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.
News RoundupsPresident Obama rallied Congress yesterday to get back to work on a debt ceiling deal. Last week, I posted a hypothetical from the Bipartisan Policy Center on what could happen to Social Security if lawmakers don’t make the August 2 deadline.
News RoundupsFor many parts of the country, it seems like summer arrived today. Don’t panic, there’s still time to lose weight and get in shape. (Get started here.) To folks attempting to start a fad diet this Memorial Day weekend – good luck with that. We’ll be parked right next to the barbecue grill, thankyouverymuch. (Photo courtesy of Flickr user adwriter.)