Mitch McConnell http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McCaskill accusing GOP of playing politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-accusing-gop-playing-politics <p>As budget talks continue in Washington, Sen. Claire McCaskill is accusing GOP leadership of playing politics during negotiations with the president.</p><p>&nbsp;Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, is proposing to give President Obama sweeping power to, in effect, unilaterally increase the nation&rsquo;s debt limit to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations.</p><p>&nbsp;McCaskill, a Democrat, says McConnell&rsquo;s plan is purely political.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:01:20 +0000 Julie Bierach 1636 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill accusing GOP of playing politics