Lucky dozen lawmakers to tackle hard stuff on debt
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, approaches the podium Tuesday for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington after the Senate voted to pass debt legislation. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is at left, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is third from left.
WASHINGTON — The nation's bills are being paid and Congress has bolted the hothouse of Washington, one debt limit deadline beaten and another ahead for a dozen yet-to-be-named lawmakers.
They might want to hold off making Thanksgiving and Christmas plans.
For the six Republicans and six...