Idaho's U.S. House Reps. Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson joined 233 Republicans and 11 Democrats to reject Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to craft yet another debt-ceiling proposal. Saturday's vote was the latest example of partisanship that has gripped the nation's capitol. The House vote came even before the U.S. Senate had an opportunity to consider the measure.
Meanwhile, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner said they were in touch with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and were still confident that they could reach a debt deal before Tuesday's deadline.
"There is very little time," Obama told a national radio audience this morning, calling for an end to political gamemanship. "The time for compromise on behalf of the American people is now."