Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Looking to gin up support for a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit, House Speaker John A. Boehner turned to Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this month to persuade rank-and-file lawmakers to temporarily back off the dollar-for-dollar spending cuts they had demanded in any debt ceiling hike.
Partisan bickering overshadowed Wednesday's opening of a congressional hearing on last month's fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
She is the first to smile over her last name: Boring. She is not boring.
"We have a great deal of respect for our leadership, but I think we also realize that the Paul Ryans of this Congress bridge the gap that allows us the credibility that I think we need to take this very daring and strategic move and accomplish what I think is going to be necessary, which is a balanced budget in 10 years," said Rep. Dennis A. Ross, Florida Republican.
"So the intelligence between Libyans and the Americans just wasn't the same — apparently they were more superior," said Mr. Ross, who pointed his remarks at Mr. Kennedy.