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Senator McConnell’s ‘No Shutdown’ Promise Looks Short-Lived

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Dear America, On second thought… 

There are only a few guarantees in life: death, taxes, gravity, and the fact that politicians will say and do anything for a vote. Many would sell their own mother, but given the fact most of those folks have been on Capitol Hill for more than two decades, mom probably bought the farm a few years back.

Anywho, several politicians have been raising the same old flags of truce and speaking longingly of bipartisanship since the Republican takeover of The Senate a couple of weeks back. Among those spreading the Sister Sledge harmony is the new Lord of the Flies, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), majority leader. Here’s his quote:

“Let me make it clear: There will be no government shutdowns and no default on the national debt.”

Nice for a Kumbaya moment as McConnell stated at the weekly Republican policy luncheon late last week (source). Only one small problem, he has used that line before. Like, last year.

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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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