Efforts to avoid federal default stall in Congress

Efforts in the United States to reach last-minute agreement to stave off a potentially disastrous federal default sagged today amid partisan discord and distrust, with the House taking a purely symbolic thumbs-down vote on a Democratic debt-ceiling plan and the Senate paralyzed in the face of the prospective filibuster.

Quote of the Day: “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody”

"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody." Herbert Bayard Swope (January 5, 1882 – June 20, 1958) was a U.S. editor, journalist and intimate of the Algonquin Round Table.