcheted up the rhetoric in the ongoing blame ...

Mitch McConnell Sends Strong Message To Obama On Debt Ceiling

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican leader has a message for President Barack Obama on the debt limit talks: They're all yours. Taking the...

Tea Party Kingmaker Throws Cold Water On GOP Leader's Plan

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican senator who helped foster the tea party movement is throwing cold water on a proposal by the Senate's GOP leader to gi...

No Guarantees As Clock Ticks Toward Default

AP | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama bluntly told Republican congressional leaders Wednesday they must compromise quickly if the government is to...

McConnell Faces Tea Party Problem In Senate

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is not the only GOP leader in Washington with a Tea Party problem....

Top Republicans Firm On Taxes Ahead Of Obama Meeting

Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - The Senate's top two Republicans on Sunday stood firm against including tax increases in any deal to raise the debt limit and shrink b...

McConnell On Debt Ceiling Talks: Discussing Tax Revenue Not Helpful

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Republican says throwing more tax revenue into the mix isn't the answer as budget talks move into a new stage. Senat...

Sam Stein

GOP Lawmaker: Medicare Will Be Part Of Debt Ceiling Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that the Medicare reform plan authored by House Budget Committee Chairman ...

Mitch McConnell: Medicare To Be Part Of Debt Ceiling Deal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Republican said Friday that lawmakers should not fear voter backlash for trying to pluck savings from Medicare as part ...