News RoundupsDebt talks heat up, President Obama walks out. (He’ll be back today.) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued yesterday to push his “last-option” plan to solve the debt ceiling crisis – for the sake of the nation and his party. “All of a sudden we have co-ownership of a bad economy. That is very bad positioning going into an election.” But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, left, will have none of it.