Budget Debate http://www.kunc.org en Are You Ready For Some Shutdown? Here's Monday's Schedule http://www.kunc.org/post/are-you-ready-some-shutdown-heres-mondays-schedule We probably don't need to tell you that it's almost certain there will be a partial shutdown of the federal government just after midnight Monday.<p>But we do want to lay out the day's agenda.<p>As The Two-Way, It's All Politics and other NPR outlets <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=134037476" target="_blank">have been reporting for weeks</a>, the Republican-led House is insisting that legislation to fund government operations include provisions to either defund (the GOP's first suggestion) or delay (its latest) the rest of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/he Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:56:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 50201 at http://www.kunc.org Are You Ready For Some Shutdown? Here's Monday's Schedule GOP Debate: Is Obamacare Fight Worth A Government Shutdown? http://www.kunc.org/post/gop-debate-obamacare-fight-worth-government-shutdown Congressional Republicans agree that the new federal health care program should be ended. But they are finding themselves bitterly divided over how.<p>They have tried dozens of times to repeal it. Now, some GOP lawmakers want to block all money for Obamacare in a stopgap spending bill that must be approved next month to prevent the government from shutting down on Oct. 1. But other Republicans say that won't work and may well backfire.<p>Back home in Texas for the August recess, Republican Rep. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:55:00 +0000 David Welna 48355 at http://www.kunc.org White House: Sequestration Would Be 'Deeply Destructive' http://www.kunc.org/post/white-house-sequestration-would-be-deeply-destructive The White House provided its first assessment of what would happen if Congress fails to act and allows about $100 billion worth of automatic budget cuts to take effect on Jan. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:48:00 +0000 33655 at http://www.kunc.org McConnell's Message: On The Budget, The 'Missing Person Was The President' http://www.kunc.org/post/mcconnells-message-budget-missing-person-was-president Political conventions, even ones that have been <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/27/160097441/tempest-in-tampa-isaac-tests-mitt-romneys-mettle" target="_blank">delayed a day by a tropical storm</a>, are all about getting a party's message out to the nation.<p>Minutes ago in the Tampa Convention Center, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky used a sit-down with <em>USA Today</em> and Gannett correspondents to restate one key argument Republicans have been making and will continue to make through Election Day:<p>"The missing person" when it came time to cut d Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:58:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32736 at http://www.kunc.org McConnell's Message: On The Budget, The 'Missing Person Was The President' Dire Predictions Amid Another Looming Fiscal Battle http://www.kunc.org/post/dire-predictions-amid-another-looming-fiscal-battle There are growing warnings on Capitol Hill that the nation could be rolling toward an end-of-the-year fiscal train wreck.<p>"The looming tax hike will be absolutely devastating," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said.<p>"You can call this a fiscal cliff. You can call it 'Taxmageddon' as others have done. Whatever you call it, it will be a disaster for the middle class," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, added.<p>And Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., said: "It's a tsunami; there's no question about it, and it's coming."<p>What's coming? Tue, 29 May 2012 07:04:00 +0000 David Welna 27980 at http://www.kunc.org