Mitch McConnell

It all depends on you

Americans should have known better than to expect real deficit reduction out of the standoff that gripped Washington in recent weeks. The tough decisions will be left... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2011


Budget battle moves on to super committee

The budget battle is not over. Many of the most nettlesome questions have been left for a new bipartisan super committee of 12 lawmakers whose task will be to find at... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2011


Debt is a done deal, but peace truce already fades

With scant time to spare, President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday to avoid an unprecedented national default that he said would have devastated the U.S.... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2011

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Obama signs debt bill after final Senate vote

The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2011


House OKs debt; Giffords brings down the House

Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House Monday night, a scant day before the deadline for action — the... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2011


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