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Rotten: Matt Bevin Rips McConnell's Debt Ceiling Deal

The Hill:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is taking heat from Tea Party groups and his primary challenger for brokering a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
Matt Bevin, who is running against McConnell in the GOP primary in Kentucky, slammed him for "selling out conservatives."

"When the stakes are highest, Mitch McConnell can always be counted on to sell out conservatives," he said in a statement.

"McConnell just negotiated the GOP surrender to [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid [D-Nev.], leading the charge to give President Obama a blank check and lifting the debt ceiling once again without any spending reforms. Harry Reid has even praised McConnell for his 'cooperation,' " Bevin said.

Bevin said McConnell struck a "rotten" deal that is a "slap in the face to ordinary Kentuckians," and blasted it for not including changes to ObamaCare.

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Republicans blink

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republican leaders conceded defeat Wednesday in their budget fight with President Obama over the new health care law, agreeing to support a reopening of the government and a lifting of the nation’s borrowing authority in exchange for future budget negotiations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/us/congress-budget-debate....

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