Mitch McConnell

Tea partiers say defense in mix for budget cuts

Back home, tea partiers clamoring for the debt-ridden government to slash spending say nothing should be off limits. Tea party-backed lawmakers echo that argument, and... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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Obama's economic agenda: Boost US competitiveness

Under pressure to energize the economy, President Barack Obama said Saturday he will use his State of the Union address to outline an agenda to create jobs now and... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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Lawmakers scramble to find someone to sit with after call to mix it up

WASHINGTON — Mary from Louisiana asked Olympia from Maine because they are BFFs, but had a backup in Bob from Tennessee in case she was rebuffed. Kirsten from... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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Lawmakers' soft words hide spending cuts' pain

Terms like "cutting spending" and "raising taxes," though they sound straightforward enough, are becoming battlegrounds in the Republicans' and Democrats' bids to... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2011

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Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to deliver GOP response to State of Union

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 25. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2011

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