Archive for July 22, 2011


Washington (CNN) — Some Democrats have had it — at least when it comes to reports of what's in a $3 trillion deal being shepherded by President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. At issue: large spending cuts on the table that include entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security, among other things. … Read More

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — To meet the president's demand that bipartisan House and Senate leaders come up with a plan to raise the debt ceiling through the next election, a Democratic Senate leadership aide expects there will be bipartisan negotiations among those leaders "on a plan modeled on the Senate fallback proposal." That fallback proposal is known as McConnell/Reid, a procedurally complicated measure — worked out by Senate Minority Leader Mitc … Read More

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