Sunday, July 3, 2011

Senate recess called off

WASHINGTON - The Senate canceled its planned July Fourth recess yesterday, but partisan divisions remained razor-sharp as the clock ticked on efforts to strike a deal to avoid a government default and trim huge federal deficits.

"Boo hoo, and we so wanted to attend one of the last Independence Day celebrations with our constituents. I guess we'll just have to stay here in fortress D.C."