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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...

Day Of Reckoning For The GOP

Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON -- Senator Mitch McConnell's plan to avert an imminent U.S. debt default could lead to a day of reckoning for his R...

Watch: Mitch McConnell Takes Heat Over Debt Ceiling 'Plan B'

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

In the debt ceiling debate, GOP senator Mitch McConnell and his "Plan B" have come under increasing scrutiny. The plan, which calls congress to ce...

McConnell Plan Unconstitutional... Or Unnecessary

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

McConnell's proposal to cede Congressional power to the president is itself unconstitutional for the same reason that the line-item veto was unconstitutional. Congress does not have the power to cede its power to the executive branch.

Debt Deal: What Would You Do?

Mandy Jenkins | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

For the past several weeks, Congress and the White House have been debating what to do about the nation's debt limit before a projected default on Aug...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell Offers New Strategy: Blame Obama | 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...

Can the Center Hold?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

The Senate Republicans, in a weird way, are playing their designated constitutional role of a saucer in which passions can cool.

WATCH: Lying Allegations Hurled In Debt Talks

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

Sparks flew in talks to raise the debt celing one day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced an unconventional plan to lift t...

Michael McAuliff

Nancy Pelosi: Some In GOP Would Pay China Before Seniors | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may be accusing President Obama of "scare tactics" in saying a default could halt Social Security checks, but House Minority...

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...

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell Offers Alternative Debt Ceiling Plan | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) floated a novel way out of default Tuesday, suggesting that Congress give up its power to...

Mitch McConnell Accuses Democrats Of 'Deliberate Deception'

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ratcheting up the partisan rhetoric, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that the burden for raising the nation's debt limit re...

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....

Obama Meeting With Senate Leaders On Debt Ceiling

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plunged into deadlocked negotiations to cut government deficits and raise the nation's debt limit Monday, an...

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...

Do Or Die Time On Debt Ceiling Talks

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan and Alister Bull WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers working to rein in the country's rising debt said on Monday they will have to ma...

GOP Leader: Debt Ceiling Deal Without Entitlement Cuts May Be Short-Lived

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

The Senate's top Republican is suggesting a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit unless there's deal soon that includes changes to big ...

The GOP's Deal Maker

Time Magazine | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

After a few months on the sidelines of the endless budget battles, McConnell is back at the table. A White House that has long ignored him knows that ...

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 ...

Debate Begins In Earnest As U.S. Hits Debt Limit

Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will reach the limits of its borrowing authority on Monday, but don't expect to hear alarm bells in Was...