Washington Nearing Deal On Debt Limit…What Will Tea Party Do?

From Politico

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says the White House and Hill Republicans are “very close” to a $3 trillion debt ceiling deal that would include a two-step process to approve an immediate hike in the nation’s borrowing power and a second vote later that would require two-thirds of Congress to disapprove of a new increase. The process, McConnell told CNN, would fulfill Obama’s demand that any deal take him “through the next election” and include a bipartisan commission to recommend new cuts and revenue enhancement that would report its findings by Thanksgiving.

McConnell added that he is “very, very close to being able … to recommend to my members that this is something that they ought to support.”

Will the Tea Party erupt in anger?  Spit on someone?  Craft more racist signs for the next rally?

Will Rush Limbaugh pop that little unit behind his ear out of his head like a turkey that is finished in the oven?

Stay tuned…

D.B. Cooper Case Has New Lead

The case of D. B. Cooper has baffled many for so long that it seems improbable any final answer will be known.

But then…

The FBI has what it calls “our most promising” lead to date for a suspect in the infamous 1971 D.B. Cooper case – the nation’s only unsolved commercial airplane hijacking.

The name of a man not previously investigated was given to the FBI, and an item that belongs to him was sent for fingerprint work at the agency’s Quantico, Va., forensic lab, agency spokeswoman Ayn Sandalo Dietrich told seattlepi.com Saturday.

A law enforcement colleague spoke with someone who may have a strong connection to Cooper, and that law enforcement staffer contacted the FBI, Sandalo Dietrich said.

“With any lead our first step is to assess how credible it is,” said Sandalo Dietrich, spokeswoman for the FBI’s Seattle office, where the Cooper evidence is kept. “Having this come through another law enforcement [agency], having looked it over when we got it – it seems pretty interesting.”