Sunday Show Round Up

Sen. Ben Cardin (D.,Md.) / AP

Democrats tried on Sunday to spin news from the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which found that over 2 million workers would eventually limit work hours in order to avoid losing federal health care subsidies.

Sunday Show Round Up

Lawmakers hopeful budget deal will be reached before recess
Rob Portman

Lawmakers expressed confidence Sunday that a budget deal will be reached before Dec. 13, when the House of Representatives is expected to adjourn.

Debt Ceiling Talks Stall Further, Dems Push on Reversing Sequester

Republicans say Democrats now in danger of overreaching as debt ceiling deadline looms
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) speaks on "Face the Nation," Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

Events over the weekend have made the likelihood of a deal by Oct. 17 appear increasingly uncertain as Democrats seek an agreement that includes removing budget caps and raising the sequester levels established in the 2011 Budget Control Act.

AT&T Rejects Pressure From Durbin to Discuss ALEC

Cites effort to squelch political speech in their refusal
Dick Durbin / AP

A leading corporate backer of the American Legislative Exchange Council rebuffed an inquiry by a leading Democratic senator into the nature of its support for the organization.