Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: GOP A Party Without A Plan

With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.


U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.


Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Even With Tax Hike, Illinois Still Has $4 Billion In Unpaid Bills

Despite raising the Illinois income tax 66 percent and implementing spending restraints, the state still has $4 billion in unpaid bills.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011