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Claire McCaskill
12:01 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

McCaskill accusing GOP of playing politics

Senator Claire McCaskill is accusing GOP leadership of playing politics during budget negotiations with the president.
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As budget talks continue in Washington, Sen. Claire McCaskill is accusing GOP leadership of playing politics during negotiations with the president.

 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’s debt limit to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations.

 McCaskill, a Democrat, says McConnell’s plan is purely political.

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