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Out of options, House GOP settles on “clean” debt limit hike

<i>Updated at 12:30 p.m.</i><p>House Republican leaders have abandoned plans to seek spending cuts or specific policies in exchange for increasing the debt …

Mitch McConnell Predicts Debt Ceiling Won't Be Raised Without A Hostage

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the nation's debt limit won't be raised unless Republicans can extract concessions from Democrats and President Barack Obama.<p>The borrowing limit, which was suspended until Feb. 7, 2014, as part of the deal to end the …

McConnell: No 'clean' debt hike

The Senate’s top Republican signaled Tuesday that he will seek to extract concessions from Democrats in exchange for lifting the nation’s debt limit in 2014, potentially foreshadowing a grueling fiscal fight during an election year.<p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that he “can’t …

Mitch McConnell: It Would Be 'Irresponsible' To Pass A Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that it would be "irresponsible" to raise the debt ceiling without trying to attach amendments to it.<p>Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," McConnell said that to pass a "clean" increase on the limit, as President Barack Obama wants, would be wrong …

Mitch McConnell Is Setting Up Another Debt-Ceiling Fight

“I think for the pres­id­ent to ask for a clean debt ceil­ing, when we have a debt the size of our eco­nomy, is ir­re­spons­ible,” Mc­Con­nell said …

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