Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) calls in at 6:30am to talk about the failure of the Super Committee to come up with a debt reduction solution
Congress’ supercommittee conceded humiliating defeat Monday in its quest to conquer a government debt that stands at a staggering $15 trillion, unable to overcome deep and enduring political divisions over taxes and spending.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney assailed President Obama, saying the president’s lack of leadership was to blame for the congressional Super Committee’s failure to generate a workable debt plan before Wednesday’s deadline.
In attacks that seemed at once personal and political, Michele Bachmann sized up President Obama’s character yesterday, telling reporters that the president “never has wanted to take personal responsibility.”
The United States, Britain and Canada announced fresh plans Monday to sanction Iran‘s financial and energy sectors, steps analysts said would raise pressure on Tehran but were unlikely to halt its atomic program.