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The Debt Ceiling Looms Over Budget Showdown

NPR | Oct. 6, 2013 8:14 a.m.

Starting Oct. 17, the treasury will not be able to borrow money to pay the government’s bills unless Congress raises the debt ceiling. Some conservative Republicans see the debt ceiling as the best chance at making the president blink on Obamacare. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR’s White House correspondent, Scott Horsley, about the debt ceiling.

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