The Chatter: Nunn pleads guilty to murder; Federal debt negotiations slow

06/28/2011 09:16 AM

Former state representative Steve Nunn will serve the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the shooting death of his estranged girlfriend, Amanda Ross, in September 2009, the Herald-Leader reported this morning. .

Nunn accepted a plea deal and waived formal sentencing. He will serve a life sentence without parole.

Nunn, a longtime state lawmaker and 2003 candidate for governor, had been scheduled to go to trial in August.

Mum’s the word after debt meeting

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell didn’t drop any hints about the course of negotiations over raising the debt limit after leaving the White House on Monday evening, Politico reported. Budget

McConnell gave a preview of his message to President Barack Obama during a floor speech on the Senate yesterday. He said he would reject any plan that included additional raising taxes or closing tax loopholes.

While talks with vice president Joe Biden have identified two-thirds of the proposed $2.4 trillion in spending cuts, Obama and other congressional leaders are battling to figure out where the remaining cuts will be made.

Medicare reform, corporate tax subsidies and additional revenues are some of the factors being discussed to sole the national debt crisis.

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