The public should know the details of more than $100 billion in cuts to
the Defense Department that will be made at year's end if Congress and
the Obama administration can't agree on an alternative plan, Sen. John
Thune told reporters Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Jon Kyl is different from you and me.
In the days following Hurricane Katrina, the nation was reeling over the death and destruction in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. But Kyl, now the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, saw opportunity: According to a voice-mail recording left at the time by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Kyl and Sessions were hoping to find a business owner killed in the storm so they could use that in their campaign to repeal the estate tax.
WASHINGTON — A special congressional committee created to try to curb the national debt abandoned its work and conceded failure Monday, the latest setback in a long effort by Washington to overcome ideological differences and stem the rising tide of red ink.
LORI MONTGOMERY and PAUL KANE
, November 22, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure by Congress' debt-cutting supercommittee to recommend $1.2 trillion in savings by Wednesday is supposed to automatically trigger spending cuts in the same amount to accomplish that job.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation's debt soared past $15 trillion, congressional Republicans and Democrats approached stalemate Wednesday in a year-long assault on federal deficits, stymied still by politically charged disagreements over taxes and the future of enormously expensive government benefit programs.
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