McConnell Blames Obama, Democrats for Supercommittee Failure

Responding to the failure of the supercommittee, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blamed President Obama for avoiding the issue and Democrats for rejecting “good faith” proposals. After three months of negotiating, the bipartisan panel was unable to reach a deal and announced the lack of an agreement two days before the deadline. McConnell says […]

Yarmuth Pessimistic About Supercommittee Deal

With time running out, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is skeptical the 12-member supercommittee will be able to come to an agreement and avoid automatic cuts to federal spending. The bipartisan congressional panel is seeking to find at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade before Wednesday. Both Democratic and Republican aides close […]

No Plan from Supercommittee, Wall Street Occupiers Meet with Tea Partiers, Changes to Catholic Liturgy, Turkey Tutorial: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm The supercommittee charged with arriving at a debt reduction plan will likely admit defeat today. Democrats accused Republicans of refusing a deal to have wealthy Americans pay more. Republicans criticized Democrats for insisting on tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. We’ll explore the rancor from both sides, and what the lack of a plan […]

Rogers Confident “Super Committee” Deficit Plan Can Pass

By Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio If the so-called “super committee” comes up with a plan to reduce the federal debt by more than a trillion dollars, House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., thinks it will get through both chambers of Congress. The congressman offered his take on the controversial 12-member panel of House and […]