Sunday Show Round Up

Lawmakers criticize, praise President’s Iraq strategy
mccain cnn stae of union

Republican lawmakers criticized the president for authorizing only limited action in Iraq while Democratic lawmakers maintained support for President Obama’s current strategy in comments made on Sunday.

President Barack Obama yesterday declined to give a timetable for the strikes, but reiterated that there will be no boots on the ground.

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.