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Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell

Darling: Attach Cut, Cap, and Balance to Debt Limit Hike

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin argued on Fox News Sunday for a “clean” hike in the debt limit. Mnuchin also pushed a strategy of attaching the debt limit as an amendment to a bill to provide $7.9 billion in temporary relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Jerry Brown Signs $125 Billion Budget Without a Single Objection

Every California governor for the last 44 years has used the state’s line-item-veto to kick-out the most egregious fantasy spending by the legislature, but Governor Jerry Brown signed this year’s record $125 billion budget without a single spending veto.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks with reporters after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol July 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Paul/Mulvaney Conference Call: Mitch McConnell Should Do His Job, Or ‘Just Quit and Go Home’

“If [Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell] doesn’t really want to do his job” when it comes to budgeting, “he should just quit and go home,” South Carolina Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney says. “If he’s going to make it where the president gets to run the country unless the Congress disapproves something? That’s a joke. So no, I hope it doesn’t come to that.”

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France Faces Billion Euro Bill For Excessive Farm Subsidies

France has been landed with a bill for 1.1 billion euro after the European Commission demanded a refund for agricultural subsidies it should not have claimed. The country is by far the largest recipient of EU funding via the Common