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Posts Tagged ‘Mitch McConnell’

Would ‘Debt Super Committee’ Transparency Be a Bad Thing?

Sen. John Kerry is among those who have been appointed to the debt supercommittee. Photo: File photo / Associated Press

Nine of the 12 “debt super committee” members have been chosen, with House Speaker John Boehner selecting three fellow Republicans to join the other six members chosen by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Only House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has yet to make her selections.

Rep. Pelosi has asked for transparency during the super committee process, calling for sessions to be made public for visitors and available to watch online. Speaker Boehner and other organizations have made the same request.

However, The Atlantic says this could be a bad thing.

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Republicans, Tea Party Respond to Election Outcome

President Obama issued his response to the Tuesday’s election outcome via press conference yesterday. Today, various Republicans voiced their response.

Sarah Palin e-mailed a minute-long video to her supporters that features a voice-over from one of her stump speeches and images of the candidates she supported (without distinguishing between which ones actually won or lost ). The video, also available on YouTube, is posted above.

“We’re going to stand up and we’re going to speak out and it may take some renegades going rogue to get us there,” she says in the video to a round of applause.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking this morning at the Heritage Foundation, focused on efforts to repeal the health care law, admitting that it will take some time.

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